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The A.V. Club's 100 best movies of the 2010s

NOTE: The Act of Killing and its companion piece The Look of Silence are tied at #15

A truly comprehensive list would go well beyond 100, though even then, we’d probably still miss a few of your favorites. After all, fiery differences in opinion were another constant of this tumultuous decade.

To qualify for inclusion, a film had to be released in the United States on or after January 1, 2010.

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This list was originally published to The A.V. Club on November 18, 2019

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    1

  • The Master

    2

  • The Social Network

    3

  • A Separation

    4

  • The Tree of Life

    5

  • Moonlight

    6

  • The Florida Project

    7

  • Frances Ha

    8

  • Phantom Thread

    9

  • Lady Bird

    10

  • Under the Skin

    11

  • Manchester by the Sea

    12

  • Boyhood

    13

  • Holy Motors

    14

  • The Act of Killing

    15

  • The Look of Silence

    16

  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    17

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    18

  • Certified Copy

    19

  • Margaret

    20

  • Meek's Cutoff

    21

  • Nocturama

    22

  • First Reformed

    23

  • Toni Erdmann

    24

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    25

  • Two Days, One Night

    26

  • Phoenix

    27

  • The Handmaiden

    28

  • Melancholia

    29

  • Dogtooth

    30

  • Before Midnight

    31

  • Winter's Bone

    32

  • Burning

    33

  • Roma

    34

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    35

  • Get Out

    36

  • Upstream Color

    37

  • Whiplash

    38

  • Everyone Else

    39

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    40

  • Elle

    41

  • Magic Mike XXL

    42

  • Leviathan

    43

  • Marriage Story

    44

  • Green Room

    45

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    46

  • Arrival

    47

  • It Follows

    48

  • Paterson

    49

  • Call Me by Your Name

    50

  • Amour

    51

  • Her

    52

  • Parasite

    53

  • The Lobster

    54

  • La La Land

    55

  • Her Smell

    56

  • Inception

    57

  • Drive

    58

  • A Ghost Story

    59

  • Support the Girls

    60

  • The Favourite

    61

  • Inside Out

    62

  • The Loneliest Planet

    63

  • Eighth Grade

    64

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    65

  • Right Now, Wrong Then

    66

  • Force Majeure

    67

  • 12 Years a Slave

    68

  • American Honey

    69

  • The Witch

    70

  • Tabu

    71

  • Mustang

    72

  • Computer Chess

    73

  • Stranger by the Lake

    74

  • Minding the Gap

    75

  • Mudbound

    76

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    77

  • Paddington 2

    78

  • Shoplifters

    79

  • Hell or High Water

    80

  • Hereditary

    81

  • Spring Breakers

    82

  • You Were Never Really Here

    83

  • Gone Girl

    84

  • Tangerine

    85

  • Happy Hour

    86

  • The Lost City of Z

    87

  • Weekend

    88

  • Drug War

    89

  • Carol

    90

  • High Life

    91

  • The Arbor

    92

  • Uncut Gems

    93

  • Creed

    94

  • The Turin Horse

    95

  • Cameraperson

    96

  • Bridesmaids

    97

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    98

  • The Comedy

    99

  • The Immigrant

    100