The world of Hollywood is filled with many exceptional pieces of beautiful cinematography and impactful stories. With so many movies being as impressive as they are, here are the top 10 greatest films to come out in the past 15 years.

At our number 10 spot, we have Barbie. Barbie stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken. Barbie was released this summer and ended up being one of the year’s highest-grossing movies. The movie is about Barbie and Ken as they venture from Barbie Land into the real world. The movie is a PG-13-rated family comedy, which also leaves the audience with an emotional impact.

At our number 9 spot, we have Snake Eyes. Snake Eyes was released in 2021 and follows Snake Eyes (Henry Goulding) on his journey of becoming a GIJoe. The origin story is a spinoff to the previously made live-action GIJoe movies based on the popular toy line. Snake Eyes is an action-packed movie that features popular characters like Storm Shadow (Andrew Koji), Baroness (Ursula Corbero), and Scarlett (Samara Weaving). The movie has a PG-13 rating and is a must-see for all GIJoe fans, young and old.

At our number 8 spot, we have The Edge of Seventeen. The Edge of Seventeen was released in 2016 and follows Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) as she suffers her way through high school. This movie perfectly mixes comedy and serious topics to produce a film masterpiece. The movie is rated R and is a must-see.

The Edge of Seventeen Theatrical Poster Copyright STX Entertainment

At our number 7 spot, we have The Wolf of Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort. The movie is about the true story of the entrepreneur/ businessman Jordan Belfort. The movie is rated R and has an 8.2/10 on IMDB for audience reviews. The Wolf of Wall Street is 3 hours long, and some say that it will end up being a classic.

The Wolf of Wall Street Theatrical Poster copyright Red Granite Pictures

At our number 6 spot, we have The Suicide Squad. The Suicide Squad was released in 2021 and is the first movie to take place in James Gunn’s DC Entertainment Universe. The film stars John Cena as Peacemaker, Idris Elba as Bloodsport, and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. It is about a group of criminals who have to go on a suicide mission to take back secret government data to leave prison early. The movie is rated R, and some say it is one of director James Gunn’s best works.

At our number 5 spot, we have Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. It is a PG family action movie and a sequel to the award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The movie was released this summer and is about Miles Morales attempting to change a set point in time or a canon event. Throughout the film, Miles travels through the multiverse while being hunted by Spider-Man 2099 and other various Spider-Mans throughout the multiverse.

At our number 4 spot, we have the 2021 remake of Dune. The movie is a PG-13 action movie and stars Timothee Chalamet as the main character, Paul Atreides. The movie is about the House of Atreides traveling to Arrakis to help them fight in an intergalactic war for the galaxy’s most valuable asset. At the same time, Paul Atreides suffers from seeing visions of a dark future.

At our number 3 spot, we have Drive. Drive is a rated-R action movie and was released in 2011. The film stars Ryan Gosling as the main character, an unnamed Driver. The movie is about a Hollywood stunt driver who is a getaway driver at night. The Driver gets involved with a group of Los Angeles gangsters while being a getaway driver for his neighbor’s husband while he robs a pawn shop. The movie is based on a book released in 2005 by James Sallis. The film has won many awards and is a must-see for all Ryan Gosling and action movie fans.

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At our number 2 spot, we have Blade Runner 2049. It is a rated R action movie released in 2017 as a sequel to the 1982 film, Blade Runner. The movie stars Ryan Gosling as Officer K, Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, and Ana De Armas as Joi. The movie is about a young Blade Runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), who discovers a buried secret, which leads him to search for Blade Runner Rick Deckard. Throughout the movie, Officer K struggles to find himself and is unsure of what he believes to be right and wrong. The film has a unique plot and fantastic cinematography. Blade Runner 2049 is a must-see if you haven’t seen it already.

Finally, at our number 1 spot, we have La La Land. La La Land is a PG-13-rated musical starring Ryan Gosling as Sebastian and Emma Stone as Mia. The movie is beautifully written and has stunning cinematography, featuring some of the most beautiful places in LA. The film is about Sebastion, a man who dreams of starting his own jazz bar, and Mia, who dreams of becoming a Hollywood actress. Eventually, the two paths collide, and they fall in love. The movie is directed by the same guy who made Whiplash, Damien Chazelle. La La Land has won many awards and should be on everybody’s ‘must-see list.’

Ryan Emery is a junior member of the multimedia journalism class.