These are the top 10 films of the year, according to the American Film Institute

'Soul', 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom' and 'Da 5 Bloods' are among the titles to make the cut

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The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced its top 10 films of the year, including Pixar's jazz-themed Soul and two of Chadwick Boseman's final films: the August Wilson adaptation Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Spike Lee's Vietnam drama Da 5 Bloods, both of which are Netflix productions.

Netflix featured heavily in AFI's list, and took up four positions on the list including David Fincher's Citizen Kane origin story Mank and Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Amazon, too, got two spots with the hearing loss drama Sound of Metal, with Riz Ahmed and Regina King's One Night in Miami ...

Chloe Zhao's awards and festival favourite Nomadland with Frances McDormand was also named an honouree in advance of its cinematic release in the coming weeks, as was Minari, with Steven Yeun, which opens in the US on Friday, February 12.

The American Film Institute also selected Warner Bros' Black Panther Party film Judas and the Black Messiah, which will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday.

The AFI also named its top 10 television shows, including Netflix's The Queen's Gambit, the Disney+ phenomenon The Mandalorian and Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso.

The selection jury included filmmakers Rian Johnson and Lulu Wang. The group also included a special citation for Hamilton.

In lieu of the annual luncheon celebrating the honourees, AFI will hold a virtual benediction on Friday, February 26, which will be streamed on YouTube and the AFI website.

Here are the AFI's top 10 lists in full:

Films of the Year

Da 5 Bloods

Judas and the Black Messiah

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom




One Night in Miami


Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Television Shows of the Year

Better Call Saul


The Crown

The Good Lord Bird

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Mrs. America

The Queen’s Gambit

Ted Lasso