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Favourite films of the decade

I was asked to choose my favourite film of the decade for Cineworld, which you can find here along with choices from other writers.

If you can’t tell from my last three blog posts (2019 favourites | 2019 films | Decade favourites), I love lists and stats. So I wanted to do something about film in the last decade. It was the decade I was 15-25, which feels significant. Obviously because of my age, I watched more films than ever and really fell in love with them. Over the last few weeks, I’ve worked out I roughly saw 732 2010-2019 U.K. Releases (more about the rules I use for counting films from different years), but some of those I watched within that year and others I’ve caught up on. With the exception of 2019.

It’s only an estimate, as I’m sure there’s a handful I’ve missed.

Out of 732, I chose 20 of my favourites that I would happily watch at any given moment, or recommend to people often. I love these films for no other reason than because I simply do.

20 favourites from the decade (in no particular order)

  • The Social Network
  • Booksmart
  • Lady Bird
  • True Grit
  • The Fighter
  • Submarine
  • Super 8
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Gone Girl
  • Before Midnight
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Paddington 2
  • The Big Sick
  • Moonlight
  • The Way, Way Back
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon
  • Get Out
  • The Martian

Honourable mentions from the last decade I loved a lot too that just missed out of the top 20:

  • Mindhorn
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • This Is The End
  • Drive
  • Arrival
  • Creed II
  • The Edge of Seventeen

Let me know your favourite films of the decade too.

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