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Kiwis Choose Best Films Of 2010

Kiwis Choose Best Films Of 2010


Inception has been named the best film of 2010 in a poll of New Zealanders on premiere local film website

Local sensation Boy was voted as best New Zealand movie, with the runner-ups being Gaylene Preston’s Home by Christmas and documentary This Way of Life (itself shortlisted for a 2011 Oscar nomination).

David Fincher’s cinematic take on the creation of Facebook, The Social Network, was named best drama, while comic book adaptation Kick-Ass was best action.

Leonardo DiCaprio was the flavour of 2010, both starring in Inception (also voted best sci-fi) and Martin Scorsese’s B-movie homage, Shutter Island, which was voted best thriller.

Most overrated film of the year for New Zealanders turned out to be Tim Burton’s re-imagining of Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. Notably, Inception also received votes in this category, as did the reboot of The A-Team.

Kiwi voters chose The Twilight Saga: Eclipse as the worst film of 2010.

The full list of’s People’s Choice Awards 2010:

Best Movie – Inception
Best NZ Movie – Boy
Best Drama – The Social Network
Best Action – Kick-Ass
Best Comedy – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Best Thriller – Shutter Island
Best Horror – Paranormal Activity 2
Best Sci-fi – Inception
Best Documentary – Exit Through the Gift Shop
Best Animated – Toy Story 3
Most Overrated – Alice in Wonderland
Worst Film – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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