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My Favorite Movies of 2010s (2010-2019) & Top 100 Favorite Films of the Decade

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, February 16, 2023

Welcome to the fourth block of my gargantuan series of lists breaking down My Favorite Movies of Every Year and my top movies of every decade. This edition focuses on the 2010s—movies that were released between the years 2010 and 2019.

To check out the other entries in this series, click on the following links as they are broken down by every decade:

1960s, 1970s, 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020sMASTER LIST PAGE

For a more elaborate explanation of this project as a whole, consult the master list page above.

But in general, the three major notes to keep in mind are:

1) This is a list of my favorite movies, rather than the films I think are the best. There is a distinction. Just because I like them the most doesn't mean I think they are of the highest quality, necessarily.

2) I try to keep a top 10 list for each year, but some don't have a proper 10, while others have more. Everything is still ranked, though.

3) There is a key to the level of fandom. Bold means I absolutely love the movie. Italics without being bold means I like them a lot. Gray movies are a bit on the fence for the list. And gray movies that are striked out are mostly filler and could easily be replaced.

Check out my Letterboxd for some star ratings for any of these movies and more, since I've obviously seen a lot of films that I don't like that won't be appearing on these lists whatsoever.

Also, stay tuned for any possible updates! Whenever I see a new movie that I like, I'll potentially be adding it to the ranking. So while something is on the list at this particular moment, it may not always be there!

Best Movie Every Year Favorite Films


  1. Inception
  2. Kick-Ass
  3. Iron Man 2
  4. TRON: Legacy
  5. Batman: Under the Red Hood
  6. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  7. Toy Story 3
  8. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  9. Jackass 3D
  10. How to Train Your Dragon
  11. RED

I really wish Inception had won Best Picture this year. It deserved to break ground like that.

Kick-Ass instantly became a favorite of mine. Iron Man 2 is nowhere near as good as the first, but it builds the world of the MCU really well and is a fun ride. TRON: Legacy is INFINITELY better than the first one, and I don't care if you find that sacrilegious to say.

Under the Red Hood and Crisis on Two Earths are among the best of the DCAU.

Toy Story 3 doesn't hold a candle to the first, but I think it is about on par with the second.

Scott Pilgrim is the type of movie I can imagine most people having in their top 10. While it isn't anywhere close to that for me, it is definitely super fun.

There are a handful of movies this year that I liked, but they don't even find themselves in the top 100 for "favorite" consideration, like Love & Other Drugs and Easy A and The Man from Nowhere. If you're counting soundtracks, Monsters has some of the best music in any movie with its score.

This year houses the first time I've ever fallen asleep in a movie theater with the movie Hereafter. That was totally marketed as a different type of movie than what it actually was.

Blind Spot Movies = Charlie St. Cloud, Despicable Me, Jonah Hex, The Karate Kid, MacGruber, The Other Guys, Predators, Shrek Forever After, True Grit and more.


  1. Thor
  2. Captain America: The First Avenger
  3. The Adjustment Bureau
  4. X-Men: First Class
  5. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  6. Batman: Year One
  7. Green Lantern
  8. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  10. Limitless

Over time, I've softened on my thoughts for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. While they don't rank in the top range of the MCU for me, they're super easy rewatches I've grown to appreciate more as time goes on.

The Adjustment Bureau is a fun concept and the type of movie I recommend to people who are into that genre of low-stakes sci-fi-esque thriller fantasy drama.

Ghost Protocol was a step up once more in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Movies like Green Lantern and Transformers: Dark of the Moon aren't good. By almost any means. But I gotta fill the top 10 somehow, and even though there are movies that I found interesting, I haven't had the urge to rewatch any of them, but I'd at least give Batman: Year One another shot, likely, and I liked the Limitless television show way more than the movie.

Blind Spot Movies = A Dangerous Method, The Artist, Attack the Block, Bad Teacher, Cars 2, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hangover Part II, The Help, Hugo, Kung Fu Panda 2, Moneyball, Puss in Boots, Rango, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Sucker Punch, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Your Highness and more.


  1. The Avengers
  2. Skyfall
  3. 21 Jump Street
  4. Chronicle
  5. Paperman (short film)
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man
  7. The Dark Knight Rises
  8. Justice League: Doom
  9. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
  10. Superman vs. The Elite

Man. Look at that top three. So, so, so good, and movies I can rewatch over and over.

Chronicle took me by surprise when I first saw it, and it is definitely a movie I recommend to a lot of people.

Paperman is something I actually force some to watch. Yes, it is a short film, but I'm counting it, because it isn't as though this year has tons and tons of options to pick from.

The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises are great examples of movies that I would love way more as a kid, but as an adult with more options in the genre that do it better, they pale in comparison.

Shout out to Les Misérables for being what I wanted to win Best Picture. But I'm surely not rewatching that maybe ever again. Something like The Hunger Games was interesting enough to get me to watch the sequels, and Looper was cool, and even Wreck-It-Ralph

Blind Spot Movies = The Bourne Legacy, Brave, Cloud Atlas, Dredd, Hotel Transylvania, Jack Reacher, John Carter, Lincoln, Magic Mike, Men in Black 3, Robot & Frank, Seven Psychopaths, This is 40, Total Recall and more.


  1. Man of Steel
  2. Kick-Ass 2
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Thor: The Dark World
  5. Star Trek Into Darkness
  6. Oblivion
  7. The Wolverine
  8. White House Down
  9. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  10. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

Not a strong year. This is one of those times where everything is a lesser sequel in many ways. But the top 4 are movies I can rewatch (and have), and Star Trek Into Darkness was rock solid when I saw it, and Oblivion did its job, too.

Shout out to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 for being one of my more enjoyed movies where I got to hear a bunch of puns like shrimpanzees. Those marshmallows were adorable, too.

Also, shout out to Coherence, which I watched after making this list. It doesn't top 2013, but it was still super neat.

Blind Spot Movies = 12 Years a Slave, After Earth, Captain Phillips, Despicable Me 2, Ender's Game, Fruitvale Station, The Great Gatsby, The Hangover Part III, Inside Llewyn Davis, Monsters University, Much Ado About Nothing, Pacific Rim, Planes, RED 2, World War Z and more. I honestly can't remember if I've seen Elysium, for instance.


  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. X-Men: Days of Future Past
  4. 22 Jump Street
  5. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  6. A Long Way Down
  7. Edge of Tomorrow
  8. Justice League: War
  9. Let's Be Cops
  10. The Purge: Anarchy
  11. The Lego Movie
  12. John Wick

Let's goooooooo! Look at that top four!

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is super flawed. A Long Way Down is too much of a downer to rewatch, but it hit me. Edge of Tomorrow was cool. Let's Be Cops is one of those movies I genuinely found fun and funny, and I don't know if anyone else has even seen it, let alone liked it. And you've got The Purge: Anarchy which was so much better than the first one that it set the tone for the series to follow, and for me to enjoy the stuff that came after it, except for The Forever Purge, which I shut off after a few minutes. But even the TV show was cool.

It's a shame Interstellar isn't more like Inception. Or that Nightcrawler isn't more rewatchable, as that was good, but I can't say it would be a favorite.

Update: I've seen John Wick since publishing this list. Very cool. It has to go on the list, but not immediately jumping straight up. We'll see how that changes over time.

Blind Spot Movies = American Sniper, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Equalizer, Foxcatcher, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, and more.


  1. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Ant-Man
  4. Spectre
  5. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  6. Mad Max: Fury Road
  7. Creed
  8. Jurassic World
  9. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
  10. Batman vs Robin

How bad was that Fant4stic movie and a lot of other things this year, right? I really wish I would have liked The Hateful Eight more.

But you've got Kingsman this year, which instantly became one of my favorite movies. Age of Ultron is underrated. Ant-Man is a lot of fun. Spectre is a super flawed James Bond film, but it is still 007.

Of course, Rogue Nation hits the mark. I was surprised at how much I liked Mad Max: Fury Road.

I wasn't surprised at how much I didn't like Terminator Genisys. Also, screw you, The Force Awakens. The sequel trilogy is terrible and I tried so hard to love this, only to realize in retrospect how it is just not good.

Shout out to a few other movies like Room, The Intern, Inside Out and The Revenant, but they aren't favorites by a long shot.

Blind Spot Movies = Hitman: Agent 47, It Follows, Paddington, Project Almanac, Self/Less, Sicario, Victor Frankenstein and more.


  1. Captain America: Civil War
  2. Deadpool
  3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition)
  4. Doctor Strange
  5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  6. Suicide Squad
  7. Split
  8. Star Trek Beyond
  9. Arrival
  10. Train to Busan
  11. The Jungle Book
  12. Inferno
  13. La La Land
  14. The Purge: Election Year
  15. Swiss Army Man
  16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  17. X-Men: Apocalypse
  18. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  19. Zootopia

Major shout out to those top 3. I maintain that BvS in Ultimate Edition form is a 75% masterful movie with 25% flaws that could easily have been fixed by just not having Batman as a murderer and not casting Jesse Eisenberg for Lex Luthor.

The rest...meh. Look. We all know Suicide Squad is really awful. But I'd rather watch that again than tons of other things that came out this year.

Shout out to a few "good" movies that aren't favorites, like Fences and Hidden Figures and Hell or High Water.

Blind Spot Movies = A Monster Calls, Eddie the Eagle, The Founder, Hardcore Henry, Jason Bourne, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Magnificent Seven, The Nice Guys and more.


  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. The Lego Batman Movie
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
  5. Power Rangers
  6. Logan
  7. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  8. I, Tonya
  9. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  10. It
  11. Get Out
  12. Justice League
  13. Wonder Woman
  14. Kong: Skull Island
  15. John Wick: Chapter 2
  16. Murder on the Orient Express
  17. Radius

I don't think I really need to explain anything on this list except maybe I, Tonya, right? But that movie was so easy to watch and was fun on the second go-around, too.


I don't think The Mummy is as bad as everyone else thought. It's not great, but it could have been a fine start to the Dark Universe crossover movies.

Blind Spot Movies = A Cure for Wellness, The Belko Experiment, Blade Runner 2049, Coco, The Dark Tower, The Greatest Showman, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Molly's Game, Sleight, The Space Between Us, The Snowman, War for the Planet of the Apes and more.


  1. Avengers: Infinity War
  2. Black Panther
  3. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  4. Ant-Man and the Wasp
  5. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  6. A Quiet Place
  7. Deadpool 2
  8. Creed II
  9. Venom
  10. Bao (short film) and The Incredibles 2 --- tie
  11. Aquaman
  12. The First Purge
  13. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  14. Bumblebee
  15. Searching
  16. Ready Player One
  17. Solo: A Star Wars Story

C'mon. Look at the top three up there. Nuff said.

I'm cheating when it comes to Bao and Incredibles 2 because one was a short leading into the other. Cry all you want. It's my site and my list and my rules. Plus, I rank them in the decade list anyway.

Blind Spot Movies = Annihilation, BlacKkKlansman, Crazy Rich Asians, First Man, Game Night, Tomb Raider, Vice and more.


  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Spider-Man: Far From Home
  3. Joker
  4. Knives Out
  5. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
  6. Parasite
  7. Shazam!
  8. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  9. Batman: Hush
  10. Zombieland: Double Tap
  11. Glass
  12. Jumanji: The Next Level
  13. It Chapter Two
  14. Captain Marvel
  15. Richard Jewell
  16. Godzilla: King of the Monsters
  17. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

This was a damn good year overall. While it isn't made up of entirely S-tier stuff like Avengers: Endgame, you're better off watching any of these than many other years. A lot of B+ type candidates here and some A-tier stuff, too, to boot.

Shout out to some good movies like Ford v Ferrari, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Us, and definitely, definitely not Terminator: Dark Fate. Giant middle finger to that movie, as well as The Rise of Skywalker for continuing the trend of the bad sequel films and putting such little effort into it to have lines like "Somehow, Palpatine has returned."

Blind Spot Movies = Abominable, Alita: Battle Angel, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Booksmart, Hellboy, Hustlers, The Lighthouse, Men in Black: International, Midsommar, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Uncut Gems and more.


  1. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  3. The Avengers (2012)
  4. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
  5. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  7. Skyfall (2012)
  8. Inception (2010)
  9. Kick-Ass (2010)
  10. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  11. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  12. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) (2016)
  13. Black Panther (2018)
  14. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  15. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)
  16. 21 Jump Street (2012)
  17. 22 Jump Street (2014)
  18. Deadpool (2016)
  19. Man of Steel (2013)
  20. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
  21. Iron Man 2 (2010)
  22. TRON: Legacy (2010)
  23. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
  24. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  25. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
  26. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  27. Thor (2011)
  28. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
  29. Ant-Man (2015)
  30. Chronicle (2012)
  31. Joker (2019)
  32. Knives Out (2019)
  33. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 (2017)
  34. Power Rangers (2017)
  35. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
  36. Iron Man 3  (2013)
  37. Doctor Strange (2016)
  38. Spectre (2015)
  39. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
  40. The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
  41. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  42. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu (2019)
  43. Paperman (short film) (2012)
  44. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  45. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  46. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
  47. Justice League (2017)
  48. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  49. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
  50. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
  51. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
  52. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
  53. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
  54. Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)
  55. Batman: Hush (2019)
  56. I, Tonya (2017)
  57. Venom (2018)
  58. Suicide Squad (2016)
  59. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  60. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
  61. Logan (2017)
  62. A Quiet Place (2018)
  63. Deadpool 2 (2018)
  64. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
  65. Shazam! (2019)
  66. Bao (short film) (2018)
  67. Incredibles 2 (2018)
  68. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  69. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  70. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
  71. The Lego Movie (2014)
  72. Justice League: Doom (2012)
  73. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
  74. Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  75. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  76. Creed (2015)
  77. Creed II (2018)
  78. Jurassic World (2015)
  79. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
  80. Aquaman (2018)
  81. Wonder Woman (2017)
  82. Captain Marvel (2019)
  83. Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
  84. Arrival (2016)
  85. Train to Busan (2016)
  86. A Long Way Down (2014)
  87. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  88. Parasite (2019)
  89. Oblivion (2013)
  90. Split (2016)
  91. Justice League: War (2014)
  92. Let's Be Cops (2014)
  93. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
  94. John Wick (2014) * 
  95. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) *
  96. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) *
  97. Richard Jewell (2019)
  98. The Wolverine (2013)
  99. Star Trek Beyond (2016)
  100. The Jungle Book (2016)
  101. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
  102. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)
  103. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

As you can tell, there is an abundance of superhero films. That comes with not only the explosion of the genre (particularly with the MCU starting in 2008) but also because I'm a huge fan of superheroes and their comedic/action nature makes them SIGNIFICANTLY rewatchable compared to heavy dramas.

But with that in mind, it is interesting to see how many superhero flicks DON'T make the cut. For instance, X-Men: Apocalypse. They just aren't good enough for me to want to watch them again and again. Some of them weren't even good enough for me to enjoy the first time around.

When it gets to the tail end, I was struggling to figure out what to put here. I almost put White House Down for how I was shocked at how much fun I had watching it in theaters, but I never watched even a clip of it a second time. So points go to Murder on the Orient Express for being good enough that I was interested to watch its follow-up a few years later.

That top range is so tight. Kingsman is one of my favorite movies of all time, and for it to not rank #1 is saying a lot for how much I enjoy the MCU and the Avengers major crossovers in particular.

* John Wick was added after this list was made.

This is a fantastic group of a top 100, for sure.

What are your favorite movies from every year?
Drop your thoughts in the comments below!


Tony Mango is the founder, editor-in-chief, head writer and podcast host of Fanboys Anonymous as well as all other A Mango Tree branches including Smark Out Moment. He is a pundit, creative director/consultant, fiction writer and more. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.