The film industry has changed tremendously over the past decade, but one truism remains: All the technological innovations in the world don't matter without great storytelling.

The 10 movies on this list, which represent one man's picks for the best movies released since Oct. 10, 2003, don't have much in common except for a shared interest in telling powerful stories exceptionally well:

1. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)

2. "A Serious Man" (2009)

3. "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006)

4. "The Interrupters" (2011)

5. "The Descendants" (2011)

6. "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (2012)

7. "There Will Be Blood" (2007)

8. "The Lives of Others" (2007)

9. "Brokeback Mountain" (2005)

10. "I'm Not There" (2007)

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