Me-Movies Best & Worst of 2010
From the good to the downright awful, we count down the best and worst in movies in 2010.
After getting off to a pretty bad start, 2010 was a bittersweet year for movies. It gave us a few dudes and quite a few really terrible films no doubt, but there were some highlights especially in the final quarter that were so quality in output that we cannot complain. Hence, to give one last tribute to the year 2010, here’s our best and worst of the year.
What were the top 20 films of the year? What were the five worst films of the year? Which movies were severely underrated and which were severely overrated? Find out all about that and our own awards below.
TOP 20 MOVIES OF 2010
20. Exit Through The Gift Shop
Rich in details and telling a very compelling story about underground street art, ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’ is one of the most informative and wildly entertaining documentaries ever. It introduces the viewer to the world of street art and some of its biggest players, and how the director of the movie himself became a part of the sensation. It’s funny and asks some great questions about what really is art. You may question it’s authenticity since it feels so much like a story straight out of a movie, but life works in weird ways.
This out of nowhere indie is made on a miniscule budget and stars no name actors. But though bearing thematic similarities to last year’s ‘District 9’, ‘Monsters’ is a great blend of a romantic road trip movie in a apocalyptic sci-fi backdrop and the two come together brilliantly. There’s just something about it that’s strangely appealing as a product. It’s not an action packed ride, but ‘Monsters’ definitely intrigued viewers this year.
18. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
It’s a shame on us audience members who were so intrigued by the antics of lame sequels and mediocre rom-coms that we missed out on possibly one of the most visually unique and entertaining films of the year. But those who did catch it found ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ filled with such a charming tone and special appearances from fan favorites that you can’t help but enjoy this crazy ride.
Talking about ‘Catfish’ effectively destroys it. It’s a documentary that needs to be seen to be believed. It’s ripe with gripping suspense throughout and it’s constant commentary on the dark side and harsh reality of social networking so rampant today is something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s not a thriller mockumentary in the vein of ‘The Blair Witch Project’ but completely based on real footage. If you can find it, do check it out.
16. Remember Me
I never thought I would say this, but a movie starring Robert Pattinson wound up being one of my favorite films this year. ‘Remember Me’ was marketing as a romance but is more of a family drama and how two broken people connect after personal tragedies. It may be too somber in tone for some and the end twist is divisive, but Pattinson gives a suitably brooding performance and there’s a whole atmosphere to the film that gives it a unique vibe in a way that its ending makes perfect sense. ‘Remember Me’ was sadly forgotten at the box-office, but audiences who did check it out will likely remember it for some time to come.