AFI’s 100 MOST INSPIRING FILMS OF ALL TIME AFI’s (American Film Institute)100 Years…100 Cheers is a list of the 100 most inspiring films of all time. These 100 movies inspire us, encourage us to make a difference and send us from the theatre with a greater sense of possibility and hope for the future. A jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians selected the classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring James Stewart, as the most inspiring movie of all time ROCKY-AFI The films that make up AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers were originally announced in a three-hour special television event which aired on CBS on June 14, 2006 with commentary from many of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and filmmakers, including Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier, Mickey Rooney and Steven Spielberg.