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Top Films of the 2010's
« on: July 30, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »
Might as well start on this now.

Mad Max: Fury Road
Embrace of the Serpent
The Assassin
Dawson City Frozen Time
Leviathan (the 2012 doc)
Dogtooth
Holy Motors
Upstream Color
Minding the Gap
Spring Breakers
Black Swan
A Ghost Story
Girl Walk/All Day
Night is Short, Walk on Girl
Tangerine
Toni Erdmann
Take Shelter
The Handmaiden
The Act of Killing
Into the Spider-Verse
We the Animals
Sorry to Bother You
The Fits
Burning
Under the Skin
If Beale Street Could Talk
Blindspotting
November
The Dance of Reality
OJ: Made in America
Our Time Will Come
Paddington 2
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
BPM
The Florida Project
John Wick: Chapter 2
Get Out
Call Me By Your Name
Bahubali
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Cameraperson
The Social Network
Mountains May Depart
SPL 2
Before Midnight
Moonrise Kingdom
Faces Places
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Rider
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Short Term 12
Searching for Sugar Man
Elle
Moonlight
The Raid
Frank
Inception
The Favourite
Creed
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Gravity
Drive
Lady MacBeth
Shoplifters
Tully
Phoenix
The Work
American Honey
Happy Death Day
Thelma
I Am Not Your Negro
Haywire
Whose Streets?
Leave No Trace
Only Lovers Left Alive
Bad Genius
Raw
Uncle Bonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Columbus
Your Name
Wonder Woman
Zama
Melancholia
Arrival
Mistress America
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Victoria
Cartel Land
Spy
Roma
Frances Ha
Spa Night
Blind
Sunset Song
Little Sister
The Avengers
Paranormal Activity 2
Marwencol
Sing Street
Interesting Ball

On my Decade To-Watch List:

Meek's Cutoff - Kanopy
All These Sleepless Nights - Netflix
Happy Hour - Amazon
Mother of George - Vudu
Fire at Sea - Netflix
Private Life - Netflix
We Need to Talk About Kevin - Hulu
Her Smell - Kanopy
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter - ?
Pariah - ?
At Berkley - Kanopy
Force Majeure - Hulu
The Turin Horse - Kanopy
Eden - ?
A Separation - Netflix
Timbuktu - Kanopy
Stories We Tell - ?
Amour - ?
The Tree of Life - buy Criterion
Carol - Netflix
Certified Copy - ?
Gimme the Loot
Mysteries of Lisbon - Kanopy
The Kid With a Bike
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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 06:26:25 AM »
The Dance of Reality at number 27, not one I expected to see on people's lists (I am happy to see it on one though). I have to say I have a lot (!!!!) of catching up to do. I have only seen 1 of your top 10.

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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 10:31:17 AM »
I have a lot (!!!!) of catching up to do

Yeah, this is me. I've only seen 474 films from this decade (as opposed to 1117 from the previous one), and an awful lot of those are documentaries and comedy specials. I've seen very few of the recent buzzed-about films. I've only seen 51 on that Indiewire list, and my watchlist is loaded with titles like Moonlight, Lady Bird and The Favourite.

Having said that, here is my list, such as it is. I decided to split out the docs since there are so many of them, it just felt like the right thing to do for some reason. Also I left off shorts, but let's say honorable mentions for World of Tomorrow and Lady Blue Shanghai.

1. Girl Walk//All Day (2011)
2. The Tree of Life (2011)
3. The Turin Horse (2011)
4. Gimme the Loot (2013)
5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
6. The Skin I Live In (2011)
7. The Kid With a Bike (2011)
8. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
9. Xi you (Journey to the West) (2014)
10. Our Little Sister (2015)
11. Timbuktu (2014)
12. A Separation (2011)
13. The Great Beauty (2013)
14. Tangled (2010)
15. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
16. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
17. About Time (2013)
18. The Strange Little Cat (2013)
19. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)
20. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)
21. Evolution (2016)
22. I Wish (2011)
23. Sing Street (2016)
24. This is Not a Film (2011)
25. Dear White People (2014)
26. The Lobster (2015)
27. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
28. Whiplash (2014)
29. Captain Phillips (2013)
30. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
31. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
32. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
33. Tramps (2016)
34. Super 8 (2011)
35. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
36. The Forbidden Room (2015)
37. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
38. Midnight Special (2016)
39. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
40. Jiao you (Stray Dogs) (2013)
41. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
42. Nightcrawler (2014)
43. The Salesman (2016)
44. Shoplifters (2018)
45. Spring Breakers (2013)
46. Another Year (2010)
47. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
48. True Grit (2010)
49. 45 Years (2015)
50. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
51. Frozen (2013)
52. Enter the Void (2010)
53. The Conjuring (2013)
54. The Illusionist (2010)
55. The Florida Project (2017)
56. Himizu (2011)
57. Holy Motors (2012)
58. Isle of Dogs (2018)
59. The Social Network (2010)
60. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
61. The Master (2012)
62. Never Let Me Go (2010)
63. The Past (2013)
64. Spy (2015)
65. Zootopia (2016)
66. Mud (2013)
67. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
68. The Hunt (2012)
69. The Death of Stalin (2017)
70. Two Days, One Night (2014)


Documentaries:

1. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)
2. The Act of Killing (2012)
3. The Look of Silence (2014)
4. Flamenco, Flamenco (2010)
5. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
6. Heart of a Dog (2015)
7. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
8. 13th (2016)
9. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)
10. Let the Fire Burn (2013)
11. Minding the Gap (2018)
12. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
13. Strong Island (2017)
14. The Tillman Story (2010)
15. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)
16. The Arbor (2010)
17. Cameraperson (2016)
18. Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
19. India's Daughter (2014)
20. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
21. The Missing Picture (2014)
22. Tower (2016)
23. Samsara (2011)
24. Life Itself (2014)
25. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)
26. The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (2014)
27. Gideon's Army (2013)
28. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
29. The Search for General Tso (2014)
30. The Invisible War (2012)

Towards the bottom of both these lists we start getting into movies I wasn't super wild about so probably I shouldn't have done 100, but oh well.
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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 12:32:48 PM »
Great list, Martin! Just in your Top 20 I really want to/need to see:

The Tree of Life (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Gimme the Loot (2013) - This one fell off my radar. Really glad to be reminded of it.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
The Kid With a Bike (2011)
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Xi you (Journey to the West) (2014)
Our Little Sister (2015)
Timbuktu (2014)
A Separation (2011)
The Great Beauty (2013)
Meek's Cutoff (2010)

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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 12:37:52 PM »
The Dance of Reality at number 27, not one I expected to see on people's lists (I am happy to see it on one though). I have to say I have a lot (!!!!) of catching up to do. I have only seen 1 of your top 10.

I really loved it. Felt like it captured the spirit of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. Have seen it three times.

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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 01:09:52 PM »
Great list, Martin! Just in your Top 20 I really want to/need to see:

The Tree of Life (2011)
The Turin Horse (2011)
Gimme the Loot (2013) - This one fell off my radar. Really glad to be reminded of it.
The Skin I Live In (2011)
The Kid With a Bike (2011)
Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
Xi you (Journey to the West) (2014)
Our Little Sister (2015)
Timbuktu (2014)
A Separation (2011)
The Great Beauty (2013)
Meek's Cutoff (2010)

I have yet to come across anyone who loves Gimme the Loot as much as I do, but on the other hand it seems like most people at least enjoy it.

My haven't seens from your top 20:

002. Embrace of the Serpent
003. The Assassin
004. Dawson City Frozen Time
010. A Ghost Story
012. Night is Short, Walk on Girl
016. The Handmaiden
019. We the Animals
020. Sorry to Bother You

The bold titles are currently on my watchlist, and there are some others throughout your list as well. I'm also intrigued by Dawson City.
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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2019, 01:13:28 PM »
I love Dawson City. Bought the Blu Ray as soon as it came out and have watched it a few times. I think Pixote watched it and didn't care for it.

It has one of my favorite sequences, not just from the decade, but ever.

Just discovered it's on Kanopy if that's available to you.
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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2019, 06:48:56 PM »
Based this on my Letterboxd ratings and found I'd missed a couple big ones. Added:

Under the Skin and Our Time Will Come

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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2019, 10:25:09 PM »
My guess was that Girl Walk would be your #1. I might've doubted myself if I thought of Turin Horse.

Though you stopped writing reviews, I'm familiar with your love for most of the list. The Conjuring's inclusion is a nice surprise.
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Re: Top Films of the 2010's
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 11:45:56 PM »
I was talking with a friend about this upcoming marker and how social media will be in a rush to post their best of the decade as soon as possible. A few of you may remember Feb. 2010 when I embarked on a Best of the Decade Marathon that was done before the Summer. The results were heavily slanted by 2009 films being so fresh. At the time 8 of them made my Top 100
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Fantastic Mr. Fox
Inglourious Basterds
District 9
Star Trek
A Serious Man
Moon

Here are my Top 10 features of 2009 today
1. Up
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox
3. Watchmen
4. Star Trek
5. The Princess and the Frog
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. Mary and Max
8. Avatar
9. A Serious Man
10. Passing Strange

District 9 is #13 and Moon is #19



So, instead of starting my 2010s Marathon in early 2020, I'm considering waiting up to a year to let the dust settle. I can keep working on my 2010s Hit List (which takes the place of last decade's Rebuttal Marathon), adding titles to that as other Decade lists are posted. I also have our Decade of Filmspots project which will follow our Awards for 2019.
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