Sunday, June 19, 2011

Top Ranked Films by Year: the 2000s

Based on our compendium of all film polls 
[2011 Update - added 2009, July 2011; current through mid 2011 polls] 
© William L. Sinclair

Photo from the Oscar®-winning German film, The Lives of Others


This continues our series of top-ranked films by year, based on the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, 2011 Edition that we compiled,

Total Ranked Films in the 2000's: 246 (up from 152 as 2 more years were added, 2009-2010 - with 92 ranked 800 or lower, some will undoubtably drop out of the rankings)

- [ 2010 ] -
1. Toy Story 3 - Lasseter, John #180
2. Social Network - Fincher, David #235
3. King's Speech - Hooper, Tom #267
4. Black Swan - Aronofsky, Darren #287
5. Inception - Nolan, Christopher #300
6. Exit Through the Gift Shop - Banksy #556
7. Shutter Island - Scorsese, Martin #565
8. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives - Weerasethakul, Apichatpong #588
9. Winter's Bone - Granik, Debra #602
10. Carlos - Assayas , Olivier #687
11. My Perestroika - Hessman, Robin #725
12. Poetry (Shi) Lee, Chang-dong #762
13. 127 Hours - Boyle, Danny #783
14. Film Unfinished, A - Hersonski, Yael #803
15. Inside Job - Ferguson, Charles #814
16. Kids Are All Right, The - Cholodenko, Lisa #830
17. Arbor, The - Barnard, Clio #832
18. Blue Valentine - Cianfrance, Derek #848
19. 13 Assassins - Miike, Takashi #850
20. How to Train Your Dragon - DeBlois (Dean), Sanders (Chris) #852
21. Tillman Story, The - Bar-Lev, Amir #854
22. Illusionist, The - Chomet, Sylvain #872
23. Cave of Forgotten Dreams - Herzog, Werner #878
24. Of Gods and Men - Beauvois, Xavier #881
25. True Grit - Coen Bros. #888
26. Certified Copy - Kiarostami, Abbas #906
27. Nostalgia for the Light - Guzmán, Patricio #934
28. Restrepo - Hetherington, Tim & Junger, Sebastian #981
29. Meek's Cutoff - Reichardt, Kelly #983
Best Picture: The King's Speech

- [ 2009 ] -
1. District 9 - Blomkamp, Neill #310
2. Inglourious Basterds - Tarantino, Quentin #333
3. Star Trek - Abrams, J J #376
4. Secret in Their Eyes - Campanella, Juan José #401
5. Prophet, A - Audiard, Jacques #449
6. Avatar - Cameron, James #457
7. Fantastic Mr Fox - Anderson, Wes #494
8. White Ribbon, The - Haneke, Michael #522
9. Serious Man, A - Coen Bros #631
10. Hunger - McQueen, Steve #656
11. Mary and Max - Elliot, Adam #658
12. An Education - Scherfig, Lone #700
13. Up in the Air - Reitman, Jason #749
14. In the Loop - Iannucci, Armando #762
15. 45365 - Ross, Bill IV #828
16. I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You - Ainouz, Karim #835
17. Cove, The - Psihoyos, Louie #879
18. Coraline - Selick, Henry #906
19. Last Train Home - Fan, Lixie #926
20. Lebanon - Maoz, Samuel #942
21. Vincere - Bellocchio, Marco #960
22. Fish Tank - Arnold, Andrea #966
23. Passing Strange - Lee, Spike #993
Best Picture: The Hurt Locker [technically a 2008 release; the Oscars also did this in 42-43 with Casablanca, released in 42, but awarded best picture of 1943]

- [ 2008 ] -
1. WALL-E - Stanton, Andrew #155
2. Dark Knight, The - Nolan, Christopher #189
3. Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The - Schnabel, Julian #194
4. Slumdog Millionaire - Boyle, Danny #221
5. Let the Right One In - Alfredson, Tomas #288
6. Wrestler, The - Aronofsky, Darren #292
7. Hurt Locker, The - Bigelow, Kathryn #428
8. Gran Torino - Eastwood, Clint #434
9. Waltz with Bashir - Folman, Ari #474
10. Man on Wire - Marsh, James #484
11. Milk - Van Sant, Gus #522
12. Ponyo (anime,2008) Miyazaki, Hayao #567
13. In Bruges - McDonagh, Martin #583
14. Class, The - Cantet, Laurent #618
15. Hunger - McQueen, Steve #650
16. 35 Shots of Rum - Denis, Claire #653
17. Still Walking - Kore-eda, Hirokazu #705
18. Sita Sings the Blues - Paley, Nina #709
19. Goodbye Solo - Bahrani, Ramin #775
20. Happy-Go-Lucky - Leigh, Mike #785
21. Tulpan - Dvortsevoy, Sergei #799
22. Gomorra - Garrone, Matteo #828
23. Revanche - Spielmann, Götz #858
24. Beaches of Agnès, The - Varda, Agnès #883
25. Christmas Tale, A - Desplechin, Arnaud #896
26. Rachel Getting Married - Demme, Jonathan #909
27. Synecdoche, New York - Kaufman, Charlie #967
28. Summer Hours - Assayas, Olivier #989
[Gone: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Goodbye Solo, Changeling, Seraphine]
Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire

- [ 2007 ] -
1. No Country for Old Men - Coen Ethan and Joel #133
2. There Will Be Blood - Anderson, Paul Thomas #150
3. Ratatouille - Bird, Brad & Pinkava, Jan #217
4. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and2 Days - Mungiu, Cristian #360
5. Bourne Ultimatum, The - Greengrass, Paul #374
6. Persepolis - Paronnaud, Vincent & Satrapi, Marjane #435
7. Atonement - Wright, Joe #643
8. Juno - Reitman, Jason #657
9. Eastern Promises - Cronenberg, David #697
10. Zodiac - Fincher, David #719
11. Paranoid Park - Van Sant, Gus #733
12. Into the Wild - Penn, Sean #760
13. No End in Sight - Ferguson, Charles #774
14. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Burton, Tim #777
15. Edge of Heaven, The - Akin, Fatih #781
16. My Winnipeg - Maddin, Guy #821
17. Hot Fuzz - Wright, Edgar #839
18. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead - Lumet, Sydney #853
19. Flight of the Red Balloon, The - Hsiao-hsien Hou #920
20. Savages, The - Jenkins, Tamara #931
21. Knocked Up - Apatow, Judd #940
22. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The - Gordon, Seth #959
23. Forbidden Lie$ - Broinowski, Anna #968
24. Alexandra - Sokurov, Aleksandr #972
25. Control - Corbijn, Anton #997
Best Picture: No Country for Old Men

- [ 2006 ] -
1. Pan's Labyrinth - del Toro, Guillermo #125
2. Lives of Others, The - von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel #134 (photo top) (AA and BAFTA for foreign language film)
3. Departed, The - Scorsese, Martin #191
4. Children of Men - Cuaron, Alfonso #258
5. Letters from Iwo Jima - Eastwood, Clint #365
6. Prestige, The - Nolan, Christopher #392
7. Volver - Almodovar, Pedro #523
8. Once - Carney, John #544
9. Queen, The - Frears, Stephen #585
10. This Is England - Meadows, Shane #599
11. Little Miss Sunshine - Dayton, Jonathan & Faris, Valerie #622
12. Host, The - Bong, Joon-ho #672
13. United 93 - Greengrass, Paul #683
14. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - Charles, Larry #771
15. Half Nelson - Fleck, Ryan #773
16. Away from Her - Polley, Sarah #809
17. Deliver Us from Evil - Berg, Amy #890
18. Offside - Panahi, Jafar #937
19. Neil Young: Heart of Gold - Demme, Jonathan #962
Best Picture: The Departed

- [ 2005 ] -
1. Brokeback Mountain - Lee, Ang #334
2. Sin City - Rodgriguez, Robert #409
3. V for Vendetta - McTeigue, James #504
4. Hidden (Caché,2005) Haneke, Michael #531
5. Grizzly Man - Herzog, Werner #539
6. History of Violence, A - Cronenberg, David #611
7. Squid and the Whale, The - Baumbach, Noah #623
8. Capote - Miller, Bennett #651
9. L'Enfant (The Child,2005) Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc #659
10. Batman Begins - Nolan, Christopher #698
11. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Park, Nick & Box, Steve #835
12. Fateless - Koltai, Lajos #842
13. Murderball - Rubin, Henry Alex & Shapiro, Dana Adam #847
14. Our Daily Bread - Geyrhalter, Nikolaus #903
15. Street Fight - Curry, Marshall #952
16. Sun, The - Sokurov, Aleksandr #970
17. Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The - Puiu, Cristi #993
[Gone: Crash - Haggis, Paul]
Best Picture: Crash

- [ 2004 ] -
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Gondry, Michael #169 (photo rt)
2. Million Dollar Baby - Eastwood, Clint #237
3. Incredibles, The - Bird, Brad #252
4. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 - Tarantino, Quentin #286
5. Downfall - Hirschbiegel, Oliver #326
6. Howl's Moving Castle - Miyazaki, Hayao #350
7. Sideways - Payne, Alexander #378
8. Before Sunset - Linklater, Richard #416
9. Hotel Rwanda - George, Terry #498
10. Nobody Knows - Kore-eda, Hirokazu #606
11. House of Flying Daggers - Yimou, Zhang #722
12. Moolaadé - Sembene, Ousmane #729
13. 2046 - Wong Kar-Wai #788
14. Shaun of the Dead - Wright, Edgar #818
15. Maria Full of Grace - Marston, Joshua #838
16. Bad Education - Almodovar, Pedro #863
17. Life Aquatic w Steve Zissou - Anderson, Wes #925
18. Turtles Can Fly - Ghobadi, Bahman #944
19. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession - Cassavetes, Alexandra #996
Best Picture: Million Dollar Baby

- [ 2003 ] -
1. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The - Jackson, Peter #92
2. Finding Nemo - Stanton, Andrew & Unkrich, Lee #236
3. Lost in Translation - Coppola, Sofia #256
4. Oldboy - Park Chan-Wook #260
5. Mystic River - Eastwood, Clint #323
6. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring - Ki-duk Kim #349
7. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 - Tarantino, Quentin #362
8. American Splendor - Berman, Shari, and Pulcini, Robert #610
9. Fog of War, The - Morris, Errol #669
10. Capturing the Friedmans - Jarecki, Andrew #727
11. Triplets of Belleville, The - Chomet, Sylvain #734
12. Return, The - Zvyagintsev, Andrei #744
13. Best of Youth, The - Giordana, Marco Tullio #764
14. Memories of Murder - Bong, Joon-ho #793
15. Tarnation - Caouette, Jonathan #845
16. Dogville - von Trier, Lars #895
17. Los Angeles Plays Itself - Andersen, Thom #939
18. Festival Express - Smeaton & Cvitanovich #945
19. Since Otar Left - Bertucelli, Julie #995
[Gone: Big Fish - Burton, Tim]
Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

- [ 2002 ] -
1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The - Jackson, Peter #119
2. City of God - Meirelles, Fernando #121 (photo rt)
3. Pianist, The - Polanski, Roman #142
4. Talk to Her - Almodóvar, Pedro #316
5. Adaptation - Jonze, Spike #414
6. Punch-Drunk Love - Anderson, Paul Thomas #534
7. Hero (02, Yimou) Yimou, Zhang #589
8. Russian Ark - Sokurov, Aleksandr #596
9. Infernal Affairs - Lau (Wai-keung), Mak (Alan) #660
10. Far from Heaven - Haynes, Todd #663
11. Son, The (Le Fils,2002) Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc #730
12. Bloody Sunday - Greengrass, Paul #747
13. Marooned in Iraq - Ghobadi, Bahman #851
14. To Be and to Have - Philibert, Nicolas #866
15. Ten - Kiarostami, Abbas #873
16. Distant - Ceylan, Nuri Bilge #875
17. 24 Hour Party People - Winterbottom, Michael #900
18. Sweet Sixteen - Loach, Ken #910
19. Lilya 4-Ever - Moodysson, Lucas #912
20. Hours, The - Daldry, Steven #924
21. Love and Diane - Dworkin, Jennifer #954
22. About Schmidt - Payne, Alexander #958
23. Man Without a Past, The - Kaurismaki, Aki #964
Best Picture: Chicago

- [ 2001 ] -
1. Spirited Away - Miyazaki, Hayao #78
2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The - Jackson, Peter #79
3. Mulholland Dr. - Lynch, David #122
4. In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar-Wai #167
5. Donnie Darko - Kelly, Richard #178
6. Amélie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain,2001) Jeunet, Jean-Pierre #242
7. Y Tu Mamá También - Cuarón, Alfonso #333
8. Ghost World - Zwigoff, Terry #517
9. Royal Tenenbaums, The - Anderson, Wes #570
10. Gosford Park - Altman, Robert #593
11. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India - Gowariker, Ashutosh #665
12. Waking Life (anime) Linklater, Richard #684
13. Fast Runner, The - Kunuk, Zacharias #732
14. Hedwig and the Angry Itch - Mitchell, John Cameron #739
15. Monsters, Inc. - Dokter, Unkrich, Silverman #778
16. Time Out - Cantet, Laurent #805
17. In the Bedroom - Field, Todd #874
18. Je rentre à la maison (I'm Going Home) de Oliveira, Manoel #877
19. Children Underground - Belzberg, Edet #923
20. Domestic Violence - Wiseman, Frederick #960
21. Long Night's Journey Into Day - Hoffman, Deborah #987
[Gone: I'm Going Home - de Oliveira, Manuel]
Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind

- [ 2000 ] -
1. Memento - Nolan, Christopher #195
2. Amores Perros - Inarritu #230
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Lee, Ang #244 (photo rt)

4. Yi yi - Yang, Edward #248
5. Requiem for a Dream - Aronofsky, Darren #322
6. Werckmeister Harmonies - Tarr, Bela & Hranitzky, Agnes #501
7. Gladiator - Scott, Ridley #515
8. Traffic - Soderbergh, Steve #527
9. Snatch - Ritchie, Guy #726
10. La Commune (Paris,1871) - Watkins, Peter #752
11. Almost Famous - Crowe, Cameron #758
12. Chicken Run - Park, Nick & Lord, Peter #816
13. Under the Sand - Ozon, Francois #892
14. High Fidelity - Frears, Stephen #894
15. Dancer in the Dark - von Trier, Lars #915
16. Before Night Falls - Schnabel, Julian #921
17. You Can Count On Me - Lonergan, Kenneth #926
18. Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, The - Butler, George #933
19. O Brother, Where Art Thou - Coen Bros. #957
20. Paragraph 175 - Epstein, Rob & Friedman, Jeffrey #984
21. Sound and Fury - Aronson, Josh #986
22. Circle, The (Dayereh) Panahi, Jafar #994
Best Picture: Gladiator


All Ranked Films from the 2000s
[147 of these are in the bottom 200, so many will fall off before the next update in 2012]

1. Spirited Away (2001) Miyazaki, Hayao #78
2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) Jackson, Peter #79
3. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) Jackson, Peter #92
4. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) Jackson, Peter #119
5. City of God (2002) Meirelles, Fernando #121
6. Mulholland Dr. (2001) Lynch, David #122
7. Pan's Labyrinth (2006) del Toro, Guillermo #125
8. No Country for Old Men (2007) Coen Ethan and Joel #133
9. Lives of Others, The (2006) von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel #134
10. Pianist, The (2002) Polanski, Roman #142
11. There Will Be Blood (2007) Anderson, Paul Thomas #150
12. WALL-E (2008) Stanton, Andrew #155
13. In the Mood for Love (2001) Wong Kar-Wai #167
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Gondry, Michael #169
15. Donnie Darko (2001) Kelly, Richard #178
16. Toy Story 3 (2010) Lasseter, John #180
17. Dark Knight, The (2008) Nolan, Christopher #189
18. Departed, The (2006) Scorsese, Martin #191
19. Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The (2008) Schnabel, Julian #194
20. Memento (2000) Nolan, Christopher #195
21. Ratatouille (2007) Bird, Brad & Pinkava, Jan #217
22. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Boyle, Danny #221
23. Amores Perros (2000) Inarritu #230
24. Social Network (2010) Fincher, David #235
25. Finding Nemo (2003) Stanton, Andrew & Unkrich, Lee #236
26. Million Dollar Baby (2004) Eastwood, Clint #237
27. Amélie (Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain,2001) Jeunet, Jean-Pierre #242
28. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Lee, Ang #244
29. Yi yi (2000) Yang, Edward #248
30. Incredibles, The (2004) Bird, Brad #252
31. Lost in Translation (2003) Coppola, Sofia #256
32. Children of Men (2006) Cuaron, Alfonso #258
33. Oldboy (2003) Park Chan-Wook #260
34. King's Speech (2010) Hooper, Tom #267
35. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) Tarantino, Quentin #286
36. Black Swan (2010) Aronofsky, Darren #287
37. Let the Right One In (2008) Alfredson, Tomas #288
38. Wrestler, The (2008) Aronofsky, Darren #292
39. Inception (2010) Nolan, Christopher #300
40. Up (2009) Docter, Peter #305
41. District 9 (2009) Blomkamp, Neill #309
42. Talk to Her (2002) Almodóvar, Pedro #316
43. Requiem for a Dream (2000) Aronofsky, Darren #322
44. Mystic River (2003) Eastwood, Clint #323
45. Downfall (2004) Hirschbiegel, Oliver #326
46. Inglourious Basterds (2009) Tarantino, Quentin #331
47. Y Tu Mamá También (2001) Cuarón, Alfonso #333
48. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Lee, Ang #334
49. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) Ki-duk Kim #349
50. Howl's Moving Castle (2004) Miyazaki, Hayao #350
51. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007) Mungiu, Cristian #360
52. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Tarantino, Quentin #362
53. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Eastwood, Clint #365
54. Star Trek (2009) Abrams, J.J. #372
55. Bourne Ultimatum, The (2007) Greengrass, Paul #374
56. Sideways (2004) Payne, Alexander #378
57. Prestige, The (2006) Nolan, Christopher #392
58. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) Campanella, Juan José #397
59. Sin City (2005) Rodgriguez, Robert #409
60. Adaptation (2002) Jonze, Spike #414
61. Before Sunset (2004) Linklater, Richard #416
62. Hurt Locker, The (2008) Bigelow, Kathryn #428
63. Gran Torino (2008) Eastwood, Clint #434
64. Persepolis (2007) Paronnaud, Vincent & Satrapi, Marjane #435
65. Prophet, A (2009) Audiard, Jacques #446
66. Avatar (2009) Cameron, James #454
67. Waltz with Bashir (2008) Folman, Ari #474
68. Man on Wire (2008) Marsh, James #484
69. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Anderson, Wes #491
70. Hotel Rwanda (2004) George, Terry #498
71. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) Tarr, Bela & Hranitzky, Agnes #501
72. V for Vendetta (2005) McTeigue, James #504
73. Gladiator (2000) Scott, Ridley #515
74. Ghost World (2001) Zwigoff, Terry #517
75. White Ribbon, The (2009) Haneke, Michael #519
76. Milk (2008) Van Sant, Gus #522
77. Volver (2006) Almodovar, Pedro #523
78. Traffic (2000) Soderbergh, Steve #527
79. Hidden (Caché, 2005) Haneke, Michael #531
80. Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Anderson, Paul Thomas #534
81. Grizzly Man (2005) Herzog, Werner #539
82. Once (2006) Carney, John #544
83. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Banksy #556
84. Shutter Island (2010) Scorsese, Martin #565
85. Ponyo (anime, 2008) Miyazaki, Hayao #567
86. Royal Tenenbaums, The (2001) Anderson, Wes #570
87. In Bruges (2008) McDonagh, Martin #583
88. Queen, The (2006) Frears, Stephen #585
89. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) Weerasethakul, Apichatpong #588
90. Hero (02, Yimou) Yimou, Zhang #589
91. Gosford Park (2001) Altman, Robert #593
92. Russian Ark (2002) Sokurov, Aleksandr #596
93. This Is England (2006) Meadows, Shane #599
94. Winter's Bone (2010) Granik, Debra #602
95. Nobody Knows (2004) Kore-eda, Hirokazu #606
96. American Splendor (2003) Berman, Shari, and Pulcini, Robert #610
97. History of Violence, A (2005) Cronenberg, David #611
98. Class, The (2008) Cantet, Laurent #618
99. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Dayton, Jonathan & Faris, Valerie #622
100. Squid and the Whale, The (2005) Baumbach, Noah #623
101. Serious Man, A (2009) Coen Bros. #626
102. Atonement (2007) Wright, Joe #643
103. Hunger (2008) McQueen, Steve #650
104. Capote (2005) Miller, Bennett #651
105. Mary and Max (2009) Elliot, Adam #652
106. 35 Shots of Rum (2008) Denis, Claire #653
107. Juno (2007) Reitman, Jason #657
108. L'Enfant (The Child, 2005) Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc #659
109. Infernal Affairs (2002) Lau (Wai-keung), Mak (Alan) #660
110. Far from Heaven (2002) Haynes, Todd #663
111. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) Gowariker, Ashutosh #665
112. Fog of War, The (2003) Morris, Errol #669
113. Host, The (2006) Bong, Joon-ho #672
114. United 93 (2006) Greengrass, Paul #683
115. Waking Life (anime, 2001) Linklater, Richard #684
116. Carlos (2010) Assayas , Olivier #687
117. An Education (2009) Scherfig, Lone #694
118. Eastern Promises (2007) Cronenberg, David #697
119. Batman Begins (2005) Nolan, Christopher #698
120. Still Walking (2008) Kore-eda, Hirokazu #705
121. Sita Sings the Blues (2008) Paley, Nina #709
122. Zodiac (2007) Fincher, David #719
123. House of Flying Daggers (2004) Yimou, Zhang #722
124. My Perestroika (2010) Hessman, Robin #725
125. Snatch (2000) Ritchie, Guy #726
126. Capturing the Friedmans (2003) Jarecki, Andrew #727
127. Moolaadé (2004) Sembene, Ousmane #729
128. Son, The (Le Fils, 2002) Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc #730
129. Fast Runner, The (2001) Kunuk, Zacharias #732
130. Paranoid Park (2007) Van Sant, Gus #733
131. Triplets of Belleville, The (2003) Chomet, Sylvain #734
132. Hedwig and the Angry Itch (2001) Mitchell, John Cameron #739
133. Up in the Air (2009) Reitman, Jason #741
134. Return, The (2003) Zvyagintsev, Andrei #744
135. Bloody Sunday (2002) Greengrass, Paul #747
136. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (2000) Watkins, Peter #752
137. In the Loop (2009) Iannucci, Armando #754
138. Almost Famous (2000) Crowe, Cameron #758
139. Into the Wild (2007) Penn, Sean #760
140. Poetry (Shi, 2010) Lee, Chang-dong #762
141. Best of Youth, The (2003) Giordana, Marco Tullio #764
142. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) Charles, Larry #771
143. Half Nelson (2006) Fleck, Ryan #773
144. No End in Sight (2007) Ferguson, Charles #774
145. Goodbye Solo (2008) Bahrani, Ramin #775
146. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Burton, Tim #777
147. Monsters, Inc. (2001) Dokter, Unkrich, Silverman #778
148. Edge of Heaven, The (2007) Akin, Fatih #781
149. 127 Hours (2010) Boyle, Danny #783
150. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Leigh, Mike #785
151. 2046 (2004) Wong Kar-Wai #788
152. Memories of Murder (2003) Bong, Joon-ho #793
153. Tulpan (2008) Dvortsevoy, Sergei #799
154. Film Unfinished, A (2010) Hersonski, Yael #803
155. Time Out (2001) Cantet, Laurent #805
156. Away from Her (2006) Polley, Sarah #809
157. Inside Job (2010) Ferguson, Charles #814
158. Chicken Run (2000) Park, Nick & Lord, Peter #816
159. Shaun of the Dead (2004) Wright, Edgar #818
160. 45365 (2009) Ross, Bill IV #820
161. My Winnipeg (2007) Maddin, Guy #821
162. I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You (2009) Ainouz, Karim & Gomes, Marcello #827
163. Gomorra (2008) Garrone, Matteo #828
164. Kids Are All Right, The (2010) Cholodenko, Lisa #830
165. Arbor, The (2010) Barnard, Clio #832
166. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Park, Nick & Box, Steve #835
167. Maria Full of Grace (2004) Marston, Joshua #838
168. Hot Fuzz (2007) Wright, Edgar #839
169. Fateless (2005) Koltai, Lajos #842
170. Tarnation (2003) Caouette, Jonathan #845
171. Murderball (2005) Rubin, Henry Alex & Shapiro, Dana Adam #847
172. Blue Valentine (2010) Cianfrance, Derek #848
173. 13 Assassins (2010) Miike, Takashi #850
174. Marooned in Iraq (2002) Ghobadi, Bahman #851
175. How to Train Your Dragon (2010) DeBlois (Dean), Sanders (Chris) #852
176. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) Lumet, Sydney #853
177. Tillman Story, The (2010) Bar-Lev, Amir #854
178. Revanche (2008) Spielmann, Götz #858
179. Bad Education (2004) Almodovar, Pedro #863
180. To Be and to Have (2002) Philibert, Nicolas #866
181. Cove, The (2009) Psihoyos, Louie #870
182. Illusionist, The (2010) Chomet, Sylvain #872
183. Ten (2002) Kiarostami, Abbas #873
184. In the Bedroom (2001) Field, Todd #874
185. Distant (2002) Ceylan, Nuri Bilge #875
186. Je rentre à la maison (I'm Going Home, 2001) de Oliveira, Manoel #877
187. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Herzog, Werner #878
188. Drag Me to Hell (2009) Raimi, Sam #880
189. Of Gods and Men (2010) Beauvois, Xavier #881
190. Beaches of Agnès, The (2008) Varda, Agnès #883
191. True Grit (2010) Coen Bros. #888
192. Deliver Us from Evil (2006) Berg, Amy #890
193. Under the Sand (2000) Ozon, Francois #892
194. High Fidelity (2000) Frears, Stephen #894
195. Dogville (2003) von Trier, Lars #895
196. Christmas Tale, A (2008) Desplechin, Arnaud #896
197. Coraline (2009) Selick, Henry #897
198. 24 Hour Party People (2002) Winterbottom, Michael #900
199. Our Daily Bread (2005) Geyrhalter, Nikolaus #903
200. Certified Copy (2010) Kiarostami, Abbas #906
201. Rachel Getting Married (2008) Demme, Jonathan #909
202. Sweet Sixteen (2002) Loach, Ken #910
203. Lilya 4-Ever (2002) Moodysson, Lucas #912
204. Dancer in the Dark (2000) von Trier, Lars #915
205. Last Train Home (2009) Fan, Lixie #916
206. Flight of the Red Balloon, The (2007) Hsiao-hsien Hou #920
207. Before Night Falls (2000) Schnabel, Julian #921
208. Children Underground (2001) Belzberg, Edet #923
209. Hours, The (2002) Daldry, Steven #924
210. Life Aquatic w Steve Zissou (2004) Anderson, Wes #925
211. You Can Count On Me (2000) Lonergan, Kenneth #926
212. Savages, The (2007) Jenkins, Tamara #931
213. Lebanon (2009) Maoz, Samuel #932
214. Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition, The (2000) Butler, George #933
215. Nostalgia for the Light (2010) Guzmán, Patricio #934
216. Offside (2006) Panahi, Jafar #937
217. Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) Andersen, Thom #939
218. Knocked Up (2007) Apatow, Judd #940
219. Turtles Can Fly (2004) Ghobadi, Bahman #944
220. Festival Express (2003) Smeaton & Cvitanovich #945
221. Vincere (2009) Bellocchio, Marco #949
222. Street Fight (2005) Curry, Marshall #952
223. Love and Diane (2002) Dworkin, Jennifer #954
224. Fish Tank (2009) Arnold, Andrea #955
225. O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000) Coen Bros. #957
226. About Schmidt (2002) Payne, Alexander #958
227. King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, The (2007) Gordon, Seth #959
228. Domestic Violence (2001) Wiseman, Frederick #960
229. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) Demme, Jonathan #962
230. Man Without a Past, The (2002) Kaurismaki, Aki #964
231. Synecdoche, New York (2008) Kaufman, Charlie #967
232. Forbidden Lie$ (2007) Broinowski, Anna #968
233. Sun, The (2005) Sokurov, Aleksandr #970
234. Alexandra (2007) Sokurov, Aleksandr #972
235. Restrepo (2010) Hetherington, Tim & Junger, Sebastian #981
236. Passing Strange (2009) Lee, Spike #982
237. Meek's Cutoff (2010) Reichardt, Kelly #983
238. Paragraph 175 (2000) Epstein, Rob & Friedman, Jeffrey #984
239. Sound and Fury (2000) Aronson, Josh #986
240. Long Night's Journey Into Day (2001) Hoffman, Deborah #987
241. Summer Hours (2008) Assayas, Olivier #989
242. Death of Mr. Lazarescu, The (2005) Puiu, Cristi #993
243. Circle, The (Dayereh, 2000) Panahi, Jafar #994
244. Since Otar Left (2003) Bertucelli, Julie #995
245. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) Cassavetes, Alexandra #996
246. Control (2007) Corbijn, Anton #997

Unranked best pictures: A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, Crash 

My Favorites
1-Hero (China), 2-City of God (Brazil), 3-WALL-E, 4-The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, 5-Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (China), 6-Open Range, 7-Memento, 8-Requiem for a Dream (photo btm), 9-Traffic, 10-The Lives of Others (Germany), 11-Chicago, 12-Million Dollar Baby, 13-An Education, 14-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 15-V for Vendetta, 16-In Bruges, 17-Nowhere in Africa (Germany), 18-Big Fish, 19-No Country for Old Men, 20-Finding Nemo, 21-A Wednesday (India), 22-The Departed, 23-Slumdog Millionaire, 24-Zodiac, 25-The Prestige, 26-The Hurt Locker, 27-Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, 28-A Beautiful Mind (someone has to mention that, an unranked best picture winner.

Zhang Yimou's Hero, top-grossing Chinese film in history, is NOW ranked on our 2011 update, # 594 (finally!)





Photo: Jennifer Connelly and Jered Leto, in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream (2000)

7 comments:

1minutefilmreview said...

Nice selection of films.

Nothing Profound said...

Jose, thanks for these lists. I've been looking for some more recent films to watch and this will be a great help.

Jose Sinclair said...

thanks for the compliments - a good bit of work, but I may be about to recalculate them all by adding the user's poll at "The Auteurs", since they now have almost 100,000 members. They have over 1000 films ranked (Kubrick has 3 of the top 6!) there, so it's pretty complete and should be factored in, as those are all true cinephiles.

stay tuned, it may get recalced, then it'll be a tossup whether 2001 (#1 at Auteurs) or Godfather is #1..

..jose..

Terminal said...

You got The Hurt Locker on that list twice, once for 08 and once for 09.

Great list, btw, thanks for doing this.

Jose Sinclair said...

thnx Terminal - Hurt Locker belongs in 2008, acc. to IMDb release date - often the Oscars ignore this and cause confusion.. (see Casablanca, a 42 release, Mrs Miniver won best pic that year, so they put Casablanca in the 43 Oscars, and it won best pic.. so they played a little war politics, I think..)
I fixed it in one list, and forgot to remove it from the other one.. I've just updated all these polls for 2011, that took a few minutes, lol.. (I'm still fixing dupes and other bugs)

I'll pull it out of 2009.. it's correct rank is now #430.. in the 'ballpark' is good enough anyway outside of the top 20, lol..

..Jose..

STALIN said...

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE ?????????????

Netherland said...

Slumdog Millionaire, I was heard it was really good and had won several acadamy awards. They were not lying. It was amazing and exiting and some parts were funny. The story takes place in india where two kids are dirt poor and pretty much have to live on the streets. Jamal is the main character in the movie. The movie begins with he and his brother trying to live on the streets after their mother was killed in an attack from infidals. The movie shows Jamal when he is a little kid and then present when he is on Indias version of Who Wants to be a Millionare.