As we approach the end of the year, we reach that time when we find ourselves overwhelmed by a legion of top-ten lists from all corners of the internet, some of which we may agree with and others which we may not, but they always make for a good topic of discussion. The American Film Institute have unveiled their annual top-ten lists of the best movies and TV shows of the past year, which includes THE IRISHMAN, JOKER, 1917, and more, as well as Chernobyl, Watchmen, Game of Thrones, and more on the TV side of things.
These films and programs have been deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image, and the AFI Awards is the only national program which honors creative teams as a whole, recognizing those in front of and behind the camera.
AFI’s Motion Pictures of the Year
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
AFI Television Programs of the Year
Game of Thrones
When They See Us
An AFI Special Award was also given to Bong Joon-ho’s PARASITE and Phoebe Waller-Bridge‘s Fleabag as they fall outside AFI’s criteria for American film and TV. Honorees will gather on January 3, 2020, for recognition at the annual AFI Awards private luncheon in Los Angeles, CA. Let us know what you think of both lists in the comments below as well as which films you think were snubbed, but keep in mind that the AFI’s list is restricted to U.S. made films.