- The movie Rocky is #1 at the domestic box office - about struggling boxer Rocky Balboa who proves he can go the distance against all odds.
- Roman Polanski's movie The Tenant is released in the U.S. - about a life in jeopardy.
- Network is released. The movie's quote "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" becomes #19 on AFI's "100 Years 100 Movie Quotes" list
- The movie Avatar continues to dominate the domestic box office following its December 2009 release - about crippled marine Jake Sully who takes a stand against greedy corporate interests defending an alien race against all odds.
- Roman Polanski's movie The Ghost Writer is released in the U.S. - about a life in jeopardy.