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Top 50 Films of the 2010s

As our Best of the 2010s coverage on Filmspotting approaches, I've whittled my list of 250 down to this. Whereas annual top ten lists are more of a personal diary of my movie year, this takes into account repeat viewings, reappraisals, cultural impact, and the ways the movies reflected the era.

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Babadook
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Bling Ring
  • Cameraperson
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Cemetery of Splendour
  • Chi-Raq
  • Dunkirk
  • Enough Said
  • Ex Machina
  • First Reformed
  • The Fits
  • The Florida Project
  • Get Out
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • A Hidden Life
  • Inception
  • Inside Out
  • The Interrupters
  • Isle of Dogs
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Lady Bird
  • La La Land
  • The Lego Movie
  • Leviathan
  • The Lobster
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Moonlight
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite
  • Paterson
  • Phantom Thread
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Roma
  • Take Shelter
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • A Touch of Sin
  • Toy Story 3
  • The Tree of Life
  • True Grit
  • Unfriended
  • Us
  • Winter's Bone