Quentin Tarantino’s “Best Movies of 2010” are surprisingly mainstream

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Quentin Tarantino is back with his twenty-favorite-movies-of-the-year list, and it's surprisingly mainstream. Whereas years ago half his list would probably be occupied by chop-socky flicks, this year's entries include three animated films, and they're not even Japanese!

The Pulp Fiction auteur's number-one viewing experience this past year was Toy Story 3, joining Disney's Tangled, and How to Train Your Dragon in the aforementioned animation category. Movies like Kick-Ass and the little-known horror-fantasia Amer seem par for the course. But Knight and Day? Really? And it's either a coincidence, or Tarantino is a big fan of Apatovian man-child Jonah Hill, whose films Cyrus and Get Him to the Greek both made the cut.

The only comments accompanying the list were these impassioned thoughts on the controversial Gaspar Noe's Enter the Void: "Hands down best credit scene of the year… Maybe best credit scene of the decade. One of the greatest in cinema history."   Here is the complete list for you to judge:  

1. Toy Story 3
2. The Social Network
3. Animal Kingdom
4. I Am Love
5. Tangled
6. True Grit
7. The Town
8. Greenberg
9. Cyrus
10. Enter the Void
11. Kick-Ass
12. Knight and Day
13. Get Him to the Greek
14. The Fighter
15. The King's Speech
16. The Kids Are All Right
17. How to Train Your Dragon
18. Robin Hood
19. Amer
20. Jackass 3D