Looking Back on a Decade of Movies

Without getting into a debate about when this decade actually ends (I think technically it will end 31 Dec 2020), there are just a hair under six months left in the 2010s. Around December, critics will be voicing there opinions of the Best Films of the Decades. Top 10 and 20 Lists will start popping up on a regular basis. So, I am going to start working my way towards my Best of the Decade list over the next 6 months.

Every few weeks between now and the end of the year, I will post a review of each year in film from 2010 to 2019, with a recap of the the major news, stories, popular and acclaimed films.

Each entry will happen over two consecutive days: First Day, recap of the year. Second Day, my Top 10 (and runners up) for that year.

My hope for this??

Simple, to share my love of film and maybe to bring attention so some movies you haven’t seen or have forgotten or just didn’t get around to seeing when they came out.

At this point, I am waffling between four movies for #1 of the decade. But … two of my favorite directors (Tarantino and Scorsese) have highly anticipated movies yet to come this year.

I won’t be doing a “worst 10” because I just don’t go out of my way to see bad films. But each each’s review will contain a list of “Movies to Avoid at All Cost”. Basing bad films that wasted part of my life is almost as fun as reviewing good ones.

The 2000’s were dominated the Lord the Rings and Harry Potter. This decade, Star Wars and MCU. Some of the those movies appear on my lists along with other block busters but also smaller films, indies and movies that just connected with me.

When this is done, I will update my Top 100 (there will be new entries and some shuffling of existing ones).

I have “Top 10” lists ready to go for 2010 to 2018. 90 Films I really loved of the roughly 400 I saw. They include

  • Four total Guilty Pleasures (movies that are not good but I love anyways)
  • 6 Best pictures (3 Best pic winners thus far would not have made my year’s top 10)
  • Three Movies not in English
  •  6 Superhero movies (not all MCU!)
  • 9 or 10 movies you may not have heard of
  • One movie that I am completely ashamed I even like

A couple of small hints …

The Social Network is thus far the most critically acclaimed movie of the Decade. Its not on my Top 10.

In only one year thus far was my pic for the year’s best film also the Best Picture winner at the Oscars.