Special Report

Highest-Rated American Movies of the 2010s

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4. Whiplash (2014)
> Director: Damien Chazelle
> Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser
> Domestic box office gross: $13.1 million — #963 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This psychological drama follows a young jazz drummer at a prestigious music school as he navigates his own ambition and the emotional and physical abuse of his maniacal band instructor.

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3. Senna (2010)
> Director: Asif Kapadia
> Starring: Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano, Neide Senna
> Domestic box office gross: No data available

This documentary film covers the life of Brazillian racing champion Ayrton Senna, known as the greatest race car driver who ever lived. Senna, who fought to improve safety standards in racing, met a tragic fate at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

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2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
> Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
> Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali
> Domestic box office gross: $190.2 million — #126 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This computer-animated superhero film follows Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, who develops unusual powers after he is bitten by a radioactive spider. Miles then teams up with multiple other spider-people from alternate dimensions to defeat the villain Kingpin.

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1. Coco (2017)
> Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
> Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach
> Domestic box office gross: $210.5 million — #109 out of 1,154 movies released in the 2010’s

This animated fantasy film, inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, follows young Miguel, an aspiring musician who ends up in the land of the dead. There he discovers the truth behind the disappearance of his great-great-grandfather, and his family’s generations-old ban on music.