Here is a list of top 10, must watch 2010 movies which will be released in theaters during the year. Read why the movie industry is doing so well during a recession and tell us which of the expected blockbusters you will be seeing.

2010 movies

This is a Right Pundits open talk thread where you can discuss this topic or any other in the comments. I am talking about the 2010 movies to watch and how a mismanaged economy has led to a new Hollywood boom.

During the Great Depression the American movie industry boomed, emerging from the silent movie era of mostly slapstick humor and technical novelties. It was in the 1930s that the cinema became an integral part of our American culture which began to value entertainment distractions as much as the ancient Romans.

It seemed that a star was made every minute, and their larger than life images were the medicine we needed to get through the rough times. We owe Herbert Hoover that interesting legacy for mismanaging the economy. The truth is that incompetence in the White House helped elevate the careers of Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, W.C. Fields, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, and others.

History has an interesting way of repeating itself. Americans once again need an escape from the Obama recession which is why 2009 was one of the biggest years on record for box office take. The 2010 movies are expected to set yet another earnings record collectively so let’s review what we expect to be the biggest hits of the season, ranked in order of appearance.

Movie: The Wolfman
Release date: February 12th, 2010
Actors: Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Lawrence Talbot
Director: Joe Johnston

Movie: Alice in Wonderland
Release date: March 5th, 2010
Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Director: Tim Burton

Movie: Clash of the Titans
Release date: March 26th, 2010
Actors: Sam Worthington, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Louis Letterier

Movie: Iron Man II
Release date: May 7th, 2010
Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke
Director: Jon Favreau

Movie: Robin Hood
Release date: May 14th, 2010
Actors: Mark Strong, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett
Director: Ridley Scott

Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Release date: June 30th, 2010
Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner
Director: David Slade

Movie: Salt
Release date: July 23rd, 2010
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber
Director: Phillip Noyce

Movie: The Expendables
Release date: August 20th, 2010
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
Director: Sylvester Stallone

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Release date: November 2nd, 2009
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe
Director: David Yates

Movie: Rapunzel
Release date: November 24th, 2010
Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi
Director: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

So there is our list of much anticipated 2010 movies which will hit theaters during the year. There are always sleeper movies and personal favorites so I’m interested in hearing what you are looking forward to seeing. Trailers for many of these movies are in the video below. You can use the little arrows in the YouTube video to page between them.