The Top 10 Lists of 2010!

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I will be counting down my “Top Ten Best Movies of The Decade (2001 – 2010)” AND my “Top Ten Best Games of The Year (2010)” so I won’t dick around because I want to get straight into these lists!

^ That was the original idea here, but I’m going to make a few changes now. I will be condensing them to Top 5s because I am a very indecisive person.

Movies

The top 5 flicks that really made an impact on me personally in the past decade. Every single one of them I hold dear to me in one way or another and will really influence me as I become a filmmaker. I knew a definite top would become way too debatible and I want to avoid it. Anyway, I’m gonna skip any more idle chatter and get started.


#5) The Dark Knight (2008)
This is quite possibly the most well made comic book movie ever. The whole cast nails their roles, especially Heath ledger who won an Academy Award for Best supporting Actor for his role as The Joker. That doesn’t go without saying the rest of the cast was fantastic such as Christian Bale as Batman, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon. The action was also superb and it keeps you at the edge of your seat through and through until the very end. This is a must see for anyone.

#4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Michel Gondry as made quite a few awesome films throughout the decade, but my favorite was “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” with “Be Kind Rewind” as a close second. This movie really makes you think when it comes to relationships as a whole. What if you can completely erase the memories you have of someone you once loved when you’re not with them anymore for one reason or another? This movie really goes into that and deals with it on a very deep level. Jim Carrey can be very great in a serious role if given the right one and he really shows it in this film. You see him in scenes with his romantic interest played by Kate Winslet as their best and their worst. They also had a good attempt as throwing in another story arc with Kirsten Dunst and Tom Wilkinson but in my opinion it really fell short, not saying it wasn’t interesting and it didn’t hurt the movie as a whole. I found this to be the best romantic film of the decade and it’s worth checking out.

#3) No Country For Old Men (2007)
Many people consider this to be one of the greatest movies ever made in the past 10 years, and and it very well cold be. When it comes to crime thrillers this is my absolute favorite. The basic premise is that a man finds a suitcase full of money then takes it and runs. Meanwhile he’s being chased down by a mysterious hitman who wants to kill him and retrieve the cash at all costs. A sheriff played by Tommy lee Jones is out trying to find answers about the crime scene where the money id from, traching down the man who as it, and trying to find this hitman going after the money. Josh Brolin as superb in his role as he’s being chased by a killer and trying to hold on to that large sum of cash and you see see him progress through the film getting more beaten up and bloodied during his struggle. If you haven’t seen it yet go check it out, there is so much to be appreciated here.

#2) The Wrestler (2008)
Many people call it “Mickey Rourke’s comeback” even though he hasn’t stopped working for a long time and stared as Marv in “Sin City” in 2005. With that aside, I LOVE this movie. It deals with a wrestler from the 1980s who’s past his prime and trying to make it through life 20 years later. This is a real dilemma many of these old wrestlers face these days when fighting in the ring and being a star was the only thing they knew and they can’t do it anymore because they’re too old and their body can’t take it. These guys are either dead, disabled, or living a minimum wage life while occasionally finding money signing autographs because they were once someone famous and this is what this movie deals with. You have a guy working job to job trying to pay his rent and put food on his table, which he struggles with so he needs to make a comeback while putting his life on the line. There are also a few GREAT scenes of character development showing him trying to make good by his astranged daughter who’s childhood he missed because he was busy with the fame that came with wrestling. The whole cast is great which also featured Marisa Tomei as his love interest, a stripper who he falls for but she doesn’t wanna mix business with her personal life. There’s also Evan Rachel Wood as his daughter who makes the most out of only a few scenes. The ending really made me cry and it really hits you hard, without giving any spoilers.

#1) Shaun of the Dead (2004)
I love romantic comedies and I also love zombie flicks, this is flawlessly both of them at the same time. Edgar Wright is easily one of the best directors this decade also having “Hot Fuzz” and “Scott Pilgrim” with his name attached to them. This movie introduced me to the awesomeness of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost because I don’t live in the UK so we never got the series  “Spaced” until much later (actually not until after this and “Hot Fuzz” both were out in the US.) Now I have to mention that I hated this movie the first time I saw it, but I was also just a dumb kid in 2004. A year or 2 later I gave it another chance and i had to slap myself in the face because of how brilliant it was. I’s so self aware that their life is becoming something of a zombie movie and they recognize that. Aside from all the funny parts the action was well done and meets good zombie movie standards, and the part of sorting through vinyl and throwing the ones you don’t care for anymore at the zombies has always stuck out in my mind. I find myself liking this movie more each time I watch it because i continue to understand British humor more and more with age. I will always recognize this as my number one favorite movie of the 2000s, and also one of my most favorite movies of all time.

Video Games

My Top 10 list can be found here: http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/thechadster789/best-of-2010/46-52732/

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One Response to “The Top 10 Lists of 2010!”

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