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Inception Is The Highest-Rated Film Of The Decade, According To IMDb

Inception Is The Highest-Rated Film Of The Decade, According To IMDb

As the 2010s come to a close and the various 'Best Of The Decade' lists start to pile up, it's always interesting to see what sticks and how this decade's output stands up to older films.

The IMDb Top 250 list has always been a reliable bellweather of what films actually resonate with people beyond the hype and initial wave of critical acclaim. At the time of writing, a total of 47 films from throughout the 2010s have managed to make their way onto the list.

Although no film from the past ten years has successfully managed to crack the Top 10 on IMDb's best of all time list, Christopher Nolan's 2013 masterpiece Inception has come closest, clocking in at No. 13.

Joker is the second highest rated film of the decade. Credit: Warner Bros
Joker is the second highest rated film of the decade. Credit: Warner Bros
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Hot on its heels is 2019's Joker at No. 19, which was hailed as an instant classic upon its release in October this year thanks to an iconic performance from Joaquin Phoenix as the film's titular antihero.

Nolan has an additional two spots on the list for his work this decade with Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises, although his 2018 epic Dunkirk is absent, despite receiving widespread acclaim and eight Oscar nominations.

Behind Nolan, the director with the second most movies here is Martin Scorsese, who made the list on three occasions this decade with Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street and most recently with The Irishman, which is the highest-rated of his 2010s films, coming in at No. 147 overall.

The Irishman was the top Scorsese movie of the decade. Credit: Netflix
The Irishman was the top Scorsese movie of the decade. Credit: Netflix

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Quentin Tarantino made the cut with 2012's Django Unchained, although his two other films this decade, The Hateful Eight and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood both failed to feature.

Interestingly, despite their unprecedented level of box-office domination, only three films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe make the cut. Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War come in at No. 58 and 61 respectively, with the original Guardian of the Galaxy just making its way onto the shortlist at No. 246.

Along with the aforementioned Joker and The Dark Knight Rises, they are joined by Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse and Logan to make it a total of seven superhero movies in the top 250 overall.

Three Winners of the Academy Award Best Picture are featured: Green Book, Spotlight and 12 Years a Slave.

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Image Credit: New Regency Productions
Image Credit: New Regency Productions

Other notable inclusions in the list include Whiplash, Toy Story 3, Gone Girl and Mad Max: Fury Road.

But what is also interesting is which films didn't make the cut. Despite gathering widespread praise and acclaim, films such as Get Out, The Shape of Water, The Social Network and Black Swan are all conspicuously absent from the list, as are directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Lee and Steven Spielberg.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

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