100 Greatest Films of the 2010s

35. The Favourite (2019)
Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

34. Melancholia (2011)
Dir: Lars von Trier

33. The Irishman (2019)
Dir: Martin Scorsese

32. Marriage Story (2019)
Dir: Noah Baumbach

31. Her (2013)

Dir: Spike Jonze

Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze created an almost too real “near future” space for his romantic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson. His mix of recognisable American landmarks and less recognisable Chinese cityscapes made for a beautiful, meaningful and importantly believable setting for a deep exploration of humanity’s relationship to technology; one that aimed not to cast a negative eye towards our growing dependence on it in the same way as has become a cinematic trope. Phoenix provided a quite sensational performance as the film’s fragile lead, while Scarlett Johansson’s deeper tones lended themselves to the comfort his romance-simulating computer program brought him, contributing massively to a film with deep and explorative themes.

30. Before Midnight (2013)
Dir: Richard Linklater

29. The Souvenir (2019)
Dir: Joanna Hogg

28. Shoplifters (2018)
Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda

27. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Spider-Man 2018 Movie

Dir: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Sony Animation’s surprisingly refreshing take on Spider-Man benefitted from the strong fandom and proven comedy credentials of its writer Phil Lord (The Lego Movie; 21 Jump Street), the film moving to avoid patronising its viewers while offering creativity in every aspect; from character design to narrative complexities, its comic book inspired animation style to its spectacular and modern soundtrack. Even with so many great animations and a number of high quality Spider-Man films released in the 2010s, Into the Spider-Verse remains arguably the very best, proving its value not only within its form and genre, but also within film as a whole this decade.

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26. Lady Bird (2017)
Dir: Greta Gerwig

25. Ex Machina (2014)
Dir: Alex Garland

24. Whiplash (2014)
Dir: Damien Chazelle

“this modern day Rocky will more than likely be appreciated as time goes on for its timeless look, feel and approach with regard to the ever-so-typical Hollywood underdog story.” – Joseph Wade’s review.

23. We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Dir: Lynne Ramsay

22. O.J. Made in America (2016)
Dir: Ezra Edelman

21. Sicario (2015)
Dir: Denis Villeneuve

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