Top Ten Films of 2010s
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2019
1. I HEARD YOU PAINT HOUSES (Martin Scorsese)
2. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (Quentin Tarantino)
3. FIRST COW (Kelly Reichardt)
4. UNCUT GENS (Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie)
5. FOURTEEN (Dan Sallitt)
6. LITTLE WOMEN (Greta Gerwig)
7. PARASITE (Bong Joon-ho)
8. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Céline Sciamma)
9. AD ASTRA (James Gray)
10. KNIVES OUT (Rian Johnson)


Honorable Mention: None

Notable Shorts: THE FALL (Glazer)

Most Overrated: BOOKSMART (Wilde); US (Peele)

2018
1. SUNSET (László Nemes)
2. SUPPORT THE GIRLS (Andrew Bujalski)
3. TRANSIT (Christian Petzold)
4. BURNING (Lee Chang-dong)
5. DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE (S. Craig Zahler)
6. HER SMELL (Alex Ross Perry)
7. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman)
8. LEAVE NO TRACE (Debra Granik)
9. MADELINE'S MADELINE (Josephine Decker)
10. SUSPIRIA (Luca Guadagnino)

Honorable Mention: None

Notable Shorts: COLOPHON (Dorsky); HOMEPOD: WELCOME HOME (Jonze)

Most Overrated: A QUIET PLACE (Krasinski); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Singer); LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Gan); ROMA (Cuaron); SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Riley); WIDOWS (McQueen)

2017

1. PHANTOM THREAD (Paul Thomas Anderson)
2. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Luca Guadagnino)
3. BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 (S. Craig Zahler)
4. WESTERN (Valeska Grisebach)
5. YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (Lynne Ramsay)
6. WORMWOOD (Errol Morris)
7. A GHOST STORY (David Lowery)
8. LET THE CORPSES TAN (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani)
9. LADY BIRD (Greta Gerwig)
10. BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)

Honorable Mention: None Yet

Notable Shorts: WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS (Hertzfeldt)

Most Overrated: BABY DRIVER (Wright); DARKEST HOUR (Wright); GOOD TIME (Safdie Bros); THE POST (Spielberg); THE SHAPE OF WATER (Del Toro)

2016
1. NOCTURAMA (Bertand Bonello)
2. 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (Mike Mills)
3. LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle)
4. PATERSON (Jim Jarmusch)
5. SULLY (Clint Eastwood)
6. EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (Richard Linklater)
7. VOYAGE OF TIME: LIFE'S JOURNEY (Terrence Malick)
8. THE HANDMAIDEN (Park Chan-Wook)
9. MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Kenneth Lonergan)
10. CAFÉ SOCIETY (Woody Allen)

Honorable Mention: ELLE (Verhoeven); HYPERNORMALISATION (Curtis); STAYING VERTICAL (Guiraudie); TONI ERDMANN (Ade)

Notable Shorts: COME TOGETHER (Anderson)

Most Overrated: DEADPOOL (Miller); JACKIE (Larrain); NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Ford); NO HOME MOVIE (Akerman); THINGS TO COME (Hansen-Løve); ZOOTOPIA (Howard & Moore)

2015
1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller)
2. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Quentin Tarantino)
3. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin)
4. CAROL (Todd Haynes)
5. DE PALMA (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow)
6. SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve)
7. GREEN ROOM (Jeremy Saulnier)
8. BLACKHAT (Michael Mann)
9. BONE TOMAHAWK (S. Craig Zahler)
10. RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (Hong Sang-soo)

Honorable Mention: AMY (Kapadia); THE MARTIAN (Scott); THE TREASURE (Porumboiu); STEVE JOBS (Boyle); THE WITCH (Eggers)

Notable Shorts: WORLD OF TOMORROW (Hertzfeldt)

Most Overrated: A BIGGER SPLASH (Guadagnino); ANOMALISA (Johnson & Kaufman); THE END OF THE TOUR (Ponsoldt); ROOM (Abrahamson); THE FITS (Holmer); KRISHA (Shults); MAGIC MIKE XXL (Jacobs); SPOTLIGHT (McCarthy); SUNSET SONG (Davies)

2014
1. INTERSTELLAR (Christopher Nolan)
2. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
3. THE MEND (John Magary)
4. THE BABADOOK (Jennifer Kent)
5. BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
6. GONE GIRL (David Fincher)
7. IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell)
8. JOHN WICK (Chad Stahelski)
9. A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES (Scott Frank)
10. A MOST WANTED MAN (Anton Corbijn)

Honorable Mention: BIRD PEOPLE (Ferran)

Notable Shorts: TOO MANY COOKS (Kelly)

Most Overrated: BIG EYES (Burton); BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (Iñárritu); FOXCATCHER (Miller); THE IMITATION GAME (Tyldum); SELMA (DuVernay)

2013
1. UNDER THE SKIN (Jonathan Glazer)
2. BLUE JASMINE (Woody Allen)
3. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel & Ethan Coen)
4. BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Richard Linklater)
5. THE PAST (Asghar Farhadi)
6. STRANGER BY THE LAKE (Alain Guiraudie)
7. HER (Spike Jonze)
8. COHERENCE (James Ward Byrkit)
9. ENEMY (Denis Villeneuve)
10. DRUG WAR (Johnnie To)

Honorable Mention: THE GREAT BEAUTY (Sorrentino); ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (Jarmusch); STARRED UP (Mackenzie)

Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: AMERICAN HUSTLE (Russell); DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Vallée); LOCKE (Knight); PRISONERS (Villeneuve)

2012
1. HOLY MOTORS (Leos Carax)
2. FRANCES HA (Noah Baumbach)
3. AMOUR (Michael Haneke)
4. IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL DAY (Don Hertzfeldt)
5. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)
6. SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine)
7. LIFE OF PI (Ang Lee)
8. ROOM 237 (Rodney Ascher)
9. ZERO DARK THIRTY (Kathryn Bigelow)
10. SKYFALL (Sam Mendes)

Honorable Mention: THE IMPOSTER (Bart Layton)

Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: LINCOLN (Spielberg)

2011
1. MARGARET (Kenneth Lonergan)
2. DRIVE (Nicholas Winding Refn)
3. HOUSE OF TOLERANCE (Bertrand Bonello)
4. A SEPARATION (Asghar Farhadi)
5. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick)
6. THE LONELIEST PLANET (Julia Loktev)
7. MONEYBALL (Bennett Miller)
8. MELANCHOLIA (Lars Von Trier)
9. THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Terence Davies)
10. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (Paolo Sorrentino)


Honorable Mention: THE KID WITH A BIKE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne); THIS IS NOT A FILM (Jafar Panahi)

Notable Shorts: EVERYTHING WILL BE OK (Hertzfeldt)

Most Overrated: THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Fincher)

2010

1. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher)
2. BLACK SWAN (Darren Aronofsky)
3. SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese)
4. 13 ASSASSINS (Takashi Miike)
5. HOW DO YOU KNOW (James L. Brooks)
6. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Lisa Cholodenko)
7. TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (Radu Muntean)
8. GREENBERG (Noah Baumbach)
9. BEGINNERS (Mike Mills)
10. COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz)

Honorable Mentions: None

Notable Shorts: None

Most Overrated: BIUTIFUL (Iñárritu)