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The American Film Institute has chosen its Top 10 Films and Television shows of 2012. One of the biggest box office hits of the year, The Dark Knight Rises, makes the list, but the highest grossing film of the year, The Avengers does not. Argo, Life of Pi, Lincoln and Moonrise Kingdom are well-deserving, though not surprising inclusions. Rounding out the list is Beasts of the Southern Wild, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty. Notable exclusions include The Hunger Games, Skyfall, Looper and Prometheus. You can see the official announcement here.