Welcome to Part 3 of The Decade’s Best: 2010-19 – #50-#26.
Another decade gone, another great decade of films. I’ve, insanely, decided to write up my top 100 best films of the last ten years. That’s 2010 to 2019, when I watched 1,264 movies (thanks Letterboxd!), of which I considered about 200 for this list. The top 25 or so was easier to sort out than the bottom 25, with a number of films missing out that I wish I could have squeezed in.
This was a list built on re-watches, filmmaking excellence, nostalgia, gut feelings, and just sheer enjoyment. I’m a favorite = best kind of guy, so even if I found something to be technically exquisite, but it didn’t affect me, it’s not going to probably end up on this list. That doesn’t mean all of these films are pure popcorn entertainment, though you’ll find plenty of that on my list, I have arthouse entries, dramas, action, sci-fi, mostly english language films, and a lack of comedies. Which I think says a lot about that genre as of late.
If you’ve been subscribed to our podcast, you might have noticed a few episodes based on The Decade’s Best (found here). I did this for the last decade too, with three list entries, 100-66, 65-33, and 32-1, but as time passes, so do feelings, so I reorganized that list to more current moods (00-09 Revisited vs. 00-09 Original). Which brings me to the weird thing about these lists, what I feel today will probably be different in another decade. Which I think is really interesting! If you compare those two 00-09 lists you will see some wild disparities. Take my #1 film from that decade today (and my current #1 of all-time!), Fantastic Mr. Fox; I placed it at #54! How is that possible? In fact, 11 of the top 20 have been swapped out from the original list.
So why should you care about this list order? Well, you shouldn’t. But what I do think is that all 100 of these films are well worth your time! They are all GREAT in my book. Your book? Only one way to find out! So with that, on to the list!
Here Are The Other Entries In The Decade’s Best:
Part 1: #101 – #76
Part 2: #75 – #51
Part 4: #25 – #1
#50 – #26
50. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) / Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
My first cheat of the list happens at the halfway point. Christopher McQuarrie’s two entries feel of a piece in the Mission: Impossible franchise, they are also the two best entries in the series. McQuarrie has put together everything that was great about the previous four entries and then added on top of that with the addition of two great new characters in Ilsa Faust and Solomon Lane. The stunts continue to be unreal (even if Brad Bird’s Ghost Protocol still probably claims the top stunt from this series decade, and a film that I very easily could have put on this list as well) and Tom Cruise is at his best in blockbuster mode as Ethan Hunt. I can’t wait to see what McQuarrie does with his back to back entries they are filming this year, he used Fallout to put a bit of a button on the series and all of its relationships, while leaving some tantalizing threads in the wind to move forward (hello, Vanessa Kirby!). Also, Henry Cavil gives Philip Seymour Hoffman a run for his money as best villain in the franchise, right along with Sean Harris. I hope the next two can be paired up on the next Decade’s Best list.
Most Insane Tom Cruise Fact: The dude learned to fly a fucking helicopter in like 6 weeks, crazy.
49. Skyfall (2012)
The best of the Craig Bond’s (and let’s be honest here, the best I’ve seen, since I am only in on Goldeneye on), even if I have a soft spot for Quantum of Solace, Skyfall’s filmmaking is just impeccable. It’s so good, it truly is baffling how Spectre barely worked at all. Craig’s scraggly crawl back to his 00 status is played to perfection, Roger Deakins camerawork is incredible and Javier Bardem is the best villain of the decade? He’s certainly having the most fun, and he sends Bond down a twisted path that even earns some pathos with how every shakes out with M. Throw in some solid Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw and you have an MI6 team you can dream about. Man, they really fucked up with Spectre. What the hell happened, Mendes? Still, I’m not going to hold it too much against him, he did deliver us this gem.
Rank The Craig Bond Films: Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale,………….Spectre
48. Isle of Dogs (2018)
Wes Anderson’s second effort at stop motion is nearly as charming as his first. An ode to boy meets dog stories everywhere, Anderson finds a way to incorporate his influences and style into a world that still feels very much his own. Anderson and stop motion are a match made in heaven, having control over every inch of the frame, but one could argue he might have even found a way to achieve this level of specificity in his live action work as well. Any dog lover will have their heart strings pulled at here, as we follow Chief’s evolution from junk island dog to boy’s best friend, while Anderson fans will find all of his sensibilities on full display. An utterly gorgeous film as well, Isle of Dogs will only continue to grow in estimation I’m sure, both by the general public and in my own heart. A stop-motion 1-2 at the top of my Wes Anderson rankings, I could see it!
Which Dog Are You Taking Home?: I’d be hard pressed not to take home Oracle, but if I could talk to the dog, Jeff Goldblum’s Duke gets my leash.
47. Shame (2011)
Steve McQueen’s second feature, and second collaboration with star Michael Fassbender, sucks you in and doesn’t let go for the length of its runtime. Fassbender plays a sex addicted New York hot shot, who has a crisis of consciousness when his estranged sister re-enters his life. The film unflinchingly looks at the way men think they can treat women, and holds Fassbender’s Brandon more and more accountable as he tries to be something different. The film doesn’t judge or shame, it simply captures the turmoil in Brandon’s life as he agonizes over what the next step in his life is going to be. Carey Mulligan pops in and out as the aforementioned sister and is incredible, of course, but her rendition of New York New York is one of the more haunting sequences you’ll see in a movie. The moment turns the film and Brandon on it’s head, and it’s mesmerizing to watch Fassbender stew in all of the confusion. A great, great performance. Not for everyone, but this dark character study won me over.
Most Expected Reveal?: Fassbender certainly has BDE, know that has been confirmed.
46. A Bigger Splash (2015)
Luca Guadagnino is a director I’ve enjoyed every time out (I Am Love being my first taste of his work), but this is the only entry from this decade that made my list (Suspiria was this close). A Bigger Splash is mostly a hang out movie, beautiful people vacationing in an Italian villa, until it isn’t. Tilda Swinton stars as a Bowie-esque rock star who has to conserve her voice, so doing the talking for her is her boyfriend Matthias Schoenaerts. Well, actually, he doesn’t talk all that much either, but Ralph Fiennes does! God damn is Fiennes great in this movie, he comes in at an 11 and leaves at an 11, all while delivering an amazing Emotional Rescue dance number in the middle of it all. His chemistry is electric with all three of his counter-parts, with the so far unmentioned Dakota Johnson just quietly sneaking up on you before wowing you in the end. The whole film feels that way, finding laughs and tension whenever it wants, while it comes together into something unexpected. An underseen and underrated work.
Most Underrated Actress Of The Decade: Dakota Johnson has been great in pretty much everything I’ve seen her in, and I have a huge crush, why is she not more well regarded as one of our great actresses? Crush aside.
45. Never Let Me Go (2010)
Mark Romanek took Alex Garland’s adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel and gave this low key sci-fi work a grounded and lived in reality that feels like it could be our future. The film loses a bit of the mystery element when you re-watch it, losing a bit of its power, but the fact that it is still in the Top 50 should show you how effective the movie is. Carey Mulligan is great as our lead Kathy, who guides her counterparts to completion, and, well, I don’t know if I want to tell you much more beyond that. Keira Knightley plays against type as the best friend you hate, while Andrew Garfield’s wide-eyed Tommy is often heartbreaking. Speaking of heartbreaking, Domhnall Gleeson and Andrea Riseborough pop up in the middle segment of the movie and my most recent re-watch made me realize how beautiful and sad their little story is in the middle of this main love triangle. This continues the trend in this section of underseen greatness. Let Romanek make another movie!
Andrea Riseborough Is A Human Chameleon Case 2045: That was Andrea Riseborough!
44. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tomas Alfredson’s follow up to Let The Right One In is almost equally as great as that breakthrough effort. Adapting a John le Carré novel, the film trusts its audience more than any film I can remember. Whole plot lines rollout over a couple of brief scenes with only a couple of looks to tell you what just happened. Not that this is confusing, it’s just ultra efficient. Subsequent viewings only enhance the experience, but even on a first take I was blown away by this twisted spy game tale. Alfredson’s cast can go toe to toe with any other film on this list, with Colin Firth maybe being my favorite of the bunch? Tom Hardy’s Ricki Tarr has a great little short film in the middle of all of this Control drama, while Gary Oldman was more deserving of an Oscar for this than the one he ultimately won. The best spy film of the decade, I’ll take twisty games like this over an action epic anyday.
Could I Make A Good Spy?: I’d like to think I would be as cool as Firth, but I’d probably be much more of a wreck ala Cumberbatch here.
43. Annihilation (2018)
Alex Garland’s second feature tops his first. Sticking with the sci-fi genre and engaging in thought provoking exercises through his script, the world he gets to play in is much bigger and weirder than that of Ex Machina. Annihilation is full of fucked up imagery and unsettling mood. The fucking bear, the fucking pool, the fucking video of what happened early in the pool… Natalie Portman is a stoic center as we head down a path where anything can happen, before getting to a completely unpredictable finale that is a hypnotic visual and aural experience. I movie that blew me away, and one that you can never really capture that first time experience again, the film still works pretty damn well on second viewing at home. Only complaint, could have used a bit more Oscar Isaac, but what couldn’t.
Could I Win A Dance Off With My Alien Doppelganger? Game. Set. Match for Doppelganger.
42. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
After the disappointment of Infinity War, I didn’t know what to expect from Endgame. It actually being an ending was most intriguing, but I wasn’t prepared for just how well this worked as an ending to the MCU as we’ve known it. The mood is dower, the laughs are plenty, and the film has the stakes that the series never had before this. The film also looks incredible, every dollar is up on the screen, and while the finale as a whole isn’t quite the most epic thing I’ve ever seen, Cap + Hammer was the most gyrating I’ve done in a theater this decade; well, maybe a scene later on down the line might top that. Everyone in the cast is giving their best work in their roles, the evolution of The Hulk is kind of perfect, and they leave all of the characters off almost exactly where they should be. This feels like the end of Cap and Tony’s story, and they nailed that, I couldn’t ask for much else from this movie.
Most Shocking Beat: Did Thor just chop Thanos’ head off? Yes, we’ve confirmed this by showing it on Gamora replay later on in the movie. Avengers, you know, for kids!
41. First Reformed (2018)
No film has risen so quickly in my estimation as this one has in just a short amount of time, but Paul Schrader’s crisis of faith and planet meditation can’t get out of your head. The film is terrifying when it considers our future, and we all feel like Pastor Toller as he tries to wrap his head around our climate crisis. Toller is played marvelously by Ethan Hawke, who’s never been better, and he navigates Toller’s quickly stacking of crisis in his life with believable calm and unease all at the same time. Schrader’s script is perfect, while his direction quietly captures Hawke’s emotions at every turn. This movie will only keep climbing I’d imagine, though it might be hard to pop this one back in the Blu-ray player soon, as the subject matter can rattle your world view; as it should.
Most Strangely Appetizing Drink: Whiskey and Pepto Bismol has never looked better, and I don’t drink or have stomach cancer.
40. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Drew Goddard’s feature debut alongside a script he co-wrote with Joss Whedon is a fun and hilarious dissection of the horror genre and every troupe you find in them. In fact, it almost feels like a Dewey Cox sort of move, where if any movie that has come out sense earnestly does one of the moves this film makes fun of, it should instantly, probably, be considered a bad movie. The casting is excellent, the kills are fun and the control room atmosphere is ingenious. But what puts this film so high up on this list is it’s absolutely bonkers finale. It introduces a concept late in the film that makes you go, “If they did that, that would be awesome, but there is no way they could ever pull that off.” And then they do it, and pull it all off. It’s an orgy of violence and hilarity, culminating in a brilliant fuck you to the old guard of horror. A loving homage, while also being incredibly original, The Cabin in the Woods is about as much fun as you can have at a horror movie.
Most Unbelievably Perfect Payoff: Merman, that’s it, that’s the one.
39. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Wes Anderson again, he’s one of my favorites, and his first live action effort after the liberation and pivot of Fantastic Mr. Fox feels like phase two of his career. Like the film before it and ever since, his frames feel like you’ve been fully transferred into Anderson’s brain. His ensemble is as impressive as ever, adding a number of new faces, but his young love couple at the middle deliver deadpan comedic gold from start to finish. Suzy and Sam are adorable, awkward and irresistible leads, you can’t help but root for them on this silly adventure through the wilderness and into their hopes and dreams of a new future. Ed Norton and Bruce Willis shine as sad men who can’t quite figure life out, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand are the most depressing couple imaginable, while Tilda Swinton and Harvey Keitel both swoop in and try to steal the show. Moonrise Kingdom never loses its charm and stands strong in Wes Anderson’s second tier of films (there are only two tiers, and every film in tier two is an A- or stronger, I love this guy).
Would You Be Willing To Get In That Tree House?: Nope, not once, not ever. Look at that thing, there is no way that’s stable.
38. Magic Mike (2012) & Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Magic Mike was a huge hit when it came out, but it was not the movie that the audience went to see it were expecting. A guys hang out movie with a couple of strip scenes, the ladies wanted more, but what we got was an interesting examination of the American Dream and how the economics of a downturn in the economy can make the world a lot harder than it needed to be. Channing Tatum proved his chops as more than a dancing pretty face (even if he is still plenty of that), while Matthew McConaughey delivers, arguably, a top 5 performance of the decade. What’s funny is Magic Mike XXL delivered the sexy man meat show the ladies wanted the first time around, but nobody showed up this time. They missed out on a sex positive road movie that is still about guys hanging out, except they empower women wherever they go through their love and appreciation of their beings. Oh, and the finale at the stripper convention might be the most pure twenty minutes of cinema that Steven Soderbergh has ever been a part of? I know he was “retired”, but he shot and edited this thing, and it is glorious.
Best Needle Drop By A Stripper: Big Dick Richie’s NIN’s “Closer” dance was cinematic perfection.
37. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
The best stand alone feature in the MCU, this is where I fell in love with Chris Evans as Captain America. I wasn’t even a big fan of First Avenger on initial viewing (I’ve come to appreciate it quite a bit), but after Whedon recalibrated Cap into a man out of time in The Avengers, The Winter Soldier took all of that to another level. The action in this film still stands as the best in the MCU and I think that might be because it is mostly practical? Pairing up Cap with Natasha was also a brilliant move, giving that character a depth and playfulness that would run between these two all the way through to the aforementioned Endgame. Every set piece is great, even if the big CGI’ness of the finale feels out of place compared to everything that came before it. Throw in a game Robert Redford and the ability to somehow make us care about Bucky and Cap’s relationship so strongly, this felt like the first time that the MCU was starting to feel like one big story. I’ve been hooked ever since.
Best Use Of An Elevator: Cap kicking the crap out of ten dudes in an elevator will be the action scene the Russo Brothers will be chasing to top their whole career.
36. Moonlight (2016)
Barry Jenkins triptych tale about Chiron’s evolution as a man is compelling from start to finish. Watching it the first time I was rapt, but I was always waiting for something awful to happen. Not that there aren’t a couple of shocking, headshaking moments along the way, but I wasn’t prepared for the finale to be so empathetic and loving as it was. It took a rewatch to full take in that sequence of the film, as Trevante Rhodes and André Holland are absolutely electric with one another. That’s not to shake a stick at the other Chirons, as Ashton Sander and Alex Hibbert are almost equally great as teen and young Chiron, respectively. Jenkins’ camera is beautifully framed at every turn, while his cast doesn’t have a false beat. This movie is one I’ve only seen twice, but I expect my appreciation to only continue to grow.
The Overlooked Cast Member: I feel like Janelle Monae never got the credit she deserved in this movie, she pops up for only a couple scenes, but her maternal instincts are so key to Chiron’s growth and she always felt like the last actor to catch any praise.
35. Free Solo (2018)
This documentary is on this list because it captures one of the greatest human feats in all of history. The filmmaking is truly incredible and it is all assembled into a taut and tense thrill ride that will make your hands sweat even if you know the outcome. But, the film is also on this list because we care about the odd duck doing the climbing, Alex Honnold. Honnold is probably an undiagnosed person on the autism spectrum, but he has taken the attributes that come with the designation and turned them almost into a super power as he has the memory and lack of fear needed to do something like this because of it. Honnold is such a character, and watching him interact with the world around him is almost as compelling as his legendary climb. Seriously though, how the hell did he do this? I hope love saves this guy from falling to his death one day, I really don’t think he can top this feat, and I hope he realizes that. Free Solo is the closest you will ever get to doing something as crazy as this in real life.
Highest I Would Climb Without A Rope: Twenty feet? Maybe? On A Ladder.
34. Unsane (2018)
Steven Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors, and I loved this experimental iPhone feature that also just so happens to be a perfect genre exercise. I wouldn’t change a second of this movie, as it mixes paranoia with stalker horror in a way that is a fun thrill ride the way the best thrillers feel. Claire Foy convincingly busts out of her Queen persona to play a women that is painted as crazy even as all hell breaks loose around her. The film is the everyday horror of being a woman turned to 11 and twisted into genre exercise that feels effortless. This was so quickly dismissed by everyone, I don’t know what movie they were watching. This movie blew me away in the theater and I haven’t revisited since.
More Claire Foy Please: I feel like she has been underappreciated, on The Crown and onward, she’s one of our great young actresses people, lets treat her like it! (Looks up that we have her scheduled to play Cumberbatch’s wife in a period movie…*shakes head*)
33. A Ghost Story (2017)
David Lowry’s little experiment turned into something profound and made watching a guy under a sheet compelling for ninety minutes. Casey Affleck is under that sheet, and he somehow conveys the emotions we know this Ghost is feeling as he watches time pass him by in the house that he can never seem to leave. He has unfinished business, but I’m not really sure he quite knows what that is. He never speaks once under the sheet, though he didn’t speak much before that, but the film’s passage of time and the falling back in on itself is compelling enough all on it’s own. A lost love story, a meditation on boredom, an inspection into the ever creeping oppression of time and death, A Ghost Story can get you thinking about a whole lot without almost any dialogue. It’s a bizarre movie to recommend to someone, but just know that the pie scene is supposed to be boring, so you can extrapolate that feeling times infinity if you were in the Ghost’s shoes.
Hope If I’m Forced To Be A Ghost: I gain enough of an ability to interact with the remote to watch Netflix.
32. Ida (2014)
Paweł Pawlikowski got a lot of attention a couple years ago for his film Cold War, but this entry this decade was the superior film. Both shot in beautiful black and white photography, every frame masterfully assembled, but Ida’s story resonated with me in how it navigated a tale from the past but feels entirely modern in its storytelling. Add on an incredibly unique story about a soon to be confirmed nun that discovers a past that she couldn’t have possibly imagined, that turns into a tragic unearthing of a country’s past, Pawlikowski packs so much into 80 minutes. Agata Trzebuchowska is stoic at its center, but Agata Kulesza comes in like a wrecking ball and leaves nothing standing in her path. Another underseen and undervalued gem, this one will surprise you.
Most Beautiful Film Of The Decade?: You’d be hard pressed to find many films that can top Pawlikowski’s work here, it’s at least in the top 10?
31. Killing Them Softly (2012)
Andrew Dominik’s follow up to The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford takes on the crime genre with an ‘08 financial anxiety twist, all in a taught ninety minutes. Brad Pitt is the sort of lead of this tale, and he is quietly menacing in a way that he has really come to be great at. Everyone in the film, you could argue, is delivering top 3 performances of their career work, with Ray Liotta being the standout of the crew. His character, Markie, has the most interesting arc in the film, and the way he plays the tragic downturns for him is just so damn good. Ben Mendelsohn is also so great as the spaced out Russell who pairs wonderfully against a delightfully twitchy Scoot McNairy. James Gandolfini also comes in and throws 102, before leaving almost as quickly. This movie just gets better and better. It’s look at capitalism still feels prescient, ever timely and that final beat of the movie sums up the real American dream in one line. Capitalism is bad, people.
Seriously, People: Go watch this fucking movie, it’s perfect!
30. Green Room (2016)
Jeremy Saulnier’s punk rock nightmare was trying to remind us Nazi’s are bad before the alt-right came to prominence, this insane idea for a thriller unfolds as a band tries to stay alive after seeing some shit they weren’t supposed to. Another film on this list that I wouldn’t change a thing about, I’m afraid to watch it again in fear that it might ruin the perfect theater experience. One of Anton Yelchin’s last performances, you are reminded why his death was such a great loss to the acting community here. He plays the insanity of the scenario pitch perfect, as does everyone around him, but he is a real stand out from the core band. Patrick Stewart is also delightfully menacing as the leader of the neo-Nazi group, in a role that you didn’t know he had in him. The violence is shocking, the twists will keep you off balance, and the back and forth of the competing factions feels earned. Maybe I will finally pop Green Room in again, you should if you’ve never seen it.
Grossest Death: Too many to choose from, but mauled by dogs seems rough. Poor Maybe.
29. Moneyball (2011)
Another grower on this list, Bennett Miller’s adaptation of Michael Lewis’ book about sabermetrics doesn’t seem like it should work on paper, but the film’s genius is centering this story around the General Manager that found the most success with these statistics early on, Billy Beane. Oh, also having Brad Pitt to play him wasn’t a bad idea either. Pitt is just incredible as Beane, a subtle and nuanced turn on top, brooding and restless underneath, Pitt’s Beane is one of the coolest cookies you’ll find in the movies. Throw in a great right hand man in Jonah Hill’s Peter Brand for Pitt to bounce off of, and the movie never has a dull moment. Miller also makes Beane’s journey moving, you feel for this guy as he learns to feel himself, all while making us care about a series of baseball games that didn’t really matter? I mean, the streak was great and all, but the team didn’t get it done in the playoffs. The film did make the most out of everything and everyone involved though, and that’s all that mattered.
Most Lasting Impact Of This Movie On The MLB: Every GM probably saw this movie and thought, yeah, I’m just like Brad Pitt! They were all wrong.
28. Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
When Rian Johnson was set to do Episode 8, before we had seen any of the new Star Wars movies, I was firmly on the record that there was the most potential for his film to be one of the best Star Wars movies. I was right. The Last Jedi firmly sits in my top 3 Star Wars movies with A New Hope and The Empire Strike Back. The evolution of Rey and Kylo Ren’s relationship is what makes this film the most special. The force connection and the relationship they are able to build through it culminates in possibly my favorite moment in Star Wars history. The throne room team up is probably the most excited I’ve ever been in a movie theater? I thought this might happen, but when it did I couldn’t contain myself. Then, Johnson flips the script on your hopes in dreams in a way that makes perfect narrative sense. That also sets up the epic final battle of Luke Skywalker, which Rian Johnson makes so memorable because he gets the best performance out of Mark Hamill to date. I love The Last Jedi, it blazed a new path forward for Star Wars to take, I hope we get more films like it in the franchise going forward.
How Can I Forget Poe Dameron: The opening sequence with Poe Dameron taking on a dreadnaught on his own is the best space sequence in Star Wars.
27. The Lobster (2016)
Yorgos Lanthimos gets on this list for a third time, with this brilliant satire of romance and relationships. Playing to the extremes of both ends of the spectrum, he paints a portrait of how real love needs to be somewhere in the middle. Oh, he also wraps all of this around the insane idea that if you can’t find a partner you will be turned into an animal of your choosing. It only gets weirder from there, but Lanthimos’ deadpan script is some damn funny, made all the more so by an incredibly game cast and another great turn by Colin Farrell. He is so sad and pathetic, quiet and reserved, but you can just see Farrell letting a little bit of David’s real self poking through all of these faces the competing societies are forcing you to put on. Lanthimos never stops to spell out how this world got to be the way it is, you just sort of go along for the ride, but it is the relationships that really matter her, and David and Rachel Weisz’s “Short Sighted Woman” somehow form a bond that we can root for. The ending might be a bit dark and pessimistic, but love can make some people crazy, is that better than being a wild animal the rest of your life?
What Animal Would I Turn Myself Into? Sea Otter seems like a pretty chill life…
26. The Avengers (2012)
It might seem crazy all these years later, but The Avengers was considered a HUGE risk when it was coming out. Something like this had never been done before, but Kevin Fiege clearly knew what he was doing as he built towards this crossover event that seems inevitable every few years in the MCU nowadays. Joss Whedon’s script is a big part of what makes this film work so well. An often hilarious globe trotting adventure, Whedon finds a way to give not only everyone a big moment or three, but also finds great ways at every turn to have these big personalities interact with one another. The whole sequence from when the Avengers step on to the helicarrier to when it goes down is, arguably, one of the best runs in any comic book movie to date. The dialogue, the jokes, the back and forths, the action, Thor vs. Hulk fight, it is jam packed with A+ stuff. Cut to The Battle of New York finale and you have one of the best action setpieces in comic book history. The Avengers probably stands as my favorite movie in the genre, a rewatch before Endgame this year just reaffirmed that this movie shouldn’t be taken for granted. It’s fucking great.
Best Meme To Come Out Of The MCU:
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Here Are The Other Entries In The Decade’s Best:
Part 1: #101 – #76
Part 2: #75 – #51
Part 4: #25 – #1