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One Perfect Shot Presents The 100 Most Beautiful Shots of the Decade

After some deep consideration and careful curation, we present to you a selection of shots that defined an era for us.
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By  · Published on November 6th, 2019

This is part of our Decade Rewind, which runs throughout November. Keep up as we look back at the best, worst, and otherwise interesting movies and shows of the 2010s.

For most of us, the end of the decade is a time of reflection. We’re older, (hopefully) wiser, and we’ve made plenty of memories along the way. Some of us have also spent a substantial portion of that time watching movies and TV shows, many of which have resonated with us on a deep and personal level.

We here at One Perfect Shot have spent the past several years capturing moments from film and television that have struck a chord with us, and we’re thrilled to have found a like-minded audience who appreciates our ethos. The shots we consider to be perfect are the ones that not only capture our attention but also enrich our souls. That sounds cheesy, but it’s true.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 100 shots that we consider to be this decade’s finest because of the aforementioned reasons. Obviously, we’ve left out some of your favorites, but we hope you enjoy our selection all the same.

Red Dots

100. Girlhood (2014)


Cinematography by Crystel Fournier

Directed by Celine Sciamma

99. Rick and Morty (2017)

Ricky And Morty

Directed by Juan Jose Meza-Leon, Wesley Archer

See IMDB for the artist credits

From “The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy”

98. Rogue One (2016)

Rogue One

Cinematography by Greig Fraser

Directed by Gareth Edwards

97. Paddington 2 (2017)

Paddington Jail

Cinematography by Erik Wilson

Directed by Paul King

96. Submarine (2010)


Cinematography by Erik Wilson

Directed by Richard Ayoade 

95. The Good Place (2016)

The Good Place

Cinematography by Barry Peterson

Directed by Drew Goddard

From the “Pilot” episode

94. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Cinematography by Jeff Cronenweth

Directed by David Fincher

93. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)


Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto

Directed by Martin Scorsese 

92. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

The Winter Soldier

Cinematography by Trent Opaloch 

Directed by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

91. The Pearl Button (2015)


Cinematography by Patricio Guzman 

Directed by Katell Djian

90. Bridge of Spies (2015)

Bridge Of Spies

Cinematography by Janusz Kaminski 

Directed by Steven Spielberg

89. Snowpiercer (2013)


Cinematography by Hong Kyung-pyo

Directed by Bong Joon-ho

88. A Ghost Story (2017)

Ghost Story

Cinematography by Andrew Droz Palermo

Directed by David Lowery

87. Eighth Grade (2018)

Eighth Grade

Cinematography by Andrew Wehde 

Directed by Bo Burnham

86. Unbroken (2014)


Cinematography by Roger Deakins

Directed by Angelina Jolie

85. Confessions (2010)


Cinematography by Masakazu Ato, Atsushi Ozawa

Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima

84. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises

Cinematography by Wally Pfister

Directed by Christopher Nolan 

83. Cold War (2018)

Cold War

Cinematography by Łukasz Żal

Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski

82. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

The Last Jedi

Cinematography by Steve Yedlin

Directed by Rian Johnson

81. First Man (2018)

First Man

Cinematography by Linus Sandgren

Directed by Damien Chazelle

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