02 December 2009

The 101 Best Films of the Aughts.

You will doubtless disagree.

I love these sorts of hierarchical challenges/exercises, but the problem is that I find it's hard to feel the same way about anything in the same way for extended periods of time, so understand that there is a flux to it all. My hope is that amongst these you will agree, disagree, and find something new to check out. Not necessarily in that order.

101) LES AMANTS REGULIERS/REGULAR LOVERS (Philippe GARREL)


100) ADAPTATION (Spike JONZE)


99) COUNTDOWN TO LIQUOR DAY (Mike CLATTENBURG)


98) TURNING GATE (HONG Sang-Soo)


97) I KNOW WHO KILLED ME (Chris SIVERTSON)


96) LOVELY AND AMAZING (Nicole HOLOFCENER)


95) O PRINCIPIA DA INCERTEZA/THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE (Manoel DE OLIVEIRA)


94) ENDURING LOVE (Roger MICHELL)


93) NÔTRE MUSIQUE (Jean-Luc GODARD)


92) WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (David WAIN)


91) DADDY AND THEM (Billy Bob THORNTON)


90) MIAMI VICE (Michael MANN)


89) BÖSE ZELLEN/FREE RADICALS (Barbara ALBERT)


88) HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (Alfonso CUARÓN)


87) PARANOID PARK (Gus VAN SANT)


86) FEMME FATALE (Brian DE PALMA)


85) FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL (Nicholas STOLLER)


84) ZODIAC (David FINCHER)


83) MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David LYNCH)


82) AMERICAN PSYCHO (Mary HARRON)


81) BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Ang LEE)


80) MEAN GIRLS (Mark WATERS)


79) ALI (Michael MANN)


78) LATE MARRIAGE (Dover KOSASHVILI)


77) POOTIE TANG in "SINE YO PITTY ON THE RUNNY KINE" (Louis C.K.)


76) ESTHER KAHN Version Integrale (Arnaud DESPLECHIN)


75) ALEXANDER (Oliver STONE)


74) MYSTERIOUS SKIN (Gregg ARAKI)


73) BARBE BLEU/BLUE BEARD (Catherine BREILLAT)


72) HOT FUZZ (Edgar WRIGHT)


71) IN THE CUT (Jane CAMPION)


70) THE WORLD (JIA Zhang-ke)


69) DEMONLOVER (Olivier ASSAYAS)


68) HULK (Ang LEE)


67) THE GREY ZONE (Tim Blake NELSON)


66) GRIZZLY MAN (Werner HERZOG)


65) BRICK (Rian JOHNSON)


64) MORVERN CALLAR (Lynne RAMSAY)


63) REQUIEM (Hans-Christian SCHMID)


62) CODE UNKNOWN (Michael HANEKE)


61) 2046 (WONG Kar-Wai)


60) LA COMMUNE (PARIS, 1871) (Peter WATKINS)


59) LAKE OF FIRE (Tony KAYE)


58) MY WINNIPEG (Guy MADDIN)


57) THE INVASION (Oliver HIRSCHBIEGEL and James McTEIGUE)


56) RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan DEMME)


55) ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel GONDRY)


54) URBANIA (Jon SHEAR)


53) UP (Pete DOCTER and Bob PETERSON)


52) STELLET LICHT/SILENT LIGHT (Carlos REYGADAS)


51) I’M NOT THERE (Todd HAYNES)


50) GINGER SNAPS (John FAWCETT)


49) CHILDREN OF MEN (Alfonso CUARÓN)


48) THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (Joel and Ethan COEN)


47) THE OTHERS (Alejandro AMENÁBAR)


46) OBSERVE AND REPORT (Jody HILL)


45) SPIDER (David CRONENBERG)


44) VENDREDI SOIR/FRIDAY NIGHT (Claire DENIS)


43) KISS KISS BANG BANG (Shane BLACK)


42) THE RULES OF ATTRACTION (Roger AVARY)


41) LA MUJER SIN CABEZA/THE HEADLESS WOMAN (Lucrecia MARTEL)


40) IRRÉVERSIBLE (Gaspar NOÉ)


39) GEORGE WASHINGTON (David Gordon GREEN)


38) CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (George CLOONEY)


37) SHAUN OF THE DEAD (Edgar WRIGHT)


36) MADE (Jon FAVREAU)


35) A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION (Robert ALTMAN)


34) LE TEMPS DU LOUP/WOLFZEIT/TIME OF THE WOLF (Michael HANEKE)


33) DONNIE DARKO Theatrical Cut (Richard KELLY)


32) THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes ANDERSON)



31) THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas ANDERSON)


30) WALL-E (Andrew STANTON)


29) HALF NELSON (Ryan FLECK)


28) MONSTERS, INC. (Pete DOCTER)


27) THE PRESTIGE (Christopher NOLAN)


26) BLOODY SUNDAY (Paul GREENGRASS)


25) THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (Andrew DOMINIK)


24) L’HEURE D’ÉTÉ/SUMMER HOURS (Olivier ASSAYAS)


23) SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie KAUFMAN)


22) TILSAMMANS/TOGETHER (Lukas MOODYSSON)


21) UNTITLED (Cameron CROWE)


20) RATATOUILLE (Brad BIRD)


19) PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (Paul Thomas ANDERSON)


18) WONDER BOYS (Curtis HANSON)


17) WERCKMEISTER HARMÓNIÁK/WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (TARR Béla)


16) A SERIOUS MAN (Joel and Ethan COEN)


15) DANS MA PEAU/IN MY SKIN (Marina DE VAN)


14) ZWARTBOEK/BLACK BOOK (Paul VERHOEVEN)


13) PRIMER (Shane CARRUTH)


12) TROPICAL MALADY (APICHATPONG Weerasethakul)


11) IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (WONG Kar-Wai)


10) THE NEW WORLD (Terrence MALICK)


09) À MA SOEUR/FAT GIRL (Catherine BREILLAT)


08) LA VIE NOUVELLE (Philippe GRANDRIEUX)


07) SOLARIS (Steven SODERBERGH)


06) DOGVILLE (Lars VON TRIER)


05) THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Peter Jackson)


04) THE HOUSE OF MIRTH (Terence DAVIES)


03) TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Claire DENIS)


02) I HEART HUCKABEES (David O. RUSSELL)


01) GERRY (Gus VAN SANT)

3 comments:

mr. pink said...

What an awesome list. One of the things that ruined The Lovely Bones for me was knowing it could have been made by Lynne Ramsay.

The New World and In the Mood for Love might be my top two.

mr. pink said...

Oh, and Femme Fatale. Duh.

Sam Smith said...

So much to say, but for now

no Miyazaki?

Awesome #1

and Mr. Pink --- wow, that definitely IS gonna ruin Lovely Bones, and I'm just going off only having seen Ratcatcher, not Morvern...