My Top 300 Films of the 2010s

Since the 2010s are coming to an end, everyone is posting their top movies of the decade. So I decided to give it a go.

According to my records, I saw 1,786 unique first-run movies in a theater between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2019 (well, technically December 30, 2019, since I’m seeing the absolutely wonderful 1960 film The Apartment tonight rather than a new release). I went through that list and culled it down to my top 300 films. I’m not going to bother trying to pare it down any further, and I’m certainly not going to try to rank them so they’re presented alphabetically.

This list only includes films that I first saw in a theater, and only during their initial run (or at film festival screenings). It would be too much work for me to try to also include films that I first saw somewhere other than a theater, and it would also be too much work to include films that have been released since the beginning of 2010, but for which my first viewing was after its initial run. Also note that it includes films that IMDb lists with a release date before 2010, but for which it didn’t come to Austin, TX until after the beginning of 2010.

Anyway, here’s my list: