Best Films of 2010 (That I saw)

The years almost over there were a lot of pretty good films that came out this year. Here are all of the movies I saw from 201o in the order of my preference.

Toy Story 3



Black Swan

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

127  Hours

Kick Ass

The Social Network

How to Train Your Dragon

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Shutter Island

The Town

Winter’s Bone

The Other Guys

Un Prophete


Get Him to the Greek


Iron Man 2

Despicable Me

Dinner for Schmucks

Youth In Revolt

Alice in Wonderland

Not so Good


She’s Out of My League

Robin Hood

2 thoughts on “Best Films of 2010 (That I saw)

  1. The worst year for film in the last 100 years!

    FWIW, my best 10 released theatrically in Australia.

    1. Up In The Air – The only brilliant film for the year. Reitman has now made three sensational comedies in a row. One of the best starts to a career in recent memory.

    2. Black Swan – Aronofsky’s most mature film to date. Brilliantly handled, super ambitious, visually enchanting and very original.

    3. The Hurt Locker – Tense, powerful and brilliantly realised. Interestingly Bigelow nails the male psyche better than male directors have been able to.

    4. The Ghost Writer – Just a cracking thriller. Well paced, fantastically written and extremely engrossing.

    5. Winter’s Bone – The best movies can help us understand the experiences of others, whose lifestyles are different to our own. This film takes us places we would only be willing to go in the movies. It features an unforgettable central performance and a heartrendering story.

    6. Invictus – I’m going to cop it for this one, but no film gave me such a buzz of inspiration and optimism. It will be criticised by some for factual errors, but like the great The Damned United from last year, these films are about ideas not facts. Don’t watch it as a historical film but one about the possibilities of harmony and tolerance.

    7. The Social Network – Beautifully crafted, well acted and crackingly well written. This may well be the smartest movies of the year, but while I appreciated it’s elements as a whole it didn’t impress me as much as others. I just didn’t care about the characters or take anything from the experience.

    8. Toy Story 3 – Loved the first 2. Thought this one had superb moments, but the middle part in the day care centre didn’t work as well as the effective beggining and wonderful ending.

    9. Animal Kingdom – Easily our best film for the year. Good storytelling, great performances and just well made.

    10. The Kids Are All Right – I’m a sucker for a well-written and acted ensemble piece about the inner dynamics of a disfunctional family. Good film.

    Other worth noting: Somewhere, Please Give, The Town, The American, Shutter Island and Salt

    • nice list. I saw Winter’s Bone last week while I was staying with my grandparents in Tennessee and it really reminded me of the area, I think it does capture that lifestyle really well. I haven’t seen “The Kids Are Alright” yet but I want to.

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