Movie trailers have become a medium unto themselves. Sometimes we're more excited for the trailer to a movie than the actual movie itself (and, indeed, sometimes the trailer ends up being better than the movie). There's a true artistry to the movie trailer, a tightrope act that can come crashing down if it isn't exactly right -- a really good trailer's got to entice and enthrall you to the point where you want more, but it pulls the plug at the last second.

Here are the ten best movie trailers 2010, the ones that got us really excited for the movie -- and for the trailer itself!
Cowboys & Aliens Movie Poster
Cowboys & Aliens
PG-132011
Based on 41 critics

Bearing a mysterious metal shackle on his wrist, an amnesiac gunslinger (Daniel Craig) wanders into a... Read More

Inception Movie Poster
Inception
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their... Read More

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Sucker Punch Movie Poster
Sucker Punch
PG-132011
Based on 29 critics

Locked away, a young woman named Babydoll (Emily Browning) retreats to a fantasy world where she is free... Read More

Blue Valentine Movie Poster
Blue Valentine
R2010
Based on 42 critics

Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. To the... Read More

Winnie the Pooh Movie Poster
Winnie the Pooh
G2011
Based on 26 critics

Three stories inspired by A.A. Milne add up to a very busy day for Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) and... Read More

The Social Network Movie Poster
The Social Network
PG-132010
Based on 42 critics

In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new... Read More

True Grit Movie Poster
True Grit
PG-132010
Based on 41 critics

After an outlaw named Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) murders her father, feisty 14-year-old farm girl Mattie... Read More

Black Swan Movie Poster
Black Swan
R2010
Based on 42 critics

Nina (Natalie Portman) is a ballerina whose passion for the dance rules every facet of her life. When... Read More

Catfish Movie Poster
Catfish
PG-132010
Based on 29 critics

When Nev Shulman, a New York photographer, receives a Facebook request from a child named Abby, he cannot... Read More