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2010 Best Reviewed Movies

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


  1. Waste Land
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 68 reviews
    "Waste Land begins with an eco-friendly premise, but quickly transforms into an uplifting portrait of the power of art and the dignity of the human spirit."
  2. Last Train Home
    100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 51 reviews
    "Last Train Home is a haunting, vivid documentary exploring the human toll of China's economic boom in intimate, unforgettable detail."
  3. Toy Story 3
    99% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 265 reviews
    "Deftly blending comedy, adventure, and honest emotion, Toy Story 3 is a rare second sequel that really works."
  4. How to Train Your Dragon
    98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 183 reviews
    "Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars."
  5. Inside Job
    98% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 142 reviews
    "Disheartening but essential viewing, Charles Ferguson's documentary explores the 2008 Global Financial Crisis with exemplary rigor."
  6. Animal Kingdom
    97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 150 reviews
    "With confident pacing, a smart script, and a top-notch cast, Animal Kingdom represents the best the Australian film industry has to offer."
  7. A Prophet
    97% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 146 reviews
    "Featuring an impressive star turn by newcomer Tahar Rahim, A Prophet is a French gangster film filled with arresting, immediate details."
  8. The Social Network
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 285 reviews
    "Impeccably scripted, beautifully directed, and filled with fine performances, The Social Network is a riveting, ambitious example of modern filmmaking at its finest."
  9. True Grit
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 259 reviews
    "Girded by strong performances from Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld, and lifted by some of the Coens' most finely tuned, unaffected work, True Grit is a worthy companion to the Charles Portis book."
  10. Restrepo
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 110 reviews
    "Forsaking narrative structure for pure visceral power, Restrepo plunges viewers into the experiences of soldiers on the front lines of the Afghan War."
  11. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 108 reviews
    "An amusing, engrossing look at underground art, Exit Through the Gift Shop entertains as it deflates the myths and hype surrounding its subjects."
  12. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
    96% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 54 reviews
  13. Mother
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 110 reviews
    "As fleshy as it is funny, Bong Joon-Ho's Mother straddles family drama, horror and comedy with a deft grasp of tone and plenty of eerie visuals."
  14. Best Worst Movie
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 62 reviews
  15. No One Knows About Persian Cats
    95% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 58 reviews
    "Bringing a dose of humor and a fresh perspective to a very serious subject, No One Knows About Persian Cats is an exhilarating, quietly powerful tribute to the courage of Iran's underground musicians."
  16. The King's Speech
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 240 reviews
    "Colin Firth gives a masterful performance in The King's Speech, a predictable but stylishly produced and rousing period drama."
  17. The Town
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 213 reviews
    "Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse -- and that he's a director to be reckoned with."
  18. Winter's Bone
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 161 reviews
    "Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence."
  19. Samson and Delilah
    94% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 48 reviews
    "Alternately beautiful and heartrending, Samson and Delilah is terrifically acted and shot, and presents a complex portrait of what it means to be Australian."
  20. 127 Hours
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 215 reviews
    "As gut-wrenching as it is inspirational, 127 Hours unites one of Danny Boyle's most beautifully exuberant directorial efforts with a terrific performance from James Franco."
  21. The Kids Are All Right
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 207 reviews
    "Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable."
  22. Another Year
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 162 reviews
    "Characterized by strong performances and the director's trademark feel for the nuances of everyday life, Another Year marks another solid entry in Mike Leigh's career of kitchen-sink English drama."
  23. The Tillman Story
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 82 reviews
    "Passionate, angry, and insightful, The Tillman Story offers a revealing portrait of its subject's inspiring life and untimely death."
  24. Boxing Gym
    93% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 42 reviews
  25. Vincere
    92% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 89 reviews
    "Part political treatise, part melodrama, Marco Bellocchio's Mussolini biopic forsakes historical details in favor of absorbing emotion -- and provides a showcase for a stunning performance from Giovanna Mezzogiorno."

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