Monsters, robots, 3D imagery and what not; this last few years were full of it all. Now that this year is done and dusted, let us take a peek into the list of movies that made it to the Top 10 Holywood Movies between 2008-2010 by Eria-Movie-Team. Now if you get desire to watch some of the best movies online for free, we surely recommend to do so at watch-best-movies here.
10 – Where the Wild Things Are
Director: Spike Jonze
Cast: Paul Dano, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener
Points: Moving sleekly from being splendorous to farcical, it creates a profoundly simple cohesion between the two worlds of fantasy and reality. But having been adapted from a book that was enthralling, it needed to be better.
9 – A Serious Man
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed, Richard Kind, Aaron Wolf
Points: The Coen brothers hit the deck again with their fleckless film-making and Roger Deakins’ editing gave way to fabulous cinematography. But this movie missed in shades due to a lack of modicum of empathy and humanity.
8 – Up in the Air
Director: Jason Reitman
Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick
Points: This movie proved to be a capper for Clooney who has had a great year. Up in the Air is a movie of immense etiquette and unobtrusive aspirations. For a dry comedy flick, it had an essence of unfortunate exigency in it. It was worth a watch, but I doubt if it deserved the price of a ticket.
7 – (500) Days of Summer
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg, Minka Kelly
Points: (500) Days of Summer struck a chord with a male skewed audience by redefining the romantic comedy genre. Substantial performances by the lead characters with entertaining musings.
6 – District 9
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Mandla Gaduka
Points: District 9 is an inhumane and rapacious tale. With a powerful and captivating script, it is a figment of modern day fiction with a contemporary theme. District 9 came out with all guns blazing – tyranny, avarice, hegemony and a conflict of cultures at odds.
5 – Fantastic Mr. Fox
Cast: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray
Points: Absolutely ‘Fantastic’. This puppet fantasy movie is filled with hilarious and delightful moments that will make your hearts reach out to heaven. The best animation movie this year after Up.
4 – The Hangover
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha
Points: It is totally insipid, stupid, unweaned and definitely that sort of movie which would lead to your mother spanking your ass for watching it. But that is exactly what worked for the movie. Defines the word ‘hilarious’.
3 – The Hurt Locker
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Bryan Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly
Points: The Hurt Locker is full of cutting-edge realistic action and visceral human drama thats all in all makes it a gripping film. A true to reality depiction of modern day warfare that silently questions the purpose of war.
2 – Up
Director: Peter Docter
Cast: Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, John Ratzenberger
Points: How does Pixar continue to do it? Previously it was Wall-E, now it is Up. Coming from a collaboration of Disney and Pixar, Up has raised the standards of film-making (both animated and ordinary) in Hollywood. I never thought I would relate myself to this movie because it was about an old man who ties balloons to his house. But, within less than five minutes into the movie, something in me told me, ” NO, I don’t want this movie to end.”
1- Inglourious Basterds
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth
Points: Quentin Tarantino seems to be hanging on to a lost world of movie-making and setting his own standards which he matches every time he comes up with a wonderfully complex story such as this. Tarantino gives life to this intriguing and absorbing World War II drama by adding a touch of fantasy and signature Tarantino-style visualization.