2010 Best Reviewed Movies Based on third-party critic ratings, the best reviewed 2010 movie releases.


Waste Land

100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 68 reviews

Follows artist Vik Muniz to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There… more

Follows artist Vik Muniz to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" - or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.

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Last Train Home

100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 52 reviews

A family embarks on an annual journey, along with 200 other million peasant workers, to reunite with their distant family.

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Toy Story 3

99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 287 reviews

Andy is now a young adult, departing for college, and his toys, including Woody and Buzz Lightyear, are being sent to storage. Before his toys can be… more

Andy is now a young adult, departing for college, and his toys, including Woody and Buzz Lightyear, are being sent to storage. Before his toys can be put in the attic, they are accidentally thrown away and are picked up by the garbage men. The toys find themselves at a local day-care center where they must try to survive pre-school children.

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How to Train Your Dragon

98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 200 reviews

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a… more

Set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the action comedy tells the story of Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t exactly fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

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Inside Job

98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 142 reviews

The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research… more

The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, "Inside Job" traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Documentary

New York

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A Prophet

97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 147 reviews

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Crime

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About Elly

97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 61 reviews

Three Iranian families travel to northern Iran, but everything changes when the young teacher Elly disappears and no one knows if she's still alive or… more

Three Iranian families travel to northern Iran, but everything changes when the young teacher Elly disappears and no one knows if she's still alive or not.

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The Social Network

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 286 reviews

Jesse Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding… more

Jesse Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake will play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder who fell out with Zuckerberg over money. The film will focus on the evolution of Facebook, the online social network created in 2004 on the Harvard campus, and how success and wealth changed the lives of the classmates who created it.

Adventure

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True Grit

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 260 reviews

14-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring… more

14-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him -- over his objections -- to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man.

Western

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Animal Kingdom

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 152 reviews

The story of seventeen year-old Josh as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Crime

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Restrepo

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 111 reviews

Over the course of one year, the film follows the Second Platoon in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, a stronghold of al Qaeda and the Taliban, and obser… more

Over the course of one year, the film follows the Second Platoon in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, a stronghold of al Qaeda and the Taliban, and observe the soldiers' back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as they push back the Taliban.

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 108 reviews

The story of an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempt to locate and befriend Banksy, one of the most famous graffiti artists, on… more

The story of an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempt to locate and befriend Banksy, one of the most famous graffiti artists, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results.

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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews

A documentary on Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, who concluded that the war was based on lies and leaked 7… more

A documentary on Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, who concluded that the war was based on lies and leaked 7,000 pages of top secret documents to The New York Times.

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Mother

95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 110 reviews

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d'etre. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naive and dependent on his mother, a… more

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d'etre. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naive and dependent on his mother, and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous.

Walking home alone one night down a nearly empty city street, he encounters a young girl who he follows for a while before she disappears into a dark alley. The next morning, she is found dead in an abandoned building and Do-joon is accused of her murder.

Thanks to an inefficient lawyer and an apathetic police force, Do-joon's case is quickly closed, but his mother refuses to let this be the end of the story. Trusting no one, Hye-ja's maternal instincts kick into overdrive, and she sets out to find the girl's killer and prove her son's innocence.

Crime

New York / Los Angeles

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Best Worst Movie

95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 62 reviews

A documentary about the making of the Troll 2 and the movie's journey from being crowned the worst film of all time to a cherished cult classic.

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No One Knows About Persian Cats

95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 58 reviews

Two Iranian band members search for additional musicians and exit visas in order to play a concert in London.

Drama

New York

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