Last Updated on 17 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 500 best movies made during the 2010s.

I found 46 different ranked lists online of “best” or “favorite movies of the 2010s” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 46 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  2. The Tree of Life (2011)
  3. The Social Network (2010)
  4. Get Out (2017)
  5. The Master (2012)
  6. Moonlight (2016)
  7. Whiplash (2014)
  8. Parasite (2019)
  9. Inception (2010)
  10. Boyhood (2014)
  11. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  12. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  13. The Act of Killing (2012)
  14. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  15. Under the Skin (2013)
  16. La La Land (2016)
  17. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
  18. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  19. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  20. A Separation (2011)
  21. Carol (2015)
  22. Roma (2018)
  23. Holy Motors (2012)
  24. Arrival (2016)
  25. Lady Bird (2017)
  26. Dunkirk (2017)
  27. Her (2013)
  28. Phantom Thread (2017)
  29. Inside Out (2015)
  30. Black Swan (2010)
  31. Burning (2018)
  32. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  33. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  34. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
  35. Interstellar (2014)
  36. Drive (2011)
  37. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  38. The Favourite (2018)
  39. The Turin Horse (2011)
  40. Certified Copy (2010)
  41. Ex Machina (2015)
  42. Toni Erdmann (2016)
  43. Before Midnight (2013)
  44. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
  45. Margaret (2011)
  46. An Elephant Sitting Still (2018)
  47. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
  48. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
  49. Django Unchained (2012)
  50. First Reformed (2017)
  51. The Irishman (2019)
  52. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
  53. Amour (2012)
  54. Melancholia (2011)
  55. The Handmaiden (2016)
  56. Leviathan (2012)
  57. It’s Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
  58. Joker (2019)
  59. Logan (2017)
  60. Nightcrawler (2014)
  61. Planet Earth II (2016)
  62. Black Panther (2018)
  63. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
  64. Hereditary (2018)
  65. The Florida Project (2017)
  66. Gone Girl (2014)
  67. The Lobster (2015)
  68. Gravity (2013)
  69. Cold War (2018)
  70. Tabu (2012)
  71. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  72. Son of Saul (2015)
  73. Marriage Story (2019)
  74. Spotlight (2015)
  75. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  76. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  77. The Revenant (2015)
  78. The Great Beauty (2013)
  79. Shoplifters (2018)
  80. This Is Not a Film (2011)
  81. Bridesmaids (2011)
  82. John Wick (2014)
  83. Coco (2017)
  84. Ida (2013)
  85. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  86. The Babadook (2014)
  87. Frances Ha (2012)
  88. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
  89. Faces Places (2017)
  90. The Avengers (2012)
  91. Zama (2017)
  92. Cameraperson (2016)
  93. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  94. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  95. Upstream Color (2013)
  96. Phoenix (2014)
  97. Tangerine (2015)
  98. Good Time (2017)
  99. Green Room (2015)
  100. Dogtooth (2010)
  101. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)
  102. Spring Breakers (2012)
  103. Goodbye to Language (2014)
  104. Baby Driver (2017)
  105. Chernobyl (2019)
  106. Paddington 2 (2017)
  107. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  108. The Look of Silence (2014)
  109. Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
  110. Prisoners (2013)
  111. Annihilation (2018)
  112. Elle (2016)
  113. Personal Shopper (2016)
  114. Force Majeure (2014)
  115. Madeline’s Madeline (2018)
  116. Hard to Be a God (2013)
  117. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  118. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  119. The Assassin (2015)
  120. A Ghost Story (2017)
  121. Wonder Woman (2017)
  122. Once upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
  123. Anomalisa (2015)
  124. Room (2015)
  125. 45 Years (2015)
  126. 1917 (2019)
  127. Gueros (2014)
  128. Midsommar (2019)
  129. The Red Turtle (2016)
  130. The Shape of Water (2017)
  131. Short Term 12 (2013)
  132. Sicario (2015)
  133. Silence (2016)
  134. Shutter Island (2010)
  135. Jackie (2016)
  136. A Quiet Place (2018)
  137. Stray Dogs (2013)
  138. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  139. Two Days, One Night (2014)
  140. Stories We Tell (2012)
  141. Somewhere (2010)
  142. Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
  143. The Big Short (2015)
  144. World of Tomorrow (2015)
  145. In Jackson Heights (2015)
  146. Li’l Quinquin (2014)
  147. Knives Out (2019)
  148. Horse Money (2014)
  149. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  150. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  151. Uncut Gems (2019)
  152. La Flor (2018)
  153. Meek’s Cutoff (2010)
  154. Creed (2015)
  155. The Tribe (2014)
  156. High Life (2018)
  157. Winter’s Bone (2010)
  158. Skyfall (2012)
  159. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
  160. Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)
  161. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
  162. The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
  163. The Farewell (2019)
  164. Incendies (2010)
  165. Deadpool (2016)
  166. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
  167. Your Name. (2016)
  168. Birds of Passage (2018)
  169. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
  170. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  171. The Raid: Redemption (2011)
  172. Mr. Turner (2014)
  173. Shame (2011)
  174. Inherent Vice (2014)
  175. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
  176. Mandy (2018)
  177. A Star Is Born (2018)
  178. Timbuktu (2014)
  179. Moneyball (2011)
  180. No Home Movie (2015)
  181. The Lighthouse (2019)
  182. Life of Pi (2012)
  183. The Hunt (2012)
  184. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  185. The Witch (2015)
  186. The King’s Speech (2010)
  187. Mother! (2017)
  188. The Wind Rises (2013)
  189. American Honey (2016)
  190. Zootopia (2016)
  191. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  192. Oslo, August 31st (2011)
  193. Selma (2014)
  194. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)
  195. Snowpiercer (2013)
  196. The Martian (2015)
  197. Taxi (2015)
  198. The Last of the Unjust (2013)
  199. Little Women (2019)
  200. Blue Planet II (2017)
  201. The Eagleman Stag (2010)
  202. Happy Hour (2015)
  203. Hell or High Water (2016)
  204. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  205. Let the Sunshine In (2017)
  206. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  207. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  208. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  209. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  210. Argo (2012)
  211. Blue Valentine (2010)
  212. A Quiet Passion (2016)
  213. Film socialisme (2010)
  214. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  215. At Berkeley (2013)
  216. Nocturama (2016)
  217. The Souvenir (2019)
  218. Green Book (2018)
  219. Stranger by the Lake (2013)
  220. Take Shelter (2011)
  221. Paterson (2016)
  222. The Lego Movie (2014)
  223. Warrior (2011)
  224. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
  225. It Follows (2014)
  226. The Artist (2011)
  227. Cemetery of Splendour (2015)
  228. All Is Lost (2013)
  229. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017)
  230. The Vietnam War (2017)
  231. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
  232. Eighth Grade (2018)
  233. Looper (2012)
  234. Ford v Ferrari (2019)
  235. Poetry (2010)
  236. Frozen (2013)
  237. Monos (2019)
  238. The Rider (2017)
  239. Certain Women (2016)
  240. Loveless (2017)
  241. Beginners (2010)
  242. The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl (2017)
  243. Raw (2016)
  244. The Raid 2 (2014)
  245. Swiss Army Man (2016)
  246. Young Adult (2011)
  247. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
  248. Calvary (2014)
  249. Frozen Planet (2011)
  250. The Future (2011)
  251. Columbus (2017)
  252. Kill List (2011)
  253. The Forbidden Room (2015)
  254. The Fighter (2010)
  255. 127 Hours (2010)
  256. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
  257. Eden (2014)
  258. True Grit (2010)
  259. 20th Century Women (2016)
  260. The Conjuring (2013)
  261. The Immigrant (2013)
  262. The Boy and the World (2013)
  263. Beanpole (2019)
  264. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
  265. When They See Us (2019)
  266. Train to Busan (2016)
  267. Pain and Glory (2019)
  268. Jojo Rabbit (2019)
  269. Lincoln (2012)
  270. Captain Phillips (2013)
  271. The Help (2011)
  272. Sing Street (2016)
  273. The Fits (2015)
  274. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
  275. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  276. American Hustle (2013)
  277. Knight of Cups (2015)
  278. The Imitation Game (2014)
  279. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)
  280. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
  281. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
  282. Booksmart (2019)
  283. Brooklyn (2015)
  284. The Wolf House (2018)
  285. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
  286. From What Is Before (2014)
  287. First Man (2018)
  288. Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (2015)
  289. Over the Garden Wall (2014)
  290. Southwest (2011)
  291. Amy (2015)
  292. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
  293. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
  294. The Descendants (2011)
  295. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  296. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
  297. No (2012)
  298. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
  299. Dreaming Film (2010)
  300. The Wailing (2016)
  301. Fruitvale Station (2013)
  302. Les Misérables (2012)
  303. Moana (2016)
  304. Minding the Gap (2018)
  305. The Death of Stalin (2017)
  306. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  307. Actress (2014)
  308. The Club (2015)
  309. The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
  310. White Out, Black In (2014)
  311. Victoria (2015)
  312. Sorry We Missed You (2019)
  313. The Big Sick (2017)
  314. Hugo (2011)
  315. The Invitation (2015)
  316. Carlos (2010)
  317. The Town (2010)
  318. Weekend (2011)
  319. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
  320. A Woman’s Revenge (2012)
  321. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
  322. Kaili Blues (2015)
  323. Spectre (2015)
  324. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)
  325. Blue Jasmine (2013)
  326. Winter Sleep (2014)
  327. We Are the Best! (2013)
  328. The Ghost Writer (2010)
  329. It (2017)
  330. A Fantastic Woman (2017)
  331. The Hunger Games (2012)
  332. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  333. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
  334. Mommy (2014)
  335. Midnight in Paris (2011)
  336. 24 Frames (2017)
  337. Widows (2018)
  338. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
  339. Mustang (2015)
  340. Museum Hours (2012)
  341. Shirkers (2018)
  342. Nebraska (2013)
  343. Sunset Song (2015)
  344. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
  345. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  346. 120 BPM (2017)
  347. The Intouchables (2011)
  348. Coma (2019)
  349. Kick-Ass (2010)
  350. Pariah (2011)
  351. Fast Five (2011)
  352. Ash Is Purest White (2018)
  353. Drug War (2012)
  354. A Hidden Life (2019)
  355. The Lost City of Z (2016)
  356. Thelma (2017)
  357. Bisbee ’17 (2018)
  358. Hidden Figures (2016)
  359. Only God Forgives (2013)
  360. Isle of Dogs (2018)
  361. Sound of Metal (2019)
  362. Climax (2018)
  363. Like Father, Like Son (2013)
  364. My Joy (2010)
  365. Red Hook Summer (2012)
  366. The Love Witch (2016)
  367. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
  368. The Loneliest Planet (2011)
  369. Krisha (2014)
  370. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011)
  371. The Image Book (2018)
  372. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
  373. Attack the Block (2011)
  374. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
  375. I Saw the Devil (2010)
  376. Steve Jobs (2015)
  377. The Nice Guys (2016)
  378. Incredibles 2 (2018)
  379. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
  380. Wild Tales (2014)
  381. Despicable Me (2010)
  382. The Hateful Eight (2015)
  383. The Defiant Ones (2017)
  384. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
  385. Kate Plays Christine (2016)
  386. Toy Story 4 (2019)
  387. The Grand Bizarre (2018)
  388. Shin Godzilla (2016)
  389. A Prophet (2010)
  390. Horace and Pete (2016)
  391. Insidious (2010)
  392. The Mule (2018)
  393. We Were Here (2011)
  394. Her Smell (2018)
  395. Private Life (2018)
  396. It Felt Like Love (2013)
  397. Loving Vincent (2017)
  398. The Bling Ring (2013)
  399. Atomic Blonde (2017)
  400. The Green Fog (2017)
  401. American Sniper (2014)
  402. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  403. In Time (2011)
  404. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  405. Another Year (2010)
  406. Deadpool 2 (2018)
  407. Home From Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
  408. Rust and Bone (2012)
  409. The Comedy (2012)
  410. Un homme qui crie (2010)
  411. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
  412. Darkest Hour (2017)
  413. The Impossible (2012)
  414. Dead Souls (2018)
  415. The Villainess (2017)
  416. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
  417. Rush (2013)
  418. Solace (2015)
  419. Unbelievable (2019)
  420. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  421. Doctor Strange (2016)
  422. Ad Astra (2019)
  423. Like Someone in Love (2012)
  424. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
  425. Infinite Football (2018)
  426. The Night Of (2016)
  427. Lion (2016)
  428. Fury (2014)
  429. The Salesman (2016)
  430. The Skin I Live In (2011)
  431. 50/50 (2011)
  432. Klaus (2019)
  433. The Kid with a Bike (2011)
  434. Feud (2017)
  435. Waves (2019)
  436. Predestination (2014)
  437. Foxcatcher (2014)
  438. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  439. A Touch of Sin (2013)
  440. The Pacific (2010)
  441. Who Killed Captain Alex? (2015)
  442. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  443. LA 92 (2017)
  444. Fences (2016)
  445. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
  446. Us (2019)
  447. One More Time With Feeling (2016)
  448. Transit (2018)
  449. Mud (2012)
  450. Aferim! (2015)
  451. Years and Years (2019)
  452. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  453. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
  454. The Young Pope (2016)
  455. Olive Kitteridge (2014)
  456. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
  457. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  458. Split (2016)
  459. Ready Player One (2018)
  460. Dangal (2016)
  461. Kizumonogatari Part 3: Reiketsu (2017)
  462. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
  463. Ant-Man (2015)
  464. 24: Live Another Day (2014)
  465. Senna (2010)
  466. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  467. Bridge of Spies (2015)
  468. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2011)
  469. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
  470. Blindspotting (2018)
  471. Southpaw (2015)
  472. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  473. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
  474. The Way Way Back (2013)
  475. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
  476. Sightseers (2012)
  477. Elena (2011)
  478. Ship of Theseus (2012)
  479. Watchmen (2019)
  480. Godless (2017)
  481. Starless Dreams (2016)
  482. Philomena (2013)
  483. Computer Chess (2013)
  484. Temple Grandin (2010)
  485. The Strange Case of Angelica (2010)
  486. Finding Dory (2016)
  487. I, Tonya (2017)
  488. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)
  489. Heart of a Dog (2015)
  490. Wildlife (2018)
  491. A Dark Song (2016)
  492. God’s Own Country (2017)
  493. Man of Steel (2013)
  494. Doctor Sleep (2019)
  495. A Most Violent Year (2014)
  496. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
  497. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  498. The Jungle Book (2016)
  499. Cosmopolis (2012)
  500. Enemy (2013)

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