AFI's list of the top ten in the Fantasy genre go like this:
1. The Wizard Of Oz
2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. It's A Wonderful Life
4. King Kong(1933)
5. Miracle on 34th Street
6. Field Of Dreams
8. Groundhog Day
9. The Thief of Baghdad(1924)
And behold there was parsing....since E.T. is of course "Sci-Fi" and Fantasia is of course "Animation" and Sleepless In Seattle is of course "CRAP". And what about The Killing Fields? I'm kidding, please don't write letters, thank you. But seriously where is The Neverending Story? Okay, I'm still kidding.
This is a predictable list of movies except for maybe Field Of Dreams which ironically has scenes of Harvey in it. I haven't seen the silent version of The Thief of Baghdad with Douglas Fairbanks but I've heard it is very good. I have seen the 1940 version which is good, but unfortunately did NOT make this list which prevents me from delving into it and trying to look really really smart. Sorry.
I am a bit surprised that Big made the list but Buckaroo Banzai, Time Bandits, the first half of The Explorers, Conan The Barbarian, The Beastmaster, Clash of the Titans, D.A.R.Y.L., Tron, Cloak and Dagger, Innerspace, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Legend, Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal, Vice Versa, Mannequin, Splash, Starman, Teen Wolf, Dreamscape, Who Framed Roger Rabitt?, Young Sherlock Holmes, Willow, and Desperately Seeking Susan did NOT make the list!! They could have made it work with a few ties.
Seriously though, is it not a shame that The Princess Bride wasn't chosen over Big at least? That is obviously one of the best films in this genre in modern movie history. However, I don't want to miss the fact that Groundhog Day has been given it's due- great movie and it only gets better with age!