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Old 11-09-07, 10:12 PM
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Your top 25 favorite movies of this decade so far?

I know we do this a lot but another one won't hurt.

1. City of God
2. Master & Commander
3. Lord of the Rings The Two Towers Extended Edition
4. The New World
5. Children of Men
6. Lord of War
7. Punch Drunk Love
8. The 25th Hour
9. The Departed
10. Walk the Line
11. 21 Grams
12. Black Hawk Down
13. Batman Begins
14. The Aviator
15. Hustle & Flow
16. The Royal Tenenbaums
17. Almost Famous
18. Snatch
19. Memento
20. Lost in Translation
21. Traffic
22. Spider-Man 2
23. Sin City
24. A History of Violence
25. Kill Bill Vol. 2

And you?
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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Almost Famous
3. Memento
4. Minority Report
5. Million Dollar Baby
6. Munich
7. The Departed
8. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
10. Batman Begins/City of God/ Traffic (I honestly couldn't decide which one should be #10 so I threw all 3 in there. Bite me!)
11. Sideways
12. Black Hawk Down
13. Crash
14. Brokeback Mountain
15. United 93
16. An Inconvenient Truth
17. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
18. Gladiator
19. Collateral
20. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
21. In America
22. Lost in Translation
23. The Incredibles
24. Mulholland Drive
25. The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions
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I'll rank my top five, but the remaining twenty are just going to be by year:

1. Birth (2004)
2. The Best of Youth (2003)
3. Mysterious Skin (2004)
4. The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
5. Session 9 (2001)

Zodiac (2007)
Inland Empire (2006)
Red Road (2006)
The New World (2005)
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
Kekexili Mountain Patrol (2004)
Tropical Malady (2004)
Memories of Murder (2003)
The Return (2003)
In America (2002)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
The Son (2002)
Twilight Samurai (2002)
A.I. (2001)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Tailor of Panama (2001)
Gloomy Sunday (2000)
Panic (2000)
With a Friend Like Harry... (2000)
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01. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
02. Requiem for a Dream
03. Oldboy
04. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
05. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
06. Into the Wild
07. Donnie Darko
08. The Squid and the Whale
09. Batman Begins
10. The Darjeeling Limited
11. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le
12. Lost in Translation
13. Cidade de Deus
14. The Prestige
15. Sin City
16. Almost Famous
17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
18. Snatch.
19. Little Miss Sunshine
20. The Royal Tenenbaums
21. The 25th Hour
22. Closer
23. Before Sunset
24. The Departed
25. Away from Her
Old 11-10-07, 12:08 AM
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In alphabetical order:

American Psycho
American Splendor
Black Snake Moan
Bowling for Columbine
Children of Men
The Departed
High Fidelity
A History of Violence
Into the Wild
Kill Bill
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Mullholland Dr.
No Country for Old Men
Oldboy
Pan's Labyrinth
The Pianist
Requiem for a Dream
The Royal Tenenbaums
Sideways
Sin City
Superbad
There Will Be Blood
Traffic
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Zodiac

And a supplementary second 25 as honorable mentions, my "undercard" so to speak:

25th Hour
The 40 Year Old Virgin
Adaptation
Almost Famous
Bad Santa
Batman Begins
Black Book
Borat
Brick
Capote
Clerks II
Collateral
The Descent
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Girl Next Door
Good Night, and Good Luck.
Grindhouse
The Incredibles
Kill Bill
Knocked Up
The Man Who Wasn’t There
Munich
Mystic River
Shaun of the Dead
Team America: World Police
United 93

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Old 11-10-07, 12:24 AM
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1. The Departed
2. Batman Begins
3. Spartan
4. V For Vendetta
5. Black Hawk Down
6. Lord Of War
7. Master & Commander
8. Minority Report
9. Mystic River
10. The Aviator
11. Training Day
12. Man on Fire
13. Spider-man 2
14. Seabiscuit
15. King Kong
16. United 93
17. Ocean's 11
18. Lucky # Slevin
19. The Weather Man
20. We Were Soldiers
21. Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut
22. Lord of the Rings The Return of the King Extended Edition
23. Running Scared(Paul Walker)
24. Matrix Reloaded
25. Bad Boys 2

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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
I listed them by year, I can't decide on ranking:
(Same)

Battle Royale (2000)
Traffic (2000)
Malèna (2000)
Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)
Love & Basketball (2000)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
25th Hour (2002)
Irreversible (2002)
9 Souls (2003)
American Splendor (2003)
Kill Bill (2003/2004)
X2: X-Men United (2003)
Baadasssss! (2003)
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The Proposition (2005)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
Sin City (2005)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Grindhouse (2007)
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#1 would be INLAND EMPIRE, #2 George Washington and #3 The Squid and the Whale.

Adaptation.
All the Real Girls
Before Sunset
Broken Flowers
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fay Grim
George Washington
Ghost World
The Girl from Monday
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
A History of Violence
In the Mood for Love
INLAND EMPIRE
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Lost in Translation
The Man Without a Past
Mulholland Dr.
The New World
Punch-Drunk Love
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Saddest Music in the World
Spider
The Squid and the Whale
Werckmeister Harmonies
What Time is it There?
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First five in order, the others in no particular order:

1. Brokeback Mountain, 2005
2. The Departed, 2006
3. Almost Famous, 2000
4. Memento, 2001
5. The Incredibles, 2004

Also:

21 Grams, 2003
Mystic River, 2003
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, 2005
Ratatouille, 2007
Casino Royale, 2006
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
United 93, 2006
The Bourne Ultimatum, 2007
A History of Violence, 2005
Gladiator, 2000
Spirited Away, 2001
Bloody Sunday, 2002
Children Of Men, 2006
Chicago, 2002
Traffic, 2000
Finding Nemo, 2003
Million Dollar Baby, 2004
Pan's Labyrinth, 2006
Sideways, 2004
Hero, 2002
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...in no particular order (most influential (on me), memorable, or entertaining):

Mulholland Drive
Black Hawk Down
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Battle Royale
Survive Style 5+
Oldboy
Batman Begins
The Last Samurai
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Kill Bill (The whole bloody affair)
Grindhouse
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Bourne Identity
Spider-man 2
The Ring (US Remake)
The Descent
Donnie Darko
Memento
Shaun of the Dead
Minority Report
Spirited Away
The Incredibles
Ratatouille

Runner ups: Requiem for a Dream, Children of Men, Pan's Labyrinth, Master and Commander, Saw, Knocked Up, Superbad, Punch-Drunk Love, The Saddest Music in the World, Ghost World, V for Vendetta, The Matrix Reloaded, City of God, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bad Santa, The Departed, Infernal Affairs, Lost in Translation, Chicago, Casino Royale, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, The Princess and the Warrior, The King of Kong, Little Miss Sunshine, and District B13... and lots of others.
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My mostly predictable list:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2002)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
Talk To Her (Pedro Almodovar, 2002)
The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)
Big Fish (Tim Burton, 2003)
Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron, 2004)
The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
Brick (Rian Johnson, 2005)
King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)
Marie-Antoinette (Sophia Coppola, 2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
Once (John Carney, 2006)
Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese, 2006)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
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1. The Departed
2. Gladiator
3. Memento
4. Black Hawk Down
5.-7. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
8. Requiem for a Dream
9. Almost Famous
10. Million Dollar Baby
11. Narc
12. Mystic River
13. Minority Report
14. Lord of War
15. A Beautiful Mind
16. The Machinist
17. A History of Violence
18. The Ring
19. Saw
20. Matchstick Men
21. Training Day
22.-23. Kill Bill Vol 1,2
24. The Score
25. Blow
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1. Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2002)
2. Memento (2000)
3. Snatch (2000)
4. Children of Men (2006)
5. Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amelie) (2001)
6. Oldboy (2005)
7. The Lord of the Rings (2001-04)
8. The 25th Hour (2002)
9. The Departed (2006)
10. Sin City (2005)
11. Batman Begins (2005)
12. Amores Perros (2000)
13. The Fountain (2006)
14. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
15. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002)
16. Sunshine (2007)
17. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
18. Finding Nemo (2003)
19. The Royal Tenebaums (2001)
20. Before Sunset (2004)
21. Superbad (2007)
22. Donnie Darko (2001)
23. Collateral (2004)
24. Gone Baby Gone (2007)
25. Insomnia (2002)
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Mind Game
Donnie Darko
40-Year Old Virgin
Knocked-up
The Fountain
300
Sin City
Amelie
Kill Bills
Training Day
Matrix trilogy
Gladiator
Requiem For a Dream
Battle Royale
Hero
The Great Yokai War
V for Vendetta
Lord of Rings
The New World
Borat
American Psycho
Life Is a Miracle
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra
Avalon
Day Watch/Night Watch
Brotherhood of the Wolf

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I normally skip time-consuming polls like this one but for some reason this one caught my interest enough to go through the exercise. I expected to end up compiling some massive list that would require an hour to pare down but I only ended up with 27 films anyway. As such, I am going to post all 27 and not try and figure out which 2 I would remove.

Keep in mind that this is, in reality, just a list of my favorites from 2000-2006 since I am way behind this year on films and haven't even seen several noteworthy entries from '06 yet such as United 93, Notes on a Scandal, Pan's Labyrinth, Volver and a few others.

In no particular order:


21 Grams
The Fog of War
Monster House
Capturing the Friedmans
The Station Agent
Memento
The Departed
You Can Count On Me
Traffic
Bridget Jones's Diary
High Fidelity
Children of Men
The Deep End
In the Bedroom
Lantana
The Pianist
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
The Incredibles
Finding Nemo
Sideways
Shaun of the Dead
Vera Drake
The Constant Gardener
Syriana
The Squid and the Whale
Little Children
The Lives of Others


I must not have cared too much for the year 2002, since The Pianist is the only entry from that year.
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What a fantastic thread idea

No, really. Best I could do was to narrow this down to about 27 titles, and I'm still cheating. In no exact order:
  • Snatch.
  • Children of Men
  • Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
  • V for Vendetta
  • Inside Man
  • Kill Bill
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Over the Hedge
  • X2
  • Mystic River
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amelie)
  • Collateral
  • Wo Hu Cang Long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
  • Kung Fu (Kung Fu Hustle)
  • Lost in Translation
  • Ocean's Twelve
  • Oldboy
  • Cidade de Deus (City of God)
  • Amores Perros
  • Signs
  • You Can Count on Me
  • Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Syriana
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By year only:

Almost Famous ('00)
LotR: Fellowship of the Ring ('01)
Monsters, Inc. ('01)
Black Hawk Down ('01)
The Royal Tenenbaums ('01)
Super Troopers ('01)
LotR: The Two Towers ('02)
The Bourne Identity ('02)
About a Boy ('02)
Finding Nemo ('03)
Elf ('03)
The Incredibles ('04)
The Bourne Supremacy ('04)
Anchorman ('04)
I Heart Huckabees ('04)
Batman Begins ('05)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin ('05)
The Departed ('06)
V for Vendetta ('06)
Children of Men ('06)
The Bourne Ultimatum ('07)
Knocked Up ('07)
Superbad ('07)
Zodiac ('07)
American Gangster ('07)

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INO

House of Sand and Fog
Letters from Iwo Jima
Traffic
Adaptation.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut)
Million Dollar Baby
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Almost Famous/Untitled
Spiderman 2
Batman Begins
Amelie
A.I.
Kill Bill Vol. 1
The Incredibles
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Mystic River
Finding Nemo
United 93
Collateral
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Wonder Boys
Dogville
Catch Me If You Can
Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World
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Didn't expect to see this much love for Traffic!
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what's happened is people see Traffic on these lists and think "Oh, yeah, Traffic was good, I'll put that on my list!"
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Looks like Children of Men has the most mentions so far, about ten or slightly over. Well, Lord of the Rings has more but that's LotR. It's sort of a given, for better or for worse.

Here's IMDB's Top 25:
  1. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Cidade de Deus
  3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  4. Memento
  5. Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain
  6. The Departed
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  8. El Laberinto del fauno
  9. The Pianist
  10. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi
  11. Das Leben der Anderen
  12. Der Untergang
  13. Requiem for a Dream
  14. Sin City
  15. Hotel Rwanda
  16. The Prestige
  17. Ratatouille
  18. Batman Begins
  19. American Gangster
  20. The Bourne Ultimatum
  21. Million Dollar Baby
  22. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  23. Donnie Darko
  24. Oldboy
  25. Gladiator


The bold did not appear on our lists (afaik).
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1. Brokeback Mountain
2. Finding Neverland
3. Chicago
4. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
5. X-Men
6. Capote
7. A.I.
8. Transamerica
9. The Incredibles
10. Vanilla Sky
11. The Pianist
12. The Illusionist
13. Cast Away
14. The Prestige
15. The Fountain

10 more? Hmm...

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Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Didn't expect to see this much love for Traffic!
I actually just bumped it - I can't believe that I forgot about Almost Famous.

It was surprising how long my list was when it was first put together. It was kind of weird to trim it down to 25.

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My list...in no order after number #1:

About a Boy
Donnie Darko
Cinderella Man
Hellboy
Superman Returns
The Departed
Hot Fuzz
Master and Commander
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ghost World
The Others
Ratatouille
Shaun of the Dead
The Devil's Backbone
Cold Mountain
In America
Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind
Little Miss Sunshine
X-Men 2
Pan's Labyrinth
Volver
The Illusionist
Stranger Than Fiction
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Casino Royale

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this is harder than I thought.. In the order that I could think of them in

Revenge of The Sith
Attack of The Clones
Devil' Rejects
Batman Begins
40 Year Old Virgin
Spiderman
Spiderman 2
Spiderman 3
Xmen 2
Xmen 3
Kill Bill Vol 1
Minority Report
Sin City
Shawn of The Dead
Wedding Crashers
Casino Royal
Borne Idenity
Borne Supreamacy
Borne Ultimatum
Fraility
Planet Terror
Hostel
The Punisher
Terminator 3
Man On Fire

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