Favorite Movies of The Decade


With the decade coming to an end, it is time to look back at a few of my favorite movies during the decade.

We’re coming to the end of an entire decade and the film industry made huge advancements during the 10 years. If you were to look at a movie that was released in 2010 and then watch one released in 2019, you can see an incredible difference from the two. Not only has the technology advanced, the diversity in these films were a highlight as well. Movies like “Captain Marvel” and “Oceans 8,” featuring female leads. The superhero genre exploded during this decade with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The DC Extended Universe, and “Deadpool.”

So I’m digging up my past to pick out some of my favorite movies of the whole decade.

“Avengers: Endgame” (2019)

The epic conclusion of “The Infinity Saga,” similar to “The Avengers,” this film changed the film industry with being the highest grossing movie of all time with $2.796 billion. With 22 interconnected films all building up to this movie, there would be no way that “Endgame” could live up to the expectations from fans. Marvel Studios did not only meet my expectations, but it blew my mind with incredible scenes (spoiler alert: Captain America finally carries Thor’s hammer) that I thought would only be in the comics. Out of all the MCU movies, this is my favorite. I enjoy seeing the characters interacting with each other seeing that character development makes me feel some type of way, and fighting scenes can only do so much for that. Overall, this was a great movie with a bunch of fan service as well as a beautiful ending to “The Infinity Saga.”

“Baby Driver” (2017)
This movie could be summed up with one word: stylish. That’s the norm coming from director of the movie, Edgar Wright, who has made some pretty good films in the past like “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010). “Baby Driver” has an equal amount of fun, action, some solid comedy, and the personal aspect. Being a “Fast and Furious” fan, I was amazed by the driving stunts that were better than the vaunted car-on-steroids franchise. The music in the movie matches the sound of the film so perfectly it seems like it was created that way. This movie doesn’t take itself too seriously but has those serious enough elements in it, and when both are combined, it makes the entire movie a unique experience.

“Get Out” (2017)
Growing up I wasn’t a fan of the horror/thriller genre, but when I found out that Jordan Peele was going to write and direct a film like that, I decided to give it watch. This is a movie that changed cinema history as it is an untraditional scary movie. This film tackles the topic of racism in a society that is supposed to be post-racial. It just goes to show that Peele, who is known for his comedic acts and skits, made one of the best horror films of all time.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015)
This is the craziest movie this entire decade. I knew that there were previous “Mad Max” films before this, and I never really got into those. But “Fury Road” is absolute insanity with a huge budget with it. This is a post-apocalyptic society, so it makes sense that people are insane. My main draw to this movie is the action, and this ain’t no CGI action, this is the real-deal practical stuff. When you see cars flipping and blowing up, they are legit blowing up. If you want to see a two-hour-long action sequence with practical effects, this is the movie to see.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018)
When I found out that there was going to be a Spider-Man film based on the character Miles Morales (a beloved character in the comics), I worried people were going to stay away from an animated Spider-Man. But it wasn’t the case, and in fact, this is my favorite Spider-Man movie of all time. The journey of Miles taking up the mantle of Spider-Man made me felt like I was on that journey, which is something prior Spider-Man movies haven’t done. On top of an incredible story, the animation was had this stop motion/comic book esthetic which had never been done before in the history of animation.

“The Avengers” (2012)
I have always been a Marvel fan, from reading the comics to watching the movies. Pulling together the large ensemble, many of whom already had their own standalone franchises, was something that has never been done on the big screen before. And the fact that they were able to pull this off was crazy. At the time, Marvel movies were not as mainstream as they are now, but it is spectacular to see how much it has grown since then. I remember sitting there at the movie theater having my mind blown seeing Iron Man, Captain America and Thor all fighting each other. Of course that post-credit scene (the first glimpse of Thanos) signaled a change to the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

My love for movies started this decade and continues to grow. So here is a quick list of a few honorable mentions that just missed the top list:

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)
“Logan” (2017)
“Pacific Rim” (2013)
“Ready Player One” (2018)
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
“The Martian” (2015)
“Toy Story 3” (2010)