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  • The International Cinephile Society (ICS) has unveiled a list of top 100 films of the decade
  • Kenneth Lonergan's epic drama "Margaret" that claimed the top spot
  • "Parasite," "Mad Max: Fury Road," "Gangs Of Wasseypu" among the movies included in the list

The International Cinephile Society (ICS) has unveiled its list of the top 100 films of the decade and for the time first time ever, eight out of the top 10 movies were directed by non-American filmmakers.

According to the organization, Kenneth Lonergan's epic drama “Margaret” has claimed the numero uno position on the recently released list. The movie, which was originally slated to hit theaters in 2005, was finally released in 2011 after various arguments regarding the running time of the movie.

The director was not happy with the 150-minute run time of the movie but eventually, it was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in 2011. The movie has accumulated a cult-classic status and was recently included in the BBC’s list of 21st century’s greatest films.

George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” was also included on the list. The film, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in lead roles, received six Oscars in 2016 and was included in the decade-end lists of media outlets like the Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Time Magazine.

The movie recently claimed the top spot on the list of top 10 films of the decade released by the Austin Film Critics Association (AFSA).

On the other hand, Bong Joon Ho’s dark-comedy “Parasite” nabbed the 25th position on the coveted list. The movie stunned everyone at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards and won four accolades. In the process, it became  the first movie in a language other than English to claim a victory in the Best Picture category . It is also the first non-English movie to win in the Original Screenplay category after a gap of 17 years.

The list also included Anurag Kashyap’s crime drama “Gangs Of Wasseypur,” making it the only Indian movie to find a place in the top 100 movies of the decade. The film has a score of 96% on review site Rotten Tomatoes. The film was met with positive international reviews. The Hollywood Reporter called the film "an extraordinary ride through Bollywood's spectacular, over-the-top filmmaking" and compared Kashyap to Quentin Tarantino.

“Gangs Of Wasseypur” was also named in The Guardian’s top 100 films of the 21st century.  

Other movies included on the list are “The Tree Of Life” (Terrence Malick), “Silence” (Martin Scorsese), “Zama” (Lucrecia Martel), “Roma” (Alfonso Cuaron), “The Handmaiden” (Park Chan-wook), and “The Social Network” (David Fincher).

The full ICS Best of the Decade list is as follows:

01. “Margaret”

02. “The Tree Of Life”

03. “Holy Motors”

04. “A Separation”

05. “Carol”

06. “Laurence Anyways”

07. “Zama”

08. “Silence”

09. “Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno”

10. “Happy Hour”

11. “Mad Max: Fury Road”

12. “Phantom Thread”

13. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”

14. “Under the Skin”

15. “Twin Peaks: The Return”

16. “Toni Erdmann”

17. “Moonlight”

18. “Roma”

19. “Tabu”

20. “Call Me By Your Name”

21. “Pain And Glory”

22. “Cemetery of Splendour”

23. “The Master”

24. “Certified Copy”

25. “Parasite”

26. “Melancholia”

27. “Burning”

28. “Blue Is The Warmest Colour”

29. “Mysteries of Lisbon”

30. “Gravity”

31. “Inside Llewyn Davis”

32. “Boyhood”

33. “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

34. “Winter Sleep”

35. “Embrace of the Serpent”

36. “Portrait Of A Lady On Fire”

37. “The Social Network”

38. “No Home Movie”

39. “Mommy”

40. “Cloud Atlas”

41. “Hard To Be A God”

42. “La bocca del Lupo”

43.“The Assassin”

44. “The Turin Horse”

45. “Faces Places”

46. “The Great Beauty”

47. “A Touch of Sin”

48. “The Rider”

49. “American Honey”

50. “Once Upon A Time In Anatolia”

51. “Pariah”

52. “Goodbye to Language”

53. “The Image Book”

54. “House of Tolerance”

55. “Spring Breakers”

56. “Meek’s Cutoff”

57. “Nocturama”

58. “Gangs of Wasseypur”

59. “Arabian Nights”

60. “Of Gods and Men”

61. “Almayer’s Folly”

62. “Timbuktu”

63. “Frances Ha”

64. “Her”

65. “An Elephant Sitting Still”

66. “Weekend”

67. “Certain Women”

68. “The Wild Boys”

69. “Synonyms”

70. “Arabia”

71. “A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery”

72. “Les mains Libres”

73. “Stranger by the Lake”

74. “If Beale Street Could Talk”

75. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

76. “Amour Fou”

77. “The Missing Picture”

78. “In the Family”

79. “The Handmaiden”

80. “Happy as Lazzaro”

81. “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

82. “Blood of My Blood”

83. “A Paris Education”

84. “The Act of Killing”

85. “Eden”

86. “Bangkok Nites”

87. “Vitalina Varela”

88. “The Strange Case of Angelica”

89. “Norte, the End of History”

90. “How Do You Know”

91. “Leviathan” (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel)

92. “Aquarius”

93. “Archipelago”

94. “Le Quattro Volte”

95. “Malgré la Nuit

96. “Stray Dogs”

97. “Faust”

98. “Elle”

99. “Cosmos”

100. “La Flor”