Directors in Hollywood are always pushing the boundaries. They shoot with different cameras, work on unconventional subjects, and even tell a simple story in a way like never before. Every year, there are a ton of Hollywood movies that impress, thus making it difficult for the jury at awards ceremonies to decide the nominations let alone the winner. Making a list of the top Hollywood movies in the last decade was a daunting task but here you go.

Juno (2007)

Ellen Page’s pitch-perfect performance was the highlight of this romantic drama.

Runners-up: No Country For Old Men, Ratatouille, 

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Inspired by Vikas Swarup’s novel Q & A, Slumdog Millionaire is considered to be Danny Boyle’s best work till date.

Runners-up: The Dark Knight, Wall-E, Frost/Nixon

Avatar (2009)

James Cameron spent years to make this sci-fi film but in the end, it was worth the wait. 

Runners-up: Inglorious Basterds, Up, The Hurt Locker

The King’s Speech (2010)

Though its Oscar win for the Best Picture was under debate, The King's Speech made for a gripping, emotional watch.

Runners-up: Black Swan, Inception, Toy Story 3

The Artist (2011)

The Artist will go down in history as the second silent film to an Academy Award for Best Picture. The first was Wings in 1929. 

Runners-up: The Help, Midnight in Paris, Hugo

Argo (2012)

Ben Affleck has often been criticized for his acting skills but in Argo, he excelled as both, the lead actor and director.

Runners-up: Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Lincoln

12 Years A Slave (2013)

What happens when a man is sold into slavery? Well, 12 Years A Slave showed how he survives and fights for his rights. 

Runners-up: The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity

Boyhood (2014)

Richard Linklater missed out on an Oscar for this masterpiece which took twelve years to make. Still, the audience and critics called it the film of the year.

Runners-up: Birdman, Whiplash, The Grand Budapest Hotel 

Inside Out (2015)

Dealing with human emotions is a tough job but this Disney-Pixar collection nailed it. Although an animation film, Inside Out, had a strong message for adults. 

Runners-up: Spotlight, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road

Moonlight (2016)

Made on a tight budget, Moonlight managed to beat La La Land to take home the Oscar. Told through three chapters, the film follows the journey of a young, black man.

Runners-up: Arrival, La La Land, Lion

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