70,000 Flickcharters Pick Their Top 20 of 2010

29 Dec
2010

During 2010, we received over 49 million rankings where movie fans have been placing new films from the year onto their lists and putting them up against the best movies of all time. This list culminates those rankings to generate the movies of 2010 that are highest ranked by all of the users of Flickchart. This list is only accurate up to the day this was published, so if you’re eager to see if things have changed, you can check the daily results at http://www.flickchart.com/charts/2010.

Don’t forget too that once you’re there, you can further filter the list to get the best of 2010 combined with any of your favorite actors or genres. Best animated movies of 2010? Check. Best Jonah Hill movies of 2010? Check. Best animated movies starring Jonah Hill of 2010? Check.

While there certainly may be some debate on what made the cut and where each film landed on the list that may not line up with your personal best of 2010, we’re surprised and interested to see such a wide variety of blockbusters, indie films, animated, documentary, comedy, sci-fi, and action make their presence this year. We’ve been making strides to improve the global rankings to be as accurate as possible, and we’ll have even more innovations on this front in the new year – along with a laundry list of new features we’ve got cooked up.

Remember, if you watched and ranked these movies on your Flickchart, you helped to create this list! If not, be sure to rank your favorites of 2010 to influence the list for the future! Without further adieu, here are your Top 20 of 2010:

#20 – Get Him to the Greek

  • currently ranked #956 of all-time
  • ranked 10528 times
  • wins 57% of matchups
  • 24 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 2 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#19 – Despicable Me

  • currently ranked #926 of all-time
  • ranked 6784 times
  • wins 56% of matchups
  • 18 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 2 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#18 – The Book of Eli

  • currently ranked #901 of all-time
  • ranked 14827 times
  • wins 55% of matchups
  • 29 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 3 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#17 – The Kids Are All Right

  • currently ranked #778 of all-time
  • ranked 4970 times
  • wins 65% of matchups
  • 11 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 0 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#16 – The Ghost Writer

  • currently ranked #659 of all-time
  • ranked 8817 times
  • wins 62% of matchups
  • 22 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 4 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#15 – 127 Hours

  • currently ranked #619 of all-time
  • ranked 2774 times
  • wins 64% of matchups
  • 15 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 2 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#14 – Winter’s Bone

  • currently ranked #612 of all-time
  • ranked 4626 times
  • wins 66% of matchups
  • 21 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 5 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#13 – Exit Through The Gift Shop

  • currently ranked #603 of all-time
  • ranked 3981 times
  • wins 69% of matchups
  • 12 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 0 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#12 – Iron Man 2

  • currently ranked #376 of all-time
  • ranked 39852 times
  • wins 59% of matchups
  • 103 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 13 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#11 – The Town

  • currently ranked #336 of all-time
  • ranked 7691 times
  • wins 68% of matchups
  • 19 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 5 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#10 – True Grit

  • currently ranked #242 of all-time
  • ranked 2641 times
  • wins 63% of matchups
  • 22 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 2 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#9 – How to Train Your Dragon

  • currently ranked #213 of all-time
  • ranked 18195 times
  • wins 69% of matchups
  • 63 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 5 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#8 – Shutter Island

  • currently ranked #188 of all-time
  • ranked 44939 times
  • wins 67% of matchups
  • 152 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 6 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#7 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

  • currently ranked #152 of all-time
  • ranked 8118 times
  • wins 63% of matchups
  • 66 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 8 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#6 – Kick-Ass

  • currently ranked #143 of all-time
  • ranked 53624 times
  • wins 66% of matchups
  • 285 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 20 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#5 – Black Swan

  • currently ranked #111 of all-time
  • ranked 4366 times
  • wins 66% of matchups
  • 47 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 6 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#4 – Toy Story 3

  • currently ranked #44 of all-time
  • ranked 37368 times
  • wins 77% of matchups
  • 243 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 23 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#3 – The Social Network

  • currently ranked #38 of all-time
  • ranked 13510 times
  • wins 77% of matchups
  • 114 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 12 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#2 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

  • currently ranked #31 of all-time
  • ranked 24081 times
  • wins 74% of matchups
  • 255 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 51 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time

#1 – Inception

  • currently ranked #6 of all-time
  • ranked 52131 times
  • wins 85% of matchups
  • 752 users have it ranked in their top 20 of all-time
  • 92 users rank it as their favorite movie of all-time
  • http://www.theaudient.blogspot.com Derek Armstrong

    The Scott Pilgrim ranking really shows the bias of Flickchart toward young users (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Haven’t seen it yet, but #2 of the year? Hmmm.

  • johnmason

    I haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim yet, either, but I’m glad Inception is where it belongs. :)

  • KingofPain

    I don’t know if it’s a bias, but rather that young people tend to use sites like this in greater numbers. If a larger group of older movie aficionados with more varied tastes were to start ranking, things would change quite a bit. Younger people are more likely to just loooove some new movie and rank it it with (perhaps unwarranted) enthusiasm.

    I am surprised that Black Swan is so high. I didn’t think it was amazing, but I’m sure that I’d place it over most every movie on this list (I still need to see a number of these, but I’m not expecting a lot). I just saw The Fighter (not on the list) and quite enjoyed that. It’s definitely more dramatically satisfying than Inception, which I don’t believe deserves #1 at all.

  • JRM

    There’s nothing wrong with younger people ranking a movie higher than others; their opinions are just as valid as yours. Anyway, great list overall.

  • KingofPain

    I’m not claiming that younger people’s rankings are invalid. In fact, I disagreed that Flickchart was biased toward young people. I just stated that more young people are likely to use sites like this. It is true, however, that younger people are more likely to rank newer movies (particularly youth-oriented) higher than older movie watchers are. This is just a simple fact.

  • JRM

    My comment wasn’t targeted towards you. Lol. Sorry ’bout that. But yes, I would agree with that. However, there’s lots of notable films that young people could have voted into the top 100, but they didn’t. They may be young, but flickchart’s youth know quality. And Scott Pilgrim is a quality film (imo).

  • http://www.theaudient.blogspot.com Derek Armstrong

    I didn’t mean “bias” as in Flickchart does anything specifically to court younger viewers — I meant, as you say, that the Flickchart user population shows a “youth bias.” I do think that a younger person who feels passionately about Scott Pilgrim might rank it above, say, Citizen Kane. And they should have the right to do that. It’s just that the younger population will inevitably skew the rankings away from “classics” and toward newer films — and I don’t think there’s any way around it. This is why The Dark Knight and Inception both are ranked so highly in the global rankings. Good films? Certainly. Great films? Possibly. The best of all time? Heavens, no.

    (For the record, I’m not some old curmudgeon, only 37. Though I guess that could seem curmudgeonly to some of the tykes out there. And, please stay off my lawn.)

  • PitchesandScores

    ITT pretentious hipsters of the older gentleman

  • http://www.theaudient.blogspot.com Derek Armstrong

    I’m too old to know what ITT means!

    Just wait … when you’re older, you will wonder why everyone thinks Smurfs 3 is better than Inception.

  • KingofPain

    Ahhh. I thought you might’ve perceived my comment as critical. I’m somewhere between the youthful and older group in my perspective, I guess. I kind of miss being excited about new movies like I was back in my earlier days, but my enthusiasm has been traded for wisdom. Or something.

    I would’ve watched Scott pilgrim by now, but Michael Cera bugs me. Maybe I’ll give it a shot and hope for the best.

  • Kieran

    @Derek:
    Definitely would recommend watching Scott Pilgrim before commenting about it. It rightly deserved the #2 place, it’s far better than the highly overrated The Dark Knight (interesting that you cite two Christopher Nolan films by the way). And no, I wouldn’t rank it above Citizen Kane. Or Fight Club, Cidade de Deus, Les 400 Coups, Rear Window. But it is a great and very enjoyable film, and I’ve rewatched it several times.

  • http://www.theaudient.blogspot.com Derek Armstrong

    Count me in the “bugged by Michael Cera” group. He wore out his welcome, that’s all. I think the terrible film Paper Heart was the exact moment I could no longer tolerate him, though I did think Youth in Revolt was decent and expect to finally watch Scott Pilgrim in the coming weeks. Who knows, maybe I’ll rank it above Citizen Kane as well.

  • http://www.theaudient.blogspot.com Derek Armstrong

    @Kieran – Cool, I will definitely watch it before any further comment. I think Nolan is great – I just happen to find more value in Memento, Batman Begins and The Prestige than I do in Dark Knight and Inception.

  • KingofPain

    Oh, wait that last comment was for JRM.

    @Derek Armstrong
    Yeah, I figured you meant that. What I like about Flickchart is that it’s entirely neutral. There’s a lot of older weird and obscure stuff waiting to be ranked. It just depends on who does the ranking. Right now, the biggest group of users happens to be younger and mainstream.

    Michael Cera is definitely the biggest obstacle to deal with in the case of Scott pilgrim. I’d hate for him to ruin an otherwise decent movie.

  • http://flagard.blogspot.com Synbios

    I haven’t seen Black Swan yet, because it won’t be in theaters here until January 28th, but i think the top 6 is pretty accurate (i’ve loved the rest of Darren Aronofsky films i’ve watched so i guess Black Swan will be good aswell).

    Scott Pilgrim IS a great movie, don’t let your Michael Cera dislike ruin it for you. And if you guys happen to like comic books, get all 6. The movie is good, but the comic books are way better :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/easilydissolved easilydissolved

    Scott Pilgrim was an alright movie. I did love the over-the-top action scenes, but the main character, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) really bugged me, and I couldn’t get behind him as the hero. I mean, this is a guy who would have spent the entire movie dating two women if his girlfriend who’s still in high school hadn’t seen Ramona’s first boyfriend crashing his band’s concert.
    It is still a fun movie, but I just really did not like Pilgrim.