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Postby OscarGuy » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:24 pm

The decade isn't over yet, so I'm not going to make a list, but at this time, here are the 33 films I've given 4 stars to.

2000:
Dancer in the dark
Requiem for a Dream

2001:
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge
Others
Spirited Away

2002:
Bowling for Columbine
Catch Me If You Can
Chicago
Far From Heaven
Hero
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

2003:
Angels in America
Kill Bill Volume 1
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation

2004:
Aviator
Fahrenheit 9/11
Finding Neverland
Hotel Rwanda
Kill Bill Volume 2
Kinsey
Million Dollar Baby
Motorcycle Diaries
Stage Beauty

2005:
Brokeback Mountain
C.R.A.Z.Y.

2006:
Children of Men
Dreamgirls
Pan's Labyrinth
Queen
United 93

2007 (so far):
Blindness




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Postby Heksagon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:19 pm

I'd gladly see more people mention some of their favourite films of the decade.

While I'm waiting for that to happen, I'll try to keep this thread alive by posting my list of top 100 lead actor performances of the decade. Now, I'm actually not totally comfortable rating acting performances, not the same way as I rate films themselves. Good casting, for me, is much more about getting the right actor for the right part than about getting the "best" actor. This list is perhaps more about performances which have impressed me, than about performances which, in a purely analytical sense, are exemplary acting achievements. At least a few of them are in large part about actors fitting the part very well.

As usual, comments and own choices are welcome.


1. Tim Robbins, Mystic River
2. Jack Nicholson, About Schmidt
3. Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
4. Paul Giamatti, Sideways
5. Sean Penn, The Assassination of Richard Nixon
6. Sam Rockwell, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
7. Michael Douglas, Wonder Boys
8. Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness
9. Tony Leung, In the Mood for Love
10. Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
11. Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
12. Javier Bardem, Before Night Falls
13. Eric Bana, Chopper
14. Ken Watanabe, Letters from Iwo Jima
15. Gene Hackman, The Royal Tenenbaums
16. Michel Côté, C.R.A.Z.Y.
17. Guy Pearce, Memento
18. Ben Kingsley, Sexy Beast
19. Luigi Lo Cascio, The Best of Youth
20. Alessio Boni, The Best of Youth
21. Michael Caine, The Quiet American
22. Adrien Brody, The Pianist
23. Samuel L. Jackson, Changing Lanes
24. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
25. Nicolas Cage, Adaptation
26. Chris Cooper, Adaptation
27. Darío Grandinetti, Talk to Her
28. Jávier Camara, Talk to Her
29. Tom Wilkinson, In the Bedroom
30. Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
31. Bruno Ganz, Downfall
32. Benoît Magimel, The Piano Teacher
33. Peter Dinklage, The Station Agent
34. Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men
35. David Strathairn, Good Night and Good Luck
36. Russell Crowe, Gladiator
37. Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator
38. Jim Carrey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
39. Gael García Bernal, The Motorcycle Diaries
40. George Clooney, O Brother Where Art Thou
41. Gastón Pauls, Nine Queens
42. Ricardo Darín, Nine Queens
43. Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
44. Brad Pitt, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
45. Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs
46. Fele Martínez, Bad Education
47. Ulrich Mühe, The Lives of Others
48. Sebastian Koch, The Lives of Others
49. Mathieu Amalric, Kings and Queen
50. Toby Jones, Infamous
51. Choi Min-Sik, Oldboy
52. Billy Bob Thornton, The Man Who Wasn't There
53. Hiroyuki Sanada, Twilight Samurai
54. Robert De Niro, Meet the Parents
55. Mark Ruffalo, You Can Count on Me
56. Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond
57. Ethan Hawke, The Tape
58. Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
59. Jude Law, Cold Mountain
60. John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
61. Paul Bettany, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
62. Clint Eastwood, Million Dollar Baby
63. Denzel Washington, American Gangster
64. Geoffrey Rush, Quills
65. Bill Murray, Lost in Translation
66. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mysterious Skin
67. Campbell Scott, Roger Dodger
68. Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
69. Anthony LaPaglia, Lantana
70. Daniel Auteuil, The Adversary
71. Kevin Spacey, The Shipping News
72. Gordon Pinsent, Away from Her
73. Greg Kinnear, Auto Focus
74. Stephen Chow, Shaolin Soccer
75. Seth Rogen, Knocked Up
76. Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
77. Al Pacino, Insomnia
78. Tom Hanks, Cast Away
79. Rémy Girard, The Barbarian Invasions
80. Hugh Jackman, The Prestige
81. John Cusack, High Fidelity
82. Peter O’Toole, Venus
83. Colin Farrell, Tigerland
84. Leonardo DiCaprio, Catch Me If You Can
85. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Savages
86. Gérard Jugnot, The Chorus
87. Jay Hernandez, Crazy/Beautiful
88. Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
89. James McAvoy, Atonement
90. Tobey Maguire, Spider-Man
91. Gunnar Eyjólfsson, The Sea
92. Per Christian Ellefsen, Elling
93. Jack Black, Shallow Hal
94. Andreas Wilson, Evil
95. Ed Harris, Pollock
96. Topher Grace, In Good Company
97. Dennis Quaid, In Good Company
98. Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man
99. Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas
100. Jamie Foxx, Collateral

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Postby Jim20 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:32 am

Sabin, I agree. "Wonder Boys" is on it's way to becoming a classic from a very journeyman filmmaker. It's one of the few films that almost perfectly symbolizes the look of fall and the writing method. All of the performances are top notch with a script that is so at top of it's game.

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Postby Sabin » Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:57 pm

Wow. Almost everyone has 'Wonder Boys' on their list, and a few in their top two. I really love the hell out of this film and it's one of the most beautiful studio comedies of the decade. It's one of those films where everything just comes together. I think it's a little flawed at times but it's pretty much everything I'm looking for in a comedy. Amazing soudntrack too.
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Postby Jim20 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:25 am

I'll put my top 100 in alphabetical order, being that I can't choose a particular order.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Steven Spielberg
About a Boy (2002) The Weitz Brothers
About Schmidt (2002) Alexander Payne
Across the Universe (2007) Julie Taymor
Adaptation (2002) Spike Jonze
Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe
American Splendor (2003) Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Andrew Dominik
The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese
Bad Education (2004) Pedro Almodovar
Black Hawk Down (2001) Ridley Scott
Bowling for Columbine (2002) Michael Moore
Brick (2006) Rian Johnson
Brokeback Mountain (2005) Ang Lee
Cast Away (2000) Robert Zemeckis
Catch Me if You Can (2002) Steven Spielberg
Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Cuaron
Cinderella Man (2005) Ron Howard
City of God (2003) Fernando Merielles and Katia Lund
Collateral (2004) Michael Mann
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) George Clooney
The Counterfeitors (2007) Stefan Ruzowitzy
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee
The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan
The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel
Downfall (2005) Oliver Hirschbiegel
Eastern Promises (2007) David Cronenberg
Elephant (2003) Gus Van Sant
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
Fantasia 2000 (2000) Various filmmakers
Far from Heaven (2002) Todd Haynes
Finding Nemo (2003) Andrew Stanton
The Fountain (2006) Darren Aronofsky
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) George Clooney
Gosford Park (2001) Robert Altman
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Alfonso Cuaron
High Fidelity (2000) Stephen Frears
A History of Violence (2005) David Cronenberg
Hollywoodland (2006) Allen Coulter
In America (2003) Jim Sheridan
The Incredibles (2004) Brad Bird
Inland Empire (2006) David Lynch
In the Bedroom (2001) Todd Field
Into the Wild (2007) Sean Penn
Kill Bill: Volume One (2003) Quentin Tarantino
Kingdom of Heaven: The Director's Cut (2005) Ridley Scott
King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Clint Eastwood
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson
Lust, Caution (2007) Ang Lee
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) The Coen Brothers
Match Point (2005) Woody Allen
Memento (2001) Christopher Nolan
Michael Clayton (2007) Tony Gilroy
Million Dollar Baby (2004) Clint Eastwood
Monster's, Inc. (2001) Peter Docter
Mulholland Drive (2001) David Lynch
Munich (2005) Steven Spielberg
Mystic River (2003) Clint Eastwood
The New World (2005) Terrence Malick
No Country for Old Men (2007) The Coen Brothers
O Brother, Where are Thou? (2000) The Coen Brothers
Open Range (2003) Kevin Costner
The Others (2001) Alejandro Amenabar
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Guillermo Del Toro
Paris, je t'aime (2006) Various notable filmmakers
The Passion of the Christ (2004) Mel Gibson
The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski
Pieces of April (2003) Peter Hedges
A Prairie Home Companion (2006) Robert Altman
The Prestige (2006) Christopher Nolan
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Paul Thomas Anderson
The Queen (2006) Stephen Frears
Rachel Getting Married (2008) Jonathan Demme
Ratatouille (2007) Brad Bird
Requiem for a Dream (2000) Darren Aronofsky
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson
Russian Ark (2002) Aleksandr Sokurov
School of Rock (2003) Richard Linklater
Secretary (2002) Steven Shainberg
Shrek (2001) Andrew Adamson
Sideways (2004) Alexander Payne
The Simpsons Movie (2007) David Silverman
The Station Agent (2003) Thomas McCarthy
Stranger than Fiction (2006) Marc Forster
Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar
There Will be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
Traffic (2000) Steven Soderbergh
21 Grams (2003) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan
United 93 (2006) Paul Greengrass
Wall-E (2008) Andrew Stanton
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Steve Box and Nick Park
Wonder Boys (2000) Curtis Hanson
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2002) Alfonso Cuaron
You Can Count on Me (2000) Kenneth Lonnergan
Zodiac (2007) David Fincher

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Postby Sabin » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:52 pm

Rough and only movies I've seen twice, so I can't include 'Yi Yi' just yet.

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
3. The Royal Tenenbaums
4. Memento
5. In the Mood for Love
6. Before Sunset
7. Y Tu Mama Tambien
8. Mulholland Drive
9. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
10. Ghost World
(COULD JUST HAVE EASILY INCLUDED - Bad Education, Children of Men, Raising Victor Vargas, Requiem for a Dream, Talk to Her, There Will Be Blood, WALL*E, Waking Life, Wonder Boys)
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Postby Penelope » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:22 pm

My favorites of the decade:

Almost Famous (2000; Cameron Crowe)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007; Andrew Dominik)
Atonement (2007; Joe Wright)
Before Sunset (2004; Richard Linklater)
Billy Elliot (2000; Stephen Daldry)
Borat (2006; Larry Charles)
Brokeback Mountain (2005; Ang Lee)
Catch Me If You Can (2002; Steven Spielberg)
Chicago (2002; Rob Marshall)
Chicken Run (2000; Peter Lord, Nick Park)
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2006; Jean-Marc Vallée)
Dan in Real Life (2007; Peter Hedges)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007; Julian Schnabel)
Elephant (2003; Gus Van Sant)
L'Enfant (2005; Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004; Michel Gondry)
Gosford Park (2001; Robert Altman)
A History of Violence (2005; David Cronenberg)
In the Mood for Love (2000; Kar Wai Wong)
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001; Ashutosh Gowariker)
Mulholland Dr. (2000; David Lynch)
Mysterious Skin (2005; Gregg Araki)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006; Guillermo Del Toro)
The Pianist (2002; Roman Polanski)
Raising Victor Vargas (2003; Peter Sollett)
Rois et Reine (2004; Arnaud Desplechin)
The Science of Sleep (2006; Michel Gondry)
There Will Be Blood (2007; Paul Thomas Anderson)
Wonder Boys (2000; Curtis Hanson)
Y Tu Mamá También (2001; Alfonso Cuaron)
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Postby Okri » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:57 pm

In alphabetical order, the films I would describe as masterpieces...

Adaptation
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Beau Travail
Before Sunset
Bloody Sunday
Brick
Brokeback Mountain
Capturing the Friedmans
Children of Men
The Company
The Corporation
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days
A History of Violence
The House of Mirth
I'm Not There
In the Bedroom
In the Mood for Love
The Incredibles
Infernal Affairs
Intimacy
Iraq in Fragments
The Lord of the Rings
Memento
Munich
A Necessary Death
Old Joy
The Pianist
Rachel Getting Married
Shortbus
Son Frere
Spirited Away
Russian Ark
Talk to Her
There Will Be Blood
Time Out
WALLE
Wonder Boys

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Postby MovieWes » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:33 am

Top 50 (for right now) just off the top of my head. This will probably change, though.

01. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
02. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
03. Children of Men (2006)
04. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
05. The Pianist (2002)
06. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
07. No Country for Old Men (2007)
08. The Departed (2006)
09. There Will Be Blood (2007)
10. WALL-E (2008)
11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
12. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
13. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
14. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
15. Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
16. Before Sunset (2004)
17. Downfall (2005)
18. City of God (2003)
19. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
20. The Aviator (2004)
21. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
22. A History of Violence (2005)
23. Traffic (2000)
24. Memento (2001)
25. Adaptation. (2002)
26. Lost in Translation (2003)
27. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
28. Spirited Away (2002)
29. No Man's Land (2001)
30. The Incredibles (2004)
31. Munich (2005)
32. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
33. Chicago (2002)
34. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
35. United 93 (2006)
36. Sideways (2004)
37. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
38. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
39. Black Hawk Down (2001)
40. Amelie (2001)
41. Casino Royale (2006)
42. Wonder Boys (2000)
43. Waking Life (2001)
44. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
45. Infernal Affairs (2002)
44. Mystic River (2003)
45. Almost Famous (2000)
46. In the Bedroom (2001)
47. Elephant (2003)
48. The Virgin Suicides (2000)
49. The Dark Knight (2008)
50. Mulholland Dr. (2001)




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Postby dreaMaker » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Here is my list:

1. Requiem for a Dream - Darren Aronofsky
2. Wonder Boys - Curtis Hanson
3. Gladiator - Ridley Scott
4. Traffic - Steven Soderbergh
5. Billy Elliot - Stephen Daldry
6. Cast Away - Robert Zemeckis
7. Chocolat - Lasse Halstrom
8. Quills - Philip Kaufman
9. Erin Brockovich - Steven Soderbergh
10. O Brother, Where Art Thou - The Coen Bros.
11. Fail Safe - Stephen Frears
12. Dancer in the Dark - Lars von Trier
13. Chicken Run - Peter Lord, Nick Park
14. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Peter Jackson
15. Moulin Rouge! - Baz Luhrmann
16. Le Fabuleux Destin d' Amelie Poulain - Jean-Pierre Jeunet
17. Wit - Mike Nichols
18. Gosford Park - Robert Altman
19. A Beautiful Mind - Ron Howard
20. Mulholland Drive - David Lynch
21. The Others - Alejandro Amenabar
22. The Man Who Wasn't There - The Coen Bros.
23. Ocean's Eleven - Steven Soderbergh
24. Bridget Jones's Diary - Sharon Maguire
25. Shrek - Andrew Adamson
26. Monsters INC. - Pete Docter
27. Artificial Intelligence - Steven Spielberg
28. Life as a House - Irwin Winkler
29. Heartbreakers - David Mirkin
30. The Hours - Stephen Daldry
31. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Peter Jackson
32. The Laramie Project - Moises Kaufman
33. Behind the Red Door - Matia Karell
34. Road to Perdition - Sam Mendes
35. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi - Hayao Miyazaki
36. 25th Hour - Spike Lee
37. Catch Me If You Can
38. The Pianist - Roman Polanski
39. Signs - M. Night Shyamalan
40. About Schmidt - Alexander Payne
41. Minority Report - Steven Spielberg
42. Lord of the Rings: The Return of The King - Peter Jackson
43. Mystic River - Clint Eastwood
44. Lost in Translation - Sofia Coppola
45. Angels in America - Mike Nichols
46. 21 Grams - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
47. The House of Sand and Fog - Vadim Perelman
48. Finding Nemo - Andrew Stanton
49. Cold Mountain - Anthony Minghella
50. Big Fish - Tim Burton
51. Love Actually - Richard Curtis
52. Something's Gotta Give - Nancy Meyers
53. Pieces of April - Peter Hedges
54. The Matchstick Man - Ridley Scott
55. Dogville - Lars von Trier
56. Les Invasions Barbares - Denys Arcand
57. Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood
58. Passion of the Christ - Mel Gibson
59. Hotel Rwanda - Terry George
60. Before Sunset - Richard Linklater
61. The Notebook - Nick Cassavettes
62. Ying Xiong - Zhang Yimou
63. Sideways - Alexander Payne
64. The Incredibles - Brad Bird
65. Mar Adentro - Alejandro Amenabar
66. Closer - Mike Nichols
67. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Brad Silberling
68. Life and Death of Peter Sellers - Stephen Hopkins
69. Magdalene Sisters - Peter Mullan
70. Man on Fire - Tony Scott
71. The Polar Express - Robert Zemeckis
72. Der Untergang - Oliver Hirschbiegel
73. Crash - Paul Haggis
74. Kingdom of Heaven - Ridley Scott
75. Match Point - Woody Allen
76. Transamerica -Duncan Tucker
77. Elizabethtown - Cameron Crowe
78. King Kong - Peter Jackson
79. Munich - Steven Spielberg
80. La Marche de l'Empereur - Luc Jauquet
81. In Her Shoes - Curtis Hanson
82. A History of Violence - David Cronenberg
83. Brokeback Mountain - Ang Lee
84. The Weather Man - Gore Verbinski
85. Lord of War - Andrew Niccol
86. Syriana - Stephen Gaghan
87. The New World - Terrence Malick
88. Shopgirl - Anand Tucker
89. Corpse Bride - Tim Burton
90. The Departed - Martin Scorsese
91. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Tom Tykwer
92. United 93 - Paul Greengrass
93. V for Vendetta - The Wachowski siblings
94. Little Miss Sunshine - Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
95. The Pursuit of Happyness - Gabrielle Muccino
96. Das Leben der Anderen - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
97. Inside Man - Spike Lee
98. Apocalypto - Mel Gibson
99. Borat - Larry Charles
100. Cars - John Lasseter
101. Happy Feet - George Miller
102. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Gore Verbinski
103. Notes on a Scandal - Richard Eyre
104. Volver - Pedro Almodovar
105. No County for Old Men - The Coen Bros.
106. There Will Be Blood - P. T. Anderson
107. Into the Wild - Sean Penn
108. La Vie en Rose - Olivier Dahan
109. Ratatouille - Brad Bird
110. Michael Clayton - Tony Gilroy
111. Atonement - Joe Wright
112. The Bucket List - Rob Reiner
113. The Mist - Frank Darabont
114. In the Valley of Elah - Paul Haggis
115. Feast of Love - Robert Benton
116. Transformers - Michael Bay
117. 3:10 to Yuma - James Mangold
118. Alpha Dog - Nick Cassavetes
119. Death Proof - Quentin Tarantino
120. P.S. I Love You - Richard LaGravenese

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Postby Jim20 » Thu Oct 23, 2008 1:32 pm

Sounds like a great idea, to which I'll be contributing soon. Thanks for the idea.

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Postby Heksagon » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:28 pm

The decade is almost over, which got me thinking about what have been the best films released since 2000.

Well, this is the list I came up with. Feel free to comment on it.

And, by the way, I'd be very much interested in seeing if also the other posters here could list some of their own favourite films from the past decade...


1. Bad Education (2004) Pedro Almodóvar
2. Wonder Boys (2000) Curtis Hanson
3. Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodóvar
4. Mystic River (2003) Clint Eastwood
5. Memento (2000) Christopher Nolan
6. The Pianist (2002) Roman Polanski
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000) Joel Coen
8. Traffic (2000) Steven Soderbergh
9. The Piano Teacher (2001) Michael Haneke
10. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee
11. Mulholland Dr. (2001) David Lynch
12. The Lives of Others (2006) Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
13. There Will Be Blood (2007) Paul Thomas Anderson
14. Persepolis (2007) Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
15. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) George Clooney
16. In the Mood for Love (2001) Wong Kar-Wai
17. Twilight Samurai (2004) Yoji Yamada
18. Million Dollar Baby (2004) Clint Eastwood
19. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Clint Eastwood
20. Moolaadé (2003) Ousmane Sembene
21. Gosford Park (2001) Robert Altman
22. Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki
23. Almost Famous (2000) Cameron Crowe
24. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (2007) Christi Mingiu
25. The Best of Youth (2005) Marco Tullio Giordana
26. Volver (2006) Pedro Almodóvar
27. Shaolin Soccer (2001) Stephen Chow
28. Black Hawk Down (2001) Ridley Scott
29. Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku
30. Monsters, Inc. (2001) Pete Docter
31. The Queen (2006) Stephen Frears
32. Adaptation (2002) Spike Jonze
33. A History of Violence (2005) David Cronenberg
34. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Ang Lee
35. Platform (2000) Jia Zhang Ke
36. The Barbarian Invasions (2003) Denys Arcand
37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
38. Zodiac (2007) David Fincher
39. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) Joel Coen
40. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2006) Cristi Puiu
41. No Country for Old Men (2007) Ethan and Joel Coen
42. Infernal Affairs (2002) Andrew Lau and Alan Mak
43. Yi Yi (2000) Edward Yang
44. The Aviator (2004) Martin Scorsese
45. Kill Bill, vol. 1 (2003) Quentin Tarantino
46. Kill Bill, vol. 2 (2004) Quentin Tarantino
47. The Station Agent (2003) Thomas McCarthy
48. Mysterious Skin (2005) Gregg Araki
49. Kinsey (2004) Bill Condon
50. Shallow Hal (2001) Bobby and Peter Farrelly
51. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Sharon Maguire
52. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) Steven Spielberg
53. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson
54. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Peter Jackson
55. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Peter Jackson
56. Fear and Trembling (2003) Alain Corneau
57. Hotel Rwanda (2004) Terry George
58. Catch Me If You Can (2002) Steven Spielberg
59. The Devil's Backbone (2001) Guillermo Del Toro
60. The Closet (2001) Francis Veber
61. Unbreakable (2000) M. Night Shyamalan
62. Y tu mamá también (2002) Alfonso Cuarón
63. Requiem for a Dream (2000) Darren Aronofsky
64. Bowling for Columbine (2001) Michael Moore
65. Gangs of New York (2001) Martin Scorsese
66. Before Night Falls (2000) Julian Schnabel
67. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2006) Jean-Marc Vallée
68. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Andrew Dominik
69. 8 Mile (2002) Curtis Hanson
70. Secretary (2002) Steven Shainberg
71. Hollow Man (2000) Paul Verhoeven
72. You Can Count on Me (2000) Kenneth Lonergan
73. Zatoichi (2004) Takeshi Kitano
74. Chopper (2000) Andrew Dominik
75. Lantana (2001) Ray Lawrence
76. In the Bedroom (2001) Todd Field
77. Lan Yu (2001) Stanley Kwan
78. In Good Company (2004) Paul Weitz
79. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson
80. Before Sunset (2004) Richard Linklater
81. Howl's Moving Castle (2005) Hayao Miyazaki
82. Hidden (2005) Michael Haneke
83. Oldboy (2005) Park Chan-Wook
84. Sin City (2005) Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez
85. Quills (2000) Philip Kaufman
86. American Gangster (2007) Ridley Scott
87. Death Proof (2007) Quentin Tarantino
88. Mondays in the Sun (2002) Fernando León de Aranoa
89. City of God (2003) Fernando Meirelles
90. PTU (2003) Johnnie To
91. Whale Rider (2003) Niki Caro
92. The Sea (2002) Baltasar Kormakúr
93. The Incredibles (2004) Brad Bird
94. Evil (2002) Mikael Håfström
95. Shattered Glass (2003) Billy Ray
96. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2007) Kirby Dick
97. The Magdalene Sisters (2003) Peter Mullan
98. Lords of Dogtown (2005) Catherine Hardwicke
99. The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese
100. The Counterfeiters (2007) Stefan Ruzowitzky


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