Top 10 Movies of the Year

13 Dec

…according to the America Film Institute, anyways!  Yesterday, the AFI presented its list of the top 10 movies of 2010, which are as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • The Kids are All Right
  • 127 Hours
  • The Social Network
  • The Town
  • Toy Story 3
  • True Grit
  • Winter’s Bone

The AFI also gave special awards to The King’s Speech (ineligible for the list because it’s a British film) and Waiting for Superman (ineligible as it’s a documentary).

According to Dave Karger from Entertainment Weekly, it’s very likely that the eventual Best Picture winner is on this list.  Looking at the past 5 years (2005-9), the AFI has had the eventual Best Picure winner on its top films list 3 out of the 5 times, in 2009 with The Hurt Locker, 2007 with No Country for Old Men and 2005 with Crash.  2008’s winner, Slumdog Millionaire and 2006’s winner, The Departed, weren’t included on the list in either respective year, although Slumdog wouldn’t have been eligible anyways as an Indian film.

So far, I have seen 5 of these 10 (and neither of the movies given special awards); what have you seen on this list?  Any early best picture predictions?

Also, be sure to check back here tomorrow for the Golden Globe nominees, which are often seen as another precursor to the Oscar nominees!

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