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Time to talk the top 50 movies of the decade

Greg W. Locke

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 28, 2019

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Somehow we’ve already found ourselves at the end of another decade. In just a few weeks it will be 2020, and so here we all are, making our end-of-the-decade lists of the things we love. Below you’ll find my Top 50 Favorite Films of the Decade: 2010-19:

1. The Master (dir. P.T. Anderson)

2. The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick)

3. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)

4. The Place Beyond the Pines (dir. Derek Cianfrance)

5. Only God Forgives (dir. Nic Refn)

6. Mother (dir. Darren Aronofsky)

7. The Skin I Live In (dir. Pedro Almodovar)

8. Birdman (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)

9. The Wolf of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese)

10. Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater)

11. Isle of Dogs (dir. Wes Anderson)

12. Manchester By the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)

13. Melancholia (dir. Lars Von Trier)

14. The Revenant (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)

15. Her (dir. Spike Jonze)

16. Drive (dir. Nic Refn)

17. The Fighter (dir. David O. Russell)

18. Not Fade Away (dir. David Chase)

19. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)

20. Joker (dir. Todd Phillips)

21. Margaret (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)

22. The Meyerowitz Stories (dir. Noah Baumbach)

23. The House that Jack Built (dir. Lars Von Trier)

24. Rust and Bone (dir. Jacques Auidard)

25. The Beach Bum (dir. Harmony Korine)

26. Foxcatcher (dir. Bennett Miller)

27. Nocturnal Animals (dir. Tom Ford)

28. The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)

29. Nightcrawler (dir. Dan Gilroy)

30. Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu)

31. Warrior (dir. Gavin O’Connor)

32. American Hustle (dir. David O. Russell)

33. Inherent Vice (dir. P.T. Anderson)

34. Maps to the Stars (dir. David Cronenberg)

35. Inside Llewyn Davis (dir. Coen Brothers)

36. Interstellar (dir. Christopher Nolan)

37. Contagion (dir. Steven Soderbergh)

38. Frances Ha (dir. Noah Baumbach)

39. Wild (dir. Jean-Marc Valle)

40. Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)

41. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (dir. Quentin Tarantino)

42. The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)

43. Blue Valentine (dir. Derek Cianfrance)

44. Moneyball (dir. Bennett Miller)

45. Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt)

46. The Kid With a Bike (dir. Dardenne Brothers)

47. Popstar (dir. Jorma Taccone & Akiva Schaffer)

48. Beats, Rhymes & Life (dir. Michael Rappaport)

49. The Disaster Artist (dir. James Franco)

50. Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer)

So there are clearly a lot of movies I’ve not yet seen from the past decade (including most of this years most-talked-about films).

That being said, I did my research — I had a list of 273 other contenders. Send your own list my way via email at

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