The 100 best films of the decade – the list at a glance

A quick look at our countdown of the top movies from the past 10 years.

We recently polled 70 Little White Lies contributors past and present to find out the 100 best films of the decade. Here is the full list at a glance, with links to our reviews where available. How many have you seen?

100. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011)
99. The Nine Muses (John Akomfrah, 2010)
98. Bastards (Claire Denis, 2013)
97. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)
96. The Work (Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous, 2017)
95. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)
94. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018)
93. Silence (Martin Scorsese, 2016)
92. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, 2016)
91. Paradise Trilogy (Ulrich Seidl, 2012-2013)
90. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
89. Goodbye First Love (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011)
88. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra, 2015)
87. Blue Valentine (Derek Cianfrance, 2010)
86. Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello, 2016)
85. Mysteries of Lisbon (Raoul Ruiz, 2010)
84. House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello, 2011)
83. Horse Money (Pedro Costa, 2014)
82. Good Time (Josh and Benny Safdie, 2017)
81. Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2014)
80. Enemy (Denis Villeneuve, 2013)
79. Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
78. Kill List (Ben Wheatley, 2011)
77. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
76. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, 2019)
75. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo, 2011)
74. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2016)
73. Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami and Banafsheh Violet Modaressi, 2012)
72. Girlhood (Céline Sciamma, 2014)
71. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2015)
70. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson, 2017)
69. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick, 2015)
68. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
67. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
66. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
65. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)
64. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015)
63. Meek’s Cutoff (Kelly Reichardt, 2010)
62. Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011)
61. This Is Not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011)
60. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013)
59. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland, 2014)
58. OJ: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, 2016)
57. Raw (Julia Ducournau, 2016)
56. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch, 2016)
55. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel, 2012)
54. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
53. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
52. American Honey (Andrea Arnold, 2016)
51. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
50. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, 2016)
49. 20th Century Women (Mike Mills, 2016)
48. The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)
47. L for Leisure (Whitney Horn and Lev Kalman, 2014)
46. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017)
45. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
44. Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
43. Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
42. Elle (Paul Verhoeven, 2016)
41. High Life (Claire Denis, 2018)
40. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
39. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
38. Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs, 2015)
37. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
36. Burning (Lee Chang-dong, 2018)
35. 120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo, 2017)
34. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
33. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, 2019)
32. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019)
31. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
30. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong, 2010)
29. Phoenix (Christian Petzold, 2014)
28. First Reformed (Paul Schrader, 2017)
27. The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, 2019)
26. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
25. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
24. Paddington 2 (Paul King, 2017)
23. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
22. Song to Song (Terrence Malick, 2017)
21. The Souvenir (Joanna Hogg, 2019)
20. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012)
19. Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014)
18. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang, 2013)
17. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
16. You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017)
15. Roma (Alfonso Cuarón, 2018)
14. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
13. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
12. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
11. Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
10. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
9. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
8. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt, 2012)
7. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
6. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
5. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
4. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017)
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
2. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, 2016)
1. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

Published 30 Dec 2019

Tags: End of Decade

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