Top 50 Features 2010-2019

Top 5 are in order, and then the rest are tiered in a very loose and constantly shifting order with tier breaks after 12, 21, 31, and 40. Some of these films I haven't seen since their release, and out of caution I placed them perhaps lower than they are in my memory, so take this with a grain of salt.

I tried to keep this to one film per director, but there were a few instances when to do that felt like it would egregiously short change someone: Malick, Panahi, and Hong each have two. Reichardt, Scorsese, Gray, Dumont, Greene, and Weerasethakul nearly joined them, but I ultimately decided that my decision to keep this to a strict 50…

  • The Tree of Life

    1

  • Closed Curtain

    2

  • Leviathan

    3

  • Horse Money

    4

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    5

  • Meek's Cutoff

    6

  • La Flor

    7

  • Holy Motors

    8

  • Drift

    9

  • Almayer's Folly

    10

  • Margaret

    11

  • Happy Hour

    12

  • Hard to Be a God

    13

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    14

  • Stray Dogs

    15

  • The Assassin

    16

  • The Social Network

    17

  • Knight of Cups

    18

  • Taxi

    19

  • 24 Frames

    20

  • Manakamana

    21

  • Bisbee '17

    22

  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    23

  • Mountains May Depart

    24

  • Hill of Freedom

    25

  • Cemetery of Splendor

    26

  • The Nothing Factory

    27

  • The Illinois Parables

    28

  • Zombi Child

    29

  • Two Days, One Night

    30

  • First Reformed

    31

  • Certified Copy

    32

  • The Look of Silence

    33

  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet

    34

  • Toni Erdmann

    35

  • Heimat Is a Space in Time

    36

  • Bitter Money

    37

  • Sieranevada

    38

  • CoinCoin and the Extra-Humans

    39

  • The Missing Picture

    40

  • The Immigrant

    41

  • Upstream Color

    42

  • Cameraperson

    43

  • Youth

    44

  • The Day He Arrives

    45

  • Unfriended: Dark Web

    46

  • I Was at Home, But...

    47

  • Zama

    48

  • The Bling Ring

    49

  • Romancing in Thin Air

    50