10 Great Movies of 2010 You Probably Didn't See

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Let’s get one thing straight: I like the Oscars.  And like many of you, I watched Sunday night’s proceedings and cheered for my favorites of the nominees.  For anyone who loves the movies, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in awards season, even if at the end of the day it’s all a bunch of sound and fury signifying nothing.

But, come on, let’s be honest: even though they claim to award the “best” in cinema, the Academy always misses some good ones!  There are plenty of films that were released over the past year the deserved more attention than they got, either from critics, mainstream audiences, the Academy, or all three.

Listed below, in no particular order, are ten great films you probably didn’t see.  Of the approximately 150 films I saw in theaters this year, these are the ones that should have gotten more attention than they did.  Maybe they weren’t released in the Triangle.  Maybe the marketing didn’t make them look very good.  Maybe you haven’t even heard of them.  It doesn’t matter.  They’re all out on DVD now or in the near future, so there’s nothing left to stop you from checking out these under-seen gems.

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