Here are a few of the movies we thought were worth mentioning that we saw in 2010 (not all released in 2010):
Despicable Me — Great message in a funny package. Shows how the heart of a hardened criminal can be changed by the lives of three young children. Favorite movie of the year.
Tangled — Just a fantastic adventure movie with lots of laughs. Favorite movie of the year.
Open Season 2 — Cute story about a dog that escapes the wild and then recaptured by his humans.
Planet 51 — Funny movie with a good message.
Case for a Creator — Documentary
The Case for Christ — Documentary
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale — Based on a true story from Japan of a dog that was extremely loyal to his master. Get ready to cry.
Julie & Julia — The story of Julia Childs and a woman that blogged through her cookbook in a year. Inspiring and entertaining with some views of France as well.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs — Fantastically funny and creative movie. Great message about pursuing your gifts and talents.
I Can Do Bad All By Myself — Serious message in a movie that makes you laugh, too. Lots of great music.
Jeff Allen: My Heart, My Comedy — Comedian Jeff Allen shares funny stuff about family and ends with a message that could save a few marriages.
The Blind Side — Inspiring story of a teen from a broken home that is adopted by an affluent couple and rises to play in the NFL.
Thou Shalt Laugh 1 — Very funny. A night of comedy for the family.
Thou Shalt Laugh 2 — Very funny. A night of comedy for the family.
Thou Shalt Laugh 3 — Very funny. A night of comedy for the family.
Thou Shalt Laugh 4 — Very funny. A night of comedy for the family.
How to Train Your Dragon — Incredible graphics and adventure in a gripping story that’s funny with meaning. How to train your dragon is the story of Hiccup, a young Viking boy who is the son of the king and doesn’t fit in with the others. After he invents a device that helps capture a dragon, he befriends it and learns new things about dragons that no one else knew.
Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue — A great fantasy film without the incredibly evil villains sometimes common in Disney movies. Cute, fun, and funny. When Tinkerbell gets captured by humans her friends set out on a quest to save her.
The Tooth Fairy — Funny movie with a message that we must believe and have imagination like kids do in order to achieve our dreams.