These are the 10 best films of the past decade
Because film culture is important, we invite you to take a look back at the 10 films that have been judged to be the best from the last ten years.
10. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ by Martin Scorsese (2013)
Inspired by Jordan Belfort's eponymous autobiography, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' tells the story of the rise and fall of a broker in the 1980s. Released at the end of 2013, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is Martin Scorsese's biggest commercial success to date, grossing £290 million worldwide and giving Leonardo DiCaprio the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a comedy in 2014.
9. ‘The Revenant,’ by Alejandro González Iñárritu (2015)
In 2015, the Mexican director took viewers into the deep, snowy forests of North America, bringing to the screen the true story of a trapper abandoned by his group after being violently attacked by a bear. 'The Revenant' finally gave Leonardo DiCaprio his first Oscar for Best Actor. The film made £394 million worldwide.
8. ‘The Artist,’ by Michel Hazanavicius (2011)
A tribute to the silent films of the 1920s, 'The Artist' follows the career of George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), a star actor of the time who meets Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo). It won the Oscar for Best Film a few months later and Jean Dujardin won the Oscar for Best Actor, a first for a French actor. 'The Artist' won a total of some 80 awards, including Oscars for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Original Score.
7. ‘The Intouchables,’ by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano (2011)
Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache moved France, and the whole world, in 2011, by filming the beautiful friendship between a quadriplegic billionaire and a caregiver from the Parisian suburbs who moves into his mansion to take care of him. It is the second-biggest box-office hit in France, but 'The Intouchables' was also a hit abroad and many remakes were made, such as in India, South Korea, and Argentina. In the United States, the remake was called 'The Upside,' starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart.
6. ‘The King’s Speech,’ by Tom Hooper (2011)
Directed by Britain's Tom Hooper, 'The King's Speech' received worldwide acclaim and some 40 awards, including four prestigious Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor. The filmed made £314 million worldwide. It tells the story of George VI, a shy king who suffered from a severe stutter and was able to overcome it with the support of his wife and the help of a language therapist.
5. ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ by George Miller (2015)
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is proof that Australian George Miller can reinvent the post-apocalyptic saga, thirty years after the last instalment. In this fourth chapter, full of blood, sand, and impressive car chases, actor Tom Hardy manages to make us forget about Mel Gibson who played the original protagonist in 1979. Hardy starred alongside Charlize Theron, who stole the show as Furiosa. The film was awarded six Oscars.
4. ‘Get Out,’ by Jordan Peele (2017)
Jordan Peele reinvented horror cinema in this satire of our society. The director used humour to denounce everyday racism. Creepy and inventive, 'Get Out' is undoubtedly the horror film of the decade.
The film tells the story of Chris meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time. At first, he believes the strange behaviour of Rose's family is linked to his skin colour, but Chris discovers that the truth is far more disturbing. 'Get Out' won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
3. ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ by Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (2019)
How can we talk about this decade without mentioning 'Avengers: Endgame?' After a saga that began in 2008 with Iron Man, Endgame featured the long-awaited conclusion to the adventures of the Avengers facing off against the infamous Thanos. This breathtaking finale saw the disappearance of several of the greatest heroes of the Marvel universe, such as Iron Man, Captain America, and Black Widow, characters that fans had been watching for almost 10 years.
And to say that this film was a success would be an understatement. In just 12 weeks, it became the biggest box-office success in history, surpassing Avatar and Titanic.
2. ‘Interstellar,’ by Christopher Nolan (2014)
In the near future, as humanity is threatened by an unprecedented ecological crisis, corn farmer Cooper is raising his son and daughter alongside the father of his late wife. One day, this former shuttle pilot finds himself in one of NASA's laboratories. Professor Brand offers him the chance to collaborate on a secret mission: to team up with scientists to go to the far reaches of space and find planets capable of hosting the human race.
'Interstellar' does not forget to be realistic and to evoke the great environmental issues of our time. Philosophical too, 'Interstellar' questions the place and role of man in the Universe.
1. ‘Moonlight,’ by Barry Jenkins (2016)
Barry Jenkins' film made Oscar history by becoming the first film by an African-American director to win an Oscar for Best Picture. The film tells the story of a teenager who is trying to live his life and has to become a gangster to better cope with his homosexuality. 'Moonlight' won the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Picture.