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:
- Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis drama Argo;
- Benh Zeitlin's low-budget hit Beasts of the Southern Wild;
- Quentin Tarantino's slavery saga Django Unchained;
- Tom Hooper's Victor Hugo musical Les Misérables;
- Ang Lee's shipwreck story Life of Pi;
- Wes Anderson's first-love romance Moonrise Kingdom;
- David O. Russell's misfit love story Silver Linings Playbook.
The AFI also picked its top-10 television shows for the year:
- American Horror Story;
- Breaking Bad;
- Game Change;
- Game of Thrones;
- 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.