AFI's Best Movies, TV of 2009

From The Hangover to The Messenger, AFI jury chooses its faves
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2009 10:19 AM CST
AFI's Best Movies, TV of 2009
Gabourey Sidibe in a scene from "Precious."   (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Anne Marie Fox)

Two men—one Serious, one Single—made it into the American Film Institute’s 10th annual selections for Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of the Year. The top 10 films:

  • Coraline
  • The Hangover
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Messenger
  • Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
  • A Serious Man
  • A Single Man
  • Sugar
  • Up
  • Up in the Air

The top 10 TV programs:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Big Love
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Glee
  • Mad Men
  • Modern Family
  • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Party Down
  • True Blood
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