New from Kevin Wozniak on Kevflix: Best of the 2010’s: Best of the Genres

The 2010’s have officially come to a close, which means it’s time to look back at the very best in movies of the last ten years.  Having just broke down my favorite movies and performances from each year (which you can find here) it is now time to culminate everything into more specific lists highlighting the absolute best of the decade.  To start, I am going to look back at the each movies from each genre, like animated, horror, and action.  I listed by top five favorite movies from each genre, followed by a small reasoning for the top spot.  Here are my picks for the best from each genre from the movies of the 2010’s.

 

 

 

 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE

  1. TOY STORY 3 (Lee Unkrich, 2010)
  2. INCREDIBLES 2 (Brad Bird, 2018)
  3. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
  4. THE LEGO MOVIE (Phil Lord and Chris Miller)
  5. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
  • A pair of Pixar sequels landed at the top, but Toy Story 3 has great themes, animation, comedy, and breaks my heart every single time I watch it.

 

 

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE 

  1. THE AVENGERS (Joss Whedon, 2012)
  2. AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Anthony and Joe Russo, 2019)
  3. SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD (Edgar Wright, 2010)
  4. WONDER WOMAN (Patty Jenkins, 2017)
  5. BLACK PANTHER (Ryan Coogler, 2018)
  • This was the decade of the MCU and while Endgame is a perfect finale to eleven years of movies, The Avengers really solidified the MCU was a juggernaut and is one of the most important movies of the decade.

 

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE 

  1. PARASITE (Bong Joon-Ho, 2019)
  2. SHOPLIFTERS (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2018)
  3. BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE) (Robin Campillo, 2017)
  4. PARADISE (Andrei Konchalovsky, 2016)
  5. COLD WAR (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018)

*I would like to confess that I have a lot of blind spots in this category, particularly the first half of the decade.*

  • Though this category has a lot of blindspots, I don’t know if anything would have beaten Bong Joon-Ho’s terrifically twisted look at class disparity.

 

 

BEST COMEDY

  1. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson, 2014)
  2. POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, 2016)
  3. ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (Quentin Tarantino, 2019)
  4. 21 JUMP STREET (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2012)
  5. THE NICE GUYS (Shane Black, 2016)
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel is the perfect combination of master filmmaking, brilliant writing, and non-stop laughs.

 

 

BEST ACTION FILM

  1. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Christopher McQuarrie, 2018)
  2. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller, 2015)
  3. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL (Brad Bird, 2011)
  4. FAST FIVE (Justin Lyn, 2011)
  5. JOHN WICK 2
  • Mad Max was a game-changer and Fast Five saved a franchise, but this decade belonged to Tom Cruise and the Mission: Impossible franchise, with Fallout coming out on top and being one of the greatest action films ever made.

 

 

BEST HORROR MOVIES

  1. HEREDITARY (Ari Aster, 2018)
  2. GET OUT (Jordan Peele, 2017)
  3. THE CONJURING (James Wan, 2013)
  4. THE WITCH (Robert Eggers, 2016)
  5. MIDSOMMAR (Ari Aster, 2019)
  • Not only is Hereditary a movie that still haunts my dreams to this day, but it is a deeply emotional, heartbreaking family drama.

 

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  1. LIFE ITSELF (Steve James, 2014)
  2. EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (Banksy, 2010)
  3. AMY (Asif Kapadia, 2015)
  4. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
  5. THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

*I would like to note that this is also a category with a lot of blindspots.  I’ll be better this decade.*

  • Roger Ebert is the film critic I looked up to the most and Steve James’ documentary is a beautiful and moving tribute to the legend.

 

 

BEST MUSICAL

  1. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
  2. POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, 2016)
  3. LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle, 2016)
  4. A STAR IS BORN (Bradley Cooper, 2018)
  5. THE MUPPETS (James Bobin, 2011)
  • The Coen Brothers masterful look at a struggling folk singer features some of the best songs of the decade.

 

 

UNDERRATED

(Movies I liked more than everyone else)

  1. CLOUD ATLAS (Lilly and Lana Wachowski, 2012)
  2. POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone, 2016)
  3. GLASS (M. Night Shyamalan, 2019)
  4. SPRING BREAKERS (Harmony Korine, 2013)
  5. HAIL, CAESAR! (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2016)
  • The Wachowski’s are some of the most disrespected filmmakers working today and Cloud Atlas is as epic and ambitious as movies got in the 2010’s.

 

 

OVERRATED

(Movies everyone else liked more than me)

  1. LOGAN (James Mangold, 2017)
  2. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick, 2011)
  3. LADY BIRD (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
  4. WAR HORSE (Steven Spielberg, 2011)
  5. DALLAS BUYERS CLUB(Jean-Marc Vallée, 2013)
  • All of these movies have things that I liked, but everyone gushing about Logan and ranking it as one of the best comic book movies ever is a bit of a reach, especially with a really rough first two acts.

 

 

 

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