Home theater news is somewhat thin on the ground in this post-Black Friday lull, but we thought it might be worth a look at this assessment of the top 100 films of the 2010s, as compiled by review site Consequence of Sound. The press release could easily have been overlooked, but closer inspection reveals quite an intelligently-compiled list, even though the criteria for film selection isn’t made clear.
C of S says the Top 100 Films of the 2010s list represents a decade marked by the transition of film to the internet, but also a period delivering “defining” blockbuster hits like Mad Max: Fury Road, Inception and Moonlight. From a personal perspective, I was pleased to see Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure (2014) included in the mix at 57, as well as PTA’s beautifully-crafted Phantom Thread (2017) at 8, and last year’s nerve-jangling horror, Hereditary at 5. It would be good to hear your feedback below after reviewing the complete list here.
“Consequence of Sound picked one hell of a decade to get into film. The evolution of streaming, the rise of A24, horror’s blockbuster renaissance, and Disney playing Pac Mac across intellectual property — there are so many stories there,” shares Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Consequence of Sound Michael Roffman. “I feel this list of 100 films contains threads of all those narratives, if not more, and if you feel obliged to check any of them out, you’re going to experience some essential chapters of pop culture from this past decade. Historical context aside, this list also says everything you need to know about Consequence’s relationship to the film medium. We grew up worshipping genre films, so it’s only natural that we’d find ways to write about ’em. Well, we did, and the collection here is by hands down the best of the bunch released in the 2010s.”
Consequence of Sound also delves into specific genres and other media, with further lists on their website featuring Top 100 Songs, Top 25 Horror Movies, Top 100 Albums and Top 25 Film Scores.