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“Minari” and “Nomadland” lands on AFI’s top ten movies of the year

The American Film Institute released its annual list of their top ten films of the year and “Minari” and “Nomadland” landed on the list. According to IndieWire, the list is made from two juries comprised of academics, critics, and film professionals. The juries decide the top ten American films and the top ten American television shows in a year. Check out the top ten list for movies for 2020 below:

AFI Movies of the Year:

“Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix)

“Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (Netflix)

“Mank” (Netflix)

“Minari” (A24)

“Nomadland” (Searchlight)

“One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios)

“Soul” (Pixar/Disney)

“Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios)

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)

And the top ten American television shows for 2020.

AFI Television Programs of the Year

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Bridgerton” (Netflix)

“The Crown” (Netflix)

“The Good Lord Bird” (Showtime)

“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)

“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)

“Mrs. America” (FX)

“The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)

“Unorthodox” (Netflix)

Minari” is about a Korean immigrant family trying to make it in the United States in Arkansas in the nineties. The movie was directed by Lee Isaac Chung and stars Steven Yeun.

The movie “Nomadland” isn’t an Asian-American story but was directed by Chinese-American Chloe Zhao. The movie stars Frances McDormand and according to IMDB, the story is about a woman who loses everything in the Great Recession leading her to embark on a “journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.”

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