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The Best Movies of 2010 

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard
Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara
The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Shutter Island is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo
Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is based on Dennis Lehane's 2003 novel of the same name. Production started in March 2008. ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant
How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce
The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand
Despicable Me is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud. When a mastermind (Steve Carell) uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand ...more

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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#90 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #109 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
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Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca
Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more

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The Town is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
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Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm
The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 ...more

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The Fighter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg
The Fighter is a 2010 American biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell. Fledgling boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled ...more

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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more

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#613 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #31 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #224 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt
"Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's father skips bail and goes missing, ...more
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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Tangled is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi
Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
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Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera ...more

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Exit Through the Gift Sh... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
"In the late 1990s, a hybrid form of graffiti began appearing in cities around the world. Enlisting stickers, stencils, posters, and sculpture and spread by the burgeoning Internet, it ...more

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Dogtooth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Alexander Voulgaris, Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley
Dogtooth is a 2009 Greek drama film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A husband and wife keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood, causing those children ...more

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Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver
"Welcome to the jungle known as the Melbourne underworld. Animal Kingdom uses this edgy locale to unspool a gripping tale of survival and revenge. Pope Codyis on the run from a gang of ...more

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Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel
"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more

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Inside Job is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
Matt Damon
The creators of ``Undercover Boss'' are behind this unscripted TNT series, which gives the popular CEO-in-disguise premise a bit of a twist. ``Inside Job'' puts candidates for six-figure ...more
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127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
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James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan
127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who ...more

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Restrepo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
"In 2008 Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) and Tim Hetherington dug in with the men of Second Platoon for a year. Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, a stronghold of al Qaeda and the Taliban, ...more
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Poetry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2010
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Yoon Jeong-hee, Kim Hee-ra, An Nae-sang
Poetry is a 2010 South Korean drama film directed by Lee Chang-dong. It tells the story of a suburban woman in her 60s who begins to develop an interest in poetry while struggling with ...more