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A Cavalcade of Cinema

My Favorite Movies of the 2010s

Originally, this post would be about my top ten favorite movies of the decade. However, looking over the number of movies I loved, I realized this would be either a.) impossible or b.) take too long. Also, my policy on entertainment is that i won’t check it out unless I think I’ll like it. Instead, I decided it’d be better to do what I call a cavalcade of cinema.

I’m going to list off all the movies this past decade that I enjoyed. Then I’ll sum up my thoughts about them in a two sentences or less. That way it’s a cavalcade of cinema

Despicable Me (2010)

Cavalcade of Cinema: Despicable Me

The start of a great new franchise and the creation of the Minions. Those little guys are so much fun.

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Cavalcade of Cinema 2: Toy Story 3

I have yet to fully see it, but I’ve seen enough clips of it online to count. Was the perfect way to cap off the franchise that started Pixar’s success.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Cavalcade of Cinema 3: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

An infinitely better reboot than that mess in the 2000s. Was also what first introduced me to Andy Serkis

The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Cavalcade of Cinema 4: The Cabin in the Woods

A Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard masterpiece that satirizes the horror film genre. One of the few horror films I enjoy.

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)

Cavalcade of Cinema 5: Marvel's The Avengers

Heralded the start of a new era of movies with an unprecedented crossover. This deserves to be preserved in the National Library of Congress for all time.

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Cavalcade of Cinema 6: Despicable Me 2

An improvement over an already amazing film with a great plot. Also gave us “Happy” by Pharell Williams

Book of Life (2014)

Cavalcade of Cinema 7: The Book of Life

Jorge Gutiérrez perfects the art style he created with El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera in this movie that was Coco before Coco was Coco.

The LEGO Movie (2014)

Cavalcade of Cinema 8: The LEGO Movie

A movie about one of the greatest line of toys of all time was awesome enough. Also, it’s what introduced me to Chris Pratt.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Cavalcade of Cinema 9: Star Wars The Force Awakens

As much as I criticize the Sequel Trilogy, I admit that it did give us some great new characters. Thus, it gets on this list. However, it also killed off Han, and I’m convinced its because Harrsion Ford didn’t want to play Han Solo anymore.

Jurassic World (2015)

Cavalcade of Cinema 10: Jurassic World

Another Chris Pratt success whilst serving as a soft reboot to the classic 1990s franchise. The fact that most of the park’s sponsored by corporations is so realistic.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (2015)

Cavalcade of Cinema 11: Dragon Ball Z: Ressurection F

This film saw the return of one of the most iconic villains in anime history, gave him a godlike new form, and did the same for Goku and Vegeta. The best part is that Frieza comes back for a third time later!

The Martian (2015)

Cavalcade of Cinema 12: The Martian

It’s Castaway meets Saving Private Ryan in space. Matt Damon was amazing in this film.

The Peanuts Movie (2015)

Cavalcade of Cinema 13: The Peanuts Movie

The first new addition to the legendary Peanuts franchise in years. It captures the magic that made Charlie Brown and his friends so beloved in the first place.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Cavalcade of Cinema 14: Captain America: Civil War

Started off Phase 3 of the MCU with as big a bang as possible. It functioned as a mini-Avengers film and served as our introduction to the best live-action Spider-Man to date.

Your Name (2016)

Cavalcade of Cinema 15: Your Name

One of the most romantic and surreal films I’ve ever seen in my life. I can’t sit through the ending without feeling tears welling up in my eyes.

Deadpool (2016)

Cavalcade of Cinema 16: Deadpool

This film made me acknowledge something that I tried to deny for years: Deadpool can be pretty funny. It also made Ryan Reynolds one of my favorite actor’s.

Sausage Party (2016)

Cavalcade of Cinema 17: Sausage Party

This film’s like if South Park decided to make a satire of Pixar movies, complete with humorous messages about life and learning to find meaning in it without relying on others. Also, the ending is hilarious.

Doctor Strange (2016)

Cavalcade of Cinema 18: Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch gives us our first true dive into the mystical side of the Marvel Universe as Doctor Strange. It also introduces an important Macguffin for Infinity War.

Get Out (2017)

Cavalcade of Cinema 19: Get Out

This is one horror film that you have to see in order to fully understand. Jordan Peele’s a master of the genre

Isle of Dogs (2018)

Cavalcade of Cinema 20: Isle of Dogs

A true masterpiece of stop-motion animation. That sushi making scene alone is a work of art.

Black Panther (2018)

Cavalcade of Cinema 21: Black Panther

A cultural phenomenon that takes a good, hard look at the legacy of Western intereference on Africa. Michael Jordan’s role as Erik Killmonger remains one of the best villains in the MCU, as he has very genuine reasons to hate Wakanda

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Cavalcade of Cinema 21: Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel did the impossible by juggling almost all of its roster in one of the most ambitious crossover films ever made. The ending will leave you with your mouth hanging open in shock.

Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Cavalcade of Cinema 22: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse

A love-letter to Marvel’s poster boy and one of the greatest heroes of all time. I couldn’t stop listening to “What’s Up, Danger” for days afterwards.

Ready Player One (2018)

Cavalcade of Cinema 23: Ready Player One

Pop Culture: The Movie, and I loved every minute of it.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 24: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks effortelessly slips into the role of Mister Rogers and reminds us of how a little kindness can change the world for the better. We need another Mister Rogers.

Apollo 11 (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 25: Apollo 11

An incredible, minute by minute documentary of one of the defining moments in human history. It comes out just in time for the 50th anniversary.

Detective Pikachu (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 26: Detective Pikachu

I’m convinced that Ryan Reynolds took this job so he could reference it in the next Deadpool movie. However, that doesn’t stop it from being the best movie based on a video game that I’ve ever seen.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 27: Avengers: Endgame

No words can properly describe the level of excitement from this culmination of eleven years of films. Go watch it on Disney+!

Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 28: Dragon Ball Super: Broly

BROLY. IS NOW. CANON. Nuff said.

Steven Universe: The Movie (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 29: Steven Universe: The Movie

If there was a way for a TV Movie to win an Oscar, then I would want it to be this movie.

Joker (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 30: Joker

It’s dark, depressing, and nihilistic, yet I couldn’t stop watching it. For the first time since Heath Ledger, we have a Joker. Jared Leto doesn’t count.

Klaus (2019)

Cavalcade of Cinema 31: Klaus

One of the best Christmas movie’s I’ve seen in years

Cavalcade of Cinema

Agree with my cavalcade of cinema picks? Let me know your cavalcade of cinema in the comments down below! Happy New Year!

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