Top 10 Films of 2010 – John’s Picks

Here is my list of the top 10 films of 2010. Spencer and I go into more detail on the films themselves in Episode 74. This post exists as more of a cheat sheet for those of you looking to catch up on the films of last year.

Below you will find a list of all of the films I’ve seen that went into wide or limited release in the U.S. in 2010. I do this to put the top 10 in context. So don’t think of this as a top 10 of every movie released in 2010, just the top 10 of the 80 or so movies that I saw in 2010. This list is followed by the top 10 itself and honorable mentions.

The movies of 2010 which I’ve seen:

Alice in Wonderland
Alien Autopsy
The American
Bad Biology
Best Worst Movie
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Burning Bright
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Clash of the Titans
Cop Out
The Crazies
Date Night
The Descent Part 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Easy A
The Expendables
The Fighter
Get Him to the Greek
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Going the Distance
Green Zone
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
Hot Tub Time Machine
How Do You Know
How to Train Your Dragon
I Love You, Phillip Morris
Iron Man 2
It’s Kind of a Funny Story
The Joneses
The Kids Are All Right
The Killer Inside Me
The King’s Speech
The Last Exorcism
Let Me In
My Soul to Take
Never Let Me Go
A Nightmare on Elm Street
127 Hours
The Other Guys
Paranormal Activity 2
Rabbit Hole
The Runaways
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
She’s Out of My League
Shutter Island
The Social Network
Solitary Man
Survival of the Dead
The Switch
The Town
Toy Story 3
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
Waking Sleeping Beauty
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Winter’s Bone
The Wolfman
Youth in Revolt
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Zombie Girl: The Movie

My Top 10 Movies of 2010:

1. Blue Valentine
2. Inception
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. True Grit
5. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
6. The Social Network
7. The King’s Speech
8. Rabbit Hole
9. Winter’s Bone
10. Never Let Me Go

Honorable Mentions:

127 Hours
Toy Story 3
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I


John is the co-host of The Macguffin Podcast, lover of 80s teen and horror films, and an independent filmmaker.

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