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Old 02-22-10, 01:25 AM   #1
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Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

I will probably go about posting this list in sets of 20, but I'm going to call the actual numbered list set. In the .doc file I'm working on I've included a screenshot from each one, but I can't really be bothered uploading and hosting them all on a site to include them in these posts.

The Top 100 Films of the Decade, 2000-2009

It should go without saying, of course, that any attempt at completeness, objectivity or impartiality at such a labyrinthe assemblage of a list like this is wasted. This list is incomplete, subjective and partial in all respects. One can never feel well seen enough to do justice to themselves the tall order of naming the 100 best films of a decade, let alone anyone else who may be reading it. So keep that in mind when perusing this piece and its many glaring omissions – I simply didn’t get a chance to see it, or: I saw it and didn’t like it, or, even: I saw it and liked it, but not quite enough for it to crack in.

As a last note, while towards the top of the list much thought was given into how the films I was most passionate about were ordered in relation to each other, such is not the case further down. In fact, films #50-#100 could just as easily be represented in unnumbered groups of ten (#51-#60, #61-70, and so on) than arranged in the somewhat arbitrary way that they are, but they do give a sense of an attempt to quantify my preferences. With that said:

100. Dancer in the Dark
[Lars von Trier: Denmark, 2000] – Palme d’Or, Prix d’interprétation féminine: Björk, 53rd Cannes Film Festival

99. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
[Steven Spielberg, 2001]

98. Love Actually
[Richard Curtis: UK/USA, 2003]

97. Gladiator
[Ridley Scott: UK/USA, 2000] – Best Picture, 73rd Academy Awards

96. Catch Me If You Can
[Steven Spielberg, 2002]

95. Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In The Mood For Love)
[Wong Kar-Wai: Hong Kong, 2001] – Prix d’interprétation masculine: Tony Leung, 53rd Cannes Film Festival

94. Grizzly Man
[Werner Herzog, 2005] – Best Non-Fiction Film, 2005 National Society of Film Critics

93. Spider-Man 2
[Sam Raimi, 2004]

92. Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In)
[Tomas Alfredson: Sweden, 2008]

91. Synecdoche, New York
[Charlie Kaufman, 2008]

90. Control
[Anton Corbijn: UK, 2007] – Best Film, 2007 British Independent Film Awards

89. Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle)
[Hayao Miyazaki: Japan, 2005]

88. Little Children
[Todd Field, 2006]

87. King Kong
[Peter Jackson: New Zealand/USA, 2005]

86. Funny Games
[Michael Haneke, 2007]

85. The Station Agent
[Tom McCarthy, 2003]

84. Vals Im Bashir (Waltz With Bashir)
[Ari Folman: Israel, 2008] – Best Picture, 2008 National Society of Film Critics

83. Michael Clayton
[Tony Gilroy, 2007]

82. Road to Perdition
[Sam Mendes, 2002]

81. Milk
[Gus Van Sant, 2008]
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Old 02-22-10, 02:45 AM   #2
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

100. Dancer in the Dark
99. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
98. Love Actually
97. Gladiator
96. Catch Me If You Can
95. Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In The Mood For Love)
94. Grizzly Man
93. Spider-Man 2
92. Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In)
91. Synecdoche, New York
90. Control
89. Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle)
88. Little Children
87. King Kong
86. Funny Games
85. The Station Agent
84. Vals Im Bashir (Waltz With Bashir)
83. Michael Clayton
82. Road to Perdition
81. Milk

80. Batman Begins
[Christopher Nolan, 2005]

79. Collateral
[Michael Mann, 2004]

78. Babel
[Alejandro González Iñárritu: France/USA/Mexico, 2006] – Prix de la mise en scéne, 58th Cannes Film Festival

77. Once
[John Carney: Ireland, 2007]

76. Slumdog Millionaire
[Danny Boyle: UK, 2008] – Best Picture, 81st Academy Awards

75. Into The Wild
[Sean Penn, 2007]

74. The Hurt Locker
[Kathryn Bigelow, 2009] – Best Film, 2009 National Society of Film Critics

73. Finding Nemo
[Andrew Stanton, 2003]

72. (500) Days of Summer
[Marc Webb, 2009]

71. The Pianist
[Roman Polanski: France/Poland/Germany/UK, 2002] – Palme d’Or, 55th Cannes Film Festival

70. The Aviator
[Martin Scorsese, 2004]

69. Chicago
[Rob Marshall, 2002] – Best Picture, 75th Academy Awards

68. Little Miss Sunshine
[Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2006] – Best Feature, 2006 Independent Spirit Awards

67. Good Night, and Good Luck
[George Clooney, 2005] – Best Film, 2005 National Board of Review

66. Letters From Iwo Jima
[Clint Eastwood, 2006] – Best Picture, 2006 Los Angeles Film Critics Association

65. Ying Xiong (Hero)
[Zhang Yimou: Hong Kong/China, 2004]

64. Mystic River
[Clint Eastwood, 2003]

63. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
[Michael Haneke: Austria/Germany, 2009] – Palme d’Or, 62nd Cannes Film Festival

62. I’m Not There
[Todd Haynes, 2007]

61. Where The Wild Things Are
[Spike Jonze, 2009]
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Old 02-22-10, 06:53 AM   #3
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Though few would argue Ridley Scott’s Roman Empire epic deserved the Oscar given its competition, Gladiator – built around a set of strong performances and rousing action – remains an incredible populist entertainment.
Though it wasn't the best of 2000 (Memento, Requiem for a Dream and Unbreakable come to mind), I think Gladiator was easily the best of the best pic nominees:

Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Traffic
Erin Brockovich


Besides CTHD's great visuals, I barely remember any of those films. Pretty weak competition.
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Old 02-22-10, 07:54 AM   #4
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Though it wasn't the best of 2000 (Memento, Requiem for a Dream and Unbreakable come to mind), I think Gladiator was easily the best of the best pic nominees:

Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Traffic
Erin Brockovich


Besides CTHD's great visuals, I barely remember any of those films. Pretty weak competition.
I loved Chocolat. Judi Dench was hilarious, and Juliette Pinchot's performance was sweet. Not "awesome" sweet, but regular ol' "aww..." sweet. As for Erin Brokovich, I recently saw that for the first time and thought Julia Roberts was great in it. I honestly can't think of a single performance she's given that I thought was nearly as enjoyable or impressive as the one she gave in the titular role.

I've not seen Gladiator since its theatrical release, but I vividly recall walking out of the theater feeling that it under-whelmed me. The CGI just felt obvious and fake to me, and I contrasted it mentally with Braveheart, which was vibrant and truly grand in scale.
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Old 02-22-10, 08:24 AM   #5
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Though it wasn't the best of 2000 (Memento, Requiem for a Dream and Unbreakable come to mind), I think Gladiator was easily the best of the best pic nominees:

Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Traffic
Erin Brockovich


Besides CTHD's great visuals, I barely remember any of those films. Pretty weak competition.
Almost Famous wasn't even nominated...easily the best pic that year.
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Old 02-22-10, 09:51 AM   #6
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

(Didn't we do this already?)

I don't think I can even come up with ten for the decade.
Let's try it...off the top of my head, in the order in which they come to me:

TOKYO GODFATHERS
KILL BILL VOL. 1
APPALOOSA
THE BANK JOB
RED CLIFF (North American cut)
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE
STEAMBOY
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II
CINDERELLA MAN
THE LAST SAMURAI
COLLATERAL

And let's not forget Pokemon movies 6, 7, 8:
POKEMON JIRACHI WISHMAKER
POKEMON DESTINY DEOXYS
POKEMON LUCARIO AND THE MYSTERY OF MEW

Okay, so that's 15. Not bad.
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Old 02-22-10, 01:47 PM   #7
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(Didn't we do this already?)

I don't think I can even come up with ten for the decade.
Let's try it...off the top of my head, in the order in which they come to me:

TOKYO GODFATHERS
KILL BILL VOL. 1
APPALOOSA
THE BANK JOB
RED CLIFF (North American cut)
GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE
STEAMBOY
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II
CINDERELLA MAN
THE LAST SAMURAI
COLLATERAL

And let's not forget Pokemon movies 6, 7, 8:
POKEMON JIRACHI WISHMAKER
POKEMON DESTINY DEOXYS
POKEMON LUCARIO AND THE MYSTERY OF MEW

Okay, so that's 15. Not bad.
I don't get the whole Pokemon thing...is it supposed to be a joke or what?
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Though it wasn't the best of 2000 (Memento, Requiem for a Dream and Unbreakable come to mind), I think Gladiator was easily the best of the best pic nominees:

Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Traffic
Erin Brockovich


Besides CTHD's great visuals, I barely remember any of those films. Pretty weak competition.
I remember there was an outcry over Almost Famous' best picture snub that year, but I would've given it to Traffic or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in a heartbeat over Gladiator.
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I don't get the whole Pokemon thing...is it supposed to be a joke or what?
No, not a joke. The Pokemon movies are all wonderful animated adventures for children. Some are pretty good, some are great. I'd rather watch all 12 Pokemon movies back-to-back (with food and nap and bathroom breaks of course) than have to sit through the Star Wars, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings series again.
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Old 02-22-10, 02:45 PM   #10
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

I could only think of around 50 movies:

300
40-Year Old Virgin
Amelie
American Pyscho
Apocalypto
Arranged
Avatar
Batman Begins
Battle Royale
Black Book
Borat
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Croutching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Dark Knight
Devdas
District 13
District 9
Drag Me To Hell
The Dreamers
Eklavya: The Royal Guard
The Fall
The Fountain
Gladiator
The Great Yokai War
Hero
Howl's Moving Castle
Inglorious Basterds
Ip Man
Casino Royale
Jodhaa Akbar
Kill Bills
King Kong
Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)
Kirikou and the Sorceress
Knocked Up
Life Is A Miracle
The Lives of Others
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Malena
Mindgame
The New World
Nowhere In Africa
Pan's Labyrinth
Persepolis
Ponyo
Requiem for a Dream
The Secret of Kells
Sita Sings the Blues
Shutter Island
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days
Spiderman 1
Spiderman 2
Spirited Away
Training Day
Watchmen
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Old 02-22-10, 03:11 PM   #11
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

100. Dancer in the Dark
99. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
98. Love Actually
97. Gladiator
96. Catch Me If You Can
95. Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In The Mood For Love)
94. Grizzly Man
93. Spider-Man 2
92. Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In)
91. Synecdoche, New York
90. Control
89. Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle)
88. Little Children
87. King Kong
86. Funny Games
85. The Station Agent
84. Vals Im Bashir (Waltz With Bashir)
83. Michael Clayton
82. Road to Perdition
81. Milk
80. Batman Begins
79. Collateral
78. Babel
77. Once
76. Slumdog Millionaire
75. Into The Wild
74. The Hurt Locker
73. Finding Nemo
72. (500) Days of Summer
71. The Pianist
70. The Aviator
69. Chicago
68. Little Miss Sunshine
67. Good Night, and Good Luck
66. Letters From Iwo Jima
65. Ying Xiong (Hero)
64. Mystic River
63. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
62. I’m Not There
61. Where The Wild Things Are

60. Before Night Falls
[Julian Schnabel, 2000] – Grand Special Jury Prize, 2000 Biennale Venice Film Festival

59. Apocalypse Now Redux
[Francis Ford Coppola, 2001]

58. Punch-Drunk Love
[Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002] – Prix de la mise en scéne, 55th Cannes Film Festival

57. Up
[Pete Docter, 2009]

56. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
[Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck: Germany, 2006]

55. Casino Royale
[Martin Campbell: UK/USA, 2006]

54. Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2
[Quentin Tarantino, 2003-2004]

53. Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
[Ang Lee: Taiwan/Hong Kong, 2000] – Best Picture, 2000 Los Angeles Film Critics Association

52. Minority Report
[Steven Spielberg, 2002]

51. Capote
[Bennett Miller, 2005] – Best Film, 2005 National Society of Film Critics

50. Million Dollar Baby
[Clint Eastwood, 2004] – Best Picture, 77th Academy Awards

49. Knocked Up
[Judd Apatow, 2007]

48. Yi Yi (A One and a Two)
[Edward Yang: Taiwan/Japan, 2000] - Prix de la mise en scéne, 53rd Cannes Film Festival

47. A Serious Man
[Joel & Ethan Coen, 2009]

46. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
[Sidney Lumet: USA/UK, 2007]

45. The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum
[Paul Greengrass: USA/Germany, 2004 & 2007]

44. Man on Wire
[James Marsh: UK/ USA, 2008] – Best Documentary Feature, 81st Academy Awards

43. Far From Heaven
[Todd Haynes: USA/France, 2002] – Best Feature, 2002 Independent Spirit Awards

42. Entre les Murs (The Class)
[Laurent Cantet: France, 2008] – Palme d’Or, 61st Cannes Film Festival

41. Lost in Translation
[Sofia Coppola: USA/Japan, 2003]
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I wish I had/could be bothered setting up one.
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

Here are mine:

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. There Will Be Blood
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Children of Men
5. Lost in Translation
6. Memento
7. City of God
8. Y tu mama tambien
9. In the Mood for Love
10. Spirited Away

11-100:
Spoiler:

11. Pan's Labyrinth
12. Adaptation.
13. Mulholland Dr.
14. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
15. Zodiac
16. Sideways
17. The Fog of War
18. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
19. The Incredibles
20. Shaun of the Dead

21. Hunger
22. Almost Famous
23. Wall-E
24. Amelie
25. Before Sunset
26. Oldboy
27. The Hurt Locker
28. The Wrestler
29. Brokeback Mountain
30. Finding Nemo

31. Cache
32. Let the Right One In
33. The Lives of Others
34. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
35. United 93
36. The Class
37. Volver
38. Once
39. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
40. Letters from Iwo Jima

41. Up in the Air
42. A Serious Man
43. Talk to Her
44. Downfall
45. Capote
46. Fantastic Mr. Fox
47. In the Loop
48. Maria Full of Grace
49. Kill Bill
50. Traffic

51. Monsters, Inc.
52. Ghost World
53. Spider-Man 2
54. Minority Report
55. The Pianist
56. Gone Baby Gone
57. American Splendor
58. 28 Days Later...
59. Michael Clayton
60. You Can Count on Me

61. In the Bedroom
62. The Royal Tenenbaums
63. About Schmidt
64. Punch-Drunk Love
65. Spellbound
66. Good Night, and Good Luck.
67. The Squid and the Whale
68. Half Nelson
69. Collateral
70. The Departed

71. The Descent
72. The Aviator
73. Grizzly Man
74. A History of Violence
75. Waltz with Bashir
76. Ratatouille
77. Hot Fuzz
78. Into the Wild
79. Rachel Getting Married
80. Inglourious Basterds

81. The White Ribbon
82. Man on Wire
83. The Bourne Ultimatum
84. Milk
85. District 9
86. Capturing the Friedmans
87. Memories of Murder
88. Shattered Glass
89. Amores perros
90. Casino Royale

91. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
92. The Savages
93. Moon
94. The King of Kong
95. (500) Days of Summer
96. Star Trek
97. Drag Me to Hell
98. Munich
99. Dear Zachary
100. Borat
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Hardercore - All I can say is your top 10 better be really good. Because your 90-100 alone contains most of my top 10. In the Mood for Love, Grizley Man, and AI. I don't know how you can put them below Knocked Up and the King Kong remake. My #1 was Mulholland Drive. I wonder where you'll put that.
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

Great idea for a thread. Here's my first entry:

#100 -- Children of Men (2006)

Spoiler:
I went to see this movie without catching any reviews, expecting something rather depressing and underfunded.

Let me stop there and start again.

This movie is a revelation from start to finish. A convincing future world, deftly conveyed with so many subtle signals that I'm sure it will benefit from further viewings. A completely "other" England which I was amazed to see realised in such detail. Clive Owen FINALLY has the heroic role we have been waiting for and is brilliant in it. Julianne Moore simply glows and I've never enjoyed Sir Michael Caine so much before. The soundtrack is beautifully eclectic. Aside from some excellent classical choices, there's an evocative and alternative Spanish take on "Ruby Tuesday" which is a signature on the film. Wait during the end titles to enjoy an excremental song from Jarvis Cocker.

The movie grabbed my attention right from the start, and never let go. Initially, it's the differences of this future world that intrigue. Then, when the action starts, what I found really surprising was the freshness of direction that made me react to bullets and violence as if I'd never seen them in a movie before. If the script wasn't so wonderfully leavened with wit, it would be a grim and scary movie at times.

Finally, the whole thing is lit brilliantly, from the authentic dim English days to the atmospheric ending.

One to watch alongside "The Handmaid's Tale" some time....

The apocalypse arrives on film once again in a plot so simple it's horrifyingly believable. It's 2027 and the world is close to annihilation because no child has been born in 18 years. London office worker Theo (Clive Owen) is offered cash by a radical ex-girlfriend to escort a refugee (Claire-Hope Ashitey) to safety. Their lives are soon at risk from both government and revolutionaries.

Although the camera work and cinematography is nothing short of stunning the focus always with our protagonist, ensuring we're kept in the middle of the action throughout. It is also undoubtedly one of Owen's finest performances to date. Theo is never far from danger yet he struggles on with convincing dignity. Occasionally baffled but far from stupid - Theo is essentially a reckless, underplayed action hero that doesn't jump at every opportunity to arm himself with a gun. This works well with the international ensemble of incredible talent: Michael Caine's charming pot dealing hippie, feisty Julianne Moore, key role Claire-Hope Ashitey, the wonderful Pam Ferris, the increasingly busy, excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor, Danny Huston and writer/director/producer Peter Cullen (gloriously sadistic Syd) to name a few... This is surely a casting coup to be jealous of.

The episodic nature of the story makes Children of Men difficult to place into one genre alone. Briefly glimpsed futuristic sci-fi technology is grounded in reality and looks entirely achievable while grey, graffiti ridden concrete locations provide an excellent backdrop for the near satirical look of our current social and political climate. There's poignant drama interspersed amongst exhilarating action and yet enough twists to call it a thriller.

This is not to say it's flawless. Some exposition is handled better in places than others for instance. However Alfonso Cuarón has achieved a completely remarkable experience. Arguably the film could have been longer given how strong most of it is. The only really hard pill to swallow is the comedy juxtaposed with some stark imagery that looks all too familiar to anyone who has ever seen the News from the past few decades. Nice to see a Pink Floyd reference though (pigs might fly!), and someone finally found a use for Battersea Power Station.

Ideally an audience should see this film with no preconceptions and know as little about the plot as possible. This will be unlikely though due to a staggered box-office release schedule, word of mouth and a plethora of reviews and trailers that are eager to give much of the game away. Ironic then perhaps that it must be said - Children of Men is a cinematic milestone. Great special effects and an effective soundtrack accompany this heartfelt, moving and thought-provoking film. Easily one of the best films in recent memory.

I've seen this film and let me tell everyone that it was one of the most pleasurable surprises I've ever had with a film. I hadn't heard about it before and it totally took me by surprise. It blew me away and left me speechless. The acting is excellent by most of the actors, but Michael Caine deserves to receive a special mention for his amazing portrait of the old hippie Jasper. His performance is fantastic and he totally stole the show in the scenes he was in. Claire Hope is also fantastic in the role of Kee. Her performance is quite impressive, especially considering this is one of her first films. Clive Owen is also great as the reluctant hero who sees his life turned upside down and is given a huge responsibility. I've seen him in some other films and he's at his best here. A very good performance, you could feel what he was going through. In the technical aspects the film was brilliant, particularly Alfonso Cuarón's strong and consistent direction that is one of the best things in the film, and contributes a lot to its quality. Also director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki does wonders with images and there are some extremely beautiful shots all done in a naturalistic way, natural lighting, etc. It's an extremely well crafted film that makes you go through the emotional struggle the characters go through and makes you feel that you're in the middle of it all. Besides, it's also an extremely touching story that certainly touched my heart. One of the best films I've ever seen without any doubt.
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

Wow. I knew there wouldn't be a lot of interest but there may have been some, and possibly a few folks who'd like to share their thoughts. I certainly didn't come here to be shat on.

I shall go back to working on my pithy scathing comments, you know, the ones that seem to be the only acceptable form of post here, on a forum about movies.

For those who had any interest, here's the whole thing:

100. Dancer in the Dark
99. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
98. Love Actually
97. Gladiator
96. Catch Me If You Can
95. Fa Yeung Nin Wa (In The Mood For Love)
94. Grizzly Man
93. Spider-Man 2
92. Låt den Rätte Komma In (Let The Right One In)
91. Synecdoche, New York
90. Control
89. Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle)
88. Little Children
87. King Kong
86. Funny Games
85. The Station Agent
84. Vals Im Bashir (Waltz With Bashir)
83. Michael Clayton
82. Road to Perdition
81. Milk
80. Batman Begins
79. Collateral
78. Babel
77. Once
76. Slumdog Millionaire
75. Into The Wild
74. The Hurt Locker
73. Finding Nemo
72. (500) Days of Summer
71. The Pianist
70. The Aviator
69. Chicago
68. Little Miss Sunshine
67. Good Night, and Good Luck
66. Letters From Iwo Jima
65. Ying Xiong (Hero)
64. Mystic River
63. Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
62. I’m Not There
61. Where The Wild Things Are
60. Before Night Falls
59. Apocalypse Now Redux
58. Punch-Drunk Love
57. Up
56. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
55. Casino Royale
54. Kill Bill, Vols. 1 & 2
53. Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
52. Minority Report
51. Capote
50. Million Dollar Baby
49. Knocked Up
48. Yi Yi (A One and a Two)
47. A Serious Man
46. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
45. The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum
44. Man on Wire
43. Far From Heaven
42. Entre les Murs (The Class)
41. Lost in Translation

40. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
[Hayao Miyazaki: Japan, 2001] – Goldener Bär, 2002 Berlin International Film Festival

39. The Wrestler
[Darren Aronofsky, 2008] – Il Leone d’Oro, 2008 Biennale Venice Film Festival

38. In Bruges
[Martin McDonagh: UK/USA, 2008]

37. Fantastic Mr. Fox
[Wes Anderson: USA/UK, 2009]

36. Y tu Mamá También
[Alfonso Cuarón: Mexico, 2002]

35. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
[Martin Scorsese, 2005]

34. Before Sunset
[Richard Linklater, 2004]

33. L’heure d’été (Summer Hours)
[Olivier Assayas: France, 2009]

32. A History of Violence
[David Cronenberg: USA/Germany, 2005]

31. Requiem for a Dream
[Darren Aronofsky, 2000]

30. WALL•E
[Andrew Stanton, 2008] – Best Picture, 2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association

29. Revolutionary Road
[Sam Mendes: USA/UK, 2008]

28. Up in the Air
[Jason Reitman, 2009] – Best Film, 2009 National Board of Review

27. American Splendor
[Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, 2003] – Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic), 2003 Sundance Film Festival

26. Traffic
[Stephen Soderbergh: Germany/USA, 2000] – Silberner Bär: Benicio del Toro, 2000 Berlin International Film Festival

25. In The Bedroom
[Todd Field, 2001] – Best Picture, 2001 Los Angeles Film Critics Association

24. Cidade de Deus (City of God)
[Fernando Meirelles: Brazil/France, 2003]

23. 21 Grams
[Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2003]

22. Children of Men
[Alfonso Cuarón: UK/USA, 2006]

21. Bloody Sunday
[Paul Greengrass, 2002]

20. Caché (Hidden)
[Michael Haneke: France/Austria, 2005] – Prix de la mise en scéne, 57th Cannes Film Festival

19. Atonement
[Joe Wright: UK/France, 2007]

18. The Incredibles
[Brad Bird, 2004]

17. Memento
[Christopher Nolan, 2001] – Best Feature, 2001 Independent Spirit Awards

16. Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain (Amélie)
[Jean-Pierre Jeunet: France/Germany, 2001]

15. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
[Michel Gondry, 2004]

14. Sideways
[Alexander Payne, 2004] – Best Picture, 2004 Los Angeles Film Critics Association

13. Inglourious Basterds
[Quentin Tarantino: USA/Germany, 2009] – Prix d’interprétation masculine: Christoph Waltz, 62nd Cannes Film Festival

12. The Dark Knight
[Christopher Nolan, 2008]

11. The Lord of the Rings [Trilogy]
[Peter Jackson: New Zealand/USA, 2001-2003] – Best Picture, 76th Academy Awards

10. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth)
[Guillermo del Toro: Spain/Mexico, 2006] – Best Film, 2006 National Society of Film Critics

9. United 93
[Paul Greengrass: France/UK/USA, 2006] – Best Picture, 2006 New York Film Critics Circle

8. Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)
[Julian Schanbel: France/USA, 2007] - Prix de la mise en scéne, Grand Prix: Janusz Kaminski, 60th Cannes Film Festival

7. The Departed
[Martin Scorsese: USA/Hong Kong, 2006] – Best Picture, 79th Academy Awards

6. Almost Famous
[Cameron Crowe, 2000]

5. No Country For Old Men
[Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007] – Best Picture, 80th Academy Awards

4. Ratatouille
[Brad Bird, 2007]

3. Mulholland Dr.
[David Lynch: France/USA, 2001] – Prix de la mise en scéne, 54th Cannes Film Festival

2. Brokeback Mountain
[Ang Lee: Canada/USA, 2005] – Il Leone d’Oro, 2005 Biennale Venice Film Festival

1. There Will Be Blood
[Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007] – Silberner Bär: Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007 Berlin International Film Festival
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

Lets see if I can do this. . . .

100. Shadow of the Vampire

99. Croupier

98. High Fidelity

97. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

96. Appaloosa

95. Superbad

94. The Departed

93. Gladiator

92. Amelie

91. V For Vendetta
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

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Great idea for a thread. Here's my first entry:
Groucho, allow me to apologise in advance for not including your faves, Serenity (2005) and Zodiac (2007).
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

I'm entirely too lazy to think of a ranked list, so I called this up from Flickchart. I'm actually surprised myself at several of the rankings, but then it's not as though my chart is completed right now. I might not stand by every ranking, but I think it's a fairly honest reflection of my decade in some great storytelling, fanboy favorites and guilty pleasures. I realize this list should invite no small measure of mockery, and all I can say is... "Meh. Don't care."

(Overall ranking follows title.)

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  1. The Matador 2006 (13)
  2. Shaun of the Dead 2004 (14)
  3. Casino Royale 2006 (20)
  4. Star Trek 2009 (21)
  5. Thank You for Smoking 2006 (29)
  6. Wall-E 2008 (31)
  7. The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (33)
  8. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 2005 (35)
  9. The Departed 2006 (36)
  10. The Dark Knight 2008 (38)
  11. O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2001 (42)
  12. Up in the Air 2009 (44)
  13. Up 2009 (45)
  14. Catch Me If You Can 2002 (46)
  15. Sideways 2004 (47)
  16. Hot Fuzz 2007 (48)
  17. Bubba Ho-Tep 2004 (50)
  18. Knocked Up 2007 (53)
  19. The Aviator 2004 (55)
  20. Blood Diamond 2006 (56)
  21. Mission: Impossible II 2000 (57)
  22. Finding Nemo 2003 (58)
  23. Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (63)
  24. Batman Begins 2005 (70)
  25. Chocolat 2001 (71)
  26. Transformers 2007 (72)
  27. Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (74)
  28. Lost in Translation 2003 (75)
  29. Wedding Crashers 2005 (78)
  30. Quantum of Solace 2008 (80)
  31. Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (81)
  32. Tropic Thunder 2008 (82)
  33. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 (83)
  34. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride 2005 (85)
  35. Gangs of New York 2002 (86)
  36. Big Fish 2004 (90)
  37. Walk the Line 2005 (93)
  38. The Prestige 2006 (96)
  39. The Tailor of Panama 2001 (98)
  40. A History of Violence 2005 (99)
  41. Black Snake Moan 2007 (100)
  42. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 (102)
  43. What Lies Beneath 2000 (103)
  44. Shrek 2 2004 (104)
  45. Shattered 2007 (105)
  46. Grandma's Boy 2006 (109)
  47. The Incredibles 2004 (112)
  48. Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 (113)
  49. Moulin Rouge! 2001 (116)
  50. Shadow of the Vampire 2001 (117)
  51. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 2002 (119)
  52. Super Troopers 2002 (123)
  53. Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story 2005 (127)
  54. Bad Santa 2003 (132)
  55. Superbad 2007 (134)
  56. Taken 2009 (135)
  57. Juno 2007 (137)
  58. American Gangster 2007 (141)
  59. Road to Perdition 2002 (142)
  60. Bowling for Columbine 2002 (144)
  61. Sicko 2007 (145)
  62. Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 (149)
  63. Waitress 2007 (150)
  64. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 2004 (155)
  65. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (156)
  66. Ocean's Eleven 2001 (160)
  67. Frank Miller's Sin City 2005 (169)
  68. War of the Worlds 2005 (170)
  69. Anger Management 2003 (171)
  70. Phone Booth 2003 (172)
  71. Erin Brokovich 2000 (173)
  72. Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (174)
  73. The Family Stone 2005 (180)
  74. 300 2007 (184)
  75. 3:10 to Yuma 2007 (185)
  76. Watchmen 2009 (186)
  77. Silent Hill 2006 (192)
  78. Me, Myself & Irene 2000 (194)
  79. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen 2009 (195)
  80. Barbershop 2002 (197)
  81. Intolerable Cruelty 2003 (199)
  82. Lilo & Stitch 2002 (200)
  83. Bee Movie 2007 (210)
  84. Role Models 2008 (211)
  85. Hollywood Homicide 2003 (212)
  86. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 (214)
  87. Syriana 2005 (217)
  88. The Dukes of Hazzard 2005 (220)
  89. Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (222)
  90. Men in Black II 2002 (223)
  91. American Psycho 2000 (226)
  92. Daredevil 2003 (227)
  93. Crash 2005 (234)
  94. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (235)
  95. Funny People 2009 (236)
  96. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 (237)
  97. Planet of the Apes 2001 (242)
  98. Spanglish 2004 (244)
  99. xXx 2002 (245)
  100. X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (246)
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Old 02-22-10, 07:24 PM   #23
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

hardercore - nice list, must have taken a long ass time to compile.

I don't think I can name past 50.

1. Mulholland Drive
2. Black Hawk Down
3. Spirited Away
4. Minority Report
5. Oldboy
6. Battle Royale
7. Kill Bill Vol 2
8. Survive Style 5+
9. Donnie Darko
10.Audition

Lost in Translation
Amelie
Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)
Kill Bill Vol 1
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek (2009)
There Will Be Blood
No Country for Old Men
Little Miss Sunshine
Juno
Away We Go
The Royal Tenenbaums
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Departed
The Ring (US)
A Tale of Two Sisters
A Bittersweet Life
Chicago
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
Memento
The Incredibles
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Spider-man 2
The Bourne Identity
Punch-Drunk Love
The Station Agent
A.I.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
House of Flying Daggers
Slumdog Millionaire
Requiem for a Dream
Ratatouille
Up in the Air
Casino Royale
The Hurt Locker
Adaptation.
Superbad
Pineapple Express

Surprisingly mainstream

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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

Yeah...100 is way too many.

I did pick some of my favorites in specific categories, but the previous thread never caught on...

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...00-2009-a.html
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Re: Your Top 100 Films of the Decade (2000-2009).

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Wow. I knew there wouldn't be a lot of interest but there may have been some, and possibly a few folks who'd like to share their thoughts. I certainly didn't come here to be shat on.

I shall go back to working on my pithy scathing comments, you know, the ones that seem to be the only acceptable form of post here, on a forum about movies.

For those who had any interest, here's the whole thing:
What happened to the short comments on each film? I don't care much for seeing just a list of films as much as I like reading why someone thought a film was good. A list of films doesn't get me to rethink my view of each film, but someone explaining why he or she liked it does.
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