My 50 favorite films I watched in 2010

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1.
Better Off Dead... (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenager has to deal with his girlfriend dumping him among family crises, homicidal paper boys, and a rival skier. (97 mins.)
“ Yeah, this just passed up Pulp Fiction and Shawshank. Wanna fight about it? Cried from laughing so hard on multiple occasions. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
2.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ But this is even BETTER. Damn! ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
3.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Yeah. Deserves its spot on the top 250. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
4.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life. (137 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ I was afraid this wouldn't live up to the hype. It did. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
5.
Toy Story 3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Unkrich
“ This or Up is the best Pixar film. Couldn't have ended the trilogy better. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
6.
Black Dynamite (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice. (84 mins.)
Director: Scott Sanders
“ One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
7.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation. (87 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Coolest animation technique I've seen in a while, and the actual movie is just as good. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
8.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
“ Makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you want to direct a horrible movie. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
9.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ If you don't love this, you're one horrible person. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
10.
Five Element Ninjas (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young martial artist seeks revenge on the Ninja who kills his martial arts brothers and teacher. He... (107 mins.)
Director: Chang Cheh
“ Potentially the best ninja film ever made. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
11.
The Social Network (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
“ Yeah, it's super good. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
12.
Ed Wood (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Best Tim Burton film by far. One of those films that makes you appreciate film. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
13.
Black Swan (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity. (108 mins.)
“ Original, disturbing, fantastic. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
14.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (95 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
“ Bound to be the pinnacle of the "quirky indie romance" genre. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
15.
Mr. Vampire (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The planned reburial of a village elder goes awry as the corpse resurrects into a hopping, bloodthirsty vampire, threatening mankind. Therefore, a Taoist Priest and his two disciples attempt to stop the terror. (96 mins.)
Director: Ricky Lau
“ Perfect blend of action, comedy and horror. Practically flawless. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
16.
The Birds (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people. (119 mins.)
“ Hitchcock's a genius! Enough said. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
17.
The Goonies (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ I wish I saw this when I was a kid. Would've loved it even more. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
18.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ First Miike film I've fully, completely enjoyed. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
19.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The dim-witted teen duo of Beavis and Butt-Head travel across America in search of their stolen television set. (81 mins.)
“ Even better than the TV show. Hilarious. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
20.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ Ridiculously entertaining with neverending replay value. Probably should've got a special effects Oscar too. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
21.
Mafia vs. Ninja (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Sewage workers Jack and Charlie get involved in an international Asian gang war when Jack helps the... (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Tai
“ This should be revered in bad movie lovers' circles. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
22.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Did not expect to love this as much as I did. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
23.
Machete (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (105 mins.)
“ Not Planet Terror, but still fantastic exploitation film throwback. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
24.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Romantic comedy done right. First Woody Allen movie I've seen. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
25.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
“ Can you believe that I went 17 years of my life never having the ending spoiled for me? ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
26.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ Scorsese + horror = heaven. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
27.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ This has no right to be this good. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
28.
Police Story (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop. (101 mins.)
“ Jaw-dropping action sequences. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
29.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. (153 mins.)
“ Only Tarantino would dare to rewrite history. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
30.
In the Company of Men (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Labute
“ This should be more well-known nowadays. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
31.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
“ Considered a classic for good reason. I don't know when I'll watch this again though. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
32.
Up in the Air (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Ryan Bingham enjoys living out of a suitcase for his job traveling around the country firing people, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a potential love interest and a new hire. (109 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Very charming. Loved it. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
33.
Garden State (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
“ Good stuff. Quirky indie romance done right. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
34.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ Fantastically original and endlessly quotable. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
35.
Frozen (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death. (93 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ Suspenseful as all get out. Adam Green is one of the best horror directors working today. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
36.
Slugs (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Killer slugs on the rampage in a rural community. (92 mins.)
Director: J.P. Simon
“ If you ever thought slugs couldn't be scary, this would prove you right. Hilarious. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
37.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
“ I think a lot of 50s sci-fi films are terrible, but this is a major exception. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
38.
Batman: The Movie (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Dynamic Duo faces four supervillains who plan to hold the world for ransom with the help of a secret invention that instantly dehydrates people. (105 mins.)
“ How this is rated lower than The Dark Knight is beyond me. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
39.
Fight Club (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. (139 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ Overrated, but still a fantastic time. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
40.
Zombie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
“ My favorite Fulci film and one of the best zombie films ever made. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
41.
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A bitter ex-husband and a put-upon momma's boy both want their respective former spouse and mother dead. Who will pull it off? (88 mins.)
Director: Danny DeVito
“ Very funny comedic take on Strangers on a Train. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
42.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ If you hate this film, you are heartless. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
43.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
“ One of the top 3 best vampire films of all time. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
44.
127 Hours (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ Intense. I like it better than Slumdog, and I really liked Slumdog. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
45.
Moon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems. (97 mins.)
Director: Duncan Jones
“ Engrossing sci-fi with an interesting plot line. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
46.
Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker. (85 mins.)
“ Troma classic. The opening scene alone justifies its place here. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
47.
Ninja Assassin (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan. (99 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Cool throwback to cheesy ninja flicks of the 80s and 90s. And also better than the grand majority of those. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
48.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Good stuff. The visuals more than make up for the less-than-original plot. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
49.
The Dinner Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... (80 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
“ Charming French comedy. No words can describe how much better this is than Dinner for Schmucks. ” - yourmotheratemydog715
 
50.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
“ Probably the first women-in-prison film I've ever watched. If they're all as good as this, I'll be watching more. ” - yourmotheratemydog715