Monday, April 18, 2011

Top Award Winning Films of the Decade

Major award winning films of the 2000's (2000-2010)
[Updated 5.11.11 - nearly all 2010 films moved up, and Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo are now on the list]

The rank shown is the IMDB top 250 (n/r = not ranked; rtg = IMDB rating; Meta = Metacritics rating)

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy won 266 awards overall
  1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (03, 118 awards, #12, 94 Meta.) New Zealand
  2. Slumdog Millionaire (08, 108 awards, #121, 86 Metacritics)
  3. No Country for Old Men (07, 98 awards, #120, 91 Metacritics)
  4. Sideways (04, 95 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 94 Metacritics)
  5. The Social Network (10, 84 awards, #190, 95 Metacritics)
  6. Dark Knight (08, 81 awards, #10, 82 Metacritics)
  7. Brokeback Mountain (05, 81 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 87 Metacritics)
  8. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (01, 80 awards, #19, 92 Meta.) New Zealand
  9. The Hurt Locker (09, 79 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 96 at Metacritics)
  10. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (00, 77 awards, n/r, 8.0 rtg, 93 Metacritics) China
  11. Precious (09, 73 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 79 Meta.)
  12. Lost in Translation (03, 71 awards, n/r, 7.9 rtg, 89 Meta.)
  13. Pan's Labyrinth (06, 71 awards, #75, 98 Meta.) Spain
  14. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (02, 68 awards, #31, 88 Meta.) New Zealand
  15. Traffic (00, 64 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 86 Meta.)
  16. The Lives of Others (06, 62 awards, #57, 89 Meta.) Germany
  17. There Will Be Blood (07, 60 awards, #146, 91 Meta.)
  18. City of God (02, 59 awards, #18, 79 Meta.) Brazil
  19. The Queen (06, 59 awards, n/r, 7.5 rtg, 91 Meta.)
  20. Inglourious Basterds (09, 59 awds, #90, 69 Meta.)
  21. Juno (07, 54 awds, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 81 Meta.)
  22. The Departed (06, 53 awds, #60, 86 Meta.)
  23. Amelie (01, 51 awds, #45, 69 Meta.) France
  24. Gladiator (00, 50 awds,#97, 64 Meta.)
  25. Million Dollar Baby (04, 49 awards, #150, 86 Meta.)
  26. The Pianist (02, 48 awards, #53, 85 Meta.)
  27. Inception (10, 47 awards, #8, 74 Meta.)
  28. Wall-E (08, 46 awards, #47, 94 Meta.)
  29. Crash (05, 44 awards, #247, 69 Meta.)
  30. Volver (06, 44 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 84 Meta.) Spain
  31. Devdas (02, 44 awards, n/r, 7.2 rtg) India
  32. Almost Famous (00, 44 awards, n/r, 8.0 rtg, 90 Meta.)
  33. Mystic River (03, 43 awards, #224, 84 Meta.)
  34. Adaptation (02, 43 awards, n/r, 7.9 rtg, 83 Meta.)
  35. Little Miss Sunshine (06, 43 awards, n/r, 8.0 rtg, 80 Meta.)
  36. Avatar (09, 42 awards, #148, 84 Meta.)
  37. Memento (00, 42 awards, #30, 80 Meta.)
  38. Up (09, 42 awards, #94, 88 Meta.
  39. The Incredibles (04, 41 awards, #195, 90 Meta.)
  40. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (07, 41 awards, #200, 92 Meta.)
  41. Chicago (02, 40 awards, n/r, 7.2 rtg, 82 Meta.)
  42. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (04, 39 awards, #62, 89 Meta.)
  43. The Barbarian Invasions (04, 38 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 70 Meta.) Canada
  44. The Twilight Samurai (02, 37 awards, 8.1 rtg, 82 Meta.) Japan - more total ratings and it'll be in the IMDB top 250, currently around #147-188
  45. Milk (08, 36 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 84 Meta.)
  46. The Secret in Their Eyes (09, 35 awards, #174, 81 Meta.)
  47. Finding Nemo (03, 35 awards, #166, 89 Meta.)
  48. The Last King of Scotland (06, 35 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 74 Meta.)
  49. The King's Speech (10, 34 awards, #103, 88 Meta.)
  50. The Fighter (10, 34 awards, 8.0 rtg, 79 Meta.)
  51. Departures (08, 33 awards, 8.1 rtg, 68 Meta.) Japan - more total ratings and it'll be in the IMDB top 250, currently around #147-188
  52. Vera Drake (04, 33 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 83 Meta.)
  53. Gangs of New York (02, 33 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 72 Meta.)
  54. A Beautiful Mind (01, 31 awards, n/r, 8.0 rtg, 72 Meta.)
  55. La Vie En Rose (07, 31 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 66 Meta.) France
  56. Goodbye Lenin! (03, 31 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 68 Meta.) Germany
  57. In the Mood For Love (00, 31 awards, n/r, 8.1 rtg, 85 Meta.) Hong Kong
  58. Black Swan (10, 31 awards, #73)
  59. The Wrestler (08, 30 awards, #159)
  60. Pirates: Dead Man's Chest (06, 30 awards, n/r, 7.3 rtg, 53 Meta.)
  61. Whale Rider (03, 29 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 79 Meta.) New Zealand
  62. A Prophet (09, 29 awards, n/r, 8.0 rtg, 90 Meta.) France
  63. Babel (06, 28 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 69 Meta.) Mexico
  64. American Splendor (06, 28 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 90 Meta.)
  65. The Motorcycle Diaries (04, 27 awards, n/r, 7.9 rtg, 75 Meta.) Brazil
  66. No Man's Land (01, 27 awards, n/r) France-Bosnia
  67. In the Bedroom (01, 27 awards, n/r, 7.5 rtg, 86 Meta.)
  68. Winter's Bone (10, 26 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 90 Meta.)
  69. Pirates: Curse of the Black Pearl (03, 26 awards, #238)
  70. Fahrenheit 911 (04, 26 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 67 Meta.)
  71. Atonement (07, 24 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 85 Meta.)
  72. Frozen River (08, 23 awards, n/r, 7.2 rtg, 82 Meta.)
  73. Toy Story 3 (10, 23 awards, #33)
  74. United 93 (06, 21 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 90 Meta.)
  75. Rabbit-Proof Fence (02, 21 awards, n/r, 7.5 rtg, 80 Meta.) Australia
  76. The Constant Gardener (02, 21 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 82 Meta.)
  77. Requiem for a Dream (00, 20 awards, #63)
  78. Vicky Christina Barcelona (08, 20 awards, n/r, 7.3 rtg, 70 Meta.)
  79. An Education (09, 18 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 85 Meta.)
  80. Me and You and Everyone We Know (05, 18 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 76 Meta.)
  81. The Triplets of Belleville (03, 18 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 91 Meta.) Canada-France-UK-Belgium
  82. Nowhere in Africa (01, 18 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 72 Meta.) Germany
  83. Rachel Getting Married (09, 18 awards, n/r, 6.9 rtg, 82 Meta.)
  84. Oldboy (03, 17 awards, #102) So. Korea
  85. The Inheritance (03, 17 awards, n/r, 7.3 rtg, 68 Meta.) Sweden
  86. Monster (03, 17 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 74 Meta.)
  87. Sin City (05, 16 awards, #105)
  88. Junebug (05, 16 awards, n/r, 7.1 rtg, 80 Meta.)
  89. Pirates: At Worlds End (07, 16 awards, n/r)
  90. A Very Long Engagement (04, 16 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 76 Meta.) France
  91. Turtles Can Fly (04, 15 awards, n/r, 7.9 rtg, 85 Meta.) Iran-Iraq
  92. The Road Home (00, 15 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 75 Meta.) China
  93. Downfall (04, 15 awards, #93) Germany
  94. I'm Not There (07, 14 awards, n/r, 7.0 rtg, 73 Meta.)
  95. Into the Wild (07, 13 awards, #145)
  96. Brothers (04, 13 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 76 Meta) Denmark
  97. Gran Torino (08, 13 awards, #95)
  98. In Bruges (08, 13 awards, #208)
  99. Hotel Rwanda (05, 12 awards, #119)
  100. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (07, 12 awards, n/r, 7.4 rtg, 84 Meta.)
  101. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (10, 12 awards, n/r, 7.7 rtg, 76 Meta.) Denmark
  102. Donnie Darko (01, 11 awards, #135)
  103. Jodhaa Akbar (08, 11 awards, n/r, 7.2 rtg, 69 Meta.)
  104. The Chorus (04, 11 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 56 Meta.) France
  105. Spring Summer Fall Winter.. and Spring (03, 11 awards, #247, 85 Meta.) So. Korea
  106. Alice in Wonderland (10, 11 awards, n/r, 6.6 rtg, 53 Meta.)
  107. Water (05, 10 awards, n/r, 7.6 rtg, 77 Meta.) India
  108. Exit Through the Gift Shop (10, 10 awards, n/r, 8.2 rtg, 85 Meta.) more ratings it would be in the IMDB 250, around #114-146
  109. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (02, 9 awards, n/r, 7.9 rtg, 50 Meta.) India
  110. Together (02, 9 awards, n/r, 7.3 rtg, 60 Meta.) China
  111. Thank You For Smoking (05, 9 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 71 Meta.)
  112. After the Wedding (06, 8 awards, n/r, 7.8 rtg, 78 Meta.) Denmark
  113. The Kids Are All Right (10, 7 awards, n/r, 7.3 rtg, 86 Meta.)
[This may not be complete, I may have some more to add yet.. Technically, 2010 should not be included, it's the first year of the next decade - I just wanted some of the current awards winners shown here for comparison with other recent years. ]

6 comments:

Shakurh said...

Dark Knight, lord of the ring, The Hurt Locker - great historical drama. Its really best film of the year 2009-2010


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Adam said...

Toy Story 3 is definitely my favorite movie of the 2000s. Grew up with the first two.

Jose Sinclair said...

Toy Story 3 was good enough to get nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, also best screenplay, very rare for animated films, five nominations total..

I think it's the best yet of the series.. they did a great job of humanizing them all, you start believing they're people with feelings.. (which was Pixar's goal early one, John Lassiter said - he was a Disney animator they fired for 'wasting time with computers'! then he co-founded Pixar with backing from Steve Jobs at Apple)

Disney has a history of losing top animators, all the way back to the early 1930's.. some people forget that a company is nothing but a group of people

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