The Top 25 Films of the 2010s

This month, FilmFisher’s writers were to asked to name their choices for the 25 best films of the last decade. The resulting lists were then compiled and tallied up to create this list of the top 25 films of the 2010s, as selected by the FilmFisher team.

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#25 – TIE – Ex Machina (2015, dir. Alex Garland) / Paterson (2016, dir. Jim Jarmusch)

#24 – The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014, dir. Isao Takahata)

#23 – TIE – Black Swan (2010, dir. Darren Aronofsky) / Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011, dir. Tomas Alfredson)

#22 – Get Out (2017, dir. Jordan Peele)

#21 – A Hidden Life (2019, dir. Terrence Malick)

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#20 – TIE – True Grit (2010, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen) / Whiplash (2014, dir. Damien Chazelle)

#19 – It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012, dir. Don Hertzfeldt)

#18 – TIE – Drive (2011, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn) / Sicario (2015, dir. Denis Villeneuve)

#17 – Enemy (2014, dir. Denis Villeneuve)

#16 – First Reformed (2018, dir. Paul Schrader)

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#15 – TIE – Dunkirk (2017, dir. Christopher Nolan) / The Wind Rises (2013, dir. Hayao Miyazaki)

#14 – Blade Runner 2049 (2017, dir. Denis Villeneuve)

#13 – Moonrise Kingdom (2012, dir. Wes Anderson)

#12 – TIE – Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve) / The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, dir. Wes Anderson)

#11 – Inception (2010, dir. Christopher Nolan)

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#10 – Silence (2016, dir. Martin Scorsese)

#9 – The Witch (2015, dir. Robert Eggers)

#8 – Under the Skin (2014, dir. Jonathan Glazer)

#7 – Hail, Caesar! (2016, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)

#6 – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (2019, dir. Quentin Tarantino)

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#5 – Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)

#4 – The Master (2012, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

#3 – Phantom Thread (2017, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)

#2 – The Social Network (2010, dir. David Fincher)

#1 – The Tree of Life (2011, dir. Terrence Malick)

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Timothy Lawrence

A graduate of the Torrey Honors Institute at BIOLA University, Timothy Lawrence teaches great books through Torrey Academy in Southern California. He writes essays and fiction and counts the Coen Brothers and George Lucas among his personal heroes.

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