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What to Watch: The Lists for the AFI Awards 2013

Wondering how to spend precious cinema/television/couch potato time? The American Film Institute is there for you, having announced its official selections of AFI Awards 2013, the 10 movies and 10 television programs it thinks everyone should check out.

For Washington viewers, the television list shows a significant interest in capital doings, with four of the 10 taking place, fictionally at least, in D.C.: “The Americans,” “House of Cards,” “Scandal” and “Veep.”

The movie list doesn’t have a Washington flick per se, although it’s certainly one that contains its fair share of issues of interest to the political set, particularly “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips” “Fruitvale Station” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Here are the lists:

AFI Movies of the Year:

  1. 12 Years a Slave
  2. American Hustle
  3. Captain Phillips
  4. Fruitvale Station
  5. Gravity
  6. Her
  7. Inside Llewyn Davis
  8. Nebraska
  9. Saving Mr. Banks
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street

AFI TV Programs of the Year:

  1. The Americans
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Game of Thrones
  4. The Good Wife
  5. House of Cards
  6. Mad Men
  7. Masters of Sex
  8. Orange is the New Black
  9. Scandal
  10. Veep

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