'Toy Story 3' tops Tarantino's list of fave films from 2010

Tarantino-Toy-Story-3Image Credit: C2C/Beth Wagner/PR Photos; Disney/PixarQuentin Tarantino has released the list of his 20 favorite films from 2010, with Toy Story 3 earning the top spot over The Social Network. We suspect this means Tarantino, like 87 percent of the 18,000 PopWatch readers who responded to a poll after TS3‘s release, cried watching it (perhaps as 57 percent of readers, more than once). Has his list inspired you to give any movie a try? I’ve been hanging on to free copies of Knight and Day and Robin Hood — perhaps I’ll finally press play. Though we haven’t been able to get the Tarantino Archives link to work, below is the list as reported. I enjoyed Tangled, but I’m surprised to see it at No. 5, above True Grit and The Town. Regardless of how your list matches up to Tarantino’s, you’ve got to a love a director (albeit one known as a massive movie fan) having the cojones to rank his peers’ work.

1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Animal Kingdom
4. I Am Love
5. Tangled
6. True Grit
7. The Town
8. Greenberg
9. Cyrus
10. Enter The Void
11. Kick-Ass
12. Knight and Day
13. Get Him To The Greek
14. The Fighter
15. The King’s Speech
16. The Kids Are All Right
17. How To Train Your Dragon
18. Robin Hood
19. Amer
20. Jackass 3-D

More Best of Lists:
EW’s Best of 2010 Central
Lisa Schwarzbaum’s 10 best movies of 2010
Owen Gleiberman’s 10 best movies of 2010
Ken Tucker’s 10 best TV shows of 2010
Ken Tucker’s best TV shows, No. 11 – 20
Ken Tucker’s 10 best graphic novels and comics of 2010

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  • GeeMoney

    Just saw Toy Story 3 this past weekend… what a great movie.

  • Tommy

    Ok, I was worried that I was the only grown man who enjoyed Tangled.

    • Jose

      Nope you weren’t! I took my entire bowling league to Tangled and we all loved it.

    • Jason

      I enjoyed tangled as well. It was great!

  • bob

    can’t believe he has knight and day that high. it was a decent movie but nothing special

  • zach

    Where’s Inception Tarantino?

    • Nathan

      Somewhere after #20, where it belongs.

    • Addison

      Whatever Nathan. Inception was a visual and technical masterpeice, with great acting. It should be on this list. But Tarantino is right about Toy Story!

    • Mr. Holloway

      Yeah, I loved “Inception”, and it’s in my personal top 10…but I’ve also allowed myself to remain open to the possibility that (gasp!) not everyone else liked it as much as I did or (DOUBLE GASP!) didn’t like it at all.

  • John Berggren

    Does he just not like Christopher Nolan? I can’t fathom a top 5 list that doesn’t have the film this year, but a top 20 list that includes Jackass but not Inception? That’s just crazy.

    • therealeverton

      Well if we’re to take the article literally it’s his 20 favourite films of 2010 which doesn’t have to be anything like what he considers the 20 best films of 2010. Of course everyone’s different and he just might not have liked Inception very much. For all their mass appeal, either critically or popularly or both, you’ll find plenty of people who can’t stand avatar, Dark knight, Shawshank, Lord of The Rings and many others. It bears no real reflection on either the films in question or the taste of the individuals concerned.

  • Vighorois

    What, no Machete? I thought that’s what he could’ve directed.

  • DW

    Kick-Ass makes it but Scott Pilgrim doesn’t? Wrong wrong wrong, but great list otherwise.

    • nina

      agreed. It is my personal mission to get people to see Scott Pilgrim. I’m not a gamer nor comic book geek, and I loved it.

  • Manny

    Alot of good movies. Surprisingly very commercial for him. I imagined there’d be more independent and B-movies on his list. And I guess he didn’t see Inception.

  • ashley

    no let me in!?

  • Tommy

    For everyone complaining about the lack of “Inception” on his list: You’ll be surprised to learn not everyone loved it. It’s not on my Top 20 this year (not that it matters to you, of course), and a lot of other critics have omitted it from their Top 10s. It’s not such a shocking surprise – I can easily name 20 films better than “Inception” this year (in no particular order):

    1. The Social Network
    2. 127 Hours
    3. Another Year
    4. Winter’s Bone
    5. Somewhere
    6. The Kids Are All Right
    7. The King’s Speech
    8. Toy Story 3
    9. Black Swan
    10. Biuitiful
    11. The Way Back
    12. I Am Love
    13. Animal Kingdom
    14. The Ghost Writer
    15. How To Train Your Dragon
    16. Tangled
    17. The Fighter
    18. The Town
    19. True Grit
    20. Never Let Me Go

    And I can name 10 more (Blue Valentine, Get Low, Le Concert, Let Me In, etc.). I’m not bashing those of you that like Inception, however I do find it incredibly overrated, and I know I’m not alone. Amazing special effects with a complex plot doesn’t make it the greatest film of all time, nor does it warrant a “WHERE THE HELL IS INCEPTION?!?!” if it doesn’t pop up on a Top 10 List.

    That being said, yes, Tarantino has some odd choices in his list. While I agree with most of them (comparing to my Top 20 above), yes, some could be switched with others.

    • Matt1

      Nobody asked you bro.

      • the truth

        lol! that’s what I was thinking.

    • nina

      good call on “How to Train your dragon”.

  • Sweet

    I also did not like Inception. Great theory but it fell very short in it’s application.

    • Nathan

      Agreed 100%, the ingredients were all there, but something went wrong when Nolan was mixing the batter.

  • Kas

    wow… i did not like “Robin Hood” at all. SO predictable, formulaic, and uninteresting. were is “127 Hours?” “Black Swan?” “The American?” Where is “Winter’s Bone?” Where the hell is “Inception?” LOL! I think his list is just to encourage voters to see movies they probably missed before voting.

  • ggny

    wow given how big of friends him and Edgar Wright are(Edgar lived with him) i cant believe Scott Pilgrim isnt on this list

  • stickittotheman

    Okay, so Inception may not be “brilliant” but you have to give Nolan props for making such a complex film happen AND work. Reminds me of the Avatar bashers last year. Great art it wasn’t, but a stunning achievement? Hell, yeah!

    • Matt1

      Well put.

  • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

    Tarantino’s list loses all credibility with the inclusion of Jackass 3-D.

    • Ian

      Stephen King also included it in his list for 2010, and I saw several critics give it props for making people laugh, which is all it was intended to do. Now whose credibility is more relevant to film fans and pop culture? Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, or Prunella Von Shitzatakin? You’ll have to forgive us all for not caring in the slightest what’s on your list…

    • nina

      Not all so called great movies have to be artistic achievements. Some times…a lot of times good movies allow you to turn off your brain and enjoy the stupidity of others. Don’t get me wrong, I think “Jackass” is a waste of space, but that doesn’t make it a good movie.

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