Best movies of the decade (2010-2019).

A list of my favorite films of the decade (2010-2019) in alphabetical order. I’ve limited myself to 50 films and to one film per director.

Amour
(Michael Haneke, 2012)

Anomalisa
(Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, 2015)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
(Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2014)

Blue Ruin
(Jeremy Saulnier, 2013)

Când se lasa seara peste Bucuresti sau metabolism
(When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism)
(Corneliu Porumboiu, 2013)

Christine
(Antonio Campos, 2016)

Climax
(Gaspar Noé, 2018)

A Cure for Wellness
(Gore Verbinski, 2016)

L’Ecume des Jours (Mood Indigo)
(Michel Gondry, 2013)

Elle
(Paul Verhoeven, 2016)

Evolution
(Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2015)

A Field in England
(Ben Wheatley, 2013)

Des filles en noir (Young Girls in Black)
(Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2010)

Le Gamin au Vélo (The Kid with a Bike)
(Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2011)

Der Goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove)
(Fatih Akin, 2019)

The Grand Budapest Hotel
(Wes Anderson, 2014)

Holy Motors
(Leos Carax, 2012)

The House that Jack Built
(Lars von Trier, 2018)

Hugo (3D)
(Martin Scorcese, 2011)

Inside Llewyn Davis
(Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013)

In Time
(Andrew Niccol, 2011)

Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)
(Dietrich Brüggemann, 2014)

Laurence Anyways
(Xavier Dolan, 2012)

The Lobster
(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015)

The Lost City of Z
(James Gray, 2016)

Manchester by the Sea
(Kenneth Lonergan, 2016)

The Master
(Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)

Meek’s Cutoff
(Kelly Reichardt, 2010)

Michael
(Markus Schleinzer, 2011)

Mon Ange (Angel)
(Harry Cleven, 2016)

A Most Violent Year
(J.C. Chandor, 2014)

The Neon Demon
(Nicholas Winding Refn, 2016)

No
(Pablo Larraín, 2012)

Rabot
(Christina Vandekerckhove, 2017)

Réalité (Reality)
(Quentin Dupieux, 2014)

Reality
(Matteo Garrone, 2012)

La Región Salvaje (The Untamed)
(Amat Escalante, 2016)

The Rider
(Chloé Zhao, 2017)

Saul fia (Son of Saul)
(László Nemes, 2015)

The Souvenir
(Joanna Hogg, 2019)

Srpski Film (A Serbian film)
(Srdjan Spasojevic, 2010)

Stoker
(Chan-wook Park, 2013)

Teret (The Load)
(Ognjen Glavonic, 2018)

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
(Tomas Alfredson, 2011)

Le Tout Nouveau Testament (The Brand New Testament)
(Jaco Van Dormael, 2015)

The Tree of Life
(Terrence Malick, 2011)

Under the Silver Lake
(David Robert Mitchel, 2018)

Vénus Noire (Black Venus)
(Abdellatif Kechiche, 2010)

Vita Brevis
(Thierry Knauff, 2014)

Vivre sa mort
(Manu Bonmariage, 2016)

 

Top 10 movies 2019

  1. Der Goldene Handschuh. (The Golden Glove)
    (Fatih Akin)
  2. The Favourite.
    (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  3. Koko-di Koko-da.
    (Johannes Nyholm)
  4. The Souvenir.
    (Joanna Hogg)
  5. Peterloo.
    (Mike Leigh)
  6. An Elephant Sitting Still.
    (Hu Bo)
  7. Holiday.
    (Isabella Eklöf)
  8. One Cut of the Dead.
    (Shinichiro Ueda)
  9. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bod Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese.
    + The Irishman (: A Frank Sheeran Story by Martin Scorsese).
    (Martin Scorsese)
  10. In Fabric.
    (Peter Strickland)

    Would not have been misplaced in my top 10 either:
    Ahlat Agaci. (The WIld Pear Tree)
    (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
    Vox Lux.
    (Brady Corbet)
    Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood.
    (Quentin Tarantino)
    J’Accuse. (An Officer and a Spy)
    (Roman Polanski)
    Domestik (Domestique)
    (Adam Sedlák)
    Joker.
    (Todd Phillips)
    The Lighthouse.
    (Robert Eggers)
    Ray & Liz.
    (Richard Billingham)
    So Long, My Son.
    (Wang Xiaoshuai)
    Styx.
    (Wolfgang Fischer)
    La Casa Lobo.
    (Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León)
    Pájaros de verano. (Birds of Passage)
    (Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego)
    Ayka.
    (Sergei Dvortsevoy)
    Dolor y Gloria. (Pain and Glory)
    (Pedro Almodóvar)
    Ang Hupa. (The Halt)
    (Lav Diaz)
    Étangs Noirs.
    (Pieter Dumoulin & Timeau De Keyser)
    Oleg.
    (Juris Kursietis)
    High Life.
    (Claire Denis)
    The Mountain.
    (Rick Alverson)
    Il Traditore. (The Traitor)
    (Marco Bellocchio)
    Varda par Agnès. (Varda by Agnes)
    (Agnès Varda)
    Dragged Across Concrete.
    (S. Craig Zahler)
    Parasite.
    (Bong Joon-ho)
    Night Comes On.
    (Jordana Spiro)
    Tommaso.
    (Abel Ferrara)
    Le Daim. (Deerskin)
    (Quentin Dupieux)
    Le Jeune Ahmed. (Young Ahmed)
    (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
    Bacurau. ( Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
    A Vida Invisível. (The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão) (Karim Aïnouz)
    J’ai perdu mon corps ( I Lost My Body) (Jérémy Clapin)
    The Two Popes. (Fernado Meirelles)
    First Love. (Takashi Miike)
    Midsommar (Ari Aster)
    Ad Astra. (James Gray)
    Pahokee. (Patrick Bresnan & Ivete Lucas)
    La Cordillera de los sueños. (The Cordillera of Dreams) (Patricio Guzmán)
    Torpedo.
    (Sven Huybrechts)


    Not bad either/of interest:

    Light as Feathers. (Rosanne Pel)
    Mid90’s (Jonah Hill)
    The Current War. (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
    Ne croyez surtout pas que je hurle. (Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream) (Frank Beauvais)
    At Eternity’s Gate. (Julian Schnabel)
    Temblores. (Tremors) (Jayro Bustamante)
    Lillian. (Andreas Horvath)
    Chambre 212 (On a Magical Night) (Christophe Honoré)
    Sympathie pour le Diable. (Sympathy for the Devil) (Guillaume de Fontenay)
    Killing. (Shinya Tsukamoto)
    Us. (Jordan Peele)
    Ash is the Purest White. (Jia Zhangke)
    We the Animals. (Jeremiah Zagar)
    Abrakadabra. (Luciano & Nicolás Onetti)
    Piercing. (Nicolas Pesce)
    Thunder Road. (Jim Cummings)
    Celle que vous croyez. (Who You Think I Am) (Safy Nebbou)
    Touch Me Not. (Adina Pintilie)
    Mitten. (Gerard-Jan Claes & Olivia Rochette)
    Les Misérables. (Ladj Ly)
    Napszállta. (Sunset) (László Nemes)
    Upgrade. (Leigh Whannell)
    Aniara. (Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja)
    Santiago, Italia. (Nanni Moretti)
    It Must Be Heaven. (Elia Suleiman)
    Dronningen. (Queen of Hearts) (May el-Toukhy)
    Sorry We Missed You. (Ken Loach)
    Serenity. (Steven Knight)
    Glass. (M. Night Shyamalan)
    3 Tage in Quiberon. (3 Days in Quiberon) (Emily Atef)
    Eight Grade. (Bo Burnham)
    On va tout péter. (Blow it to Bits) (Lech Kowalski)
    Coureur. (Kenneth Mercken)
    Sophia Antipolis. (Virgil Vernier)
    Das Schweigende Klassenzimmer (The Silent Revolution) (Lars Kraume)
    Grâce à Dieu. (By the Grace of God) (François Ozon)
    Tel Aviv on Fire. (Sameh Zoabi)
    God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija. (Teona Strugar Mitevska)
    Fête de Famille. (Happy Birthday) (Cédric Kahn)
    Atlantique. (Atlantics) (Mati Diop)
    The Report. (Scott Z. Burns)
    Nuestras Madres. (Our Mothers) (César Díaz)
    Toy Story 4. (3D) (Josh Cooley)
    Triple Frantier. (J.C. Chandor)
    The Dead Don’t Die. (Jim Jarmusch)
    Dumbo. (3D) (Tim Burton)
    Luz. (Tilman Singer)
    Donbass. (Sergey Loznitsa)
    La Belle Époque. (Nicolas Bedos)
    Cleo. (Eva Cools)
    Double Vies. (Non-Fiction) (Olivier Assayas)
    Gräns. (Border) (Ali Abbasi)
    Shazam! (David F. Sandberg)
    The Highwaymen. (John Lee Hancock)
    Marriage Story. (Noah Baumbach)
    Leto. (Kirill Serebrennikov)
    Knives Out. (Rian Johnson)
    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. (Chad Stahelski)
    The King. ( David Michôd)
    El Árbol de la Sangre. (The Three of Blood) (Julio Medem)
    Werk ohne Author. (Never Look Away) (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
    Duelles (Olivier Masset-Depasse)
    Apollo 11 (IMAX) (Todd Douglass Miller)
    La Terra dell’abbastanza. (Boys Cry) (Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo)
    La Paranza dei Bambini. (Piranhas) (Claudio Giovannesi)
    El Camino. (Vince Gilligan)
    Les plus belles années d’une vie. (The Best Years of a Life) (Claude Lelouch)
    Chanson Douce (Perfect Nanny) (Lucie Borletau)
    De Patrick. (Patrick) (Tim Mielants)
    Au Nom de la Terre. (Édouard Bergeon)
    Papicha. (Mounia Meddour Gens)
    Lola vers la Mer. (Laurent Micheli)
    The Nightingale. (Jennifer Kent)
    Motherless Brooklyn. (Edward Norton)
    Lucky Day. (Roger Avery)
    A Rainy Day in New York. (Woody Allen)
    Adults in the Room. ( Costa-Gavras)
    Zombi Child. (Bertrand Bonello)
    High Flying Bird / The Laundromat. (Steven Soderbergh)
    If Beale Street Could Talk. (Barry Jenkins)
    The Mustang. (Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre)
    The Beach Bum. (Harmony Korine)
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. (3D) (J.J. Abrams)
    Dolemite is My Name. (Craig Brewer)
    Little Joe. (Jessica Hausner)
    Portrait de la jeune fille en feu. (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) (Céline Sciamma)
    Avengers: Endgame. (3D) (Anthony & Joe Russo)

    And probably the single most painful viewing experience of my life:
    Domino. (Brian De Palma)