There are some really notable gaps in my 2010 film viewing (for example, I haven't seen either Greenberg or Cyrus, both films by directors I've loved in the past, which seem like they'd be sure bets for my 'best of' lists - I hope to get to both very soon). Some of these films have only been screened at festivals so far, and will hopefully receive theatrical or DVD releases in 2011, but since I saw them this year, I include them here.
With all that in mind, here are my top 11 of '10 - listed in alphabetical order.
22nd of May (dir. Koen Mortier)
A Horrible Way to Die (dir. Adam Wingard)
Beyond the Black Rainbow (dir. Panos Cosmatos)
Curling (dir. Denis Côté)
Fubar 2 (dir. Michael Dowse)
Monsters (dir. Gareth Edwards)
Our Day Will Come (dir. Romain Gavras)
Piranha 3D (dir. Alexandre Aja)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (dir. Jalmari Helander)
Stake Land (dir. Jim Mickle)
Winter's Bone (dir. Debra Granik)
Honourable mention goes to the terrific short film The Legend of Beaver Dam.