Top Ten By Year

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Best of 2015  

  1. World of Tomorrow Dir. Don Hertzfeldt. With Julia Pott, Winona Mae
  2. Carol Dir. Todd Haynes. With Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson
  3. Mistress America Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Heather Linda, Matthew Shear
  4. Phoenix Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne
  6. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Dir. Roy Andersson. With Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom
  7. Ex Machina Dir. Alex Garland. With Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander
  8. Girlhood Dir. Celine Sciamma. With Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré
  9. Spotlight Dir. Tom McCarthy. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Brian D’Arcy James
  10. Magic Mike XXL Dir. Gregory Jacobs. With Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Andie Macdowell

Read More: All Movies Screened in 2015

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Best of 2014

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel Dir. Wes Anderson. With Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Saoirse Ronan, F. Murray Abraham
  2. Under the Skin Dir. Jonathan Glazer. With Scarlett Johansson, Adam Pearson
  3. The Homesman Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. With Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Meryl Streep
  4. We Are the Best! Dir. Lukas Moodysson. With Mira Barkhammer, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
  5. Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay. With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey
  6. Inherent Vice Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Joanna Newsome
  7. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Dir. Isao Takahata. With Aki Asakura, Yukiji Asaoka, Isao Hashizume
  8. Blue Ruin Dir. Jeremy Saulnier. With Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, Kevin Kolack
  9. Boyhood Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Lorelai Linklater
  10. The Double Dir. Richard Ayoade. With Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige

Read More: All Movies Screened in 2014

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Best Movies of 2013

  1. Before Midnight Dir. Richard Linklater. With Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  2. The Act of Killing Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer. Documentary about the “gangsters” of the Indonesian Genocide
  3. Inside Llewyn Davis Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. With Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman
  4. Stories We Tell Dir. Sarah Polley. Documentary about Polley’s family and the relationship with her father
  5. No Dir. Pablo Larrain. With Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco
  6. The Grandmaster Dir. Wong Kar-wai. With Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan
  7. Enough Said Dir. Nicole Holofcener. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette
  8. Short Term 12 Dir. Destin Cretton. With Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr, Kaitlyn Dever, Keith Stanfield
  9. Ernest & Celestine Dir. Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner. With Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner
  10. 12 Years a Slave Dir. Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson

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Best Movies of 2005

  1. Grizzly Man Dir. Werner Herzog. Documentary about Timothy Treadwell and his Alaskan bears
  2. Munich Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Amalric
  3. Pride & Prejudice Dir. Joe Wright. With Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland
  4. The Squid and the Whale Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline
  5. The Proposition Dir. John Hillcoat. With Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Emily Watson
  6. The New World Dir. Terrence Malick. With Colin Farrell, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer
  7. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Dir. Tommy Lee Jones. With Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo
  8. War of the Worlds Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Justin Chadwick, Tim Robbins
  9. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party Dir. Michel Gondry. Documentary in which Dave Chappelle throws a blcok party
  10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Dir. Shane Black. With Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Read More: On the Best Movies of 2005

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Best Movies of 1995

  1. Safe Dir. Todd Haynes. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman
  2. Toy Story Dir. John Lasseter. With Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn
  3. Dead Man Dir. Jim Jarmusch. With Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Robert Mitchum, John Hurt
  4. The White Balloon Dir. Jafar Panahi. With Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafai
  5. Babe Dir. Chris Noonan. With James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, the voice of Christine Cavanaugh
  6. Seven Dir. David Fincher. With Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey
  7. Before Sunrise Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
  8. Kicking and Screaming Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman, Eric Stoltz, Olivia D’Abo
  9. Sense and Sensibility Dir. Ang Lee. With Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman
  10. Clueless Dir. Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy

Read More: On the Best Movies of 1995

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