10. The Handmaiden My favorite “we gotta get over on all these guys” of the decade, and that’s including the movie where someone says “we gotta get over on all these guys” which did, in fact, come out this decade. Gorgeous and really funny and dare I say, almost too porny, but also the actual best time I had at the movies this past decade.
9. Anna Karenina
When I am feeling sad, bored, depressed, sick, stupid, useless, whatever, this is the movie I watch. I love it! Leave me alone!
8. Get Out Daniel Kaluuya gives the best performance of the decade, maybe even the century.
7. Frances Ha
My name is Frances. :^)
6. Phantom Thread I can’t believe this movie exists.
5. Cloud Atlas I believe wholeheartedly that this is the most 2010s movie of the 2010s. It could only exist now, and I sadly believe no other film will come close to its ambition ever again. Messy and imperfect and absurd, and an almost impossible sell to even my friends, so I have no idea how this actually came to exist. The world (the worlds) on screen are so lush and loved, and the movie’s core conceit––that an act of goodness can ripple across time and place––is perhaps the most optimistic outlook on what’s to come in our lives. And, all said and done, Cloud Atlas also has my favorite score of the decade.
4. Force Majeure
I somehow formed my entire personality around this movie for the last five years of my life, and I can’t wait to see what happens to me next.
3. The Lost City Of Z
There’s a conversation between Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) and his wife Nina (Sienna Miller) approximately 12 minutes into the movie that is so tender and golden and lived-in. I cry every time even though I know it’s coming. At the end of the day, the jungle will come for us all, but you’re welcome to go out and meet it halfway. I love Robert Pattinson’s tiny glasses.
2. The Social Network
Can someone make one of those bad sans serif shirts for me that says, “JESSE & ANDREW & JUSTIN & ROONEY & ARMIE & MAX & RASHIDA”? Thank you for all of the good quotes from the past ten years.
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Nice Guys
OJ: Made in America
Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
Under the Skin
You Were Never Really Here