Top 5 Films of 2010

With no commentary, nor any justification for why you should care, here are my five favorite films of 2010.

Honorable Mention: How to Train Your Dragon.

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One Movie

The one movie meme from Faith and Theology seems a good way for me to post something without having to think.  (Reader: please just let that pass, don’t comment on it because I already know what you’re going to say.)  If you are a new reader, please remember that I am in no way erudite, as I think The Dark Knight Returns is the height of Western civilization (even though Frank Miller totally screwed Superman).

1. One movie that made you laugh
Airplane!

2. One movie that made you cry
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

3. One movie you loved when you were a child

Tron

4. One movie you’ve seen more than once

The Empire Strikes Back

5. One movie you loved, but were embarrassed to admit it

The Fountain (inexplicably, I love this movie; I acknowledge it makes no sense)

6. One movie you hated

Superman Returns (so much promise, but the writers and director just don’t get Superman)

7. One movie that scared you

The Omen

8. One movie that bored you
Gone With the Wind

9. One movie that made you happy

The Shawshank Redemption

10. One movie that made you miserable

Requiem for a Dream (but it’s fantastic)

11. One movie you weren’t brave enough to see

The Passion of the Christ

12. One movie character you’ve fallen in love with

Princess Leia

13. The last movie you saw

Iron Man

14. The next movie you hope to see

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

15. Now tag five people: Um, no.

Friday Five: More Holiday Movies

Since my original list of top holiday movies is getting so many hits, I thought I would add a few more (but this time only five because I can’t think of any more).

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  Had this on my first list, but I took it off for Little Women.  Again, I know it’s technically not a holiday movie, but a good portion of it takes place around Christmas.
  • Miracle on 34th Street (the new one).  While I like the old one better, this version does have Sir Richard Attenborough.
  • Die Hard.  Don’t remember this took place around Christmas?  The reason everyone was in that building was for a Christmas party.
  • Trapped in Paradise.  Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey star in this hilarious movie.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Okay, admittedly this is a stretch (as well as a soulless movie), but Santa is a character.  (And, contrary to popular opinion, he does give presents that can take your eye out.)

Honorable mentions: Ernest Saves Christmas, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas, and A Chipmunk Christmas.  Oh, and my daughter says to add Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.