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.

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Martin Dew



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And... you have to click the next page after every 10 choices.

Martin can you just list the top 100?

Martin Dew

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Nov 1, 2017
United Kingdom
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Martin Dew
Here's the list:
  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. The Social Network
  3. Moonlight
  4. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  5. Hereditary
  6. The Act of Killing
  7. Under the Skin
  8. Phantom Thread
  9. The Handmaiden
  10. Inception
  11. Inside Out
  12. Blade Runner 2049
  13. Bridesmaids
  14. Get Out
  15. The Tree of Life
  16. Boyhood
  17. 12 Years a Slave
  18. Tangerine
  19. Green Room
  20. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  21. Dunkirk
  22. The Invitation
  23. Call Me By Your Name
  24. Son of Saul
  25. Logan
  26. The Wolf of Wall Street
  27. France Ha
  28. OJ: Made in America
  29. 45 Years
  30. Zero Dark Thirty
  31. A Separation
  32. Her
  33. Inside Llewyn Davis
  34. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
  35. Carol
  36. Fruitvale Station
  37. Before Midnight
  38. Looper
  39. The Babadook
  40. BlackkKlansman
  41. Silver Linings Playbook
  42. Melancholia
  43. Shirkers
  44. The Revenant
  45. Inherent Vice
  46. Jackie
  47. Exit Through the Gift Shop
  48. Amour
  49. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  50. Nightcrawler
  51. Cold War
  52. Moneyball
  53. Roma
  54. Leviathan
  55. Young Adult
  56. First Reformed
  57. Force Majeure
  58. American Honey
  59. Baby Driver
  60. Amy
  61. La La Land
  62. Spring Breakers
  63. Annihilation
  64. Drive
  65. 13th
  66. Toni Erdmann
  67. Shoplifters
  68. What We Do in the Shadows
  69. Paterson
  70. Midsommar
  71. Nocturama
  72. Good Time
  73. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  74. Phoenix
  75. Blue Valentine
  76. The Interrupters
  77. The Master
  78. The Tale
  79. Your Name
  80. Burning
  81. Manchester by the Sea
  82. Eighth Grade
  83. Parasite
  84. Sing Street
  85. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  86. The Trip
  87. Columbus
  88. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  89. Attack the Block
  90. Lady Bird
  91. Elle
  92. The Wind Rises
  93. A Ghost Story
  94. Krisha
  95. The Favorite
  96. Kubo and the Two Strings
  97. Her Smell
  98. The Raid 2
  99. Gone Girl
  100. mother!


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Sep 8, 2009
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My top 5 or more for each year of the decade to make a top 50+ list for the decade....

2010: Shutter Island, The King's Speech, Robin Hood, Toy Story 3, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I, True Grit
2011: War Horse, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II, Hugo, The Tree of Life, Samsara, Super 8
2012: Lincoln, Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Anna Karenina, Looper
2013: The Great Gatsby, 42, Gravity, Frozen, Belle, Counsellor
2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Unbroken, Boyhood, Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Theory of Everything, The Fault in Our Stars
2015: Inside Out, Spotlight, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Force Awakens, The Danish Girl, The Martian, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Hateful Eight
2016: Rogue One, Kubo and the Two Strings, Silence, Fences, Hidden Figures, Sully, Hacksaw Ridge
2017: The Last Jedi, The Man Who Invented Christmas, The Shape of Water, Call me By Your Name, Marhsall, Goodbye Christopher Robin, The Post, It
2018: Blackkklansman, Incredibles 2, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Papillion, Welcome to Marwen, Winchester, Spiderverse
2019 so far: Us, Tolkien, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, Dumbo, The Goldfinch, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, It: Chapter 2, Midsommar,

French Creek

Dec 3, 2019
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I disagree. Going over that list I would easily rate more than 30 of them as excellent.

And I agree with #1
I disagree. Going over that list I would easily rate more than 30 of them as excellent.

And I agree with #1
If you believe that many of the films listed are excellent, you are surely entitled to that observation. My point is that the top movies of many previous decades are far better.

French Creek

Dec 3, 2019
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I think you are very much right, TravisR, because they are the product of their generation and it's movies, the contemporaneous criticism of those films, and the limitations of their expectations. But people who love film will watch as many movies from 9 decades ago as those made today - as well as those made in the decades between. It all comes down to why one watches movies, I guess. If anyone thinks the movies from the decade under discussion are tops, more power to them.

Martin Dew

HTF News Editor
Nov 1, 2017
United Kingdom
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Martin Dew
Although where the hell is my number 2 Gravity?
Agree, I was surprised not to see Gravity in there at all - an easy top 10 pick for me. I also thought Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation has proven to be the best of the series so far, and I particularly liked Under the Shadow and Thomas Vinterberg's often overlooked Far from the Madding Crowd.
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