Year in Review 2010
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Top 25 User-Rated Movies of 2010

Here's our list of our top 25 movies for 2010, as rated by users of the IMDb. These rankings were not based upon critical assessments or box-office performance but the actual ratings by more than 100 million unique monthly users of IMDb.com; the films listed below all received at least 5,000 votes by users. You can also see the Top 25 STARmeter rankings for 2010.

25. Unthinkable

Our users say: "This is the sort of film that gets you thinking about your own moral grounds... how far would you have gone in order to save 1000s of lives. The story is simple, realistic and very current which makes it really efficient...While enjoyable is probably not a good word to describe this film, it is surely memorable and impressive. "
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24. Red

Our users say: "With the exception of Willis, the cast is made up of actors who have no business waving guns around. Helen Mirren was an inspired choice.... Flower-arranging OAP on the outside and bad-ass hit-woman on the inside, Mirren is strangely suited to action. "
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23. Iron Man 2

Our users say: "Whatever was good in the first movie is carried on in true sequel fashion. The acting and chemistry among the cast is definitely the highlight of the whole film...the script is just littered with witty banter, intelligent jokes and a good number of "Easter eggs" for the long time comic book fans."
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22. Megamind

Our users say: "The comedic moments work because they really are funny. The serious moments work because they have genuine heart - they balance solemn with sweet with sad, all without losing that honest streak that ties them together. When Megamind hurts, you truly feel his pain...it definitely serves to further your emotional investment in the movie. "
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21. Unstoppable

Our users say: "Tony Scott makes the most of a simple premise to deliver a relentlessly exciting action movie that plays like Speed on tracks... you get the story of two men, folks like you and I, who display an outstanding act of heroism when faced with imminent danger. Precisely because they are so relatable, Unstoppable becomes so much more gripping,"
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20. Easy A

Our users say: "Just saw this with my daughter who is 13. She has just recently seen all the John Hughes '80s movies and said it felt just like one of them. I couldn't agree more - great direction and just a hint of a wacky feel to it. Realistic, fun and interesting normal parents that don't take the world too seriously and want to be there for their kid."
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19. Machete

Our users say: "Machete loves to poke fun at itself and its ridiculous concepts, with characters questioning certain events in the movie, realizations that everything is insane, and an awesome B-movie touch that graces the opening of the end credits. Machete is Robert Rodriguez's most enjoyable and best film to date."
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18. Let Me In

Our users say: "For those who love Let The Right One In... fear not. And for those reluctant to watch a Swedish horror film, know that you can watch Let Me In and not miss a bit of the story. Certainly there are some different artistic choices. But the story is the same and it is the story that is the important part." More user comments

17. Four Lions

Our users say: "...Chris Morris' 'Four Lions' shows that no subject can escape comic scrutiny; humour always seems to find the ability to expose the ridiculous in otherwise appalling situations. This satirical black comedy vents its disgust at the pseudo-morality of suicide bombing, whilst managing to portray its terrorists with an affection that allows the audience an unexpected emotional attachment...."
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16. The Kids Are All Right

Our users say: "Costing a meagre $4m to make, this is storytelling at its finest. No fancy camera work, no ostentatious editing; just good old-fashioned acting, with an emotive story to bolster the performances... it's clear that this is already one of this year's most scintillating films and I think it will come to be viewed as one of the decade's best."
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15. Winter's Bone

Our users say: "Winter's Bone is a rich, satisfying film that more than deserves the accolades it has been receiving. Though it is stylized, it has an authenticity derived from using local residents as actors and from the director having immersed herself in the culture for two years before shooting the film."
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14. The Ghost Writer

Our users say: "A stylish, edge-of-your-seat political thriller that, on the basis of suspense, twists, corruption, and an ensnared hero unable to grasp the enormity of what he's up against, can be looked on as a contemporary companion piece to Roman Polanski's Chinatown. It's Polanski reveling in the art of skillful storytelling, and at age 76, it's clear he has not lost his touch."
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13. Despicable Me

Our users say: "...charming without being corny; hilarious without resorting to stupid pop-culture references; exciting without being overly loud.. and the best thing: it plays like a fable... the jokes are dead on and VERY imaginative ...You will fall in love with his minions, and if you have a soft heart, with the three orphan girls."
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12. Ip Man 2

Our users say: "You will be blown away by the fights, you will be in awe of the moves, and, if you're able to, appreciate the action scenes not as the mindless, disposable portion of the movie, but rather the core of it, carefully thought out, executed, and filmed as a true form of art."
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11. Buried

Our users say: "If you're one of those people who loves to sit on the edge of your seat, chewing at your fingernails, while you're constantly asking yourself what's going to happen next... then by all means watch Buried, and consider yourself lucky that you're not in his shoes... "
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10. The Town

Our users say: "...a successful film made for adults. It's slick, well-acted and has enough thrilling moments to keep those who seek it entertained. The film...does its job as a movie and Ben Affleck has found himself a new career."
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9. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Our users say: "Scott Pilgrim is ... a psychedelic montage of hyper-pop culture, fusing together romance, three decades of video games, fantasy and alternative rock. Are Wright and Universal crazy or dead-on?"
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8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Our users say: "The action sequences are perfectly blended in with the gripping, dramatic moments. They don't feel heavy handed and it's beautiful to look at. The animated sequence about the origins of the Deathly Hallows is an absolute masterclass and jaw-droppingly beautiful to both watch and listen."
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7. Shutter Island

Our users say: "Shutter Island. A film that will divide the film community. A film that will leave many upset, and hating it. A film that has already completely split the critics. A movie that messes with you. And no one likes to be messed with. And that is exactly where it exceeds." More user comments

6. Kick-Ass

Our users say: "The real visual joy of Kick Ass is it's desire to keep it simple but not at the expense of wowing us. Make characters do cool things, instead of Michael Bay-esquire things happening to them....This is the everyman doing the things we could do if wanted to; not a guy from another reality or possessed with great drive and ambition. "
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5. Tangled

Our users say: "There were slapstick and broad humor sure to make little kiddos laugh. But I was surprised by the sophistication as well. The screwball comedy between the hero and heroine is very well done...there's a sense of sadness/wistfulness throughout the whole show that the adults will understand."
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4. How to Train Your Dragon

Our users say: "This is one of the best films so far in this prolific genre and it has been made with passion rather than thrown together to cash-in on the thirst for these films... see this film in 3D as the textures are extraordinary and you can't help but be charmed by it all."
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3. The Social Network

Our users say: "...Once you watch the film, you very quickly realize that this isn't a story about the founding of Facebook; it's really a story of friendship, ambition and betrayal, a character study of this fascinating individual"
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2. Toy Story 3

Our users say: "It has the laughs, magic and best of all the entertainment. The new characters in the movie feel like they were in the previous two films, they were that engaging and really worked well in the movie."
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1. Inception

Our users say: "Inception has a multi-layered plot, quite literally in fact. It focuses on the emotional journey of its lead character, Cobb, but at the same time thrusts the audience into multiple levels of action packed story-telling, very distinct from one another, but all finely connected. It has been described by critics as "a film that rewards intellect", and I can assure you that it is exactly that."
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