Synopsis: A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Director: James Cameron
Writers: James Cameron
Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver
Blind Side, The
Synopsis: The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.
Director: John Lee Hancock
Writers: John Lee Hancock, Michael Lewis (book)
Stars: Sandra Bullock
Synopsis: An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Director: Henry Selick
Writers: Henry Selick (screenplay), Neil Gaiman (book)
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher and John Hodgman
Synopsis: Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Writers: Mark Monroe
Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos and Hardy Jones
Synopsis: An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology.
Director: Neill Blomkamp
Writers: Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell
Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James and Jason Cope
Synopsis: A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.
Director: Lone Scherfig
Writers: Nick Hornby (screenplay), Lynn Barber (memoir)
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Synopsis: An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.
Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Roald Dahl (novel), Wes Anderson (screenplay), and Noah Baumbach (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray
(500) Days of Summer
Synopsis: An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Stars: Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt