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

Suggested For You

The 30 best films of 2019

By Little White Lies

Counting down our favourite feature-length releases from the past 12 months.

The 100 best films of the decade: 2010-2019

By Little White Lies

Our team of writers choose their favourite films from the past 10 years. How many have you seen?

The 25 best TV shows of 2019

By Emma Fraser

From Stranger Things to Succession, Watchmen to When They See Us, these are the series we’ve rated this year.

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design