REVISED: Best Films of the Decade 2010-2019

I did what I could to rewatch the considerations of the list. I mostly conquered that, with a couple I only saw once. Sometimes it is your gut, and instant recall. What moves me or lights me up when I summon up thoughts over what was best these past ten years.

Update 2-26-2021: A new film has been added since it wasn't until now that I saw the extraordinary 8-hour documentary O.J.: Made in America, which I had wrongly pegged as skippable previously, is now one I consider to be one of the essentials of our time.

My next five were: "Life of Pi,” “BlacKkKlansman,” "12 Years a Slave,” “The Hunt,” “Manchester by the Sea.” Notes on every film listed.

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  • The Tree of Life

    1

  • The Social Network

    2

  • La La Land

    3

  • Annihilation

    4

  • Poetry

    5

  • Gravity

    6

  • Detroit

    7

  • Take This Waltz

    8

  • Boyhood

    9

  • The Florida Project

    10

  • Ex Machina

    11

  • Uncut Gems

    12

  • O.J.: Made in America

    13

  • The Master

    14

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    15

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    16

  • A Star Is Born

    17

  • Cloud Atlas

    18

  • Moneyball

    19

  • Nightcrawler

    20

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    21

  • 127 Hours

    22

  • Sully

    23

  • The World's End

    24

  • Parasite

    25