Best 20 Films of 2010!

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1. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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95 Metascore

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 531,642 | Gross: $96.96M

After I watched this movie, I could not believe that I'd seen a movie that good, I was awestruck on how good its acting, writing, and directing was. It was fast paced, intrestng, and it keeps your attention, and also keeps you at the edge of your seat. Grade: A

2. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 116,606 | Gross: $20.81M

Dark humor, and regular humor intertwine to create a great outcome. It is bittersweet, having the best of both worlds, comedy and drama, come together for this tender, and unexpectedly heartwarming comedy. Grade: A

3. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 141,851 | Gross: $15.54M

A good written Thriller, that kept me wanting more and more as this good film progressed. Grade: B+

4. Toy Story 3 (2010)

G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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92 Metascore

The toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it's up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren't abandoned and to return home.

Director: Lee Unkrich | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty

Votes: 617,127 | Gross: $415.00M

The Most Clever film of the year, with laugh out loud jokes, caring moments, and make you think parts of the storyline, this is a perfectly amazing sequel to a perfectly amazing series. Grade: A

5. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief, who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 1,666,480 | Gross: $292.58M

The most creative film of the year, the storyline was perfectly mad, yet it worked so perfect, and the enviroment that the characters are put in to, all covered in amazing twists and turns, makes what could of been really bad, really good. Grade: A-

6. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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69 Metascore

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Alison Pill

Votes: 308,466 | Gross: $31.49M

The most original film of the year, its strange, but fun video game style, and humorous design is lovable, and powerfully. Grade: A-

7. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 207,293 | Gross: $119.22M

FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY!!!!! This isn't the coolest and most creative, but is funny beyond belief, it can make you laugh so hard, you'll hurt. Grade: B+

8. The Town (2010)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

As he plans his next job, a longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier heists, as well as the F.B.I. Agent looking to bring him and his crew down.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner

Votes: 303,819 | Gross: $92.19M

Suspence at best, with amazing writing and direction, mixed with a great action, and criminal plotline. Grade: A-

9. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 25,135 | Gross: $3.21M

It is funny, great, and amazingly humorous, it holds a powerfully tender and caring picture. Grade: A

10. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 304,637 | Gross: $18.34M

Suspence at best, when a movie is given very little room to give the suspence, it shows an unexpected amount of tension. It creates a strange beauty. Grade: A

11. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

Votes: 120,014 | Gross: $6.53M

Grade: B+

12. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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79 Metascore

A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Votes: 299,094 | Gross: $93.62M

Grade: A-

13. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 604,413 | Gross: $106.95M

B+

14. Blue Valentine (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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81 Metascore

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

Votes: 158,024 | Gross: $9.74M

Grade: A

15. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 307,252 | Gross: $58.40M

Grade: B

16. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 49,114 | Gross: $1.04M

Grade: A-

17. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,703 | Gross: $3.29M

Grade: A-

18. Tiny Furniture (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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72 Metascore

About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

Director: Lena Dunham | Stars: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Rachel Howe

Votes: 12,894 | Gross: $0.39M

Grade: A

19. Greenberg (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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76 Metascore

A man from Los Angeles, who moved to New York years ago, returns to L.A. to figure out his life while he house-sits for his brother. He soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rhys Ifans

Votes: 32,269 | Gross: $4.22M

Grade: B+

20. The King's Speech (2010)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama

8.0
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88 Metascore

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 554,260 | Gross: $138.80M

Grade: B+