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REBL's Recommendations

As the year comes to a close, it’s not only marking the end of 2019 but the end of another decade. We chose to celebrate the start of 2020 by looking back on the creative triumphs of last 10 years, and the movies that came with them. Although the majority of the team consider themselves (self) titled “film connoisseurs” - do not worry. We hold a wide range of taste and favourites diving deep into niche and particular aesthetics, while simultaneously holding on to the basics. For example, Magic Mike & Magic Mike XXL were close to making the list, however, after thought, consideration, and long team discussions, they unfortunately were removed and other titles took the polls. As a result, the culmination of this list takes a close look at genres, directors (shout out to the women down below) overall interests of the team, while showing the progress that our artistic culture has made over the last 10 years. As the holidays fast approach, you now have the perfect list of entertainment for the weeks ahead. Tune back in when 2030 hits for what the next 10 years have in store.


The REBLs Recommendations:


Number 10:


Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard

Hard to be a God, Aleksei German

Coco, Lee Unkrich & Adrien Molina

Krisha, Trey Edward Shults

Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow

The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino


Number 9:


Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn

Leviathon, Aleksei German

Prometheus, Ridley Scott

Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer

Sicario, Dennis Villeneuve

We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay


Number 8:


2 Days 1 Night, Lee Jae Woo

The Day He Arrives, Hong Sang- Soo

21 & 22 Jump Street, Phil Lord & Chris Miller

What We Do in the Shadows, Jemaine Clement & Taika Watitit

The Big Short, Adam McKay

Swiss Army Man, Dwan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig


Number 7:


Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance

Le Havre, Ali Kaurismaki

First Reformed, Paul Schrader

The Imitation Game, Morten Tyldum

Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven

Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford


Number 6:


Social Network, David Fincher

The Black Power Mixtape, Goran Olsonn

Inception, Christopher Nolan

The Interrogation Theory, David Fincher

The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese

Le Garçons Sauvages, Bertrand Mandico


Number 5:


Her, Spike Jonze

The Irishman, Martin Scorsese

Evil Dead, Sam Raimi

The Rider, Chloé Zhao

Get Out, Jordan Peele

Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmush

Walk the Line, James Mangold


Number 4:

Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino

Parasite, Bong Joon- Ho

The Butler, Lee Daniels

Cameraperson, Kristen Johnson

The Lobster, Yórgos Lánthimos

The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan


Number 3:


Inside Llewynn Davis, Ethan & Joel Coen

Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade

Mad Max, George Miller & George Ogilvie

Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, David Fincher

The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmush

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

Number 2:


Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

Stray Dogs, Tsai Ming- Liang

Wall Street, Oliver Stone

The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson

12 Years A Slave, Steve McQueen

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

The Nice Guys, Shane Black


Number 1:


Warrior, Gavin O’Connor

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Infinity War, Anthony Russo

Amour, Michael Haneke

Lion, Garth Davis

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson

Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino