Best Movies of the Decade (2010-19)

  • Publish Date: November 18, 2019
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Part 1: Highest-scoring movies of the 2010s
(aka Films that critics loved at the time of their release)

This section will be updated periodically throughout the end of the year.
Last update: January 4, 2020

These films have the highest Metascores out of all new movies released from 2010-19. Movies must have reviews from at least 15 critics to qualify for inclusion.

Movie Score Stream
1Boyhood (2014)100 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
2Moonlight (2016)99 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3Roma (2018)96 Watch on Netflix 
4Manchester by the Sea (2016)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
512 Years a Slave (2013)96 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
6Gravity (2013)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
7Parasite (2019)96 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
8Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)95  
9Carol (2015)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Social Network (2010)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11I Am Not Your Negro (2016)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
12Zero Dark Thirty (2012)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
13A Separation (2011)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
14Before Midnight (2013)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
15Dunkirk (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
1645 Years (2015)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
17Mr. Turner (2014)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
18The Irishman (2019)94 Watch on Netflix 
19Amazing Grace (2018)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
20Inside Out (2015)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
21Lady Bird (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
22Carlos (2010)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23Faces Places (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
24Amour (2012)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Call Me by Your Name (2017)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
26Marriage Story (2019)93 Watch on Netflix 
27Shoplifters (2018)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
28Toni Erdmann (2016)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
29Spotlight (2015)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30La La Land (2016)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
31Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
32The Florida Project (2017)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
33Timbuktu (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
34The Souvenir (2019)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
35Leviathan (2014)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
36Toy Story 3 (2010)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
37The Look of Silence (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
38Tower (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
39The Rider (2018)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
40Little Women (2019)91  
41Stories We Tell (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
42Son of Saul (2015)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
43Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
44Ida (2014)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
45They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
46EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library (2017)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
47Nostalgia for the Light (2011)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 The Gatekeepers (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
49The Favourite (2018)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
50Burning (2018)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 


Movies released between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019 with 15 or more reviews in Metacritic's database were eligible for inclusion. The Metascore is a weighted average of scores from top professional critics, on a scale from 0 (bad) to 100 (good). Titles are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding.

Part 2: Best-of-the-decade top ten lists
(aka Films that critics still love now)

This section will be updated as new lists are published throughout the end of the year.
Last update: February 10, 2020

While the list above reflects how critics felt about each movie at the time of its release, opinions can change over time. So, to get a better read on the current consensus, we have also aggregated best-of-the-decade lists published by a variety of film and entertainment publications in late 2019. Individual lists are displayed at the bottom of the page, but in the table below, the most frequently mentioned titles are ranked according to our points system (which gives bonus points for being ranked at the top of a list):

  • 3 points for each 1st place ranking
  • 2 points for each 2nd place ranking
  • 1 point for being ranked 3rd - 10th, or for being included on an unranked list of 10 or fewer titles
  • 0.5 points for being included on an unranked list of 11-20 titles
  • No points for films included on unranked lists of more than 20 titles (or for films ranked worse than 20th)
Movies Mentioned on Most Best of the Decade Top 10 Lists
Movie (Year) # 1st Place # 2nd Place # Other Points
1 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)20928.5106.5
2 Moonlight (2016)873169
3 The Social Network (2010)8422.554.5
4 Get Out (2017)372851
5 Under the Skin (2014)2417.531.5
6 The Tree of Life (2011)511431
7 Inception (2010)4213.529.5
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)1026.529.5
9 Boyhood (2014)321629
10 The Master (2012)141526
11 Parasite (2019)2014.520.5
12 Phantom Thread (2017)0411.519.5
13 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)101619
Lady Bird (2017)011719
15 Arrival (2016)031218
16 Roma (2018)111015
17 La La Land (2016)232.514.5
The Act of Killing (2013)0210.514.5
19 Carol (2015)011214
20 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)118.513.5
21 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)028.512.5
22 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)011012
23 Melancholia (2011)108.511.5
24 Certified Copy (2010)107.510.5
The Florida Project (2017)107.510.5

Individual top ten lists

Below are the 105 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some publications may list titles without ranking them; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order. Some publications may publish multiple lists by genre, but we are only including one list (the most generalized one) from each source.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Philip Martin View full list
  • Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)
  • Another Year (2010)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  • Blaze (2018)
  • Carol (2015)
  • Certain Women (2016)
  • Certified Copy (2010)
  • First Reformed (2018)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
  • Leviathan (2014)
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Melancholia (2011)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  • Take Shelter (2011)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
  • Under the Skin (2014)
  • Winter's Bone (2010)
  • The Witch (2016)
Asbury Park Press Alex Biese View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Handmaiden (2016)
  3. Your Name. (2017)
  4. World of Tomorrow (2015)
  5. What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
  6. Lady Bird (2017)
  7. Fruitvale Station (2013)
  8. Shin Godzilla (2016)
  9. Moonlight (2016)
  10. Boyhood (2014)
Associated Press Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr View full list
  1. The Tree of Life (2011)
  2. Phantom Thread (2017)
  3. Margaret (2011)
  4. Lady Bird (2017)
  5. Moonlight (2016)
  6. Somewhere (2010)
  7. Cold War (2018)
  8. Certified Copy (2010)
  9. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  10. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
A.V. Club View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Master (2012)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. A Separation (2011)
  5. The Tree of Life (2011)
  6. Moonlight (2016)
  7. The Florida Project (2017)
  8. Frances Ha (2013)
  9. Phantom Thread (2017)
  10. Lady Bird (2017)
Awards Campaign Gregory Ellwood View full list
  1. Moonlight (2016)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  3. Gravity (2013)
  4. Under the Skin (2014)
  5. Her (2013)
  6. I Am Love (2010)
  7. Parasite (2019)
  8. Cold War (2018)
  9. Melancholia (2011)
  10. The Florida Project (2017)
Boston Globe Ty Burr View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. Phantom Thread (2017)
  3. The Clock (2010)
  4. The Social Network (2010)
  5. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  6. Get Out (2017)
  7. The Florida Project (2017)
  8. Le Quattro Volte (2010)
  9. The Act of Killing (2013)
  10. Under the Skin (2014)
Cahiers du cinéma View full list
  1. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
  2. Holy Motors (2012)
  3. Li’l Quinquin (2015)
  4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
  5. The Image Book (2018)
  6. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  7. Mia Madre (2015)
  8. Melancholia (2011)
  9. Under the Skin (2014)
  10. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
Cape Cod Times Tim Miller View full list
  1. The Descendants (2011)
  2. Sing Street (2016)
  3. Calvary (2014)
  4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2010)
  5. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
  6. Youth (2015)
  7. Polina (2017)
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  9. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Chicago Reader Ben Sachs View full list
  1. Life Without Principle (2011)
  2. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  3. Fish & Cat (2013)
  4. Bitter Money (2016)
  5. Dead Souls (2018)
  6. 'Til Madness Do Us Part (2013)
  7. Inherent Vice (2014)
  8. In Another Country (2012)
  9. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
  10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
  11. Sunset (2018)
  12. Rambleras (2013)
  13. Aurora (2010)
Cleveland Plain Dealer Troy L. Smith View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. Get Out (2017)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. Moonlight (2016)
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  6. Interstellar (2014)
  7. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  8. It Follows (2014)
  9. Take Shelter (2011)
  10. Bridesmaids (2011)
Collider Matt Goldberg View full list
  1. The Social Network (2010)
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  3. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  4. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
  5. Her (2013)
  6. Moonlight (2016)
  7. Get Out (2017)
  8. [Mission: Impossible franchise]
  9. 13th (2016)
  10. The LEGO Movie (2014)
ComingSoon Jeff Ames View full list
  1. Inception (2010)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  4. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  5. The Social Network (2010)
  6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  7. Skyfall (2012)
  8. The Descendants (2011)
  9. Inside Out (2015)
  10. Creed (2015)
  11. The Fighter (2010)
  12. Moneyball (2011)
ComingSoon Maggie Dela Paz View full list
  1. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  3. Sunny (2011)
  4. Parasite (2019)
  5. Lady Bird (2017)
  6. The Croods (2013)
  7. The Help (2011)
  8. Bad Genius (2017)
  9. John Wick (2014)
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
ComingSoon Max Evry View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Nice Guys (2016)
  3. Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
  4. Looper (2012)
  5. It Follows (2014)
  6. Green Room (2016)
  7. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  8. John Dies at the End (2013)
  9. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2012)
  10. Blue Valentine (2010)
ComingSoon Kylie Hemmert View full list
  1. The Conjuring (2013)
  2. Nightcrawler (2014)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  4. IT (2017)
  5. Gone Girl (2014)
  6. Hereditary (2018)
  7. A Quiet Place (2018)
  8. Prisoners (2013)
  9. Split (2017)
  10. Shutter Island (2010)
ComingSoon Grant Hermanns View full list
  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  3. Deadpool (2016)
  4. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  5. The Conjuring (2013)
  6. Get Out (2017)
  7. The Nice Guys (2016)
  8. The Hateful Eight (2015)
  9. What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
  10. John Dies at the End (2013)
ComingSoon John Plainse View full list
  1. Inception (2010)
  2. Wind River (2017)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. The Town (2010)
  5. Arrival (2016)
  6. The Martian (2015)
  7. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  8. Skyfall (2012)
  9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  10. Creed (2015)
Consequence of Sound View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Social Network (2010)
  3. Moonlight (2016)
  4. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
  5. Hereditary (2018)
  6. The Act of Killing (2013) -AND- The Look of Silence (2015)
  7. Under the Skin (2014)
  8. Phantom Thread (2017)
  9. The Handmaiden (2016)
  10. Inception (2010)
CriterionCast Joshua Brunsting View full list
  1. Neon Bull (2016)
  2. No Home Movie (2016)
  3. The Tree of Life (2011)
  4. By the Time It Gets Dark (2016)
  5. La Flor (2019)
  6. Film Socialisme (2010)
  7. Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death (2016)
  8. Carol (2015)
  9. The Fits (2016)
  10. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
Den of Geek U.S. View full list
  1. Parasite (2019)
  2. Inception (2010)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. Her (2013)
  6. Ex Machina (2015)
  7. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  8. Hereditary (2018)
  9. The Social Network (2010)
  10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
The Detroit News Adam Graham View full list
  1. Inception (2010)
  2. La La Land (2016)
  3. The Florida Project (2017)
  4. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  5. Moonlight (2016)
  6. The Social Network (2010)
  7. Paddington 2 (2017)
  8. Spring Breakers (2013)
  9. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  10. Drive (2011)
entertainment.ie View full list
  1. Boyhood (2014)
  2. Get Out (2017)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  4. The Social Network (2010)
  5. The Death of Stalin (2017)
  6. Moonlight (2016)
  7. Ad Astra (2019)
  8. Lady Bird (2017)
  9. Inception (2010)
  10. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Esquire Chris Nashawaty View full list
  1. The Social Network (2010)
  2. Before Midnight (2013)
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  4. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  5. Whiplash (2014)
  6. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  7. The Lobster (2016)
  8. The Handmaiden (2016)
  9. Moonlight (2016)
  10. Paddington 2 (2017)
Exclaim! View full list
  1. Moonlight (2016)
  2. Get Out (2017)
  3. Boyhood (2014)
  4. Arrival (2016)
  5. Frances Ha (2013)
  6. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  7. Ex Machina (2015)
  8. The Witch (2016)
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  10. First Reformed (2018)
Far Out Magazine View full list
  1. The Master (2012)
  2. Under the Skin (2014)
  3. The Artist (2011)
  4. Parasite (2019)
  5. Midnight in Paris (2011)
  6. Moonlight (2016)
  7. Melancholia (2011)
  8. Lady Bird (2017)
  9. The Act of Killing (2013)
  10. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Film Inquiry View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Social Network (2010)
  3. The Master (2012)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. The Tree of Life (2011)
  6. Parasite (2019)
  7. The Lobster (2016)
  8. Boyhood (2014)
  9. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  10. Moonlight (2016)
  11. Phantom Thread (2017)
  12. The Shape of Water (2017)
  13. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
  14. A Ghost Story (2017)
  15. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  16. A Separation (2011)
  17. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  18. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
Film School Rejects View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. Get Out (2017)
  3. Parasite (2019)
  4. Moonlight (2016)
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  6. The Social Network (2010)
  7. The Master (2012)
  8. What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
  9. The Lobster (2016)
  10. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Florida Weekly Dan Hudak View full list
  1. La La Land (2016)
  2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  3. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
  4. Whiplash (2014)
  5. The Insult (2017)
  6. Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol (2011)
  7. Inception (2010)
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  9. A Separation (2011)
  10. The Martian (2015)
Geek.com Tres Dean View full list
  1. Warrior (2011)
  • all others in alphabetical order:
  • Creed (2015)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • The Nice Guys (2016)
  • The Raid: Redemption (2012)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Whiplash (2014)
Glide Magazine James Roberts View full list
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  • Drive (2011)
  • Ex Machina (2015)
  • The Favourite (2018)
  • The Florida Project (2017)
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • John Wick (2014)
  • The Lighthouse (2019)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Marriage Story (2019)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • The Witch (2016)
Goomba Stomp View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  6. Boyhood (2014)
  7. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  8. Melancholia (2011)
  9. The Act of Killing (2013)
  10. Inception (2010)
The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy View full list
  1. Carlos (2010)
  2. The Social Network (2010)
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  4. Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
  5. The Handmaiden (2016)
  6. Leviathan (2014)
  7. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  8. Brooklyn (2015)
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  10. The Gatekeepers (2012)
Hyperallergic View full list
  1. No Home Movie (2016)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. Zama (2018)
  4. The Act of Killing (2013)
  5. The Look of Silence (2015)
  6. The Tree of Life (2011)
  7. Get Out (2017)
  8. Under the Skin (2014)
  9. Cameraperson (2016)
  10. Horse Money (2015)
  11. Inherent Vice (2014)
The Independent View full list
  1. Moonlight (2016)
  2. Carol (2015)
  3. Get Out (2017)
  4. Phantom Thread (2017)
  5. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  6. American Honey (2016)
  7. Paddington 2 (2017)
  8. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  9. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
  10. 20th Century Women (2016)
Independent.ie Paul Whitington View full list
  • The Act of Killing (2013)
  • Amour (2012)
  • Anomalisa (2015)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • A Ghost Story (2017)
  • The Great Beauty (2013)
  • Lady Macbeth (2016)
  • Leviathan (2014)
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Of Gods and Men (2010)
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
  • Paterson (2016)
  • Shoplifters (2018)
  • Silence (2012)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Two Days, One Night (2014)
  • Under the Skin (2014)
IndieWire View full list
  1. Moonlight (2016)
  2. Under the Skin (2014)
  3. Certified Copy (2010)
  4. The Act of Killing (2013) -AND- The Look of Silence (2015)
  5. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  6. Holy Motors (2012)
  7. Carol (2015)
  8. The Master (2012)
  9. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  10. Lady Bird (2017)
Insider View full list
  1. Get Out (2017)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. Boyhood (2014)
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  5. Lady Bird (2017)
  6. The Social Network (2010)
  7. The Florida Project (2017)
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  9. Eighth Grade (2018)
  10. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
The Irish Times Tara Brady and Donald Clarke View full list
  1. Loveless (2017)
  2. Under the Skin (2014)
  3. Son of Saul (2015)
  4. The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
  5. The Tribe (2014)
  6. The Master (2012)
  7. Beanpole (2019)
  8. The Act of Killing (2013)
  9. Tangerine (2015)
  10. The Turin Horse (2011)
Kinoscope View full list
  1. The Turin Horse (2011)
  2. The Act of Killing (2013)
  3. Hard to Be a God (2015)
  4. Holy Motors (2012)
  5. Horse Money (2015)
  6. Goodbye to Language (2014)
  7. The Tree of Life (2011)
  8. Certified Copy (2010)
  9. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
  10. Tabu (2012)
  11. White Out, Black In (2015)
  12. A Woman's Revenge (2012)
  13. La Flor (2019)
  14. Leviathan (2014)
  15. My Joy (2010)
  16. The Image Book (2018)
  17. The Master (2012)
Lincoln Journal-Star L. Kent Wolgamott View full list
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  • Black Swan (2010)
  • Hell or High Water (2016)
  • Inside Out (2015)
  • Lincoln (2012)
  • Love & Mercy (2014)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
  • Roma (2018)
  • Rush (2014)
Little White Lies View full list
  1. Under the Skin (2014)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  4. Phantom Thread (2017)
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  6. Carol (2015)
  7. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  8. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
  9. Margaret (2011)
  10. Tabu (2012)
Los Angeles Times Justin Chang View full list
  • The Assassin (2015)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • The Master (2012)
  • Toni Erdmann (2016)
  • The Tree of Life (2011)
Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan View full list
  • The Clock (2010)
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016)
  • Footnote (2011)
  • Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  • Son of Saul (2015)
LRMonline Anthony Esteves View full list
  1. Interstellar (2014)
  2. Django Unchained (2012)
  3. The Big Short (2015)
  4. Inception (2010)
  5. Us (2019)
  6. Get Out (2017)
  7. Black Panther (2018)
  8. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  9. American Sniper (2014)
  10. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Mashable View full list
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Get Out (2017)
  • Gone Girl (2014)
  • Inception (2010)
  • Lady Bird (2017)
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  • Moonlight (2016)
  • Parasite (2019)
  • The Social Network (2010)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  • Spotlight (2015)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2015)
Memphis Flyer Chris McCoy View full list
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. Moonlight (2016)
  3. Get Out (2017)
  4. Us (2019)
  5. Roma (2018)
  6. Parasite (2019)
  7. Inside Out (2015)
  8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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  7. Frances Ha (2013)
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  9. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
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  6. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
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  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
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  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
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  2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  4. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
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  8. Inception (2010)
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  8. Eighth Grade (2018)
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  10. The Hateful Eight (2015)
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  2. The Master (2012)
  3. Under the Skin (2014)
  4. Margaret (2011)
  5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
  6. Dogtooth (2010)
  7. A Separation (2011)
  8. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
  9. Carol (2015)
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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  2. Boyhood (2014)
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  5. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  6. Frances Ha (2013)
  7. Toy Story 3 (2010)
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  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
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  9. The Handmaiden (2016)
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  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  4. The Tree of Life (2011)
  5. The Revenant (2015)
  6. Under the Skin (2014)
  7. Sicario (2015)
  8. Nightcrawler (2014)
  9. Ex Machina (2015)
  10. The Master (2012)

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Comments (17)

  • ty92  

    1. Water for Elephants
    2. Ex Machina
    3. Ghost in the Shell
    4 Joker
    5. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2
    6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    7. Edge of Tomorrow
    8. Inception
    9. Nightcrawler
    10. Elysium

  • dima_11  

    Film Comment? TIFF Cinematheque?

  • yej84  

    The LAFCA (Los Angeles Film Critics Association) just released a bunch of Decade lists here: http://lafca.net/decadeCritics.php

  • bored0m115  

    here is my list, don't know how many of you will agree

    1. boyhood
    2. moonlight
    3. 12 years a slave
    4. manchester by the sea
    5. marriage story
    6. dunkirk
    7. la la land
    8. the irishman
    9. parasite
    10. paddington 2
    for honorable mentions i have birdman, the social network and spider man: into the spider verse

    i saw many of you were unsettled because of the acclaim that boyhood had and considered it overrated. i don't completely agree, but everyone has their opinion. either way, you can't argue its originality and the effort and passion put into it. out of all the movies i've seen that try to analyze life, this is the most unique take on the task and the one that handles it the best. moonlight does the very same thing, but undertakes way darker themes, succeeding nevertheless. i have to give the crown to boyhood though, as you literally see the characters grow up on screen over 12 years and live all the important events the family goes through, allowing for a way more immersive experience.

    as some of you may have noticed, i have an affinity for the more serious movies, those who analyze important themes or give a deep psychological analysis to the characters. therefore, i did not make the ranking based on entertainment value or commercial success, but rather on artistic importance, innovation (hence boyhood taking the first place), critical acclaim and sheer quality.

    i also saw that some of you said the lists mentioned movies "that no one's seen." i believe that judgement is completely wrong. a lot of people nowadays "see" movies out of boredom or while hanging out with friends. when they do that, they narrow down their watch list by miles, restricting themselves to specific genres, leaving some movies to be watched by those who seek a different experience, whose number isn't sky high. a movie could be seen by 5 people in total, as long as it's good, it's good. as the title says, these aren't the most commercially successfull movies of the decade, but the ones with the highest quality.

    all of these were my humble opinions. i believe the last decade was extremely great for movies and i hope this one will be as well. if you comment on this list, please do so in a fashionable manner. have a nice day.

  • OlivierPiel  

    Boyhood is a gimmick. Pathetic to put it as #1. Same as Get out. This list of top 20 films will be forgotten in 50 years time. all in all extreme mediocrity.

    Under the Skin
    Melancholia
    Her
    The Lobster
    Mrs. Hyde
    I am Love
    Phantom Thread
    Drive
    Holy Motors
    Mission Impossible

  • terminator_ah  

    Roma is mentioned 7 times and i think it should be on the list.

  • terminator_ah  

    Roma is mentioned 7 times and i think it should be on the list.

  • LatinCritic13  

    Don’t usually do this but here’s my list..

    1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
    2. Drive (2011)
    3. Her (2013)
    4. Whiplash (2014)
    5. Black Swan (2010)
    6. Django Unchained (2012)
    7. A Star is Born (201
    8. Joker (2019)
    9. Moonlight (2016)
    10. Straight Outta Compton (2015)

  • wrigoo  

    1-) Seven Psychopaths (2012)
    2-) Midnight in Paris (2011)
    3-) Drive (2011)
    4-) The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
    5-) Winter Sleep (2014)
    6-) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
    7-) Birdman (2014)
    8-) Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
    9-) Inception (2010)
    10-) The Big Short (2015)

  • drake51  

    so Roma has been mentioned on 4 top 10's (national post, now, rogerebert, time) so far so i think it should be here tied for 15 right?

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