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Welcome to /Film’s countdown of The 100 Best Movies of the Decade, examining the absolute best movies that were released between 2010 and 2019. This is part five of a five-part series and part of our Best of the Decade series.
Last week, the /Film team sat down for an extended two-part podcast to narrow down the 100 best films of the past decade. When the dust settled, we were left with a family of movies that could not be more different: action films and intimate dramas and horror flicks and animated movies and everything in-between. What connected them was simple – they represented the collective taste of the entire staff and everything we love about the past ten years of cinema.
What follows is 20-1 of that list, a collection of films we love from the bottom of our hearts.20. Sing Street
One of the best coming-of-age films of the decade, Sing Street follows a scrappy band at an oppressive boys school in 1980s Ireland who rebel through their music. They’re influenced by some of the most recognizable artists of the ’80s, and part of the film’s joy is seeing how they listen to a band like Duran Duran or The Cure and incorporate those styles into their next original songs all of which are fantastic. There’s a budding romance at the story’s center, but it’s the familial relationship between the band’s frontman and his burnout brother that gives the movie much of its emotional heft. [Ben Pearson]19. La La Land
A classic musical style, a contemporary love story, a tribute to jazz and cinema. These are all what make La La Land a love story that doesn’t go the way you think it will. Sure, there’s romance, and the musical sequences call back to a time when love seemed so much more simple. But maybe the real love story from director Damien Chazelle is the one that we all have with our dreams. Is it tragic that Mia Emma Stone and Sebastian Ryan Gosling who had a great love story are no longer together? Or would it have been more tragic if these two gave up on their dreams in order to be with each other? At the end of the day, it’s up to the audiences, and it’s a divisive question to ask. But either way, the movie serves as a reminder that we’re lucky to love at all, even if it’s only for a moment. [Ethan Anderton]18. Edge of Tomorrow
Quite possibly the most entertaining popcorn movie of the decade, Edge of Tomorrow is the best argument that big, glossy science fiction action movies can stand alongside high art. Tom Cruise plays brilliantly against type as a cowardly soldier caught in a time loop while battling an alien invasion and Emily Blunt matches him beat-for-beat as the badass warrior who trains him to kick ass. These two anchor the film and director Doug Liman drops them into one...
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The Netflix name has meant many things, including the best shows not on TV. And while there are some glaring omissions in their selection of good movies, there's still plenty to peruse. Narrowing them down to just 50 of the best Netflix films wasn't easy. Nonetheless, here's a ranked list of the best movies on Netflix streaming no film lover should miss, all of them just a simple click away.1. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Paramount
Run Time: 115 min | IMDb: 8.5/10
The Indiana Jones franchise has been housed on Amazon Prime for a while now, but it's finally making its way to Netflix with the streaming platform hosting all four feature films. Of course, nothing beats the original, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and as far as travel and adventure go, this movie has everything you could possibly want. A hero with a love for archeology and whips? Check. An adventure to recover a stolen artifact with destructive powers? Check check. Harrison Ford beating up Nazis while uttering sarcastic one-liners and with a twinkle in his eye? Did movies even exist before this?2. The Matrix 1999 Warner Bros.
Run Time: 136 min | IMDb: 8.7/10
The Wachowski sisters created one of the greatest sci-fi films in cinematic history with their mind-bending Matrix trilogy, but the original is hard to top. Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a young man unplugged from the matrix — a kind of alternate reality that keeps humans docile, so machines can harvest their life energy. He teams up with a band of rebels fighting the machines Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus and Carrie-Ann Moss as Trinity and faces off against a henchman named Agent Smith Hugo Weaving. The real draw of this trilogy, besides its inventive storyline, is the CGI effects. The movie also sports some of the most imaginative fight sequences you'll ever see on the big screen.3. There Will Be Blood 2007 Miramax
Run Time: 158 min | IMDb: 8.2/10
Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this gritty, Oscar-winning drama from Paul Thomas Anderson playing a turn-of-the-century prospector, who risks his faith and his family for oil. Daniel Plainview is a shrewd, callous businessman who adopts the orphaned son of a dead employee to make himself look more appealing to investors. When he hits oil in California, he wages a war with a local preacher and his family who stand in the way of Daniel's progress. Violence and yes, plenty of blood, follow.4. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2018 Sony
Run Time: 117 min | IMDb: 8.5/10
The Oscar-winning animated film follows a young kid named Miles, who becomes the web-slinging hero of his reality, only to cross paths with other iterations of...
EXCLUSIVE: Iola Evans Carnival Row, Adain Bradley Riverdale and Leo Howard Why Women Kill are the first to be cast in CW's The 100 prequel backdoor pilot, from The 100 developer/executive producer/showrunner Jason Rothenberg.Primetime-Panic
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Written by Rothenberg, the prequel is being developed as a planted spinoff and will be introduced in an episode from the upcoming seventh and final season of The 100.The Untitled 100 Prequel is set 97 years before the events of the original series. It starts with the end of the world — a nuclear apocalypse that wipes out most of the human population on Earth — and follows a band of survivors on the ground as they learn to cope in a dangerous world while fighting to create a new and better society from the ashes of what came before.
Evans will play Callie. Whip-smart and passionate with a rebellious streak to boot, Callie has spent years ignoring expectations in order to fight for the causes in which she believes. But when the apocalypse devastates the world she had been working so hard to save, Callie must find a new purpose, and future, for all that remains of humanity.
Bradley will portray Reese. Hard-working and headstrong, Reese has spent a lifetime in fierce competition with his beloved sister, Callie. But when the opportunity to finally prove his worth comes with an incredible cost, Reese must figure out what lines he is willing to cross to finally come out on top.
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Howard is August. A Rebellious and passionate musician, August is a member of a radical environmental group dedicated to saving the planet by any means necessary. After the apocalypse, he must figure out how to go on when everything he had been fighting for is gone.
Evans and Bradley have series regular options to return if the pilot is picked up to series.
Rothenberg will executive produce with The 100 EP Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo of Alloy for The 100 producers, Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. TV and CBS Television Studios.
The 100 follows a group of post-apocalyptic survivors, largely a group of criminal adolescents. They are among the first people from a space habitat, the Ark, to return to Earth after a devastating nuclear apocalypse.
Evans trained at the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland. She just played the lead role in the National Theatre's workshop for The Ocean at the End of the Lane, based on the Neil Gaiman novel. On television she appeared in a recent guest role on Amazon's Carnival Row opposite Orlando Bloom and Cara Delavigne, and last year on ITV's Vera, opposite Brenda Blethyn. She's repped by Circle of Confusion and Waring and McKenna in the...