Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty, Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic Lincoln and Christopher Nolan's superhero tale The Dark Knight Rises are among the American Film Institute's top-10 movies of the year.

Also on the AFI top-10 announced Monday:

The AFI also picked its top-10 television shows for the year:

  • American Horror Story;
  • Breaking Bad;
  • Game Change;
  • Game of Thrones;
  • Girls;
  • Homeland;
  • Louie;
  • Mad Men;
  • Modern Family;
  • The Walking Dead.

Creative ensembles for the films and TV shows will be honoured Jan. 11 at a luncheon in Los Angeles.