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Best Films of 2010

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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
Casino Jack (2010)
Spacey plays Abramoff sliminess pretty well, then again it is Spacey playing a bad guy. I actually prefer the documentary about the same story, "Casino Jack and the United States of Money". And it's funny because the documentary will actually make this dramatic telling better because you know this man is for real. The "based on a true story" at the beginning just isn't enough for the astounding tale.
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People who added this item 727 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Green Zone (2010)
Damon and Greengrass back at it again with less stellar results.
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People who added this item 824 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4


A small comedy with small laughs throughout
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People who added this item 1353 Average listal rating (807 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 267 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Conviction (2010)
Swank gives a presence of a made-for-TV movie from the 90s but the direction and supporting cast make up for it. Plus the editing helps make this not so conventional and predictable.
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People who added this item 1211 Average listal rating (792 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Cruise and Diaz seem like an obvious pairing at this point in their careers. They have fun chemistry and the comedy is there in parts where the action is the almost always.

The only thing new about this movie is the pairing otherwise the story is not fresh, the action isn't memorable and the characters are pretty cliche.
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People who added this item 981 Average listal rating (632 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
A big comedy with few big laughs and questionable ones throughout
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People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1


Essentially no dialogue from Vincent Gallo works because the action and cinematography make up for it and create a tense landscape of storytelling.
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People who added this item 174 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
A strangely organized indie film with stranger characters that is at times funny and other times downright sad.
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People who added this item 615 Average listal rating (414 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Centurion (2010)
This sword-clinging, decapitating film is a nicely paced non-bloated epic-style actioner. Fassbender and Cunningham are in their element and the cinematography is noteworthy.
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People who added this item 340 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Fair Game (2010)
Naomi Watts is superb in the flat paced recounting of a real-life infuriating situation which came after a horrific event.
Sean Penn, eh.
Director Doug Liman shows his chops, he will later go on to direct better movies like "Edge of Tomorrow" and "American Made".
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People who added this item 667 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Leap Year (2010)
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People who added this item 1624 Average listal rating (1103 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
RED (2010)
Mirren can shoot

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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4


Hoffman tries directing and it's not all good, like his brilliant acting. It's a nice little story with bad pacing and sense of direction.
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Interesting dialogue, droll humor, and not a good-looking person in sight.
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People who added this item 438 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Beautiful, inventive animation told in a gripping story refreshingly NOT lead by a celebrity cast (with the exception of Brendan Gleason)
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It's a bit assuming and disoriented in the first act of this long part one of the finale, but it brings us many memorable scenes along the way.
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Middle Men (2010)


Actually a pretty well-rounded interesting true story of idiots and good people getting very lucky... and very unlucky.

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Great editing, visuals and soundtrack to an essential example of the American dream and how we can get lost in it.
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People who added this item 4652 Average listal rating (3026 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
A visual treat with a wild cast of characters but the flow and script are lacking an by the end you have had enough.
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People who added this item 598 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Monsters (2010)
If you're looking for a lot of special effects and monsters you might be disappointed in this movie.
It takes a brilliant queue from 'Jaws' in how it conjures fear through the monsters' presence.
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People who added this item 861 Average listal rating (502 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Chloe (2010)


Sexy but a little messy and no doubt entertaining, with the perverted Egoyan at the helm.
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People who added this item 402 Average listal rating (245 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Greenberg (2010)
Baumbach's script and Stiller's acting make a combined neurosis that may be funny but somewhat un-fulfilling.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.9
An ominous ode to old Georgia set to a stoic storyteller and beautiful landscapes
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People who added this item 834 Average listal rating (598 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Unstoppable (2010)
Wait... Tony Scott directing Denzel Washington? Nooooo Waaaaay!
Thankfully they prove, once again, they are an entertaining team.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
An unveiling of events and people behind the many generations of the argument behind what should be done with The Barnes Foundation and its collection of art worth billions of dollars.
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People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Room in Rome (2010)


A beautiful one-location-only film about love and life. Julio Medem proves, once again, he can direct sensual moments artistically and intelligently.

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People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (459 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Hereafter (2010)


Eastwood's tale of tsunami and connection wants to be epic and emotional...
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Waste Land (2010)
A really cool idea and good enough execution as a doc.
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People who added this item 719 Average listal rating (402 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
Somewhere (2010)
A look into the life of an uninterested actor who is also an uninvested father. Coppola avoids the traditional narrative and lets us experience his life, whether we like it or not.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
A well-done insight into the story of Tillman which serves as a great example of how governments care more about their agenda/propaganda than the lives of their soldiers and their families.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (217 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
MacGruber (2010)
Phenomenally ridiculous.

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An adventure doc that inspires and educates. Johnson's dialogue mixed with the other Johnson's music proves a winning combination.
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People who added this item 744 Average listal rating (484 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Actually pretty damn funny.
Nice to finally see a decent Hall & Oates cover band.
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People who added this item 1878 Average listal rating (1240 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
TRON: Legacy (2010)


I'm glad I gave this movie a second chance, it's not too bad. Visual Effects are second to none but the low grade acting distracts from the beautiful visuals at times.

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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.1
I put this on as background, to learn a bit here and there, but ended up being enormously surprised. It's a very well put-together documentary about a crazy epidemic concerning all of Australia and something the rest of the world can be weary of.
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People who added this item 2718 Average listal rating (1846 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Tangled (2010)
Disney has finally proven they can make a decent CG movie without Pixar.
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People who added this item 1277 Average listal rating (792 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Benning is great in this and Ruffalo plays laid-back cool guy like no other... hell the casting was solid all around... except for Julianne Moore. Once again she ruins the chance for a movie to be great.

Why do people like her? I can't believe any of her acting!
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Gorgeous animation makes this a pleasure to watch. I will admit, it was a little tough following the characters, as they are owls and that's, well, different. This tells me a second viewing might prove this to be an even better movie...
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People who added this item 877 Average listal rating (593 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Buried (2010)
the answer is 'Yes'. You can hold my attention when all that is shot is a dude in a box.
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One of the best sports documentaries, brilliantly intertwining sports and politics. I look at the World Cup a whole new way now.
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People who added this item 1129 Average listal rating (703 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Winter's Bone (2010)


A bare-bones wintery tale that has a heart as cold as the title. Jennifer Lawrence is a promising young actress.

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People who added this item 719 Average listal rating (434 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Switch (2010)
Aniston is likable as always and Bateman might have turned in the best performance I've seen from him. Oh and that kid is so damn cute. Too bad the cinematography is crap. I know it's a comedy but it was difficult to watch.
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People who added this item 846 Average listal rating (548 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1318 Average listal rating (800 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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A solid ending to the Swedish trilogy and it gets me pumped to see watch Fincher does with the material next year...
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Enraging, heartbreaking, and inspiring
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People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Biutiful (2010)


It's funny boring but accurate the title of this film is.

Bardem is exceptional in Inarritu's most intimate and simple film to date.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2011
Updated August 2018
Films Seen: 158

Another great year for film! People seemed to be negative about 2010 films; but if you give them a chance there's a lot of gold out there, especially if you like documentaries.

Here is the top 100:

Enjoy!




Also-Seen:
Rated 6/10

Let Me In
Howl
The Killer Inside Me
Shrek Forever After
Catfish
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
The Square
Secretariat
The Thorn in the Heart
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time
Jack-Ass 3D
Salt
ESPN Films 30 for 30: Winning Time
Two in the Wave
Paranormal Activity 2
Little Fockers
Marwencol
O Estranho Caso de Angélica
How Do You Know?
I Am Love
Vincere
Stone
2012: Time for Change
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Carbon Nation
South of the Border
Babies
The Warrior's Way
Hot Tub Time Machine
Drugs, Sex & Rock & Roll
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Crazies
Piranha
The Garden of Eden
And Everything is Going Fine
Frozen
The Expendables
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Timer
Cleanflix
Rated 5/10
Life as We Know It
The Karate Kid
Edge of Darkness
Machete Maidens Unleashed!
I Love You, Phillip Morris
American Grindhouse
From Paris with Love
Tales from the Script
Cop Out
Gulliver’s Travels
Cherry
The Good Guy
Come Undone
Devil
Rated 4/10
Valentine's Day
Love Ranch
The Yellow Handkerchief
Great Directors
Rated 3/10
Bloomington
Elena Undone
Grown Ups
Rated 2/10
The Search for Santa Paws
Killers
The Last Airbender
Rated 1/10
Nude Nuns with Big Guns
Twelve Thirty




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