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Best Film of 2000 (ongoing survey)

 
Old 12-28-01, 03:14 PM
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Best Film of 2000 (ongoing survey)

Alright, I know we've got polls like this all the time around here, but I figure this one will be a little more comprehensive and perhaps even informative.

This thread will be for your pick for best film released during 2000 (think Oscar considerations for what's eligible). In a few days or so, hopefully after a good number of responses, I'll start a new thread for 1999, and then 1998, and so on. (We'll get back to 2001 eventually)

Results will be posted in this thread, and all subsequent threads for each year, and they will be ongoing... so you can still vote here even weeks after other year's polls have begun.

Please start your post with your #1 film from 2000, and yes, discussions are more than welcome!

Current Leader -- Requiem For a Dream

All Years:
2000 -- Requiem For a Dream
1999 -- (currently) American Beauty
1998 -- (currently) Thin Red Line
1997 -- (currently) Boogie Nights
1996 -- Fargo
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Requiem for a Dream, by far.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Almost Famous, Yi-Yi, and You Can Count on Me were the best films.

Runner Up: Requiem for a Dream
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Originally posted by Snake Plissken
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Almost Famous, Yi-Yi, and You Can Count on Me were the best films.

Runner Up: Requiem for a Dream
For the poll, I'll give each of the first 4 you mentioned 1/4 of a vote... good choices by the way.
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Ditto.
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Yeah I'd say Yi Yi with Traffic a not very close 2nd.
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Despite my distaste for von Trier as a person, I'd have to say Dancer in the Dark.

Craig Monahan's The Interview would have vied for the top spot were it not for one unfortunate subplot that badly hurts the film. Yi Yi, You Can Count on Me, and Winterbottom's Wonderland probably round out my Top 5.
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There were a lot of good films, but Almost Famous is the one I keep coming back to and the one I've watched the most times, so it gets my vote, with Crouching Tiger narrowly behind.
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Another vote for Dancer in the Dark, but unlike JustinS, I actually like von Trier as a person.
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Requiem for a dream gets my vote
runner up: wonderboys
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Just in case runners-up matter or anybody happens to care, here is my top twelve (the number of four-star movies I saw that year) list:

10/10

1) Requiem for a Dream
2) Unbreakable

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3) Dancer in the Dark
4) Almost Famous
5) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
6) Nurse Betty
7) Snatch
8) Traffic
9) American Psycho
10) Gladiator
11) The Virgin Suicides
12) Bamboozled
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I'm going to go with Requiem and Dancer In The Dark, with a nod to O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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Requiem for a Dream or Wonder Boys...
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What's wrong with you people? Gladiator was by far the best film of the year.

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P.S. The previous comments are an act of the highest sarcasm. I hesitate to pick a film, as my favorites from the year are in such wildly different genres. The criteria I use will therefore be arbitrary, but I must say that it's rare a film does to me what Almost Famous does. Plenty of films evoke laughter or tears, but this film made me feel warm all over, and I found that I was literally hugging myself in the theater. Most films I can describe in detail what aspects make me appreciate them, but Almost Famous is that special film that defies description and simply is what it is. So it gets my vote.

P.P.S. For the love of God ... read the PS!!!

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What's wrong with you people? Gladiator was by far the best film of the year.
I would have to agree by this. Don't get me wrong. I also liked Traffic and Almost Famous.
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I would have to agree by this. Don't get me wrong. I also liked Traffic and Almost Famous.
There wasn't a doubt in my mind that someone would quote me out of context.

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Alright, getting some votes in... keep them coming. I hope to at least get to page 2 before a tally and we start 1999.

No surprise to me, it appears that Aronofsky's masterpiece - Requiem For a Dream - will take it.
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Can't choose one, sorry:

Yi Yi, Requiem for a Dream, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dancer in the Dark
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What's wrong with you people? Gladiator was by far the best film of the year.
Er, yeah right.
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