AFI Names ‘Dark Knight’ and ‘Iron Man’ Among 10 Best Flicks
On Sunday, the American Film Institute joined the growing list of top 10 lists, naming the best films of the year. Both Iron Man and The Dark Knight made the list, a first for the super-hero genre. The Dark Knight was also named the year’s best film by novelist Stephen King in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly.
To qualify for their list, films had to possess "significant creative and/or production elements from the United States." The movie and television lists were selected by a 13-person jury, according to Variety.
The rigid qualifications led the acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire from being considered. Other top 10ers left off this particular list include The Reader and Revolutionary Road.
AFI’s top 10, in alphabetical order:
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.
The AFI top 10 TV programs of the year, including series, telefilms and miniseries, are Breaking Bad, In Treatment, John Adams, Life, Lost, Mad Men, The Office, Recount, The Shield, and The Wire.