The decade began with emotional farewells to Harry Potter and Toy Story, Iron Man 2 disappointing everyone who came into contact with it and Tim Burton’s trippy take on Alice in Wonderland hinting that maybe, just maybe, 3D was here to stay.
Fast forward ten years and Marvel has shrugged off that rare misfire to become an all-conquering, Martin-Scorsese-upsetting behemoth, 3D is all but mothballed again, Star Wars is back and old franchises (hello Toy Story) proved to be not nearly as finished as we thought they were. And in among those headline stories, there have been some killer movies released.
From films by brilliant new voices like Ari Aster, Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele to old masters like Hirokazu Kore-eda, Richard Linklater, George Miller and Kathryn Bigelow, here’s a half-century of greats from the 2010s.
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