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America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres
The genres are Animation, Romantic Comedy, Western, Sports, Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Gangster, Courtroom Drama, and Epic. From the American Film Institute.
American Film Institute (AFI): AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Notable films.
American Library Association (ALA): Most Frequently Challenged Books
Includes: Top Ten Challenged Authors 1990-2004, Most Challenged Books of 21st Century (2000-2005), 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990-2000, Top 100 Challenged Books 1990-1999, Top 100 Challenged Books 2000-2007.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Seven Wonders of the Modern World
Best Car Lists and Ratings
Bestsellers
Billboard: Top Music Albums and Performers by Genre
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Billboard Charts Archive
View lists of popular songs and singers / bands / music recording artists by decade (from the 1950s to the present).
Book Lists
Suggested readings, "best" and "greatest" works, awarded books, bestsellers, literary and thematic lists, celebrity selections, and more.
CNN: Greatest Athletes of All Time
Factmonster: The Best-Selling Children's Books of All Time
Factmonster: Millennium Milestones: The 100 Most Significant Events of the Last Thousand Years
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI): The Most Wanted
Forbes Lists
Includes: "Top Earning CEOs, The World's Billionaires, The 400 Richest Americans, Forbes 2000, 200 Best Small Companies, 400 Best Big Companies, America's Largest Private Companies, Stocks and Charities, Cities, Schools and Colleges, Careers, World's Biggest Companies," businesses and corporations, and more.
Great Buildings
Search or browse the greatest buildings and architecture throughout history.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century
"How many of the 20th century's greatest engineering achievements will you use today? A car? Computer? Telephone? Explore our list of the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world." From National Academy of Engineering.
Guiness Book of World Records
IGN: Top 100 Video Games of All Time
IMDb Top 250 Movies
Most popular films as voted on by the Internet Movie Database users.
The International Association of Athletics Federations
"Founded as the world governing body for the sport of track and field Athletics... to fulfill the need for a world governing authority, for a competition program, for standardized technical equipment and for a list of official World records." Click on "Records & Lists."
IPC Athletics Records
From the International Paralympic Committee.
Listology
Create, view, or vote on unofficial lists.
Modern Library: 100 Best Nonfiction
Modern Library: 100 Best Novels
The Nation's Largest Libraries: A Listing by Volumes Held
"This fact sheet lists the top 100 largest libraries in the United States by volumes held." From the American Library Association (ALA).
The 100 Greatest Movie Characters
Brief information on each film characters (and the corresponding actor / actress). From Empire Magazine.
The 100 Greatest Non-Fiction Books
"After keen debate at the Guardian's books desk, this is our list of the very best factual writing, organised by category, and then by date." Categories include: Art, Biography, Culture, Environment, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Memoir, Mind, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Religion, Science, Society, and Travel.
The 100 Most Important American Musical Works of the 20th Century
National Public Radio (NPR): 100 Best Characters in Fiction Since 1900
Popular Baby Names
From 1880 to 2009. Provided by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).
Rankopedia
Create, view, or vote on unofficial lists.
Science Channel: 100 Greatest Discoveries: The Big 100
Categories include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Evolution, Genetics, Medicine, Physics.
Snopes: 25 Hottest Urban Legends
TIME Lists
Lists include Person of the Year; Worst Cars; TIME 100, Top 10 and more. From TIME Magazine.

TIME's lists include:
Best Blogs of 2013
Previous years: 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.
Best 50 Websites of 2013
Previous years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.
Person of the Year (2013)
Earlier years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.
Time 100 (2013)
Meet the most influential people in the world. They are artists and activists, reformers and researchers, heads of state and captains of industry. Their ideas spark dialogue and dissent and sometimes even revolution." Previous years: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
The Top 10 Everything of 2013
Previous years: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007.
Top Web Searches, Websites, Blogs, and Trends
Alexa, Google, StumbleUpon and more.
U.S. News: Best Lists
America's Best Graduate Schools, America's Best Colleges, America's Best High Schools, World's Best Colleges and Universities, Best Cars and Trucks, Best Hospitals, Best Health Insurance Plans, Best Nursing Homes, Best Places to Retire, America's Best Leaders, Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

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