Published Nov 27, 2019The decade is coming to a close, and one of humanity's favourite ways to mark the passage of time continues to be listmaking. As such, the Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque has pieced together a list of the best films of the last decade.
Dubbed "The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View," the list was compiled by a panel of experts from Canada and abroad. That group includes film curators, archivists and historians.
The list includes everything from well-trod territory like Jordan Peele's Get Out to films you may not have seen yet, like Lucrecia Martel's 2017 work Zama, which took the No. 1 spot.
Read the full list of TIFF Cinematheque's top films of the decade below. When you're done that, you can check out Exclaim!'s top films of the decade here.
The Best of the Decade: An Alternative View:
1. Zama (2017) dir. Lucrecia Martel
2. Toni Erdmann (2016) dir. Maren Ade
3. Adieu au langage (2014) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
4. Moonlight (2016) dir. Barry Jenkins
5. Sieranevada (2016) dir. Cristi Puiu
6. (tie) The Assassin (2015) dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien, Transit (2018) dir. Christian Petzold
7. Film Socialisme (2010) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
8. (tie) Holy Motors (2012) dir. Leos Carax,
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
9. (tie) The Master (2012) dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, Ida (2013) dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, Get Out (2017) dir. Jordan Peele, Neighboring Sounds (2012) dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho, Faces Places (2017) dir. Agnès Varda and JR, Vitalina Varela (2019) dir. Pedro Costa
10. (tie) The Turin Horse (2011) dir. Béla Tarr, Burning (2018) dir. Lee Chang-dong, The Strange Case of Angelica (2010) dir. Manoel de Oliveira