Sugg: IMDb Poll Board Top 5 Picks for 2010s

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Choose the 5 movies that defined your decade

List:https://www.imdb.com/list/ls095055574...
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Good idea!

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Whiplash (2014)
War Dogs (2016)
The Revenant (2015)
Shutter Island (2010)
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Thank you, your choices added
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Can you remove Whiplash and add Joker. Thanks!
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Done
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Joe,

For your consideration:
1. The Theory of Everything (2014)
2. The Imitation Game (2014)
3. Interstellar (2014)
4. Hidden Figures (2016)
5. Frozen (I) (2013)

I'm a fan of Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Kip Thorne and Katherine Johnson. I appreciate the use of fractal in the song "Let it go."
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The GKA Squad
My 5 are:
Joy
Lucy
Hunger Games
Atomic Blonde
Red Sparrow
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My list, 

1. The Witch (2015)
2. The Devil Lives Here (2015) 
3. Suspiria (2018)
4. Evil Dead (2013) 
5. The Neon Demon (2016)


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Oh my god, that's hard.

1. In den Gängen/In the Aisles (2018)
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
3. Nightcrawler (2014)
4. Us (2019)
5. Shoplifters (2018)

Honorable mentions:
Drive (2011), Get Out (2017), Lucky (2017), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), 99 Homes (2014)
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May I ask why "Mad Max", I started it yesterday and fell asleep (not because of the film) I have to finish it and can get a few glimpses of what made it so successful, but what makes it so special for you?
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The first few minutes are not as exciting, but once the proper action gets starts it's like The General (1926) on steroids for me, with the best stunts and some of the best chase moments I've seen. It's hard to compare this purely aesthetic action spectacle to the quieter dramas, of course. I have seen some of the entries of the list only once, Mad Max may well be replaced after rewatches.
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I agree: this is so difficult. 'Great idea for a poll but it's so difficult limiting it to five. 
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I love your list, btw, alb. 'So glad that you have 'Shoplifters' bc I didn't include it but it was difficult not to. 
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Following Breumaster's post, here's the top 30:

1. In den Gängen/In the Aisles (2018)
2. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
3. Nightcrawler (2014)
4. Us (2019)
5. Shoplifters (2018)
6. Drive (2011)
7. Get Out (2017)
8. Lucky (2017)
9. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
10. 99 Homes (2014)
11. Toni Erdmann (2016)
12. Hell or High Water (2016)
13. It Follows (2014)
14. The Florida Project (2017)
15. Two Days, One Night (2014)
16. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
17. The Measure of a Man (2015)
18. Wild Tales (2014)
19. Housebound (2014)
20. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
21. Ladybird (2017)
22. Carol (2015)
23. Victoria (2015)
24. Guilty of Romance (2011)
25. Midnight in Paris (2011)
26. Slow West (2015)
27. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
28. The Death of Stalin (2017)
29. Only God Forgives (2013)
30. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

This decade had a great variety of ideas and potentials, but there were few if any movies that rose to my all-time top. There is little difference qualitywise between number 11 and 30 or even some movies that didn't make the list (there are some outrageous snubs for sure), but I don't trust numbers much anyway when it comes to valuing art and entertainment.

If Joker had the guts and the intelligence of its paragons, it would probably top the decade.
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Also good picks!
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I might say that 'Night Crawler' misses on my tom 30 list. It was a shocking cool movie. I would say - at least 10 is a minimum to pick for a decade. 10 is 1 for each year! So everybody has to pick his personal best movie for each of the ten years. I would stumble through the years, finding the best of every year. Because I like so many good movies. That's hard enough.

In view of that I've rated more than 4000 movies on the database, the real unimaginative movies might get a 5/10 from me, because they might be entertaining somehow, but surely show a lack of quality. That are e.g. the countdown horror movies. you can watch them beside, but they're not worth paying full attention.

When a movie gets a 10/10 from me, I was enlighted of the movie. The makers did well to get my attention after watching pretty more than 4000 movies. (IMDb wasn't en vogue 20 years before, now surely IMDb is a place for every movie dude, so there surely were tons of productions I saw when I didn't know I can rate that later on a website) Many of my ratings base on feeling and remembering movies 20 years ago or something.

For every decade 10 movies is a pretty short number. That is what I wanted to say.
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Ok, Joe. My Top 5:

1. 'Avengers: Endgame'
On my opinion the movie was justly hyped, because it's the peak of a 12-year-epos, that got it's climax in an epic movie, bonding up all the stories of earlier movies of that movie series in one big showdown! What a climax this year! You know where the $2.797 bn came from.

2. 'Avengers: Infinity War':
It was the big preparation of the great final movie. It was big, leaving many fans like me with the thought that there can be only a bigger one. And this promise was held in the concluding movie.

3. 'Mother!'
Again a great movie of Darren Aronofsky, depicting both testaments. It's a big movie idea. I know that many people can not cope with it, but it shows peoples behavior on earth, telling it  in a similie on the bible. That was a very deeply experience for me at cinema. It was a shocking view on that human matter. But it was executed verry clear and wise.

4. 'The Artist'
It was a funny and fresh look an the old b/w genre. The story was fresh and it was excellently executed. Jean Dujardin held a homage on the old stars. I did like it and even cried a tear on the dispair of George Valentin and the fresh talent. The end made me happy as can.

5. 'Interstellar'
One of the greates space movies ever. I like it, because it centers on mankinds suffering on being dependent on the circumstances our planet allows. Maybe mankind will find better ways in the future, but as long as weird ideologies inhibit our options, we  are damned on this planet. And as long we disrespect our planet, we are doomed to extinction. But when we respect all good and usefull knowledge we have, further generations may survive and might go where no man has gone before. ;)
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Thanks breu for choosing your own top, it could have been a bit traumatic and I feel guilty haha, but I really wanted to have your top on my list.
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Joe, you know how to torture ! ;)
Can you please  replace "Avengers: Infinity War' with 'The Kings Speech'? My heart is bleeding, but it has to be.
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And yes - it is traumatic !   ;(   ;)
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Creed
Lady Bird
A Separation
The Big Short
The Wolf of Wall Street

Honorable mentions to two animated movies
Coco and The Wind Rises
I wish I could add them
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Our lists complement each other, The Big Short and The Wolf of Wall Street are about the culprits of the financial crisis while 99 Homes is (mainly) about the victims.
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Or they would if 99 Homes made it to the Top 5.
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This is awesome!
Rampage
Christopher Robin
Fate of the Furious
Beauty and the Beast (2014, not 2017)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
I think these are my picks for the moment, if I want to change I will let you know.  :)
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Narni, whenever you want you can change your choices. I'm still undecided with mine.
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your question says 'your decade'...but you are referring to this past decade, right?...

just checking.....
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Yep!
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my five from this past decade...in no particular order and just off the top of my head....

1...mr. holmes
2...the man who invented christmas
3...sherlock holmes: a game of shadows
4....whiplash
5....corner gas: the movie
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Inside Out (I) (2015)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Your Name. (2016)
Zootopia (2016)
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All tops added, thanks
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Hi Joe.
A minor Boo Boo XLX should be XLIX
Thanks
Ed
:):)
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Sorry Ed, fixed
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Thanks
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I thought I'd like yours, portman, and I do. :)
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Thanks, I cant wait to see your other four choices.
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I’m really surprised by the lists so far. Where is Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Avengers, Tarantino movies (only 1 so far), Star Wars, Toy Story???
The lists are interesting!
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Mom's Night Out almost made my list, and I'm still struggling with whether or not to add Dawn Treader.  :)
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1_Your Name
2_Inside Llewyn Davis
3_Paterson
4_The Wind Rises
5_The Sisters Brothers
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Wind Rises would've been my 7th pick and I was about to include Llewyn Davis, a pretty underrated Coens film, good taste man!
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I just saw The Babadook and it has been really impressive, it is so difficult to replace some movie of my top 5 but I am willing to place Babadook instead of The Sister Brothers.
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'Paterson' might be on mine, as well. 
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Rub, I'm waiting for your top :)
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My tip-top is easy and won't be a surprise to anyone who was around the board two years ago and heard me chattering on about it incessantly, lol: The Florida Project could take my top ten spots. :)  I promise, though, I'll get my other four to you soon. 
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1) John Wick
2) The Equalizer
3) Avengers Endgame
4) Spider-Man Far From Home
5) Deadpool
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1-Inception
2-Joker
3-Interstellar
4-Dunkirk
5-Nightcrawler
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I don't always consider Inception as part of the 2010s but since the ultimate goal is the get people vote for my top 5 I will do as everybody and include the year 2010.
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If it's not too late for my picks... Well, that's hard, but I doubt situation will change significantly during the remainder of the year, so there, my picks in chronological order:
1) Drive (2011)
2) The Guest (2014)
3) Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
4) Glass (2019)
5) Joker (2019)
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Cinephile and Nikolay, your choices has been added
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Ok, I think that I have my list. I mean I do have a list but I will continue to change it in my head -- but I won't change it here online. : )

One little problem I had was the difference between "best" and "favorite" but I sort of tried to draw it down the middle. Anyway, here goes:

1. The Florida Project (surprise, surprise, lol)
2. Disobedience
3. Tree of Life
4. Summer 1993 
5. Lady Bird

I feel wrong to not include a film called 'Kedi' but I think I can keep my promise not to change the list. :)
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Kedi still loves you even though you left her off your list.
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Good top Rub, you are free to change your options if you want, at least until this is published :)
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Hahaha, Stephen, and thank you, both. You both were so supportive for what was a traumatic decision for me, lol. Seriously, though - thank you for the smiles. 
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Tough, tough question. But decade defining? Let's see...

1) Avengers: Endgame (2019) 
2) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
3) Joker (2019)
4) Inception (2010)
5) Her (2013)

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Ewwww, I just noticed the "defined your decade" and mine might change by one film. Eh-oh, just when I thought I had made a decision, lol. 
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Toy Story 3 (2010)
Black Swan (2010)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Frances Ha (2012)
Whiplash (2014)
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Nice! Frances HA! (♥óᄌò)ノ♡
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Glad to know you also like it.
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I second that. :)
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Added all, thanks
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Joe,

It looks like you added Infinity War twice for my picks rather than Joker as my third.
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Sorry, it's fixed
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Bump

Peter, Jess, Dibby?
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Joe, I notice you say the decade may not be as good as other decades. I actually think it was a great decade for film. 2016 and 2017 were amazing, I thought, critics love 2018, as well, and most of the years generated a good bit of excellence - I don't know about Hollywood, so much, but otherwise definitely.  
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Yes, this decade was not as bad as movie "scholars" make us believe, I should probably edit the description.
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Yeah, I certainly read scholarly criticisms of the earlier part of the decade but that seemed to change in 2016, and I got the feeling that the consensus is that the Hollywood studios were tepid throughout the decade but that smaller budget, independent and non-English-language cinema was alive and kicking.  : )