#1 Inception 2010
Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Lukas Haas, Dileep Rao.
Overview: Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible - inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 28m. Rated: PG-13.
#2 Toy Story 3 2010
No toy gets left behind.
Director: Lee Unkrich. Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Whoopi Goldberg, Bonnie Hunt, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris.
Overview: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: G.
#3 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011
Director: José Padilha. Cast: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Pedro Van-Held, Maria Ribeiro, Sandro Rocha, Milhem Cortaz, Tainá Müller, Seu Jorge, André Mattos.
Overview: After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Country: Brazil. Runtime: 1h 55m.
#4 Black Swan 2010
In the era of personal branding, the scariest possibility is that someone might be better at being you than you are.
Director: Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Natalie Portman, Christopher Gartin, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Ksenia Solo, Toby Hemingway, Barbara Hershey, Janet Montgomery, Kristina Anapau, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Deborah Offner, Adriene Couvillion, Shaun O'Hagan, Sebastian Stan.
Overview: Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 48m. Rated: R.
#5 The King's Speech 2010
God save the king.
Director: Tom Hooper. Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Ramona Marquez, Freya Wilson.
Overview: Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, History. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 59m. Rated: R.
#6 Incendies 2010
The search began at the opening of their mother's will.
Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette, Rémy Girard.
Overview: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, War. Countries: Canada, France. Runtime: 2h 10m. Rated: R.
#7 How to Train Your Dragon 2010
We’re lonely, so, let’s be lonely together.
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders. Cast: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig, Robin Atkin Downes, Philip McGrade, Kieron Elliott, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant.
Overview: As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it. So, he befriends the beast -- which he names Toothless -- much to the chagrin of his warrior father
Genres: Animation, Family, Adventure, Comedy. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 38m. Rated: PG.
#8 The Social Network 2010
You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.
Director: David Fincher. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons, Armie Hammer, Joseph Mazzello, Patrick Mapel, Max Minghella, Toby Meuli, Rashida Jones, Malese Jow, Brenda Song, Dakota Johnson.
Overview: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 1m. Rated: PG-13.
#9 Shutter Island 2010
Someone is missing.
Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Max von Sydow, Jackie Earle Haley, Patricia Clarkson, Ted Levine, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Robin Bartlett, Christopher Denham, Spencer Treat Clark, Charlie Hewson.
Overview: Drama is set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 18m. Rated: R.
#10 The Fighter 2010
Everyone deserves a fighting chance.
Director: David O. Russell. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Robert Wahlberg, Dendrie Taylor, Jack McGee.
Overview: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
Genres: Drama, Sports Film. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 56m. Rated: R.
#11 Kick-Ass 2010
I can't read your mind, I can't fly, I can't be invisible, I can't see through walls, But I can kick your ass. A new breed of superheroes will be revealed.
Director: Matthew Vaughn. Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Nicolas Cage, Mark Strong, Omari Hardwick, Xander Berkeley, Clark Duke, Garrett M. Brown, Evan Peters, Deborah Twiss, Lyndsy Fonseca, Sophie Wu.
Overview: Dave Lizewski, an average teenager, wonders why no one has ever decided to become a real-life superhero like the heroes in the comic books. After being mugged while a bystander watches and does nothing, he decides to become a real-life superhero. He buys a scuba suit online and becomes a masked crime fighter, despite the fact he has no superpowers or training of any kind.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 57m. Rated: R.
#12 True Grit 2010
Punishment Comes One Way or Another
Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, Dakin Matthews, Jarlath Conroy, Paul Rae, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Marvel, Roy Lee Jones, Ed Lee Corbin, Leon Russom, Bruce Green, Candyce Hinkle.
Overview: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn. Mattie insists on accompanying Cogburn, whose drinking, sloth, and generally reprobate character do not augment her faith in him. Against his wishes, she joins him in his trek into the Indian Nations in search of Chaney. They are joined by Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, who wants Chaney for his own purposes. The unlikely trio find danger and surprises on the journey, and each has his or her "grit" tested.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 51m. Rated: PG-13.
#13 127 Hours 2010
Every second counts
Director: Danny Boyle. Cast: James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, Treat Williams, John Lawrence, Kate Burton, Bailee Michelle Johnson, Rebecca C. Olson, Parker Hadley, Fenton Quinn, Lizzy Caplan, Clémence Poésy.
Overview: 127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. Throughout his journey, Ralston recalls friends, lovers (Clemence Poesy), family, and the two hikers (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) he met before his accident. Will they be the last two people he ever had the chance to meet?
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Suspense, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 34m. Rated: R.
#14 Tangled 2010
They're taking adventure to new lengths.
Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard. Cast: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy, M.C. Gainey, Ron Perlman, Paul F. Tompkins, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett, Richard Kiel.
Overview: When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
Genres: Animation, Family, Comedy, Musical. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: PG.
#15 The Man From Nowhere 2010
Nothing to lose, nothing to compromise.
Director: Jeong-beom Lee. Cast: Bin Won, Sae-Ron Kim, Hyo-seo Kim, Hee-won Kim.
Overview: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named Somi, a little girl next door. As Taesik spends more and more time with Somi, he gets attached to her. Then Somi is kidnapped by a gang, and as Taesik tries to save Somi by becoming deeply associated with the gang his mysterious past is revealed...
Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Thriller. Country: Korea. Runtime: 1h 59m.
#16 13 Assassins 2010
Take up your sword.
Director: Takashi Miike. Cast: Kôji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yûsuke Iseya, Gorô Inagaki.
Overview: Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Foreign, Indie. Countries: Japan, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 21m.
#17 I Saw The Devil 2011
Abandon all compassion.
Director: Kim Jee-Woon. Cast: Jeon Kuk-Hwan, Oh San-Ha, Kim Yun-Seo, Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik, Gook-hwan Jeon, Ho-jin Cheon, Yoon-seo Kim.
Overview: Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik) is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state. Her fiance Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Foreign. Country: Korea, Democratic People's Republic of. Runtime: 2h 21m. Rated: R.
#18 The Town 2010
Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America.
Director: Ben Affleck. Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Slaine, Owen Burke, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Dennis McLaughlin, Corena Chase, Brian Scannell, Kerri Dunbar, Tony V..
Overview: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. But when a bank job leads to the group kidnapping attractive branch manager Claire Keesey, he takes on the role of monitoring her, but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to FBI Agent Adam Frawley who is on their case.
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 5m. Rated: R.
#19 In a Better World 2010
Director: Susanne Bier. Cast: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, William Jøhnk Nielsen, Markus Rygaard.
Overview: The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: Denmark, Sweden. Runtime: 1h 59m.
#20 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 2010
Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.
Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin, Chris Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brandon Routh, Alison Pill, Jason Schwartzman, Ellen Wong, Satya Bhabha, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Brie Larson, Aubrey Plaza, John Patrick Amedori.
Overview: Scott Pilgrim is a film adaptation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning series of graphic novels of the same name by Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley. Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old Canadian slacker and wannabe rockstar who falls in love with an American delivery girl, Ramona V. Flowers, and must defeat her seven "evil exes" to be able to date her.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: PG-13.
#21 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 2010
One Way...One Fate...One Hero
Director: David Yates. Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Matthew Lewis, Bill Nighy, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Clémence Poésy, Jason Isaacs, Jamie Campbell Bower, John Hurt, Miranda Richardson.
Overview: The end begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione go back to Hogwarts to find and destroy Voldemorts final horcruxes, but when Voldemort finds out about their mission, the biggest battle begins and life as they know it will never be the same again.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Drama. Countries: United States of America, United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 26m. Rated: PG-13.
#22 Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2010
The perfect love story... with a high body count...
Director: Eli Craig. Cast: Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss, Philip Granger, Brandon Jay McLaren, Christie Laing, Chelan Simmons, Travis Nelson, Alex Arsenault, Adam Beauchesne, Joseph Allan Sutherland, Karen Reigh, Tye Evans, Bill Baksa.
Overview: Two hillbillies are suspected of being killers by a group of college kids camping near the duo's West Virginian cabin. As the body count accidentally climbs, so does the fear and confusion as the college kids try to seek revenge against the pair, who believe that the kids are on some sort of suicide pact. Preconceptions and misunderstandings abound as horror and hilarity occupy the screen side by side.
Genres: Comedy, Horror. Countries: Canada, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 29m. Rated: R.
#23 Blue Valentine 2010
Nobody Baby But You And Me
Director: Derek Cianfrance. Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, John Doman, Faith Wladyka, Marshall Johnson, Jen Jones, Maryann Plunkett, James Benatti, Barbara Troy, Carey Westbrook, Ben Shenkman, Eileen Rosen, Enid Graham, Ashley Gurnari.
Overview: The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 52m. Rated: R.
#24 The Illusionist 2010
Director: Sylvain Chomet. Cast: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Jean-Claude Donda.
Overview: The Illusionist is a 2010 British-French animated film directed by Sylvain Chomet. The film is based on an unproduced script that the French mime, director and actor Jacques Tati had written in 1956 as a personal letter to his estranged eldest daughter, Helga Marie-Jeanne Schiel. The plot revolves around a struggling illusionist who visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician. The film is set in Scotland in the late 1950s.
Genres: Animation, Drama, Foreign. Countries: United Kingdom, France. Runtime: 1h 20m. Rated: PG.
#25 Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster 2011
Legend of the Grandmaster
Director: Wilson Yip. Cast: Lynn Hung, Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Siu-Wong Fan.
Overview: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the troubled youth of Hong Kong. His growing reputation soon brings challenges from powerful enemies, including pre-eminent Hung Gar master, Hung Quan (Sammo Hung). However, when corrupt colonial officials stage a life-or-death contest with formidable British boxer, Twister (Darren Shahlavi), to humiliate the Chinese people, the masters quickly forget their differences. Soon, the eyes of the nation are on the one man capable of securing a victory-Grandmaster Ip Man!
Genres: Action, History, Foreign. Country: China. Runtime: 1h 49m. Rated: PG.
#26 Despicable Me 2010
Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. Cast: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher, Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud, Jemaine Clement, Jack McBrayer, Danny McBride, Mindy Kaling, Rob Huebel.
Overview: In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by an army of tireless, little yellow minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) to prove to his Mum that he is better than the other super-villains, especially the new kid on the block, Vector.Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze guns and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad.
Genres: Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: PG.
#27 Another Year 2010
Director: Mike Leigh. Cast: Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, Peter Wight, David Bradley, Martin Savage, Karina Fernandez, Michele Austin, Imelda Staunton, Philip Davis.
Overview: Mike Leigh’s much praised 2010 tragicomical drama. During a year, a very content couple approaching retirement are visited by friends and family less happy with their lives.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Indie, Romance. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 2h 9m. Rated: PG-13.
#28 Flipped 2010
You never forget your first love.
Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Anthony Edwards, Aidan Quinn, Rebecca De Mornay, Penelope Ann Miller, John Mahoney, Morgan Lily, Kevin Weisman, Ryan Ketzner.
Overview: Two eighth graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. Based on the novel "Flipped" by Wendelin Van Draanen.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 30m. Rated: PG.
#29 Biutiful 2010
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu. Cast: Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella, Javier Bardem.
Overview: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate that works against him in order to forgive, for love, and forever.
Genres: Drama, Foreign. Countries: Spain, Mexico. Runtime: 2h 28m.
#30 The Ghost Writer 2010
Read between the lies.
Director: Roman Polanski. Cast: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Jon Bernthal, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, Nyasha Hatendi, Tim Preece, Eben Young, Robert Seeliger, Michael S. Ruscheinsky, Timothy Hutton, Anna Botting, Olivia Williams, James Belushi, Jaymes Butler.
Overview: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller. Countries: Germany, United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 8m. Rated: PG-13.
#31 Animal Kingdom 2010
A crime story.
Director: David Michôd. Cast: Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton.
Overview: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf (JACKI WEAVER), mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But , as he soon discovers, this world is far larger and more menacing than he could ever imagine. J finds himself at the center of a cold-blooded revenge plot that turns the family upside down.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Foreign. Country: Australia. Runtime: 1h 53m. Rated: R.
#32 Four Lions 2010
Director: Christopher Morris. Cast: Preeya Kalidas, Kayvan Novak, Riz Ahmed, Nigel Lindsay, Benedict Cumberbatch.
Overview: Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Foreign. Country: United Kingdom. Runtime: 1h 41m.
#33 The Next Three Days 2010
Lose who you are to save what you love.
Director: Paul Haggis. Cast: Russell Crowe, Brian Dennehy, RZA, Moran Atias, Jason Beghe, Nazanin Boniadi, Tyrone Giordano, Ty Simpkins, Patrick Brennan, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Jonathan Tucker, Lennie James, Michael Buie.
Overview: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.
Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance, Suspense, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
#34 Submarine 2011
Director: Richard Ayoade. Cast: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Gemma Chan.
Overview: A comedy which follows a 15-year-old boy with two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to stop his mother from leaving his father for her dance teacher.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Indie. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 37m. Rated: R.
#35 Barney's Version 2011
Taglines: First he got married. Then he got married again. Then he met the love of his life.
Director: Richard J. Lewis. Cast: Minnie Driver, Rosamund Pike, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Addy, Paul Giamatti, Rachelle Lefevre.
Overview: The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie. Countries: Canada, Italy. Runtime: 2h 12m. Rated: R.
#36 The Way Back 2010
Their escape was just the beginning
Director: Peter Weir. Cast: Colin Farrell, Dejan Angelov, Dragos Bucur, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Alexandru Potocean, Gustaf Skarsgård.
Overview: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.
Genre: Drama. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 2h 13m. Rated: PG-13.
#37 Winter's Bone 2010
Director: Debra Granik. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Kevin Breznahan, Dale Dickey, Garret Dillahunt, Shelley Waggener, Lauren Sweetser.
Overview: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Mystery, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 40m. Rated: R.
#38 Megamind 2010
His brain is off the chain.
Director: Tom McGrath. Cast: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill, David Cross, Justin Long, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, J.K. Simmons, Ben Stiller, Justin Theroux, Christopher Knights, Jack Blessing, Jessica Benia.
Overview: Megamind & his life-long archenemy, MetroMan are aliens that were sent away from their respective home planets in time of crisis. Megamind, taking the role of villain, continuously loses battles to MetroMan. It seems that the pattern will never cease until Megamind apparently kills him with a solar-powered satellite during one of his many hostage plots. Now freed from his rival's shadow, Megamind proceeds to take control of Metro City & at first, enjoys his sinister freedom. But after a while, he becomes unhappy having no real purpose in life anymore without an enemy & decides to appease his depression by turning a lonely cameraman, Hal, into Metro City's next big superhero, the fiery headed Titan. Unfortunately, Titan decides to utilize his new power against humanity as revenge for the lifetime of rejection he has endured, forcing Megamind to become the hero of the crisis. Aided by his childhood sidekick Minion, Megamind sets out to stop Titan's rampage of destruction.
Genres: Action, Animation, Comedy, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: PG.
#39 Let Me In 2010
Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.
Director: Matt Reeves. Cast: Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas, Sasha Barrese, Dylan Kenin.
Overview: This is a remake of the movie "Let The Right One In" which was a movie adaptation of a book. A story of a young boy who is frequently bullied and a young girl that moves in next door with her caretaker. It is established that she is a vampire and, after losing her caretaker, must leave in order to survive. A story of innocent love entangled in murder, mystery, and horror.
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Foreign, Horror, Indie, Romance, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 55m. Rated: R.
#40 Undisputed III: Redemption 2010
One deadly tournament. Last fight for freedom.
Director: Isaac Florentine. Cast: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Marko Zaror.
Overview: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight tournament begins - an international affair, matching the best fighters from prisons around the globe, enticing them with the promise of freedom for the winner - Boyka must reclaim his dignity and fight for his position in the tournament.
Genres: Action, Thriller. Runtime: 1h 36m. Rated: R.
#41 Never Let Me Go 2010
Director: Mark Romanek. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley, Domhnall Gleeson, Andrea Riseborough, Charlotte Rampling, Sally Hawkins, Izzy Meikle-Small, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell.
Overview: As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller. Countries: United Kingdom, United States of America. Runtime: 1h 43m. Rated: R.
#42 The Kids Are All Right 2010
Nic and Jules had the perfect family, until they met the man who made it all possible.
Director: Lisa Cholodenko. Cast: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson, Yaya DaCosta.
Overview: A married lesbian couple deals with their kids --conceived by artificial insemination -- when they bring their birth father into their lives.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 44m. Rated: R.
#43 Rabbit Hole 2010
Director: John Cameron Mitchell. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest, Aaron Eckhart.
Overview: Becca and Howie Corbett are a happily married couple whose perfect world is forever changed when their young son, Danny, is killed by a car. Becca, an executive-turned-stay-at-home mother, tries to redefine her existence in a surreal landscape of well-meaning family and friends. Painful, poignant, and often funny, Becca's experiences lead her to find solace in a mysterious relationship with a troubled young comic-book artist, Jason - the teenage driver of the car that killed Danny. Becca's fixation with Jason pulls her away from memories of Danny, while Howie immerses himself in the past, seeking refuge in outsiders who offer him something Becca is unable to give. The Corbetts, both adrift, make surprising and dangerous choices as they choose a path that will determine their fate.
Genres: Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 31m. Rated: PG-13.
#44 My Name Is Khan 2010
Director: Karan Johar. Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Tanay Chheda, Sheetal Menon, Arif Zakaria, Arjun Mathur, Christopher B. Duncan.
Overview: Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior.
Genres: Drama, Eastern, Foreign, Romance. Countries: India, United States of America. Runtime: 2h 25m. Rated: PG-13.
#45 Hesher 2010
Director: Spencer Susser. Cast: Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Audrey Wasilewski, Frank Collison, Piper Laurie, Paul Bates, John Carroll Lynch.
Overview: Hesher is a loner. He hates the world and everyone in it. He has long greasy hair and homemade tattoos. He is malnourished and smokes a lot of cigarettes. He likes fire and blowing things up. He lives in his van, until he meets TJ.
Genres: Drama, Indie, Thriller. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 46m. Rated: R.
#46 Conviction 2010
An extraordinary journey of how far we go to fight for our family.
Director: Tony Goldwyn. Cast: Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver, Bailee Madison, Loren Dean, John Pyper-Ferguson, Karen Young, Marc Macaulay, Ethan Cutkosky, Jordan Monaghan, Gordon Michaels, Conor Donovan, Ele Bardha, Melissa Bickerton, Heather Yerebeck, Frank Zieger.
Overview: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice, Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor, meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Mystery. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 47m. Rated: R.
#47 Buried 2010
170,000 SQ miles of desert. 90 minutes of Oxygen. No way out.
Director: Rodrigo Cortés. Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samantha Mathis, Jose Luis Garcia Perez, Robert Paterson.
Overview: Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time- fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
Genres: Drama, Foreign, Suspense, Thriller, War. Countries: Spain, United States of America, France. Runtime: 1h 35m. Rated: R.
#48 Easy A 2010
The Rumour-Filled Totally False Account of How I Ruined my Flawless Reputation
Director: Will Gluck. Cast: Emma Stone, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Cam Gigandet, Lisa Kudrow, Malcolm McDowell, Penn Badgley, Patricia Clarkson, Dan Byrd, Thomas Haden Church, Alyson Michalka, Juliette Goglia, Johanna Braddy, Stacey Travis, Jake Sandvig.
Overview: After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Family. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 32m. Rated: PG-13.
#49 It's Kind of a Funny Story 2010
Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think.
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck. Cast: Keir Gilchrist, Emma Roberts, Zach Galifianakis, Lauren Graham, Zoë Kravitz, Jeremy Davies.
Overview: A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Indie. Country: United States of America. Runtime: 1h 41m. Rated: PG-13.
#50 TrollHunter 2011
You believe it when you see it!
Director: André Øvredal. Cast: Otto Jespersen, Hans Morten Hansen, Tomas Alf Larsen, Johanna Mørck, Knut Nærum, Robert Stoltenberg, Glenn Erland Tosterud.
Overview: The Troll Hunter is a sensational documentary which exposess the Norwegian Government's monumental efforts to hide the sensational news that trolls actually exists in Norway - and has done so over millenniums. Within the corridors of the Government there is a secret department - The Troll Security Service - who's job is to monitor the trolls. They also have the power to call in a Troll Hunter to cover up problems if trolls break out of their reservations. The film will show actual shots of trolls in their real environment and it also raises the issue of what tragic fate befell the young film team who came across this state secret.
Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Action, Foreign. Country: Norway. Runtime: 1h 30m.
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