The last 10 years have been a whirlwind ride for movie buffs from around the world.
This is the decade of breakthrough where a lot of concepts were introduced, which redefine and elevated how we view cinematology. People are placing more emphasis on inclusiveness, and just this year, actors of different ethnicity were shone with more spotlights than the history of Hollywood combined!
While we don’t expect you to agree on this, this list is specially curated to commemorate all the good times we’ve had watching movies. So here goes my favourite movie playlist in short:
You know you’re getting an intelligent movie if it’s directed by Christopher Nolan. Even years after this movie, people are still debating the concept and ending. Many critics and audiences have viewed Inception as one of the best films of the 2010s.
2. The Tree of Life
What is the meaning of life?
The problems we face in life are sometimes enough for us to search the meaning of life and faith itself.
Warning! Watching this film might lead you to have an existential crisis and question about yourself.
3. The Avengers
In 2012, six superheroes pulled all of us into the multiplexes. This particular movie franchise is by far the one that gave us a lot to look forward to.
4. The Dark Knight Rises
While we understand that there were many portrayal of Batman, most people prefer Christian Bale’s play above the rest. The final trilogy of Nolan’s Batman received positive reviews and critics calling it a solid conclusion to the trilogy. Rotten Tomatoes call it “ambitious, thoughtful and potent.”
You’re an astronaut in space, working outside on the space station. Suddenly, you were cut loose and spinning around violently. And as you spin, you’re getting further from the space station.
Sandra Bullock gives an unbelievable and awesome performance that nominated her for The Academy Awards.
“Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it.”
While this is another space-related movie in the list, this movie gives us a whole new perception towards science. When you’re in space, you don’t know how long time has passed, especially that if it bends the law of physics.
This was the film that propelled Brie Larson into stardom, earning her an Oscar for her performance. Why? See it for yourself, folks!
Aliens arrive on earth in 12 mysterious blocks across the world. No, it’s not the end of the world scenario. They speak a language no one understands and, in a way, that humans don’t: Symbols.
Dr Louise Bank (Amy Adams), a linguist is sent to help translate the alien’s message. As she uncovers the alien language, she discovers shocking secrets that threaten humanity’s existence. With her position, she must convince the military to not be manipulated by the aliens.
9. John Wick
Action sequences? Checked? Strong performance by Keanu Reeves? Yes!
What is notable about the film is that it changed the way how action sequences are filmed. Fight scenes typically use shaky cams that makes action movies jarring. John Wick doesn’t do that.
First released in November 2014, it has made three films, each of them getting better and making more money.
It’s a rare for a film to be shot like in one take. 1917, based on World War I, is filmed like It was done in one take.
Sam Mendes’ 1917 takes us to one continuous shot of the battlefield. The film is about two soldiers trying to save 1,600 men. It has received very positive reviews from critics, with The Guardian placing it at 4th place of over 50 films of 2019. Critics have called it “hard hitting depiction of war.”
What other notable movies that should be on the list? Let us know at the comments!
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