10 December 2012 4:07 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

The annual unveiling of the AFI Top Ten List, which began in 2000 or 2001 as I recall, was originally an interesting effort to have a diverse prestigious panel select the ten key American films of the year. It, like most other year end lists, quickly morphed into something like a gratuitious press release celebrating everyone's favorite awards-buzzing titles (+ 1 requisite blockbuster). Now, they'll even cheat and include British movies. Les Miz is a British musical about France and was directed by a Brit and stars mostly British and Australian actors. I'm pretty sure that if someone lied to the panel and told them Michael Haneke was secretly born in Hawaii before being whisked off to Wiener Neustadt, Austria they would have found a way to include Amour too!

AFI Movies Of The Year

Argo, Beasts Of The Southern WildThe Dark Knight RisesDjango Unchained, Les MISÉRABLES

Life Of Pi, Lincoln, Moonrise Kingdom, »

- NATHANIEL R

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