Thursday, December 10, 2009

Top 101 Films of the Aughts: Because I Have Exquisite Taste



Greetings, friends.

"Lists bad but I like" seems to be the lament of many of my colleagues when it comes to end-of-year lists. It gives off the impression that when it comes to said lists, "It sucks when everyone else but me does it," because, well, we do it anyway. And now I'm about to. So yeah, I'll give it to you straight: Everyone else's lists are dull and self-indulgent. This list is not. Haw haw, I say, haw haw.

1) Yi Yi (2000)

2) Sparrow (2008)

3) Survive Style 5+ (2004)

4) Southland Tales (2006)

5) The Consequences of Love (2004)

6) Running On Karma (2003)

7) Electric Dragon 80, 000 Volts (2001)

8) The Aura (2005)

9) The Best of Youth (2003)

10) Pulse (2001)

11) Primer (2004)

12) Devils on the Doorstep (2000)

13) Battle in Heaven (2005)

14) Throw Down (2004)

15) In the Mood for Love (2000)

16) Talk to Her (2002)

17) The Saddest Music in the World (2003)

18) Mister Lonely (2007)

19) Russian Ark (2002)

20) Tropical Malady (2004)

21) The New World (2005)

22) Cache (2005)

23) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

24) Ten Canoes (2006)

25) The Twilight Samurai (2002)

26) Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

27) The Son (2002)

28) After This Our Exile (2006)

29) Bon Voyage (2003)

30) Haze (2005)

31) The Squid and the Whale (2005)

32) Love Exposure (2008)

33) A Christmas Tale (2008)

34) Three Times (2005)

35) When the Sea Rises (2004)

36) Adaptation (2002)

37) Millennium Actress (2001)

38) Amelie (2001)

39) 24 Hour Party People (2002)

40) I’m a Cyborg but That’s Ok (2006)

41) Severance (2006)

42) Ping Pong (2002)

43) Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)

44) Donnie Darko (2001)

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

46) Paprika (2006)

47) Fados (2007)

48) Capote (2005)

49) The Class (2008)

50) Taxidermia (2006)

51) Songs from the Second Floor (2000)

52) Mad Detective (2007)

53) Duck Season (2004)

54) Shaun of the Dead (2004)

55) Brick (2005)

56) Zodiac (2007)

57) Shattered Glass (2003)

58) Mindgame (2005)

59) Serbis (2008)

60) Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

61) Election 2 (2006)

62) The Fountain (2006)

63) Little Children (2006)

64) A Serious Man (2009)

65) Code 46 (2003)

66) Vital (2004)

67) Broken Flowers (2005)

68) 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

69) The Barbarian Invasions (2003)

70) The White Countess (2005)

71) Kekexili (2004)

72) Spider (2002)

73) The Libertine (2004)

74) The Good Shepherd (2006)

75) Far Side of the Moon (2003)

76) 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (2007)

77) Head-On (2004)

78) Tony Takitani (2004)

79) Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

80) Oldboy (2003)

81) Spider-Man 2 (2004)

82) Borat (2006)

83) Trivial Matters (2007)

84) Thumbsucker (2005)

85) Art School Confidential (2006)

86) Margot at the Wedding (2007)

87) Bad Education (2004)

88) The Aviator (2004)

89) Big Bang Love: Juvenile A (2006)

90) Brother (2000)

91) The Child (2005)

92) Gomorrah (2008)

93) Downfall (2004)

94) Half Nelson (2006)

95) I’m Not There (2007)

96) The Prestige (2006)

97) In Bruges (2008)

98) Memories of Murder (2003)

99) Infernal Affairs (2002)

100) The Dark Knight (2008)

101) Last Life in the Universe (2003)

4 comments:

  1. Simon, truly inspired listing mate! Keep up the great film writing

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  2. Thanks, sir. Really appreciate it.

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  3. My top ten of your top 101:

    1. 21) The New World (2005)
    2. 2) Sparrow (2008)
    3. 1) Yi Yi (2000)
    4. 23) The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
    5. 33) A Christmas Tale (2008)
    6. 20) Tropical Malady (2004)
    7. 72) Spider (2002)
    8. 15) In the Mood for Love (2000)
    9. 27) The Son (2002)
    10. 16) Talk to Her (2002)

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  4. Well, you had good material to work with. :)

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