Watch & Discuss: Are These the Best Films of the Decade So Far?
We're just digging into 2015, and that means we're right in the middle of this current decade. And that's enough of a reason for the folks at Fandor to put together a list of The Best Films of the Decade So Far. However, this wasn't something that they determined on their own. Instead, a casual question about what people thought the best movie of the decade was on social media resulted in hundreds of replies on Twitter and Facebook. And so they decided to tally up the votes and see how a list turned out. But instead of just delivering a list, they also put together a countdown video showing off the 26 films that made the cut. Look!
But if you don't want to watch that whole video, here's just the list (with the vote count):
The Best Films of the Decade So Far (2010-2014)
1. The Tree of Life (103 votes)
2. Certified Copy (91 votes)
3. The Master (76 votes)
4. Margaret (68 votes)
5. Holy Motors (66 votes)
6. A Separation (64 votes)
7. Under the Skin (61 votes)
8. Inside Llewyn Davis (59 votes)
9. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (45 votes)
10. Boyhood (44 votes)
11. Goodbye to Language (41 votes)
12. The Social Network (40 votes)
13. Moonrise Kingdom (36 votes)
14-15. Tie between Her & Leviathan (2012) (33 votes)
16. Mysteries of Lisbon (32 votes)
17-18. Tie between The Act of Killing & The Turin Horse (28 votes)
19-21. Tie between Before Midnight, Melancholia & Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (27 votes)
22-23. Tie between Frances Ha & The Wolf of Wall Street (25 votes)
24-26. Tie between The Immigrant, Tabu & Spring Breakers (24 votes)
That's just the Top 26 (a tie didn't allow a cut-off at #25), but the full list is massive over at Fandor, complete with full vote counts. This list (which is seems to be a little heavy on more abstract titles, but most of them are definitely high quality films, so it's tough to complain. Personally, if I were figuring out my favorite films of the decade so far, the shortlist would certainly include The Wolf of Wall Street, Frances Ha, Before Midnight, Boyhood and The Social Network, though I don't know if they were all make the cut, especially with five more years of movies on the way. But it's nice to see a large span of auteurs and Oscar-winning director's work. How about you? What are your favorite movies of the decade so far?