The MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown

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You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
7. The Next Three Days (2010)

I watched The Next Three Days because you recommended it, and it's a great movie. I considered it for my ballot, but I just didn't have room for it.

Thanks for the recommendation.
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You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
I'm disappointed that Coco didn't make the list's honorable mentions. A story of a boy driven by his love of music and disheartened by his family's banning of song who is determined to get the truth about his family with the help of trickster Hector and maybe even meet idol Ernesto de la Cruz. A fascinating story that ties in Mexican heritage (Day of the Dead) with a story of a boy following his dreams. Towards the end, I had one of the ugliest crying sessions I've ever had for a film. Not spoiling what happens, but if you saw it, you'll know what I mean.

There were several animated movies that I really wanted to include on my list, but I just didn't have room for them. Coco was one of them. Some of the others were Moana, Ernest & Celestine, Wreck-It Ralph, Inside Out, and Home.

You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.

Into the Woods is great. I think the only thing that stopped me from putting it on my list is that I saw the live version on Broadway, and the movie pales in comparison to the live version.

You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
My list:

3. Moana (2016)
My favorite animated film of the decade, and possibly my all-time favorite? The moment when Moana walks through the parted seas to Te Kā/Te Fiti gets me every time.

I watched Moana for this countdown, and I still can't get this song out of my head.

You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
My list. Comments?
1. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
2. Passengers (2016)
3. Never Let Me Go (2010)
4. The Dressmaker (2015)
5. The Flowers of War (2011)
6. Predestination (2014)
7. Stan & Ollie (2018)
8. Ruby Sparks (2012)
9. Molly's Game (2017)
10. Another Earth (2011)
11. Brooklyn (2015)
12. Spotlight (2015).................................#63
13. Bridge of Spies (2015)
14. Manchester by the Sea (2016).....................#64
15. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
16. The Founder (2016)
17. The Artist (2011)................................#83
18. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
19. The King's Speech (2010).........................#78
20. Fences (2016)
21. Philomena (2013)
22. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
23. Captain Phillips (2013)
24. Parkland (2013)
25. Cake (2014)

You had a whole bunch of movies on your list that I considered for my list. The ones in red came very close to making my list.

2. Passengers (2016)
6. Predestination (2014)
7. Stan & Ollie (2018)
8. Ruby Sparks (2012)
10. Another Earth (2011)
12. Spotlight (2015)
13. Bridge of Spies (2015)
14. Manchester by the Sea (2016)
15. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
18. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
20. Fences (2016)
21. Philomena (2013)
22. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
25. Cake (2014)

You can't make a rainbow without a little rain.
My Ballot
1. Inception (2010) 23
2. The Irishman (2019) 31
3. Midnight in Paris (2011) 45
4. American Hustle (2013)
5. Lincoln (2012)
6. Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 24
7. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
8. True Grit (2010) 40
9. The Greatest Showman (2017)
10. The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
11. Spotlight (2015) 63
12. The Help (2011)
13. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
14. The Mule (2018)
15. La La Land (2016) 5
16. Their Finest (2017)
17. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
18. About Time (2013)
19. The Tree of Life (2011) 10
20. Les Misérables (2012)
21. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
22. Dunkirk (2017)
23. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) 7
24. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
25. Paterson (2016)

I had to rate what I had seen. I now have a list to use to catch up on the 2010's

Your list is probably the closest I've seen to having some crossovers with my list. The ones in red were also on my list, and the ones in blue were very close to making my list.

It's nice to see some love for musicals in addition to La La Land.

You had 11 in the top 100, 7 in the top 50, 4 in the top 25, and 2 in the top ten
That's how I stood in the final tally, which is usually average for me in these countdowns, I think, so I'm fairly well-pleased with how things shook out.

Movies that quite of few MoFos picked or considered or cut that I, too, considered or cut or just plain forgot. When it comes to finally putting my finished list to post here, I usually don't save my "almost" picks, which happened the same way this time. But reading all of the comments here reminded me of the almosts, so here are some we have in common and I'm glad that I wasn't alone in my likes:

My top cut that hurt: Centurion and another that hurt: The Vast of Night. And the rest:
Hobo With a Shotgun
Attack the Block
Thor: Ragnarok
The Drop
Green Room
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Wind River

And last, but in no way least, great thanks to @SpelingError for his excellent handling of this countdown and to @Yoda for his usual excellence in his assistance, and to all the MoFos they mentioned who lent invaluable aid. This was one fun countdown and half the fun was not being able to guess what would show up, except when it came to the last two and then, maybe!

Yes! Parasite was my #1, and it's my favorite movie of the decade by a lot. A masterpiece. Mad Max was okay. I don't mind its over the top pulpy feel, but I haven't given it much thought since I watched it. My highest rated movie not to make the countdown was The Sisters Brothers, a violent, artsy western by the French director Jacques Audiard, starring John C. Riley and Joaquin Phoenix as the two notorious brothers. My favorite western since 1992's Unforgiven. I had three westerns, including the horror-western Bone Tomahawk.

"You had 15 in the top 100, 10 in the top 50, 7 in the top 25, and 2 in the top ten. Your highest ranked film was ranked #1 (), and your lowest ranked film was #816 (The Mill and the Cross)."

I may go back to hating you. It was more fun.

I watched Win Win for this countdown because you and @MovieBuffering recommended it, and I liked it so much that it made my list at #22.

Thanks for the recommendation
Glad you enjoyed it! It's a fun little movie.
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101 Favorite Movies (2019)

List pretty much broke how I felt it would. Only two from my list I was bummed didn't make the cut that I thought could, the rest I knew probably wouldn't.

Wind River and Dallas Buyer's Club. Also kinda suprised Moneyball didn't make it.

Wind River was the first Taylor Sheridan project I saw. I'm sure Hell or Highwater made the cut on the list I'd have to go back and look at it. He has since blown up with Yellowstone and his other projects. Wind River was really well done to me though.

Dallas Buyer's Club. McConaughey was freaking awesome in that flick and deserved that Oscar to me. His turn in that was hellishly entertaining to me. Butterfly scene is the banner in my profile on here. Love that flick and it's pretty damn timely. Not to get all political but government and Big Pharma haven't been your friend for a long time. Not to break news but even though he wasn't named, nobody was, Fauci was the bad guy in that story/movie. Dude's been a bureaucrat for 40 years.

Had 11 make the list. Only had 4 at 2017 or after if that tells you anything. Wasn't my favorite decade but I think the decade fell off bad into the ladder half which has spilled over to this decade. Hopefully movies can pull themselves out of this funk the 2nd half of this decade. Heres to hoping.

MovieBuffering's Ballot

  1. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
  2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
  4. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
  5. Win Win (2011)
  6. Wind River (2017)
  7. Inception (2010)
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  9. Cedar Rapids (2011)
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  11. Spotlight (2015)
  12. Inside Out (2015)
  13. Moneyball (2011)
  14. Argo (2012)
  15. True Grit (2010)
  16. Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010)
  17. Creed (2015)
  18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  19. The Social Network (2010)
  20. Arrival (2016)
  21. Wonder Woman (2017)
  22. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
  23. Looper (2012)
  24. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)
  25. 21 Jump Street (2012)

I forgot the opening line.
Looking through everyone's ballots, I keep coming across films I love and instead of mentioning them all I thought I'd construct my own Top 25 Films I didn't vote for and didn't make the countdown (and I haven't mentioned yet) :

This was not my actual list

1 - Kill List (2011)
2 - The Death of Stalin (2017)
3 - Hobo With a Shotgun (2011)
4 - Four Lions (2010)
5 - Frank (2014)
6 - Midsommar (2019)
7 - American Hustle (2013)
8 - Phoenix (2014)
9 - The Square (2017)
10 - Force Majeure (2014)
11 - Animal Kingdom (2010)
12 - Roma (2018)
13 - Enemy (2013)
14 - Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
15 - Another Year (2010)
16 - Two Days, One Night (2014)
17 - The Gift (2015)
18 - The Farewell (2019)
19 - Sinister (2012)
20 - The Big Short (2015)
21 - Inherent Vice (2014)
22 - You Were Never Really Here (2017)
23 - A Hidden Life (2019)
24 - Green Room (2015)
25 - Super (2010) (Well, I'm cheating there. Nobody that I've seen has voted for Super, which probably means it should have been my 1-pointer. I'm kicking myself for that.)

Those are 25 (24 to be honest) great choices for whomever had them on their ballot.

I also happen to really like the universally loathed Only God Forgives. That happened to make it onto at least one person's ballot.
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I'd like to take here at least one posting dedicated to Paolo Sorrentino, one of the most notable filmmakers of the last decade, unfortunately he was overlooked within this community. Anyway his most popular film got #244 during this countdown, meaning that not only me voted for it.

I had two of his movies on my ballot:

My #7. The Great Beauty (2013)

Written and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo

Outstanding feast of visuals and symbols, at the same time full of nostalgia for the civilization.

My #22. Youth (2015)

Written and Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and Paul Dano

Another superb work of his, featuring great renown cast.
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Here's my ballot:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
You Were Never Really Here
Far from the Madding Crowd*
I am Not Your Negro
The Florida Project
The Lighthouse
The Farewell*
Thunder Road*
It’s Such a Beautiful Day
I Daniel Blake
Swiss Army Man*
Upstream Color*
Knives Out
The Man From Nowhere
Kubo and the Two Strings*
The Burden

I also have a list of cuts, but it's not exhaustive. Just ones that were sort of dancing around as I was doing my final cut:
Honorable Mentions  

People were like "The decade was just kind of blah," but I could have easily listed 50 films I loved and still agonized over cutting films out.

A system of cells interlinked
Thrilled to see Parasite take the top spot. I had it at #13 on my ballot, and I have watched it several times. Mino will be disappointed that not only is this not the only Korean film I have seen, but it wasn't the first - Just check the 2000's countdown to see Memories of Murder on my ballot, mister! I also had another Korean film on this countdown as well. Huzzah!

I really like Mad Max: Fury Road, but not enough to put it on my ballot.

Overall a fun and thrilling countdown, and although I already thanked everyone involved, I will thank everyone again!
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I like both Parasite and Fury Road, good films.

My list:

1. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
2. Inception
3. The Shape of Water
4. The Favourite
5. Cloud Atlas
6. Phantom Thread
7. God's Own Country
8. What We Do In the Shadows
9. Captain America Civil War
10. Wadjda
11. It's Such A Beautiful Day
12. The Martian
13. Your Name
14. Captain America the First Avenger
15. The Way He Looks
16. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
17. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
18. Paddington
19. Contagion
20. Only Lovers Left Alive
21. Spiderman Into the Spiderverse
22. Avengers Infinity War
23. Gone Girl
24. Roma
25. Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows

Fun countdown, thanks to Speling for hosting and Yoda for all the techy stuff.

I watched Moana for this countdown, and I still can't get this song out of my head.

Yeah, this is another one I'm surprised didn't make the countdown. I mean, I didn't vote for it, but I thought about it. I love it.
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