Ranking Oscar’s 41 features (minus one)

Posted by · 8:22 am · February 26th, 2011

Every year, when I finally get around to everything, I like to toss up my arbitrary ranking of the year’s Oscar-nominated feature films (and invite you to do the same).

There were 41 films nominated this year. One of them I didn’t see and won’t until some time this year, I imagine. But here’s the top 10. The rest after the jump. Feel free to rank what you’ve seen in the comments section if you like.

1. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
2. “Another Year”
3. “Black Swan”
4. “The Social Network”
5. “Toy Story 3”
6. “The Way Back”
7. “Blue Valentine”
8. “True Grit”
9. “Inception”
10. “The King’s Speech”

11. “The Fighter”
12. “In a Better World”
13. “Restrepo”
14. “127 Hours”
15. “The Illusionist”
16. “Gasland”
17. “The Town”
18. “Inside Job”
19. “The Kids Are All Right”
20. “How to Train Your Dragon”
21. “Tangled”
22. “Rabbit Hole”
23. “Waste Land”
24. “Biutiful”
25. “Barney’s Version”
26. “Winter’s Bone”
27. “I Am Love”
28. “Animal Kingdom”
29. “Outside the Law”
30. “Unstoppable”
31. “Dogtooth”
32. “TRON Legacy”
33. “Incendies”
34. “Country Strong”
35. “Salt”
36. “The Wolfman”
37. “Hereafter”
38. “Iron Man 2”
39. “Alice in Wonderland”
40. “The Tempest”

Did not see: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I”

[Photo: Producers Distribution Agency]




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  • 1 2-26-2011 at 8:29 am

    Hero said...

    How embarrassing! I haven’t even seen half. For what it’s worth…

    1. “127 Hours”
    2. “The King’s Speech”
    3. “The Way Back”
    4. “True Grit”
    5. “Restrepo”
    6. “The Fighter”
    7. “The Social Network”
    8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1”
    9. “The Town”
    10. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
    11. “Animal Kingdom”
    12. “Inception”
    13. “Winter’s Bone”
    15. “Black Swan”

  • 2 2-26-2011 at 8:29 am

    Lucas said...

    Whoa, Animal Kingdom down so low – such an incredible movie, is it really not s good as I Am Love?

  • 3 2-26-2011 at 8:31 am

    Hero said...

    I also can’t number. Oops.

  • 4 2-26-2011 at 8:35 am

    Tom C. said...

    Not to be a nitpicker, but I think you forgot to include “Barney’s Version.”

  • 5 2-26-2011 at 8:37 am

    red_wine said...

    1. Dogtooth
    2. Toy Story3***
    3. I Am Love

    4. The Social Network***
    5. The Kids Are All Right***
    6. Winter’s Bone***
    7. Exit Through The Gift Shop
    8. Animal Kingdom
    9. The King’s Speech***
    10.True Grit***

    11. The Illusionist
    12. Another Year
    13. How To Train Your Dragon
    14. Blue Valentine
    15. The Fighter***
    16. Inside Job
    17. Inception***
    18. Biutiful
    19. The Town
    20. Tangled

    21. Rabbit Hole
    22. 127 Hours***
    23. Black Swan***
    24. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 25. Part 1
    25. Alice In Wonderland
    26. Tron Legacy

  • 6 2-26-2011 at 8:38 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Thought I’d forget something. It’s there now.

  • 7 2-26-2011 at 8:44 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    This is fun.

    1. Dogtooth
    2. The Social Network
    3. The Fighter
    4. The Illusionist
    5. Restrepo
    6. Blue Valentine
    7. I Am Love
    8. Incendies
    9. Animal Kingdom
    10. Another Year
    11. Winter’s Bone
    12. Toy Story 3
    13. Winter’s Bone
    14. Exit Through The Gift Shop
    15. Rabbit Hole
    16. The Way Back
    17. True Grit
    18. Inception
    19. How To Train Your Dragon
    20. 127 Hours
    21. The King’s Speech
    22. Salt
    23. The Town
    24. Unstoppable
    25. TRON Legacy
    26. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Pt. 1
    27. The Kids Are All Right
    28. Hereafter
    29. Iron Man 2
    30. The Wolfman
    31. Alice In Wonderland

  • 8 2-26-2011 at 8:44 am

    Jeff said...

    2009 I saw nearly everything with the exception of the foreign and short films. 2010…not so much. But I’m still at over half (just barely)…I wish I could’ve thrown Let Me In there ranked at #2, but that didn’t pan out…then again, most of my personal top 10 (Waking Sleeping Beauty, Scott Pilgrim, The Art of the Steal, and The Square) and a good chunk of my Top 20 (I’m Still Here, Cairo Time, Catfish, Shutter Island, Red, Enter the Void) didn’t make the cut anywhere.

    1. Blue Valentine
    2. 127 Hours
    3. Tangled
    4. True Grit
    5 . The King’s Speech
    6. Toy Story 3
    7. The Town
    8. The Fighter
    9. The Social Network
    10. Inception
    11. How to Train Your Dragon
    12. The Kids Are All Right
    13. I Am Love
    14. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    15. Tron: Legacy
    16. Salt
    17. Black Swan
    18. Iron Man 2
    19. Dogtooth
    20. The Wolfman
    21. Winter’s Bone
    22. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
    23. Alice in Wonderland

  • 9 2-26-2011 at 8:49 am

    Andrew said...

    1. “Black Swan”
    2. “Inception”
    3. “Toy Story 3″
    4. “The Social Network”
    5. “Animal Kingdom”
    6. “Blue Valentine”
    7. “127 Hours”
    8. “True Grit”
    9. “Hereafter”
    10. “The King’s Speech”
    11. “The Fighter”
    12. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
    14. “The Town”
    15. “How to Train Your Dragon”
    16. “The Way Back”
    17. “Rabbit Hole”
    18. “Winter’s Bone”
    19. “The Kids Are All Right”
    20. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
    21. . “Salt”
    22.“Alice in Wonderland”
    23. “Inside Job”
    24.“Unstoppable”
    25.“The Wolfman”
    26.“Iron Man 2″

    Did Not see : “The Tempest”“Incendies”“Outside the Law”“Country Strong”“TRON Legacy”“Dogtooth”“I Am Love”“Another Year”“Barney’s Version”“Biutiful” “Waste Land”“Gasland”“Tangled”“The Illusionist”“In a Better World”“Restrepo”

  • 10 2-26-2011 at 8:56 am

    Tom C. said...

    I myself have only seen 29, but I believe 3 of them are coming up in my Netflix queue and I’m seeing “The Illusionist” this week.

    My rankings:

    1. “The Social Network”
    2. “Toy Story 3”
    3. “Winter’s Bone”
    4. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
    5. “Another Year”
    6. “The Fighter”
    7. “Inception”
    8. “Inside Job”
    9. “Blue Valentine”
    10. “Restrepo”

    11. “Black Swan”
    12. “127 Hours”
    13. “How to Train Your Dragon”
    14. “The Kids Are All Right”
    15. “True Grit”
    16. “The King’s Speech”
    17. “Dogtooth”
    18. “Animal Kingdom”
    19. “The Town”
    20. “I Am Love”
    21. “Biutiful”
    22. “Hereafter”
    23. “Rabbit Hole”
    24. “The Way Back”
    25. “TRON: Legacy”
    26. “The Wolfman”
    27. “Salt”
    28. “Iron Man 2”
    29. “Alice in Wonderland”

  • 11 2-26-2011 at 8:57 am

    Loyal said...

    Fun times

    1. Black Swan
    2. 127 Hours
    3. Blue Valentine
    4. Inception
    5. Restrepo
    6. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
    7. Rabbit Hole
    8. Animal Kingdom
    9. Exit Through The Gift Shop
    10. The Fighter

    11. How To Train Your Dragon
    12. The King’s Speech
    13. True Grit
    14. Unstoppable
    15. Toy Story 3
    16. Tron: Legacy
    17. Gasland
    18. Another Year
    19. The Kids Are All Right
    20. The Town
    21. The Social Network
    22. Tangled
    23. Salt
    24. The Wolfman
    25. Iron Man 2
    26. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1
    27. Hereafter
    28. Alice in Wonderland
    29. Winter’s Bone

    I’m watching Dogtooth, The Illusionist, and Inside Job today.

  • 12 2-26-2011 at 8:58 am

    Marc R. said...

    Oh man, so many i did not see. Oh well

    1. The Social Network
    2. Toy Story 3
    3. Black Swan
    4. Blue Valentine
    5. Inception
    6. The Fighter
    7. Another Year
    8. The Kids are all Right
    10. 127 Hours
    10. True Grit
    11. The Town
    12. Harry Potter: TDH Pt 1
    13. The King’s Speech
    14. Unstoppable
    15. Iron Man 2
    16. Alice in Wonderland

  • 13 2-26-2011 at 9:33 am

    Roy said...

    1. The Social Network
    2. True Grit
    3. Toy Story 3
    4. The Fighter
    5. Inception
    6. Winter’s Bone
    7. Blue Valentine
    8. The Town
    9. Tangled
    10. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    11. How to Train Your Dragon
    12. The King’s Speech
    13. Black Swan
    14. Rabbit Hole
    15. Unstoppable
    16. The Kids Are All Right
    17. Iron Man 2
    18. 127 Hours
    19. Tron Legacy
    20. The Way Back
    21. Hereafter
    22. The Wolfman
    23. Animal Kingdom
    24. Salt
    25. Alice in Wonderland

  • 14 2-26-2011 at 9:35 am

    John Gilpatrick said...

    1. 127 Hours
    2. Toy Story 3
    3. Rabbit Hole
    4. The Social Network
    5. Inception
    6. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    7. The King’s Speech
    8. Biutiful
    9. The Kids Are All Right
    10. Blue Valentine
    11. How to Train Your Dragon
    12. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows—Part 1
    13. True Grit
    14. Black Swan
    15. Inside Job
    16. Salt
    17. Unstoppable
    18. The Town
    19. Tangled
    20. Restrepo
    21. The Illusionist
    22. Animal Kingdom
    23. The Fighter
    24. Iron Man 2
    25. TRON: Legacy
    26. Winter’s Bone
    27. Alice in Wonderland
    28. Hereafter
    29. I Am Love

  • 15 2-26-2011 at 9:35 am

    Andrej said...

    I haven’t seen them all yet, so I’ll make a top 20.

    01. How to Train Your Dragon. ☺
    02. Inception.
    03. The Social Network.
    04. Toy Story 3.
    05. Exit Through The Gift Shop.
    06. The Fighter.
    07. Blue Valentine.
    08. Dogtooth.
    09. Winter’s Bone.
    10. 127 Hours.

    11. Black Swan.
    12. The King’s Speech.
    13. Tangled.
    14. Restrepo.
    15. The Kids Are All Right.
    16. Rabbit Hole.
    17. Another Year.
    18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.
    19. The Town.
    20. The Illusionist.

    Still in my pre-Oscars queue: Outside the Law, Inside Job.

    I don’t care, I’m not watching this: Alice in Wonderland.

  • 16 2-26-2011 at 9:42 am

    Bennett said...

    1. “Black Swan”
    2. “Animal Kingdom”
    3. “Rabbit Hole”
    4. “Blue Valentine”
    5. “Winter’s Bone”
    6. “The Social Network”
    7. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I”
    8. “Inception”
    9. “The King’s Speech”
    10. “Toy Story 3″
    11. “How to Train Your Dragon”
    12. “The Kids Are All Right”
    13. “The Fighter”
    14. “The Town”
    15. “Tangled”
    16. “True Grit”
    17. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
    18. “Alice in Wonderland”
    19. “127 Hours”

  • 17 2-26-2011 at 9:53 am

    cineJAB said...

    You still haven’t seen Harry Potter?
    Here’s my list:

    1. “Blue Valentine”
    2. “Black Swan”
    3. “The Social Network”
    4. “Inception”
    5. “The King’s Speech”
    6. “Toy Story 3″
    7. “Exit Through the Gift Shop”
    8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 1”
    9. “True Grit”
    10. “127 Hours”
    11. “Winter’s Bone”
    12. “The Fighter”
    13. “The Town”
    14. “TRON Legacy”
    15. “The Kids Are All Right”
    16. “Iron Man 2″
    17. “Alice in Wonderland”

  • 18 2-26-2011 at 9:57 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Glad to see I wasn’t alone in finding The Tempest absolutely execrable. Comfortably the worst film nominated this year, I agree.

  • 19 2-26-2011 at 10:37 am

    JJ1 said...

    Kris, didn’t you kinda sorta love TRON: Legacy? I remember you said a mix of bad/good, but good won out.

  • 20 2-26-2011 at 10:44 am

    Derek 8-Track said...

    This was great any chance we’ll ever get a ranking of all the best picture winners in the history of Oscar? maybe for the 85th, 90th or 100th ceremony?

  • 21 2-26-2011 at 10:47 am

    N8 said...

    You aren’t missing much with HP7. It really does feel just like the previous three movies.

    Anyway, my rankings!

    1. The Social Network
    2. Black Swan
    3. Inception
    4. The Kids Are All Right
    5. Toy Story 3
    6. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    7. The Illusionist
    8. Another Year
    9. Rabbit Hole
    10. Inside Job
    11. The Way Back
    12. Blue Valentine
    13. Tangled
    14. True Grit
    15. Restrepo
    16. The King’s Speech
    17. The Town
    18. How to Train Your Dragon
    19. Waste Land
    20. I Am Love
    21. 127 Hours
    22. Biutiful
    23. The Fighter
    24. Winter’s Bone
    25. Dogtooth
    26. Unstoppable
    27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    28. Gasland
    29. TRON Legacy
    30. The Wolfman
    31. Salt
    32. Animal Kingdom
    33. Iron Man 2
    34. Hereafter
    35. Alice in Wonderland

  • 22 2-26-2011 at 10:47 am

    JJ1 said...

    Mine:

    1 – Inception
    2 – The Social Network
    3 – The King’s Speech
    4 – Black Swan
    5 – The Fighter
    6 – Toy Story 3
    7 – HTTYD
    8 – Harry Potter 7
    9 – Another Year
    10 – Rabbit Hole
    11 – 127 Hours
    12 – Alice in Wonderland
    13 – Restrepo
    14 – Kids are All Right
    15 – The Town
    16 – Blue Valentine
    17 – TRON: Legacy
    18 – True Grit
    19 – The Way Back
    20 – Hereafter
    21 – The Illusionist
    22 – Exit Through the Gift Shop
    23 – Tangled
    24 – Winter’s Bone
    25 – Iron Man 2
    26 – Biutiful
    27 – I Am Love
    28 – Salt
    29 – Animal Kingdom
    30 – Dogtooth
    31 – Wolfman
    32 – Country Strong

    But I loved or liked so many of them. Basically, 1 through 23 entertainmed me.

  • 23 2-26-2011 at 11:26 am

    Chris P. said...

    1. Blue Valentine
    2. Dogtooth
    3. Toy Story 3
    4. The Social Network
    5. The Town
    6. Gasland
    7. Exit through the Gift Shop
    8. The Kids Are All Right
    9. Rabbit Hole
    10. Restrepo
    11. How to Train Your Dragon
    12. 127 Hours
    13. Inside Job
    14. Animal Kingdom
    15. True Grit
    16. The Fighter
    17. The Illusionist
    18. Black Swan
    19. Inception
    20. The King’s Speech
    21. Winter’s Bone
    22. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Part 1
    23. The Wolfman
    24. Alice in Wonderland

  • 24 2-26-2011 at 11:42 am

    SC said...

    1. “Toy Story 3″
    2. “The King’s Speech”
    3. “Inception”
    4. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I”
    5. “True Grit”
    6. “The Social Network”
    7. “The Fighter”
    8. “The Town”
    9. “Tangled”
    10. “Barney’s Version”
    11. “Black Swan”
    12. “Winter’s Bone”
    13. “The Kids Are All Right”
    14. “Iron Man 2″

    I’m seeing “The Illusionist” tonight; I would have seen “Blue Valentine” but a storm conspired to keep me away from the theatre while it was airing. Several others of are on my list to see at some point.

  • 25 2-26-2011 at 11:48 am

    radiojazzz said...

    1. True Grit
    2. The Town
    3. The Social Network
    4. The Kids Are All Right
    5. Inception
    6. Toy Story 3
    7. Another Year
    8. 127 Hours
    9. Animal Kingdom
    10. Iron Man 2

    11. Incendies
    12. The Fighter
    13. Blue Valentine
    14. Barney’s Version
    15. Biutiful
    16. Unstoppable
    17. Winter’s Bone
    18. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    19. TRON: Legacy
    20. How to Train Your Dragon
    21. Inside Job
    22. Black Swan
    23. Hereafter
    24. The King’s Speech
    25. GasLand
    26. The Way Back
    27. The Illusionist
    28. Restrepo
    29. Alice in Wonderland
    30. Rabbit Hole
    31. Salt
    32. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
    33. Country Strong
    34. I Am Love
    35. The Wolfman
    36. Dogtooth

    Did not see: The Tempest, Waste Land, In a Better World, Outside the Law, Tangled

  • 26 2-26-2011 at 11:53 am

    Jasper said...

    1. Black Swan
    2. The Social Network
    3. Inception
    4. Toy Story 3
    5. Blue Valentine
    6. Winter’s Bone
    7. Dogtooth
    8. How To Train Your Dragon
    9. 127 Hours
    10. The Town
    11. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    12. Another Year
    13. I Am Love
    14. The King’s Speech
    15. Animal Kingdom
    16. Iron Man 2
    17. Rabbit Hole
    18. Tangled
    19. True Grit
    20. Alice in Wonderland
    21. Inside Job
    22. The Fighter
    23. TRON: Legacy
    24. Salt
    25. The Kids Are All Right
    26. The Way Back

  • 27 2-26-2011 at 11:56 am

    kel said...

    Kris, I’d say that Alice in Wonderland is a lot better than Dogtooth, and that’s not saying much

  • 28 2-26-2011 at 12:01 pm

    Michael said...

    I LOVE RANKINGS! Thank you for posting this thread Kris!

    My rankings:
    1. Black Swan
    2. Exit Through The Gift Shop
    3. Dogtooth
    4. Tangled
    5. The Social Network
    6. Inception
    7. Toy Story 3
    8. Another Year
    9. The Kids Are All Right
    10. The Illusionist
    11. The Fighter
    12. I Am Love
    13. Rabbit Hole
    14. Blue Valentine
    15. The King’s Speech
    16. How To Train Your Dragon
    17. TRON Legacy
    18. Animal Kingdon
    19. True Grit
    20. 127 Hours
    21. The Town
    22. Winter’s Bone
    23. Iron Man 2
    24. Salt
    25. Inside Job
    26. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows Part 1
    27. Biutiful
    28. Alice In Wonderland
    29. The Wolfman

  • 29 2-26-2011 at 1:53 pm

    Joe C said...

    Out of the few I’ve seen:
    1. Inception
    2. Animal Kingdom
    3. The King’s Speech
    4. True Grit
    5. The Social Network
    6. Unstoppable
    7. 127 Hours
    8. The Town
    9. TRON: Legacy
    10. The Kids Are All Right
    11. The Fighter
    12. Black Swan

  • 30 2-26-2011 at 2:01 pm

    MovieMan said...

    Ten favorite nominees:
    1. “I Am Love”
    2. “127 Hours”
    3. “Tangled”
    4. “The Fighter”
    5. “Winter’s Bone”
    6. “The Kids Are All Right”
    7. “True Grit”
    8. “Rabbit Hole”
    9. “The Social Network”
    10. “Black Swan”

    Other films I really liked:
    11. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
    12. “The King’s Speech”
    13. “Salt”
    14. “How to Train Your Dragon”
    15. “Blue Valentine”
    16. “The Town”
    17. “Toy Story 3”
    18. “Biutiful”
    19. “Unstoppable”

    Films I didn’t really like:
    20. “Inception”
    21. “Hereafter”
    22. “Tron: Legacy”
    23. “Country Strong”
    24. “Another Year”
    25. “Alice in Wonderland”

    Films I think should have been left out entirely:
    26. “Iron Man 2”
    27. “The Wolfman”

    Did not see: “Animal Kingdom,” “Barney’s Version,” “Dogtooth,” “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” “Gasland,” “The Illusionist,” “In a Better World,” “Incendies,” “Inside Job,” “Outside the Law,” “Restrepo,” “The Tempest,” “The Way Back,” “Waste Land” (which is a lot of films…happens every year)

  • 31 2-26-2011 at 2:05 pm

    Clayton said...

    OK, Kris, you can add up all these lists now and work out the average. ;)

  • 32 2-26-2011 at 2:18 pm

    Antonio A said...

    1. The Social Network
    2. 127 Hours
    3. I Am Love
    4. Winter’s Bone
    5. Black Swan

    6. The King’s Speech
    7. Toy Story 3
    8. The Kids Are All Right
    9. Rabbit Hole
    10. Blue Valentine
    11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1
    12. How To Train Your Dragon
    13. Inception
    14. Exit Through The Gift Shop
    15. Hereafter
    16. The Fighter
    17. Animal Kingdom
    18. True Grit
    19. Salt (extended version or something)
    20. The Town
    21. Biutiful
    22. Iron Man 2
    23. Unstoppable
    25. Alice in Wonderland

    I don’t regularly enjoy seeing docs but this crop seems very good so I’m looking forward to the rest, plus the foreign films, Tangled, The Way Back and Barney’s Version.

  • 33 2-26-2011 at 2:19 pm

    Antonio A said...

    ..and Another Year!

  • 34 2-26-2011 at 2:21 pm

    ann said...

    OOOO this is fun…

    some of my favourites of the year
    1. inception
    2. animal kingdom
    3. blue valentines
    4. black swan
    5. toy story 3
    6. how to train your dragon
    7. 127 hours
    8. exist through the gift shop
    9. the social network
    10. the town

    enjoyed
    11. unstoppable
    12. true grit
    13. tangled
    14. harry potter 7
    15. inside job
    16. winter bone
    17. tron legacy
    18. i am love
    18. dogtooth

    I really didn’t like
    19. the kid’s are alright
    20. hereafter
    21. salt
    22. iron man 2
    23. the wolfman
    24. alice in wonderland
    25. rabbit hole
    26. the king’s speech
    27. the fighter
    28. country strong

  • 35 2-26-2011 at 4:00 pm

    Roger said...

    1. Inception
    2. The Social Network
    3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    4. Black Swan
    5. How To Train Your Dragon
    6. The King’s Speech
    7. Another Year
    8. Toy Story 3
    9. The Kids Are Alright
    10. Blue Valentine

    (I’m very proud of my top 10!)

    11. 127 Hours
    12. The Town
    13. The Fighter
    14. True Grit
    15. The Way Back
    16. Iron Man 2
    17. Tron Legacy
    18. Unstoppable
    19. Winter’s Bone
    20. Tangled
    21. Salt
    22. Alice in Wonderland
    23. The Wollfman

  • 36 2-26-2011 at 4:18 pm

    Patriotsfan said...

    Great

    1. “The Social Network”
    2. “127 Hours”
    3. “Another Year”
    4. “Black Swan”

    Good
    5. “Inception”
    6. “The Kids Are All Right”
    7. “Toy Story 3”
    8. “Winter’s Bone”
    9. “True Grit’
    10. “Rabbit Hole”
    11. “The Fighter”
    12. “Blue Valentine”

    Mediocre

    13. “The King’s Speech”
    14. “The Illusionist”
    15. “Iron Man 2”
    16. “Animal Kingdom”

    Bad

    17. “The Town”
    18. “How to Train Your Dragon”
    19. “Unstoppable”

    I want my time and money back Mr. Burton!

    20. “Alice in Wonderland”

    In my own personal top ten, I would have also included “Shutter Island”, “The American”, and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”.

  • 37 2-26-2011 at 5:00 pm

    Ivan said...

    It`s a shame that THE GHOST WRITER, MOTHER, CERTIFIED COPY and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO don`t make it with oscar this year.

  • 38 2-26-2011 at 5:22 pm

    James D. said...

    1. Another Year
    2. Dogtooth
    3. I Am Love
    4. True Grit
    5. The Social Network
    6. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    7. Restrepo
    8. Toy Story 3
    9. Winter’s Bone
    10. Animal Kingdom
    11. The Town
    12. Inception
    13. How to Train Your Dragon
    14. Black Swan
    15. The Kids Are All Right
    16. Alice in Wonderland

    Have not seen the rest.

  • 39 2-26-2011 at 6:02 pm

    Mike Meyers said...

    1. Inception
    2. Black Swan
    3. How to Train Your Dragon
    4. The King’s Speech
    5. The Fighter
    6. The Social Network
    7. Toy Story 3
    8. Shutter Island (wish it was nominated )
    9. The Town
    10. True Grit
    11. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    12. Harry Potter
    13. Biutiful
    14. Winter’s Bone
    15. The Kids Are All Right
    16. Dogtooth
    17.

  • 40 2-26-2011 at 6:56 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    1. Blue Valentine
    2. The Social Network
    3. I Am Love
    4. Toy Story 3
    5. The Illusionist
    6. Black Swan
    7. Inception
    8. Exit Through the Gift Shop

    Haven’t seen the rest. Where does the Academy find these movies to nominate?

  • 41 2-26-2011 at 7:13 pm

    Jim T said...

    Chad – “Where does the Academy find these movies to nominate?”

    Partly at the “Indie” Spirtits Awards ;)

    I agree with your no1 but I wonder: Do you like any of the movies from no3 and below?

  • 42 2-26-2011 at 7:49 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Number three through six are okay. Don’t like 7 & 8

  • 43 2-26-2011 at 8:09 pm

    DylanS said...

    1. The Social Network
    2. Inception
    3. The Fighter
    4. 127 Hours
    5. Exit Through the Gift Shop
    6. Black Swan
    7. The Kids Are All Right
    8. True Grit

    – this is my Top 10 if the year up to that point, I kid you not. So I give the Academy points for recognizing them, on some level or another.

    9. The Town
    10. How to Train Your Dragon
    11. Animal Kingdom
    12. Toy Story 3
    13. Tangled
    14. The King’s Speech
    15. Blue Valentine
    16. Iron Man 2
    17. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    18. Unstoppable
    19. The Illusionist
    20. Rabbit Hole
    21. TRON: Legacy
    22. Winter’s Bone
    23. Alice in Wonderland

    Haven’t seen the rest. The fact that I only mildly dislike even my bottom film tells me (as well as the observation mentioned above) that the Academy did very well this year. I can only hope they do as well with who wins.

  • 44 2-26-2011 at 8:11 pm

    DylanS said...

    Chad: I know everybody’s entitled to an opinion, but I have yet to read a comment of yours that doesn’t aim squarely at pissing people off, not to mention the fact that you’re always so fucking negitave. Just an observation.

  • 45 2-26-2011 at 8:12 pm

    Eli said...

    1. “The Fighter”
    2. “The Town”
    3. “Hereafter”
    4. “127 Hours”
    5. “Inception”
    6. “The Social Network”
    7. “Toy Story 3”
    8. “True Grit”
    9. “The Kids Are All Right”
    10. “Tangled”
    11. “Another Year”
    12. “The King’s Speech”
    13. “Winter’s Bone”
    14. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I”

    Unfortunately and inexplicably, I still haven’t seen “Black Swan” (or, of course, any of the others).

  • 46 2-26-2011 at 8:28 pm

    James DeSimas said...

    1. “Inception”
    2. “Toy Story 3”
    3. “Black Swan”
    4. “The Social Network”
    5. “The Illusionist”
    6. “Another Year”
    7. “Dogtooth”
    8. “Restrepo”
    9. “The Fighter”
    10. “The Kids Are All Right”
    11. “Blue Valentine”
    12. “True Grit”
    13. “Exit Through The Gift Shop”
    14. “Rabbit Hole”
    15. “Gasland”
    16. “I Am Love”
    17. “Animal Kingdom”
    18. “The Way Back”
    19. “How To Train Your Dragon”
    20. “Waste Land”
    21. “The Town”
    22. “Tangled”
    23. “Inside Job”
    24. “The King’s Speech”
    25. “127 Hours”
    26. “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1”
    27. “Barney’s Version”
    28. “Winter’s Bone”
    29. “Biutiful”
    30. “Tron: Legacy”
    31. “Country Strong”
    32. “Unstoppable”
    33. “Salt”
    34. “Iron Man 2”
    35. “The Wolfman”
    36. “Alice In Wonderland”

    Did not see: “Hereafter”, “In A Better World”, “Incendies”, “Outside The Law”, “The Tempest”

    (First time in years that I haven’t seen every film pre-show. Argh! So frustrating!)

  • 47 2-26-2011 at 8:49 pm

    Jeff T. said...

    1. I Am Love
    2. Dogtooth
    3. Animal Kingdom
    4. The Illusionist
    5. Blue Valentine
    6. Another Year
    7. The Kids Are All Right
    8. The Social Network
    9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
    10. The Town
    11. The Fighter
    12. Toy Story 3
    13. Winter’s Bone
    14. Restrepo
    15. 127 Hours
    16. Black Swan
    17. Inception
    18. The King’s Speech
    19. True Grit
    20. Hereafter
    21. Exit Through the Gift Shop

  • 48 2-26-2011 at 9:20 pm

    Greg Y said...

    1. How To Train Your Dragon

    The Social Network
    Inception
    Toy Story 3
    The Kids Are All Right
    True Grit
    The Fighter
    The King’s Speech
    Winter’s Bone
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

  • 49 2-26-2011 at 9:20 pm

    Greg Y said...

    Actually, ignore that. I forgot something.

    1. How To Train Your Dragon

    The Social Network
    Inception
    Toy Story 3
    The Kids Are All Right
    127 Hours
    True Grit
    The Fighter
    The King’s Speech
    Winter’s Bone

  • 50 2-26-2011 at 9:45 pm

    Jack said...

    Excellent:
    1.) Inception
    2.) Toy Story 3
    3.) Black Swan
    4.) The Illusionist
    5.) The Social Network
    6.) True Grit
    7.) Exit Through the Gift Shop
    8.) Another Year
    9.) Tangled
    10.) Inside Job

    Really Good:
    11.) 127 Hours
    12.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
    13.) Rabbit Hole
    14.) The Way Back

    Good:
    15.) Unstoppable
    16.) Blue Valentine
    17.) The Fighter
    18.) Animal Kingdom

    Decent to Mediocre:
    19.) Winter’s Bone
    20.) The Town
    21.) Biutiful
    22.) Dogtooth
    23.) How to Train Your Dragon
    24.) Iron Man 2
    25.) The King’s Speech
    26.) TRON Legacy
    27.) Salt

    Dreadful:
    28.) Alice in Wonderland
    29.) Gasland
    30.) The Kids Are All Right