"Ten" in modern cinema plays an important role. This number appears in the titles of many films and TV series, mostly American, but there are also Soviet films among them.
There is Stanislav Govorukhin's film "Ten Little Indians", which was based on the novel by Agatha Christie and is now considered a cult detective story. This picture tells the story of ten criminals who escaped justice in their time, but did not escape lynching on a distant island. The mysterious "judge" delivers ten death sentences, but his identity remains unknown until the very end of the film.
Another Soviet film in this category is Ten Years without Correspondence. Ironically, this picture also tells about lynching. The action of the film takes place after the war, when the main character, returning from the front, set out to take revenge at all costs to the informer, from whom his father was shot during the Stalinist repressions.
The number "ten" is also present in numerous American youth comedies. For example, the 1999 film Ten Reasons of My Hate describes a standard teenage problem: a father does not allow his daughter to date a boyfriend, but is ready to make concessions if she finds a boyfriend for her sister, who is not interested in it. It is noteworthy that some of the titles in the film are borrowed from Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet".
Ten Dirty Deeds is also a US youth comedy, but with a completely different plot. The main character of the film will have to commit ten not the most chaste and highly moral acts in just one night, however, not at all for the sake of fun - this can allow him to help out a friend, win a girl and add to his popularity.
But the film "Ten Years Later" on the youth comedy no longer pulls - this motion picture tells about the meeting of graduates, which took place ten years after the school graduation. Alcohol and fun flow like a river, and old love may well sparkle with new colors. What will come of this, you can find out only by watching the whole movie.
One of the oldest films with a ten in the title is the 1956 film The Ten Commandments. The picture tells about the biblical descriptions of the life of Moses: his birth, years of growing up, the tablets of the covenant and the legendary exodus of the Jews from the Egyptian lands.
As for fairy tales, names with "ten" are periodically encountered there as well. For example, “How a kid learned to count to ten” or “A hen and ten ducklings” by Marshak. But among the screened fairy tales, the most famous is the mini-series "The Tenth Kingdom", in which the life of modern New York is intertwined with the country of nine kingdoms.