‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Make AFI Top 10 List

'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Make AFI Top 10 List

Most of the top awards contenders are honored, including “12 Years a Slave,” “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and more

“12 Years a Slave,” “Gravity,” “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” have made the American Film Institute's list of 2013's best films, the AFI announced on Monday.

Also on the list: “Her,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Captain Phillips,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “Fruitvale Station.”

The AFI film list, which is chosen by juries of professionals chaired by Tom Pollock, included most of the films considered the strongest contenders in this year's awards race. While both David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Martin Scorsese‘s “Wolf of Wall Street” were latecomers to the race that missed out on some critics awards, both landed on the AFI list.

Also read: 2013 Critics’ Awards Winners: The Complete List – NY, LA, Boston

Among the awards hopefuls missing from the list were “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “August: Osage County,” “Rush,” “All Is Lost,” “Blue Jasmine” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”

Last year, eight of the nine Oscar Best Picture nominees, including winner “Argo,” also made the AFI list. Only “Amour” was nominated by the Oscars but not recognized by the AFI – but it was ineligible for the latter group's list because it was foreign-made.

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The AFI's list of the 10 best television shows, which were chosen by a jury chaired by Rich Frank, included Emmy winner “Breaking Bad,” as well as “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “Veep.”

Also: “The Americans,” “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men,” “Masters of Sex,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Scandal.”

Awards for the top films and television shows will be presented at a luncheon on Jan. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
12 YEARS A SLAVE
AMERICAN HUSTLE
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
FRUITVALE STATION
GRAVITY
HER
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
NEBRASKA
SAVING MR. BANKS
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
THE AMERICANS
BREAKING BAD
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD WIFE
HOUSE OF CARDS
MAD MEN
MASTERS OF SEX
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
SCANDAL
VEEP

  • JoeS

    A very boring safe list. Would like to have seen at least ONE out of the box selection. Just one?

    • MSJ

      Those are good movies listed there.

      But it needs something like Spring Breakers, which was in the Top 10 of a recent list in an influential French film magazine (and one of 3 American films in it as I recall).

  • DolphinGirl

    Missing from the list? Justified.