250 Greatest Movies of the 2010s

Criteria: These Greatest Movies of the 2010s are ranked according to their initial and lasting acclaim, influence as well as initial and lasting popularity.

 Title - Director (Year)
1. Parasite
Bong Joon-Ho (2019)

2. The Social Network
David Fincher (2010)

3. Boyhood
Richard Linklater (2014)

4. Inception
Christopher Nolan (2010)

5. Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller (2015)

6. Get Out
Jordan Peele (2017)

7. Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón (2013)

8. The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick (2011)

9. A Separation
Asghar Farhadi (2011)

10. La La Land
Damien Chazelle (2016)

11. Moonlight
Barry Jenkins (2016)

12. 12 Years a Slave
Steve McQueen (2013)

13. Amour
Michael Haneke (2012)

14. Toy Story 3
Lee Unkrich (2010)

15. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (2014)

16. Roma
Alfonso Cuarón (2018)

17. The Irishman
Martin Scorsese (2019)

18. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson (2014)

19. Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino (2012)

20. Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky (2010)

21. The King's Speech
Tom Hooper (2010)

22. The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese (2013)

23. Her
Spike Jonze (2013)

24. The Avengers
Joss Whedon (2012)

25. Joker
Todd Phillips (2019)

26. Inside Out
Pete Docter & Ronnie del Carmen (2015)

27. Avengers: Endgame
Anthony & Joe Russo (2019)

28. Whiplash
Damien Chazelle (2014)

29. Arrival
Denis Villeneuve (2016)

30. Shoplifters
Hirokazu Koreeda (2018)

31. Black Panther
Ryan Coogler (2018)

32. Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Abdellatif Kechiche (2013)

33. The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu (2015)

34. Gone Girl
David Fincher (2014)

35. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Martin McDonagh (2017)

36. Once upon a Time in... Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino (2019)

37. The Favourite
Yorgos Lanthimos (2018)

38. The Great Beauty
Paolo Sorrentino (2013)

39. Argo
Ben Affleck (2012)

40. Silver Linings Playbook
David O. Russell (2012)

41. A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper (2018)

42. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman (2018)

43. Drive
Nicolas Winding Refn (2011)

44. The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer (2012)

45. Spotlight
Tom McCarthy (2015)

46. Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan (2016)

47. Carol
Todd Haynes (2015)

48. Leviathan
Andrey Zvyagintsev (2014)

49. Guardians of the Galaxy
James Gunn (2014)

50. Call Me by Your Name
Luca Guadagnino (2017)

51. The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro (2017)

52. Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan (2017)

53. Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig (2017)

54. Blade Runner 2049
Dennis Villeneuve (2017)

55. Hugo
Martin Scorsese (2011)

56. The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius (2011)

57. True Grit
Joel & Ethan Coen (2010)

58. 1917
Sam Mendes (2019)

59. Marriage Story
Noah Baumbach (2019)

60. Skyfall
Sam Mendes (2012)

61. Toni Erdmann
Maren Ade (2016)

62. The Handmaiden
Park Chan-Wook (2016)

63. Life of Pi
Ang Lee (2012)

64. BlacKkKlansman
Spike Lee (2018)

65. Avengers: Infinity War
Anthony & Joe Russo (2018)

66. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Céline Sciamma (2019)

67. Inside Llewyn Davis
Joel & Ethan Coen (2013)

68. Frozen
Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (2013)

69. Phantom Thread
Paul Thomas Anderson (2017)

70. Zootopia
Byron Howard & Rich Moore (2016)

71. Deadpool
Tim Miller (2016)

72. Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson (2012)

73. Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow (2012)

74. Son of Saul
László Nemes (2015)

75. Interstellar
Christopher Nolan (2014)

76. Elle
Paul Verhoeven (2016)

77. The Fighter
David O. Russell (2010)

78. Melancholia
Lars von Trier (2011)

79. Captain Phillips
Paul Greengrass (2013)

80. The Descendants
Alexander Payne (2011)

81. American Hustle
David O. Russell (2013)

82. Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson (2016)

83. Your Name.
Makoto Shinkai (2016)

84. The Master
Paul Thomas Anderson (2012)

85. Little Women
Greta Gerwig (2019)

86. Pain and Glory
Pedro Almodóvar (2019)

87. The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum (2014)

88. Ex Machina
Alex Garland (2014)

89. Winter's Bone
Debra Granik (2010)

90. Knives Out
Rian Johnson (2019)

91. Uncut Gems
Benny & Joshua Safdie (2019)

92. Coco
Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina (2017)

93. Logan
James Mangold (2017)

94. Ida
Pawel Pawlikowski (2013)

95. Before Midnight
Richard Linklater (2013)

96. How to Train Your Dragon
Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders (2010)

97. Lincoln
Steven Spielberg (2012)

98. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2010)

99. The Martian
Ridley Scott (2015)

100. Room
Lenny Abrahamson (2015)


101. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
J. J. Abrams (2015)

102. Cold War
Pawel Pawlikowski (2018)

103. Bohemian Rhapsody
Bryan Singer (2018)

104. Hereditary
Ari Aster (2018)

105. Burning
Lee Chang-dong (2018)

106. Midnight in Paris
Woody Allen (2011)

107. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
David Yates (2011)

108. Bridesmaids
Paul Feig (2011)

109. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Anthony & Joe Russo (2014)

110. The Florida Project
Sean Baker (2017)

111. Wonder Woman
Patty Jenkins (2017)

112. Brooklyn
John Crowley (2015)

113. The Big Short
Adam McKay (2015)

114. The Turin Horse
Béla Tarr (2011)

115. Incendies
Denis Villeneuve (2010)

116. Nebraska
Alexander Payne (2013)

117. Moneyball
Bennett Miller (2011)

118. Beasts of the Southern Wild
Benh Zeitlin (2012)

119. Holy Motors
Leos Carax (2012)

120. The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan (2012)

121. The Square
Ruben Östlund (2017)

122. Creed
Ryan Coogler (2015)

123. BPM (Beats per Minute)
Robin Campillo (2017)

124. Straight Outta Compton
F. Gary Gray (2015)

125. The Intouchables
Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano (2011)

126. Thor: Ragnarok
Taika Waititi (2017)

127. Baby Driver
Edgar Wright (2017)

128. The Farewell
Lulu Wang (2019)

129. Shutter Island
Martin Scorsese (2010)

130. Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi (2019)

131. X-Men: Days of Future Past
Bryan Singer (2014)

132. The Lego Movie
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (2014)

133. The Wind Rises
Hayao Miyazaki (2013)

134. Nightcrawler
Dan Gilroy (2014)

135. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Christopher McQuarrie (2018)

136. The Kids Are All Right
Lisa Cholodenko (2010)

137. The Hunt
Thomas Vinterberg (2012)

138. Prisoners
Denis Villeneuve (2013)

139. Ford v Ferrari
James Mangold (2019)

140. If Beale Street Could Talk
Barry Jenkins (2018)

141. Tangerine
Sean Baker (2015)

142. Sicario
Denis Villeneuve (2015)

143. Hell or High Water
David Mackenzie (2016)

144. Certified Copy
Abbas Kiarostami (2010)

145. 127 Hours
Danny Boyle (2010)

146. Looper
Rian Johnson (2012)

147. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Edgar Wright (2010)

148. Sound of Metal
Darius Marder (2019)

149. A Quiet Place
John Krasinski (2018)

150. The Conjuring
James Wan (2013)

151. Captain America: Civil War
Anthony & Joe Russo (2016)

152. American Sniper
Clint Eastwood (2014)

153. Selma
Ava DuVernay (2014)

154. Under the Skin
Jonathan Glazer (2013)

155. Toy Story 4
Josh Cooley (2019)

156. Midsommar
JAri Aster (2019)

157. Green Book
Peter Farrelly (2018)

158. Capernaum
Nadine Labaki (2018)

159. It Follows
David Robert Mitchell (2014)

160. Dallas Buyers Club
Jean-Marc Vallée (2013)

161. Wild Tales
Damián Szifron (2014)

162. I, Daniel Blake
Ken Loach (2016)

163. Paterson
Jim Jarmusch (2016)

164. Shame
Steve McQueen (2011)

165. Once upon a Time in Anatolia
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2011)

166. Rango
Gore Verbinski (2011)

167. Le Havre
Aki Kaurismäki (2011)

168. Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy (2010)

169. Edge of Tomorrow
Doug Liman (2014)

170. Us
Jordan Peele (2019)

171. The Lighthouse
Robert Eggers (2019)

172. The Assassin
Hou Hsiao-Hsien (2015)

173. Anomalisa
Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson (2015)

174. Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg (2015)

175. Kick-Ass
Matthew Vaughn (2010)

176. Les misérables
Tom Hooper (2012)

177. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky (2012)

178. The Hunger Games
Gary Ross (2012)

179. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Rian Johnson (2017)

180. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tomas Alfredson (2011)

181. Isle of Dogs
Wes Anderson (2018)

182. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
David Fincher (2011)

183. Loveless
Andrey Zvyagintsev (2017)

184. Rush
Ron Howard (2013)

185. Hidden Figures
Theodore Melfi (2016)

186. The Salesman
Asghar Farhadi (2016)

187. John Wick
Chad Stahelski (2014)

188. Incredibles 2
Brad Bird (2018)

189. Eighth Grade
Bo Burnham (2018)

190. Fruitvale Station
Ryan Coogler (2013)

191. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Gareth Edwards (2016)

192. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Rupert Wyatt (2011)

193. Lion
Garth Davis (2016)

194. The Jungle Book
Jon Favreau (2016)

195. A Fantastic Woman
Sebastián Lelio (2017)

196. The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci (2017)

197. Paddington 2
Paul King (2017)

198. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Francis Lawrence (2013)

199. The Big Sick
Michael Showalter (2017)

200. Crazy Rich Asians
Jon M. Chu (2018)


201. Kubo and the Two Strings
Travis Knight (2016)

202. Frances Ha
Noah Baumbach (2012)

203. The Babadook
Jennifer Kent (2014)

204. Timbuktu
Abderrahmane Sissako (2014)

205. Booksmart
Olivia Wilde (2019)

206. The Ghost Writer
Roman Polanski (2010)

207. Carlos
Olivier Assayas (2010)

208. The Help
Tate Taylor (2011)

209. Wreck-It Ralph
Rich Moore (2012)

210. The Cabin in the Woods
Drew Goddard (2012)

211. Furious 7
James Wan (2015)

212. The Witch
Robert Eggers (2015)

213. Beasts of No Nation
Cary Joji Fukunaga (2015)

214. Blue Jasmine
Woody Allen (2013)

215. What We Do in the Shadows
Jemaine Clement & Taika Waititi (2014)

216. Big Hero 6
Don Hall & Chris Williams (2014)

217. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Matt Reeves (2014)

218. I, Tonya
Craig Gillespie (2017)

219. First Reformed
Paul Schrader (2017)

220. Philomena
Stephen Frears (2013)

221. Mustang
Deniz Gamze Ergüven (2015)

222. Moana
Ron Clements & John Musker (2016)

223. First Cow
Kelly Reichardt (2019)

224. Annihilation
Alex Garland (2018)

225. Blue Valentine
Derek Cianfrance (2010)

226. Another Year
Mike Leigh (2010)

227. We Need to Talk About Kevin
Lynne Ramsay (2011)

228. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1
David Yates (2010)

229. The Theory of Everything
James Marsh (2014)

230. Winter Sleep
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2014)

231. Ad Astra
James Gray (2019)

232. Honeyland
Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov (2019)

233. Klaus
Sergio Pablos & Carlos Martínez López (2019)

234. The Kid with a Bike
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (2011)

235. Despicable Me
Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud (2010)

236. Les misérables
Ladj Ly (2019)

237. 20th Century Women
Mike Mills (2016)

238. Short Term 12
Destin Daniel Cretton (2013)

239. The Town
Ben Affleck (2010)

240. 21 Jump Street
Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (2012)

241. Foxcatcher
Bennett Miller (2014)

242. Mommy
Xavier Dolan (2014)

243. Darkest Hour
Joe Wright (2017)

244. It
Andy Muschietti (2017)

245. The Raid
Gareth Evans (2011)

246. Vice
Adam McKay (2018)

247. Fences
Denzel Washington (2016)

248. Take Shelter
Jeff Nichols (2011)

249. The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer (2014)

250. The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino (2015)



Last Updated: 2021-09-16
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