2010's Best Movies: 10 Years Later

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Poll Closing Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020 00:00 (in 3 weeks)

Rankings come from the overall list of the top 1,000 films at They Shoot Pictures, Don't They.

THE ARBOR (Clio Barnard; UK) [#1204]
BLACK SWAN (Darren Aronofsky; USA) [#1640]
BLUE VALENTINE (Derek Cianfrance; USA) [#1818]
CERTIFIED COPY (Abbas Kiarostami; France-Italy-Belgium-Iran) [#1028]
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (Banksy; UK) [#1533]
FILM SOCIALISME (Jean-Luc Godard; Switzerland-France) [#1562]
INCEPTION (Christopher Nolan; USA-UK) [#1048]
MEEK'S CUTOFF (Kelly Reichardt; USA) [#1405]
MYSTERIES OF LISBON (Raúl Ruiz; Portugal-France) [#1031]
NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT (Patricio Guzmán; France) [#652]
THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher; USA) [#1021]
TOY STORY 3 (Lee Unkrich; USA) [#1111]
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Thailand) [#351]


Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:20 (five days ago) link

(Make that 10 years later.)

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:20 (five days ago) link

Voting for the good Joe

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:21 (five days ago) link

Inception???? Get the fuck out

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:21 (five days ago) link

write-in for Archipelago obv

imago, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:22 (five days ago) link

Haven't seen most of the films likely to be good on that list, Uncle Boonmee easily of the ones i have

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:22 (five days ago) link

Kiarostami and Godard and Weerasethakul will get 90% of the votes.

The Social Network. Biggest disappointment for me was Meek's Cutoff.

clemenza, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:23 (five days ago) link

Social Network is one of Fincher's better movies but i feel like as time has gone on it's clearly not nasty enough

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:33 (five days ago) link

Uncle Boonmee vs Certified Copy is an impossible choice for me.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:34 (five days ago) link

the concept of over-rated is obnoxious and wrong but god Toy Story 3 is stupidly over-praised like most Pixar of the last 10-15 years

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 13:37 (five days ago) link

(xpost) Maybe not towards Facebook itself--still relatively new when the film was made--and all that that has let loose on the world, but I think the portrayal of Zuckerberg is pretty harsh (helped by how essentially unlikaeble Eisenberg is as an actor--unlikeable ways that fit his best movies). I watch it once a year.

clemenza, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:39 (five days ago) link

"unlikeable in ways"

clemenza, Friday, 22 May 2020 13:40 (five days ago) link

yeah i do think it's a good film and the characters are all suitably unlikeable and i agree about Jesse E, maybe i'm only talking about hindsight

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:00 (five days ago) link

Blue Valentine's on Amazon (or Netflix?); not sure I want to watch it again.

I'm bored of voting for Certified Copy, so I may give Uncle Boonmee or ....Lisbon a vote.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:03 (five days ago) link

Oof, either Uncle Boonmee or The Arbor.

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 14:18 (five days ago) link

I don't know how many people here saw The Arbor? It's really fucking good and very very bleak.

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 14:20 (five days ago) link

i remember hearing Andrea Dunbar talking about it on the radio some years back? it sounded formally amazing and i still haven't seen it

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:22 (five days ago) link

actually it might've been Clio Barnard now i think about it

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:22 (five days ago) link

E - none of these

I'm bored of voting for Certified Copy

I'm getting in a meta fight with you at a trattoria rn.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:24 (five days ago) link

That Inception is as close as it is to being in the master list of the top 1,000 is only somewhat mitigated by the fact that the only two that ARE in are Boonmee and Nostalgia.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:24 (five days ago) link

a trattoria at 10:30 a.m.! That's the stuff.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:28 (five days ago) link

Tratt Drinking Feeling

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 14:28 (five days ago) link

i remember hearing Andrea Dunbar talking about it on the radio some years back? it sounded formally amazing and i still haven't seen it

― come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, May 22, 2020 3:22 PM (twenty-six minutes ago)

actually it might've been Clio Barnard now i think about it

― come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, May 22, 2020 3:22 PM (twenty-six minutes ago)

Ha, yes, unlikely to be Dunbar.

emil.y, Friday, 22 May 2020 14:52 (five days ago) link

grim lol yes sorry i got mixed up

come out you melts and bams (Noodle Vague), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:08 (five days ago) link

Certified Copy just annoyed me at the time, liked it least of all the Kiarostami I've seen by a long way, but I'm willing to give it another go. This is Joe by a mile tho

Inception the first time on the big screen blew my away but I was a younger man then and it really didn't stand up to one rewatch even back in the day

Also liked Nostalgia For The Light, Blue Valentine, Black Swan and The Arbor. Meek's Cutoff maybe my least favourite Reichardt but it's ok

or something, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:34 (five days ago) link

Uncle Boonmee vs Meek's Cutoff, went for the latter to give it a fighting chance. Only other one on the list I've seen is Black Swan, which was abysmal.

Alert! The virus lives (Matt #2), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:37 (five days ago) link

I think I prefer Certified Copy to Uncle Boonmee, but I'm more grateful the latter is something that exists in the world, so I voted for it.

Chris L, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:38 (five days ago) link

2010 movie that deserves to be here (certainly more than Blue Valentine): Another Year

Chris L, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:39 (five days ago) link

Here's where I admit that I like at least three other Joe pictures significantly better than the Palme winner.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:42 (five days ago) link

A solid, respectable selection of films that I just don't care that much about.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:24 (five days ago) link

(except Inception of course, whose inclusion here is indeed ludicrous)

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:25 (five days ago) link

I feel a strong regional affinity with The Arbor but also feel although it's quite moving there is something a bit underdeveloped about it, like it's a very good effort by a film student. Haven't been a big fan of subsequent Barnard movies either. But its still very good in comparison with a Banky doc and fucking Nolan droppings.

Probably Certified Copy by miles, it's one of them movies where I wasn't particularly in the mood for a sort of discursive essay about art movie but ended up fucking enjoying every minute of it!

calzino, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:32 (five days ago) link

My hot take here is that Inception was fun and no one has any business scoffing at its inclusion when there is some Banksy bullshit in there that's flying under the radar.

Matt DC, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:49 (five days ago) link

nostalgia for the light

flappy bird, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:51 (five days ago) link

Uncle Boonmee ftw.

Matt DC, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:51 (five days ago) link

the best thing I can say about Inception is that it inspired one hell of a classic Rick and Morty ep

calzino, Friday, 22 May 2020 16:53 (five days ago) link

good south park ep too!

sleight return (voodoo chili), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:55 (five days ago) link

Here's where I admit that I like at least three other Joe pictures significantly better than the Palme winner.

― Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 16:42 (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

I think I prefer 4 but it's still my favourite thing here

or something, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:31 (five days ago) link

all 5 of his main films are almost equally great imo, maybe I would rate them 1) Tropical Malady, Uncle Boonmee, and Cemetery of Splendor, 2) Blissfully Yours, 3) Syndromes and a Century

for me 2010 is between Mysteries of Lisbon and Uncle Boonmee

Dan S, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:50 (five days ago) link

I remember really liking Meek's Cutoff

Dan S, Friday, 22 May 2020 18:51 (five days ago) link

I think I rank them Malady > Syndromes > Cemetery > Boonmee > Blissfully

But I agree they're all within shouting distance of each other in quality.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 19:21 (five days ago) link

My hot take: Inception is a dog on fire.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 May 2020 19:31 (five days ago) link

I quite like to see the Ruiz someday

xyzzzz__, Friday, 22 May 2020 19:53 (five days ago) link

don't think I appreciated Certified Copy as much as the rest of you, there was a meta component to it that I wanted to like more than I did

but movies often seem very different to me when I watch them later so I'm interested in seeing it again

Dan S, Friday, 22 May 2020 23:34 (five days ago) link

recently watched Nostalgia For the Light, I loved the film's idea that archeologists and astronomers are connected in that they study the most elemental past

Dan S, Friday, 22 May 2020 23:47 (five days ago) link

where is morbius? would like to see him to post here

Dan S, Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:11 (four days ago) link

He's in the hospital at the moment, I'm sure he'd rather be here too.

herds of unmasked cletuses (WmC), Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:14 (four days ago) link

really hope he's ok

Dan S, Saturday, 23 May 2020 00:25 (four days ago) link

hi, Christopher Nolan made a movie about the unlimited power of the dreaming mind and it was 100% gray and involved nothing more fantastic than a grenade launcher and some Escher prints and that's all you need to know about him as an artist

— Gretchen Felker-Martin (@scumbelievable) April 24, 2018



Definitive Nolan take

What fash heil is this? (wins), Saturday, 23 May 2020 08:31 (four days ago) link

I'm telling you, when I saw Ghostbusters at the age of 8 in a full buzzing cinema, that was better than just watching it on the telly in our front room

or something, Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:52 (four days ago) link

yes, I guess in my past it was about the audience reaction, but that only seems to have been an experience I had when I was younger

Dan S, Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:53 (four days ago) link

if there is one thing that history teaches us it's that "the crowd" is such an intrinsic part of good art! I mean if it was movies of landed gentry getting liquidated to cheering crowds i'd take that. But fuck it when it is loud dickheads cheering a fucking Nolan movie

calzino, Saturday, 23 May 2020 23:57 (four days ago) link

"I'm telling you, when I saw Ghostbusters at the age of 8"

let's all remember Digby The Biggest Dog in the World and other Children's Film Foundation classics to remind us of when our mum used to use 50p sat morning matinees as de facto childcare and leave us in a crowded cinema with a load of paedos and weirdos nostalgia, to defend a very ropey allistic idea that watching movies should be a communal activity... absolute bollox mate!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:18 (three days ago) link

I say this as someone who watched Highlander on my own at an evening showing!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:22 (three days ago) link

Huh, doesn’t feel like Meek’s Cutoff came out ten years ago.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:25 (three days ago) link

I'm telling you, when I saw Ghostbusters at the age of 8"

let's all remember Digby The Biggest Dog in the World and other Children's Film Foundation classics to remind us of when our mum used to use 50p sat morning matinees as de facto childcare and leave us in a crowded cinema with a load of paedos and weirdos nostalgia, to defend a very ropey allistic idea that watching movies should be a communal activity... absolute bollox mate!

― calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:18 (eight minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Dear me you live in a very intense world

or something, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:29 (three days ago) link

as opposed to a world of bland acceptance?

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:37 (three days ago) link

where cheering a nolan movie is a formative experience? i give up .

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:39 (three days ago) link

Come on nobody is doing that here

or something, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:50 (three days ago) link

could have sworn someone just recently posted that a vociferous crowd adds to the experience of watching a Nolan movie

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 00:58 (three days ago) link

it's my own personal vision of hell and other posters might beg to differ, but I'm not making it up.

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:00 (three days ago) link

I admit that the crowd I saw Certified Copy with was gasping and hollering.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:30 (three days ago) link

lol!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:33 (three days ago) link

if my Dark Knight/Inception Nolan movie theater experiences involved people cheering the films on I didn't hear them because the music was way too deafening

Dan S, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:33 (three days ago) link

I was talking about experiences when I was young, seeing films like Carrie and Cries and Whispers with college crowds, watching Taxi zum Klo and early Haynes films at the Castro Theater, etc

Dan S, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:35 (three days ago) link

" when I saw it with a full crowd"

jesus what a fucking depressing concept of watching movies.. like a football match.

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:36 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

no I'm not on the wind up, just struggling to conceive of how lots of people in a cinema improves a movie experience .. it doesn't stack up with me I'm afraid.

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

if there is one thing that history teaches us it's that "the crowd" is such an intrinsic part of good art! I mean if it was movies of landed gentry getting liquidated to cheering crowds i'd take that. But fuck it when it is loud dickheads cheering a fucking Nolan movie

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:57 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

"I'm telling you, when I saw Ghostbusters at the age of 8"

let's all remember Digby The Biggest Dog in the World and other Children's Film Foundation classics to remind us of when our mum used to use 50p sat morning matinees as de facto childcare and leave us in a crowded cinema with a load of paedos and weirdos nostalgia, to defend a very ropey allistic idea that watching movies should be a communal activity... absolute bollox mate!

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:18 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I say this as someone who watched Highlander on my own at an evening showing!

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:22 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

as opposed to a world of bland acceptance?

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:37 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

where cheering a nolan movie is a formative experience? i give up .

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

could have sworn someone just recently posted that a vociferous crowd adds to the experience of watching a Nolan movie

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 8:58 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

it's my own personal vision of hell and other posters might beg to differ, but I'm not making it up.

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:00 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Psycho

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 04:17 (three days ago) link

Why would you take anything but the films into consideration?

― flappy bird, Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:30 PM (four hours ago)

well,

silby, Sunday, 24 May 2020 04:25 (three days ago) link

At first, at least

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 04:54 (three days ago) link

let's all remember Digby The Biggest Dog in the World and other Children's Film Foundation classics to remind us of when our mum used to use 50p sat morning matinees as de facto childcare and leave us in a crowded cinema with a load of paedos and weirdos nostalgia, to defend a very ropey allistic idea that watching movies should be a communal activity... absolute bollox mate!

― calzino, Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:18 AM (four hours ago)

one hell of a classic Rick and Morty ep

― calzino, Saturday, May 23, 2020 2:53 AM

Bleeqwot (sic), Sunday, 24 May 2020 04:56 (three days ago) link

When I saw Certified Copy a young woman in the audience gave a quiet but earnest “yay!” when Kiarostami’s name appeared. I thought it was endearing and it’s stuck with me.

Chris L, Sunday, 24 May 2020 05:41 (three days ago) link

(Opening credits, I should specify)

Chris L, Sunday, 24 May 2020 05:46 (three days ago) link

I was bit shitfaced last night but still maintain cheering/whooping/hollering in a cinema (unless it's an ovation for the director and cast during a festival type context) is animal behaviour for crass exhibitionists who should be told to shut the fuck up and turfed out by their ear if they don't!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 09:12 (three days ago) link

Works better for martial arts films than Kiarostami, I must say

while the city bleeps (Matt #2), Sunday, 24 May 2020 09:25 (three days ago) link

Nobody cheers in cinemas in uk is my experience. I have been to things where when the film finished the audience spontaneously gave it a round of applause (and not talking about festivals where the filmmakers are present) and it was fucking weird. A screening where everyone is a-hooting and a-hollering like they apparently do over there would feel v odd

What fash heil is this? (wins), Sunday, 24 May 2020 09:45 (three days ago) link

This thread should probably not be about Nolan so much but as people have said it’s “dumb fun” that is drab and long and pompous - to piggyback G F-M’s tweet it also tells you everything you need to know about him that he made a “realistic” batman and robin that was 3 hours long and made Robin just some anonymous cop but still ends with the “reveal” of him going “my name? It’s detective robin b. wonder” and everyone’s like “ah, truelly,, the thinking man’s action movie”

What fash heil is this? (wins), Sunday, 24 May 2020 09:52 (three days ago) link

This actually was during a festival and I could only hear it because I was nearby. It didn’t come off to me like performative behavior, which I’ve seen plenty of in theaters.

Chris L, Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:11 (three days ago) link

I was bit shitfaced last night but still maintain cheering/whooping/hollering in a cinema (unless it's an ovation for the director and cast during a festival type context) is animal behaviour for crass exhibitionists who should be told to shut the fuck up and turfed out by their ear if they don't!

― calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 bookmarkflaglink

Lol when the BFI re-opens you should be made it's director!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:53 (three days ago) link

The Dark Knight was really good. A clown blows up a hospital! How isn't that your idea of fun?!

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:56 (three days ago) link

Funny this has come up. Last night I watched the 2nd EP of Ricky and Morty which has a pisstake of Inception.

I think I only caught it on TV one night because people talked it up as a copy of Marienbad.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 24 May 2020 13:05 (three days ago) link

Classic r+m ep is that

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 13:13 (three days ago) link

I was bit shitfaced last night but still maintain cheering/whooping/hollering in a cinema (unless it's an ovation for the director and cast during a festival type context) is animal behaviour for crass exhibitionists who should be told to shut the fuck up and turfed out by their ear if they don't!


Psycho

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:08 (three days ago) link

Michael Bay has made good movies as well. Jesus christ

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:09 (three days ago) link

steady on

Bleeqwot (sic), Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:41 (three days ago) link

f b very much playing up to my ignorant brit imagining on what life is like in mainstream US society, where I imagine anyone who isn't obnoxiously loud and quick to participate in predictable crowd behaviour and generally annoying loudmouthed twaterry in a cinema is branded a commie or a psychopath and shunned by the baying mob! And then brings a gun the next time!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:52 (three days ago) link

...

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:47 (three days ago) link

Are you the new Turrican?

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:47 (three days ago) link

that is a low blow!

calzino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:48 (three days ago) link

very rude making fun of our endless frat party here in the USA

i will FP you and your entire family (rip van wanko), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:10 (three days ago) link

good to see the best movies poll getting deep into the oeuvre of auteurs Bay and Nolan

Children of Bo-Dom (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 24 May 2020 16:12 (three days ago) link

My grandpa (both of us scottish) gave me the impression that cinema in his youth was treated much like pantomine. Cheer when the goodies appear, hiss and boo when the baddies appear. Sounds awful but he loved it.

Sion Sono said he wanted film audiences to be like wrestling audiences and I don't see how that would work with his films. Maybe just a provocation for its own sake.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:01 (three days ago) link

Mixed feelings about Toy Story 3. I've never cared for the actual animation in Pixar but I think all 3 of the films are quite stirring all the same. Ken was hilarious and they really increased the morbid aspects of the toys-are-alive concept to torment children.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:07 (three days ago) link

Toy Story 3 is my least favourite of the four, but I'm enough of a Pixar fanboy that I voted for it anyway (had the Coens' True Grit been here, it would have been a different story).

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 May 2020 22:36 (three days ago) link

it's amazing how much the British infer from "full crowd"

flappy bird, Sunday, 24 May 2020 23:06 (three days ago) link

I think I only caught it on TV one night because people talked it up as a copy of Marienbad.

― xyzzzz__, Sunday, May 24, 2020

I can understand people seeing similarities in tone and in narrative confusion with Inception and Marienbad, and they both had annoying scores, but Last Year at Marienbad was so much more amazing

Dan S, Sunday, 24 May 2020 23:56 (three days ago) link

More beautiful conceptually and visually and more mysterious.

Different leagues imo

Dan S, Sunday, 24 May 2020 23:56 (three days ago) link

more like Last Year at Mariengood

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, 25 May 2020 00:01 (two days ago) link

Yes Dan agree - Marienbad is really good, except I also really like that organ grinding score which goes along with the tone it's striking. Also shows up this earlier post as clueless:

or as this wise-guy put it at the time

I get Nolan's mania about control and architecture but the best films about dreams have a much lighter touch and a greater sense of the surreal
― acoleuthic, Thursday, 11 November 2010 12:37 (nine years ago) bookmarkflaglink

― imago, Saturday, 23 May 2020 bookmarkflaglink

xyzzzz__, Monday, 25 May 2020 10:24 (two days ago) link

it's amazing how much the British infer from "full crowd"

― flappy bird, Monday, 25 May 2020 00:06 (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

If by "the British" you mean one particularly excitable British person then yeah sure

or something, Monday, 25 May 2020 10:58 (two days ago) link

more like Last Year at Mariengood

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Monday, May 25, 2020 2:01 AM (eleven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

^^ slept on and otm.

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 25 May 2020 11:57 (two days ago) link


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