A quick and dirty ranking of the top 10 movies I saw in 2010. Some of them may date from 2009, but I saw them this year. The ranking order is not set in stone – merely a snapshot of how I felt about the ten movies right now – and may change when/if I have a change of heart (Adventureland was added later, for instance, when I remembered that I saw it this year).
Films that just missed the list, but deserves mention, includes The American, The Book of Eli, Black Swan, Easy A, The Troll Hunter, The King of Devil’s Island, Salt, Redline, The House of the Devil and Kick-Ass. Hollywood dominates my list this year. It’s unfortunate, but I saw very few films from Asia and Europe that really struck a chord with me. Japan produced a number of films I’m sure would have made my list, had I actually been able to see them. Alas, I was not. Perhaps some of them will show up on next year’s list…Read less