Best Films, 2000-2010

2010

01 The Social Network, dir. David Fincher

02 A Prophet, dir. Jacques Audiard

03 Blue Valentine, dir. Derek Cianfrance

04 True Grit, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

05 Winter’s Bone, dir. Debra Granik

Honorable Mentions; Animal Kingdom, Carlos, Dogtooth, The Fighter, Fish Tank, Four Lions, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, Please Give, Restrepo, Toy Story 3

2009

01 The Hurt Locker, dir. Kathryn Bigelow

02 The White Ribbon, dir. Michael Haneke

03 Fantastic Mr. Fox, dir. Wes Anderson

04 The Class, dir. Laurent Cantet

05 Up, dir. Pete Docter

Honorable Mentions; Adventureland, Bronson, Coraline, The Damned United, Hell Boy 2, In Bruges, The Informant!, Man On Wire, The Road, A Serious Man, Up in the Air, White Material

2008

01 WALL-E, dir. Andrew Stanton

02 Milk, dir. Gus Van Sant

03 Hunger, dir. Steve McQueen

04 The Dark Knight, dir. Christopher Nolan

05 Let the Right One In, dir. Tomas Alfredson

Honorable Mentions; Changeling, Che, Doubt, The Flight of the Red Balloon, Frost/Nixon, Gomorrah, Pineapple Express, Son of Rambow, Summer Hours, The Visitor, The Wrestler

2007

01 Zodiac, dir. David Fincher

02 No Country for Old Men, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen

03 There Will be Blood, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

04 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, dir. Cristian Mungiu

05 The Diving Bell & the Butterfly, dir. Julian Schnabel

Honorable Mentions; 3:10 to Yuma, The Darjeeling Limited, Eastern Promises, Into the Wild, Juno, Once, Rescue Dawn, Superbad

2006

01 Children of Men, dir. Alfonso Cuaron

02 Pan’s Labyrinth, dir. Guillermo del Toro

03 The Departed, dir. Martin Scorsese

04 Half Nelson, dir. Ryan Fleck

05 The Wind That Shakes the Barley, dir. Ken Loach

Honorable Mentions; Away From Her, Borat!, Friends with Money, Inside Man, The Last King of Scotland, Little Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Offside, The Prestige, The Queen, United 93, Volver

2005

01 A History of Violence, dir. David Cronenberg

02 Good Night and Good Luck, dir. George Clooney

03 The New World, dir. Terrence Malick

04 Brokeback Mountain, dir. Ang Lee

05 Cache, dir. Michael Haneke

Honorable Mentions; The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Batman Begins, Capote, Cinderella Man, The Constant Gardener, Grizzly Man, The Ice Harvest, L’Enfant, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, Wallace & Gromit

2004

01 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, dir. Michel Gondry

02 Sideways, dir. Alexander Payne

03 The Incredibles, dir. Brad Bird

04 I Heart Huckabees, dir. David O. Russell

05 Shaun of the Dead, dir. Edgar Wright

Honorable Mentions; The Aviator, The Bourne Supremacy, Collateral, Hotel Rwanda, Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou, Million Dollar Baby, Moolaade, The Motorcycle Diaries, Oldboy, Spider Man 2, Vera Drake

2003

01 Dogville, dir. Lars Von Trier

02 The Best of Youth, dir. Marco Giordana

03 Master and Commander, dir. Peter Weir

04 American Splendor, dir. Robert Pulcini & Shari Berman

05 The Fog of War, dir. Errol Morris

Honorable Mentions; The Barbarian Invasions, Elephant, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, School of Rock, The Triplets of Belleville, X2: X-Men United

2002

01 Talk to Her, dir. Pedro Almodovar

02 The 25th Hour, dir. Spike Lee

03 City of God, dir. Fernando Meirelles

04 Adaptation, dir. Spike Jonze

05 Minority Report, dir. Steven Spielberg

Honorable Mentions; 24 Hour Party People, 28 Days Later, All or Nothing, Ararat, Bloody Sunday, Catch Me If You Can, Far From Heaven, Hero, The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, The Man Without a Past, The Pianist, Punch Drunk Love, The Son, Spider, Spider-Man, Whale Rider

2001

01 Mulholland Drive, dir. David Lynch

02 The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, dir. Peter Jackson

03 Y Tu Mama Tambien, dir. Alfonso Cuaron

04 Amelie, dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet

05 The Royal Tenenbaums, dir. Wes Anderson

Honorable Mentions; A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Donnie Darko, Ghost World, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, Kandahar, Last Orders, Late Marriage, Monsoon Wedding, The Piano Teacher, The Son’s Room, Spirited Away

2000

01 In the Mood for Love, dir. Wong Kar-Wai

02 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, dir. Ang Lee

03 Dancer in the Dark, dir. Lars Von Trier

04 Memento, dir. Christopher Nolan

05 Almost Famous, dir. Cameron Crowe

Honorable Mentions; American Psycho, Before Night Falls, The Circle, The Gleaners and I, High Fidelity, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Requiem for a Dream, Sexy Beast, Werckmeister Harmonies, Wonder Boys, Yi Yi, You Can Count On Me

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