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AFI Names Best Films Of 2011

December 12th, 2011 8:34am EST

The Girl With The Dragon TattooThe Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The institution has announced its top 10 films of the last 12 months, picked by a panel of industry experts including a number of former studio bosses, Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, and movie historian Leonard Maltin.

Other films to make the list include George Clooney's critically-acclaimed The Descendants, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, War Horse, Hugo and two Brad Pitt films - Moneyball and The Tree Of Life.

In the TV section, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire and Game Of Thrones were among the shows named AFI TV Programs of the Year.

Special Awards for outstanding achievement were given to the Harry Potter franchise and silent film The Artist.

The Help

Bridesmaids

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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