My 2010 Quest List

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1. Please Give (2010)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 10,858 | Gross: $4.03M

2. 127 Hours (2010)

R | 94 min | Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Sean Bott

Votes: 338,983 | Gross: $18.34M

3. 180° South (2010)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins, Keith Malloy, Alicia Salome Acuna Ika

Votes: 2,844 | Gross: $0.03M

4. 8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

R | 80 min | Documentary

55 Metascore

A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.

Directors: Reed Cowan, Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Spencer Jones, Tyler Barrick, Dustin Lance Black, Linda Williams Stay

Votes: 1,197 | Gross: $0.10M

5. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

88 Metascore

A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.31M

6. A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

The owner of a Chinese noodle shop's scheme to murder his adulterous wife and her lover goes awry.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Dahong Ni, Ni Yan, Shenyang Xiao, Honglei Sun

Votes: 2,912 | Gross: $0.19M

7. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

Votes: 64,377 | Gross: $0.62M

8. All About Evil (2010)

98 min | Comedy, Horror

A mousy librarian inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Grannell | Stars: Jack Donner, Mikayla Rosario, Robin Calvert, Julie Caitlin Brown

Votes: 1,231

9. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 51,526 | Gross: $0.58M

10. Altiplano (2009)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A former war photographer and her physician husband are caught up in a riot when locals in an Andean village vent their unhappiness with contamination from a nearby mine.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Magaly Solier, Jasmin Tabatabai, Olivier Gourmet, Arturo Anacarino Zarate

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.00M

11. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Spalding Gray, Forrest Gray, Kathie Russo

Votes: 1,063 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

Votes: 53,469 | Gross: $1.04M

13. Another Year (2010)

PG-13 | 129 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman

Votes: 27,150 | Gross: $3.21M

14. As Good as Dead (2010)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

34 Metascore

Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Mossek | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Cary Elwes, Frank Whaley, Matt Dallas

Votes: 1,494 | Gross: $1.20M

15. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,523 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was ... See full summary »

Directors: Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara | Stars: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari

Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Blue Valentine (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

Votes: 178,787 | Gross: $9.74M

18. Brotherhood (I) (2010)

R | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every... See full summary »

Director: Will Canon | Stars: Trevor Morgan, Lou Taylor Pucci, Arlen Escarpeta, Jon Foster

Votes: 3,844

19. Budrus (2009)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

Director: Julia Bacha | Star: Jonathan Gould

Votes: 365 | Gross: $0.07M

20. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 145,655 | Gross: $1.03M

21. Burlesque (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Music, Musical

47 Metascore

A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Director: Steve Antin | Stars: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Alan Cumming, Eric Dane

Votes: 75,682 | Gross: $39.44M

22. Cairo Time (2009)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

A romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.

Director: Ruba Nadda | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi

Votes: 6,162 | Gross: $1.60M

23. Case 39 (2009)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

25 Metascore

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland, Bradley Cooper

Votes: 75,513 | Gross: $13.25M

24. Casino Jack (2010)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

51 Metascore

A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.

Director: George Hickenlooper | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper, Jon Lovitz, Ruth Marshall

Votes: 16,525 | Gross: $1.04M

25. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

R | 118 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, William Branner, Melanie Sloan

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 39,965 | Gross: $3.23M

27. Chain Letter (2009)

R | 96 min | Horror

A maniac murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Nikki Reed, Keith David, Brad Dourif, Madison Bauer

Votes: 4,989 | Gross: $0.14M

28. Circle (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

Eighteen years after a mass murder, John Bennett escapes captivity, and returns to his childhood house, where a group of unsuspecting college psychology majors are studying his psyche by staying in the house for a few nights.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Jason Thompson, Silas Weir Mitchell, Erin Reese, Peter Onorati

Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 2,158 | Gross: $0.19M

30. Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

R | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance

56 Metascore

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger

Votes: 6,116 | Gross: $1.72M

31. Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair

Votes: 2,144 | Gross: $0.27M

32. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,458 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Cyrus (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

John and Molly, a divorced middle aged man and a single mother meet at a friends party and start up a small relationship, all John has to do now is meet Molly's son... Cyrus

Directors: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass | Stars: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill, Catherine Keener

Votes: 33,258 | Gross: $7.46M

34. Daniel and Ana (2009)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Daniel and Ana, siblings and best friends are forced to deal with unimaginable trauma after they are kidnapped and forced to have sex on camera.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Dario Yazbek Bernal, Marimar Vega, José María Torre, Monserrat Ontiveros

Votes: 1,358 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Despicable Me (2010)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

72 Metascore

When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better.

Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud | Stars: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews

Votes: 486,700 | Gross: $251.51M

36. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

Votes: 126,361 | Gross: $33.58M

37. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

When he finds out that his work superiors host a dinner celebrating the idiocy of their guests, a rising executive questions it when he's invited, just as he befriends a man who would be the perfect guest.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Stephanie Szostak, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 96,682 | Gross: $73.03M

38. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 77,370 | Gross: $0.11M

39. Double Take (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Director Johan Grimonprez casts Alfred Hitchcock as a paranoid history professor, unwittingly caught up in a double take on the cold war period. Subverting a meticulous array of TV footage ... See full summary »

Director: Johan Grimonprez | Stars: Ron Burrage, Mark Perry, Delfine Bafort, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 610 | Gross: $0.02M

40. Due Date (2010)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx

Votes: 315,918 | Gross: $100.54M

41. Easy A (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

Director: Will Gluck | Stars: Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes, Penn Badgley, Dan Byrd

Votes: 346,634 | Gross: $58.40M

42. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 67,259 | Gross: $0.34M

43. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 45,329 | Gross: $9.53M

44. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez

Votes: 97,574 | Gross: $23.24M

45. Father of My Children (2009)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

6.7