When we look back at the year in movies, we're faced with a number of high-profile disappointments. Remember 'Prince of Persia,' 'Knight and Day' or 'Clash of the Titans'? Us neither.
But despite lukewarm enthusiasm at the box office, 2010 wasn't all bad.
The past 12 months have brought us some of the best animated fare in recent history, with 'Toy Story 3' and 'How to Train Your Dragon' enthralling audiences of all ages, while our digital age and all its eccentricities were placed under a microscope like never before with the release of two equally compelling "Facebook" movies, 'The Social Network' and 'Catfish.'
But even more importantly, 2010 gave us 'Inception,' and with it, Christopher Nolan gave us the gift that keeps on giving: Tom Hardy.