A few pleasantly surprising movies from 2010-2011 (so far)

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1.
Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)
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When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight. (103 mins.)
Director: Stuart Beattie
 
2.
The Social Network (2010)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
3.
Bad Teacher (2011)
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A lazy, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her. (92 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
4.
Prowl (2010)
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Amber dreams of escaping her small town existence and persuades her friends to accompany her to find an apartment in the big city... (84 mins.)
Director: Patrik Syversen
 
5.
Burning Bright (2010)
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A thriller centered on a young woman and her autistic little brother who are trapped in a house with a ravenous tiger during a hurricane. (86 mins.)
Director: Carlos Brooks
 
6.
Easy A (2010)
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A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. (92 mins.)
Director: Will Gluck
 
7.
Chatroom (2010)
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5 teenagers are introduced to each other in a chatroom called "Chelsea Teens!", all with different personalities. But when one shows its darker side, it threatens the life of the others. (97 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
8.
Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)
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A plane is taken over by a mysterious virus. When the plane lands it is placed under quarantine. Now a group of survivors must band together to survive the quarantine. (86 mins.)
Director: John G. Pogue
 
9.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
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Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students. (89 mins.)
Director: Eli Craig
 
10.
Zombie Diaries 2 (2011)
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Three months have passed since a viral outbreak wiped out 99.9% of the world's population, turning its victims into flesh-eating living dead... (88 mins.)
 
11.
Kick-Ass (2010)
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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. (117 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
12.
Shutter Island (2010)
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In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Quite predictable but very atmospheric and creepy. ” - purpleforbreakfast
 
13.
I Am Number Four (2011)
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Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters. They can only be killed in numerical order, and Number Four is next on the list. This is his story. (109 mins.)
Director: D.J. Caruso
 
14.
Paul (2011)
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Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
15.
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
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A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead. (108 mins.)
 
16.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
17.
Hanna (2011)
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A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives. (111 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
18.
4.3.2.1. (2010)
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4 girls out on a 3 days trip in to 2 cities, if they survive. While Jo is working in a supermarket, her 3 friends are all out on their adventures. A chance encounter with diamond thieves sends them on a collision course with fate itself. (117 mins.)