‘Dark Knight Rises’ Lands On American Film Institute’s Top Movies Of 2012 List

The American Film Institute has unveiled its Top 10 Movies of 2012 list, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Although the organization doesn’t put the films into any discerning order, they do select the films they feel were the cream of the proverbial crop. You can find a complete list of winners towards the bottom of this very article.

Included on this year’s list is director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the final epic installment in his legendary Batman franchise. Although the movie is facing some stiff competition in the awards department, fans are keeping their fingers crossed that the flick could score an Oscar when all is said and done.

A number of movies featured on this year’s AFI Top 10 Movies list are strong contenders for Academy Awards. Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Kathyrn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained are all receiving quite a bit of Oscar buzz at the moment.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the organization has also compiled a list of 2012’s top television programs. Breaking Bad fans will be happy to know the beloved crime drama has found its way onto the list. HBO’s Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Louis C.K.’s Louie also made the cut.

Many feel that The Dark Knight Rises’ inclusion on the American Film Institute’s list suggests the superhero epic could be up for at least one Oscar at next year’s Academy Awards ceremony. In order to get people talking about the film’s chances, Warner Bros. has unleashed its “For Your Consideration” Dark Knight Rises poster.

A complete list of this year’s selections can be found below.

AFI Movies of the Year
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

AFI TV Programs of the Year
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad
Game Change
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Walking Dead

Do you think The Dark Knight Rises deserves to be on the American Film Institute’s Top Movies of 2012 list?

For Your Consideration