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The Best Movies of 2010

Updated April 27, 2021 8.9k votes 841 voters 26.1k views115 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 2010.

A list of the best movies of 2010, from Westerns like True Grit to animated films like Toy Story 3. Some the best films of 2010 are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies, and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years aft they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best dramas movies of the decade were released in 2010. Who could forget The Fighter with Christian Bale, Black Swan with Natalie Portman, or Oscar winner The King's Speech with Colin Firth? Action films from that year were gripping and tense, which are signs of a great enduring movie. Examples from this year include Inception and The A-Team.The best movies of 2010 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the up-and-comers featured in The Social Network or Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, and Gwyneth Paltrow in Iron Man 2, and Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2010. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2010. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
    Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by...  more

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    Toy Story 3

    Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg
    Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy...  more

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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams
    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The...  more

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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones
    The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by...  more

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    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig
    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by...  more

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    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale
    The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell....  more

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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
    Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky...  more

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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon
    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on...  more

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    Tangled

    Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman
    Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt...  more

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    Despicable Me

    Steve Carell, Jason Segel
    Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin...  more

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    Easy A

    Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes
    Easy A is a 2010 American teen comedy film directed by Will Gluck. A clean-cut high school...  more

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates...  more

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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck
    The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film directed by Ben Affleck. A longtime thief,...  more

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    Kick-Ass

    Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz
    Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of...  more

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    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans
    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar...  more

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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow
    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel...  more

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    Winter’s Bone

    Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes
    "Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an...  more
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    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis
    The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by...  more

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    The Other Guys

    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson
    The Other Guys is a 2010 action comedy film directed and co-written by Adam McKay, starring...  more

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth
    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written...  more

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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more

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    MegaMind

    Brad Pitt, Tina Fey
    Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom...  more

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    127 Hours

    James Franco, Kate Mara
    127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and...  more

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    Tron: Legacy

    Olivia Wilde, Jeff Bridges
    Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction film produced and released by Walt Disney...  more

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    Salt

    Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber
    Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt...  more

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