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    Here Are 19 Amazing Films I Can't Believe Are Now 10 Years Old

    These movies have aged like a fine wine.

    1. The Book Of Eli

    Warner Bros./Summit Entertainment

    Directed by: The Hughes Brothers

    Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis

    Released: 15 January

    In a post-apocalyptic desert-scape, Eli is a badass man of faith packing two things: a bible and a pretty big secret. Can he and his colleague Solara (Mila) evade Carnegie's (Gary Oldman) forces and save humanity?

    2. Shutter Island

    Paramount Pictures

    Directed by: Martin Scorsese

    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

    Released: 19 February

    When a patient is found to be missing, a mental hospital calls in two federal officers to find the woman – but with nothing more than riddles to go on, things aren't quite adding up. Can Teddy Daniels (Leo) discover the truth before it's too late?

    3. The Runaways


    Directed by: Floria Sigismondi

    Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Michael Shannon

    Released: 19 March

    Who are The Runaways, you ask? Well only an all-female American rock band including breakaway star Joan Jett! This film charts their beginnings and focuses on Joan and lead singer Cherie Currie, played by Kristen and Dakota respectively.

    4. Kick-Ass

    Lionsgate/Universal Pictures

    Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

    Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released: 25 March

    Long before Aaron Taylor-Johnson was shaking his willy about, he was suiting up as the naive but ambitious Kick-Ass, a vigilante hero fed up with being harassed on the New York streets. But Kick-Ass may have bitten off more than he can chew.

    5. How to Train Your Dragon

    Paramount Pictures

    Directed by: Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

    Starring: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

    Released: 26 March

    In a medieval setting, a young Viking nobleman must learn to be tough and fight dragons. But when he is suddenly befriended by one, he starts to question everything from a dragon's innate nature, to his place in the world.

    6. Winter's Bone

    Roadside Attractions

    Directed by: Debra Granik

    Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Sheryl Lee, Dale Dickey

    Released: 11 June

    In the breakout role that made her a star, J-Law plays a poverty-stricken Missouri teen trying to break through years of coded silence surrounding her father's disappearance in order to save her family from further destitution.

    7. Toy Story 3

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Directed by: Lee Unkrich

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released: 18 June

    The Toy Story gang are all back, but Andy is all grown up! So, in an effort to still be played with, the toys get donated to a nursery. But when they arrive, things are a lot worse than they could ever imagine and they must engineer an escape!

    8. Despicable Me

    Universal Pictures

    Directed by: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud

    Starring: Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand

    Released: 9 July

    Steve Carell plays loveable villain Gru, who must juggle his failing reputation as a super-villain as well as three young girls whom he adopts as part of a master plan. But soon he finds his priorities begin to shift towards his new family.

    9. Inception

    Warner Bros.

    Directed by: Christopher Nolan

    Starring: Ellen Page, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard

    Released: 16 July

    Corporate espionage meets the subconscious mind in this epic film starring Leo as an "extractor" – a man who must enter the dreams of his high-profile targets to glean secret information about them. But things get a little hairy when his own subconscious fears begin to catch up with him.

    10. The Kids Are All Right

    Focus Features

    Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

    Starring: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo

    Released: 30 July

    In this pitch-perfect modern dramedy, two women decide to have a child each with the same sperm donor. Years later, their teenage kids want to track down their biological father and introduce him to their family, but will he fit in?

    11. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    Universal Pictures

    Directed by: Edgar Wright

    Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson

    Released: 13 August

    A down-and-out guy runs into the girl of his dreams, but there's a catch – to date her he has to defeat her seven evil exes. In a world that fuses comic book lore with reality, Scott and his hipster friends must learn how to play or face ruin!

    12. Eat Pray Love

    Columbia Pictures

    Directed by: Ryan Murphy

    Starring: Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis

    Released: 13 August

    Ah, the movie that gave all of us itchy feet! Based on a 2006 memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia's character Liz finds herself unhappy with her life, and sets out on a insta-worthy journey of self-discovery across Italy, India, and Indonesia.

    13. Easy A

    Screen Gems

    Directed by: Will Gluck

    Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Stanley Tucci

    Released: 17 September

    A brilliant high-school comedy about an enterprising girl whose lies begin to get the best of her. Partially inspired by a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, this film features a cracking cast with Emma Stone just being her uniquely charming self.

    14. Catfish

    Universal Pictures

    Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

    Starring: Nev Schulman, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

    Released: 17 September

    The movie that launched a TV series and left us all wondering who we were really talking to behind the profile pic! Nev thinks he is chatting online with someone called Megan, but when mismatching evidence begins to suggest otherwise, he decides to investigate.

    15. The Social Network

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    Directed by: David Fincher

    Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake

    Released: 1 October

    In the early days of modern media phenomenon, Facebook, several intelligent men claim to be its sole creator – but who is really responsible? This film matches super snappy dialogue with stellar performances and Fincher's trademark cinematic style.

    16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Warner Bros.

    Directed by: David Yates

    Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Alan Rickman

    Released: 19 November

    Harry gears up for the fight of his life in the final instalment of the famous franchise. When death eaters attack a family wedding, he, Ron, and Hermione go on the run; meanwhile Voldemort intensifies his grip on wizarding society.

    17. Burlesque

    Stephen Vaughan/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Releasing

    Directed by: Steven Antin

    Starring: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

    Released: 24 November

    Super innocent yet surprisingly talented Ali (XTina) arrives in LA only to start working at a burlesque club owned by Tess (Cher). Once she becomes the main attraction, she and Tess must fight to stop the club from closing. It's trashy, but it's gay gospel by now.

    18. Tangled

    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

    Starring: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy

    Released: 24 November

    Rapunzel lives in a tower... yada yada, you know! But it's her overbearing mother (not her mother) who refuses to let her leave. When she's spontaneously freed by the handsome bandit Flynn Rider, Rapunzel begins to learn who she really is.

    19. Black Swan

    Fox Searchlight Pictures

    Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

    Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis

    Released: 17 December

    When Nina (Natalie) is chosen to be the lead in an upcoming production of Swan Lake, she must channel both the white swan, and the dark and sensual black swan in her performance – but the task threatens to undermine her entire life!

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