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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:43 PM

It's hard to believe that in little over three months, we'll be starting a new decade. A lot has happened these past ten years, including quite a few notable films. This is the perfect time to start an S&S list for the 10 best films of the 2000s. The deadline will be December 31st. Why do it as soon as 2009 ends, you might ask? Because I believe that we have made choices, consciously or subconsciously, on what to take the time to watch. Nobody has seen everything from the 2000s because let's face it, we all have day jobs and most of them prevent us from seeing everything. But the choices we make, generally, dictate what we think we'll value most at that time whether we're aware of it or not. So not only are the films part of the 2000s time capsule, but the viewers' collective experiences, too, are integral to that time. That's what I'm trying to capture with this project.

So, that being said, PM me a (R A N K E D) list of anywhere between 10-20 movies from this decade (the 2000s). I am not changing the deadline because if I delay it a month for one person, someone will want it extended to 2 months, 3 months, or a year. This is a little experiment to get our immediate thoughts on the decade with as little retrospect as possible.

Official Rulings:

1. PM me a RANKED list of the 10-20 best movies from the 2000s (January 2000- December 2009)
2. Deadline is December 31st of 2009 11:59:59 PM (UTC -12; or the last time zone on Earth to experience the New Year)
3. No resubmissions please
4. I'm going to be lenient and permit Director's Cuts, because editing a film differently can be the result of the filmmaker's reactions to contemporary issues.
Qualifying movies are based off of theatrical release within your respective country (again, I'm going to be pretty lenient here. The point is not to restrict you if you truly feel a borderline film belongs on the list)
5. Trilogies/quadrilogies/two-parters etc. only qualify if every part has been released in the 2000s.
6. One more thing: Enter the most commonly used title (i.e., don't pull a Salvatore and send me stuff in Chinese. This forums' discourse is based in E N G L I S H, so naturally use the approximate English title when appropriate. Generally, whatever the movie posters or DVD cases say is best. For instance, stuff like Rashomon, Kagemusha, and La Dolce Vita are widely regarded in their original language's title. Should be fairly obvious).
OPTIONAL: If you feel the need to justify your choices, feel free to write a bit on them. I'll be posting individual lists for posterity/nostalgia/retrospective.

Format goes like:

1. Bloodrayne (Uwe Boll, 2006)
2. Saw V (David Hackl, 2008)
3. Hostel (Eli Roth, 2006)
4. The Hottie and the Nottie (Tom Putnam, 2008)

and so on. Basically, don't make me google everything.

As always, the more lists, the better (let's aim for say, 25 at the least). Your school teachers lied to you about The Permanent Record, so don't be shy!

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apsyhn
boyhoodbravery9
CFK
clydefro
diceman89
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hal0000
Ian
Josh Lyman
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masterofoneinchpunch
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redbill
scamp
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tapdancindan

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Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2002) 165 11
In the Mood For Love (Wong-Kar Wai, 2001) 127 9
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001) 77 7
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr Béla, 2000) 71 5
No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007) 69 6
Talk to Her (Almodovar, 2002) 59 4
Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000) 57 4
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002) 56 4
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007) 56 4
Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003) 55 4
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) 55 4
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki) 45 3
Y tu mama tambien (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001) 44 3
Zodiac (David Fincher) 44 3
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000) 40 5
Un conte de Noël (Despleschin, 2009) 38 3
Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002) 37 3
Far From Heaven (2002, Todd Haynes) 35 3
Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006) 35 3
Eureka (Aoyama Shinji, 2000) 34 2
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009) 33 4
American Psycho - Mary Herron 33 2
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) 33 2
Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater) 31 2
Pianist, The (Roman Polanski, 2002) 31 2
Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, 2002) 30 2
Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003) 30 2
2046 (Wong, 2004) 29 3
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry 29 2
Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002) 28 2
Infernal Affairs (2002) Wai Keung Lau, Siu Fai Mak 27 2
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) 27 2
Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) 27 2
Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001) 26 3
Half Nelson (Fleck, 2006) 26 2
Revanche (Gotz Spielmann, 2008) 26 2
Caché (Michael Haneke, 2004) 25 2
Quills (2000, Philip Kauffman) 24 2
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003) 23 3
The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003) 21 2
Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000) 21 2
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003, Peter Jackson) 20 2
Pistol Opera (2001) Seijun Suzuki 20 2
Enfant, L' (2005) 20 1
Love Exposure 20 1
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Ki-Duk Kim, 2003) 20 1
Still Walking (Koreeda Hirokazu, 2008) 20 1
The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang, 2005) 20 1
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (David Fincher, 2008) 19 2
Election (2005: Johnnie To) 19 2
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003-2004) 19 2
The Prestige - Christopher Nolan 19 2
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, John Cameron Mitchell) 19 1
Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000) 19 1
Rois et reine (Despleschin, 2002) 19 1
Speed Racer 19 1
Throw Down (2004: Johnnie To) 19 1
Tropical Malady (2004) Apichatpong Weerasethakul 19 1
Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) 18 2
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas, 2000) 18 1
Life is a Miracle (Emir Kusturica, 2004) 18 1
The Life of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006) 18 1
The Origin of the 21st Century 18 1
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008) 18 1
Vital (2004) Shinya Tsukamoto 18 1
Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004) 17 2
Marie Antoinette (2006) 17 2
AFTERSCHOOL (Antonio Campos, 2008) 17 1
Come and Go (João César Monteiro, 2003) 17 1
Devil's Backbone (Guillermo Del Toro) 17 1
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007) 17 1
Lars and the Real Girl - Craig Gillespie 17 1
Russian Ark (2002, Aleksandr Sokurov) 17 1
Snake of June, A (2002) Shinya Tsukamoto 17 1
The Twilight Samurai (2002: Yôji Yamada) 17 1
Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001) 17 1
Twentynine Palms (Bruno Dumont, 2004) 16 2
25th Hour (Lee, 2002) 16 1
Don't Touch the Axe 16 1
Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000) 16 1
Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008) 16 1
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006) 15 4
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004) 15 2
Wrestler, The (2008) Darren Aronofsky 15 2
Golden Door 15 1
In the Bedroom - Todd Field 15 1
Memories of Murder (Joon-Ho Bong, 2005) 15 1
Mies vailla menneisyyttä (Aki Kaurismäki, 2002) 15 1
A Place on Earth (Artur Aristakisyan, 2001) 15 1
Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008) 15 1
Sparrow (2008:Johnnie To) 15 1
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) 14 2
Almost Famous (Crowe, 2000) 14 1
King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005) 14 1
The Others (2001, Alejandro Amenabar) 14 1
Millennium Mambo (2001) 14 1
Su-ki-da (Ishikawa Hiroshi, 2005) 14 1
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) 14 1
Gran Torino (2008: Clint Eastwood) 13 1
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003) 13 1
Shadow of the Vampire - E. Elias Merhige 13 1
Stevie 13 1
thirteen (2003, Catherine Hardwicke) 13 1
What Is It? (Crispin Hellion Glover, 2005) 13 1
Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009) 12 2
Hero (Yimou Zang, 2002) 12 2
Black Book (2006, Paul Verhoeven) 12 1
Black Sun (2005) Gary Tarn 12 1
Cracked Share (Lee Hangjun and Hong Chulki, 2006) 12 1
Drag Me to Hell (2009) 12 1
Lust, Caution (Ang Lee, 2007) 12 1
The Magdalene Sisters - Peter Mullan 12 1
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002) 12 1
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Anh Hung Tran, 2000) 12 1
Woman Is the Future of Man (Hong, 2004) 12 1
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005) 11 2
I've Loved You So Long (Philippe Claudel, 2008) 11 1
Man on the Train (Patrice Leconte, 2002) 11 1
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000) 11 1
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) 11 1
White Diamond (Werner Herzog, 2004) 11 1
The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, 2003) 10 2
Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, 2005) 10 2
The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009) 10 1
Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga, 2009) 10 1
La Vie Moderne (Raymond Depardon, 2008) 10 1
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo, 2000) 10 1
The Virgin Suicides 10 1
Exiled (2006) Johnnie To 9 2
Blokada (Sergei Loznitsa, 2006) 9 1
The Class (Laurent Cantet, 2008) 9 1
The Dark Knight 9 1
Michael Clayton (Gilroy, 2007) 9 1
Les témoins (The witnesses) (André Téchiné, 2007) 9 1
Tropic Thunder (2008: Ben Stiller) 9 1
13 Lakes (James Benning, 2004) 8 1
Birth (Glazer, 2004) 8 1
Broken Embraces 8 1
Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004) 8 1
The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci) 8 1
Paprika (2006) Satoshi Kon 8 1
Still Life (2006: Jia Zhang-ke: China) 8 1
Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel 7 2
Heremias (Lav Diaz, 2006) 7 1
Maelström (Denis Villeneuve, 2000) 7 1
Reprise (Joachim Trier, 2006) 7 1
Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000) 7 1
Youth Without Youth (2007) 7 1
All About Lily Chou-Chou (Iwai Shunji, 2001) 6 1
The Darjeeling Limited (Anderson, 2007) 6 1
Hard Candy (David Slade, 2005) 6 1
Science of Sleep, The (2006) Michel Gondry 6 1
Small Time Crooks (2000) 6 1
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) 6 1
Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2007) 6 1
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007) 5 2
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006) 5 1
Freedom (_ar_nas Bartas, 2000) 5 1
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone 5 1
Kung Fu Hustle (2004, Hong Kong, Stephen Chow) 5 1
Wall-E 5 1
Assasination of Jesse James 4 1
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008, Mike Leigh) 4 1
Infernal Affairs II (2003, Hong Kong, Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak Siu-Fai) 4 1
Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (Claude Miller & Nathan Miller, 2009) 4 1
Wonder Boys (Hanson, 2000) 4 1
Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku 3 1
Bright Future (Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2003) 3 1
Crank: High Voltage (Nevaldine/Taylor, 2009) 3 1
The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, 2008) 3 1
R' Xmas 3 1
Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003) 3 1
Superbad 3 1
Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009) 2 1
Beau Travail 2 1
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009) 2 1
Man on Wire 2 1
This is England (Shane Meadow, 2007) 2 1
BAADASSSSS! (Mario Van Peebles, 2004) 1 1
Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento, 2008) 1 1
Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000) 1 1

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Individual lists

Apsyhn

American Psycho - Mary Herron
Quills - Philip Kaufman
The Prestige - Christopher Nolan
Lars and the Real Girl - Craig Gillespie
Irreversible - Gaspar Noe
In the Bedroom - Todd Field
Punch-Drunk Love - P.T. Anderson
Shadow of the Vampire - E. Elias Merhige
The Magdalene Sisters - Peter Mullan
Mulholland Drive - David Lynch

boyhoodbravery9

Mulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, John Cameron Mitchell)
Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
Russian Ark (2002, Aleksandr Sokurov)
Dancer in the Dark (2000, Lars von Trier)
The Lord of the Rings (2001-2003, Peter Jackson)
The Others (2001, Alejandro Amenabar)
thirteen (2003, Catherine Hardwicke)
Black Book (2006, Paul Verhoeven)
Gosford Park (2001, Robert Altman)
Moulin Rouge! (2001, Baz Luhrmann)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
The Dreamers (2003, Bernardo Bertolucci)
Far From Heaven (2002, Todd Haynes)
Inglourious Basterds (2009, Quentin Tarantino)
Quills (2000, Philip Kauffman)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008, Mike Leigh)
Twentynine Palms (2003, Bruno Dumont)
In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar Wai)
INLAND EMPIRE (2006, David Lynch)

CFK

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Ki-Duk Kim, 2003)
Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, 2007)
Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
Mies vailla menneisyyttä (Aki Kaurismäki, 2002)
Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)
The Class (Laurent Cantet, 2008)
Y tu mama tambien (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
Reprise (Joachim Trier, 2006)
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 + Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003/2004)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand, 2003)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)

Clydefro

The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, 2001)
In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
Talk to Her (Almodovar, 2002)
No Country for Old Men (Coen & Coen, 2007)
25th Hour (Lee, 2002)
Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
Almost Famous (Crowe, 2000)
Miami Vice (Mann, 2006)
Woman Is the Future of Man (Hong, 2004)
Lost in Translation (Coppola, 2003)
Half Nelson (Fleck, 2006)
Michael Clayton (Gilroy, 2007)
Birth (Glazer, 2004)
Traffic (Soderbergh, 2000)
The Darjeeling Limited (Anderson, 2007)
Amelie (Jeunet, 2001)
Wonder Boys (Hanson, 2000)
The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, 2008)
2046 (Wong, 2004)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Schnabel, 2007)


diceman89

Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003)
Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The (David Fincher, 2008)
Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
Pianist, The (Roman Polanski, 2002)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003-2004)
Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
Amelie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002)
Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
Sin City (Robert Rodriguez, 2005)
Hard Candy (David Slade, 2005)

Duketogo

Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
Tropical Malady (2004) Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Vital (2004) Shinya Tsukamoto
Snake of June, A (2002) Shinya Tsukamoto
Pistol Opera (2001) Seijun Suzuki
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
Mulholland Dr. (2001) David Lynch
American Psycho (2000) Mary Harron
Black Sun (2005) Gary Tarn
Inland Empire (2006) David Lynch
Oldboy (2003) Chan-wook Park
Infernal Affairs (2002) Wai Keung Lau, Siu Fai Mak
Paprika (2006) Satoshi Kon
Memento (2000) Christopher Nolan
Science of Sleep, The (2006) Michel Gondry
Wrestler, The (2008) Darren Aronofsky
Downfall (2004) Oliver Hirschbiegel
Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku
Exiled (2006) Johnnie To
No Country for Old Men (2007) Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Fulleyes

The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
In the Mood For Love (Wong-Kar Wai, 2001)
Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)
Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, 2002)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2001)
Memories of Murder (Joon-Ho Bong, 2005)
Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2006)
Twentynine Palms (Bruno Dumont, 2004)
Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004)
Man on the Train (Patrice Leconte, 2002)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
Revanche (Gotz Spielmann, 2009)
Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
Adaptation (Spike Jonze, 2002)
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
Crank: High Voltage (Nevaldine/Taylor, 2009)
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)
BAADASSSSS! (Mario Van Peebles, 2004)

Hal0000

Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2002)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2007)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
King Kong (Peter Jackson, 2005)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir, 2003)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
White Diamond (Werner Herzog, 2004)
Sin Nombre (Cary Fukunaga, 2009)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron, 2006)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2009)
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006)

Ian

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
Dogville (Lars Von Trier)
Royal Tennenbaums (Wes Anderson)
Devil's Backbone (Guillermo Del Toro)
Zodiac (David Fincher)
Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
Adaptation (Spike Jonze)
Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier)

Josh Lyman

Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
Y tu mamá tambíen (Alfonso Cuarón, 2003)
The Life of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)
Talk to her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
Lust, Caution (Ang Lee, 2007)
I've Loved You So Long (Philippe Claudel, 2008)
The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009)
Gosford Park (Robert Altman, 2001)
In the mood for Love (Kar Wai Wong, 2000)
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)
Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
La mala Education (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
Hero (Yimou Zang, 2002)
Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009)
Deadgirl (Marcel Sarmiento, 2008)

Lohengrin

The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang, 2005)
Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000)
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas, 2000)
Come and Go (João César Monteiro, 2003)
Eureka (Aoyama Shinji, 2000)
A Place on Earth (Artur Aristakisyan, 2001)
Su-ki-da (Ishikawa Hiroshi, 2005)
What Is It? (Crispin Hellion Glover, 2005)
Cracked Share (Lee Hangjun and Hong Chulki, 2006)
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo, 2000)
Blokada (Sergei Loznitsa, 2006)
13 Lakes (James Benning, 2004)
Heremias (Lav Diaz, 2006)
All About Lily Chou-Chou (Iwai Shunji, 2001)
Freedom (_ar_nas Bartas, 2000)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr Béla, 2000)
Bright Future (Kurosawa Kiyoshi, 2003)
INLAND EMPIRE (David Lynch, 2006)
Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000)

Masterofoneinchpunch

Spirited Away (2001: Hayao Miyazaki)
Throw Down (2004: Johnnie To)
Infernal Affairs (2002, Hong Kong, Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak Siu-Fai)
The Twilight Samurai (2002: Yôji Yamada)
Talk to Her (2002: Pedro Almodóvar: Spain)
Sparrow (2008: Johnnie To)
In The Mood For Love (2000: Wong Kar-wai: Hong Kong)
Gran Torino (2008: Clint Eastwood)
Memento (2000: Christopher Nolan)
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000: Bela Tarr)
Election (2005: Johnnie To)
Tropic Thunder (2008: Ben Stiller)
Still Life (2006: Jia Zhang-ke: China)
Exiled (2006: Johnnie To)
Hero (2002: Zhang Yimou)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004, Hong Kong, Stephen Chow)
Infernal Affairs II (2003, Hong Kong, Andrew Lau Wai-Keung, Alan Mak Siu-Fai)
Downfall (2004: Oliver Hirschbiegel: Germany)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001: Wes Anderson)
The Prestige (2006: Christopher Nolan)

Opale

Still Walking (Koreeda Hirokazu, 2008)
Rois et reine (Despleschin, 2002)
Life is a Miracle (Emir Kusturica, 2004)
AFTERSCHOOL (Antonio Campos, 2008)
Dancer in the dark (Lars von trier, 2000)
Un conte de Noël (Despleschin, 2009)
In the mood for love (Wong kar-wai, 2000)
Caché (Michael Haneke, 2004)
2046 (Wong kar-wai, 2004)
The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003)
La Vie Moderne (Raymond Depardon, 2008)
Les témoins (The witnesses) (André Téchiné, 2007)
Les invasions Barbares (Denys Arcand, 2003)
Maelström (Denis Villeneuve, 2000)
Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2007)
Dogville (Lars von trier, 2005)
Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante (Claude Miller & Nathan Miller, 2009)
Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003)
This is England (Shane Meadow, 2007)
Antichrist (Lars von trier, 2009)

Redbill

Zodiac
In The Mood for Love
Punch Drunk Love
There Will be Blood
Half Nelson
2046
Elephant
Stevie
Cache
A Christmas Tale
The Wrestler
The Dark Knight
Broken Embraces
Mullholland Drive
Royal Tennenbaums
Wall-E
Assasination of Jesse James
Superbad
Man on Wire
Shaun of the Dead

Scamp

Enfant, L' (2005)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Y tu mamá también (2001)
Far from Heaven (2002)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Election (2005)
Zodiac (2007)
Youth Without Youth (2007)
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (01,02,03)

Sexy rancheros

Love Exposure
Speed Racer
The Origin of the 21st Century
In the Mood for Love
Don't Touch the Axe
Golden Door
Mulholland Drive
The Royal Tenenbaums
A Christmas Tale
Punch-Drunk Love
The Virgin Suicides
Talk to Her
Miami Vice
The New World
Marie Antoinette
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Pistol Opera
R' Xmas
Beau Travail
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Tapdancindan

Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
Eureka (Shinji Aoyoma, 2000)
Revanche (Gotz Spielmann, 2008)
Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008)
Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (Anh Hung Tran, 2000)
No Country For Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)

#2 Lohengrin

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 04:10 PM

List submitted! I had a top ten lying around for awhile before this post.

9 of the 10 films on my list are Asian... :)

And it could have been 10/10, but I wanted to show some diversity, amirite?

Kiss my ass


#3 helloemigoodbye

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:00 AM

Format goes like:

1. Bloodrayne (Uwe Boll, 2006)
2. Saw V (David Hackl, 2008)
3. Hostel (Eli Roth, 2006)
4. The Hottie and the Nottie (Tom Putnam, 2008)

and so on. Basically, don't make me google everything.

As always, the more lists, the better (let's aim for say, 25 at the least). Your school teachers lied to you about The Permanent Record, so don't be shy!


You already predicted like, my entire list...
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:03 AM

Can we campaign for films?

If so, for your consideration:


Not necessarily saying that's gonna be on my list. I just think more people should see it because it is definitely a singular experience to say the least.

Man, I need to see Trouble Every Day.
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:20 PM

Skandies(basically a poll of critics and amateur film buffs alike) did pretty much the exact thing over here on Mike D'Angelo's blog: http://enchantedmitt...cade-recap.html

I honestly don't understand the love for 25th Hour at all.
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:23 PM

I honestly don't understand the love for 25th Hour at all.


I don't understand your lack of understanding of the love for 25th Hour.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:25 AM

Skandies(basically a poll of critics and amateur film buffs alike) did pretty much the exact thing over here on Mike D'Angelo's blog: http://enchantedmitt...cade-recap.html

I honestly don't understand the love for 25th Hour at all.


On theatrical release I was really awed by 25th Hour but haven't seen it since. I'm a major detractor of Lee's other work (that I've seen) but I'm still really excited to revisit this film. The 00s decade list-making should be a fitting occasion to do so.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:20 AM

I won't have time to see The white ribbon!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 09:30 PM

I don't understand your lack of understanding of the love for 25th Hour.

I don't understand your lack of understanding of my lack of understanding of the love for 25th Hour.

I don't hate the movie. I just seriously don't understand the love for it especially when people talk about how it deals with 9/11. I don't think the film's narrative can support the weight of that event and it just comes across as if Spike and crew decided to cram that in to make the film seem more significant than it really is. The Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anne Paquin subplot is actually quite good, but I could care less about the actual plot.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 03:41 PM

I don't understand your lack of understanding of my lack of understanding of the love for 25th Hour.

I don't hate the movie. I just seriously don't understand the love for it especially when people talk about how it deals with 9/11. I don't think the film's narrative can support the weight of that event and it just comes across as if Spike and crew decided to cram that in to make the film seem more significant than it really is. The Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anne Paquin subplot is actually quite good, but I could care less about the actual plot.


I always thought the whole 9/11 thing was just pushed in there to give the film a sense of it's place in time. It doesn't really have anything at all to do with the plot, but it is a nice way to be able to date the film.

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 11:07 PM

The 9/11 connection is there in the subtext of 25th Hour. The film is based on a novel and I believe the only direct references Lee uses are the Tribute in Light and Ground Zero and the brief montage in the bar, but the impact is absorbed at several points. Lee knew, clearly, what he was doing in essentially using a new immediacy in the city and transferring that into Norton's character. He's saying goodbye to his entire world, realizing things will never be as they were and already recognizing the cracks that had been there for awhile. At the same time, the character is paranoid about who informed on him. He reveals anger and an initial lack of any remorse or acceptance of responsibility. The stages of loss are well explored. Cox's monologue at the end is that tearfully cathartic "what if" of a separate reality where the problems can just go away. What strikes me particularly is how it clings to these events with such quiet passion but never in an uncomfortable way. The filmmaking is the most eloquent and respectful of Lee's career. The film does, intentionally but also inevitably, have an increased resonance as a snapshot of a city greatly bruised but not broken, but even beyond what is still a more or less underlying exploration of 9/11, I find the film as technically brilliant as anything Lee has done. Thematically, it just has a much greater weight when 9/11 is factored in, though I'd probably count 25th Hour as the least exploitative film to have dealt with the immediate repercussions from that day.

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Posted 09 November 2009 - 12:13 AM

I sent my list. All pretty mainstream stuff but a good batch of films IMO.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 02:19 AM

Is anybody watching and rewatching shit for this? If you are, what are you gonna watch?
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:41 AM

I am/will. I'll be putting together a full top 50 also in a couple of months. My dilemma is trying to decide if I should rewatch things I've only seen once and loved (for placement purposes) or see films for the first time that have strong reputations. It's not set in stone right now, but figuring out a top 10 for the '00s shouldn't be that tough for me. I know that my #1 will be
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:09 PM

Yeah, I've become kind of OCD in that regard. I'm not proud of my top 10 list for last year just because I was not able to watch all the stuff on my list right before making it. I feel pretty comfortable with the top 3, however. I think I'm gonna mainly rewatch stuff that I liked but became increasingly lukewarm to as time went on. It's kind of silly to go and rewatch Speed Racer or Don't Touch the Axe when my enthusiasm for them are still very much there. I'm also gonna try to rewatch movies from this decade that are already sort of considered canonical. For instance, I'm rewatching In the Mood for Love despite not being that fond of it the last time I watched it. I made a blog post of essentially everything that I feel is a potential candidate in this top 10: http://sexyrancheros...de-project.html The definitely, probably, and maybe categories are out of whack now, but it's probably still a pretty good indicator what might or might not make my list.
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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:32 PM

Sexy, I thought your viewings for 2008 was pretty admirable. Quite jealous of all the movies you got to see.

I will not have time to rewatch (unlike the 2008 list), but I have plenty of films I would like to see. I do not feel particularly qualified to vote on the best of the decade (2008 is the most viewed year of the whole decade for me).

I do want to finish off the top 2008 films I have not seen and I'll start gathering the top films soon that are on sexy's journal, but I'm partially sidetracked by a couple of other movie projects so I'm not sure how much I'll actually see.

Since I own What Time Is It There?, Talk to Her, 2046, Pistol Opera I might try to get those in the next month and a half. I really want to see Platform, but have not found an inexpensive copy.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:57 AM

I doubt he'll be submitting a S&S list, but A.O. Scott picks his top films of the decade in "nine double features and one six-hour epic" for this week's NY Times Magazine. Even though Scott is one of just a handful of critics I actually like to read, these choices slightly disappoint me: Wall-E and A.I., Yi Yi and The World, Million Dollar Baby and Letters from Iwo Jima, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and L'enfant, Pan's Labyrinth and Where the Wild Things Are, The Best of Youth, Darwin's Nightmare and Iraq in Fragments, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Talk to Her, 25th Hour and When the Levees Broke, Gosford Park and Moolaade.

He also has a top 10 movies of influence list for the decade.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:08 AM

Which choices disappoint you?
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:16 AM

Which choices disappoint you?


The Eastwoods, Gosford Park, and, to a lesser extent I guess, A.I. I'm not even anti-Eastwood but neither of those films held any merit for me. I think Flags of Our Fathers was the best thing he directed this decade (the best American war film in years even), followed by Mystic River. Maybe I should see Gosford Park again, but it seemed like a lightweight cross between Agatha Christie and The Rules of the Game to me. A.I. worked better in concept than execution, but it's another I haven't seen in a good while. The documentaries and The Best of Youth are total blind spots (though I'm familiar with them).

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:31 AM

I find it surprising that you prefer Flags of Our Fathers over Iwo Jima just because I think I probably feel the same. Flags affected me a lot more than Iwo Jima to the point that I think it's probably the last movie I've cried at and it's probably been two years since I've seen it. Iwo Jima just seemed like a typical run-of-the-mill war is hell sort of story except it was treated as something of anomaly because it was a Japanese language film directed by Clint Eastwood. I need to rewatch Flags one of these days.

I've never seen Gosford Park. I probably should.

I haven't seen A.I. since it came out. I remembered at the time I just wanted it to end. I definitely need to rewatch that again since I think Spielberg's stock has risen with me in the past year or so.

I think Pan's Labyrinth and Where the Wild Things Are are the most disappointing picks. You know my feelings about Where the Wild Things Are, but I think both films share a similar problem: why the hell would these kids escape to his/her respective fantasy world when they're just as shitty as the ones that they live in?

The World is mildly disappointing just because I think Jia's two previous features are superior to it, especially Platform, which I need to rewatch one of these days. I think Jia's career has been a case of diminishing returns.

I don't particularly like 4 Months and Wall-E but I'll concede that people see things in them that I don't.
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