As the year comes to a close, we look back at the year in films. There have been some amazing films (Black Swan) and then some really terrible ones (Skyline). One thing is for sure, it has been a great year for Brit actors such as Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth. We’ve picked our favourite films of 2010. Let us know what you think and tell us if we’ve missed anything off the list. So, take a trip down movie memory lane with us…
The Social Network
Why it gets our vote? Who knew that a story about Facebook could be so interesting and emotive? It's clever, witty and at points slightly scary as we learn the beginnings of one the world's most popular websites.
What we said "It is compelling, amusing, fascinating and most importantly it teaches us that whatever we do, do not get on the wrong side of a computer geek."
Uncle Boonmee (who can remember his past lives)
Why it gets our vote? The Thai film wowed and confused people everywhere and won Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. It is unlike any other film out this year, or perhaps ever. It's a small indie film which packs a big punch.
What we said "A controversial choice perhaps - this film is the anti-Avatar - but it is entrancing, beautiful and utterly bewildering."
Why it gets our vote? It's Affleck at his best as a director. The acting and script are incredible and it takes a classic heist movie and makes it feel really fresh. It's edge of your seat stuff.
What we said "I came out in tears and overwhelmed with excitement. I think it’s time that Affleck got some credit for being an incredible director."
Why it gets our vote? There was a lot of hype surrounding this Christopher Nolan film and excitement to see Leonardo DiCaprio back on form.It's a film with a big concept that is visually stunning, that could have been a bit much but was in fact hugely successful.
What we said "Worth a watch simply for the impressive sights of streets folding in on themselves, fruit stalls self-combusting and a world of fascinating architectural possibilities."
Toy Story 3
Why it gets our vote? The third and final instalment of Toy Story hit cinemas with a huge bang this year and is, as we speak, the highest grossing film of 2010 in the US and Canada. But besides its success, it is actually a really enjoyable film and ends the series perfectly.
What we said "If you saw the first Toy Story as a child, the second as a slightly older child, the third won't fail to make you cry as an adult. A masterpiece, and a respectful ending to the tale of Woody, Buzz and friends."
Why it gets our vote? The film somehow slipped through the net and didn't get the respect and admiration it deserves. Brit actress Rebecca Hall is just stunning in it, as are the rest of the cast, as they bring to life almost every emotion under the sun.
What we said "With Please Give, Holocener has nailed what Woody Allen struggles to do nowadays. It’s a rare treat to feel such a mixture of emotions so powerfully in a film and to find a group of actors that are as convincing as they are in this film."
Why it gets our vote? It was a bit of a surprise guilty pleasure really. The plot isn't Oscar winning and neither is the acting but it's a gory, amusing and sexy romp. Plus it's in 3D, which makes a piranha eating humans look extra special.
What we said "If you are looking for a film that entertains you to the very end, is easy to watch, gives you the giggles and makes you jump, then Piranha 3D is for you. It may be cheesy, verging on sexist and full of fake blood (and boobs) but it’s bloody entertaining."
Why it gets our vote? It's Daren Aronofsky at his absolute best. Hype has followed it everywhere and deservedly. Natalie Portman shines in this original thriller, as does co-star Mila Kunis.
What we said "Aronofsky has created a marvellously original piece of work and a stand-out film of this, or any, year."
Why it gets our vote? Two words: Aaron Johnson
What we said "Kick-Ass is rude, controversial, twisted, dark, violent and degrading. But to see Aaron Johnson take on thugs with nothing but sticks and scuba gear to The Prodigy is simply breathtaking. Spiderman who?"
Why it gets our vote? It's almost an art house film, but manages to combine the best of French cinema with a healthy dose of Hollywood thriller. It's exciting and you're never quite sure what's going to happen as you follow it's twists and turns. (Please, please do not remake this Hollywood!).
What we said "Intelligent, thrilling, complex, bloody. This prison-drama, gangster- movie, metaphysical-meditation could be the movie of the year."