The American Film Institute (AFI) is a non-profit organization that helps preserve important American films. They’ve released many special lists over the years, such as the Top 100 Movies, Top 100 Thrills, Top 100 Laughs, and so on.
Each year the AFI pick their Top 10 movies of the year list, which they hold an awards event for every January. Elvis, The Fabelmans, and Everything Everywhere All at Once made the 2022 list, along with a few surprises like She Said, Nope and Top Gun: Maverick.
For 2023 the AFI has mostly played it safe with their picks and nothing on the list is that much of a surprise.
You’ve got the trifecta of Barbie, Oppenheimer and Killers of the Flower Moon, which are all sure to clean up at the Golden Globes, Oscars and every other awards ceremony next year.
The Holdovers also made the cut as did two Netflix films – Maestro and May December.
Here is the complete AFI Top 10 movies of 2023 list.
- American Fiction
- The Holdovers
- Killers of the Flower Moon
- May December
- Past Lives
- Poor Things
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Where to watch the Top 10 movies on AFI’s list
Except for American Fiction, which hasn’t opened in theatres yet, and Poor Things, which just hit theatres this week, all the movies on the AFI Top 10 of 2023 list are available to watch at home on streaming services.
Barbie starts streaming on Crave on December 15. You can watch Killers of the Flower Moon, Oppenheimer, Past Lives and The Holdovers on VOD platforms. Killers of the Flower Moon will also be streaming on Apple TV+ soon.
May December premiered on Netflix Canada December 2, and Maestro streams on Netflix Canada on December 20.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse debuts on Crave on December 22.
Barbie, Oppenheimer and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse are also all available on 4K Blu-ray.
AFI’s Top 10 TV shows of 2023
The AFI also releases a list of the Top 10 American TV shows of the year. Here is what made it for 2023:
- Abbott Elementary
- The Bear
- Jury Duty
- The Last of Us
- The Morning Show
- Only Murders in the Building
- Poker Face
- Reservation Dogs
Abbott Elementary, The Bear, Only Murders in the Building and Reservation Dogs are all available to watch on Disney+ Canada.
Poker Face is a Peacock show and isn’t available in Canada on any streaming services. Find out how you can subscribe to Peacock in Canada if you want to stream it.
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Photo credit: American Fiction, courtesy Amazon MGM Studios and The Holdovers, courtesy Focus Features.