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Critics' Choice Awards of 2010

A stuttering monarch, a Facebook flick, and a truly gritty western top our list.

Last week, we rolled out our Most Redeeming Movies of 2010.

This week, it's our Critics' Choice Awards, in which we recognize those films that our panel believes were the best movies of the year as movies, whether they carried a redeeming message or not.

Seven of the choices also appear on our Most Redeeming list. All are superb films, and many of them will bring home multiple honors at this month's Academy Awards.

1. The King's Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper
(Weinstein) | Rated R


2. The Social Network

Directed by David Fincher
(Sony Pictures)| Rated PG-13


3. True Grit

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
(Paramount) | Rated PG-13


4. Toy Story 3

Directed by Lee Unkrich
(Disney / Pixar) | Rated G


5. Inception

Directed by Christopher Nolan
(20th Century Fox) | Rated PG-13


6. The Fighter

Directed by David O. Russell
(Paramount) | Rated R


7. Winter's Bone

Directed by Debra Granik
(Roadside Attractions) | Rated R


8. Get Low

Directed by Aaron Schneider
(Sony Pictures Classics) | Rated PG-13


9. 127 Hours

Directed by Danny Boyle
(Fox Searchlight) | Rated R


10. Tangled

Directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
(Disney) | Rated PG


Honorable mention:

Biutiful, Black Swan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, How to Train Your Dragon, Rabbit Hole, The Secret of Kells, Somewhere, The Town

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