The Best Movies of the Year [2010]

Because people love lists, I’ve managed to put together a list of  the 10 best movies I’ve seen this year (taking in consideration that I have yet to see “True Grit”, “Black Swan” and other golden globe nominees).  Happy new year everyone!

10-The Kids Are All Right
This small independent movie turned out to be one of the best surprises of the year, and I honestly can’t think of a better movie to include on my list. If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you do; it’s different than anything else you’ve seen this year (and that’s always a good sign). Full review. 
 9- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I

Yep a Harry Potter movie has actually made it on my list of best movies of the year. I was surprised myself, but this latest installment in the Harry Potter series is darker and much more entertaining than all the others. It’s a solid buildup to what promises to be one heck of a finale. Bring on part 2! Full review.

8- Un Prophete

I am well aware that this movie was in fact released in 2009, but most of us didn’t get the chance to see it until now, and to not include it on this list would be a damn shame! So here it is, the french movie that knocked everybody off their feet! Full review here.

 7- Scott Pilgrim Vs The World

Combine the efforts of Michael Cera, director Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”, “Shaun Of The Dead”) and a talented supporting cast that includes Jason Shwartzman, Brandon Routh and Kieran Culkin and what do you get? Gold. “Scott Pilgrim” was not a box office hit, but it’s still a damn fine movie, and definitely one of the smartest films I’ve seen in a very long time! See it! Full review here.

6-The Social Network

Jesse Eisenberg is terrific as Mark Zuckenberg, the man behind the social networking site facebook. He totally nailed the role of the computer geek whose mouth works faster than his brain! David Fincher is a master filmmaker, and “The Social Network” is proof of that.Click for full review.

 5- Toy Story 3

The toys are back and what a wonderful comeback it was. We waited 11 years for this and let me just say: it was definitely worth the wait. One of the best animated movies ever made. Disney Pixar can be proud. Click for full review.

 4The Town

Ben Affleck’s second attempt as a director turned out to be one of his finest movies as an actor aswell. “The Town” is both violent and clever; it’s also a perfect showcase for the talented Jeremy Renner (who was terrific in last year’s “Hurt Locker”) and Rebecca Hall. I love this movie. Full review here.

 3Shutter Island    
 A great companion to “Inception”, “Shutter Island” is proof that Martin Scorcesse can take on any genre and turn it into something beautiful and unique. Leonardo DiCaprio is terrific as a detective investigating the disappearance of a mental prisoner on a remote island. Creepy and masterfully directed by Scorsesse. What an ending! Full review here.

The movie that  left us guessing, debating and wondering  for weeks on end. Need we say more? Christopher Nolan proves once again that he’s one of the finest directors out there. If you still haven’t seen “Inception”, what are you waiting for? Click for full review.

1- The Ghost Writer   
My favorite movie of the year. Roman Polanski may have been busy dealing with the law, but he still managed to create one of his finest piece of work yet. Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor have never been better. Check out the full review here.

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