AFI Top 10 for 2012 includes 'Lincoln,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Dark Knight Rises'

christian-bale-anne-hathaway-dark-knight-rises.jpgA host of Oscar contenders -- and one blockbuster superhero movie -- made the American Film Institute's Top 10 movies of 2012.

The list includes several hopefuls for best picture at the Oscars, including "Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln," "Les Miserables" and "Argo." Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises," also made the the list, just as its predecessor "The Dark Knight" did four years ago.

The other honorees for 2012 are "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Silver Linings Playbook." The list honors only American-produced films, so a handful of others, including "Skyfall," "Anna Karenina and Oscar hopeful "Amour," weren't eligible.

The AFI also announced its Top 10 TV shows of 2012 on Monday; go here for the list.
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