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Best Films of the Decade

It’s all over. Well, not quite, but the 2010s did come to an end on a note of pessimism about the world, and one of resignation about the film industry’s consolidation and glut of choice. At the same time, beyond the noise, filmmakers pushed cinema to new and strange heights, shaping time and images and telling stories in novel ways.

Behold the 50 best films of the decade, as voted upon by an international group of critics, programmers, and filmmakers. For more on the decade that was, read our January-February issue.

Listen to our Decade Project podcast series.

Read Dennis Lim and Devika Girish on the decade in cinema.

Read our Best Films of 2019 list.



Lee Chang-dong, South Korea, 2011