AFI names year's top films

Monday, December 15, 2003

— The animated fish tale "Finding Nemo" and the fantasy epic "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 movie picks for 2003.

The group's top 10 list announced Sunday ranged from such historical spectacles as Tom Cruise's "The Last Samurai" and Russell Crowe's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" to the intimate character studies "Lost in Translation" and "In America."

The list, which did not rank the 10 films, also included "American Splendor," "The Human Stain," "Mystic River" and "Monster."

The AFI also chose its top 10 television programs of the year: "Alias," "Angels in America," "Arrested Development," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Joan of Arcadia," "Nip/Tuck," "Playmakers," "Soldier's Girl," "24" and "The Wire."