Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Top 100 Films of the 2000s

This is by no means comprehensive. There are plenty of films I have not seen from the past decade, and while I tried to give the films a basic order, it's not exactly written in stone, as it's a highly subjective process. But I think it closely represents my choices for the 100 best films of the 2000s.

1. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)2. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2004)
3. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
4. The Lord of the Rings (Peter Jackson, 2001, 2002, 2003)
5. "The Battle for Iwo Jima" (Clint Eastwood, 2006)
6. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
7. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2002)
8. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2008)
9. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2005)
10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2008)11. Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)
12. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominick, 2007)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)
14. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
15. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)
16. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
17. Inland Empire (David Lynch, 2006)
18. In the Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001)
19. Eureka (Shinji Aoyama, 2001)
20. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2006)21. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
22. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2001)
23. Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
24. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
25. House of Sand (Andrucha Waddington, 2006)
26. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
27. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
28. Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)
29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
30. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003)31. Munich (Steven Spielberg, 2005)
32. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005)
33. The Hours (Stephen Daldry, 2002)
34. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
35. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin, 2004)
36. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
37. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott, 2001)
38. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
39. Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
40. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)41. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2001)
42. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004)
43. Still Walking (Kore-Eda Hirokazu, 2009)
44. Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell, 2006)
45. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
46. Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
47. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar, 2002)
48. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2002)
49. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
50. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)51. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
52. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
53. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
54. Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
55. No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
56. Still Life (Jia Zhang Ke, 2008)
57. Munyurangabo (Lee Isaac Chung, 2009)
58. Goodbye Solo (Ramin Bahrani, 2009)
59. 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis, 2009)
60. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
61. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)62. Flight of the Red Balloon (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2008)
63. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2007)
64. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
65. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
66. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
67. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
68. Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino, 2003, 2004)
69. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
70. Into the Wild (Sean Penn, 2007)
71. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)72. Late Marriage (Dover Kosashvili, 2002)
73. Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)
74. The Door in the Floor (Tod Williams, 2004)
75. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
76. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
77. 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2007)
78. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-Liang, 2004)
79. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2009)
80. Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2003)
81. The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)82. In America (Jim Sheridan, 2003)
83. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell, 2001)
84. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003)
85. Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman, 2003)
86. The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, 2004)
87. The Story of the Weeping Camel (Luigi Falorni, Byambasuren Davaa, 2004)
88. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)
89. Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005)
90. Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
91. I’m Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007)92. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2003)
93. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
94. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006)
95. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Ki-duk Kim, 2004)
96. Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004)
97. The Idiots (Lars von Trier, 2000)
98. Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2006)
99. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)
100. King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)

1 comment:

Castor said...

Good Top 100! Glad to see Mulholland Dr and Spirited Away in the Top 10. I need to update mine soon since I have seen a decent amount of last decade's movie in the last 3 months