The best movies of the 2010s

My favorite films of the decade. All U.S. theatrical releases. Star ratings reflect how I felt when I last watched them. It's ranked, but the order isn't etched in stone—especially after the first 25.

  • A Separation

    1

  • Amour

    2

  • Certified Copy

    3

  • Phoenix

    4

  • Manchester by the Sea

    5

  • Meek's Cutoff

    6

  • Frances Ha

    7

  • Boyhood

    8

  • Moonlight

    9

  • Nocturama

    10

  • The Florida Project

    11

  • Paterson

    12

  • Lady Bird

    13

  • Before Midnight

    14

  • The Act of Killing

    15

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    16

  • The Loneliest Planet

    17

  • Her

    18

  • The Look of Silence

    19

  • Leviathan

    20

  • 45 Years

    21

  • 13 Assassins

    22

  • Whiplash

    23

  • It Follows

    24

  • Marriage Story

    25

  • Martha Marcy May Marlene

    26

  • The Strange Little Cat

    27

  • Burning

    28

  • Two Days, One Night

    29

  • Oslo, August 31st

    30

  • Dogtooth

    31

  • The Lost City of Z

    32

  • The Master

    33

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    34

  • Everyone Else

    35

  • Phantom Thread

    36

  • The Irishman

    37

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    38

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    39

  • Upstream Color

    40

  • Cold War

    41

  • Stray Dogs

    42

  • The Nightingale

    43

  • Holy Motors

    44

  • Margaret

    45

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    46

  • The Tree of Life

    47

  • House of Tolerance

    48

  • The Handmaiden

    49

  • Drive

    50

  • Transit

    51

  • La La Land

    52

  • White Material

    53

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    54

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    55

  • Beyond the Hills

    56

  • Son of Saul

    57

  • Under the Skin

    58

  • Parasite

    59

  • Dunkirk

    60

  • Green Room

    61

  • Toni Erdmann

    62

  • Lean on Pete

    63

  • Force Majeure

    64

  • A Quiet Passion

    65

  • Hereditary

    66

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    67

  • Approaching the Elephant

    68

  • First Man

    69

  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    70

  • The Time That Remains

    71

  • Minding the Gap

    72

  • mother!

    73

  • Call Me by Your Name

    74

  • Hell or High Water

    75

  • Gone Girl

    76

  • Winter's Bone

    77

  • The Missing Picture

    78

  • You Were Never Really Here

    79

  • Shutter Island

    80

  • Bernie

    81

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    82

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    83

  • Shoplifters

    84

  • Inside Out

    85

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    86

  • Starless Dreams

    87

  • Silence

    88

  • A Touch of Sin

    89

  • The Arbor

    90

  • Mysteries of Lisbon

    91

  • Zama

    92

  • Room 237

    93

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    94

  • Amer

    95

  • Wild Grass

    96

  • Certain Women

    97

  • Cameraperson

    98

  • Unfriended

    99

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    100