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Adam Elliott blogs about movies, cinema life and other goofy things.

Top 10 Best Movies Of 2010- Revised

OK...I'm free to change my mind...right? I caught one more movie this week that's going to change my mind about my Top 10 Movies of 2010 list. Keep in mind I wrote this list while some 2010 movies hadn't been released yet.

Since it's on the books as having a 2010 release date, and its most likely going to be an Oscar contender, I wanted to add it it.

Rarely are there movies that do a beautiful job of showing how people overcome adversity and grow from it. The King's Speech is one of those movies. Here's my revisions:

#10 - Shutter Island - A excellent tale, a dark backdrop and a story that I couldn't quite figure out until the end.

#9 - The Kids Are Alright - I watched it on a 7 1/2" blurry screen on a flight from Detroit to Paris. It was still good.

#8 - True Grit - The Dude does The Duke justice. Brilliant dialogue in a classic western style.

#7 - The Fighter - I apologize for calling this one a modern day "Rocky." It has it's own story and a lot of heart.

#6 - Toy Story 3 - You win this time Disney.

#5 - Inception - Don't tell me it was too hard to follow. This was a fantastic, original, and visually stunning idea.

#3 - (Two Way Tie) 127 Hours & Black Swan- Minus the whole arm cutting off thing, I felt a close connection to 127 Hours love of the outdoors. A great nature movie. Black Swan was just beautiful in every way.

#2 - The King's Speech - Colin Firth and Geoffery Rush pull off a masterpiece. I love movies about people overcoming their disabilities. This one is fantastic.

#1 - The Social Network - Intense, dramatic and topical. Rarely does a movie draw you in this much. I had to check my watch because the two hour run time flew by.

Other winners:
Honors For Being Bumped Off The Top 10 List Version 1.0:
The Town
My Guilty Pleasure Of 2010: Machete
Favorite Close To A Series: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest
Favorite Comedy: Get Him To The Greek
Favorite Movie That No One Else Liked: Hot Tub Time Machine
Favorite Scary Movie: Devil
Favorite Movie With Flaming Swords Starring Michael Cera: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Favorite Kids Movie If Not For Toy Story 3: How To Train Your Dragon

#10 - The Town - A great crime thriller. Say what you will about Ben Affleck. The dude knows how to make a good Baaaaah-ston movie.

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01/05/2011 6:38AM
Top 10 Best Movies Of 2010- Revised
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