Who : Avada Kedavra
What : Movies of 2010
Tangy : Like we rounded up our year with the Collection of Perky Tweets (Part 1, 2 & 3) & the Best Tangy & Spicy Picks, Avada Kedavra has winded up the year with the movies she loved watching in 2010. So here is a compilation of all the must-watch movies of 2010 by Avada. Check out if you’ve missed any!
Happy New Year everyone! As always, I have a list of all the movies that I loved watching in 2010 (just like I did in 2008 : Movies of 2008 and in 2009 : Movies of 2009). Hatrick it is, the third time I have come up with such a list. These movies are not essentially the best performers at box office or critically acclaimed but I definitely enjoyed watching them on screen. I just realized that the number of movies I watched this year has doubled as compared to last year. I will become bankrupt if I keep spending so much of money on movie tickets 😛
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
This was the most awaited movie of the year. Being a Potter fanatic, I was just waiting for this movie to get released. And thankfully, it exceeded my expectations. I had expected it to be boring like the previous installment, but it closely followed the book (probably owing to the fact that they made 2 parts out of the final book). Wish they had done the same thing to Half-blood Prince, which is one of my most favourite parts. All potter fans who have already read the book loved the movie. But those who havent read the book, found it not so interesting, since there was no scope for much “action” in this. Now I am waiting eagerly for the second part.
Much has been said about this movie everywhere, and also on my blog earlier. I simply loved the movie and expecting it to win atleast Best picture, Best director and Best actor award in this year’s Oscars. My review of the movie is here.
Another great brain boggling movie of Leonardo, which simply put was one of his best ever. My review of the movie is here.
The Social Network
This was one movie which I never expected to be that interesting. But the script was great and I simply loved the dialogues. Even though it may not be completely true, the story was great. The actors did a great job and it was nice knowing more about the youngest billionaire in the world 🙂 I liked Eduardo Saverin’s character the most and Andrew Garfield has acted really well.
Toy Story 3
This movie is one of the best animation movies ever made. Amazing hilarious, a unique plot and set of interesting characters. This is one movie which everyone can relate to, since every person has played with toys when he/she was young. My review of the movie is here.
Tron : Legacy
I loved Tron, which released in 1982 a lot and as a result watched its sequel. You will love it if you are a computer geek or if you love playing computer games. This movie did what Avatar did last year. Even though the story and script were not that great, the special effects and graphics were something to look for. I love such movies with special effects so enjoyed the movie.
How to Train Your Dragon
This is probably one of the few non-Pixar animation movies that was great. A very touching story, hilarious in its own way, adventurous and different is how I would describe it. Read my review of the movie here. Don’t miss this movie if you love animation movies.
Clash of the Titans
I just looooove Greek mythology – titans, Zeus, Perseus, Hades, Olympians. I knew this story before but enjoyed watching the movie. I did not find any flaw in the movie. Another reason to watch the movie was that Sam Worthington (of Avatar) plays the lead role.
Story about how Robin Longstride ended up becoming Robin Hood. I knew Robin Hood’s story about how he was an outcast but still helped the poor, how he was one of the best archers ever, how he lived in Sherwood forest and how the Sheriff was always on a lookout for him and had kept a prize on his head. But I never knew how he ended up becoming an outcast. This movie is about that and I liked it a lot. Expecting a sequel to this 🙂
This was one of the most humorous movies this year (according to me). This movie is about wannabe superheroes, ordinary people who wear superhero dress and start acting like superheroes. Kick-ass, Hit Girl, Big Daddy, Red Mist – all the 4 wannabes were so funny. I love the Hit Girl the most, she is so cute and adorable. Watch this movie if you want something different and funny.
Dave Lizewski: With no power, comes no responsibility. Except, *that* wasn’t true.
Never thought this would be so funny. A very cute movie about how 3 girls end up making a dad out of a villain. I love the cute girls (especially the youngest black-haired girl). This is one villain you would never be scared of 🙂
Shrek Forever After
The final installment of Shrek was here and though Shrek series got less and less humorous, this one was better than the previous I feel. I liked the first Shrek movie the most and then the quality of humor decreased with every part that came after the first. This one was still okay and no regrets for watching it.
Iron Man 2
Not as good as the first part I felt. But still it was good. Iron man 2 has lot of action and it is great to see the superhero in action once again.
Letters to Juliet
This is such a cute movie, with some funny moments, many tear jerking moments! I never meant to watch it in theater but after my friend wanted to watch some “non-action” movie, we ended up watching it. Watch it if you love mushy mushy and emotional movies. It is a movie about finding lost love. When a reply is given to a letter written to Juliet after many years it was written, a woman tries to find the man she loved many decades back. Will she be able to find him? Is he even alive after so many years? Find out after watching the movie.
Alice in Wonderland
This movie did well at box office and plenty of people liked it. I love Alice in Wonderland written by Lewis Caroll. But I did not like this modified version much. I watched it only because Johny Depp has acted in it and it is a delight to watch him. I felt this movie resembled Narnia a lot, I mean one single girl fighting a queen and her army etc. I like Alice as a young sweet girl lost in the wonderland trying to find her way back home, can’t imagine her as a person holding sword. Sorry! just can’t buy that idea.
I am not a Twilight series fan by any means but I do not hate it either. It is entertaining and because of the fantasy element in it, I like to read and watch it. Another reason like I stated last year is Robert Pattinson 🙂 This movie was good and like always, Twilight movies do some justice to the book, unlike Harry Potter movies. It seems the fourth book will be made into two movies. I will definitely watch them without fail.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I have read all the books in this series and seeing the first part made into a movie was nice. Greg is so cute and Rowley too. I simply looooved the movie, just like I loved the books. It is about a kid’s adventures in school and I could so easily relate to many incidents that happen in his life. If you are looking for a hilarious entertaining movie, your search comes to an end here.
I read the book before watching the movie but still liked the movie. Even though the hero is kind of wooden-faced, the female lead has acted really well. I love the story, plot everything. Read my review of the book here.
The Bounty Hunter
This was another unplanned movie. Never thought I would watch it in theater but when a friend pulled me to this movie, I did not regret watching it. Jennifer Aniston is one of my most favourite actresses. She is so beautiful but in this movie she looks little old and you can see that in the wrinkles on her face. I like Gerald Butler too and watching the two ex-spouses fight was humorous – light funny movie 🙂
This is a movie about what happens to many couples on a single day – Valentine’s day. There are lot of separate threads and finally they all get connected at the end. I loved this movie and Julia Roberts’ love story was the best. Your curiosity is aroused throughout the movie as you keep wondering whom she is going to meet after all and only at the end do you get to know 🙂 All the love stories are sweet!
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Just like the book, I did not like this movie much. But a good time pass movie nevertheless. Special effects were good and if you compare it with the book, the movie did justice to the book completely.
- There were other good movies which I did not watch like
- which I am sure I will not like.
- There are some 2010 hits, that I hope to watch in future:
- There are some movies coming in 2011 which look promising to me. Here is the list:
- Gnomeo and Juliet
- Apollo 18
- Red Riding Hood
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
- Source Code
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- The Hangover Part II
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- X-Men: First Class
- Green Lantern
- Cars 2
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- Winnie the Pooh
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Cowboys & Aliens
Thanks for providing the list, as I havent seen many:)
looks like you have changed the background ..very pleasing now this brown color.
Thanks Renu.. do watch these movies if you get a chance 🙂 Yeah I changed the background to brown so that the snow fall is visible 🙂
You beat me to this post :(. I have a half written draft of this that I will post in 2 days because somethings are different from your post :P. I have seen the Diary of Wimpy Kid wanted to read the book 1st. I love Letters to Juliet and when you read the post, you will know why :P.
🙂 will wait for your post then.. I am sure you will have some movies that I havent seen.. and would love to hear what you liked about these movies 🙂 Do read Diary of a wimpy kid, it is very cute. I loooved Letters to Juliet too, cant wait to read the book!
nice list..i loved harry potter, social network, alice in wonderland..you didnt mention Avatar! was it this year? I think so! or last year..I am bad with dates 😛
Yeah Avatar was end of last year, dec 2009 🙂 I included it in the last year’s list..
A good list but i have not seen many out of them.. Saw Tron i was not very happy with it …
Valentines day was nice and romantic,
for some reason I did like letter to juliet Maybe I am getting SOFT 🙂 he he hhe
Bounty hunter i liked 🙂
Iron man II was ok..
thats it , it seems my to See movies is going to be a long long one this year 2011 🙂
Yep Tron was just visually good, not much on the script front..so even I did not like it that much.. Oh even you liked Letters to Juliet then 🙂 It was a sweet movie right?
You saw such less number of movies this year, time to catch up on some of them I guess 🙂
have watched 6 in the list 😀 Not bad, I guess..considering I don’t watch too many movies 😀
Happy new year 🙂
cool.. 6 is not bad at all.. I watch way too many movies I guess.. should cut down next year 🙂
Thanks..wishing you too a very happy new year! 🙂
Not even 1 have I watched! This year has been quite bad for me as far as movie watching is concerned. Will make up for it though. I definitely want to watch movies 2,3,4.
😮 not even one? so you did not watch any movie this year or did you watch in other languages? yep dont miss 2,3,4 at any cost.. they are like must-watch movies this year.
I watched some Tamil movies… including one called ‘Asal’ – Don’t ever watch this 🙂
oh thanks for the warning 🙂
I have watched the ‘Illusionist’ and liked it. I have not watched anyother movie of your list!
Will refer to this list of yours for selecting movies to watch!
I am waiting to watch Illusionist and the other three in the list..sadly they have not yet been released in India 😦
Thanks Sandhya 🙂
Wish you a Very Very Happy New Year, Ashwini!
Thanks so much Sandhya 🙂 Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year 🙂
whoa. I have just seen a fraction of the ones mentioned here. thanks for the comprehensiveness 🙂
and nice new look 🙂 though you might consider a stationary background instead of tiling it and making it scroll 🙂
just my two cents, feel free to ignore 😛
Happy New Year to you as well 🙂
🙂 thanks.. I am unable to find a good theme.. chose this since I wanted to make snow visible. I will change the background soon..
Hi… I have visited your blog for the first time… Liked your compilation… It has some of my favs too…
Wish you a very Happy New Year… 🙂
Thanks Tanishka 🙂 Welcome to my blog.. Wish you too a very happy new year !
Oh my my!!! What a lot of movies you’ve managed to watch in the last year 🙂 Well done!!! I barely watch any, and even that is only if the brat decides to be kind and go to sleep early!!!! Btw, ‘The Illusionist’ is a superb movie. so glad I’ve seen that one!
Thanks Pal 🙂 Yeah I am a movie buff but seriously planning to cut down on my movie watching next year!
you have watched a lot of movies AK 🙂 Will comment on them later.. 🙂
Wishing you a very happy new year 2011 🙂 🙂
Hehe thanks Kanagu! 🙂 Wish you too a very happy new yr!
Wow.. it is a good list.. I havent watched many in your list.. Nice to have a list of recommended movies… 🙂
Happy New year.. 🙂
Thanks Anbu.. and welcome to my blog! 🙂 Happy new yr to you as well!!
Wonderful list of movies again Avada! you always come up trumps when its about shortlisting favorites.. mass favorites 😛
From your list above i have seen a few movies already and will be viewing a few very soon..
Toy Story 3 – As I told you over your review post, I liked this movie..
How to train your Dragon – I wasnt expecting this to charm me but let me tell you, it won the coveted best movie i watched this year award 😉
Clash of the titans – The story line was a bit weak and the punches were missing… sure the action was awesome no doubt but it didnt just had the thrills.
Valentines Day – I would rate this movie really high as this movie truly reflects how your choice of your parter affects you… the last line that Alphonso says that “I married my friend” took me to believe that you need to be a friend first and then a parter in life.. awesome movie..
yet to watch are Robin hood, Shrek Forever after, Iron Man 2, Letters to Juliet
other movies i dont have an opine right now but surely will comment later
Thanks Hemal 🙂 Glad to know you liked many of the movies that I liked – How to train your dragon was surprisingly good right? Never expected it to be that good.. Agree on what you said about Clash of the Titans but I still liked it, maybe because I am crazy of Greek mythology 🙂 Valentine’s day was a good movie, I liked it.. Watch Letters to Juliet, it is a very sweet movie.. I liked the story of it.. the rest you can skip, not that good.. Robin hood was an okay watch, and so were Iron man 2 and Shrek forever after..
I loved Inception, The Social Network and Shutter Island. I’ve yet to watch the other movies. Big movie buff you are AK 🙂 Happy new year. 🙂
You know only after I made this list did I realize that I have watched way tooo many movies this year 🙂 I really am gonna cut down on movie watching next yr..
Thanks Ajay, wishing you too a very happy new year!
ahan! So there are quiet a few movies that I need to watch. Adding to my next watch list 🙂
🙂 Thanks LR
Nice compilation. In my opinion, every movie except Tron legacy, Robin Hood and Bounty Hunter deserved to be on the list.
Thanks and welcome to my blog 🙂
Tron Legacy is there purely for the graphics and special effects.. Bounty Hunter only because I like Jennifer Aniston and same goes with Robin Hood, only because I am so fascinated with the character.. But otherwise agree they were just okay movies.
You did like every movie you saw didn’t you? I did not like Bounty Hunter, Shrek the fourth was nothing in compared to first one. Baki I did not see…:P
I like every movie I watch in theatre, unless the movie was pathetic 😀
Bounty Hunter was an okay movie I felt.. Shrek fourth was much much better than third, which was not at all good.. so in comparison, it was good 🙂 But agreed nothing compared to first one.. First part was the best!
First of all.. congrats for tangy tuesdat pick AK 🙂 🙂
Harry Potter – Atlast a HP film which exceeded the expectations 🙂 🙂
Maybe a lil bit low on expectation made it possible for me to enjoy it better 🙂
Inception – Brilliant one.. loved it to core 🙂
The social network – Very interesting drama.. comes very close to ‘The godfather’
in making me to sit through a complete drama 🙂
Toy story – I want 4th part.. that says everything 🙂
How to train your dragon – Simple and funny.. I loved the concept of movie.. love 🙂
Kick ass – a movie lived upto its name 😀 😀 I loved Kick-ass character too 🙂
Others in the lost I haven’t seen 😦
and one movie that should be in your list and missing is ‘Flipped’. Watch it AK.. u will
love it.. I liked it very much.. 🙂
And for 2011.. I like to see HP last part (Eagerly waiting) and Kung Fu Panda 2..
And POC4 for Jhonny Depp.. other than that I couldn’t see any brilliant movies in making..
I have my plans for 2012 though.. to watch the last part of Batman series 😀 😀
Thanks Kanagu 🙂
HP – yep very happy about that.. so desperately waiting for next part
Inception, Social n/w – completely agree
Toy story – wish they would bring a 4th part 🙂
Even I looved How to train your dragon.. brilliant movie
Kick-ass character was cute and it was a kick-ass movie 🙂
Hmmm I havent seen Flipped.. should watch it then..
POC4 is what I am waiting for the most next year 🙂
Oh same here Dark Knight rises is another movie I am waiting for reallyyy badly!
Well well well. Looks like we watch similar movies 🙂 I have not seen some from the list yet, but I will 🙂 Thanks for the great list dear 🙂
Thanks Suda 🙂 Glad to know our choices match pretty much when it comes to movies 🙂
Which was your fav movie this year?
It indeed was the best this yr 🙂
A lot of them would feature in mine too … in some other order though .. 😛 😛 .. Inception would top for me 😉
Inception tops for me too in terms of movie making.. but HP has a special place everywhere, on my blog too 😀 🙂
That’s a good list. And well, yes indeed, HP would feature on it.
But I really loved Toy Story 3. One of those movies that grew up as you did.
Thanks Fuzzy logic and welcome to my blog! 🙂
True..Toy story is one of my most fav animated movies ever..:)
Hmm….from all the movies you listed, the only two I watched at the cinemas were Shutter Island and Inception and I preferred Shutter Island. My favourite movies for 2010 were Mother and Child (starring Naomi Watts, Annette Bening & Samuel L Jackson) and The King’s Speech. From your list, I only want to watch Despicable Me (on DVD now)
I havent seen Mother and Child and The King’s speech.. I sooo badly wanna watch The King’s speech, atleast after reading your review, I feel it’s a good movie.. Need to check out the other one..
Awesome list! I have watched quite a few of them and I have always liked your movie reviews, somehow I have no talent for that 😛 🙂
Thanks Guria 🙂 Glad to hear from you after a long time girlie.. 🙂
True Grit, Megamind, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole deserves a place here..
True Grit can easily top this list 🙂
Havent watched True Grit yet.. I heard Megamind and LofG werent that good from others, so did not watch them.. also the trailers did not look much attractive.. let me watch these movies and then decide..
Hari ll turn on advice mode.
This is your list. Ppl always suggest smthing. But it’s u who decide it.. BE YOURSELF
Advice mode turned off..
😀 yes sir! Point noted 🙂 Need to watch few more 2010 movies..especially The King’s speech..
Interesting list but would disagree with you on a few movies like twilight, iron man2 , tron and some others. Not a huge fan of chic lit movies. Well different folks, different strokes i presume.
No mentions of Buried,Up in the air,127 hours,Easy A and Toy story 3 (please).
Hmm yeah twilight and those other movies werent that good.. I just watched them because I liked their first parts and couldnt resist from watching the rest of the parts.. I am yet to see all those movies that you mentioned.. I recently watched King’s speech and loved it.
Toy story 3 is already on the list 🙂 I just looooved it!