Special Report

Highest-Rated American Movies of the 2010s

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19. Knives Out (2019)
> Director: Rian Johnson
> Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis
> Domestic box office gross: $165.4 million — #167 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This murder mystery follows an eccentric family and their dysfunctional relationships as each vies to prove his or her innocence and secure an inheritance when their wealthy patriarch is found dead the morning after his 85th birthday party.

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18. Inception (2010)
> Director: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page, Ken Watanabe
> Domestic box office gross: $292.6 million — #61 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

In this sci-fi action film, professional thief Dom Cobb can steal information from people’s subconscious minds through their dreams. With a chance to erase his criminal record, Cobb must reverse his craft and plant an idea into a target’s mind.

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17. Capernaum (2018)
> Director: Nadine Labaki
> Starring: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad
> Domestic box office gross: $1.7 million — #1100 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This Lebanese drama follows a 12-year old boy through the slums of Beirut as he navigates caring for his numerous siblings, attempting to improve his lot in life, and demanding that his parents stop having children they can’t support.

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16. Inside Out (2015)
> Directors: Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
> Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling
> Domestic box office gross: $356.5 million — #38 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This Pixar animated comedy takes place inside the mind of a young girl who is navigating a recent move. Her emotions take the shape of five distinct characters who vie for control of her inner world.

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15. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
> Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
> Domestic box office gross: $858.4 million — #2 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This superhero film is the 22nd movie in the Marvel universe and the sequel to “Avengers: Infinity War,” in which villain Thanos killed half of all life in the universe. In “Endgame,” the remaining Avengers attempt to reverse the damage and restore order.