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Hollywood honour for Munich film
Steven Spielberg
Spielberg's film is released around the world in January
Steven Spielberg's Munich, about the killing of 11 Israeli atheletes at the 1972 Olympics, has been named among the films of the year by a Hollywood body.

Munich joined oil industry thriller Syriana in the American Film Institute's 10 best films of 2005.

Other films honoured included Brokeback Mountain, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, King Kong, Crash, and A History of Violence.

The Squid and The Whale, Good Night And Good Luck and Capote rounded off the institute's list.

A jury of film professionals picked the list, while a separate jury of TV professionals picked a list of 10 TV programmes.

They included Lost, Battlestar Galactica and 24.

The institute's chief executive, Jean Picker Firstenberg, said: "AFI is proud to honour these 20 collaborative teams.

"As the institute recognises and celebrates excellence across the century, they will be part of the record that documents America's enduring cultural legacy."

The teams behind each film and TV programme will be honoured at an awards ceremony on 13 January.

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