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  • Dunkirk
  • Inception
  • Memento
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Prestige

Christopher Nolan, ranked

10 films

The definitive, conclusive ranking, now that we've finished our Christopher Nolan Oeuvre-view on Filmspotting. Memento moved up a couple of…

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Jaws
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

Steven Spielberg, ranked

32 films

Take with many grains of salt (some of these I saw only once, as a teenager). But doing this helped…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Tree of Life
  • Moonlight
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Get Out

Top 10 Films of the 2010s

10 films

Listen to us agonize over our picks on Filmspotting #767:

  • Finding Nemo
  • Ratatouille
  • Toy Story
  • WALL·E
  • Toy Story 3
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • 45 Years
  • The Act of Killing
  • American Hustle
  • Amour

Best Films of the 2010s (short list)

252 films

A "short list" of the best films of the last decade, comprised of those I've given 3.5 or 4 stars…

  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Rushmore
  • Bottle Rocket
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Babadook
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • BlacKkKlansman

Top 50 Films of the 2010s

50 films

As our Best of the 2010s coverage on Filmspotting approaches, I've whittled my list of 250 down to this. Whereas…

  • An Autumn Afternoon
  • The Bad and the Beautiful
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • A Brighter Summer Day


42 films

My master list of blind spots, in alphabetical order, made for the confessional, 10th anniversary episode of Filmspotting. Sorry Zhivago.…

  • Us
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • A Hidden Life

Top 30 Films of 2019

30 films

For those wondering where their favorites, left off my top 10 list, might have landed...

  • Us
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • A Hidden Life

Top 10 Films of 2019

10 films

A few sentences on each here:

Our two-part, Filmspotting top-ten show begins here:

  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Master
  • Inherent Vice
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars, ranked

9 films

In retrospect, not including non-Skywalker films for this list.