Total Film Magazine's 25 Great Films Released In 2010 You Might Have Missed

The ones that got away.
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1.
The Horde (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
An end of the world battle between gangsters, cops and zombies. (90 mins.)
 
2.
Alamar (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef. (73 mins.)
 
3.
Chico & Rita (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment. (94 mins.)
 
4.
Wild Grass (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner... (104 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
5.
Lymelife (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A family unit begins to bow under the pressure of a failing marriage. (95 mins.)
Director: Derick Martini
 
6.
Vincere (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino. (128 mins.)
 
7.
Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The huge tar sands in Alberta are a potentially profitable resource, but the environmental impact could be heavy and long-term. (43 mins.)
Director: Peter Mettler
 
8.
The Girl on the Train (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates. (97 mins.)
 
9.
Dogtooth (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
10.
The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Turkish small time black marketeer wants to enter the cell phone business. To get enough money, he promises the local doctor to get medicine for sick children. (93 mins.)
Director: Ben Hopkins
 
11.
One Night in Turin (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace... (90 mins.)
Director: James Erskine
 
12.
Double Take (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director Johan Grimonprez casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period... (80 mins.)
 
13.
I Am Love (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle. (120 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
 
14.
No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so. (106 mins.)
Director: Bahman Ghobadi
 
15.
The Hole (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A pair of brothers stumble upon a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
16.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
17.
City Island (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find... (104 mins.)
 
18.
Down Terrace (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business. (93 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
19.
Frownland (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
About a door-to-door coupon salesman who eats popcorn & eggs off the folded-out-door of his kitchen oven. (106 mins.)
 
20.
The Headless Woman (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After running into something with her car, Vero experiences a particular psychological state. She realizes she might have killed someone. (87 mins.)
Director: Lucrecia Martel
 
21.
Exam (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The final eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test with one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel. (101 mins.)
 
22.
Humpday (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two guys take their bromance to another level when they participate in an art film project. (94 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
23.
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In Seoul, Korea, two sisters must look after each other when their mother leaves them to search for their estranged father. (89 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim
 
24.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
25.
A Woman in Berlin (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II. (131 mins.)