Avocado Sight & Sound Year IV: Best of the 2010s edition

It’s time for my annual poll to determine what we think the best movies ever are. This year, I’m doing something different: since it’s a new decade, I thought it would be neat to do a best of the decade poll for this year. Here’s the rules for this year:

1.) Your list can only contain 10 titles; no more, no less. However, you’re more than encouraged to include as many honorable mentions as you want.
2.) Every movie listed must have been released from January 1st, 2010 to December 31st, 2019. If it was released in other countries in 2009 but released in your country in 2010, it doesn’t count.
3.) No TV miniseries and definitely no TV series. (NOTE: OJ: Made in America was released in theaters before being shown on ESPN, so you can vote for it.)
4.) More of a suggestion than a rule but listing films in this format will make things easy for me: “[Film Title] directed by [Director(s)], [Year]. Also, listing the films in alphabetical order would help too.
5.) As always, obvious joke ballots won’t be counted.
6.) This one is important, so I’m going to bold it: There is to be no mocking of other people’s picks. This is supposed to be fun and this shit isn’t fun at all, so don’t do it.
7.) The only criteria for your list (beyond its release) should be “films you like the most.”
8.) Since we’ve had some issues with our lists being mostly male, here’s a list of recommended films from women from this decade: https://letterboxd.com/murnaufan/list/recommended-films-from-women/decade/2010s/ If you’re having trouble picking films out, this might help.

To get things rolling, here’s my picks:

Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve, 2016
Before Midnight directed by Richard Linklater, 2013
Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater, 2014
Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino, 2012
Drive directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011
The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino, 2015
Inception directed by Christopher Nolan, 2010
Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller, 2015
The Master directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012
The Tree of Life directed by Terrence Malick, 2011