AFI Names Top Ten Movies of the Year

December 15, 2008 By:
AFI Names Top Ten Movies of the Year

The American Film Institute knows a thing or two about good movies. And they’ve just released their list for the top ten films of 2008. A 13-person jury deliberated over the weekend to decide on which films were the best of the year.

To qualify, the movie had to be a narrative fiction feature longer than 60 minutes "with significant creative and/or production elements from the United States."

According to Variety, AFI picked The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Frozen River, Gran Torino, Iron Man, Milk, Wall-E, Wendy and Lucy, and The Wrestler as the top ten.

We think this is a good mix of light films, and ones with a more in –depth story line. Do you think they got the list right? And speaking of top ten, AFI also named their favorites for television shows as well. In the top ten are: Breaking Bad, In Treatment, John Adams, Life, Lost, Mad Men, The Office, Recount, The Shield and The Wire.