We’re almost out of the 2010s decade. In 2008, the MCU began and we’ve recently seen the payoff of all the hard work of Disney / Marvel recently with Endgame. It’s the decade where all the pomp and circumstance of costumes warriors running around room center stage and the Force returned in a huge way with a brand-new Star Wars trilogy and several one-shot type of movies. Pixar continued their Solomon-like golden touch way of making movies with beginning with a wild tale about a prison break and growing up (watch Toy Story 3, you’ll see).
It was the decade where a lot of superheroes took center stage for mainstream moviegoers. But Academy voters still showed their love for movies like Three Billboards and Selma. Even as the world gets more and more socially, and politically correct Quentin Tarantino is there for not so clean and violent fun in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Here are The Top 10 Movies Of The 2010s According To IMDB.
10 Toy Story 3 (2010) - 8.3
In what was thought to be the last Toy Story adventure, Woody, Buzz and the rest of Andy’s toys have to face facts that their owner has grown up and is set to move away to college. Instead of heading into the attic, they find their way to Sunnyside Day Care, only to realize that the toy population is being run by an evil plush bear, Lotso. Andy’s toys stage a prison break of epic proportions that will make you weep like a baby, nostalgically longing for a moment with your own old action figures.
9 Coco (2017) - 8.3
Despite music being banned in his family due to his great-great grandfather running off to be a musician, all Miguel wants to do is play music. During Mexico’s Dia De Los Muertos celebration, he runs off and snatches the guitar of the deceased Ernesto De La Cruz, a popular Mariachi singer who may or may not be Miguel’s estranged great-great grandfather.
8 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) - 8.3
After the deaths of Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent, Batman went into hiding for eight years. A vicious war monger comes to Gotham, and forces Bruce out of exile, taking over Gotham in the process. The concluding chapter of The Dark Knight trilogy doesn’t have the sense of adventure of Batman Begins and the forbidding tone of The Dark Knight. But it makes up for it by being a straight forward superhero story, with a dash of hope to inspire.
7 Django Unchained (2012) - 8.4
After watching Christoph Waltz terrify masses in Inglorious Basterds, he now got to play a bit of a hero in Tarantino’s follow up film, Django Unchained. As bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz, he buys the freedom a slave, Django so that he can help King with a bounty. After healing his own tale and desire for revenge and to rescue his beloved Broomhilda, Schultz offers to help Django on his journey in his tribute to Spaghetti Westerns of yesteryear.
6 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) - 8.4
Miles Morales makes his cinematic debut as Spider-Man in a huge way in Into The Spider-Verse. The Oscar winning film feature Spider-people from all over the Multiverse trying to stop the Kingpin. Miles is still trying to learn how to be a Spider-Man in the wake of his world’s Peter’s death. But once he figures it out to the rousing montage, set to “What’s Up Danger,” moviegoers have already known it all along - this is the Spider-Man movie we’ve been waiting for.
5 Avengers Infinity War (2018) - 8.4
The entire MCU has been building to this very moment. Thanos is ready to make his move to collect all of the Infinity Stones and snap away half of the universe. The Avengers are the only ones standing in his way. The only problem is they’re still divided after the events of Captain America: Civil War. No matter where Thanos went to get a stone he was met with several heroes to try and stop him. But by that point, they were too late and handedly defeated by the Mad Titan on the way to him achieving his twisted goal.
4 Avengers Endgame (2019) - 8.5
After suffering such a monumental universe-wide defeat at the hands of Thanos, the Avengers are literally at a loss on how to avenge. Five years later, Scott Lang accidentally escapes the Quantum-Realm, giving the team the glimmer of hope they needed. They work quick to travel back in time to retrieve the Infinity Stones and undo all that Thanos had done, regaining what they lost, while keeping what they have found as well. After over forty hours of film, it’s all led up to the climactic moment of seeing every MCU character ever ready to wage war for the fate of the universe.
3 Whiplash (2014) - 8.5
Whiplash isn’t a Pixar or superhero movie, but it’s trio of stars all have actually played in a comic book movie at some point. Miles Teller (Cyclops) plays an aspiring jazz drummer, J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson) plays his ruthless and abusive teacher, and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl) plays Andrew’s girlfriend in the acclaimed film. The movie takes a deep dive at what it takes to truly be great at something and how much can a person endure from the people trying to get them to greatness.
2 Interstellar (2014)- 8.5
Christopher Nolan already proven himself to be the greatest filmmaker since Steven Spielberg when he unleashed his ode to Kubrick's 2001 and other old - school science fiction movies. Interstellar, a near three hour trek through the stars. Featuring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as part of a team of astronauts who take to vast outer reaches of space to try and find a suitable planet to move the entire population of Earth to ensure our survival.
1 Inception (2010) - 8.7
In between Bat-flicks, Christopher Nolan brought us a crazy heist movie. In Inception, the big score isn't money or riches, it's taking an idea and implanting it someones mind. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page head up the crew that will use the unique dream sharing technology to weave an intricate series of levels to use to keep their mark sleeping while they pull off their heist.