You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AFI names top 10 in film, TV

Institute offers window into competitive year

Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television.

“Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero Dark Thirty” will be honored at the AFI Awards luncheon Jan. 11.

On the TV side, the 10 honorees are “American Horror Story,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game Change,” “Game of Thrones,” “Girls,” “Homeland,” “Louie,” “Mad Men,” “Modern Family” and “The Walking Dead.”

“Mad Men” has set a record by making its fifth appearance on the AFI Awards list.

Among the eligible movies omitted in the AFI film list were “Flight,” “The Master,” “Promised Land,” “The Sessions” and “Skyfall.”

Top 10 Films:

ARGO

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

DJANGO UNCHAINED

LES MISÉRABLES

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

MOONRISE KINGDOM

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

ZERO DARK THIRTY

Top 10 TV shows:

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

BREAKING BAD

GAME CHANGE

GAME OF THRONES

GIRLS

HOMELAND

LOUIE

MAD MEN

MODERN FAMILY

THE WALKING DEAD

More Scene

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    Putting its domestic spin on this year’s screen kudos, the American Film Institute has unveiled its roster of 10 movies of the year, along with a companion list for television. “Argo,” “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Zero […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content