Movies of the 2010s


Among all the movies made in 2010 some of the most attention was giving to Black Swan, Inception and The Social Network. Two animated films, Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderful, became the biggest commercial success. The top list presented here is however not based on any commercial factor. It must also be said that it impossible to include all movies made all over the world in one year. Therefore you should see these picks as modest suggestions to watch from the filmmaking of 2010.

screenshot The Kids Are All Right

The list

6. Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux)
A group of French monks are residing in Algerian, helping the local people. After terrorist group become present not far away they must decide if they going to stay or leave. Based on a true story from occurrences of the Algerian Civil War.
Director: Xavier Beauvois

5. The Town
The Town are very closed related to Heat (1995) and could almost be called a remake. But that doesn't stop it from being a great movie which elaborates the plot to a novelty in some degrees. The story is taking part in Charlestown in Boston, a place that according to the movie has produced more bank robbers than anywhere else.
Director: Ben Affleck

4. Solitary Man
Ben Kalman (Michael Douglas) is not young and successful anymore, but he refuses to not letting his remaining charm work for him against the opposite sex. The movie is about much more and show that a great actor Michael Douglas is.
Director: Brian Koppelman and David Levien

3. The Ghost Writer
A ghost writer is hired to complete the memoirs of the earlier British prime minister, but is pulled into political affairs. Soon he finds details that seem to indicate that the former ghost writer did not die because of suicide as told by the official explanation. Roman Polanski gives this thriller class and avoids frightening us with standard effects.
Director: Roman Polanski

2. The Kids Are All Right
The son and daughter who live with lesbian mothers decide to contact their sperm doctor and it leads to a quivering experience for the whole family. This is a superb relation drama and was one of the most captivating movies in the year of 2010.
Director: Lisa Cholodenko

1. The Social Network
Jessie Eisenberg makes a tremendous portrait as the Facebook grounder Mark Zuckerberg. The Social Network may break free from the authentic history of Facebook, but it is nevertheless a very fascinating story that gives life to a subject matter which is not unproblematic to adapt to a movie script.
Director: David Fincher

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Highest ranked movie of 2010 on
(directed by Christopher Nolan)

The pick of the year by the film magazine Empire:
(directed by Christopher Nolan)


One of the highly praised movies in 2011 was The Artist who got plenty of awards including five Oscars. The list below is the chosen films of the year according to, a list which order by the way was quite hard to decide.

screenshot Submarine

The list

7. The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin au vélo)
Engaging French drama about a 12-year kid whose father abandon him. The circumstance feeds anger and disobedient, but Samantha who working as a hair dresser takes care of him with lots of patience.
Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.

6. The Lincoln Lawyer
The lawyer Mick Haller takes on case with a rich and spoiled young man who is accused for attempt to murder. His client seems, however, to be innocent, but after more details is added to the case Haller starting to think in opposite directions. Based on a novel by Michael Connelly.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.
Director: Brad Furman

5. Submarine
Oliver tries to save his parents’ marriage, but on his mission he accomplishes to spoil his own relationship to Jordana. Submarine is about what is hiding below the sea line of people thoughts. This is a movie being creative in the visual appearance and narration, it also have a great soundtrack by Alex Turner known as the singer in Artic Monkeys.
Director: Richard Ayoade

4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Based on a spy novel by John le Carré this is a well adapted movie with marvelous scenography. Gary Oldman does the main role as a British agent who is getting an unofficial mission to investigate the presumptive existence of a “mole” in the Secret Intelligence Service.
Director: Tomas Alfredson

3. A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Nader and Simin are separated then she wants to move abroad and he prefers to stay home and take care of his sick father. Nader has to hire a maid to look after his father, but then she misbehave he fires her under harsh conditions and later he is accused of her miscarriage. Morale, religion and truth are concentrated in this intense drama.
Director: Asghar Farhadi

2. Margin Call
Margin Call is a dark view of the drama that taking place at Wall Street and especially at one big company. This is before the financial crash in 2008 and the catastrophe are just about to happen. The boss of the company has even more on his conscious then a certain Gordon Gekko.
Director: J.C. Chandor

1. Elena
About a woman who is married to a wealthy man. She wants him help his brother’s family, but he refuse. The story is not extravagant, but the social theme and the concentrated narrative works from beginning to end.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev

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Highest ranked movie of 2011 on
(directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano)

The pick of the year by the film magazine Empire:
(directed by Nicolas Winding Refn)


In the biggest gross movies of 2012 we could see more super heroes (The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man), and once again agent 007 (Skyfall) and Batman (The Dark Knight Rises). Among movies the movies acclaimed by the critics were Argo, Lincoln and Amour. In the list below are presenting its favorites of the year.

screenshot Amour

The list

5. Liberal Arts
The 35 year olds Jesse leave New York to attend a retirement ceremony of his former college teacher. By a coincident he meets the much younger student Zibby. Same narrative clichés are found by also interesting discussions about taste literature taste and if there is an importance of a “good taste”.
Director: Josh Radnor

4. The Lincoln Lawyer
The British film Broken by Rufus Norris is definitely worth seeing with Tim Roth as a father of a girl with diabetes type 1. The movie is rich of characters and succeeds without doubt putting emotional marks on the audience.
Director: Rufus Norris

3. (Jagten) The Hunt
This Danish film depicts a society in mass psychos after a man is suspecting for sexual child abuse. Mads Mikkelsen are doing well as the hunted man.
Director: Thomas Vinterberg

2. Searching for Sugar Man
This documentary had a great impact on big audiences in 2012 with its story about a mysterious artist who was said to have killed himself on the stage.
Director: Malik Bendjelloul

1. Amour
Amour by Michael Haneke is the movie masterpiece of 2012. Where are plenty of qualities that marks this movie but among the things that impress most is the faithful depiction without any euphemisms and the big sophistication that are inherit.
Director: Michael Haneke

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Highest ranked movie of 2012 on
The Dark Knight Rises
(directed by Christopher Nolan)

The pick of the year by the film magazine Empire:
The Avengers
(directed by Joss Whedon)The highest-grossing movies were as usual mainly directed to the younger audience: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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