AFI’s Top Films and TV of 2021 Include ‘Dune,’ ‘Power of the Dog, and ‘Succession’

The American Film Institute’s annual lists showcasing the top 10 movies and TV shows of the year always include multiple awards frontrunners, and this year is no exception.

The two juries — which are a mix of critics, academics, and film professionals — always celebrate the best of American cinema and television.

The jury awarded three Special Awards this year, to Kenneth Branagh’s festival hit “Belfast” (from the U.K.), Netflix’s global blockbuster “Squid Game” (from South Korea) and Searchlight documentary “Summer of Soul…(Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised).”Last year, Lin-Manuel Hamilton’s Disney+ adaptation of Broadway smash “Hamilton” earned a special award; rookie feature director Miranda’s “Tick, Tick, Boom” landed on the Top Ten Films list along with movies from lauded veterans Adam McKay, Paul Thomas Anderson, Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion, Joel Coen, and Steven Spielberg, as well as relative newcomers

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