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AFI Names Top 10 Films of 2010

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 12, 2010 at 8:54AM

The American Film Institute announced its annual list of the ten best American films of the year. The complete list of this year's winners are below (as well as two films honored in special prizes), with "Blue Valentine," "Rabbit Hole," "Shutter Island" and "Somewhere" some of the most notable exclusions in a generally unsurprising list.
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The American Film Institute announced its annual list of the ten best American films of the year. The complete list of this year's winners are below (as well as two films honored in special prizes), with "Blue Valentine," "Rabbit Hole," "Shutter Island" and "Somewhere" some of the most notable exclusions in a generally unsurprising list.

AFI Films of the Year
"Black Swan," directed by Darren Aronofsky
"The Fighter," directed by David O. Russell
"Inception," directed by Christopher Nolan
"The Kids Are All Right," directed by Lisa Cholodenko
"127 Hours," directed by Danny Boyle
"The Social Network," directed by David Fincher
"The Town," directed by Ben Affleck
"Toy Story 3," directed by Lee Unkrich
"True Grit," directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
"Winter's Bone," directed by Debra Granik

AFI Special Awards
"The King's Speech," directed by Tom Hooper
"Waiting For 'Superman,'" directed by Davis Guggenheim

Check out last year's list here. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.