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Top 100 Movies from the 2010s


Top 100 List

  1. Inception (2010) - Directed by Christopher Nolan, a mind-bending thriller that explores the depths of dreams within dreams.
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Directed by George Miller, a visually stunning post-apocalyptic action film known for its practical effects and action sequences.
  3. Moonlight (2016) - Directed by Barry Jenkins, a poignant narrative of a young man's struggle with his identity and sexuality.
  4. The Social Network (2010) - Directed by David Fincher, a compelling dramatization of the founding of Facebook.
  5. Get Out (2017) - Directed by Jordan Peele, a horror film that doubles as a sharp social commentary on race.
  6. La La Land (2016) - Directed by Damien Chazelle, a modern musical that pays homage to the golden age of Hollywood.
  7. Boyhood (2014) - Directed by Richard Linklater, filmed over 12 years to capture the real growth of its protagonist.
  8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Directed by Wes Anderson, known for its unique visual style and engaging narrative.
  9. Whiplash (2014) - Also directed by Damien Chazelle, a gripping story about the relationship between a young jazz drummer and his intense instructor.
  10. Interstellar (2014) - Another Nolan masterpiece, exploring themes of love, sacrifice, and the survival of humanity across the cosmos.
  11. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) - Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a technical marvel that presents the story in what appears to be one continuous shot.
  12. The Shape of Water (2017) - Directed by Guillermo del Toro, a beautifully crafted tale of love between a mute woman and a mysterious aquatic creature.
  13. Spotlight (2015) - Directed by Tom McCarthy, a gripping recount of the Boston Globe's investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
  14. Arrival (2016) - Directed by Denis Villeneuve, a thought-provoking sci-fi film about humanity's first contact with extraterrestrial beings.
  15. Parasite (2019) - Directed by Bong Joon-ho, a South Korean film that blends dark comedy and social satire, winning the Oscar for Best Picture.
  16. Roma (2018) - Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, a deeply personal film that portrays a year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
  17. Manchester by the Sea (2016) - Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, a heart-wrenching drama about grief and redemption.
  18. The Master (2012) - Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, a striking portrait of a post-WWII drifter and his complex relationship with a cult leader.
  19. Django Unchained (2012) - Directed by Quentin Tarantino, a brutal yet darkly comedic take on the spaghetti western, centered around slavery in the American South.
  20. Her (2013) - Directed by Spike Jonze, a futuristic love story between a man and his operating system, exploring themes of loneliness and connection in the digital age.
  21. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - Directed by Martin Scorsese, a wild and raucous look at the excesses of the finance world.
  22. 12 Years a Slave (2013) - Directed by Steve McQueen, a powerful and brutal depiction of slavery in America.
  23. Gravity (2013) - Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, a visually stunning space thriller that is both gripping and emotionally resonant.
  24. Carol (2015) - Directed by Todd Haynes, a tender and beautifully filmed story of love between two women in the 1950s.
  25. A Separation (2011) - Directed by Asghar Farhadi, a compelling domestic drama that offers a glimpse into Iranian society.
  26. Inside Out (2015) - Directed by Pete Docter, a Pixar animation that explores the emotions inside a young girl's mind.
  27. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) - Another Wes Anderson gem, known for its quirky characters and stylized storytelling.
  28. Toy Story 3 (2010) - Directed by Lee Unkrich, a poignant end to the Toy Story trilogy that explores themes of loss, friendship, and letting go.
  29. Gone Girl (2014) - Directed by David Fincher, a twisty psychological thriller about marriage and media.
  30. The Irishman (2019) - Directed by Martin Scorsese, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America.
  31. Drive (2011) - Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, a stylized neo-noir action film with a memorable soundtrack.
  32. Ex Machina (2014) - Directed by Alex Garland, a thought-provoking sci-fi film about artificial intelligence and humanity.
  33. Call Me by Your Name (2017) - Directed by Luca Guadagnino, a lush and evocative love story set in 1980s Italy.
  34. Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - Directed by Denis Villeneuve, a visually stunning and philosophically rich sequel to the sci-fi classic.
  35. Lady Bird (2017) - Directed by Greta Gerwig, a heartfelt coming-of-age story about a young woman's relationship with her mother.
  36. The Favourite (2018) - Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, a darkly comedic look at royal intrigue in early 18th century England.
  37. Hell or High Water (2016) - Directed by David Mackenzie, a modern Western about two brothers resorting to bank robberies to save their family's land.
  38. Dunkirk (2017) - Directed by Christopher Nolan, a tense and immersive depiction of the WWII Dunkirk evacuation.
  39. The Revenant (2015) - Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a survival story set in the 1820s American wilderness, notable for its stunning cinematography.
  40. Logan (2017) - Directed by James Mangold, a gritty, R-rated take on the Wolverine character that explores themes of aging and redemption.

  41. Under the Skin (2013) - Directed by Jonathan Glazer, a haunting and visually arresting film about an alien preying on men in Scotland.

  42. Black Swan (2010) - Directed by Darren Aronofsky, a psychological thriller set in the competitive world of professional ballet.
  43. The Lobster (2015) - Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, a surreal dystopian comedy about a society where single people must find a partner or be turned into animals.
  44. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) - Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, an intense and emotional exploration of a young woman's sexual awakening and heartbreak.
  45. Zero Dark Thirty (2012) - Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, a tense and detailed account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
  46. Room (2015) - Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, a gripping story of a mother and son held captive in a single room for years.
  47. Manchester by the Sea (2016) - Directed by Kenneth Lonergan, a deeply moving tale of grief and redemption.
  48. The Big Short (2015) - Directed by Adam McKay, a fast-paced and informative look at the 2008 financial crisis.
  49. Phantom Thread (2017) - Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, a meticulously crafted drama about a fashion designer's obsessive control over his muse and lover.
  50. The King's Speech (2010) - Directed by Tom Hooper, a compelling historical drama about King George VI's effort to overcome his stammer.

  51. True Grit (2010) - Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, a gritty Western about a young girl's quest for vengeance.

  52. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) - Directed by David O. Russell, a romantic comedy-drama about mental illness and unexpected love.
  53. Frozen (2013) - Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, a Disney animated film that became a cultural phenomenon.
  54. American Sniper (2014) - Directed by Clint Eastwood, a biographical war drama about Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.
  55. The Help (2011) - Directed by Tate Taylor, a look at racism and civil rights in 1960s Mississippi.
  56. Skyfall (2012) - Directed by Sam Mendes, a James Bond film that combines action, emotion, and character depth.
  57. Lincoln (2012) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, a powerful portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln's efforts to pass the 13th Amendment.
  58. Argo (2012) - Directed by Ben Affleck, a dramatic retelling of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.
  59. The Avengers (2012) - Directed by Joss Whedon, a blockbuster superhero film that brought together Marvel's iconic characters.
  60. Les Misérables (2012) - Directed by Tom Hooper, a film adaptation of the popular musical set during the French Revolution.
  61. Life of Pi (2012) - Directed by Ang Lee, a visually stunning adaptation of the novel about a boy stranded at sea with a Bengal tiger.
  62. The Hunger Games (2012) - Directed by Gary Ross, a dystopian action film based on the popular book series.
  63. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Directed by James Gunn, a fun and irreverent space adventure set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  64. Tangerine (2015) - Directed by Sean Baker, a groundbreaking film shot entirely on an iPhone, following a transgender sex worker.
  65. The Theory of Everything (2014) - Directed by James Marsh, a biographical film about Stephen Hawking's life and scientific achievements.
  66. The Disaster Artist (2017) - Directed by James Franco, a comedy about the making of the cult film "The Room."
  67. The Edge of Seventeen (2016) - Directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, a smart and relatable coming-of-age comedy-drama.
  68. Sicario (2015) - Directed by Denis Villeneuve, a tense and gritty look at the war on drugs at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  69. The Imitation Game (2014) - Directed by Morten Tyldum, a biographical drama about Alan Turing and his work cracking the Enigma code during World War II.
  70. Spotlight (2015) - Directed by Tom McCarthy, a gripping true story of the Boston Globe's investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.

  71. Jojo Rabbit (2019) - Directed by Taika Waititi, a satirical take on World War II from the perspective of a young German boy.

  72. Midnight in Paris (2011) - Directed by Woody Allen, a romantic comedy about a writer who mysteriously travels back to the 1920s every night.
  73. The Martian (2015) - Directed by Ridley Scott, a science fiction film about an astronaut stranded on Mars.
  74. The Danish Girl (2015) - Directed by Tom Hooper, a drama about one of the first known recipients of sex reassignment surgery.
  75. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Directed by Martin McDonagh, a dark comedy about a woman seeking justice for her daughter's murder.
  76. Black Panther (2018) - Directed by Ryan Coogler, a Marvel film that broke ground with its African-centric cast and setting.
  77. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - Directed by J.J. Abrams, the long-awaited continuation of the Star Wars saga.
  78. Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Directed by Mel Gibson, a war film about a pacifist medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa.
  79. The Shape of Water (2017) - Directed by Guillermo del Toro, a romantic fantasy about a mute cleaner who falls in love with an amphibious creature.
  80. A Star Is Born (2018) - Directed by Bradley Cooper, a musical drama about a fading country music star who discovers a talented newcomer.
  81. Joker (2019) - Directed by Todd Phillips, a dark and controversial take on the origin of the iconic Batman villain.
  82. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Directed by Quentin Tarantino, a love letter to the golden age of Hollywood set against the backdrop of the Manson Family murders.
  83. Green Book (2018) - Directed by Peter Farrelly, a road film about the friendship between a black pianist and his white driver in the 1960s Deep South.
  84. Isle of Dogs (2018) - Directed by Wes Anderson, an animated film about a boy's journey to rescue his dog from an island.
  85. Coco (2017) - Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, a Pixar animation that explores family and tradition through the Mexican Day of the Dead.
  86. The Post (2017) - Directed by Steven Spielberg, a drama about the publication of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post.
  87. Fruitvale Station (2013) - Directed by Ryan Coogler, a drama based on the true story of Oscar Grant III, a young man killed by police.
  88. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - Directed by Benh Zeitlin, a fantasy drama set in a Louisiana bayou community.
  89. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) - Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, a dark comedy about a washed-up actor attempting to revive his career.
  90. Dallas Buyers Club (2013) - Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, a biographical film about a man diagnosed with AIDS who starts a drug distribution club.
  91. The Big Sick (2017) - Directed by Michael Showalter, a romantic comedy based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
  92. The End of the Tour (2015) - Directed by James Ponsoldt, a drama about the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and novelist David Foster Wallace.
  93. Brooklyn (2015) - Directed by John Crowley, a drama about an Irish immigrant navigating her life in 1950s Brooklyn.
  94. First Man (2018) - Directed by Damien Chazelle, a biographical drama about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
  95. The Death of Stalin (2017) - Directed by Armando Iannucci, a satirical comedy about the power struggle following Stalin's death.
  96. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) - Directed by Travis Knight, an animated adventure about a young boy on a quest to locate a magical suit of armor.
  97. I, Tonya (2017) - Directed by Craig Gillespie, a biographical film about figure skater Tonya Harding and the scandal that rocked her career.
  98. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) - Directed by Taika Waititi, a comedy about a national manhunt for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle in the New Zealand bush.
  99. Mudbound (2017) - Directed by Dee Rees, a drama about two families, one black and one white, navigating racial tension in the Mississippi Delta post-WWII.
  100. The Witch (2015) - Directed by Robert Eggers, a horror film set in 1630s New England, where a family is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.

This list represents a broad spectrum of the cinematic landscape from the 2010s, showcasing a variety of styles, genres, and narratives. Each film made a unique contribution to the decade's film culture, whether through innovative storytelling, exceptional cinematography, groundbreaking performances, or by sparking important conversations.