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The Top Ten Movies of the Current Decade

By Edited May 30, 2015 1 2

It may seem somewhat early for such a list, but several very good movies have been released during the current decade. Below is a list of the top 10 movies produced since 2010. 

The list features two movies starring Leonardo DiCaprio as well as two animated movies. Nine of the ten movies were made in the United States, with a British film added for good measure.

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10. The Social Network

This movie covers the creation of Facebook, which began as a small website put together by a group of Harvard students and grew into one of the most important websites on the Internet. The film received an approval rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

9. Shutter Island

In this Martin Scorsese film, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a mental hospital. This is one of two movies on the list to feature Leonardo DiCaprio. It received an approval rating of 69% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Metacritic score of 63/100.

8. Drive

When a Hollywood stuntman helps out a neighbor, he finds himself in a world of trouble. The movie was widely acclaimed and received an approval rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

This is the eighth and final installment of the Harry Potter series. It was released in July 2011 to mostly positive reviews. It has an approval rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and a rating of 87/100 on Metacritic.

6. How to Train Your Dragon

This is one of two animated movies to appear on the list. How to Train Your Dragon was a Dreamworks production that told the tale of a Viking boy who nursed a dragon back to health. It received an approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 98% and a rating on Metacritic of 74.

5. Black Swan

This movie is a psychological thriller about a ballet dancer who earns a spot in Tchaikovsky'sSwanLake. The dancer is perfect as the role as an innocent White Swan, but the dancer loses her mind over time as she progressively becomes more like the sensual Black Swan. Natalie Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress.

4. Warrior

An alcoholic former boxer trains his son for a mixed martial arts tournament. At the tournament, the fighter will have to face his estranged brother. The film earned an approval rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.

3. The King's Speech

This British drama focuses on the efforts of an Australian speech therapist, who works with King George VI. The new King was the first to make a wartime radio address, which occurred after Britain declared war onGermanyin 1939. The film won seven British Academy Film Awards, including Best Picture.

2. Toy Story 3

The third and final entry of the Toy Story series concludes the story of a group of toys, which are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center. It became just the third animated film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

1. Inception

This thriller starring DiCaprio is about a corporate spy and thief who can extract commercial information from unconscious minds. The movie was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won four.

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Comments

Mar 24, 2012 2:32pm
Introspective
Nice list! I really enjoyed The Social Network, and I thought the Harry Potter movie was interesting. In addition, How to Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3 were fun to watch.
Mar 25, 2012 4:49am
tekaha
ooooh, i agree that inception is #1 and that NO james cameron movie made the list (high five!). i think slumdog millionaire was brilliant and should have made your list -- is it #11? otherwise i generally agree with you. nice article!
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