Top 100 Films of the 2010s

This seemed like a good idea at the time.

I love movies. I love going to the movie theater. I love immersing myself in new worlds, by being left in awe by brilliant directing, acting, writing, visual effects, and I love thinking about and trying to break down a given film in my head.

I don’t love lists as much, it is something I have discovered over the past few years or so when I started keeping a list of my favorite films of the year for that particular year. It’s hard, and stressful, and you feel like an idiot because you spend way too much time trying to get it right and then realize that ultimately no one is going see it and if they do they aren’t going to care. But that is also what I love about “movie people” we put so much time, effort, thought, love, and care into these works of art(and I do believe they are art) because of what they mean to us.

Four things before we start: 1) I’m absolutely sure I’ll change my mind on many things on this list after posting it, 2) 100 is a completely arbitrary and meaningless number that I chose almost at random because I thought it looked nice. This list could have been 25, 50, 100, 200, or 500 films, 3) I have unfortunately not seen every film to come out between the years of 2010 and 2019 so some may be missing from my list, and 4) End of the decade lists are especially hard because so much of it has to do with how many times I’ve revisited a film and what it has meant to me throughout the years, so it’s sometimes easier to find spots for films released earlier in the decade than in the past year or two.

But anyways, here is my completely biased, totally subjective, probably wrong list that I’ll end up regretting and wanting to change in 15 minutes:*

*edited on January 23, 2020

100. Unstoppable

99. Warrior

98. Waves

97. Avengers: Endgame

96. Rango

95. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

94. Guardians of the Galaxy

93. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II

92. Good Time

91. Inside Out

90. Uncut Gems

89. 12 Years A Slave

88. Manchester By The Sea

87. Baby Driver

86. It’s Kind of a Funny Story

85. Bridesmaids

84. Blockers

83. The Grand Budapest Hotel

82. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

81. The Hateful Eight

80. Argo

79. Don’t Think Twice

78. 21 Jump Street

77. Vice

76. Krisha

75. Edge of Tomorrow

74. Her

73. Chef

72. The Place Beyond The Pines

71. Wonder Woman

70. Straight Outta Compton

69. Fast Five

68. Little Women

67. Her Smell

66. The Martian

65. Creed

64. Logan

63. Moonrise Kingdom

62. Mud

61. The Fighter

60. Arrival

59. The Spectacular Now

58. Parasite

57. The Edge of Seventeen

56. The Big Sick

55. The Town

54. The Nice Guys

53. Short Term 12

52. The Big Short

51. Booksmart

50. Hell or High Water

49. Mid90s

48. This Is The End

47. Black Panther

46. The Irishman

45. Looper

44. Thor: Ragnarok

43. Skyfall

42. 50/50

41. X Men: First Class

40. Mission Impossible: Fallout

39. The Dark Knight Rises

38. Easy A

37. Crazy Stupid Love

36. The Way Way Back

35. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

34. Inherent Vice

33. Ex-Machina

32. Inception

31. Mistress America

30. Toy Story 3

29. Django Unchained

28. Sing Street

27. Avengers: Infinity War

26. Dunkirk

25. Everybody Wants Some

24. Blue Valentine

23. Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

22. Whiplash

21. Eighth Grade

20. Get Out

19. Moonlight

18. Drive

17. 22 Jump Street

16. Boyhood

15. Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood

14. Mad Max: Fury Road

13. The Master

12. Marriage Story

11. La La Land

10. Phantom Thread

9. Moneyball

8. The Perks of Being A Wallflower

7. Inside Llewyn Davis

6. Spotlight

5. Lady Bird

4. The Social Network

3. A Star Is Born

2. Frances Ha

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

 

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