Films to Watch From 2010by nick-nelsonmovies | created - 18 Jan 2013 | updated - 10 Feb 2013 | Public
75% From RT with at Least 120 Reviews Multiple Academy Award Nom/Wins, but not Rotten.
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1. Fish Tank (2009)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Votes: 52,591 | Gross: $0.37M
2. The Ghost Writer (2010)
PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A ghost writer, hired to complete the memoirs of a former British Prime Minister, uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
Votes: 142,786 | Gross: $15.54M
3. A Prophet (2009)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.
Votes: 84,736 | Gross: $2.08M
4. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
PG | 98 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.
Votes: 559,183 | Gross: $217.58M
98% 2 Nominations
5. Kick-Ass (2010)
R | 117 min | Action, Comedy
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.
Votes: 475,141 | Gross: $48.07M
6. Certified Copy (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.
Votes: 16,844 | Gross: $1.34M
7. Splice (2009)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Genetic engineers Clive Nicoli and Elsa Kast hope to achieve fame by successfully splicing together the DNA of different animals to create new hybrid animals for medical use.
Votes: 84,519 | Gross: $17.00M
8. Winter's Bone (2010)
R | 100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 121,013 | Gross: $6.53M
94% 4 Nominations
9. Toy Story 3 (2010)
G | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 626,695 | Gross: $415.00M
99% 5 Nominations 2 Wins
10. Cyrus (I) (2010)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus
Votes: 31,656 | Gross: $7.46M
11. Io sono l'amore (2009)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 16,547 | Gross: $5.01M
12. Despicable Me (2010)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.
Votes: 433,835 | Gross: $251.51M
13. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
Votes: 117,237 | Gross: $20.81M
93% 4 Nominations
14. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 1,688,418 | Gross: $292.58M
86% 8 Nominations 4 Wins
15. The Other Guys (2010)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 209,123 | Gross: $119.22M
16. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart.
Votes: 312,504 | Gross: $31.49M
17. Animal Kingdom (2010)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.
Votes: 49,448 | Gross: $1.04M
18. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 559,570 | Gross: $138.80M
95% 12 Nominations 4 Wins
19. Easy A (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Votes: 310,147 | Gross: $58.40M
20. The Town (2010)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 306,203 | Gross: $92.19M
21. Buried (2010)
R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Votes: 131,292 | Gross: $1.03M
22. Let Me In (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.
Votes: 101,254 | Gross: $12.13M
23. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 536,657 | Gross: $96.96M
96% 8 Nominations 3 Wins
24. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Votes: 307,139 | Gross: $18.34M
93% 6 Nominations
25. Unstoppable (2010)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.
Votes: 164,096 | Gross: $81.56M
26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
Votes: 384,564 | Gross: $295.98M
79% 2 Nominations
27. Made in Dagenham (2010)
R | 113 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
Votes: 12,337 | Gross: $1.09M
28. Tangled (2010)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
Votes: 336,343 | Gross: $200.82M
29. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 609,942 | Gross: $106.95M
87% 5 Nominations 1 Win
30. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 301,451 | Gross: $93.62M
90% 7 Nominations 2 Wins
31. Rabbit Hole (2010)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama
Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies in an accident.
Votes: 43,785 | Gross: $2.23M
32. True Grit (2010)
PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
A stubborn teenager enlists the help of a tough U.S. Marshal to track down her father's murderer.
Votes: 266,219 | Gross: $171.24M
96% 10 Nominations 1 Win
33. Another Year (2010)
PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama
A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.
Votes: 25,316 | Gross: $3.21M
34. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 159,763 | Gross: $9.74M
35. Biutiful (2010)
R | 148 min | Drama, Romance
This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.
Votes: 76,387 | Gross: $5.10M
64% 2 Nominations
36. L'illusionniste (2010)
PG | 80 min | Animation, Drama
A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.
Votes: 30,529 | Gross: $2.23M
37. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 188,842 | Gross: $10.10M
38. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 157,820 | Gross: $20.17M