Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s

19 November 2019

Consequence of Sound: Top 100 Films of the 2010s

[see also 2017]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  3. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  4. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay
  5. HereditaryAri Aster
  6. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  7. The Look of SilenceJoshua Oppenheimer
  8. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  9. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  10. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  11. InceptionChristopher Nolan
  12. Inside OutPete Docter
  13. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  14. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  15. Get OutJordan Peele
  16. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  17. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  18. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  19. TangerineSean Baker
  20. Green RoomJeremy Saulnier
  21. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  22. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  23. The InvitationKaryn Kusama
  24. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  25. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  26. LoganJames Mangold
  27. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  28. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  29. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  30. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  31. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  32. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  33. HerSpike Jonze
  34. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  35. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  36. CarolTodd Haynes
  37. Fruitvale StationRyan Coogler
  38. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  39. LooperRian Johnson
  40. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  41. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  42. Silver Linings PlaybookDavid O. Russell
  43. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  44. ShirkersSandi Tan
  45. The RevenantAlejandro González Iñárritu
  46. Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson
  47. JackiePablo Larraín
  48. Exit Through the Gift ShopBanksy
  49. AmourMichael Haneke
  50. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  51. NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
  52. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  53. MoneyballBennett Miller
  54. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  55. LeviathanAndrey Zvyagintsev
  56. Young AdultJason Reitman
  57. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  58. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  59. American HoneyAndrea Arnold
  60. Baby DriverEdgar Wright
  61. AmyAsif Kapadia
  62. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  63. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  64. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  65. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  66. 13thAva DuVernay
  67. Toni ErdmannMaren Ade
  68. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  69. What We Do in the ShadowsJemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  70. PatersonJim Jarmusch
  71. MidsommarAri Aster
  72. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  73. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  74. Captain America: The Winter SoldierAnthony and Joe Russo
  75. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  76. Blue ValentineDerek Cianfrance
  77. The InterruptersSteve James
  78. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  79. The TaleJennifer Fox
  80. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  81. BurningLee Chang-dong
  82. Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan
  83. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  84. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  85. Sing StreetJohn Carney
  86. Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolBrad Bird
  87. The TripMichael Winterbottom
  88. ColumbusKogonada
  89. Popstar: Never Stop Never StoppingAkiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone
  90. Attack the BlockJoe Cornish
  91. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  92. EllePaul Verhoeven
  93. The Wind RisesHayao Miyazaki
  94. A Ghost StoryDavid Lowery
  95. KrishaTrey Edward Shults
  96. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  97. Kubo and the Two StringsTravis Knight
  98. Her SmellAlex Ross Perry
  99. The Raid 2Gareth Evans
  100. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  101. mother!Darren Aronofsky