The American Film Institute had just announced their choice of top American films earlier today.
If you're wondering about some of the films being left out, the films considered would have to be American productions. Though not considered, "The Artist" would however be receiving a special award together with the entire “Harry Potter” film series.
The complete list of top ten films is as follow:
AFI’s Ten Films of the year
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
THE TREE OF LIFE