The 20 Best Movie Scenes of The 2010s (2022)

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With the end of the 2010’s we’ve all been having fun preparing and counting down what the best these last 10 years have brought us. It begs repeating that this is no official list, it’s just one person’s view and no one else. We encourage everyone to share their favorites, especially if they’re not mentioned here, because 20 just isn’t enough to properly convey how many great cinematic moments we’ve had. But nevertheless, it’s what I’m going with. So, here are my selections for the 20 Best Scenes of the 2010’s.

20. Taxi Massacre – I Saw the Devil (2010)

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The funny thing about this scene is that you could argue that it really doesn’t need to be in the movie since it doesn’t relate to much, but damn is it the highlight moment of tension and violence. In a spot where the serial killer finds himself in a predicament with two lesser thugs, all hell is unleashed. Part of what makes the exhilaration of this scene is this is the only murder he commits that doesn’t come to innocents, so we weirdly find ourselves routing for him here. The bloodshed is something to behold and it intensified even more by a 360 camera that moves around everyone as this painful act is taking place.

19. The Ending – The Hunt (2012)

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False accusations aren’t as common as many detractors would want to believe, that’s why the instances where these false claims are made it’s decisively hard to convince anyone otherwise. For a moment it seems like the truth is out and Lucas is accepted back into the town’s circles. But then in this final moment an anonymous figure attempts to shoot him dead. Whether it’s literal or metaphoric isn’t what’s important because what we know this lie told about him will follow him forever. People like Lucas are victims, and just like sexually abused victims the effects of these claims can stay with them long afterwards.

18. .03% – The Social Network (2010)

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This scene in hindsight shows us the warning signs of what we were going to experience with Zuckerberg and social media. The acting in this moment is top notch by the likes of Eisenberg and Garfield, and that certainly needs attention brought to it. But what grabs us is the sense of a friendship torn apart by power, money, and control. Zuckerberg was insecure, whenever he felt overpowered, he knew he needed to secure power once again. Even at the expense of his closest friends. There’s perhaps no story more telling of the 21st Century than that of Facebook. At the end someone remarks “You’re not an asshole Mark, you’re just trying so hard to be”. I’d say that first part hasn’t held up well.

17. Give the People what they want – Birdman (2014)

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The ingenuity of “Birdman” is the way it consistently walks a tightrope between everything, from reality and life, to art and entertainment. The scene in question where Riggan hears his inner voice of Birdman, the character he once played long ago, strikes a unique balance between art and audiences. The ultimate proclamation raised is whether it’s better to give the people what they want to distract from everything else or is it best to follow your passion if its what you need. Normally a scene like this would be out of place but the film is already so dreamlike and metaphoric that it blends in as well as any soul-searching monologue, and to be able to accomplish that with the routines of Hollywood action is pretty remarkable.

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16. The Finale – Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (2019)

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If you know your history then you’ll know that Sharon Tate was an unfortunate victim of the Manson murders, when she was two weeks away from giving birth no less. So, as we approach the climax of Tarantino’s film, we have an expectation of what will happen. Tarantino delivers exactly what we would expect out of him. The direction he chose to go in is what brought everything home, the final moment and closing shot in particular. A perfect blend of fantasy and reality that plays out like the kind of fairy tale we wish everything could be. This is what shows Quentin’s love for films and of this time period, that we can dream a little bit and that these dreams can mean something.

15. The Rainstorm – Parasite (2019)

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What’s amazing about “Parasite” is that even with showing both sides of the wealth divide with care, it never gets in the way of the distinctions made between the two. The gap between the Kim Ki and Park families is something to behold, Bong Joon-ho directs with incredible passages and sequences to illustrate this. When a rainstorm starts the Park family sit on their couch and enjoy the pleasant site of watching their son set up a tent in the backyard – meanwhile the Kim Ki family are fighting through a flood of water that’s drenched their home.

One family’s enjoyment is another family’s suffering. More than anything, these moments of privilege and non-privilege are what boils the subtle animosity between the two families that explodes in later scenes. As such, this moment serves as the midpoint that solidifies everything that transpires.

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14. The Beach – Roma (2018)

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Through revolution, riots, divorce, unexpected pregnancy, and suppressed emotions, this final moment is what “Roma” has been building to. In a stunning act of selflessness where Cleo saves the children from drowning despite not knowing how to swim, this moment of relief isn’t felt for long as despite saving those from death she acknowledges to wanting her baby to die as a stillborn. In this one embrace, the film balances between the acceptance of death and the beginning of a new life for everyone involved. Alfonso Cuarón made this film as a love letter to the women in his life growing up, more specifically his family maid. And the love for his family is felt most powerful in this scene.

13. The Bus Massacre – Incendies (2010)

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“Incendies” tells a story of war and revolution in the Lebanese Civil War, told from the personal perspective of one woman named Nawal. In one heart wrenching sequence she’s in a bus full of Muslim refugees as they get stopped by Christian Nationalists. They gun down the entire bus and burn all the bodies, sparing Nawal because of her Christian heritage.

It’s in this moment she faces the evil war crimes that are permeating in her country, this moment is when she decides to join the Muslim fighters and oppose Christian Nationalism. These extremes she was forced into confronting only served to push her to more extremes she otherwise never would’ve done. These extremes being committed by all sides in the war, justifying their actions by claiming it in the name of their gods.

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12. Leading People to Death – Son of Saul (2015)

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I would say this is the greatest use of handheld I’ve ever seen for the way it forces us to confront these acts as a world around us at every given moment, neck deep in the atrocities and gut wrenching ‘chores’ to perform daily. More specifically we follow Saul, one of many Jewish men in Auschwitz who works as a Sonderkommando for the Nazi forces. He goes through the routines of leading his own people bare naked into chambers, knowing they’re going to be killed, collects their belongings, scrubs blood off the ground, drags dead bodies around, and shovels their ashes into a lake.

This is more reason why he goes out of his way to give a proper burial to a boy he claims is his son but isn’t. And these moments make us see why he wants to do this, to give just one piece of order in a world that’s gone to hell.

11. The Sunken Place – Get Out (2017)

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There aren’t many films this decade that have created an image so lasting that it’s become a coined phrase in pop culture, but “The Sunken Place” is certainly one of those. The scene itself is set up to perfection with Chris, tears of fear running down his face, falling victim to the most unassuming of weapons as his mind is being penetrated. He sinks beneath the floor as he stares up at his oppressor, now having become a victim. In the moment itself we’re told it’s a cure for his smoking addiction, but we know this is merely a gateway to something far more sinister. The commentary in the film is clear and is heightened more so by the absurdist horror of it, as we watch a family quite literally try to push out black consciousness.

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What movies were popular in 2010? ›

Feature Film, Released between 2010-01-01 and 2010-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Inception (2010) ...
  • Shutter Island (2010) ...
  • Black Swan (2010) ...
  • Kick-Ass (2010) ...
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) ...
  • A Serbian Film (2010) ...
  • The Social Network (2010) ...
  • The Town (2010)

What are the best movie decades? ›

Most film scholars will tell you that the 1970s were the greatest decade of film.

Was 2010 the best year for movies? ›

2010 was one of the finest years in history for cinema. With the era of classic films long in the past, the film industry seems to have spent a long time trying to relive the heyday of exciting, tense, character-driven stories in every genre.

What's the most famous movie scene? ›

We've compiled a list of the 10 most iconic movie scenes of all time.
  • The Shower Scene – Psycho (1960)
  • “I am your father” Scene – Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • “I'm Flying” Scene – Titanic (1997)
  • “D-Day” Scene – Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • “Bullet Time” Scene – The Matrix (1999)
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What was the hardest scene to film? ›

The scene required Chan to pull off a game-winning kick.
...
Here are five movies with scenes considered the toughest to shoot.
  • Spider-man – The Tray Catch Scene. ...
  • Saving Private Ryan – D Day Assault Scene. ...
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – ...
  • The Lord of the Rings – The Hobbits. ...
  • Dragon Lord – The Hacky Sack Scene.

What was the number 1 movie in 2010? ›

Toy Story 3

What was the most viewed movie in 2010? ›

1. Toy Story 3 (2010)

What is the most underrated movie of all time? ›

The Most Underrated Films of All Time
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  • American Psycho (2000) ...
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  • Eyes Wide Shut (1999) ...
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) ...
  • Cruising (1980) ...
  • Solaris (2002)

What is the #1 movie in US history? ›

All Time Domestic Box Office
RankYearMovie
12015Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
22019Avengers: Endgame
32021Spider-Man: No Way Home
42009Avatar
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What was the #1 movie in December 2010? ›

TRON: Legacy

What is the best movie year of all time? ›

Historians call 1939 "Hollywood's Golden Year" and for good reason. It gave us The Wizard of Oz, with its ruby red slippers, Wicked Witch, and classic songs like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." There was Gone with the Wind, a Civil War epic that's still the highest-grossing movie ever, adjusting for inflation.

What was best movie of the year for 2013? ›

2013 - BEST MOVIES
  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime. ...
  • Her (2013) R | 126 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi. ...
  • The Past (2013) PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery. ...
  • Dallas Buyers Club (2013) ...
  • Prisoners (2013) ...
  • 12 Years a Slave (2013) ...
  • The Great Beauty (2013) ...
  • Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

What is the best movie endings of all time? ›

Best Movie Endings of All Time, Ranked
  • 8/10 The Notebook.
  • 7/10 Eyes Wide Shut.
  • 6/10 Fargo.
  • 5/10 The Godfather.
  • 4/10 Se7en.
  • 3/10 Psycho.
  • 2/10 Titanic.
  • 1/10 The Shawshank Redemption.
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What are the best opening scenes in film history? ›

The Best Opening Scenes Of All Time, Ranked
  • 8/13 The Dark Knight.
  • 7/13 The Matrix.
  • 6/13 There Will Be Blood.
  • 5/13 Inglourious Basterds.
  • 4/13 The Social Network.
  • 3/13 The Godfather.
  • 2/13 Jaws.
  • 1/13 Saving Private Ryan.
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Which movie is most searched on Google? ›

  1. RRR. RRR.
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  3. K.G.F : Chapter 2. K.G.F : Chapter 2. ...
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  5. Thor : Love and Thunder. ...
  6. Jurassic World (2015) ...
  7. Spider-Man : Homecoming. ...
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man Trilogy. ...
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What is the saddest scene in cinema? ›

Top Ten Saddest Movie Scenes
  • 1 John Coffey's execution - The Green Mile. ...
  • 2 Opening scene - Up. ...
  • 3 Mufasa's death - The Lion King. ...
  • 4 Death of Billy Flynn - The Champ.
  • 5 Don't let me leave, Murph! - ...
  • 6 Bruno and Shmuel getting gassed - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. ...
  • 7 Bambi's mother's death - Bambi.

What was the number one movie in 2011? ›

Harry Potter and the Deathl…

Who was the biggest star in 2010? ›

Robert Downey, Jr.

What was the most viewed movie in 2009? ›

Highest-grossing films
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  • Up. Walt Disney Studios. ...
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon. Summit Entertainment. ...
  • Avatar. 20th Century Fox. ...
  • The Hangover. Warner Bros. ...
  • Star Trek. Paramount Pictures. ...
  • Monsters vs. Aliens. ...
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. 20th Century Fox.

What was the 2010s era called? ›

The 2010s (pronounced ''twenty-tens"; shortened to "the '10s", also known as "The Tens" or more rarely "The Teens") was the decade that began on January 1, 2010, and ended on December 31, 2019.

What was big in 2010s? ›

Britain saw a new generation of royals emerge, countries around the world passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage, a U.S. president was impeached by the House of Representatives and a beloved baseball team ended a 108-year-long dry spell by winning a World Series.

What was the 2010s style called? ›

The 2010s were defined by hipster fashion, athleisure, a revival of austerity-era period pieces and alternative fashions, swag-inspired outfits, 1980s-style neon streetwear, and unisex 1990s-style elements influenced by grunge and skater fashions.

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Top Grossing Movies of 2012
RankMovieGenre
1The AvengersAction
2The Dark Knight RisesAction
3The Hunger GamesThriller/Suspense
4SkyfallAction
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What is the highest grossing movie of the 2010s? ›

8 Highest-Grossing Movies of the 2010s
  • 8/8 Frozen II — $1.45B.
  • 7/8 Furious 7 —$1.51B.
  • 6/8 The Avengers — $1.51B.
  • 5/8 The Lion King — $1.65B.
  • 4/8 Jurassic World — $1.67B.
  • 3/8 Avengers: Infinity War — $2.04B.
  • 2/8 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens — $2.06B.
  • 1/8 Avengers: Endgame — $2.7B.
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Which movie has 10 out of 10 IMDb rating? ›

IMDb Rating: 9.0 - 9.9
DAVEIMDbTITLE
109.6Band of Brothers (2001)
109.3The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
109.2The Godfather (1972)
109.1The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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Most Watched Movies Of All Time
  • Titanic (1997) ...
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ...
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) ...
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) ...
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ...
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) ...
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ...
  • The Lion King (1994)

What is the #1 rated movie in the world? ›

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

What films are 100% Rotten Tomatoes? ›

Let's take a look at some of the best movies which have also gotten the revered 100% Rotten Tomatoes score.
  • 12/12 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 11/12 Frankenstein (1931)
  • 10/12 Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • 9/12 Henry V (1989)
  • 8/12 The Philadelphia Story (1940)
  • 7/12 Toy Story (1995)
  • 6/12 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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Has any movie ever got 100% Rotten Tomatoes? ›

To date, Leave No Trace holds the site's record, with a rating of 100% and 251 positive reviews.

What movie has 0 percent Rotten Tomatoes? ›

List
FilmYearNo. of reviews
Bolero198423
Jaws: The Revenge198741
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol198720
Problem Child199029
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What was the first movie to make $1 billion? ›

Titanic became the first movie to gross over $1 billion worldwide on March 1, 1998, in 74 days of release. The list below is restricted to the 10 who reached the milestone the fastest.

What is the longest film in history? ›

Cinematic films
TitleRunning timeYear released
Out 1 (Noli me tangere)775 min (12 hr, 55 min)1971
How Yukong Moved the Mountains763 min (12 hr, 43 min)1976
Evolution of a Filipino Family593 min (9 hr, 53 min)2004
Shoah566 min (9 hr, 26 min)1985
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What was the top 10 movies in 2011? ›

In-Year Release
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Warner Bros. ...
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Paramount Pictures. ...
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Summit Entertainment. ...
  • The Hangover Part II. Warner Bros. ...
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. ...
  • Fast Five. ...
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. ...
  • Cars 2.

What is the most Christmasy movie ever? ›

The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
  1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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  3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ...
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) ...
  5. Elf (2003) ...
  6. A Christmas Story (1983) ...
  7. Home Alone (1990) ...
  8. White Christmas (1954) ...
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What is considered the funniest movie of all time? ›

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  • 'This Is Spinal Tap' ...
  • 'Caddyshack' ...
  • 'Young Frankenstein' ...
  • 'Animal House' ...
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  • 'Airplane! ...
  • 'Blazing Saddles'
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What were the top 10 movies in 2014? ›

Top 10 Movies of 2014
  • Interstellar (2014) PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi. ...
  • Boyhood (I) (2014) R | 165 min | Drama. ...
  • Gone Girl (2014) ...
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) ...
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) ...
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) ...
  • The Raid 2 (2014) ...
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

What was the most viewed movie in 2014? ›

Share All sharing options for: The 30 most popular movies of 2014. The yearly domestic box office for 2014 was down over $500 million from 2013, capping off a year that proved an overall disappointment in ticket sales. Guardians of the Galaxy comes in at #1.

What movie was number one in 2014? ›

1. "Transformers: Age Of Extinction": over $1 billion. The worst-reviewed movie on this list is also the highest-grossing one! "Transformers: Age of Extinction" became the highest-grossing film of the year after just two weeks in theaters.

What are some of the best two person scenes in movie history? ›

  • Mr. Pink and Mr. White arguing in Reservoir Dogs.
  • Eddie and Reed meet and talk over margaritas in Boogie Nights.
  • Jules and Vincent talk in the car in Pulp Fiction.
  • Jake and Joey in the kitchen ("Hit me! C'mon!") in Raging Bull.

What is the biggest movie opening ever? ›

Avengers: Endgame

Which movie used the most extras in history? ›

The Guinness World Record for the most extras ever used in a film is held by “Gandhi.” The film included roughly 300,000 extras in a funeral scene. 300,000 extras appeared in the funeral sequence. About 200,000 were volunteers and 94,560 were paid a small fee (under contract).

What is the most emotional movie scene? ›

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  2. When the dog dies in Marley and Me. ...
  3. When Private Ryan visits Captain Miller's grave in Saving Private Ryan. ...
  4. When Asa crawls under the fence to be with Shmuel in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
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What is the best movie duo of all time? ›

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  • Andy + Red (The Shawshank Redemption) ...
  • WALL•E + EVE (WALL•E)
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What is one movie everyone should see in their lifetime? ›

1. "The Godfather" (1972) "The Godfather" (and its sequel) is just one of those perfect movies. The story, casting, and direction all work together to create onscreen magic.

Who has the most kills in cinematic history? ›

The star with the most on-screen kills ever was actor and producer Jimmy Wang Yu, best known for his roles in 'The Man from Hong Kong' (1975), Wu xia (2011), and One-Armed Boxer II (1976), has been named the deadliest actor of all time, with 2,477 kills.

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