Top 100 of the decade (so far)

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Postby Sabin » Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:16 pm

Here's my list. I had to get it in and done a few weeks ago for a friend's decade in review article. So it doesn't reflect some last minute films I needed to grab (Regular Lovers first and foremost). But here it is. Keep in mind two things: 1) it's replete with woeful omissions, and 2) Damien can suck it.

THE BEST FILMS OF 2000’s
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry)
2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (dir. Steven Spielberg)
3. The Royal Tenenbaums (dir. Wes Anderson)
4. Memento (dir. Christopher Nolan)
5. In the Mood for Love (dir. Wong Kar-wai)
6. Yi Yi (A One and a Two…) (dir. Edward Yang)
7. WALL-E (dir. Andrew Stanton/PIXAR)
8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dir. Andrew Dominik)
9. Esther Kahn (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
10. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater)
11. Children of Men (dir. Alfonso Cuaron)
12. Tropical Malady (dir. Apichatpongg Weerasthakul)
13. Mulholland Drive (dir. David Lynch)
14. There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
15. Dogville (dir. Lars von Trier)
16. The Best of Youth (dir. Marco Tullio Giordana)
17. Bad Education (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
18. Wonder Boys (dir. Curtis Hanson)
19. Waking Life (dir. Richard Linklater)
20. Y Tu Mama Tambien (dir. Alfonso Cuaron)
21. Talk to Her (dir. Pedro Almodovar)
22. Ghost World (dir. Terry Zwigoff)
23. Almost Famous: Untitled (dir. Cameron Crowe)
24. I’m Not There (dir. Todd Haynes)
25. No Country for Old Men (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
26. Requiem for a Dream (dir. Darren Aronofsky)
27. The Lives of Others (dir. Florian von Donnersmarck)
28. Gosford Park (dir. Robert Altman)
29. George Washington (dir. David Gordon Green)
30. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (dir. Peter Jackson)
31. Raising Victor Vargas (dir. Peter Sollett)
32. Reprise (dir. Joachim von Trier)
33. Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman)
34. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (dir. Quentin Tarantino)
35. Capturing the Friedmans (dir. Andrew Jarecki)
36. Lilya 4-Ever (dir. Lukas Moodysson)
37. Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola)
38. The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese)
39. Let the Right One In (dir. Tomas Alfredson)
40. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (dir. Peter Weir)
41. Friday Night (dir. Claire Denis)
42. Werckmesiter Harmonies (dir. Bela Tarr)
43. Primer (dir. Shane Carruth)
44. Chop Shop (dir. Ramin Bahrani)
45. Late Marriage (dir. Dover Kosashvili)
46. Offside (dir. Jafar Panahi)
47. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (dir. Cristian Mingui)
48. The House of Mirth (dir. Terrence Davies)
49. The Host (dir. Bong Joon-ho)
50. Letters from Iwo Jima (dir. Clint Eastwood)
51. Beau Travail (dir. Claire Denis)
52. Ratcatcher (dir. Lynn Ramsay)
53. Hero (dir. Zhang Yimou)
54. Spider-Man 2 (dir. Sam Raimi)
55. Pan’s Labyrinth (dir. Guillermo Del Toro)
56. Brick (dir. Rian Johnson)
57. A Christmas Tale (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
58. Into the Wild (dir. Sean Penn)
59. Munich (dir. Steven Spielberg)
60. The Son (dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
61. Paranoid Park (dir. Gus Van Sant)
62. Fantastic Mr. Fox (dir. Wes Anderson)
63. Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird/PIXAR)
64. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan)
65. My Kid Could Paint That (dir. Amir Bar-Lev)
66. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher)
67. The Secret Lives of Dentists (dir. Alan Rudolph)
68. Together (dir. Lukas Moodysson)
69. 25th Hour (dir. Spike Lee)
70. The Squid and the Whale (dir. Noah Baumbach)
71. Jesus’ Son (dir. Alison Maclean)
72. The Prestige (dir. Christopher Nolan)
73. Tokyo Sonata (dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
74. A Serious Man (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
75. State and Main (dir. David Mamet)
76. Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
77. Amores Perros (dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu)
78. Secretary (dir. Steven Shainberg)
79. The Manchurian Candidate (dir. Jonathan Demme)
80. The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird/PIXAR)
81. Vera Drake (dir. Mike Leigh)
82. Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne)
83. In the Loop (dir. Armando Iannucci)
84. Punch-Drunk Love (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
85. The Brothers Bloom (dir. Rian Johnson)
86. Superbad (dir. Greg Mottola)
87. Million Dollar Baby (dir. Clint Eastwood)
88. Ocean’s 11 (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
89. Julia (dir. Erik Zonka)
90. Who’s Camus Anyway? (dir. Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
91. Old Joy (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
92. Casino Royale (dir. Martin Campbell)
93. May (dir. Lucky McKee)
94. The Proposition (dir. John Hillcoat)
95. Mysterious Skin (dir. Gregg Araki)
96. The Hurt Locker (dir. Kathryn Bigelow)
97. Milk (dir. Gus Van Sant)
98. Audition (dir. Takeshi Miike)
99. Zoolander (dir. Ben Stiller)
100. Volver (dir. Pedro Almodovar)




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Postby Precious Doll » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:16 am

It would be nice to think that a film or two from this year is good enough to make my top ten as it stands currently.

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
Dog Days (Ulrich Seidl)
In the Bedroom (Todd Field)
La Commune (Paris 1871) (Peter Wakins)
The Lady and the Duke (Eric Rohmer)
The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan)
My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin)
Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki)
Still Walking (Kirokazu Kore-eda)
Vera Drake (Mike Leigh)




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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:53 pm

Completely off the top of my head (funnily enough, I was trying to compile a list of 100 just a few days ago in preparation). Nowhere near as arty I'm sure, but these movies are ones I love. In no order.

The Royal Tenenbaums
Children of Men
Wonder Boys
The Lord of the Rings
In the Mood for Love
The Fog of War
WALL*E
There Will Be Blood
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

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Postby Okri » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:41 pm

The Original BJ wrote:Does no one have any hope for the next five months?

C'mon, Bright Star!!!

Heh. The Road, maybe (at least, I'm ready to love it). That said, in a top 100, I'd probably include The Brothers Bloom and Summer Hours. Not in a top ten, though.

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Postby The Original BJ » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:43 pm

Does no one have any hope for the next five months?

C'mon, Bright Star!!!

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Postby dws1982 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:10 pm

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A. I. Artificial Intelligence
The Best of Youth
The New World
Munich
A Lion in the House
Flags of Our Fathers / Letters From Iwo Jima
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
Alexandra
Hunger

Listed chronologically. This would probably change tomorrow.




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Postby Sonic Youth » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:50 pm

Bad Education
Chunhyang
Code 46
Late Marriage
Memento
Murderball
My Architect
The Piano Teacher
The Son
Son Frere
"What the hell?"
Win Butler

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Postby rain Bard » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:04 pm

I guess if I were going to draw up a top 10 following my own prescription, it might looks something like:

Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Blissfully Yours
a History of Violence
the New World
the Company
35 Shots of Rum (though I feel I ought to rewatch and sit with this one more- this is why I'm a bit annoyed by the rush to birth the best-of-the-decade derby)
Secret Sunshine
the Son (though I too like La Promesse better)
Spirited Away (holds up beautifully on repeat viewings, as do Howl's Moving Castle and Ponyo)
the Gleaners & I

although I must admit that several titles on Eric and your lists would crowd out some of these too. I wasn't intending to build a ten; I thought you were fishing for more possibilities for a 100. But I could stand by the above list too.




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Postby Eric » Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:26 am

A top 10 for the decade I jotted down a couple days ago (no particular order):

Inland Empire
Light is Calling
Femme Fatale
Munich + War of the Worlds
Tropical Malady
Pulse
Kings & Queen
Crimson Gold
Miami Vice
The Case of the Grinning Cat




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Postby Sabin » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:20 am

I'm suspicious of best of the 00's lists that include zero films by Tsai Ming-Liang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, David Cronenberg, or Terence Malick (yes I know the latter only released one, but that doesn't make me any less suspicious of a list without it).

I also think a list with true class would have at least one film by Robert Altman, Claire Denis, Lee Chang-dong, the Dardenne Brothers, Hayao Miyazaki, and Agnès Varda.

You're allowed to be. I need to see several films again. My favorite Tsai is The Hole. I was a little put off by some of the films of his this decade. Tropical Malady right now hovers beneath my top ten. I didn't really care too much for Syndromes and a Century but I might've missed something. Cronenberg's work this decade didn't do much for me, neither did The New World which doesn't hold up on repeat viewings. I currently have The Thin Red Line as the second best film of the 90's.

Gosford Park is a great film but it's not one of the ten best of the decade. I haven't seen The Company but I doubt many would rank Dr. T and the Women or Prairie Home Companion as great films. I prefer the Dardenne Brothers' La Promesse to L'Enfant or The Son. Spirited Away just doesn't hold up on repeat viewings and I haven't seen Howl's Moving Castle. Haven't seen any Varda and I actually just saw Friday Night and Beau Travail before leaving for Baton Rouge. I actually think I prefer Friday Night. Beau Travail is more a work of formal mastery but I think Friday Night is a dream you can lose yourself in. I had to imdb search Lee Chang-dong.

The one major concession I'll make is that Tropical Malady probably should be on my list.
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Postby rain Bard » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:14 am

I'm suspicious of best of the 00's lists that include zero films by Tsai Ming-Liang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, David Cronenberg, or Terence Malick (yes I know the latter only released one, but that doesn't make me any less suspicious of a list without it).

I also think a list with true class would have at least one film by Robert Altman, Claire Denis, Lee Chang-dong, the Dardenne Brothers, Hayao Miyazaki, and Agnès Varda.

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Postby Zahveed » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:14 pm

So far I have about 45 movies (from 2000-2004) that I would consider putting on a list, and as I was going through the database, I noticed a great deal of films I wanted to see that I haven't got around to yet. I may need to binge soon.



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Postby Sabin » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:46 pm

Bringin' it back...

I'm participating in a poll with some friends where we have to wrap up the best films of the decade and I'm struggling to come up with 100 films. My ten in no particular order is roughly as follows. I realize my chief preoccupation is with memory and love, how you can never be exactly with the same person in time, how you're the sum of all of your moments. I think these films deal with that on some level.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik)
Before Sunset (Linklater)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry)
In the Mood for Love (Wong)
Memento (Nolan)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson)
WALL*E (PIXAR)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Cuaron)




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Postby jowy_jillia » Fri May 15, 2009 5:32 pm

I can't either make a top 100 of the decade cause it isn't over. So i instead list the movies that i am pretty sure will show up high. But i really need to see more.


00:
American Psycho
Billy Elliot

01:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge!

02:
Chicago
Far From Heaven
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist

03:
Cold Mountain
Finding Nemo
Girl With a Pearl Earring
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

04:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

05:
Brokeback Mountain
A History of Violence
King Kong
Walk the Line

06:
Marie-Antoinette
The Painted Veil
United 93

07:
Atonement
The Simpson Movie
Sweeney Todd
There Will Be Blood

08:
Australia

09:
Everlasting Moments (08 if we count the swedish release but i go after the US)

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Postby Precious Doll » Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:26 pm

American Splendor (2003) Shari Spring Berman & Robert Pulcin
The Ax (2005) Costa-Gavras
Baran (2001) Majid Majidi
Battle in Heaven (2005) Carlos Reygadas
Best in Show (2000) Christopher Guest
Borat: Cultural Leanings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Larry Charles
Brokeback Mountain (2005) Ang Lee
Bus 174 (2002) Jose Padiha
Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Andrew Jarecki
Cashback (2007) Sean Ellis
Chaos (2001) Coline Serreau
Les Chansons d’Amour (2007) Christophe Honore
The Child (2005) Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
The Child I Never Was (2002) Kai S Pieck
Chop Suey (2001) Bruce Weber
La Commune (Paris 1871) (2000) Peter Watkins
Container (2006) Lukas Moodysson
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005) Cristi Puiu
The Devil’s Backbone (2001) Guillemo del Toro
Dog Days (2001) Ulrich Seidl
Domestic Violence 2 (2002) Frederick Wiseman
Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel
The Edge of Heaven (2007) Fatiah Akin
Ex Drummer (2007) Koen Mortier
Il Divo (2008) Paolo Sorrentino
Dumplings (2004) Fruit Chan
Fat Girl (2001) Catherine Breillat
Father and Son (2003) Alexander Sokurov
4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007) Cristian Mungui
George Washington (2000) David Gordon Green
The Gleaners and I (2000) Agnes Varda
Gone Baby Gone (2007) Ben Affleck
A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003) Im Sang-Soo
Good Morning, Night (2003) Marco Bellocchio
Hidden (2005) Michael Haneke
The Host (2006) Joon-hoo Bong
The House of Mirth (2000) Terence Davies
Import/Export (2007) Ulrich Seidl
In the Bedroom (2001) Todd Field
In the Cut (2003) Jane Campion
In This World (2003) Michael Winterbottom
Intimacy (2001) Patrice Chereau
Japon (2001) Carlos Reygadas
Kinsey (2004) Bill Condon
Kissing Jessica Stein (2002) Chalres Herman-Wumfeld
The Lady and the Duke (2001) Eric Rohmer
Lantana (2001) Ray Lawrence
Last Life in the Universe (2003) Pen-ek Ratanarung
Last Orders (2001) Fred Schepisi
Letters from Iwo Jima (2005) Clint Eastwood
L.I.E. (2001) Michael Cuesta
Lilya 4 Ever (2002) Lukas Moodysson
Little Children (2006) Todd Field
Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola
The Magadalene Sisters (2003) Peter Mullan
Manner Helden, Schwule Nazis (2005) Rosa von Praunheim
Marie Jo and Her Two Lovers (2002) Robert Guediguian
Mean Creek (2004) Jacob Aaron Estes
Million Dollar Baby (2004) Clint Eastwood
Mulholland Drive (2001) David Lynch
My Winnipeg (2008) Guy Maddin
Mysterious Skin (2005) Gregg Araki
Night of Truth (2004) Fanta Regina Macro
9/11: The Twin Towers (2006) Nick Read
Nobody Knows (2004) Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Oldboy (2003) Park Chanwook
Otto: or, Up with Dead People (2008) Bruce LaBruce
Palindromes (2005) Todd Solandz
La Petit Lieutenant (2005) Xavier Beauvois
The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski
The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke
Private Fears in Public Places (2005) Alain Resnais
The Queen (2006) Stephen Frears
Russian Ark (2002) Aleander Sokurov
Shadow of a Vampire (2000) E Elias Merhige
Sideways (2004) Alexander Payne
Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygadas
Sisters in Law (2005) Kim Longinotte & Florence Ayisi
The Sleepy Time Girl (2001) Christopher Munch
Small Time Crooks (2000) Woody Allen
Spider (2002) David Cronenberg
Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyzaki
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter & Spring (2003) Kim Ki-duk
Strayed (2003) Andre Techine
The Sun (2005) Alexander Sokurov
Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar
Taxidermia (2006) Gyorg Palfi
Tears of the Black Tiger (2001) Wisit Sasanetieng
Tigerland (2000) Joel Schmacher
Time to Leave (2005) Francois Ozon
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2006) Michael Winterbottom
Under the Sand (2000) Francois Ozon
Vera Drake (2004) Mike Leigh
Volver (2006) Pedro Almodovar
Walk on Water (2004) Eyton Fox
When the Levees Broke (2006) Spike Lee
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002) Lone Schertig
The Witnesses (2007) Andre Techine
The World According to Bush (2004) William Karel
Yi Yi (2000) Edward Yang
Zodiac (2007) David Fincher




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