Special Report

Highest-Rated American Movies of the 2010s

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

24. The King’s Speech (2010)
> Director: Tom Hooper
> Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi
> Domestic box office gross: $138.8 million — #214 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This historical drama follows the rise of King George VI as he works with a speech and language therapist to overcome his stutter. The therapist’s friendship and perseverance assist the new monarch as he leads Britain into World War II.

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

23. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
> Director: Steve McQueen
> Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt
> Domestic box office gross: $56.7 million — #522 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This biographical drama details the story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man and violinist from New York State who is abducted into slavery in Louisiana. The film won three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.

Source: Courtesy of E Stars Films

22. Dangal (2016)
> Director: Nitesh Tiwari
> Starring: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra
> Domestic box office gross: $12.4 million — #971 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

Dangal is an Indian biographical sports drama shot in Hindi. It portrays former amateur wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat as he trains two of his daughters to become award-winning wrestlers, despite community disapproval.

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21. Room (2015)
> Director: Lenny Abrahamson
> Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson
> Domestic box office gross: $14.7 million — #941 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This award-winning drama based on a novel by Emma Donaghue depicts the day to day confinement of a young woman and her 5-year-old son who are prisoners of a man who abducted her seven years prior.

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

20. Toy Story 4 (2019)
> Director: Josh Cooley
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale
> Domestic box office gross: $434.0 million — #20 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This Pixar animated comedy is the fourth film in the “Toy Story” series. It follows a group of sentient children’s toys as they travel with their new family on a road trip and grapple with the nature of their existence as owned — and often discarded — objects.