Best Movies of the 2010s
#13 – Sing Street (2016)
I didn’t deliberately set out to make a Top 20 of the Decade list that looks a lot different than all the ones I’ve read across the web. But only a handful of my titles are showing up on those “professional” lists.
John Carney’s Sing Street wasn’t properly appreciated when it came out three years ago and it’s certainly not getting its due now, but for my money it’s one of the greatest coming-of-age tales and one of the greatest music movies ever made.
Sing Street climbed up my top ten list following my second viewing, ultimately landing in the #2 spot. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that in a difficult 2016 the two films I loved most were about young people discovering their inner strength and breaking free from society’s shackles.
And both featured some kick-ass music as well.
I’m in year-end movie catch-up mode, trying to watch as many 2016 films as possible before the Oscar nominations are announced at the end of the month. I’ve identified about two dozen movies I’d like to see, from highbrow to popcorn. I’ll be happy to get through half of them.
In the past week or so, I’ve watched The Lobster, Cafe Society and Sing Street (along with my third viewing of Moana with the kids).