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Best Films of the 2010s (short list)

A "short list" of the best films of the last decade, comprised of those I've given 3.5 or 4 stars out of 4 on my website. I'll start winnowing down from here. Whereas annual top ten lists are more of a personal diary of my movie year, this will take into account repeat viewings, reappraisals, cultural impact, and other yet-to-be-determined factors.

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 45 Years
  • The Act of Killing
  • American Hustle
  • Amour
  • Amy
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Anomalisa
  • Another Year
  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • The Arbor
  • Arctic
  • The Artist
  • Ash Is Purest White
  • The Assassin
  • Attack the Block
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Babadook
  • Bad Words
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • The Beaver
  • The Beguiled
  • Beyond the Hills
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Blue Ruin
  • Booksmart
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Boyhood
  • Brave
  • The Breadwinner
  • Burning
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Captain Marvel
  • Captain Phillips
  • Cameraperson
  • Carol
  • Casa De Mi Padre
  • Catfish
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cemetery of Splendour
  • Certified Copy
  • Chi-Raq
  • Clouds of Sils Maria
  • Cold Weather
  • Columbus
  • Contagion
  • Cosmopolis
  • Creed
  • Crimson Peak
  • Cyrus
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Diane
  • Django Unchained
  • Dogtooth
  • Drive
  • Drug War
  • Dunkirk
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • The End of the Tour
  • Enough Said
  • Ex Machina
  • First Reformed
  • The Fits
  • The Florida Project
  • Force Majeure
  • Frank
  • Frankenweenie
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Fruitvale Station
  • Game Night
  • Get Out
  • A Ghost Story
  • The Ghost Writer
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Green Room
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Hereditary
  • Her Smell
  • Higher Ground
  • High Life
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • Ida
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • The Illusionist
  • The Impossible
  • In a Better World
  • Inception
  • Incredibles 2
  • Inherent Vice
  • In Jackson Heights
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Inside Out
  • The Interrupters