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The Movies of 2010: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List

1. Blue Valentine Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel A
2. Dogtooth Dir. Giorgos Lanthimos. Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis A
3. Prodigal Sons Dir. Kimberly Reed. Documentary about trans woman and her brother A
4. White Material Dir. Claire Denis. Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Lambert, William Nadylam A
5. Toy Story 3 Dir. Lee Unkrich. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Ned Beatty A–
6. Everyone Else Dir. Maren Ade. Lars Eidinger, Birgit Minichmayr A–
7. Fish Tank Dir. Andrea Arnold. Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing A–
8. Johnny Mad Dog Dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire. Christophe Minie A–
9. Lourdes Dir. Jessica Hausner. Sylvie Testud, Léa Seydoux, Gilette Barbier B+
10. Greenberg Dir. Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans B+

Remainder of Films Screened

Animal Kingdom Dir. David Michôd. James Frecheville, Ben Mendelsohn B+
Biutiful Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez B+
Carlos Dir. Olivier Assayas. Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Nora von Waldstätten B+
Catfish Dirs. Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost. Documentary about web-based penpals B+
The Father of My Children Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Louis-Do de Lencquesaing B+
The Fighter Dir. David O. Russell. Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo B+
Green Zone Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear B+
How To Train Your Dragon Dirs. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Animated B+
Inside Job Dir. Charles Ferguson. Documentary about 2008 financial crisis B+
Let Me In Dir. Matt Reeves. Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas B+
Mother Dir. Bong Joon-ho. Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin, Jin Goo, Yun Je-moon, Lee Yeong-seok B+
My Neighbor, My Killer Dir. Anne Aghion. Documentary about Rwandan murder trials B+
A Prophet Dir. Jacques Audiard. Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif B+
Secret Sunshine Dir. Lee Chang-dong. Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho, Seon Jung-yeop B+
The Social Network Dir. David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield B+
The Town Dir. Ben Affleck. Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm B+

Accomplices Dir. Frédéric Mermoud. Cyril Descours, Nina Meurisse, Gilbert Melki B
The American Dir. Anton Corbijn. George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Violante Placido B
Another Year Dir. Mike Leigh. Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville B
Cairo Time Dir. Ruba Nadda. Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Amina Annabi B
Daddy Longlegs Dirs. Joshua and Ben Safdie. Ronald Bronstein, Sage Ranaldo B
Exit Through the Gift Shop Dir. Banksy. Documentary about aspiring street artist B
Fair Game Dir. Doug Liman. Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Michael Kelly, Noah Emmerich B
The Ghost Writer Dir. Roman Polanski. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams B
Hadewijch Dir. Bruno Dumont. Julie Sokolowski, Yassine Salime, Karl Sarafidis B
I Am Love Dir. Luca Guadagnino. Tilda Swinton, Edoardo Gabriellini, Flavio Parenti B
The Illusionist Dir. Sylvain Chomet. Animated. Voice of Jean-Claude Donda B
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Dirs. Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg. Documentary B
The Kids Are All Right Dir. Lisa Cholodenko. Julianne Moore, Annette Bening B
The Last Exorcism Dir. Daniel Stamm. Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Louis Herthum B
Lebanon Dir. Samuel Maoz. Yoav Donat, Oshri Cohen, Itay Tiran, Michael Moshonov B
Make-Out with Violence Dirs. The Deagol Brothers. Eric Lehning, Cody DeVos B
October Country Dirs. Michael Palmieri, Donal Mosher. Documentary B
Paranormal Activity 2 Dir. Tod Williams. Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim B
The Secret of Kells Dir. Tomm Moore. Animated. Voice of Evan McGuire B
Sweetgrass Dirs. Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Documentary about heep-herders B
The Tillman Story Dir. Amir Bar-Lev. Documentary about NFL player killed in battle B
Wild Grass Dir. Alain Resnais. André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny B
Winter's Bone Dir. Debra Granik. Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Dale Dickey B

Black Swan Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis B–
Burlesque Dir. Steve Antin. Christina Aguilera, Cher, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci B–
Frozen Dir. Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman B–
Going the Distance Dir. Nanette Burstein. Justin Long, Drew Barrymore B–
Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench Dir. Damien Chazelle. Jason Palmer B–
Life During Wartime Dir. Todd Solondz. Shirley Henderson, Dylan Riley Snyder B–
Monsters Dir. Gareth Edwards. Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, Mario Zuniga Benavides B–
Night Catches Us Dir. Tanya Hamilton. Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington B–
Rabbit Hole Dir. John Cameron Mitchell. Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart B–
Red Riding: 1974 Dir. Julian Jarrold. Andrew Garfield, Rebecca Hall, Anthony Flanagan B–
Restrepo Dirs. Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington. Documentary about Afghanistan B–
The Runaways Dir. Floria Sigismondi. Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart B–
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Dir. Edgar Wright. Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead B–
The Secret in Their Eyes Dir. Juan José Campanella. Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil B–
Tangled Dirs. Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Animated. Voice of Mandy Moore B–
True Grit Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon B–
Unstoppable Dir. Tony Scott. Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson B–
Waiting for 'Superman' Dir. Davis Guggenheim. Documentary about public schools B–
The Way Back Dir. Peter Weir. Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Dragos Bucur, Colin Farrell B–

127 Hours Dir. Danny Boyle. James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn C+
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein Dirs. David Ridgen, et al. C+
City Island Dir. Raymond De Felitta. Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait C+
Conviction Dir. Tony Goldwyn. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo C+
Delta Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. Félix Lajkó, Orsolya Tóth, Lili Monori, Sándor Gáspár C+
Despicable Me Dirs. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Animated. Voice of Steve Carell C+
Easy A Dir. Will Gluck. Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Alyson Michalka, Amanda Bynes C+
For Colored Girls Dir. Tyler Perry. Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Whoopi Goldberg C+
Inception Dir. Christopher Nolan. Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe C+
Let It Rain Dir. Agnès Jaoui. Jean-Pierre Bacri, Agnès Jaoui, Jamel Debbouze C+
Made in Dagenham Dir. Nigel Cole. Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Geraldine James C+
Mother and Child Dir. Rodrigo García. Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington C+
Mugabe and the White African Dirs. Lucy Bailey, Andrew Thompson. Documentary C+
Never Let Me Go Dir. Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley C+
Please Give Dir. Nicole Holofcener. Catherine Keener, Rebecca Hall, Oliver Platt C+
Salt Dir. Phillip Noyce. Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, August Diehl C+
Trash Humpers Dir. Harmony Korine. Rachel Korine, Brian Kotzur, Travis Nicholson C+
Valhalla Rising Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. Mads Mikkelsen, Maarten Stevenson C+
Women Without Men Dir. Shirin Neshat. Shabnam Toloui, Pegah Ferydoni C+

Air Doll Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda. Bae Du-na, Arata, Itsuji Itao, Joe Odagiri, Sumiko Fuji C
The Company Men Dir. John Wells. Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper C
Cropsey Dirs. Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio. Documentary about abductions C
The Disappearance of Alice Creed Dir. J Blakeson. Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan C
Helena from the Wedding Dir. Joseph Infantolino. Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey C
Howl Dirs. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman. James Franco, David Strathairn, Jon Hamm C
I Love You Phillip Morris Dirs. Glenn Ficarra, John Requa. Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor C
The Next Three Days Dir. Paul Haggis. Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Ty Simpkins C
Nowhere Boy Dir. Sam Taylor-Wood. Aaron Johnson, Kristin Scott Thomas C
Only When I Dance Dir. Beadie Finzi. Documentary about young Brazilian ballet dancers C
Somewhere Dir. Sofia Coppola. Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius, Lala Sloatman C
The Square Dir. Nash Edgerton. David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Anthony Hayes C
Summer in Genoa [Genova] Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Colin Firth, Willa Holland C

Buried Dir. Rodrigo Cortés. Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson C–
The Eclipse Dir. Conor McPherson. Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Jim Norton C–
Get Low Dir. Aaron Schneider. Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek C–
Hereafter Dir. Clint Eastwood. Matt Damon, Cécile de France, Frankie McLaren C–
The King's Speech Dir. Tom Hooper. Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter C–
Legendary Dir. Mel Damski. Devon Graye, John Cena, Patricia Clarkson C–
Splice Dir. Vincenzo Natali. Sarah Polley, Adrien Brody, Delphine Chanéac C–
Tiny Furniture Dir. Lena Dunham. Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham C–
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married, Too? Dir. Tyler Perry. Janet Jackson, Jill Scott C–

Alice in Wonderland Dir. Tim Burton. Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter D+
Chloe Dir. Atom Egoyan. Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot D+
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Dir. Niels Arden Oplev. Michael Nyqvist D+
The Human Centipede Dir. Tom Six. Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie D+
The Killer Inside Me Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba D+
Leaves of Grass Dir. Edward Norton. Edward Norton, Tim Blake Nelson, Keri Russell D+
Love & Other Drugs Dir. Edward Zwick. Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Josh Gad D+
Shutter Island Dir. Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley D+
Vincere Dir. Marco Bellocchio. Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi D+

Case 39 Dir. Christian Alvart. Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane D
Cyrus Dirs. Mark and Jay Duplass. John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, Marisa Tomei D
For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism Dir. Gerald Peary D
Lovely, Still Dir. Nik Fackler. Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott, Elizabeth Banks D
Morning Glory Dir. Roger Michell. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Patrick Wilson D