Top 10 list of the Best Movies of 2010 by The Critical Movie Critics

Feature: Top 10 Movies of 2010

I’ve watched 233 “new to me” films. 82 of those 233 films were released this year. Out of those 82 films here is my list of Top Ten films for 2010.


Film: Inhale

Lots of films put you in the situation along with the protagonist — a sort of, “What would you do if this were you?” This is one of the first times that a film asked me that question and I didn’t know the answer. I still don’t know the answer.


Film: Mother

The simple story of a mother’s love and care for her simple son. However, in the hands of Joon-ho Bong, the complexities weaved into the plot and the character build by Hye-ja Kim elevate the story to new heights.

Exit through the Gift Shop

Film: Exit Through the Gift Shop

To have a documentary about street art would be interesting enough, but to have it also contain what may be the true story of how someone, who may be missing a few brain cells, could take what people started as pure art and bastardize it to make a buck, makes it endlessly entertaining.

127 Hours

Film: 127 Hours

Films where one character has to carry the entire film can be pretty hard to pull off. Director Danny Boyle and actor James Franco find just the right blend of manic and peace and make it riveting.

The King's Speech

Film: The King’s Speech

Usually period pieces can be stuffy, drab and boring. This film is anything but. The friendship between Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush bring a humor and a wit that was completely unexpected.


Film: Parade

Five young friends live in a small two bedroom apartment in Japan. Living in such proximities you would think that they know each other well. This film asks, “How well do we really know anyone?”


Film: Lebanon

Take all the complexities of any band-of-brothers war film and tell the director that he can’t move his camera, his crew or his cast outside of a 12 foot by 7 foot box.

The Social Network

Film: The Social Network

After this film, I am much more forgiving of screenwriters taking liberties with true stories because, whether or not it all went down the way this films says it did, the story told here is compelling and stands alone.


Film: Inception

No film this year was as original or as engaging as this one. I will watch this film, share it to the rare few who have not seen it yet and cherish it as much as I watch, share and cherish Memento.

How to Train Your Dragon

Film: How to Train Your Dragon

Some may not understand why I love this film so much or place it this high on my list. Bottom line is that, to me, this film is magic, this film is joy, this film makes me happy for no clearly discernible reason. But isn’t that why we go to the movies? To find that gem, that one piece of art that will always bring back those feelings. For all those reasons and more, I love this film.

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Marco wrote, directed and produced the feature film Within. He has lived in the Los Angeles area his whole life. Top 10 Favorite Movies: Fight Club, The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Oldboy, Pulp Fiction, Children of Men, City of God, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Shawshank Redemption and Memento. Top 5 Favorite Directors: Spike Jonze, Darren Aronofsky, Alfonso Cuaron, Quentin Tarantino and Billy Wilder. Top 3 Favorite Film Composers: Clint Mansell, John Williams and Howard Shore. You can follow his 140 character movie reviews on Twitter Or friend him on Facebook Or watch some short films of his on YouTube

'Feature: Top 10 Movies of 2010' have 4 comments

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    January 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am Intercambio Cultural

    Most Innovative Ideas comes from people with an international experience during their formal education paths. And the scenarits from this movies don’t have any education at all. Instead of educating the spectators they are making them more stupid

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    January 10, 2011 @ 11:47 am Richard / Select

    I think my favourite last year was Mary and Max – an impossibly sweet, yet dark humoured Australian film about a New Yorker with autism who befriends an Australian girl.

    Which doesn’t sound much from the description, but it’s quite a tear-jerker!

    Sadly, I think there were only about 3 other people in the cinema when I saw it.

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    July 9, 2011 @ 6:26 am iphoney

    how to Train Your Dragon and the social network are the most awesome movies i have ever seen

  4. The Critical Movie Critics

    November 27, 2011 @ 9:53 am plus500

    I think I would do it so differently,
    1. inception should be first with no doubt,
    and social network should be second.
    and about the movie “Exit Through the Gift Shop” should totally be in a better place for my opinion.

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