Josh's Top 10 of 2010Are you top ten-ed out? Probably? But damn it, I didn't see a zillion movies this year (OK, around 150) to not earn the right to subject you to a list of my 10 favorites. Honestly this list is probably more for me than for you guys. As we head into the awards season (People's Choice is just days away, get your powder blue tux ready!), what better way to get into the right mindset of endless accolades than to bestow my own. So here we go folks... the top 10 films of 2010* according to me.

*List void on January 1st when I'll surely change my mind about a few of these.


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Harry Potter vs. Twilight

Last week, we here at MTV Movies Blog asked you -- the members our well-informed, movie-loving readership -- to vote for your favorite film of 2010. You responded with vigor, casting 5,000 votes in the course of one week (nicely done!).

There were 34 movies included in the poll, ranging from indie darlings like "The Kids Are All Right" to mega-blockbusters like the year's highest-grossing film "Toy Story 3." In truth, however, the race came down to just two movies, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," proving that both series' fan bases have some seriously devoted members.

In the end, "Potter" beat out "Twilight" by a narrow 449 vote margin, with "Deathly Hallows - Part 1" amassing 46.5 percent of the total vote to "Eclipse"'s 37.5 percent -- together accounting for a whopping 84 percent of votes. In a shocker, the 3-D animated comedy "How to Train Your Dragon" beat out all other comers to notch a distant third with 10.74 percent of the vote, while Christopher Nolan's mind-bending thriller "Inception" (2.09 percent) and Disney's critically acclaimed Rapunzel retelling "Tangled" (0.52 percent) took the #4 and #5 slots, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 -- in races separated by just a handful of votes -- were "Toy Story 3" at #6 (0.32 percent), "Black Swan" at #7 (0.3 percent), "The Social Network" and "Easy A" tied for #8 (0.28 percent) and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" at #10 (0.24 percent).

Hit the jump to see how the rest of the 34 movies fared. Read More...

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Best Movie Quotes

The most memorable movie lines require three things: They must sound like something a real person (or at least the character uttering them) would, you know, actually say; they must be smarter, funnier and snappier than what a real person would actually say (this sounds like it would contradict the first point, but it doesn't); and they must have a great actor to give them a great delivery. It's a delicate balance, and one that takes both skill -- and a tiny bit of luck -- to achieve.

This year was packed with plenty of ear-pleasing, intensely quotable movie quotes, ranging from the highbrow ("The Social Network" and "True Grit") to the not-so-highbrow ("The Other Guys" and "Machete"). Some movies -- here's looking at you, "Social Network" -- were so full of amazing one-liners and witty exchanges that I could have made a top 10 list just drawing from them. But in the interest of fairness, I'll stick to one awesome line per movie. Below, take a look at my picks for the 10 best movie quotes of 2010, then hit the comments to share your own favorites! Read More...

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Breakout Stars 2010

Every year Hollywood shows off plenty of fresh talent on the big screen, and 2010 was no exception. Young breakout stars took the movie world by storm in films such as "The Social Network," "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Karate Kid." And, even if their film wasn't the biggest box office it, the young leads of "Let Me In," "Kick-Ass" and "Winter's Bone" left fond memories in everyone's minds that seems to bode well for their careers.

With the New Year right around the corner, we decided to celebrate the 10 biggest breakout stars of 2010, reflecting on the films that tossed them into the spotlight and looking forward to what they have coming up next. Read More...

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Favorite Movie of 2010 Poll

I've already revealed my picks for the top 10 movies of 2010. And I'm happy with all of my choices, though there were a few flicks I loved that barely missed making the final cut -- sorry, "Kick-Ass," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "127 Hours"! But that list represents the opinion of just one man (yours truly) -- and since everyone has an opinion, I want to hear from you, the loyal MTV Movies Blog readers, about your favorite films of the year.

To this end, I've created a poll that includes 34 of the year's biggest blockbusters and critical darlings. Some of the films have been raking in the awards ("The Social Network," "The King's Speech," "Black Swan," etc.), while others aren't exactly Best Picture-worthy but may have carved out a special place in your movie-loving heart regardless (I'm looking at you "Harry Potter" and "Twilight").

That's why this poll is specifically asking you to vote for your favorite film of the past 365 days (give or take). Pinpointing the best movies or the best anything can be a dicey proposition because putting that kind of label on something makes it sound very objective... when it is, in fact, our opinions are the definition of subjective. Critics and awards prognosticators can argue about the best until the cows come home, but no one can tell you that something isn't your favorite if you say it is.

So hit the jump to vote for your favorite film of 2010. And, if for some reason it isn't included in the poll, hit the comments to tell me why it should have been. Be sure to get your vote in by 2 p.m. on Dec. 30, and come back later that day to see the final results. Thanks, and happy holidays! Read More...

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Best Movies of 2010

Like any other year, 2010 has had its share of good and bad -- in general and when it comes to movies. For every piece of filmmaking gold we discovered, there was a steaming cinematic turd to scrape from beneath our shoe. But since the holidays are upon us and I'm feeling generous, I'm going to embrace the spirit of the season, take the high road and bypass ragging on the critical, box-office and creative failures of the past year. Instead I want to focus on celebrating all that was groundbreaking, captivating and good in the movie world in 2010. And, perhaps surprisingly, there was a lot of good stuff in theaters this year.


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Top movie posters 2010

2010 was great year for HD imagery on the walls outside of theaters, as well as on indoor screens. The mark of a great poster comes when you get to the end of the year and remember a design and title even if you never made it to the box office to see the film. The exceptional ones may have even convinced you to make Friday night plans and dole out 12 bucks for a ticket.

Boasting some innovative layouts and homages to masterpieces of the past, as well as a keen grasp of what catches the eye, here are our top 10 picks for 2010 movie posters that will still be imprinted on our minds in 2011, 2012 and long after. Read More...

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Best Movie Trailers of 2010

In Hollywood these days, it is all about the marketing. Create a buzz-worthy trailer, maybe let it leak or show it at Comic-Con, and then let fan enthusiasm work its magic. As we've seen over the past few years, this formula doesn't always lead to success (just look at "The Last Airbender" or "Watchmen" for proof), but it does give us the opportunity to get boatloads of amazing trailers year round, and 2010 was definitely no exception.

With the end of the year quickly approaching, we're sentimentally reflecting on all our favorite film-related things of 2010 here at MTV Movies Blog... and it seems only fair that we round up our list of the top 10 trailers of 2010. Some of the films have yet to be released, some came out so long ago we almost forgot that they debuted this year, but all of them are guaranteed awesome. Check out our list (and watch the trailers) after the jump! Read More...

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