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Get Out, Wonder Woman, The Florida Project Among 2017 American Film Institute (AFI) Top 10 films

American Film Institute’s top 10 films of 2017 are Get Out, The Post, Lady Bird, Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, The Shape of Water, The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Florida Project.

Probably one of the more predictable groups that announces a top 10 and always one of a handful that helps guide us to the eventual Oscar nominees. It’s very likely that 6-8 from that list will be Best Picture-nominated.

Last year, the group’s top 10 contained seven of Oscar’s eventual nine Best Picture nominees and gave us our first glimpse that Hacksaw Ridge would end up a top contender. This year has very little in the way of surprises. Some may feel Wonder Woman is but it’s one of the biggest success stories of the year and its place here is solid.

Here is a list of films that have made the Top 10s for Critics Choice (BFCA), the National Board of Review (NBR), and the American Film Institute (AFI) since the Best Picture expansion (Best Picture nominees in bold, winners have an asterisk):

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea


Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian

The Imitation Game



Inside Llewyn Davis
Saving Mr. Banks
12 Years a Slave*
The Wolf of Wall Street

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

The Artist* (*given “Special Award” by AFI since it wasn’t an American production)
The Descendents
The Tree of Life
War Horse

The Fighter
The King’s Speech*
 (*given “Special Award” since it wasn’t an American production)
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

The Hurt Locker*
Inglourious Basterds
A Serious Man
Up in the Air

Out of those 51 films, only six ended up missing a Picture nomination (The Town, Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks, Nightcrawler, Unbroken, Sully).

These are the 2017 films that have landed in the top 10 for NBR, BFCA and AFI.

Call Me By Your Name
Get Out
The Florida Project
Lady Bird
The Post

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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