Ranking the previous decade's movies by year

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Rona boredom got me acting strange. Here's another movie bread.

S tier:

2014. Can't really think of a better year that defined the 2010s than this one. Birdman, Interstellar, Gone Girl, Whiplash, Grand Budapest. Even some of the formulated blockbusters had hella originality to them like Edge of Tomorrow and Winter Soldier (well, maybe not the latter but probably the best movie in the MCU). Absolute razor year.

Other kino mentions include Nightcrawler, The Raid 2, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Imitation Game, The Guest, and John Wick.

A tier:

2017. This year produced my all time favourite movie of the decade, BR2049, and also conceptualised a plethora of really technically astute films such as Dunkirk and Baby Driver. The only thing holding it back from S tier was the dreaded TLJ unfortunately. Also the new Apes movie was trash in comparison to its relatively strong predecessors.

Honourable mentions include Good Time, Call Me By Your Name, Get Out and Three Billboards.

B tier:

2015. A respectable year no doubt but not quite enough substance to reach those upper echelons. Mad Max, Sicario and the Revenant were great, but we also had to be subjected to mediocrity like Age of Ultron, Force Awakens and the new Bond movie which I never mustered the effort to finish.

Honourable mentions include The Martian, The Big Short, Hateful Eight and Creed.

C tier:

2013. The mixed bag year. While 12 Years a Slave and Gravity were landmarks in film craft (although, the latter hasn't aged as gracefully as the other admittedly), there really wasn't a lot of vigor to the year. Pacific Rim was fine, I think it's immensely overrated though, and I'd rather poke holes in my balls and watch them deflate for an hour and a half than have to go through World War Z again.

Honourable mentions include Inside Llewyn Davis, Prisoners, Wolf of Wall Street and Her.

D tier:

2016 and 2012. The meh years.

Yeah yeah, 2012 had Django and The Master, but honestly? There's nothing else that particularly stands out to me in these years.

Moderately honourable mentions include Argo and TDKR, and Moonlight and Arrival respectively.

Shit tier: 2011 and 2018

Genuinely can't even remember going to the theatre during these years except for Infinity War and the final Harry Potter.

EDIT: Hereditary was decent.

Have not included 2019 in the ranking as I feel it's too soon for me to accurately place it anywhere.

Hand over your lists.
Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 05:38:54 PM by Mordo


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Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much


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Original Blade Runner is a classic that inspired a lot of other stories in entertainment being made, although none could really touch on the subject of artificial life like it did. IMO the new one is only good mostly because of the meme-potential in Ryan Gosling.

Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much


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Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much
For me, 2049 is a thematically sharp, technically immaculate visual masterpiece. I don't rate Blade Runner as highly, and it's not even one of my favourite films, but I can still respect it for its accomplishments. 2049 blows it out the water though.

It's just one of the movie experiences when I first watched I knew was gonna be really, really special, you know? I realise it's not for everyone, but it virtually ticks all my boxes in what I expect from a sublimely crafted film.


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Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much
For me, 2049 is a thematically sharp, technically immaculate visual masterpiece. I don't rate Blade Runner as highly, and it's not even one of my favourite films, but I can still respect it for its accomplishments. 2049 blows it out the water though.

It's just one of the movie experiences when I first watched I knew was gonna be really, really special, you know? I realise it's not for everyone, but it virtually ticks all my boxes in what I expect from a sublimely crafted film.

I will say Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 have great visuals and atmosphere but there isn't really anything else that stands out to me
Characters didn't grab me and plots were ok
Nothing bad but nothing that screamed best movies ever


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Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much
For me, 2049 is a thematically sharp, technically immaculate visual masterpiece. I don't rate Blade Runner as highly, and it's not even one of my favourite films, but I can still respect it for its accomplishments. 2049 blows it out the water though.

It's just one of the movie experiences when I first watched I knew was gonna be really, really special, you know? I realise it's not for everyone, but it virtually ticks all my boxes in what I expect from a sublimely crafted film.

I will say Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 have great visuals and atmosphere but there isn't really anything else that stands out to me
Characters didn't grab me and plots were ok
Nothing bad but nothing that screamed best movies ever
Not trashing your opinion, but in the movie's defense, it wasn't going for a character driven narrative.

It probably actually complements the film even more that the protagonist is cold and unrelatable, because well, that's kinda the point. His chosen name accentuates this even further; Joe. He's an artificial replicant nobody trying to find his humanity but ends up having to earn it instead.
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The Plane Scene makes 2012 god-tier by default.


 
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Seemed-pretty-great tier:

2014 - Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, Birdman, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie
2015 - The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hateful Eight, Sicario, The Force Awakens
2010 - The Social Network, Black Swan, Scott Pilgrim, Inception, 127 Hours, Deathly Hallows Part 1, pre-cynic Toy Story 3

Seemed-pretty-solid tier:

2012 - Wreck-It Ralph, The Avengers, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Chronicle, Project X (viewed as social commentary)
2017 - The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Seemed-pretty-meh tier:

2013 - The Wolf of Wall Street, Prisoners, Under the Skin
2019 - Parasite, Joker
2011 - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Deathly Hallows Part 2

Wait-really?-That's-it? tier:

2018 - Infinity War
2016 - Uhhhhhhhhh... Split?

from what i've seen, Gone Girl is probably my favorite movie of the past decade; The Revenant is pretty close
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Can someone explain Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2O49 because I really don't understand how people love them so much
basically started cyberpunk, which a lot of people think is the coolest aesthetic in the world—you either get it, or you don't

one of the earliest movies to ask questions like "at what point do robots become people," which are somewhat passe now, but were very thought-provoking at the time

has great performances, great writing, cool cinematography, cool atmosphere, and overall rock-solid film-making

took me more than a couple of watches to really appreciate it, and i still think it's a tad overrated, but it's still a really cool movie
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2012 was the year where I feel I really started to become a fan of film and I think the movies that came out this year had a big part in that. BaconShelf already succinctly explained what made this year so special, but let me break it down a little further:

This was the year that the MCU really started so it was a unique time right before all the studios desperately tried copying it. There were still plenty of unique movies being released and it feels like there were more hits than misses. Just looking through the movies on google, this is the only year where I have a positive opinion of most of the movies I saw. Even the big studio films I was excited for exceeded expectations. The only one I really didn't care for was the Hobbit.

2017 was a really solid year for the big studio movies. Many of them produced movies that were some of the best in their respective franchises (except JUSTice league). I thought TLJ was laughably bad when I first saw it, but I've really come to appreciate what it was going for and think it's easily the best Star War that Disney has given us so far.

2014 feels like the last year where studios were still releasing original/somewhat risky movies. However, this is also the year where studios kept churning out rushed franchises. Remember Dracula Untold? Remember Divergent? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Overall the good greatly outweighs the bad. John Wick and Kingsman also launched franchises but it doesn't seem like they intended to and it only happened because they were so good. It was also a great year for Marvel. Winter Soldier and GOTG are undeniably some of the best movies in the franchise. I think Interstellar is the only movie that can make me tear up, weirdly enough.

2018 had some movies that really surprised me in a good way. Idk, this is one of the sections I'm working on last and I'm getting burnt out on writing these.

2019 was a decent year. The box office was completely dominated by Disney and it's kind of getting disturbing. They made seven of the top eight movies this year and the other one was Spider-Man...

It feels like the more interesting/unique movies are being released on streaming services where they'll probably reach a wide audience much easier. I mean they've been doing this for years but it seems like this is the year where it really became legit.

These platforms will likely kill the movie theater industry sometime this decade. Not sure if Disney is going to fall this decade. The Marvel series has lost its two lead characters, it seems like they're running out of animated movies to plagiarize, and I don't know if they'll ever figure out what to do with Star Wars.

2013 was a bland year with some gems in the rough. I had it lower but I gave it a bump because some of those movies really are great. I remember going to the theaters a decent amount this year but not feeling strongly about many of them.

2010 I had this ranked higher at first because I remember it pretty fondly but looking through the releases, there was a lot of trash. Having it as high as I do might be generous, but I really like Inception, the Town, the Social Network, etc. quite a bit and there were a several other movies that were just a lot of fun.

These are of course offset by a majority of movies that are just terrible. Maybe I'm somehow biased but it feels like they don't release this many bad movies in theaters anymore and they're usually reserved for Netflix or just not even greenlit. But I'm not gonna lie, I kind of miss it.

2015 had a lot of gigantic movies being released, and I can't think of one that was all that memorable. I feel like this is the year where I kind of quit getting hyped up for big movies.

TFA? AoU? Jurassic World? Spectre? All pretty disappointing for how much excitement I had going into them. There were some gems, but nothing that blew me away. Even acclaimed movies like the Witch, which people still talk about to this day, didn't do much for me.

2016 was like 2015 Part II except instead of the movies being disappointing, they were actively terrible. Some of the biggest names in the industry all managed to give us franchise lows this year.

I think there were about the same amount of movies I liked as in 2015, but the bad ones weigh it down.

2011 honestly feels like a bygone era at this point. Harry Potter satisfyingly concluded and the Fast and Furious series managed to revitalize itself with probably its best movie in the franchise. That's about all I can say in its favor. This was the year when the Marvel movies were first starting to expand, and they're both two of the worst/dated movies in the franchise.

Some of the highest performers were Transformers 2, Twilight 4(?), Pirates 4, and Hanover II, all of which were complete garbage. I can only think of 3-4 movies that I saw in theaters and two of them I was dragged to. And this was a time when I could drive and had nothing but free time on my hands. A lot of really bad comedies for some reason. There were some other decent movies but I don't find any of them to be that memorable. I might have missed out on some decent films but this was a year where the Best Picture winner was a black-and-white silent film, so I'm guessing nothing significant.

I don't think 2012 could have been such a great year if it wasn't for this one.