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.

Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s

25 November 2019

Insider: 100 Best Films of the 2010s

  1. Get OutJordan Peele
  2. MoonlightBarry Jenkins
  3. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  4. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  5. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig
  6. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  7. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  8. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseBob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  9. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  10. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  11. Frances HaNoah Baumbach
  12. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  13. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  14. HerSpike Jonze
  15. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  16. Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
  17. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  18. NightcrawlerDan Gilroy
  19. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  20. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  21. mother!Darren Aronofsky
  22. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  23. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  24. InceptionChristopher Nolan
  25. Ex MachinaAlex Garland
  26. Paddington 2Paul King
  27. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  28. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  29. HereditaryAri Aster
  30. ArrivalDenis Villeneuve
  31. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  32. La La LandDamien Chazelle
  33. The Act of KillingJoshua Oppenheimer
  34. Black PantherRyan Coogler
  35. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  36. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  37. Blade Runner 2049Denis Villeneuve
  38. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  39. BirdmanAlejandro G. Iñárritu
  40. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  41. The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook
  42. Before MidnightRichard Linklater
  43. Inside OutPete Docter
  44. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
  45. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  46. Gone GirlDavid Fincher
  47. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  48. BurningLee Chang-dong
  49. The Shape of WaterGuillermo del Toro
  50. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper
  51. CarolTodd Haynes
  52. Short Term 12Destin Cretton
  53. Upstream ColorShane Carruth
  54. Minding the GapBing Liu
  55. TangerineSean Baker
  56. The Big ShortAdam McKay
  57. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  58. First ManDamien Chazelle
  59. Star Wars: The Last JediRian Johnson
  60. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  61. The Great BeautyPaolo Sorrentino
  62. PrisonersDenis Villeneuve
  63. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  64. A Quiet PlaceJohn Krasinski
  65. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  66. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  67. LoganJames Mangold
  68. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  69. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  70. AmourMichael Haneke
  71. SelmaAva DuVernay
  72. The BabadookJennifer Kent
  73. Avengers: EndgameAnthony and Joe Russo
  74. Sing StreetJohn Carney
  75. CocoLee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  76. Train to BusanYeon Sang-ho
  77. The FarewellLulu Wang
  78. Toy Story 3Lee Unkrich
  79. SkyfallSam Mendes
  80. RoomLenny Abrahamson
  81. Spring BreakersHarmony Korine
  82. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  83. What We Do in the ShadowsJemaine Clement and Taika Waititi
  84. Your NameMakoto Shinkai
  85. The ConjuringJames Wan
  86. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  87. GravityAlfonso Cuaron
  88. John WickChad Stahelski
  89. Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldEdgar Wright
  90. BooksmartOlivia Wilde
  91. The RevenantAlejandro González Iñárritu
  92. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  93. Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino
  94. Guardians of the GalaxyJames Gunn
  95. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  96. InterstellarChristopher Nolan
  97. DeadpoolTim Miller
  98. CreedRyan Coogler
  99. Free SoloElizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin
  100. Nocturnal AnimalsTom Ford