Sure, any idiot could have predicted a year ago that Avatar was going to be a big deal. But it's not always that easy to see the best of what's coming. One of 2009's best films was District 9, which arrived with little fanfare and turned out to be one of the most memorable films of the year.
There's absolutely no doubt that at least one of the best movies coming in 2010 is one that hasn't received any hype, that nobody's heard of yet, and that will hit your neighborhood multiplex without every detail of the plot already discussed at length by everybody with a keyboard and an Internet connection. In the meantime, we have what we know about. These are the sci-fi and fantasy films we're most anticipating.