The American Film Institute has named 'The Dark Knight' as one of the Top 10 movies of 2008.
Others in the list are political biopic 'Milk', animated fantasy 'Wall-E' and Brad Pitt's 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'.
Alongside the independent dramas 'Frozen River' and 'Wendy and Lucy', Clint Eastwood's 'Gran Torino' and comic book blockbuster 'Iron Man' also feature, reports BBC.
The list, which has been compiled by a panel of filmmakers, reviewers and academics, has been completed by 'Frost/Nixon' and 'The Wrestler'.
Unlike other awards bodies, the institute does not rank films or pick one as the year's best.
The filmmakers behind the AFI's Top 10 choices will be honoured at a luncheon on 9 January.