My Top Films of 2010

Since 2005, I have been keeping track of the films I watch each year. I also come up with a list of my ten favorite films (old or new) that I saw for the first time that year. Here’s the list, with the full list of all 232 I saw this year after the break. Feel free to ask any questions about films on the big list, my freakish nerd memory will be able to answer you.

Top 10 Films of 2010
1. A Serious Man
2. Hunger
3. Mother
4. Un prophete
5. The White Ribbon
6. Black Swan
7. The Social Network
8. True Grit (2010)
9. The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
10. I Am Love

1. Sherlock Holmes (2009, dir. Guy Ritchie)
2. Whip It (2009, dir. Drew Barrymore)
3. It’s Complicated (2009, dir. Nancy Meyers)
4. The Road (2009, dir. John Hilcoat)
5. A Serious Man (2009, dir. The Coen Brothers)
6. Youth in Revolt (2009, dir. Miguel Arteta)
7. Up in the Air (2009, dir. Jason Reitman)
8. The Lovely Bones (2009, dir. Peter Jackson)
9. Cold Souls (2009, dir. Sophie Barthes)
10. Raising Cain (1992, dir. Brian DePalma)
11. Gommorah (2008, dir. Mateo Garrone)
12. My Winnipeg (2007, dir. Guy Maddin)
13. Lone Star (1996, dir. John Sayles)
14. The Book of Eli (2010, dir. The Hughes Brothers)
15. Rebel Without A Cause (1955, dir. Nicholas Ray)

16. Goodbye Solo (2008, dir. Ramin Bahrani)
17. Legion (2010, dir. Scott Stewart)
18. Broken Embraces (2009, dir. Pedro Almodovar)
19. Big Night (1996, dir, Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott)
20. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004, dir. Kerry Conran)
21. A Face in the Crowd (1957, dir. Elia Kazan)
22. Terribly Happy (2009, dir. Henrik Ruben Genz)
23. Matewan (1987, dir. John Sayles)
24. The Late Shift (1996, dir. Betty Thomas)
25. Thieves Like Us (1974, dir. Robert Altman)
26. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009, dir. Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonnano, Kurt Enghfer)
27. Wise Blood (1979, dir. John Huston)
28. The King of New York (1990, dir. Abel Ferrara)
29. The Life and Art of Charlie Chaplin (2003, dir. Richard Schickel)
30. The Secret of Kells (2009, dir. Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey)
31. The Constant Gardener (2005, dir. Fernando Meirelles)
32. Ragtime (1981, dir. Milos Forman)
33. The Imposters (1998, dir. Stanley Tucci)
34. The Red Shoes (1948, dir. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger)
35. Shutter Island (2010, dir. Martin Scorsese)
36. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962, dir. Tony Richardson)
37. Gentlemen Broncos (2009, dir. Jared Hess)
38. Men With Guns (1997, dir. John Sayles)
39. Beautiful Losers (2008, dir. Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard)
40. Reality Bites (1994, dir. Ben Stiller)
41. The Hurt Locker (2008, dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
42. The Crazies (2010, dir. Breck Eisner)
43. Alice in Wonderland (1966, dir. Jonathan Miller)
44. Revanche (2008, dir. Gotz Spielmann)
45. A Wedding (1978, dir. Robert Altman)

46. The Limits of Control (2009, dir. Jim Jarmusch)

47. Elia Kaza: A Director’s Journey (1995, dir. Richard Schickel)
48. Fish Tank (2009, dir. Andrea Arnold)

49. Naked (1993, dir. Mike Leigh)

50. The White Ribbon (2009, dir. Michael Haenke)
51. Johnny Got His Gun (1971, dir. Dalton Trumbo)

52. Alice in Wonderland (2010, dir. Tim Burton)

53. What Would Jesus Buy? (2007, dir. Rob VanAlkemade)
54. Hunger (2008, dir. Steve McQueen)

55. The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009, dir. Grant Heslov)

56. Young @ Heart (2007, dir. Stephen Walker, Sally George)

57. Peeping Tom (1960, dir. Michael Powell)

58. Ricky (2009, dir. Francois Ozon)

59. I’m Here (2010, dir. Spike Jonze)

60. The Great White Hope (1970, dir. Martin Ritt)

61. Blind Date (2007, dir. Stanley Tucci)

62. Mean Girls (2004, dir. Mark Waters)

63. Brothers (2009, dir. Jim Sheridan)

64. Son of Rambow (2007, dir. Garth Jennings)

63. Un prophete (2009, dir. Jacques Audiard)

64. Little Big Man (1970, dir. Arthur Penn)
65. Examined Life (2009, dir. Astra Taylor)
66. Passion Fish (1992, dir. John Sayles)
67. Bunny and the Bull (2009, dir. Paul King)

68. The Kid (1921, dir. Charlie Chaplin)

69. Carrie (1976, dir. Brian De Palma)
70. How To Train Your Dragon (2010, dir. Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders)
71. A Woman of Paris (1923, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
72. Mother (2009, dir. Joon-Ho Bong)
73. Sisters (1973, dir. Brian de Palma)
74. Kurt and Courtney (1998, dir. Nick Broomfield)

75. Dead Silence (2007, dir. James Wan)

76. Clash of the Titans (2010, dir. Louis Leterrier)
77. The Circus (1928, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
78. Lilya-4-Ever (2002, dir. Lukas Moodysson)
79. Obsession (1976, dir. Brian De Palma)
80. Harlan Ellison: Dreams With Teeth (2008, dir. Erik Nelson)

81. Kick Ass (2010, dir. Matthew Vaughn)

82. The Great Dictator (1940, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
83. The Lives of Others (2006, dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)

84. Dressed to Kill (1980, dir. Brian De Palma)

85. Dirt! The Movie (2009)
86. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, dir. Wes Craven)

87. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009, dir. Terry Gilliam)

88. Limelight (1952, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
89. Blow Out (1981, dir. Brian De Palma)
90. Tales from the Script (2009, dir. Peter Hanson)
91. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994, dir. Ang Lee)
92. Harry Brown (2009, dir. Daniel Barber)

93. Nil By Mouth (1997, dir. Gary Oldman)

94. In The Mood For Love (2000, dir. Wong Kar Wai)
95. Scarface (1983, dir. Brian De Palma)
96. Iron Man 2 (2010, dir. Jon Favreau)

97. The Weather Underground (2002, dir. Sam Green and Bill Siegel)

98. Ponyo (2009, dir. Hayao Miayazaki)

99. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010, dir. Samuel Bayer)

100. Thirst (2009, dir. Chan-wook Park)
101. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1971, dir. Barbet Schroeder)
102. Yi Yi (2000, dir. Edward Chang)

103. Body Double (1984, dir. Brian De Palma)

104. loudQUIETloud (2004, dir. Steven Cantor, Matthew Galkin)

105. My Neighbor Totoro (1988, dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

106. I Capture the Castle (2003, dir. Tim Fywell)
107. Hard Boiled (1992, dir. John Woo)

108. The Untouchables (1987, dir. Brian de Palma)

109. Mystery Team (2009, dir. Dan Eckman)

110. Someone’s Knocking at the Door (2009, dir. Chad Ferrin)

111. Five Minutes of Heaven (2009, dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel)

112. Knife in the Water (1962, dir. Roman Polanski)

113. We Live in Public (2009, dir. Ondi Timoner)

114. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (2009, dir. Werner Herzog)

115. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009, dir. Glenn Ficara and John Requa)
116. Get Him to the Greek (2010, dir. Nicholas Stoller)

117. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990, dir. Brian de Palma)

118. MacGruber (2010, dir. Jorma Taccone)

119. Objectified (2009, dir. Gary Hustwitt)

120. Three Days of the Condor (1975, dir. Sydney Pollack)

121. Loves of a Blonde (1965, dir. Milos Forman)

122. Carlito’s Way (1993, dir. Brian de Palma)
123. Dogtown and the Z-Boys (2001, dir. Stacy Peralta)

124. Afterschool (2008, dir. Antonio Campos)

125. Toy Story 3 (2010, dir. Lee Unkrich)

126. Amarcord (1973, dir. Federico Fellini)

127. Snake Eyes (1998. dir. Brian De Palma)

128. Art & Copy (2009, dir. Doug Pray)

129. True Stories (1986, dir. David Byrne)
130. Close-Up (1990, dir. Abbas Kiraostami)
131. Femme Fatale (2002, dir. Brian DePalma)
132. Prodigal Sons (2008, dir. Kimberly Reed)

133. Right At Your Door (2005, dir. Chris Gorak)

134. The Last Airbender (2010, dir. M. Night Shyamalan)
135. Make Way For Tomorrow (1937, dir. Leo McCarey)

136. The Black Dahlia (2006, dir. Brian DePalma)

137. This Filthy World (2006, dir. This Filthy World)

138. The Living and the Dead (2006, dir. Simon Lumley)

139. Greenberg (2010, dir. Noah Baumbach)

140. Summer Hours (2008, dir. Oliver Assayas)

141. Redacted (2007, dir. Brian De Palma)

142. The Dinner Game (1998, dir. Francis Veber)

143. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010, dir. Thor Freudenthal)
144. Inception (2010, dir. Christopher Nolan)

145. Life During Wartime (2010, dir. Todd Solondz)

146. The World of Henry Orient (1964, dir. George Roy Hill)

147. Shadows (1959, dir. John Cassavetes)

148. Dinner for Schmucks (2010, dir. Jay Roach)

149. Husbands (1970, dir. John Cassavetes)

150. The Other Guys (2010, dir. Adam McKay)

151. A Town Called Panic (2009, dir. Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar)

152. Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010, dir. Edgar Wright)

153. Minnie and Moskowitz (1971, dir. John Cassavetes)

154. The Chateau (2001, dir. Jesse Peretz)

155. A Woman Under the Influence (1974, dir. John Cassavetes)

156. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962, dir Robert Aldrich)

157. Fright Night (1985, dir. Tom Holland)

158. Monsters, Inc. (2001, dir. Pete Docter)

159. Blue Beard (2009, dir. Catherine Breillat)

160. Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man (2006, dir. Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan)

161. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, dir. John Cassavetes)

162. Opening Night (1977, dir. John Cassavetes)
163. Whatever Works (2009, dir. Woody Allen)

164. Inside Deep Throat (2005, dir. Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato)

165. Lynch One (2007, dir. blackANDwhite)

166. The Front (1976, dir. Martin Ritt)

167. Gloria (1980, dir. John Cassavetes)

168. My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009, dir. Werner Herzog)

169. Big Trouble (1986, dir. John Cassavetes)

170. The King (2006, dir. James Marsh)

171. Love Streams (1984, dir. John Cassavetes)
172. The Social Network (2010, dir. David Fincher)

173. A Tale of Two Sister (2003, dir. Ji-woon Kim)

174. 12 and Holding (2005, dir. Michael Cuesta)

175. Interview With The Vampire (1994, dir. Neil Jordan)

176. Imprint (2006, Takashi Miike)

177. Hell House (2001, dir. George Ratliff)

178. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009, dir. Niels Arden Opley)

179. Let Me In (2010, dir. Matt Reeves)

180. Babies (2010, dir.Thomas Balmes)

181. Radio Days (1987, dir. Woody Allen)

182. Signs of Life (1968, dir. Werner Herzog)

183. UHF (1989, dir. Jay Levey)

184. The Heartbreak Kid (1972, dir. Elaine May)

185. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010, dir. Alex Gibney)

186. Trash Humpers (2010, dir. Harmony Korine)

187. The Last Exorcism (2010, dir. Daniel Stamm)

188. Four Lions (2010, dir. Christopher Morris)

189. Catfish (2010, dir. Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman)

190. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009, dir. Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas)

191. The Living Wake (2007, dir. Sol Tryon)

192. I Am Love (2009, dir. Luca Guadganino)

193. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010, dir. Tod Williams)

194. The Whole Wide World (1996, dir. Dan Ireland)

195. Who Is Harry Nilsson? (2006, dir. John Scheinfeld)

196. Tyson (2008, dir. James Toback)
197. White on Rice (2009, dir. Dave Boyle)

198. The Pallbearer (1996, dir. Matt Reeves)

199. Cropsey (2009, dir. Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman)
200. Broadcast News (1987, dir. James L. Brooks)

201. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010, dir. Steve Pink)

202. Altered States (1980, dir. Ken Russell)

203. Megamind (2010, dir. Tom McGrath)

204. Grown Ups (2010, dir. Dennis Dugan)

205. A Dirty Shame (2004, dir. John Waters)

206. Splice (2009, dir. Vincenzo Natali)

207. Nursery University (2008, dir. Marc H. Simon, Matthew Makar)

208. Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods (2010, dir. Patrick Meaney)

209. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010, dir. David Yates)

210. Scott Walker: 30th Century Man (2006, dir. Stephen Kijak)

211. Death to Smoochy (2002, dir. Danny DeVito)

212. American Grindhouse (2010, dir. Elijah Drenner)
213. The Cruise (1998, dir. Bennett Miller)

214. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985, dir. Barry Levinson)

215. Revolution OS (2001, dir. JTS Moore)

216. Fritz the Cat (1972, dir. Ralph Bakshi)

217. Mr. Foe (2007, dir. David Mackenzie)

218. I Am A Sex Addict (2005, dir. Caveh Zahedi)

219. The Descent: Part 2 (2009, dir. Jon Harris)
220. Tarnation (2003, dir. Jonathan Caouette)

221. Red Hill (2010, dir. Patrick Hughes)

222. Devil (2010, dir. John Erick Dowdle)

223. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010, dir. Banksy)

224. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010, dir. Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg)

225. Black Swan (2010, dir. Darren Aronofsky)

226. Easy A (2010, dir. Will Gluck)
227. Despicable Me (2010, dir. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud)

228. Barry Munday (2010, dir. Chris D’Arienzo)

229. Cyrus (2010, dir. The Duplass Brothers)
230. Winter’s Bone (2010, dir. Debra Granik)

231. True Grit (2010, dir. The Coen Brothers)

232. Rare Exports (2010, dir. Jalmari Helander)
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