The American Film Institute have announced their Top 10 movies of 2012. It’s been a record-breaking year for blockbuster movies, with the likes of The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and The Hunger Games all having a significant impact on US Box office takings. Ticket sales don’t always guarantee you a place in the AFI Top 10 though, as you’ll see here.

Here’s the list, in alphabetical order, you can watch trailers for all of AFI’s favourite movies of 2012 on our site:


Beasts of the Southern Wild

The Dark Knight Rises

Django Unchained

Les Miserables

Life Of Pi


Moonrise Kingdom

Silver Linings Playbook

Zero Dark Thirty

In a statement on their website, AFI write “AFI Awards records each year's most outstanding achievements in film and television. The honorees-only gathering is the only form of national recognition that honors the creative ensemble as a whole – those in front of and behind the camera – and is popular with talent because there are no winners or losers… AFI will honor the creative ensembles for each of these movie and TV programs at an invitation-only luncheon on Friday, January 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.”

What do you make of AFI’s list? Do you think it’s fair that they’ve snubbed some of the year’s biggest selling movies? Or should we simply be grateful to see Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie in there; is this a sign that he might finally get his hands on an Oscar?