Twitter is the new office water cooler -- if water coolers had half-naked women pushing their unsolicited goodies all over you. People gather there on their virtual break and movies are always a popular topic of discussion. With so many voices gathered in one place, we can learn a lot about popular entertainment and this year's top Twitter trends have taught us that movies were the thing on everyone's mind. (By the way, are you following us yet? If not, we're @cinematical)

The top trenders are broken down into categories including "Overall Top Trends," "People" and of course, "Movies." Interestingly enough, two films made the Overall list. Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' stole the number three spot -- not ranking as high as the Gulf Oil Spill, but somehow beating out the earthquake in Haiti. While these lists aren't indicative of what was truly important in 2010, it's still odd to see the juxtaposition of something like that. 'Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows' sits at number 9 -- a narrow victory that placed it above Pulpo Paul (the now deceased octopus whose dining habits predicted several World Cup victories), but below Justin Bieber.

Check out the list in full after the jump and let us know what you think.

Some of the op trending movies made the list because they were great films that inspired conversation ('Inception'), some because they were terrible and inspired mockery ('The Last Airbender'), some who took advantage of Online marketing ('Paranormal Activity 2'), and some were an interesting example of how Web 2.0 savvy can create unexpected hits (like 'Paranormal Activity'), but it isn't always a guarantee of crossover mainstream appeal (like 'Scott Pilgrim'). 'Harry Potter' and 'Twilight' demonstrate how an extreme fanbase can create a wall of Tweets, which acts as free marketing for the studios.

Overall Top Trends

1. Gulf Oil Spill

2. FIFA World Cup

3. Inception

4. Haiti Earthquake

5. Vuvuzela

6. Apple iPad

7. Google Android

8. Justin Bieber

9. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

10. Pulpo Paul


Movies

1. Inception

2. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

4. Despicable me

5. Karate Kid

6. The Last Airbender

7. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

8. The Expendables

9. The Chronicles of Narnia

10. Paranormal Activity 2


See the other top trenders over here.

[via Slashfilm]