Top 5 Movies – 2010

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Wow, what a year for the entertainment industry! We lost Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper and Corey Haim, but we somehow regained Betty White. The fad of 3D technology has sent movie ticket prices skyrocketing, but, for the most part, nothing seems to be any different on the screen. While the year may not be quite over (I’m still waiting for you, TRON: Legacy), here’s a recap of 2010’s best and worst movie offerings thus far.

Top 5 Best Films:
1. Inception
2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
3. The Social Network
4. Toy Story 3
5.  Waking Sleeping Beauty


Top 5 Worst Films:
1. The Last Airbender
2. Cop Out
3. Remember Me
4. Furry Vengeance
5. Devil

Top 5 Foreign Films:

1. Micmacs
2. Animal Kingdom
3. The Secret in Their Eyes
4. A Prophet
5. Lebanon

Top 5 Best Actors:
1. Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole)
2. James Franco (127 Hours)
3. Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
4. Robert Duvall (Get Low)
5. George Clooney (The American)

Top 5 Best Actresses:
1. Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
2. Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)
3. Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
4. Kristin Scott Thomas
(Nowhere Boy)
5. Hilary Swank (Conviction)


Top 5 Worst Actors:

1. Tracy Morgan (Cop Out)
2. Gerard Butler (The Bounty Hunter)
3. Jackie Chan
(The Spy Next Door)
4. Jake Gyllenhaal (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time)
5. John Travolta (From Paris with Love)


Top 5 Worst Actresses:
1. Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love)
2. Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
3. Emilie de Ravin
(Remember Me)
4. Amy Adams (Leap Year)
5. Kristen Bell (You Again)

Top 5 Animated Films:

1. Toy Story 3
2. Megamind
3. How to Train Your Dragon
4. Tangled
5. Legend of the Guardians


Top 5 Career-Enders:

1. Brendan Fraser (Furry Vengeance)
2. M. Night Shyamalan (The Last Airbender)
3. Wes Craven (My Soul to Take)
4. Carlos Mencia (Our Family Wedding)
5. Renée Zellweger (Case 39)


Top 5 Remakes/Sequels:

1. Let Me In
2. Toy Story 3
3. The A-Team
4. The Karate Kid
5. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps


Top 5 3D Disasters:

1. Clash of the Titans
2. My Soul To Take
3. Alice in Wonderland
4. Saw 3D
5. Step Up 3D


Top 5 3D Triumphs:

1. How to Train Your Dragon
2. Megamind
3. Piranha 3D
4. Jackass 3D
5. Legend of the Guardians


Top 5 Remaining Anticipated Films of 2010:

1. TRON: Legacy
2. True Grit
3. Black Swan
4. Somewhere
5. The King’s Speech


Top 5 Most Anticipated Films of 2011:
1. Captain America: The First Avenger
2. Real Steel
3. Sucker Punch
4. Cowboys & Aliens
5. Thor


Top 5 Visual Accomplishments:
1. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2. Inception
3. Alice in Wonderland
4. Iron Man 2
5. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice


Top 5 Blu-ray/DVD Sets to Buy:

1. Back to the Future Trilogy (Universal)
2. Alien Anthology (20th Century Fox)
3. Seven Samurai (The Criterion Collection)
4. The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Edition (Warner Bros.)
5. The Larry Sanders Show: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)


Top 5 Villains:

1. Mickey Rourke as Ivan Vanko (Iron Man 2)
2. Will Ferrell as Megamind (Megamind)
3. The Boulder as The Boulder (127 Hours)
4. Ned Beatty as Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear (Toy Story 3)
5. Dolph Lundgren as Gunner Jensen (The Expendables)


Top 5 Heroes:

1. Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez (Machete)
2. Helen Mirren as Victoria (Red)
3. Don Cheadle as Lt. Col. James “Rhodey” Rhodes (Iron Man 2)
4. Will Ferrell as Megamind (Megamind)
5. Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl
(Kick Ass)


Top 5 Disappointments:

1. Due Date
2. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
3. Robin Hood
4. Hereafter
5. I’m Still Here


Top 5 Pleasant Surprises:

1. The Joneses
2. Knight and Day
3. MacGruber
4. Easy A
5. She’s Out of My League


Top 5 Worldwide Money Makers (as of 10/31/10):

1. Toy Story 3 ($1,060,713,145)
2. Alice in Wonderland ($1,024,299,291)
3. Inception ($818,089,663)
4. Shrek Forever After ($734,036,937)
5. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($690,089,686)