Favourite Films of the Decade: 2010-2019

Working in a cinema, we often talk about films, as you can imagine. We often talk about our favourite films and have light-hearted arguments about who has good taste or bad taste. After arguing for about a month, I decided to write all my ideas down. These are just my favourites from the year, and don’t really reflect the box office or public opinion.

Horror: Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky, 2010)
Science-fiction: Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
Action: Kick-Ass (Matthew Vaughn, 2010)
Comedy: Scott Pilgrim vs The World (Edgar Wright, 2010)
Animation: How To Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders, 2010)
Thriller: Unstoppable (Tony Scott, 2010)
Documentary: Catfish (Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, 2010)

Film of the Year: How To Train Your Dragon

Science-fiction: Source Code (Duncan Jones, 2011)
Action: X Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn, 2011)
Animation: Arthur Christmas (Sarah Smith and Barry Cook, 2011)
Thriller: Contagion (Steven Soderbergh, 2011)
Project Nim (James Marsh, 2011)
Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two (David Yates, 2011)

Film of the Year: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two

Horror: The Woman In Black (James Watkins, 2012)/The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2012)
Science-fiction: Chronicle (Josh Trank, 2012)
Action: The Avengers (Joss Whedon, 2012)
Animation: Brave (Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, 2012)
Thriller: ATM (David Brooks, 2012)
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012)

Film of the Year: Chronicle

Horror: The Conjuring (James Wan, 2013)
Science-fiction: Elysium (Neill Blomkamp, 2013)
Action: Iron Man 3 (Shane Black, 2013)
Comedy: The World’s End (Edgar Wright, 2013)
Animation: Frozen (Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, 2013)
Thriller: Now You See Me (Louis Leterrier, 2013)

Film of the Year: The Conjuring

Horror: It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)
Science-fiction: Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)
Action: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2014)
Comedy: Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn, 2014)
Animation: How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dean DeBlois, 2014)
Thriller: Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)
Paddington (Paul King, 2014)

Film of the Year: Paddington

Horror: Krampus (Michael Dougherty, 2015)
Science-fiction: Ex Machina (Alex Garland, 2015)
Action: Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow, 2015)
Drama: The Martian (Ridley Scott, 2015)
Animation: Inside Out (Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, 2015)
Thriller: The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015)

Film of the Year: Ex Machina

Horror: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (Andre Ovredal, 2016)
Science-fiction: Arrival (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)
Action: Captain America: Civil War (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2016)
Romance: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (Kirk Jones, 2016)
Comedy: Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Taika Waitiki, 2016)
Animation: Moana (Ron Clements and John Musker, 2016)
Thriller: The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016)
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, 2016)

Film of the Year: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Horror: IT (Andy Muschietti, 2017)
Science-fiction: Life (Daniel Espinosa, 2017)
Action: Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)
My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell, 2017)
Animation: Coco (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, 2017)
Thriller: Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
Jane (Brett Morgen, 2017)

Film of the Year: Get Out

Horror: Hereditary (Ari Aster, 2018)
Action: Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, 2018)
Colette (Wash Westmoreland, 2018)
Animation: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey, 2018)
Thriller: Searching (Aneesh Chaganty, 2018)/A Simple Favour (Paul Feig, 2018)
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018)

Film of the Year: Hereditary

Horror: Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)
Science-fiction: Ad Astra (James Grey, 2019)
Drama: Little Women (Greta Gerwig, 2019)
Animation: Abominable (Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman, 2019)
Thriller: Knives Out (Rian Johnson, 2019)
Family: Detective Pikachu (Rob Letterman, 2019)
Hail Satan? (Penny Lane, 2019)

Film of the Year: Little Women

What were your films of the decade? Do you agree with my choices?

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