AFI’s Top 10 includes two ‘toons

The American Film Institute has released its annual list of 10 notable films:

The Hangover
The Hurt Locker
The Messenger
Precious: Based On The Novel “Push” By Sapphire
A Serious Man
A Single Man
Up In The Air

While none of the movies with “9” in the title made it — 9, NINE, or DISTRICT 9 — the two “UP” movies did and so did the two “A [Blank] MAN.”

CORALINE and UP are both animated — one Henry Selick’s much-praised stop-motion 3D adaptation of the Neil Gaiman book, the other from Pixar. As CGI makes actual filmmaking more and more like animation, it seems that any stigma attached to the process is quickly disappearing.



  1. Well, I have seen 10% of the 10 notable films. Up.
    Hmm, so what about Julienning With Julie/Julia? Oh, not enough CGI.

  2. Another comic-related movie top 10: Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers named “A History of Violence” as one of his top 10 films of the decade:

    “The Incredibles” made his list, as well.

  3. Star Trek should be on that list.

  4. Joseph says:

    The Hangover is the odd man out for me, doesn’t seem to belong with the rest of those movies. I thought it was funny enough, but top 10 of the year?

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