AFI Announces Top 10 Movies of 2010

December 12, 2010
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As award season inches closer, we will be seeing a lot of “top movie” lists and speculation about who will be acknowledged by the Academy next month. One of the most influential list is the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 best films of the year. For more info on who they picked, keep on reading!

I can’t say that film buffs would be particularly surprised by AFI’s top 10 movies, but you really can’t deny what the best films of the year were.

AFI announced their top 10 picks, along with two special honors. “The King’s Speech” (which is considered a foreign film) and “Waiting for Superman” (considered to be a documentary) received special nods from the panel for outstanding films because they did not meet the requirements for American movies on the list.

The list is in no particular order: “Black Swan”, The Social Network”, True Grit”, The Fighter”, “The Town”, “The Kids Are All Right”, “127 Hours”, “Winter’s Bone”, “Inception”, and “Toy Story 3”.

AFI is cutting is close with the movies they can consider 2010 films. “Black Swan” and “The Fighter” have only just begun limited showings, and “True Grit” has yet to even hit theaters. It doesn’t make these movies any less award worthy, since the buzz on these movies have been swirling for months thanks to advanced screenings.

AFI also announced their list of top television shows for the year, again mostly made up of critically acclaimed series and Emmy winners, though some new breakout shows did make the list. The panel at AFI is made up of film critics and industry experts.

What do you guys think of the AFI list of top 10 movies of 2010? Have you seen these films? Who do you think will end up being Oscar winners? Let us know by leaving us some comment love, and check out the trailer from “Black Swan” below!





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