2010s Best of (Allisoncm's)by allisonalmodovar | created - 06 Jan 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
Best films from the current decade. To be updated.
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1. The Angels' Share (2012)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Votes: 22,016 | Gross: $0.30M
Defying all odds.
2. Laurence Anyways (2012)
Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance
A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.
People will either accept you or they won't.
3. Violette (2013)
Not Rated | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the ... See full summary »
A writer's struggle
4. Midnight in Paris (2011)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s everyday at midnight.
Votes: 362,094 | Gross: $56.82M
Just in case you've ever dreamed of Hemingway and Paris.
TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime
7. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 36,737 | Gross: $3.45M
8. Tomboy (2011)
Not Rated | 82 min | Drama
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.
Votes: 15,743 | Gross: $0.13M
10. Presenting Princess Shaw (2015)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on the collaborative relationship between New Orleans based songwriter/YouTube star Samantha Montgomery and composer/video artist Ophir Kutiel.
Votes: 504 | Gross: $0.06M
11. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly dangerous things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
Votes: 126,098 | Gross: $1.74M
Great performances. Very emotional.
12. The Intouchables (2011)
R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.
Votes: 693,517 | Gross: $13.18M
13. Tabloid (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.
Votes: 6,303 | Gross: $0.68M
It's a film that keeps getting crazier and crazier till it can't get any crazier. But it does.
14. Where to Invade Next (2015)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.
Votes: 21,967 | Gross: $3.82M
15. Certified Copy (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, Romance
In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.
Votes: 18,763 | Gross: $1.34M
Either Juliette Binoche's character is psychotic or we are.
16. My Way (2012)
148 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A biopic of French pop star Claude Francois, most famous for co-writing the song 'My Way'. Tracing his life from childhood in Egypt through success in France to his untimely death in Paris in 1978.
Great biopic. It would have been even better if Claude François wasn't such a jerk, but this was a real movie in every sense of the word and it was well done.
17. Barbara (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.
Beautiful restraint. Barbara reminds me of Jesus.
18. Blue Jasmine (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama
A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...
Votes: 181,906 | Gross: $33.41M
Hors Série (1998– )
Gainsbourg, l'homme qui aimait les femmes
105 min | Documentary
Great discovery of where he came from and who recorded his songs.
20. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 6,340 | Gross: $1.21M
21. My Golden Days (2015)
R | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
Votes: 2,911 | Gross: $0.27M
22. Damsels in Distress (2011)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus, and to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind.
Votes: 8,878 | Gross: $1.01M
Fun story about college aged girls.
24. The Art of Love (2011)
85 min | Comedy, Romance
The Art of Love (L'art d'aimer) is composed of several chapters following several Parisian couples. Isabelle (Julie Depardieu) has not had sex in a year. She declines an offer from her ... See full summary »
25. Margaret (I) (2011)
R | 150 min | Drama
A young woman witnesses a bus accident, and is caught up in the aftermath, where the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people's lives.
Votes: 14,892 | Gross: $0.05M
About a mother, daughter, and a purple sweater.
26. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 5,602 | Gross: $0.89M
27. Tomorrow (2015)
G | 118 min | Documentary
Climate is changing. Instead of showing all the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions.
Votes: 2,894 | Gross: $0.04M
28. The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
In 1930s southern France, a father is torn between his sense of honor and his deep love for his daughter when she gets in trouble with the wealthy son of a shopkeeper.
Votes: 3,509 | Gross: $0.39M
Classic Pagnol adaptation.
29. The Tree (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
After the death of her father, an 8-year-old girl becomes convinced that he is whispering to her through the leaves of the gargantuan tree that towers over her house.
Votes: 4,230 | Gross: $0.07M
Real tear-jerker. Metaphoric film.
30. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 628,079 | Gross: $132.09M
31. Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike - her elongated, ... See full summary »
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.17M
32. Brooklyn (2015)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance
An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Votes: 119,603 | Gross: $38.32M
33. Nothing to Declare (2010)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy
A Belge-Francophobe customs officer is forced to team up with a Frenchman during the elimination of the Franco-Belge borders in the 90s.
Votes: 12,296 | Gross: $0.18M
34. Mark Lombardi - Kunst und Konspiration (2012)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A film about the American artist Mark Lombardi who created graphic artwork laying out the powers and opaque network of the global elites from the economic and finance sectors, as well as ... See full summary »
My friend directed this doc and it's really good.
35. Sarah's Key (2010)
PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, War
In modern-day Paris, a journalist finds her life becoming entwined with a young girl whose family was torn apart during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942.
Votes: 15,245 | Gross: $7.69M
Brings light to an underheard of story in France during WWII.
36. I, Daniel Blake (2016)
R | 100 min | Drama
After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.
Votes: 45,607 | Gross: $0.26M
37. Love Crime (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ruthless executive Christine brings on young Isabelle as her assistant taking delight in toying with her innocence. But when Christine starts passing on her protege's ideas as her own, things take a dark turn.
Votes: 4,881 | Gross: $0.53M
Ludivine Sagnier is awesome.
38. Life, Animated (2016)
PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
Votes: 5,189 | Gross: $0.24M
39. The Immigrant (2013)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Votes: 27,323 | Gross: $2.01M
40. My Father's Guests (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy
Lucien Paumelle has been a human rights activist for decades and his relatives are not astonished when he announces that he is determined to help illegal immigrants by giving them shelter ... See full summary »
What do you do when your father marries a Russian illegal? This film was way better than it sounded.
Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
42. What the Health (2017)
97 min | Documentary
An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.
43. Love Like Poison (2010)
92 min | Drama
Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »
Beautiful little French story about a teen girl.
44. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
Votes: 113,101 | Gross: $4.01M
46. Marie's Story (2014)
Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama
Marie Heurtin is born both blind and deaf. Sister Marguerette wins her trust and teaches her how to express herself.
Votes: 1,486 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Rust and Bone (2012)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
Votes: 59,704 | Gross: $2.06M
Marion Cotillard's second best performance.
48. 3 Hearts (2014)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance