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Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:30 pm

It's time for the results of top 150 movies of the 2000s by Acclaimed Music Forumers.

Before I start the countdown here's some things concerning the presentation and the voters.

Fans section: You are fan if the movie is in your top 30.

Haters section: You are "hater" of the bottom 10 % of your movies (rounded up). So if you voted 80 movies you are hater of 8 movies, 81 movies hater of 9 movies etc. I know many don't (and some who really does) hate a single movie in this top 150 but haters section is often informative and funny.

I want to thank you all who voted. And especially I want to thank all who commented the movies (and very special thanks to BleuPanda who commented all the movies he has seen).

I actually haven't read the comments yet and haven't looked the results neither. So every group of five is going to be a surprise to me as well. :)

I will release first #100-#11 and after that #150-#101 and finally top 10. I think it's more exciting if you don't know in the beginning which movies missed the top 100 (there are many surprises for sure).

Here are the voters in alphabetical order.
antonius (voted 104 movies)
BleuPanda (111)
bonnielaurel (131)
bootsy (80)
Dexter (94)
Dolly Wilde (71)
Gillingham (137)
Greg (111)
JimmyJazz (127)
Maschine_Man (131)
Michel (141)
Midaso (101)
Miguel (70)
Nassim (69)
Petri (147)
whuntva (84)

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Re: Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS

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150-131 will be added here later
Edit: Added 150-131


150. Gladiator (2000)



Director: Ridley Scott

Points: 474,74

Year rank: #12 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #16.

Votes: 15

Fans: bootsy #19

Haters: Nassim #68/69, JimmyJazz #125/127, Dexter #88/94 , Greg #101/111

Comment(s): It's a fun film, but I've never understood why it gets treated like anything more. (BleuPanda)
I enjoyed the film the first million times I saw it, but I don't think I could take another viewing. (Maschine_Man)



149. Casino Royale (2006)



Director: Martin Campbell

Points: 515,92

Year rank: #10 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #35.

Votes: 12

Fans: bootsy #23

Haters: Gillingham #125/137

Comment(s): It's a fun James Bond film. Not trying to change anyone's views on cinema as an artform, but it's an enjoyable experience. (BleuPanda),



148. A Beautiful Mind (2001)



Director: Ron Howard

Points: 520,18

Year rank: #12 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #12.

Votes: 13

Fans: bonnielaurel #21

Haters: JimmyJazz #127/127, Maschine_Man #122/131, Dexter #85/94

Comment(s): This is one of those films that reads as too self-important to me; it tackles a heavy topic in a simple way, as if its subject is enough to carry the entire picture. (BleuPanda),



147. Gran Torino (2008)



Director: Clint Eastwood

Points: 527,31

Year rank: #8 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: 92

Votes: 14

Fans: Nassim #29 , JimmyJazz #30

Haters: BleuPanda #111/111, Greg #110/111, bonnielaurel #126/131

Comment(s): Carrying noble goals, Gran Torino fails to go beyond stereotypes while contemplating racism. As much as Walt learns to accept the Hmong, the film itself fails to get over some of its own issues. (BleuPanda),



146. American Psycho (2000)



Director: Mary Harron

Points: 528,69

Year rank: #15 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Not a single vote.

Votes: 11

Fans: whuntva #19

Haters: Nassim #67/69, Dexter #91/94, Gillingham #128/137

Comment(s):



145. Catch Me If You Can (2002)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Points: 529,67

Year rank: #11 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #16.

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #3

Haters: Midaso #97/101, antonius #97/104, JimmyJazz #115/127, bonnielaurel #120/131

Comment(s):



144. Up in the Air (2009)



Director: Jason Reitman

Points: 529,94

Year rank: #15 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #18.

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #28 Midaso #24

Haters: Dolly Wilde #68/71, JimmyJazz #122/127, Petri #139/147

Comment(s): Jason Reitman's films have always just been kind of funny to me. Up in the Air tries to reach more emotional depths than his previous two, but I think the overall approach in Juno was much better. (BleuPanda)
I really didn't expect much from this film, but it was quite enjoyable. (Maschine_Man)


143. Burn After Reading (2008)



Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Points: 530,40

Year rank: #14 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 13

Fans: Miguel #20, Greg #27

Haters: BleuPanda #106/111

Comment(s): A merely good Coen Brothers film. (BleuPanda),



142. The Wrestler (2008)



Director: Darren Aronofsky

Points: 533,80

Year rank: #4 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: 87

Votes: 13

Fans: Midaso #22

Haters: whuntva #76/84

Comment(s): The Wrestler features Aronofsky's familiar brooding, but it lacks the style that makes his other works so engrossing. Still, Mickey Rourke's performance is truly outstanding. (BleuPanda),



141. The Bourne Identity (2002)



Director: Doug Liman

Points: 538,47

Year rank: #14 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: 100

Votes: 11

Fans: bootsy #12

Haters: Midaso #101/101, Maschine_Man #126/131, Michel #136/141, Dexter #89/94

Comment(s):



140. Zombieland (2009)



Director: Ruben Fleischer

Points: 539,01

Year rank: #14 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #30.

Votes: 10

Fans: Nassim #4

Haters: BleuPanda #110/111, Petri #143/147, Gillingham #133/137, JimmyJazz #123/127, Greg #104/111, Dexter #86/94

Comment(s): The characters annoyed me too much for me to enjoy Zombieland. Some of their decisions boggle my mind. (BleuPanda),



139. Sin City (2005)



Director: Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez

Points: 541,53

Year rank: #8 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: 89

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #8

Haters: Greg #108/111

Comment(s): Though it might place relatively low on my list, Sin City is one of the finest examples of stylistic experimentation during the 2000s. It really captures the comic book feeling. (BleuPanda),



138. Babel (2006)



Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Points: 542,23

Year rank: #11 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: 62

Votes: 11

Fans: Gillingham #22

Haters: whuntva #78/84, Nassim #64/69

Comment(s): Another interesting movie on interconnectivity, but on the whole I found the film disappointing. (whuntva)



137. Batman Begins (2005)



Director: Christopher Nolan

Points: 546,19

Year rank: #7 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #21.

Votes: 14

Fans: bootsy #2

Haters: Michel #137/141, Midaso #96/101, bonnielaurel #125/131, JimmyJazz #118/127, antonius #96/104

Comment(s): It laid the foundation for one of my favorite blockbusters of the era, but a few pacing issues throw it off for me. Ra's Al Ghul was underutilized compared to his comic counterpart, and it was perhaps a poor choice to start the series off with such a complex villain. (BleuPanda),



136. Big Fish (2003)



Director: Tim Burton

Points: 548,56

Year rank: #12 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #14.

Votes: 10

Fans: None

Haters: BleuPanda #101/111

Comment(s): A film that drifts kind of aimlessly through a lot of beautiful moments. Tim Burton succeeds as a visual artist, though few of his films carry narratives as strong as their images. (BleuPanda),



135. Sideways (2004)



Director: Alexander Payne

Points: 551,49

Year rank: #8 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final: 38 (down 97)

Votes: 15

Fans: Greg #23

Haters: antonius #102/104

Comment(s): I think when I'm older, I'll like this movie better. (whuntva)
Well-directed with a strong cast, but it simply exists in a zone far outside my own. As a gay man who doesn't drink, watching a guy go on a wine-tasting trip with his sex-obsessed friend doesn't give me much to latch onto. (BleuPanda)
Have we hit peak bourgeoisie with this film? Paul was good, as always though. (Maschine_Man)



134. Million Dollar Baby (2004)



Director: Clint Eastwood

Points: 552,44

Year rank: #10 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final: 94

Votes: 14

Fans: bootsy #27, Greg #30

Haters: Gillingham #135/137, Maschine_Man #124/131, whuntva #77/84, bonnielaurel #122/131, Petri #136/147

Comment(s): Rather tragic, but not a film that has lingered in my mind since first watch. (BleuPanda),



133. La Pianiste [The Piano Teacher] (2001)



Director: Michael Haneke

Points: 555,02

Year rank: #11 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 9

Fans: antonius #19

Haters: Miguel #68/70, JimmyJazz #121/127, Michel #134/141

Comment(s):


132. High Fidelity (2000)



Director: Stephen Frears

Points: 555,19

Year rank: #13 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #10*.

Votes: 16 (of course everyone here has seen a movie about making music lists) :)

Fans: whuntva #17, bonnielaurel #18, Midaso #21

Haters: antonius #100/104, bootsy #76/80, Dolly Wilde #65/71, BleuPanda #104/111, Michel #132/141

Comment(s): Part of my dislike is due to my own boredom with questions of masculinity. High Fidelity doesn't add much to the discussion, and its characters annoy me too much to be entertaining. It feels like a film targeted exclusively at straight men. (BleuPanda),



131. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)



Director: David Fincher

Points: 561,29

Year rank: #12 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: 91

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #2

Haters: Nassim #69/69, BleuPanda #108/111, Gillingham #134/137, Petri #141/147 , bonnielaurel #118/131

Comment(s): A rare miss among David Fincher's modern works, Benjamin Button takes itself far too seriously. (BleuPanda)
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130-111 will be added here later

Edit: Added 130-111


130. V for Vendetta (2005)



Director: James McTeigue

Points: 562,18

Year rank: #4 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: 72

Votes: 15

Fans: Maschine_Man #13, bonnielaurel #15

Haters: Dexter #93/94, BleuPanda #109/111, JimmyJazz #124/127, Miguel #65/70, Midaso #92/101

Comment(s): V for Vendetta fails to capture what made the comic such an essential work; Alan Moore will never get a proper adaptation, his works requiring a high budget to be done right, but his themes too intense for a major studio. (BleuPanda),



129. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)



Director: Sidney Lumet

Points: 562,87

Year rank: #13 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #79.

Votes: 10

Fans: Midaso #26, Dolly Wilde #26

Haters: None

Comment(s):



128. I'm Not There (2007)



Director: Todd Haynes

Points: 576,88

Year rank: #12 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final: 82

Votes: 8

Fans: Miguel #18

Haters: Michel #141/141, Petri #145/147

Comment(s): I found certain perts to be more enjoyable than others. Cate stole the show. (Maschine_Man)



127. Ratatouille (2007)



Director: Brad Bird

Points: 577,59

Year rank: #9 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #12.

Votes: 14

Fans: Dexter #27, bootsy #28

Haters: Dolly Wilde #64/71

Comment(s): It amazes me how quickly this film fell off the map. It has a 96 on Metacritic! Though a stellar film with an excellent script, Remy doesn't go through as meaningful of a journey as other Pixar protagonists. It's the Pixar quality without as much of the Pixar charm. (BleuPanda),



126. Collateral (2004)



Director: Michael Mann

Points: 578,78

Year rank: #10 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #46.

Votes: 10

Fans: bootsy #22, Miguel #23, Greg #29

Haters: Maschine_Man #130/131, Michel #127/141, Petri #133/147

Comment(s):



125. Moon (2009)



Director: Duncan Jones

Points: 578,97

Year rank: #7 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final: 40

Votes: 11

Fans: Miguel #21, Nassim #22, Michel #23

Haters: Maschine_Man #123/131

Comment(s): A more thoughtful sci-fi film, but if that's the case, I certainly should have an easier time remembering the dilemma. (BleuPanda),



124. In the Bedroom (2001)



Director: Todd Field

Points: 580,48

Year rank: #14 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #15.

Votes: 8

Fans: Midaso #19

Haters: Dolly Wilde #67/71

Comment(s): It's crazy to think that this is a directorial debut. (Maschine_Man)



123. Serenity (2005)



Director: Joss Whedon

Points: 580,94

Year rank: #14 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #17.

Votes: 9

Fans: whuntva #4, Nassim #18

Haters: Gillingham #137/137, Petri #146/147, Midaso #100/101

Comment(s): I am so pleased to see the film make the final. It was a fitting finale to a great TV series, with a great ensemble cast and a story fitting the series. Also, some retroactive recognition for Chiwitel Ejiofor comes from this movie. (whuntva)
This is a film that's hard to recommend, or really to even discuss, because so much of it relies on what came before. It answers nearly every question the series set up, but perhaps it didn't have to. Too much of it exists to satisfy the curiousity of the fans. I can watch The Wrath of Khan without watching any of Star Trek and follow along; why can't the Firefly movie do the same? If you really love Firefly, you'll likely love this film. I found it to be fun for what it is (though my space Western of choice will always be Cowbop Bebop), but the film was too concerned with solutions and missed the intrigue that made Firefly work. (BleuPanda)
I really enjoyed the film when I was younger, funnily enough I have never been able to get into the TV show. (Maschine_Man)



122. Synecdoche, New York (2008)



Director: Charlie Kaufman

Points: 581,33

Year rank: #9 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #12.

Votes: 11

Fans: Dolly Wilde #16, Petri #25

Haters: Nassim #63/69

Comment(s): Synecdoche, New York, in which Charlie Kaufman manages to navel gaze more than all his previous films combined. As brooding as it is, the film's sense of time and space is truly unique, and it carries a dark wit throughout. (BleuPanda),



121. Adaptation. (2002)



Director: Spike Jonze

Points: 583,47

Year rank: #6 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: 49

Votes: 13

Fans: Gillingham #26

Haters: bootsy #79/80

Comment(s): Adaptation. has one of the greatest screenplays ever, a dizzying work that questions everything we have learned to accept in the writing process. (BleuPanda),



120. Mystic River (2003)



Director: Clint Eastwood

Points: 583,71

Year rank: #9 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final: 90

Votes: 12

Fans: Midaso #18, Greg #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Mystic River is a tale of childhood lost, focused on how those scarred children turned into adults. Now that I've commented on his other films, why did Clint Eastwood become such a downer? This is one of his few directed works that doesn't feel cheap to me; it hits hard without going after easy drama. (BleuPanda),



119. Minority Report (2002)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Points: 585,11

Year rank: #7 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: 99

Votes: 14

Fans: Miguel #6, bootsy #10

Haters: Dexter #90/94, Midaso #91/101

Comment(s):



118. 살인의 추억 [Memories of Murder] (2003)



Director: Bong Joon-ho

Points: 585,44

Year rank: #9 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #82.

Votes: 11

Fans: JimmyJazz #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): Few films create such heavy emotional whiplash. Memories of Murder takes a while to decide whether it is a serious investigative drama or a dark comedy, and the way these two moods interact can be dizzying but effective. (BleuPanda),



117. The Fountain (2006)



Director: Darren Aronofsky

Points: 587,41

Year rank: #8 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 10

Fans: Dolly Wilde #24, Miguel #26

Haters: Michel #140/141
Comment(s): I have no shame in calling this my favorite Arronofsky. Something about the transcendence of life and continuing emotions through the ages moves me. (whuntva)



116. Revolutionary Road (2008)



Director: Sam Mendes

Points: 588,21

Year rank: #10 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #18.

Votes: 12

Fans: Nassim #23, Petri #27

Haters: BleuPanda #107/111, bonnielaurel #127/131, JimmyJazz #117/127

Comment(s): One of the definitive Oscar Bait movies, the type of work that sells more off a meaningful statement than cinematic ambition. Michael Shannon gives a stellar performance, the type that exposes the lead cast as trying too hard. (BleuPanda)



115. Inside Man (2006)



Director: Spike Lee

Points: 589,15

Year rank: #7 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: 74

Votes: 9

Fans: Miguel #7, bootsy #25

Haters: Maschine_Man #131/131, antonius #94/104

Comment(s): I'm sorry, there was just too much that bothered me about this film. The 25th hour blew this one out of the water. (Maschine_Man)



114. Snatch. (2000)



Director: Guy Ritchie

Points: 590,09

Year rank: #11 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #13.

Votes: 11

Fans: Gillingham #13, Nassim #17, bootsy #29

Haters: Midaso #99/101, BleuPanda #103/111

Comment(s): Guy Ritchie's films always come off as too much for me. Too much of a wannabe Tarantino without enough of the skills. (BleuPanda)



113. The Squid and the Whale (2005)



Director: Noah Baumbach

Points: 590,21

Year rank: #13 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: 71

Votes: 9

Fans: Maschine_Man #21, Michel #27

Haters: None

Comment(s): I put this on not thinking too much of it, but I couldn't turn away the entire time. (Maschine_Man)



112. Mysterious Skin (2004)



Director: Gregg Araki

Points: 590,38

Year rank: #13 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #32.

Votes: 7

Fans: Midaso #14

Haters: None

Comment(s):



111. Adventureland (2009)



Director: Greg Mottola

Points: 590,48

Year rank: #12 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #15.

Votes: 7

Fans: Nassim #3

Haters: Petri #142/147, Dolly Wilde #66/71
Comment(s):
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110-101 will be added here later.

Edit:Added 110-101 (Some of the last time's Coen Bros favorites dropped)


110. Rescue Dawn (2006)



Director: Werner Herzog

Points: 593,75

Year rank: #12 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #32.

Votes: 4

Fans: Greg #17

Haters: BleuPanda #102/111

Comment(s): Rescue Dawn is rather basic for a war film. Herzog has done better, but still a good film. (BleuPanda),



109. A Serious Man (2009)



Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Points: 594,46

Year rank: #8 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final: 35 (down 74)

Votes: 12

Fans: Petri #13, Michel #30

Haters: Nassim #66/69, Midaso #95/101

Comment(s): Though it doesn't leave as much of an impact as their big hits, A Serious Man is still one of the Coen Brother's finest scripts. (BleuPanda),



108. The Prestige (2006)



Director: Christopher Nolan

Points: 597,67

Year rank: #5 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #15.

Votes: 13

Fans: bonnielaurel #17 Nassim #7

Haters: Dexter #94/94

Comment(s): The Prestige is a film that reaches way too far; it is too caught up in its twists to say anything meaningful. Nolan tries to capture the same dizzying sense that he created with Memento, but it doesn't push the envelope nearly as much. (BleuPanda),



107. Bowling for Columbine (2002)



Director: Michael Moore

Points: 598,81

Year rank: #15 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #33.

Votes: 12

Fans: Michel #13, bonnielaurel #19

Haters: Greg #105/111
Comment(s): Michael Moore is an exceedingly unlikeable director. A film with as many strong points as Bowling for Columbine shouldn't rub me this way. From unneccessary footage of actual suicides to Moore taking his ambushes of powerful people as a sign of their guilt instead of his obnoxiousness, too much of it finds me engaging with the director instead of his subject. (BleuPanda),



106. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)



Director: Nick Park / Steve Box

Points: 599,90

Year rank: #11 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #25.

Votes: 8

Fans: Michel #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): I probably need to revisit this; I watched the shorts recently and they're all fantastic (though they would likely rank at about this same spot). Nick Park's animations are always a load of fun. (BleuPanda),



105. The Constant Gardener (2005)



Director: Fernando Meirelles

Points: 601,50

Year rank: #15 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final: 67

Votes: 9

Fans: Petri #23, bonnielaurel #24, Gillingham #24

Haters: JimmyJazz #120/127, Michel #131/141

Comment(s):



104. The Hurt Locker (2008)



Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Points: 601,72

Year rank: #10 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: 63

Votes: 14

Fans: bootsy #13, JimmyJazz #23

Haters: Gillingham #130/137

Comment(s): Though I don't care much for war films, The Hurt Locker knows how to build tension into a neverending force. Only a handful of films manage this level of panic throughout. (BleuPanda),



103. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)



Director: Andrew Jarecki

Points: 601,89

Year rank: #13 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 12

Fans: Michel #26, Gillingham #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): A devastating look at the unfairness in our world, though I left feeling like something was missing. (BleuPanda)
I watched this a week ago and it's still festering in the back of my head. (Maschine_Man)



102. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)



Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

Points: 602,94

Year rank: #15 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final: 43

Votes: 11

Fans: Greg #12, Petri #20

Haters: bootsy #77/80, Maschine_Man #119/131

Comment(s):



101. Monsters, Inc (2001)



Director: Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman

Points: 605,05

Year rank: #8 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final: Not in the final. Year rank #35.

Votes: 13

Fans: Nassim #6, Maschine_Man #16

Haters: BleuPanda #100/111

Comment(s): Not one of Pixar's best in my book. An enjoyable buddy comedy, but following an early formula Pixar has since abandoned. (whuntva)
The fact this film barely made my top 100 means this is a very good set of films. The weakest Pixar film of the 2000s outside of Cars, it's still a film that any other animation studio would like to have to their name. (BleuPanda),
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Re: Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:40 pm

So let's get started. In the first group of five we have a personal #1 of a voter and the first animation movie too.


When you become a real boy, remember me to the ladies when you grow up.

100. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)



Director: Steven Spielberg

Country: USA

Points: 606,10

Year rank: #10 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 95

Votes: 15

Fans: Miguel #1, JimmyJazz #24, Midaso #27

Haters: Michel #139/141, whuntva #79/84, bootsy #74/80, antonius #95/104, Dexter #87/94

Comment(s): This film gets far too much hate for all the wrong reasons, though we have thankfully entered a period where it is being reconsidered. The way Spielberg frames the desire to be human is mesmerizing. The finale is among the most controversial in cinematic history, but reading it as the dying wishes of a boy who dreamed far bigger than the physical world could provide renders it heartbreaking. The mise-en-scene is suitably fantastic for such an ambitious tale. (BleuPanda),


Get your fokkin' tentacle out of my face!

99. District 9 (2009)



Director: Neill Blomkamp

Country: South Africa, USA, New Zealand, Canada

Points: 607,06

Year rank: #6 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 53

Votes: 14

Fans: bootsy #21, Michel #21, Nassim #28

Haters: whuntva #83/84, Midaso #98/101, JimmyJazz #116/127

Comment(s): The best action films are those that never let sideplots get in the way. District 9 stays centered throughout, much like Mad Max: Fury Road and Children of Men. There's never an extended break, and the moments of humanity are bitter and fleeting. (BleuPanda),


I consider myself a nerd.

98. American Splendor (2003)



Director: Shari Springer Berman / Robert Pulcini

Country: USA

Points: 608,26

Year rank: #14 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 52

Votes: 10

Fans: BleuPanda #26 Miguel #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): I have a soft spot for films that blend genres in new fashions. American Splendor's mix of narrative, interviews, and sometimes comic panels transforms a rather mundane story into something far above itself, much like the comic series it is based on. (BleuPanda)
I wasn't sold after the first 20 minutes, but it grew on me. It didn't help that I'm not really familiar with the source. (Maschine_Man)


Happiness only real when shared.

97. Into the Wild (2007)



Director: Sean Penn

Country: USA

Points: 608,77

Year rank: #8 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #21.

Votes: 8

Fans: whuntva #15, Midaso #20

Haters: Maschine_Man #127/131
Comment(s): None


Shut up you bitches! YES I'M IRANIAN AND I'M PROUD OF IT!

96. Persepolis
(2007)



Director: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi

Country: France, USA

Points: 609,45

Year rank: #11 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final 81

Votes: 10

Fans: bonnielaurel #23, Dolly Wilde #23

Haters: None

Comment(s): A rundown of what went wrong in modern Iran. A tragic tale of girlhood in a world that wants to deny self-defined femininity. (BleuPanda),
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Cool start!

Too bad I miss this.

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Good start! I'm sorry for my badly written comments when they turn up, thankfully we have BleuPanda!

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I am hyped!

Strange to be the biggest fan of a movie I hadn't seen during its year vote.
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Here's the next five. I will continue the countdown tomorrow.


If you think Mick Jagger will still be out there trying to be a rock star at age fifty, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken.

95. Almost Famous
(2000)



Director: Cameron Crowe

Country: USA

Points: 609,59

Year rank: #14 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #12.

Votes: 14

Fans: Midaso #11, Dexter #26, Nassim #27, bonnielaurel #28

Haters: bootsy #80/80, Greg #100/111, Michel #128/141

Comment(s): Almost Famous is one of the better coming of age stories from this era. It finds a perfect balance between a young man discovering himself and its setting inside the 1970s rock and roll scene. (BleuPanda),



Whatever she done, she done it out of the goodness of her heart!

94. Vera Drake
(2004)



Director: Mike Leigh

Country: UK, France

Points: 611,19

Year rank: #14 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #29.

Votes: 7

Fans: bonnielaurel #12

Haters: None
Comment(s): None


Where's my daughter? What have you done with my daughter?
93. The Others (2001)



Director: Alejandro Amenabar

Country: USA, Spain

Points: 612,03

Year rank: #6 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #22.

Votes: 10

Fans: bonnielaurel #3

Haters: Maschine_Man #128/131

Comment(s): Located in a country house on the island Jersey this story resembles an old-fashioned Gothic tale. It takes place after World War II, but the lack of electricity in the house creates a Victorian atmosphere. Closed doors and a barred fence give a sense of claustrophobia. Fog symbolizes memory loss. Like in a Greek tragedy there's a blind clairvoyant. Nicole Kidman's character is a modern Medea, fearful and unstable. Her religious fanatism is based on a mixture of deformed Catholicism and superstition. Death is staring at them from the post-mortem photos. (bonnielaurel)


92. La Tourneuse de pages [The Page Turner] (2006)



Director: Denis Dercourt

Country: France

Points: 613,10

Year rank: #13 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Not a single vote.

Votes: 6

Fans: bonnielaurel #4

Haters: Gillingham #126/137, Michel #129/141

Comment(s): Déborah François plays a girl whose response to emotional problems is immature, but you can still sympathize with her. Catherine Frot plays the pianist she admires and hates at the same time. The characters are more than what they seem at the outside. A respectable cello player behaves differently in private. Someone who looks confident on the outside suffers from stage fright. The environment of classical music, with its stress and children pressured into becoming prodigies, is accurately portrayed. (bonnielaurel)


So long boys. See you in the funny papers.
91. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)



Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Country: UK, France, USA

Points: 619,75

Year rank: #7 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 80

Votes: 13

Fans: whuntva #3, Greg #16

Haters: Michel #133/141
Comment(s): One of their more visually stunning works, O Brother, Where Are Thou doesn't have the intricate design that makes their other works such instant classics. A phenomenal soundtrack and a strong cast, however, makes it an essential watch for any Coen fan. (BleuPanda),
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I love "The Others"!

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I agree, great start and excellent presentation Petri! I see A.I. is as divisive with the AMFers as with the movie critics.

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Don't worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I'm not going to end this 17 times.

90. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)



Director: Shane Black

Country: USA

Points: 621,55

Year rank: #12 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Not a single vote.

Votes: 4 :o

Fans: whuntva #10

Haters: Petri #135/147

Comment(s): One of the most underrated films of the decade. Witty, well-acted, and self aware to the max. An absolute delight. (whuntva)



Sophocles said, "To never have been born may be the greatest boon of all."

89. Match Point (2005)



Director: Woody Allen

Country: UK, Russia, Ireland, Luxembourg, USA

Points: 623,60

Year rank: #6 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #23.

Votes: 11

Fans: bonnielaurel #2, Michel #14, Dolly Wilde #29

Haters: antonius #101/104, Petri #134/147

Comment(s): If there is no God, no heaven or hell, can someone commit a crime without suffering from guilt afterwards? Woody Allen, who left New York for a string of films set in a European city, gives his personal view on this question. His answer differs from Dostoyevsky's answer in the book Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reading in an early scene. Scarlett Johansson plays the kind of woman a man like to meet in secret but not to marry. A recurring motive is chance, symbolized by a tennis ball that can still drop on either side after hitting the top of the net. (bonnielaurel)
A charming film, but does anyone worry that it is dating quite badly? (Machine_Man)



What do you think you're doing Szpilman? I saved your life. Now go! Get out!

88. The Pianist (2002)



Director: Roman Polanski

Country: France, Poland, Germany, UK

Points: 626,32

Year rank: #8 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 25

Votes: 13

Fans: Miguel #24, Petri #29, antonius #30

Haters: whuntva #81/84, Maschine_Man #118/131

Comment(s): A lot of films about historic tragedies try to look at the victims as a group; The Pianist instead focuses on a single individual to great effect. This frames the horror through a single lens, allowing us to view not as a total outsider. (BleuPanda),



I have my belief, and in all its simplicity that is the most powerful thing.

87. Hunger
(2008)



Director: Steve McQueen

Country: UK, Ireland

Points: 627,47

Year rank: #4 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #60.

Votes: 9

Fans: Gillingham #7

Haters: None

Comment(s): Steve McQueen stays dedicated to the central premise, but I feel it ended up being a bit much for me. Certain moments could have been reduced, and I'm ultimately not sure what I should be taking away. (BleuPanda),



Isn't it lonely, if you can't go out?

86. Caché [Hidden]
(2005)



Director: Michael Haneke

Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy

Points: 630,61

Year rank: #5 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #20.

Votes: 13

Fans: BleuPanda #11, antonius #13, JimmyJazz #22

Haters: Miguel #69/70, Maschine_Man #129/131

Comment(s): What the average horror movie fails to get right during its entire length, Cache manages in a single exchange. Haneke forms the perfect hook (thought a bit similar in premise to Lynch's The Lost Highway), only to flip the narrative and turn the initial victim into the monster. There is a subtle bubbling throughout, but then THAT moment hits. (BleuPanda)
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People don't realize this, but loneliness is underrated.

85. (500) Days of Summer (2009)



Director: Marc Webb

Country: USA

Points: 632,00

Year rank: #11 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 83

Votes: 15

Fans: Nassim #14, Dolly Wilde #25

Haters: Greg #102/111, Gillingham #127/137

Comment(s): (500) Days of Summer takes an interesting approach to its narrative presentation, between non-linear storytelling and a rather memorable scene that uses a split screen to showcase the protagonist's expectations vs. reality, but its use of the manic pixie dream girl archetype gets tiring. My favorite moment happens over two scenes, with Tom describing Summer's same features in first a positive then negative light. (BleuPanda)


My theory on Feds is that they're like mushrooms, feed 'em shit and keep 'em in the dark

84. The Departed (2006)



Director: Martin Scorsese

Country: USA, Hong Kong

Points: 635,77

Year rank: #3 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final 42

Votes: 15

Fans: Miguel #9, bootsy #11, antonius #21, Midaso #28

Haters: whuntva #84/84, bonnielaurel #124/131

Comment(s): For the record, this is actually in my Top 15 LEAST favorite movies. Twenty minutes in and I knew where everything was going to go. (whuntva)

It's one of those cases where, while a pretty strong film, Scorsese has done better, as have the actors. (BleuPanda),



Do you know what prime numbers are? Because if you don't, you should just leave now.

83. La habitación de Fermat [Fermat’s Room] (2007)



Director: Luis Piedrahita & Rodrigo Sopeña

Country: Spain

Points: 635,98

Year rank: #10 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Not a single vote.

Votes: 2

Fans: bonnielaurel #13, Miguel #15

Haters: None

Comment(s): The biggest surprise in the final for sure. While all the rest of the finalists have been hyped at least at festivals this one came out of nowhere for me (two very high votes were enough for the final placement). Movie seems interesting and if I get a chance to see it I will definitely watch it. (Petri)



Here's another curse for you - may all your bacon burn.

82. ハウルの動く城 [Howl's Moving Castle] (2004)



Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Country: Japan

Points: 636,00

Year rank: #3 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #14.

Votes: 11

Fans: Maschine_Man #7, antonius #22

Haters: None

Comment(s): This has always been one of my least favorite Miyazaki films; it feels convoluted. Its animation and style is top notch, however. (BleuPanda)

Never watch the dub of this. Billy Crystal as Calcifer whyyyyyy??? (Machine_Man)



He is no driver, he is the undertaker.

81. Eastern Promises (2007)



Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA, UK, Canada

Points: 636,49

Year rank: #15 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final 84

Votes: 11

Fans: Nassim #11, Maschine_Man #25, JimmyJazz #29

Haters: antonius #98/104

Comment(s):
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Cache
Comment(s): What the average horror movie fails to get right during its entire length, Cache manages in a single exchange. Haneke forms the perfect hook (thought a bit similar in premise to Lynch's The Lost Highway), only to flip the narrative and turn the initial victim into the monster. There is a subtle bubbling throughout, but then THAT moment hits. (BleuPanda)

Yeah THAT moment really hits. I got shivers just for remembering it.

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"The Departed" is one of my favorites movies of 2000s.

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Postby Maschine_Man » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:33 pm

I wasn't really fussed with Cache to be honest (as seen by my low rating). Though I can see why people like it so much. I guess I felt, after reading about it, that it was just exploiting the '61 massacre in a way. What's the point of criticizing the bourgeois if the film is made in such a way that the only people to watch the film are the bourgeois themselves? Maybe I read the film wrong, but that's what I took from it.

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What gives you the idea only the bourgeois watch Cache? And isn't it important for people with power to question why they have power?
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This is a story that happened yesterday. But I know it's tomorrow.

80. Inland Empire (2006)



Director: David Lynch

Country: France, Poland, USA

Points: 637,65

Year rank: #9 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #16.

Votes: 8

Fans: JimmyJazz #16, Gillingham #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): Utterly bizarre, Inland Empire is perhaps David Lynch at his strangest since Eraserhead. It's one of those rare films that actually terrifies me, and in ways I would never expect. An ominous rabbit sitcom? The protagonist's apparent death only being part of a film scene? Inland Empire rides on our paranoia outside of its characters' experiences. (BleuPanda)



Hey, are you a dreamer?

79. Waking Life
(2001)



Director: Richard Linklater

Country: USA

Points: 638,10

Year rank: #9 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #35.

Votes: 9

Fans: whuntva #7, Gillingham #17, Midaso #23

Haters: Greg #111/111

Comment(s): One of the weirdest films on this list; an animated film where a bunch of different people talk philosophy for the entire length. It almost exists outside the standard boundaries of film. (BleuPanda)

I enjoyed the idea of the film, but I can't help feeling the animation somehow held it back. (Machine_Man)



If there is a war on drugs, then many of our family members are the enemy. And I don't know how you wage war on your own family.

78. Traffic (2000)



Director: Steven Soderbergh

Country: USA, Germany

Points: 638,67

Year rank: #8 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 75

Votes: 13

Fans: Michel #9, Midaso #10

Haters: Miguel #66/70

Comment(s): Traffic succeeds in many ways due to the way it manages numerous viewpoints, both in its handling of multiple characters and how it never settles on one firm answer. It instead seeks to portray the situation objectively, which unfortunately makes for a dry flick (and how objective can a fictional film be, anyway?). (BleuPanda),


I mean, do you really believe all this bullshit?

77. This Is England (2006)



Director: Shane Meadows

Country: UK

Points: 638,98

Year rank: #14 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #13.

Votes: 7

Fans: bonnielaurel #20, Nassim #25, Midaso #29

Haters: None
Comment(s):


76. 色,戒 [Lust, Caution] (2007)



Director: Ang Lee

Country: USA, China, Taiwan

Points: 639,05

Year rank: #14 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #42.

Votes: 8

Fans: bonnielaurel #1, Miguel #25, Petri #30

Haters: Dexter #92/94, Gillingham #124/137

Comment(s): There are many films about World War II, but not many show China during the Japanese occupation. A woman from the resistance gets involved with a collaborator. Visual details can refer to Western or Eastern culture: a poster of "Casablanca" vs. the mahjong symbols. The energetic camera movements and the subtle facial expression of the Asian actors make it mesmerizing.
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I mean, it's not the most accessible film, right? I think every country needs to reflect on its history and the future it wants to write, France in particular at the moment. I think the idea is really interesting the more I think about it and I would place it higher on my list if I made it today. This is a similar problem to the one I had with The White Ribbon, I wish they were able to tone it down just a bit so that their message could be heard by more. I guess this frustration was enough in these two cases to rank them lower for it (which might not be fair I guess).

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"Eastern Promises" is a very good movie too.

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They say we all lose 21 grams... who will be next?

75. 21 Grams (2003)



Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Country: USA

Points: 639,78

Year rank: #11 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 28

Votes: 12

Fans: Gillingham #3, Michel #5

Haters: bootsy #75/80, Midaso #94/101, Maschine_Man #121/131

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Two manky hookers and a racist dwarf. I think I'm heading home

74. In Bruges (2008)



Director: Martin McDonagh

Country: UK, USA

Points: 640,95

Year rank: #6 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #32.

Votes: 12

Fans: whuntva #5, Maschine_Man #6, Nassim #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): In Bruges is a hilarious black comedy, a study in absurdity covering guilt and betrayal. (BleuPanda)

The perfect dark comedy. Bruges is one of my favorite cities and I'm glad this film brought it (and it's alcoves) to my attention. (Machine_Man)



The world is strange in rendez-vous

73. Les triplettes de Belleville [The Triplets of Belleville]
(2003)



Director: Sylvain Chomet

Country: France, Belgium, Canada, UK, Latvia

Points: 641,36

Year rank: #14 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #12.

Votes: 7

Fans: Petri #10, Dolly Wilde #20, Greg #26

Haters: None

Comment(s): The Triplets of Belleville is an interesting experiment in non-dialogue-based storytelling, one of the more experimental animated films, though I can't find much more to latch onto. (BleuPanda),



Being tough won't make you smart.

72. Amores Perros [Love's a Bitch] (2000)



Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Country: Mexico

Points: 642,04

Year rank: #6 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 27

Votes: 13

Fans: Gillingham #4, Michel #16

Haters: None

Comment(s): One of many Tarantino-inspired films, Amores perros stands out due to the intensity of its subject matter. Though its story of dogfights is strong, it's the story of Valeria stuck inside her apartment that I have carried all these years. (BleuPanda),



We're coming to get you, Barbara!

71. Shaun of the Dead
(2004)



Director: Edgar Wright

Country: UK, France

Points: 643,42

Year rank: #7 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #16.

Votes: 13

Fans: Nassim #12, bootsy #16, Michel #22

Haters: None

Comment(s): A five star movie despite it having zombies. The comedic timing of Edgar Wright is impeccable. (whuntva)

As established in his series Spaced (which anyone who loves his movies needs to check out), Edgar Wright understands comedic directing like few others. His stylistic beats are stellar, and he always finds a human heart to center his story around. The failures of Shaun as a person can be a source of both comedy and tragedy, and his inability to grow up works well in this extreme scenario. Though a 'romance,' the truest relationship Shaun of the Dead explores is the one between Shaun and Ed. The question of how much you can give up to grow up is essential to this film; it just happens to be exemplified by zombies. (BleuPanda),

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A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands.

70. 臥虎藏龍 [Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon]
(2000)



Director: Ang Lee

Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China

Points: 644,56

Year rank: #10 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 85

Votes: 13

Fans: Dexter #4, BleuPanda #7

Haters: Dolly Wilde #69/71, bootsy #73/80, Michel #130/141

Comment(s): Probably controversial, but I consider Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon a better love story than Brokeback Mountain. This is genre clash done well. Hidden behind all the wire fu and fantastic lore, this is a tragic tale of love. Questioning gender roles all along the way, CTHD goes to great lengths to understand its four leads and what drives them. What is more important, their desire or their duty? (BleuPanda),



A guy can change anything. His face, his home, his family, his girlfriend, his religion,his God. But there's one thing he can't change. He can't change his passion...

69. El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] (2009)



Director: Juan José Campanella

Country: Argentina, Spain

Points: 644,91

Year rank: #9 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 56

Votes: 10

Fans: Miguel #13, antonius #20, Dexter #22, whuntva #22

Haters: BleuPanda #105/111

Comment(s): I'm mad at this film because it used some ideas I had and now I can't use them for fear of plagiarism. (whuntva)

I saw this when it was released and it never left much of an impact on me. (BleuPanda)


These men will stay here: Kietel, Jodl, Krebs and Burgdorf.

68. Der Untergang [Downfall]
(2004)



Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Country: Germany, Austria, Italy

Points: 646,55

Year rank: #5 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final 48

Votes: 9

Fans: antonius #5, Maschine_Man #24

Haters: Michel #138/141

Comment(s): Such a topic should leave a bigger impact. Like a few other films here, I feel the director approached the work as if its subject matter was enough to carry the whole thing. (BleuPanda),


That was pure wild animal craziness.

67. Fantastic Mr. Fox
(2009)



Director: Wes Anderson

Country: USA

Points: 646,70

Year rank: #5 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 13

Fans: BleuPanda #16, antonius #26, Maschine_Man #26, Nassim #26, Dolly Wilde #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Fantastic Mr. Fox is Wes Anderson at his most purely comedic best. The style is initially offputting, but it eventually adds this homespun feel. The screenplay is top notch and its cast of characters is colorful. (BleuPanda),



I have a love in my life. It makes me stronger than anything you can imagine.

66. Punch-Drunk Love
(2002)



Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Country: USA

Points: 647,90

Year rank: #12 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 70

Votes: 13

Fans: Midaso #7, Greg #25, JimmyJazz #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Paul Thomas Anderson takes Adam Sandler's usual role and asks what would happen if someone really acted that way. At the same time, he wraps this exploration in a story as absurd as they come. (BleuPanda),
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I noticed there were some missings in haters section. Added them.
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28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds. That is when the world will end.

65. Donnie Darko
(2001)



Director: Richard Kelly

Country: USA

Points: 651,70

Year rank: #4 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 11

Votes: 13

Fans: Gillingham #6 Midaso #9

Haters: Greg #109/111

Comment(s): A film I give the benefit of the doubt; it works in ways I can't imagine were intended by the director. Imagines high school as a state of purgatory, and hits the right stylistic points to be unforgettable. (BleuPanda),




Brokeback got us good, don't it?

64. Brokeback Mountain
(2005)



Director: Ang Lee

Country: USA, Canada

Points: 653,86

Year rank: #2 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final 30

Votes: 13

Fans: Gillingham #11, BleuPanda #18, Dexter #25

Haters: Dolly Wilde #71/71


Comment(s): As much as I hate the inevitability of mainstream gay romances ending in tragedy, Brokeback Mountain is still an incredibly moving film. Ang Lee understands human relations like few directors, and his leading actors give phenomenal performances. (BleuPanda)




Bye you skank! Don't forget to text me! Say hello to the whales for me!

63. Fish Tank
(2009)



Director: Andrea Arnold

Country: UK, Netherlands

Points: 654,20

Year rank: #13 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #65.

Votes: 6

Fans: bonnielaurel #5, Greg #19, Dolly Wilde #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Katie Jarvis was picked up from the street to play a girl from a dysfunctional family - the result of an unwanted teen pregnancy. Her mother (Kierston Wareing) is more interested in partying, booze and men than in raising her daughter. Perhaps her new lover (Michael Fassbender) can bring some stability. This independent social drama shows what it's like to grow up in today's England with unequal opportunities. The characters are locked up in their environment like fish in a fish tank. (bonnielaurel)

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That was the best vacation ever! I love our family.

62. The Incredibles (2004)



Director: Brad Bird

Country: USA

Points: 654,78

Year rank: #2 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final 69

Votes: 14

Fans: bootsy #15, Nassim #15, Maschine_Man #17, whuntva #30

Haters: Dolly Wilde #70/71

Comment(s): Brad Bird delivered the only good Fantastic Four film without actually making a Fantastic Four film. The Incredibles questions the morality of superheroes better than most established comic movies. The scene where Elastigirl has to explain to her children the actual dangers of supervillains is one of Pixar's most devastating moments. More than any other family film director, Brad Bird never underestimates how much children can handle. (BleuPanda),

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61. Le fils [The Son] (2002)



Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Country: Belgium, France

Points: 656,33

Year rank: #10 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 8

Fans: JimmyJazz #14

Haters: None

Comment(s): The Son creates unpredictability through mundanity. It knows exactly what moments will leave us in anticipation of horror, only to fall back on the likelier, more pleasant outcome. (BleuPanda),

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The idea is to leave here a little smarter.

60. Un prophète [A Prophet]
(2009)



Director: Jacques Audiard

Country: France, Italy

Points: 658,87

Year rank: #10 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 13

Votes: 9

Fans: Michel #3, antonius #11

Haters: None

Comment(s): Watching this right after Hunger, all while the latest season of Orange is the New Black had just come out, might have put this film in a bad position; prison dramas can get tiring fast. (BleuPanda),



Don't trust me. You don't know who I am!

59. The New World (2005)



Director: Terrence Malick

Country: USA, UK

Points: 659,47

Year rank: #9 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #14.

Votes: 8

Fans: JimmyJazz #10, Dolly Wilde #17

Haters: None

Comment(s):



This is so bad it's gone past good and back to bad again.

58. Ghost World (2001)



Director: Terry Zwigoff

Country: USA, UK, Germany

Points: 661,82

Year rank: #13 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 14

Votes: 13

Fans: Greg #4, BleuPanda #19, bonnielaurel #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): Ghost World takes a specific style of presentation and runs with it, creating a rather unique experience. There's no grand moments to this film, just a sarcastic teenager going through her life in the immediate aftermath of high school graduation. The driving force is the complexity of its characters. (BleuPanda)

Quirky, charming and everything John Waters would be proud of. (Maschine_Man)


57. 빈집 [3-Iron] (2004)



Director: Kim Ki-duk

Country: South Korea, Japan

Points: 662,62

Year rank: #9 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final 12

Votes: 6

Fans: Petri #18, Maschine_Man #20, Midaso #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): I was writing my other comments as I watched this. I didn't get as many down as I hoped because I was enjoying the film too much. (Machine_Man)



Shit just got real!

56. Hot Fuzz
(2007)



Director: Edgar Wright

Country: UK, France, USA

Points: 662,71

Year rank: #5 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #11.

Votes: 10

Fans: Maschine_Man #2, Nassim #8

Haters: Petri #147/147, Gillingham #129/137

Comment(s): While its lacks some of the serious moments that make Shaun of the Dead and The World's End shine, Hot Fuzz makes up for it by being the most relentlessly funny part of the trilogy. (BleuPanda), I think this is one of the funniest films ever made, every time I watch it, I find something new buried in its depths. (Maschine_Man)

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3-Iron was the stand out discovery from this poll, for me.

Hot Fuzz is incredible, I'm sure my ranking insinuates this, though.
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In the last group of five there were 3 movies that were last time in top 15 (and Donnie Darko (last time #11) was even lower). So the results differ a lot from last time.


You and I have unfinished business.

55. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)



Director: Quentin Tarantino

Country: USA

Points: 664,62

Year rank: #6 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final 73

Votes: 15

Fans: Petri #8, Miguel #11, Maschine_Man #14, bootsy #26, bonnielaurel #27

Haters: Nassim #65/69

Comment(s): If these two films were allowed to tie, It would be so (whuntva)

The story-heavy, lesser half of Kill Bill. Still a stellar flick, but I find the whole experience works better as one massive film. (BleuPanda)



A real loser is someone who's so afraid of not winning he doesn't even try.

54. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)



Director: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Country: USA

Points: 665,99

Year rank: #6 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final 22

Votes: 15

Fans: Dolly Wilde #4, Nassim #13, bonnielaurel #26

Haters: JimmyJazz #126/127

Comment(s): A very charming cast of characters, with a hilarious screenplay. The first R-rated film I was allowed to see in theaters. (BleuPanda)



I gave God a chance to kill me. He didn't do it, so he's pleased with me.

53. Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte [The White Ribbon] (2009)



Director: Michael Haneke

Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy

Points: 667,27

Year rank: #4 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 58

Votes: 10

Fans: Gillingham #8, Greg #24, antonius #27

Haters: Miguel #70/70, Maschine_Man #125/131

Comment(s): Didn't click with me as much as Cache or Amour (few films do), though I'm not sure why. Still, Haneke's exploration of evil in this small village is engrossing, and the cinematography is phenomenal. (BleuPanda)

I don't know if I'm ever going to be a Haneke fan. I did like this more than Cache, but something stopped me from really enjoying it much. (Machine_Man)



I'm not a nice person.

52. Little Children (2006)



Director: Todd Field

Country: USA

Points: 667,76

Year rank: #15 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #63.

Votes: 8

Fans: bonnielaurel #9, Dolly Wilde #11, Maschine_Man #23, Midaso #25

Haters: None

Comment(s):



'Cause we were like, "woaaaah.", and I was like, "woaaaah." and you were like, "woaaahh..."

51. Finding Nemo (2003)



Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Country: USA

Points: 671,21

Year rank: #8 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #25.

Votes: 14

Fans: Dexter #7, Maschine_Man #8, Nassim #19, whuntva #23

Haters: antonius #99/104, Petri #138/147

Comment(s): To me, this is the first Pixar film to really solidify the company as the unstoppable force they would become up through 2010. Toy Story started it, but Finding Nemo proved how imaginative the company could be beyond their initial creation. Finding Nemo combines comedy seamlessly with important questions; how much worth do we put on people like Dory? What does it mean to be part of a family? Dory is one of the company's greatest creations, lending herself as much to their comedic stylings as to their ruminations on how we learn to accept those who are different. (BleuPanda),

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There will be two #1 of their years in the next group of five (and we might have some #15s still in the game too...)

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My complete top 5 has gone already, but only one from my bottom 10.

Nice surprise is Fermat's Room, or the better sounding Spanish title La Habitacion de Fermat. If you're into logic puzzles and claustrophobic environments you might like it.

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bonnielaurel wrote:My complete top 5 has gone already, but only one from my bottom 10.

I haven't released #150-#101 yet so it's possible that your bottom movies can be found there.



"Looks like the shoe's on the other foot." Yeah, I was just thinking that.

50. Inglourious Basterds (2009)



Director: Quentin Tarantino

Country: USA, Germany

Points: 672,05

Year rank: #1 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 77

Votes: 15

Fans: whuntva #6, Miguel #16, bootsy #18, Maschine_Man #27

Haters: bonnielaurel #121/131

Comment(s): Pretentious and much longer than it needed to be, Inglourious Basterds is pure Tarantino. The cast is phenomenal and the film has an excellent script, but it could have used some trimming. (BleuPanda),



No. No, fuck you, Montgomery Brogan. You had it all, and you threw it away, you *dumb* *fuck*!

49. 25th Hour (2002)



Director: Spike Lee

Country: USA

Points: 674,68

Year rank: #5 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 44

Votes: 11

Fans: bootsy #3, Greg #15, whuntva #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): This is what I'm talking about Spike. (Machine_Man)



I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony, but chaos, hostility, and murder.

48. Grizzly Man (2005)



Director: Werner Herzog

Country: USA

Points: 677,65

Year rank: #1 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final 61

Votes: 11

Fans: Greg #9, Gillingham #21, whuntva #24, antonius #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Grizzly Man has always rubbed me the wrong way. Even being a generally stunning film, the way it treats Timothy Treadwell comes across as unfair. The film shows him to be a man who knew what he was doing, yet Herzog spends so much of his time focused on death, morphing one unfortunate mistake after years of experience into an inevitability. If people didn't discuss this film as if Timothy was some random idiot who got in over his head, I feel I would appreciate it more. Grizzly Man doesn't do enough to show how impressive Treadwell's life was. (BleuPanda)

Herzog's accent made it feel like a mockumentary at certain points, not to mention it felt quite exploitative (the coroner, ugh). That being said I did enjoy pretty much everything else about it. (Machine_Man)



"
In this family, we do not solve our problems by hitting people!
""No, in this family, we shoot them!
"
47. A History of Violence (2005)



Director: David Cronenberg

Country: USA, Germany, Canada

Points: 679,21

Year rank: #3 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final 33

Votes: 13

Fans: Miguel #14, JimmyJazz #15, BleuPanda #29, Dexter #29

Haters: None

Comment(s): I consider this a companion piece to David Lynch's Blue Velvet, a devestating portrayal of secret lives in small town America. It is Cronenberg at his most human, making the infrequent moments of violence all the more visceral. Though I can imagine some viewing the ending as cheap, the lack of a real answer is itself the answer it needed to provide. (BleuPanda)

A film with perfect tension. (Machine_Man)



Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

46. 올드보이 [Oldboy] (2003)



Director: Chan-wook Park

Country: South Korea

Points: 679,42

Year rank: #4 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #13.

Votes: 12

Fans: bootsy #4, whuntva #8

Haters: Greg #106/111
Comment(s): A torture film, but one that does a perfect job questioning the humanity of its characters. It is as stylish as it is painful to watch. (BleuPanda),

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After two #1s of their years in the last group now we have #15 of its year in this group + one top 20 movie of poll held in 2010.


I didn't asked you what you liked in the class, I want to know what did you learned from it.

45. Entre les murs [The Class] (2008)



Director: Laurent Cantet

Country: France

Points: 679,91

Year rank: #13 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final 32

Votes: 5

Fans: antonius #12, bonnielaurel #14

Haters: None
Comment(s):


The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.

44. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)



Director: Peter Jackson

Country: New Zealand, USA

Points: 680,77

Year rank: #2 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 37

Votes: 14

Fans: Greg #5, whuntva #13, Dexter #15, BleuPanda #22, bootsy #30

Haters: bonnielaurel #130/131, Gillingham #131/137

Comment(s): I like this better than most do. The fight direction is the best in the series. (whuntva)

Ranks the lowest of the three perhaps because I think about it the least (really, I find it easier to interpret The Lord of the Rings as one ten hour film than three smaller ones). (BleuPanda),



This is crazy. I finally meet my childhood hero and he's trying to kill us. What a joke.

43. Up (2009)



Director: Pete Docter & Bob Peterson

Country: USA

Points: 683,14

Year rank: #2 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 64

Votes: 16

Fans: whuntva #9, bootsy #14, Maschine_Man #29, BleuPanda #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Up starts with what could be a perfect short film, giving a full view of the life of its protagonist. Though the film reaches places of fantasy, Carl never loses his human drive. (BleuPanda),



42. Gomorra [Gomorrah] (2008)



Director: Matteo Garrone

Country: Italy

Points: 684,46

Year rank: #15 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final 65

Votes: 6

Fans: Gillingham #10, antonius #15, Greg #21, Michel #29

Haters: Petri #144/147

Comment(s):


I'm twelve. But I've been twelve for a long time.

41. Låt den rätte komma in [Let the Right One In] (2008)



Director: Tomas Alfredson

Country: 0

Points: 686,93

Year rank: #7 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final 19

Votes: 12

Fans: Nassim #1, Petri #24, antonius #25, JimmyJazz #27

Haters: Maschine_Man #120/131

Comment(s): The only modern vampire romance that matters. It succeeds in its darkness; whether Eli truly cares for Oskar or is simply using him is hard to tell. (BleuPanda),

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Comments are more than welcome. Guessing is also allowed (or do you think there should be an own thread for that).
The correlation between the results of last round is 0,6980 (only movies that were both times in the final was taken into account).

We have three very different Asian movies in this group of five.


You gotta promise hardest, huh? Right? Absolutely no going outside. Can you do that? Bet you can-can.

40. 誰も知らない [Nobody Knows] (2004)



Director: Hirokazu Koreeda

Country: Japan

Points: 687,85

Year rank: #12 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #21.

Votes: 8

Fans: Dolly Wilde #6, Petri #19, Dexter #24, Michel #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): A brutal look at the dark side of coming of age stories. This is instead a tale of abandonment and desperation. Akira wants to take the lead, to predictably tragic results; yet the story remains at his level, giving a glimpse of the hope he appears to carry. This makes it all the more terrible to watch him fail. (BleuPanda)


My diving bell has dragged you down to the bottom of the sea, with me.

39. Le scaphandre et le papillon [The Diving Bell and the Butterfly] (2007)



Director: Julian Schnabel

Country: France, USA

Points: 688,15

Year rank: #7 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final 45

Votes: 9

Fans: Midaso #6, antonius #16, Dexter #21

Haters: None

Comment(s): I truly adored the cinematography throughout this film, and it's a rare film about disability that focuses more on its character's successes than his struggles. We aren't here to watch his suffering, but to witness him succeed at a seemingly impossible goal. Keeping the camera framed as if it is his eye through much of the film lets us in on his goals, allowing us to share a sense of his determination. It's rare to find a similar work that doesn't instead focus on the character's sense of being a burden. (BleuPanda),



I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.

38. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)



Director: Peter Jackson

Country: New Zealand, USA

Points: 689,49

Year rank: #5 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 60

Votes: 14

Fans: Dexter #3, Greg #6, whuntva #14, BleuPanda #20

Haters: bonnielaurel #131/131 , Gillingham #136/137

Comment(s): Probably the most flawed of the trilogy. Has the best battles and some of the best quotes, but also some of the silliest shots in the trilogy. Best Picture? Maybe. But the other two deserved it more. (whuntva)

Ranks the highest of the trilogy due to its success at reaching the payoff. The ending drags, but everything up until then is phenomenal. (BleuPanda),



Is the sword the only answer?

37. 英雄 [Hero] (2002)



Director: Yimou Zhang

Country: China, Hong Kong

Points: 693,37

Year rank: #9 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #20.

Votes: 9

Fans: Maschine_Man #4, Gillingham #15, Dexter #19

Haters: Petri #140/147

Comment(s): Though not as meaningful as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero is a finely crafted action film. It's a shame this genre didn't maintain its popularity, as it was nice seeing some foreign films enter the mainstream in America. (BleuPanda)

Along with Spirited Away this would have been the first Asian cinematic experience. You could trace my love of colour motifs in cinema here. (Maschine_Man)



Lust awakens the desire to possess. And that awakens the intent to murder.

36. 봄여름가을겨울그리고봄 [Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring] (2003)



Director: Kim Ki-duk

Country: South Korea, Germany

Points: 695,57

Year rank: #6 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 21

Votes: 10

Fans: Petri #2, Dolly Wilde #9, bonnielaurel #30

Haters: None

Comment(s):

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In this group we have a movie with six fans and four haters.


Why so serious?

35. The Dark Knight (2008)



Director: Christopher Nolan

Country: USA, UK

Points: 696,56

Year rank: #2 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final 68

Votes: 14

Fans: Nassim #5, bootsy #7, Dexter #14, BleuPanda #23 , whuntva #26 Maschine_Man #28

Haters: antonius #103/104, bonnielaurel #128/131, Michel #135/141, JimmyJazz #119/127

Comment(s): Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker is phenomenal. Nolan reaches the height of his blockbuster era, after mastering his style with Batman Begins and The Prestige but before becoming consumed with overly complex narratives. (BleuPanda)

I worry that if I watch this film again, I will no longer enjoy it. Some of the shine has faded. (Machine_Man)



Only fuckers work.

34. L' enfant [The Child] (2005)



Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

Country: Belgium, France

Points: 699,23

Year rank: #10 of 2005

Rank in 2010 final 59

Votes: 7

Fans: Petri #11, Greg #20, JimmyJazz #21, bonnielaurel #22

Haters: None
Comment(s):



I am not the Zodiac. And if I were, I certainly wouldn't tell you.

33. Zodiac (2007)



Director: David Fincher

Country: USA

Points: 702,48

Year rank: #3 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final 46

Votes: 13

Fans: JimmyJazz #8, Michel #15, Midaso #16, Miguel #19, Petri #22

Haters: None

Comment(s): Fincher is at his best when exploring characters who go too far. Zodiac takes a gripping hook and manages to shift our attention, starting with a serial killer and instead exposing the desperation of the investigators as the truth fails to be found. (BleuPanda)



Not much has happened since I last wrote except for my manslaughter charges, lotto win, and Ivy's death.

32. Mary and Max (2009)



Director: Adam Elliot

Country: Australia

Points: 704,19

Year rank: #3 of 2009

Rank in 2010 final 47

Votes: 11

Fans: Petri #12, Michel #12, Dolly Wilde #13, Nassim #21

Haters: None

Comment(s): Sometimes touching, sometimes discomforting. I think this is one of those times where I need to point out that I have an overall positive opinion on nearly every film here, and Mary and Max is simply a film that doesn't do as much as those above it. It isn't flawed as much the others are stronger. (BleuPanda),



Sir. Sir. A pity you're not here with me. You would understand everything. Look. The sea is all around. And we are destined to sail forever, to live forever.

31. Русский ковчег [Russian Ark] (2002)



Director: Aleksandr Sokurov

Country: Russia, Germany, Japan, Canada, Finland, Denmark

Points: 705,63

Year rank: #12 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #51.

Votes: 9

Fans: JimmyJazz #9, antonius #9, Maschine_Man #10

Haters: None

Comment(s): This is a film that's more like an experience; an entire feature consisting of a single take. Even if the narrative fails to grip you, it will still hook you with a question of how it was made. It doesn't settle for a manageable cast, instead featuring hundreds of background characters as we explore an extended history of Russia. (BleuPanda),

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30. 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile [4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days] (2007)



Director: Cristian Mungiu

Country: Romania, Belgium

Points: 711,93

Year rank: #6 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final 50

Votes: 9

Fans: Dexter #9, antonius #10, JimmyJazz #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): One of the best methods to portray a nation's suffering is to take an intimate snapshot like this one, exploring a single day in great detail. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days makes grand statements about life in Romania during the 1980s without stepping outside the experiences of its protagonists. (BleuPanda),



29. สัตว์ประหลาด [Tropical Malady] (2004)



Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy

Points: 720,35

Year rank: #15 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #17.

Votes: 5

Fans: JimmyJazz #4, BleuPanda #10, Greg #14, whuntva #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): I was introduced to this film through the poll, and was fascinated throughout. It has been called a "gay film". While this assessment is not untrue, it takes out a much larger piece of the movie in its themes of spirituality and human relations. The final hunt with the tiger is breathtaking as well. (whuntva)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's best feature, Tropical Malady takes two disparate narratives and finds common threads. What begins as a gay romance turns into the tale of a hunter and a mystical beast. The innocence in the first half turns to violence in the second, but how they connect is what drives the experience. Perhaps the second half is their inner lust, or maybe a bubbling hatred as the two lovers are separated. Whatever the meaning, Tropical Malady is both a beautiful romance and a transcendent fantasy. (BleuPanda),



You're all man to me! All man...

28. Far from Heaven (2002)



Director: Todd Haynes

Country: USA, France

Points: 721,06

Year rank: #3 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 57

Votes: 12

Fans: BleuPanda #6, Maschine_Man #11, Miguel #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Far From Heaven is Douglas Sirk played straight. Todd Haynes borrows this director's surface style but, instead of lampooning the mainstream moral issues of the 50s, instead targets something far more serious, a subject someone like Sirk wouldn't have been allowed to cover in the time where it would have been most relevant. The contrast between Cathy's relationship with a black man and her husband's affair with a gay man casts the 50s in a light few bother to imagine. (BleuPanda)

This didn't really stand out until a recent second viewing. Todd has a real knack for brining out the best in his leading ladies. (Maschine_Man)



Don't that picture look dusty?

27. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)



Director: Andrew Dominik

Country: USA, Canada, UK

Points: 725,07

Year rank: #4 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #14.

Votes: 11

Fans: Greg #8, JimmyJazz #17, Midaso #17, antonius #23, Petri #28

Haters: bonnielaurel #119/131

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It came to me, my own, my love... my... preciousssss.

26. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)



Director: Peter Jackson

Country: New Zealand, USA

Points: 726,50

Year rank: #5 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 39

Votes: 14

Fans: Greg #3, Dexter #10, whuntva #12, Nassim #20, BleuPanda #21, Dolly Wilde #27

Haters: bonnielaurel #129/131, Petri #137/147

Comment(s): Haven't seem them since they came out,ranked consecutively because I think of them as one film (Midaso)
Objectively the best of the three. Is the one with a definite beginning, middle, and end, and has the best character development. Watching with a live orchestra was awesome. (whuntva)

It's hard for me to talk about this trilogy as individual parts. This is where the story begins, showing us Jackson's dedication to bring the classic series to life. The visual design in this series is outstanding. (BleuPanda),
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So happy to see Tropical Malady place so high after barely making the final!
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BleuPanda wrote:So happy to see Tropical Malady place so high after barely making the final!

Yeah it was the highest #15 of its year beating two #1s of their years and many super finalists for example.
I still haven't seen it (the other ones are Fermat's Room and Best of Youth). I actually have had two chances to see it on big screen but missed the both screenings. In 2010 they showed it in Film Archive in Helsinki and in 2011 mr Weerasethakul (aka Joe) were in Midnight Film Festival in Lapland (and I was too) and they screened all his most famous movies. We wathced (with my girlfriend) only Syndromes and a Century of his movies (I had seen Uncle Boomie earlier). So unfortunately there was some even more interesting screening at the same time than Tropical Malady. But I guess Tropical Malady is still the easiest to have a chance to get to see of those three movies I haven't seen in the final.

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Some comments on the ones I'm the biggest fan of (I'm not a hater of any of the films, nice job with that forumers):

Almost Famous: Forever grateful for introducing me to my (now) favorite Elton John song and the film is well-written, no doubt aided by the director's experience as a young journalist for the Rolling Stone.

LOTR trilogy. I rated the Return of the King as my best LOTR film primarily for its epic fight scenes but also for the most heart-wrenching sequence in the trilogy as we saw in a flashback how the ring consumed poor Gollum and in all probability would consume Frodo in the present had it not been for the ultimate buddy, Sam. Aside from some problems with pacing, I don't see much flaw over its 200 min. running time even the last ten minutes or so when Sam was back home was a fitting ending. I would even recommend the extended edition (+60 mins. of additional footage) for the trilogy over the regular one. The Fellowship of the Ring, though with far less action scenes (as is common in part 1s of would be trilogies) did an excellent job of introducing us to Middle-Earth. The Two Towers tied the two together seamlessly with the Helm's Deep battle being the epic highlight.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero: Very surprised by the ranking of CTHD and that Hero surpassed it. Both are very fine martial arts film in terms of the fight scenes, romance and mesmerizing cinematography but CTHD did it better. The only advantage Hero has over it is its more audience-friendly running time.

The Secret in Their Eyes: Unnecessarily remade with Julia Roberts as the lead, this crime-mystery film is well-written with many twists and turns and thoroughly suspenseful, the soccer stadium scene is especially memorable.

4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days: Definitely an uncomfortable viewing helped by the documentary-like feel and a story involving abortion (illegal) under a bleak Eastern Europe Communist-era setting. It is however brilliantly acted and is an intense and gripping drama of the human spirit.

Nobody Knows: A heartbreaking and tragic tale (based on a true story) of survival of children left on their own. If you're willing to spend some time (2h +) you will rewarded by an engrossing and haunting drama of neglect.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: If you think about it, a story of man paralyzed except for eye movements writing his memoir using said body part seems unfilmable much less a film masterpiece, but here it is. A superb character study, it is moving, hopeful and makes you appreciate life and live for the moment.

Finding Nemo: If you talk about Pixar, I'm sure most people would think about this after Toy Story. Everybody loves it and more (#3 movie of 2003 according to Metacritic and the highest grossing animated film at that time) and why not, it has a touching, warm and funny script and one of the best voice casting in history.

Brokeback Mountain: The late Heath Ledger's best performance (sorry Dark Knight) and definitely miles better than Crash (shame on you Oscars). As with most Ang Lee films, it's beautifully shot and the emotions and conflicts surrounding their socially unacceptable love affair are brilliantly captured.

The Dark Knight: Praise this film for what it is and not for its effect on today's glut of mostly way inferior superhero films. It found a near-perfect balance of a commercial movie, with all the set pieces, gadgetry and special effects, and a thinking piece: the dark themes, subject matter, and moral dilemmas. Overrated or not, I immensely enjoyed it.

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Here we have two movies that were last time in top 10. And second movie to show up that all 16 voters who participated voted (Up was the first one).


Do you ever have flashbacks from Lebanon?

25. ואלס עם באשיר [Waltz With Bashir] (2008)



Director: Ari Folman

Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia

Points: 735,77

Year rank: #3 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final 20

Votes: 13

Fans: Michel #2, Dolly Wilde, #10, BleuPanda #12, Gillingham #12, whuntva #27

Haters: Miguel #67/70

Comment(s): An animated documentary, Waltz With Bashir questions the rules of the medium itself. Its animated veil creates an uneasy sense of protection, as if we are being shielded from the reality Ari Folman would also like to pretend isn't there. It also goes into great detail to explore how we develop our memories, letting us better understand how someone can commit atrocities. (BleuPanda),



Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?

24. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)



Director: Wes Anderson

Country: USA

Points: 744,09

Year rank: #7 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 54

Votes: 13

Fans: Maschine_Man #5, JimmyJazz #12, Greg #13, BleuPanda #17, Nassim #24

Haters: bootsy #78/80

Comment(s): One of those rare films that can balance a dozen well-defined characters. The Royal Tenenbaums is as heartfelt as it is hilarious, and it features one of the finest licensed soundtracks in cinema. (BleuPanda)

It's amazing how fast Wes was about to develop a style that was both refferential but completly unique, so early on in his career. (Maschine_Man)



That woman deserves her revenge and we deserve to die.

23. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)



Director: Quentin Tarantino

Country: USA

Points: 750,11

Year rank: #2 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 51

Votes: 16

Fans: Dolly Wilde #5, Petri #7, Miguel #10, bonnielaurel #16, bootsy #17, Maschine_Man #18

Haters: antonius #104/104

Comment(s): The better half of Kill Bill, containing some of the best pure action sequences from the 2000s. (BleuPanda),



As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices.

22. Children of Men (2006)



Director: Alfonso Cuarón

Country: USA, UK

Points: 751,76

Year rank: #4 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final 6

Votes: 14

Fans: Nassim #2, Maschine_Man #12, Dexter #17, Miguel #22, Gillingham #23, BleuPanda #25

Haters: None

Comment(s): Children of Men is one of the finest meeting points between high stakes genre fiction and philosophical drama. Carrying some of the best cinematography of the era, Children of Men never loses its humanist heart as its characters are driven between horrors. (BleuPanda)

A film that didn't immediatly hit me, but has grown over the years and repeated viwings. (Maschine_Man)



Harold, I'm gonna be on Television.

21. Requiem for a Dream (2000)



Director: Darren Aronofsky

Country: USA

Points: 756,68

Year rank: #4 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 10

Votes: 12

Fans: Petri #5, Midaso #8, Gillingham #14, Dolly Wilde #21, Maschine_Man #22, BleuPanda #28

Haters: whuntva #82/84, Greg #103/111

Comment(s): I have no idea what my opinion on this film should be. I was too disgusted by its violent portrayals and overt message to fully like it, but the acting and score, as well as the director kept me from fully hating it. (whuntva)
Obnoxious as its premise is, Requiem for a Dream proves itself unforgettable, not through shocking imagery, but due to its phenomenal approach to cinematic design. The editing here is to die for. (BleuPanda),

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Deep emotion pierces everyone. They have escaped the weight of darkness

20. Werckmeister harmóniák [Werckmeister Harmonies] (2000)



Director: Béla Tarr

Country: Hungary, Italy, Germany, France

Points: 778,51

Year rank: #9 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final Not in the final. Year rank #15.

Votes: 9

Fans: Greg #1, Petri #6, JimmyJazz #11, Gillingham #18, whuntva #28

Haters: None

Comment(s): Heavy on the symbolism and the long takes, in true Bela Tarr fashion. Probably my favorite film of his because of the way the story was told. (whuntva)

Bela Tarr's films are existentialist endurance runs. His cinematography is always top notch and the way he frames his stories is compelling, but the style tends to push my limits. (BleuPanda),



Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past.

19. Before Sunset (2004)



Director: Richard Linklater

Country: USA

Points: 791,77

Year rank: #4 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final 26

Votes: 13

Fans: JimmyJazz #6 Dexter #8, Dolly Wilde #12, Midaso #12, Gillingham #16

Haters: None

Comment(s): The strongest segment of the Before trilogy, Before Sunset explores love in its most simple, beautiful form. (BleuPanda),



Then, it's time to be generous

18. La Meglio Gioventú [The Best of Youth] (2003)



Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Country: Italy

Points: 794,21

Year rank: #7 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 16

Votes: 8

Fans: antonius #3, Midaso #3, Greg #10, Dexter #23, JimmyJazz #26

Haters: None
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I just feel so alone, even when I'm surrounded by other people.

17. Lost in Translation (2003)



Director: Sofia Coppola

Country: USA, Japan

Points: 794,56

Year rank: #3 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 24

Votes: 16

Fans: Dolly Wilde #1, Midaso #4, Michel #8, Petri #17, antonius #29 Dexter #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): I feel I need to revisit this film. As much as I appreciated its style and acting, it lacks a feature to really earn its acclaim. (BleuPanda),



We all lie to ourselves to be happy.

16. Memento (2000)



Director: Christopher Nolan

Country: USA

Points: 794,88

Year rank: #1 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final 8

Votes: 16

Fans: bootsy #1, Miguel #4, Nassim #9, BleuPanda #14, Dolly Wilde #22, Dexter #28, Gillingham #29

Haters: Greg #107/111, bonnielaurel #123/131

Comment(s): Though perhaps gimicky, Memento still stands as a gripping experience and an epic introduction to one of the decade's best mainstream directors. It's that kind of singular style that can never be repeated in the same form. (BleuPanda),

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You know what Lenin said about Beethoven's Appassionata, 'If I keep listening to it, I won't finish the revolution.' Can anyone who has heard this music, I mean truly heard it, really be a bad person?

15. Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives of Others] (2006)



Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Country: Germany

Points: 806,42

Year rank: #1 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final 7

Votes: 13

Fans: Michel #6, antonius #14, Petri #16, Nassim #16, Dexter #20, whuntva #20, Gillingham #27, Miguel #27

Haters: None

Comment(s): A powerful look at life in East Germany near the end of the communist era. Its commentary on those who watch has as much meaning today. (BleuPanda),



I think the world would be better without Dogville.

14. Dogville (2003)



Director: Lars von Trier

Country: Denmark, Sweden, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Italy

Points: 807,53

Year rank: #1 of 2003

Rank in 2010 final 29

Votes: 10

Fans: antonius #7, bonnielaurel #8, Dolly Wilde #18, Michel #20, Gillingham #20, JimmyJazz #25, Petri #26, BleuPanda #27

Haters: None

Comment(s): Lars von Trier goes full-on Bertolt Brecht with Dogville. Though one could criticize the film for its unrelenting nihilism, the fact von Trier chooses a style which reflects his story's fictionality should cause you to question what he really intends. Does he seek to convince us of the fickleness of human kindness, or is he instead calling our attention to the construction of such a world view? Perhaps there's a little bit of both. (BleuPanda),



Love is the saddest thing when it goes away, as a song by Jobim goes.

13. Hable con ella [Talk to Her] (2002)



Director: Pedro Almodovar

Country: Spain

Points: 812,58

Year rank: #4 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final 18

Votes: 9

Fans: Petri #3, Dexter #6, bonnielaurel #10, JimmyJazz #13, Dolly Wilde #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): A rather disturbing take on human relations, but Almodovar treats his characters with the highest level of sympathy. (BleuPanda),



Hello. I am Princess Moanna, and I am not afraid of you.

12. El laberinto del fauno [Pan's Labyrinth] (2006)



Director: Guillermo del Toro

Country: Spain, Mexico, USA

Points: 823,28

Year rank: #2 of 2006

Rank in 2010 final 23

Votes: 13

Fans: Maschine_Man #1, Dexter #1, BleuPanda #5, JimmyJazz #20, whuntva #21, bootsy #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): Simply one of the most beautiful films ever conceived; it's a grim fairy tale that is as much Spirited Away as it is Come and See. The way the fantasy becomes corrupted by the increasingly dire state of reality is mesmerizing, with the faun's change from friendly creature to manipulative tempter truly impressive. It leaves it up to the audience to decide how much of Ofelia's journey takes place; is there hope in this world, or was this merely the only mental escape this young girl could muster? (BleuPanda)

Everything I could ever want in a fim, del Toro has a wonderful talent for world building. It feels like the film equivelent of Guernica, if that makes any sense. (Maschine_Man)



At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts.

11. Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain [Amélie] (2001)



Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Country: France, Germany

Points: 825,46

Year rank: #2 of 2001

Rank in 2010 final 9

Votes: 15

Fans: Gillingham #5, Maschine_Man #9, Petri #14, Dolly Wilde #14, whuntva #16, Miguel #17, Michel #18

Haters: None

Comment(s): I've never viewed it as more than just an excellent romantic comedy. I need to return to it to see why some people consider it an all-time great. (BleuPanda),

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Postby Petri » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:25 am

I am adding #150-#101 right now. So don't forget to check the first posts of this thread.

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Russell Crowe isn't very popular on this forum.

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Postby Nassim » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:24 pm

Really love reading all your comments, mine were never so elaborate, would have been things like :

Up in the Air : there's a point when, no matter how good your actors or witty the script, too much product placement is a major annoyance and prevents from enjoying the movie.

The Two Towers : got both the best hour of the trilogy (the Helm Deep fight) and the worst (all that sappy love story between Arwen and Aragorn, dragging around exposition from all other corners of the realm)

The fountain : I found this movie visually terrible... original, sure, thought after, probably, but still pretty ugly looking.

Adventureland : one of my very favorite movies, despite not being a big Kirsten Stewart fan, it's beautifully, earnestly and efficiently shot. I guess you could put in the same category as my also very loved Short Term 12, as they both depict a relatively simple story in a very relatable and simple way. Bonus points for a killer soundtrack : Bastards of Young, Here She Comes Now, Modern Love, I'm in Love With a Girl, Tops, Let The Music Play, Satellite of Love, Just Like Heaven, Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely and most importantly pecfect uses of Unsastisfied and Pale Blues Eyes.

Monsters Inc : I love pretty much every Pixar movie, safe for Cars, and for me Monsters Inc was, until Toy Story 3 came out, the one with both the most heart and the most laughs.

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Postby Petri » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:39 pm

bonnielaurel wrote:Russell Crowe isn't very popular on this forum.

Yeah Academy liked his movies more. Almost every film in bottom 50 is a (mainstream) American movie with lot of votes (in the bottom half of the individual lists).

Let's move to top 10. First we have a Hongkongese, Danish and Brazilian movie with lot of votes in the top half of the individual lists. :)


Feelings can creep up just like that. I thought I was in control.

10. 花樣年華 [In the Mood for Love] (2000)



Director: Wong Kar-wai

Country: Hong Kong, China

Points: 856,37

Year rank: #3 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: 31

Votes: 13

Fans: antonius #1, Michel #1, JimmyJazz #5, bonnielaurel #11, BleuPanda #15

Haters: None

Comment(s): An understated exploration of love, and one I desperately need to watch again. (BleuPanda),



In a musical, nothing dreadful ever happens.
9. Dancer in the Dark (2000)



Director: Lars von Trier

Country: Denmark, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, USA, UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway

Points: 873,97

Year rank: #2 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: 15

Votes: 13

Fans: Dolly Wilde #3, Petri #4, bonnielaurel #6, Midaso #15, Greg #18, Maschine_Man #19, Michel #24

Haters: whuntva #80/84

Comment(s): Björk was made ugly to play Selma, a poor Czech immigrant who lives in an escapist dreamworld but is confronted with cruel reality. Von Trier's unembellished realism evokes a dark, depressing mood. Although it contains references to classic musicals the music is a departure from tradition. The song "Cvalda" grows out of the noises in the factory where Selma works. (bonnielaurel)

Excessively dark, yes, but von Trier finds beauty within tragedies. The combination of stylized musical sequences and von Trier's documentary-like approach to narrative creates an unforgettable experience. (BleuPanda),



You need more than guts to be a good gangster. You need ideas.

8. Cidade de Deus [City of God] (2002)



Director: Fernando Meirelles

Country: Brazil, France

Points: 885,29

Year rank: #1 of 2002

Rank in 2010 final: 4

Votes: 13

Fans: Midaso #5, antonius #6, bootsy #8, Michel #11, BleuPanda #13, Petri #15, Gillingham #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): An exceedingly grim crime film, all the more painful considering its truth. It paints a picture of hopelessness and inevitability, offering its protagonist as our only escape. (BleuPanda),

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Postby Bruno » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:17 pm

8. Cidade de Deus [City of God] (2002)

Wow, great result!

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Postby Petri » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:23 pm

Bruno wrote:8. Cidade de Deus [City of God] (2002)

Wow, great result!

Indeed. Actually last time it was #4 but #8 is still very good.

In this trio we have the second highest animation movie and two longest movies in top 10.
I will release top 4 later today (hopefully after some comments).


Why are we afraid of the first time? Every day in life is a first time. Every morning is new. We never live the same day twice. We're never afraid of getting up every morning. Why?

7. 一一 [Yi Yi: A One and a Two]
(2000)



Director: Edward Yang

Country: Taiwan, Japan

Points: 900,75

Year rank: #5 of 2000

Rank in 2010 final: 34

Votes: 10

Fans: JimmyJazz #1, Greg #2, Dexter #5, BleuPanda #8, antonius #18, Michel #19

Haters: None

Comment(s): Edward Yang's biggest films are long but powerful. This tale of an extended family carries many plot lines, all of which have their own self-contained beauty. Yet they never become tiring; there's something honest in Yang's work. Instead of going for grand statements, he finds simple yet unique ideas that really resonate, such as a child taking pictures of the back of people's heads; why is this the center of his focus? (BleuPanda)

I watched about an hour of this film, and didn't really pay attention, I had to go back and rewatch it and it blew me away with how much care was put into each carachter. (Maschine_Man)



WALL-E.
6. WALL•E (2008)



Director: Andrew Stanton

Country: USA

Points: 903,96

Year rank: #1 of 2008

Rank in 2010 final: 17

Votes: 16

Fans: whuntva #1, Greg #7, bootsy #9, BleuPanda #9, Michel #10, Dexter #12, Miguel #12, antonius #24

Haters: Midaso #93/101

Comment(s): Pixar's best film, the first half carries an absolutely stellar presentation. Though it slows during its second half, the relationship between WALL-E and EVE is beautifully understated. (BleuPanda),



I'm finished.
5. There Will Be Blood (2007)



Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Country: USA

Points: 929,85

Year rank: #2 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final: 5

Votes: 14

Fans: BleuPanda #3, antonius #4, bootsy #5, JimmyJazz #7, Petri #9, Maschine_Man #15, Dexter #16, whuntva #29, Gillingham #30

Haters: Miguel #64/70

Comment(s): Paul Thomas Anderson reaches the height of his career with a brutal look at greed. Daniel Plainview is a terrifying lead, and Daniel Day-Lewis gives an all-time great performance. Anderson repeatedly makes us question how far someone can go, and every time we come across the answer, he pushes it a little further. (BleuPanda),

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:09 pm

It appears my top 4 all made the top 5, so I can't say I disagree with these final placements.

The top ranked film I haven't yet watched is The Best of Youth; I really need to find a nice weekend to get around to it.

Top 10 I haven't seen:
17. The Best of Youth
27. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
34. L'enfant
36. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
42. Gomorrah
45. The Class
49. 25th Hour
52. Little Children
57. 3-Iron
59. The New World

Highest rated film as a hater:
69. The Secret in Their Eyes

Of course 'hater' is a strong term for me (I'd say Gran Torino is the only film here I feel more negative than positive about). I wish I could go into detail on why I'm at a disagreement with people, but The Secret In Their Eyes simply didn't click. It took too long to get where it was going, and where it was going wasn't as satisfying as it should have been.

I guess a general trend among my lower ranked films here is that they take an easy path. A lot of directors seem to take obviously controversial topics and then don't do much with them. Sure, with many of these films we get interesting stories and generally good acting, but most of the other films go so much further. Essentially, films like A Beautiful Mind, Revolutionary Road, and The Secret in Their Eyes don't use all the tools available to them, and they do so without any clear purpose - compare this to the films that placed in the top 10. WALL-E doesn't use much dialogue in its first half, but the lack of spoken dialogue is a feature that highlights visual communication. Similarly, Dancer in the Dark limits itself in regards to cinematography, but that creates this distinct visual design. Meanwhile, films like Revolutionary Road do the bare minimum to get the point across; there's little subtlety, rare uses of cinematic language. As well-budgeted as they are, these movies give me the sense that the directors view their work more as stories than movies.

As I brought up in the overall film poll, there are 4 key elements I consider regarding films:
Narrative
Style
Technique
Lasting Impact

That last category is the most important, but it also relies on the strength of the other 3. What I think the typical 'Oscar Bait' films do is put their emphasis almost entirely on the narrative. The problem is, there are so many films that put a lot of emphasis on all fronts; why settle for a film that puts in less effort? Tackling heavy topics can actually hurt a film, as it can read as insincere; is the director seriously engaged with, say, the treatment of mental health, or was their decision to tackle the subject impacted by the belief more people would take interest due to the subject matter? I guess, much like my comment on Bowling for Columbine, these films make me engage more with the director's purpose than the message of their work.
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Re: Films of the 2000s: Top 150 movies of 2000s FINAL RESULTS

Postby Petri » Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:01 pm


What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.

4. No Country for Old Men (2007)



Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

Country: USA

Points: 949,25

Year rank: #1 of 2007

Rank in 2010 final: 2

Votes: 16

Fans: Midaso #1, Gillingham #2, bootsy #6, antonius #8, Dolly Wilde #15, Michel #17, Dexter #18 Petri #21, Greg #22 BleuPanda #24

Haters: None

Comment(s): The Coen Brothers' darkest tale, what happens when you take their formulaic approach to human stupidity and drain the joy. This is a journey in hopelessness and unfair fates, with one of the most terrifying monsters to grace the screen. (BleuPanda),



What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she's a stranger.

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)



Director: Michel Gondry

Country: USA

Points: 1043,24 (almost 100 points more than #4)

Year rank: #1 of 2004

Rank in 2010 final: 3

Votes: 16

Fans: BleuPanda #4, Miguel #5, Michel #7, Dolly Wilde #7, Gillingham #9, Nassim #10 , whuntva #11, Dexter #13, Midaso #13, antonius #17, bootsy #20, bonnielaurel #29, Maschine_Man #30

Haters: None

Comment(s): Michel Gondry has a sense of visual design like few others. Matched by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet's stellar performances, Gondry paints an equally devastating and beautiful picture of love, with all its rough edges intact. (BleuPanda),


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