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AFI Top Ten Movies of 2022 Announced!

Moments ago, the American Film Institute, better known as AFI, put out their movies and and television shows of the year lists. As always, there are snubs, with Babylon, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery among them (Netflix was shut out entirely), but it’s an eclectic list, to be sure. Take a look below.

Here is the AFI list for this year:

AFI Movies of the Year

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)
  • “Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Nope” (Universal Pictures)
  • “She Said” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Tár” (Focus Features)
  • “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “The Woman King” (Sony Pictures)
  • “Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

AFI Television Programs of the Year

  • “Abbott Elementary” (ABC)
  • “The Bear” (FX)
  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max)
  • “Mo” (Netflix)
  • “Pachinko” (Apple TV+)
  • “Reservation Dogs” (FX)
  • “Severance” (Apple TV+)
  • “Somebody Somewhere” (HBO)
  • “The White Lotus” (HBO)

AFI Special Award

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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