The MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown

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Welcome to the MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown!

98 ballots were submitted for this countdown, making this the second most ballots ever submitted for a MoFo countdown (the first being the Top 100 All-Time Refresh). I really enjoyed reading your ballots as they came in and I also appreciated the positive reception the Group Watch thread received, especially since this is the first time we ever had one on this forum. Here's hoping that idea catches on for future countdowns.

The Voters: Tugg, Holden Pike, John W Constantine, Steve Freeling, ueno_station54, MovieBuffering, Nope1172, MovieFan1988, LAMb EELYAK, Guaporense, Torgo, Ash TheStrangeOne, mrblond, Kaplan, Allaby, pahaK, Hey Fredrick, Deschain, Thursday Next, Cobpyth, Wigram, Fabulous, The Rodent, seanc, ahwell, Citizen Rules, John Dumbear, Mr. Sunshine, donniedarko, mark f, Daniel M, Harry Lime, ScarletLion, dadgumblah, MovieMeditation, Miss Vicky, rauldc14, matt72582, culliford, Thief, Siddon, xSookieStackhouse, Burning, GulfportDoc, mattiasflgrtll6, urkillinmesmalls, Supercraig, kgaard, CharlesAoup, MovieMad16, mojofilter, Slentert, John McClane, WorldFilmGeek, beelzebubble, PHOENIX74, iluv2viddyfilms, Chypmunk, Kaiju39, John-Connor, crumbsroom, Frightened Inmate No. 2, cricket, Captain Spaulding, Wyldesyde19, KeyserCorleone, Takoma11, thracian dawg, honeykid, CosmicRunaway, aronisred, WHITBISSELL!, Mr Minio, edarsenal, Little Ash, gbgoodies, gandalf26, Iroquois, SpelingError, WrinkledMind, I_Wear_Pants, Sedai, Diehl40, sawduck, Okay, ChunkyMonkey, Loner, jiraffejustin, Austruck, Yoda, ApexPredator, CaptainT, Wooley, TheUsualSuspect, WBadger, Followthrough, sarah f, this_is_the_girl.

816 films were voted for, with many great films making the top 100 while a number of other films unfortunately missed the cut. However, keep in mind that, with so many good/great films from the 2010s, not every film could've made the top 100. Therefore, don't be disappointed if some of the films on your ballots don't make the countdown. Rather, take the opportunity to watch the films you haven't seen and look over the user ballots for recommendation at the end of this countdown.

As usual, while discussion is allowed and more than encouraged in this thread, make sure not to reveal your ballots before the countdown is over.

As many of you are aware, mark f passed away recently, so he sadly won't be joining us for this countdown and all future ones on this forum. While I didn't know him as well and as long as some of you did, I always liked him and found him to be a very interesting poster. His reviews/write-ups were always among the most well-written and insightful contributions to the countdown threads, so this thread obviously won't be the same without him. Fortunately, sarah f found a rough draft of his ballot and submitted it for this countdown. Therefore, mark f's ballot will be included and I'll be sure to list any films on his ballot which make the countdown as they come up. I'll also search the forum to see if I can find some reviews/write-ups he might have as well.


Hint Leaderboard (Final Rankings)

Each time you correctly guess a hint (and are the first person to do so), you'll receive a point.

rauldc14: 7
Torgo: 7

Apex Predator: 5
Chypmunk: 4
MovieMeditation: 4
KeyserCorleone: 2
Thief: 2
Citizen Rules: 1
Deschain: 1
Little Ash: 1
Burning: 1
Miss Vicky: 1
seanc: 1
Thursday Next: 1

The List

100. The Raid: Redemption (2011, Gareth Evans) 79 points
99. World of Tomorrow (2015, Don Hertzfeldt) 80 points
98. The Descendants (2011, Alexander Payne) 80 points
97. Room (2015, Lenny Abrahamson) 80 points
96. Hereditary (2018, Ari Aster) 80 points
95. The Man From Nowhere (2010, Lee Jeong-beom) 81 points
94. Captain America: Civil War (2016, Anthony Russo and John Russo) 81 points
93. It Follows (2014, David Robert Mitchell) 82 points
92. Anomalisa (2015, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson) 83 points
91. The Vvitch (2015, Robert Eggers) 83 points

90. A Separation (2011, Asghar Farhadi) 83 points
89. Jojo Rabbit (2019, Taika Waititi) 84 points
88. The Cabin in the Woods (2012, Drew Goddard) 85 points
87. The Artist (2011, Michel Hazanavicius) 88 points
86. 1917 (2019, Sam Mendes) 88 points
85. Deadpool (2016, Tim Miller) 88 points
84. Certified Copy (2010, Abbas Kiarostami) 88 points
83. Toy Story 3 (2010, Lee Unkrich) 88 points
82. The Martian (2015, Ridley Scott) 88 points
81. The Turin Horse (2011, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky) 89 points

80. The Handmaiden (2016, Park Chan-wook) 89 points
79. Avengers: Endgame (2019, Anthony Russo and John Russo) 89 points
78. The King's Speech (2010, Tom Hooper) 90 points
77. Spring Breakers (2013, Harmony Korine) 91 points
76. Shutter Island (2010, Martin Scorsese) 91 points
75. The Raid 2 (2014, Gareth Evans) 94 points
74. Knives Out (2019, Rian Johnson) 96 points
73. Hell or High Water (2016, David Mackenzie) 97 points
72. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010, Edgar Wright) 97 points
71. Ida (2013, Paweł Pawlikowski) 98 points

70. Easy-A (2010, Will Gluck) 99 points
69. Prisoners (2013, Denis Villeneuve) 99 points
68. Edge of Tomorrow (2014, Doug Liman) 102 points
67. Take Shelter (2011, Jeff Nichols) 102 points
66. Before Midnight (2013, Richard Linklater) 107 points
65. Gone Girl (2014, David Fincher) 107 points
64. Manchester by the Sea (2016, Kenneth Lonergan) 108 points
63. Spotlight (2015, Tom McCarthy) 108 points
62. Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins) 115 points
61. The Favourite (2018, Yorgos Lanthimos) 116 points

60. Joker (2019, Todd Phillips) 118 points
59. Inside Out (2015, Pete Docter) 119 points
58. Zero Dark Thirty (2012, Kathryn Bigelow) 119 points
57. The Hunt (2012, Thomas Vinterberg) 123 points
56. What We Do in the Shadows (2014, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement) 123 points
55. Nightcrawler (2014, Dan Gilroy) 123 points
54. Under the Skin (2014, Jonathan Glazer) 124 points
53. The Revenant (2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu) 125 points
52. The Shape of Water (2017, Guillermo del Toro) 127 points
51. Holy Motors (2012, Leos Carax) 128 points

50. Black Swan (2010, Darren Aronofsky) 128 points
49. Ex-Machina (2015, Alex Garland) 129 points
48. John Wick (2014, Chad Stahelski) 132 points
47. The Act of Killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, and Anonymous)
46. Logan (2017, James Mangold) 134 points
45. Midnight in Paris (2011, Woody Allen) 135 points
44. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh) 138 points
43. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese) 139 points
42. Dredd (2012, Pete Travis) 139 points
41. Melancholia (2011, Lars von Trier) 141 points

40. True Grit (2010, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen) 144 points
39. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, James Gunn) 145 points
38. Uncut Gems (2019, Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie) 150 points
37. Moonrise Kingdom (2012, Wes Anderson) 153 points
36. Sicario (2015, Denis Villeneuve) 156 points
35. Burning (2018, Lee Chang-dong) 163 points
34. Gravity (2013, Alfonso Cuarón) 165 points
33. Interstellar (2014, Christopher Nolan) 165 points
32. Boyhood (2014, Richard Linklater) 169 points
31. The Irishman (2019, Martin Scorsese) 170 points

30. Incendies (2010, Denis Villeneuve) 178 points
29. The Lighthouse (2019, Robert Eggers) 178 points
28. The Avengers (2012, Joss Whedon) 180 points
27. Django Unchained (2012, Quentin Tarantino) 186 points
26. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman) 191 points
25. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Céline Sciamma) 197 points
24. Silver Linings Playbook (2012, David O. Russell) 198 points
23. Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan) 202 points
22. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen) 206 points
21. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014, Alejandro González Iñárritu) 207 points

20. The Hateful Eight (2015, Quentin Tarantino) 208 points
19. Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) 209 points
18. Shoplifters (2018, Hirokazu Kore-eda) 210 points
17. Drive (2011, Nicolas Winding Refn) 212 points
16. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012, Don Hertzfeldt) 213 points
15. Phantom Thread (2017, Paul Thomas Anderson) 232 points
14. The Florida Project (2017, Sean Baker) 238 points
13. The Master (2012, Paul Thomas Anderson) 239 points
12. Arrival (2016, Denis Villeneuve) 256 points
11. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013, Martin Scorsese) 261 points

10. The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick) 277 points
9. Her (2013, Spike Jonze) 287 points
8. Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Denis Villeneuve) 292 points
7. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019, Quentin Tarantino) 293 points
6. The Social Network (2010, David Fincher) 296 points
5. La La Land (2016, Damien Chazelle) 309 points
4. Whiplash (2014, Damien Chazelle) 375 points
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014, Wes Anderson) 398 points
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, George Miller) 436 points
1. Parasite (2019, Bong Joon-ho) 521 points

One Pointers

As per tradition, I'll post the films which received only one point for this countdown. This would occur if only one person voted for a film and placed it at the end of their ballot (#25, generally). This time, we had 35 one pointers. Feel free to state whether you voted for one of these films (or you can have us guess as to which one it is).

Behemoth (2011)
Revenge (2017)
Microhabitat (2018)
Bliss (2019)
The Burden (2017)
Corn Island (2014)
Cheatin' (2014)
The Editor (2014)
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Cake (2014)

Ravening (2019)
A Royal Affair (2012)
The Retrieval 2014)
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Gifted (2017)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Ága (2018)
Teen Beach Movie (2013)
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Anton Chekhov's The Duel (2010)

The Colony (2019)
21 Jump Street (2012)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Upside Down (2012)
Greatful Dead (2013)
Nine Lives (2016)
Danny Collins (2015)
Nude Nuns With Big Guns (2010)
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017)
Kitbull (2019)

In Fabric (2018)
Antes que cante el gallo (2016)
Winter Brothers (2017)
Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
The Mill and the Cross (2011)

I am so pleased we were able to recover a ballot for Mark, and have him participate in one last countdown. This countdown is, without question, dedicated to his memory and his infectious love of cinema.

When Sarah sent me the ballot, I noticed it had just 24 films on it. He hadn't quite completed it. I invited either his daughter or wife to choose the last film, if they wanted, but Sarah said it was better left as-is. And I think she made the right choice.

It seems fitting that there is one empty spot on Mark's ballot, because there was always one more film to see. And I suspect, had he lived to be 100, that still would have been true.

Wait, so we get the one pointers today!?! That'd be cool. Then I'll have something to complain about
Has there ever been a time when you run out of things to complain about?

I almost never play the "one-pointer" game and try to get something obscure or silly listed. Having run a couple of these, it is amazing how often a single point will be the difference in making a title jump up a whole place or even make the list at all. I don't waste that possibility just for the sake of making this first page. Never really understood the appeal, honestly.

The only time I ever succumbed was for the animated countdown when I got Hugo the Hippo a mention. But overall...not my thing.

"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

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The truth is in here
First time I've made the one-pointers.

Danny Collins is an excellent Al Pacino movie. His more intimate films often seem to get overlooked, which is a shame since he does such a brilliant job in them. Every second of him onscreen here is a joy, and he creates a character who's wasted so much of his life, and feels like he has no idea where to go. But thanks to his charismatic and effortlessly likable performance he convinces us it's never too late to turn your life around for the better, and in turn makes for a film that is equal parts funny, heartwarming and inspiring. I strongly recommend all Pacino fans to give it a watch.

One of those 1 Pointers is mine. And no it's not a silly choice and no I didn't include it directly to make a 1 Pointer list. I think highly of the film and gave it a
when I reviewed it. It deserved to make the countdown, it's a solid movie. Which one is it, can you guess???

I almost never play the "one-pointer" game and try to get something obscure or silly listed. Having run a couple of these, it is amazing how often a single point will be the difference in making a title jump up a whole place or even make the list at all. I don't waste that possibility just for the sake of making this first page. Never really understood the appeal, honestly.

The only time I ever succumbed was for the animated countdown when I got Hugo the Hippo a mention. But overall...not my thing.

That's how I operate. If I genuinely really like an obscure film and think that #25 is the appropriate spot for it, I'll gladly do that, but I don't go out of my way to try and get one pointers.

And here we go..

The one-pointers I've seen and liked:

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
21 Jump Street
Iron Man 2

Pretty sure my #25 made the top 100.. it has a lot of beautiful women in it..

Aamis aka Ravening in mine.
It's NOT a Bollywood movie. It's an Assamese (as from the state of Assam - every state has its own movie industry) movie.

It is a beautiful but twisted, romantic movie with melodious music. Highly recommended.

Here's the trailer to tempt people to watch.