Top ten blockbuster movies

This decade’s film industry has seen a wide variety of high standard movies. From the action packed Avengers series, to the fun filled Toy Story three and four. Here are my insights on the top ten of the 2010’s, ranked one to ten.

Avengers Endgame (2019)

      Without a doubt, Marvel’s Avengers Endgame was the number one movie of the decade. The film provided multiple surprising cinematic events with a whole decade’s worth of story leading up to them, for example when Iron Man passes away to the showdown between the remaining avengers and Thanos. Endgame gathered a startling $1.2 billion worldwide in its first five days, and later surpassed Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

       The Force Awakens was also a large cinematic event like Endgame, the birth of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. After 30 years from the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo is introduced to a new villain, Kylo Ren of the first order. It was the first Star Wars in ten years, and fans were anxious. The movie’s release built tremendous hype that had never been seen before. 

Furious 7 (2015)

       Starring Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel, Furious 7 is the second last in the Fast and Furious movie franchise. Paul Walker, the actor who played Brian O’ Connor in the previous films had passed away in 2013, so many fans wanted to see his last performance. Along with the farewell of Paul Walker the movie introduced a new problem, Owen Shaw’s older brother who wanted revenge. The movie grossed $1.515 billion, a record high for the franchise. 

Black Panther (2018) 

       Back to the MCU, starring Michael B Jordan and Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther did surprisingly well, and surpassed Avengers: Infinity War as the biggest movie of the year. The movie had a large impact on pop culture, presenting the first African American superhero. The film featured the main character T’Challa, who returns to his home in the fictional country of Wakanda, in Africa to take his place as king, but comes across many obstacles in the way

Jurassic World (2015) 

       Starring Chris Pratt at the peak of his popularity, Jurassic World was bound to be a hit. The film took a twist on the old Jurassic Park from the previous Jurassic Park III, which grossed an underwhelming $368.7 million worldwide, and made $1.67 billion in the box office. Jurassic World revolves around an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, so it’s definitely sci-fi, and one of the best the decade’s seen. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

       Before the MCU took the film industry by storm and Star Wars came back, the Harry Potter series had gained popularity. The movie features the wizardly world of Harry Potter, which engrossed fans who were readers and movie buffs. The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was the last of the series and was the final showdown between Harry Potter and Voldemort, good and evil. 


Interstellar (2014)

       If we’re talking about sci-fi, we definitely cannot skip over Interstellar. Something many space movies, or movies that revolve around science in general lack is emotional depth. But, Interstellar provides a sci-fi film packed with wonder, while at the same time has an emotion rich storyline which will make you cry at the end.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

       DC’s Batman series starring Christian Bale as Batman gained lots of popularity, and the Dark Knight Rises brought a new twist to the storyline pulling in many fans. Batman has to join forces with old and new allies to put on his mask for the last time, and do what he’s known for doing. The Dark Knight Rises did very well, amassing $1.085 billion.

Inside Out (2015)

       Inside Out, a children’s movie which appealed to both genders, and taught kids about feelings and had a deep meaning and lesson. This lesson was also very clear and could be understood by children, which is a thing many kids movies don’t have. Pixar did a great job keeping the film funny and lighthearted at the same time and with their top notch animation as usual. Inside Out pulled in $857 million, being one of the best children’s movies of the decade.

The Conjuring (2013)

       Even though The Conjuring and horror movies in general, make nowhere near what action movies like the avengers make in the box office, they are still a large part of the film industry. A reason for this may be that many people prefer watching horror movies at home instead of in a theater, for a better experience. Anyway, The Conjuring was one of the greatest horror movies of the decade, introducing the cursed doll Annabelle and starting the Conjuring and Annabelle series.

       The 2010’s were a great year for the film industry. New technology and advancements in animation, CGI, and 4K+3D provided for a movie experience like never before along with the talented directors and writers who come up with the rich storylines, birthing a new generation of film.