Top Ten Films of 2000s
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2009
1. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino)
2. WILD GRASS (Alain Resnais)
3. ANTICHRIST (Lars Von Trier)
4. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson)
5. DISORDER (Weikai Huang)
6. ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noé)
7. ADVENTURELAND (Greg Mottola)
8. THE EXPLODING GIRL (Bradley Rust Gray)
9. POLICE, ADJECTIVE (Corneliu Porumboiu)
10. TETRO (Francis Ford Coppola)

Honorable Mentions: THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (Herzog); EXTRACT (Judge)

Notable Shorts: LUST FOR LIFE (Brown & Chappell); PHANTOMS OF NABUA (Weerasethakul)

Most Overrated: AN EDUCATION (Scherfig); LEBANON (Samuel Maoz); A SERIOUS MAN (Coen)

2008
1. A CHRISTMAS TALE (Arnaud Desplechin)
2. HUNGER (Steve McQueen)
3. VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (Woody Allen)
4. JULIA (Erick Zonca)
5. BURN AFTER READING (Joel & Ethan Coen)
6. WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt)
7. TWO LOVERS (James Gray)
8. GRAN TORINO (Clint Eastwood)
9. STELLA (Sylvie Verheyde)
10. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie Kaufman)

Honorable Mention: CHANGELING (Eastwood); MILK (Van Sant)

Notable Shorts: I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (Hertzfeldt)

Most Overrated: FROST/NIXON (Howard); RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Demme); SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Boyle); WALL·E (Stanton)

2007
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson)
2. ZODIAC (David Fincher)
3. DEATH PROOF (Quentin Tarantino)
4. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel and Ethan Coen)
5. IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA (José Luis Guerín)
6. I'M NOT THERE (Todd Haynes)
7. FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke)
8. STUCK (Stuart Gordon)
9. ALL IS FORGIVEN (Mia Hansen-Løve)
10. [REC] (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza)

Honorable Mention: FROWNLAND (Bronstein); HOT FUZZ (Wright); INTO THE WILD (Penn); MY WINNIPEG (Maddin); SNOW ANGELS (Green); WE OWN THE NIGHT (Gray); YOU, THE LIVING (Andersson)

Notable Shorts: HOTEL CHEVALIER (Anderson)

Most Overrated: BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU'RE DEAD (Lumet); THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (Akin); THE VISITOR (McCarthy)

2006
1. THE DEPARTED (Martin Scorsese)
2. PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES (Alain Resnais)
3. PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (Tom Tykwer)
4. THE RIGHT OF THE WEAKEST (Lucas Belvaux)
5. OFFSIDE (Jafar Panahi)
6. A SCANNER DARKLY (Richard Linklater)
7. PRIVATE PROPERTY (Joachim Lafosse)
8. BUG (William Friedkin)
9. THE PRESITGE (Christopher Nolan)
10. HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck)

Honorable Mention: THE MAN OF MY LIFE (Breitman)

Notable Shorts: DESTRICTED: IMPALED (Clark); I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (Hertzfeldt); MARIE ANTONIETTE TEASER (Coppola)

Most Overrated: BLOOD DIAMOND (Zwick); CARS (Lasseter); THE FALL (Singh); LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Dayton & Faris); ONCE (Carney)

2005
1. THE NEW WORLD (Terrence Malick)
2. CACHE (Michael Haneke)
3. BRICK (Rian Johnson)
4. I AM A SEX ADDICT (Caveh Zahedi)
5. MATCH POINT (Woody Allen)
6. GRIZZLY MAN (Werner Herzog)
7. THE CHILD (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)
8. KISS KISS, BANG BANG (Shane Black)
9. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach)
10. NO DIRECTION HOME: BOB DYLAN (Martin Scorsese)

Honorable Mention: BUBBLE (Soderbergh); MANDERLAY (Von Trier); A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (Cronenberg); ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW (July); OLD BOY (Park)

Notable Shorts: THE DENIAL TWIST (Gondry); EVA 2 (Noe); ONLY (Fincher)

Most Overrated: THE CONSTANT GARDENER (Meirelles); MUNICH (Spielberg); THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA (Jones)

2004
1. KINGS & QUEEN (Arnaud Desplechin)
2. BEFORE SUNSET (Richard Linklater)
3. TRIPLE AGENT (Eric Rohmer)
4. KEANE (Lodge Kerrigan)
5. MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Clint Eastwood)
6. KILL BILL, VOL 2 (Quentin Tarantino)
7. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry)
8. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)
9. RED LIGHTS (Cedric Kahn)
10. VERA DRAKE (Mike Leigh)

Honorable Mention: THE AVIATOR (Scorsese); DIG! (Timoner); I HEART HUCKABEES (Russell); THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU (Anderson)

Notable Shorts: ALL IN ALL (Skårild); THE BOX (Miike); CASHBACK (Ellis); FLOAT ON (Mills); JOAN OF ARC OF THE NIGHTBUS (Mundruczó); THE MATCH (Ferrara); Y-CONTROL (Jonze)

Most Overrated: CRASH (Haggis); FINDING NEVERLAND (Forster); THE INCREDIBLES (Bird); KINSEY (Condon); SUPER SIZE ME (Spurlock)

2003
1. DOGVILLE (Lars Von Trier)
2. KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (Quentin Tarantino)
3. ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green)
4. GOZU (Takashi Miike)
5. SARABAND (Ingmar Bergman)
6. THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS (Jorgen Leth and Lars Von Trier)
7. THE COMPANY (Robert Altman)
8. THE HUNTED (William Friedkin)
9. DOWN WITH LOVE (Peyton Reed)
10. COWARDS BEND THE KNEE (Guy Maddin)

Honorable Mention: ANYTHING ELSE (Allen); BAD SANTA (Zwigoff); BUS 174 (Padilha); CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS (Jarecki); COLD MOUNTAIN (Minghella); THE DANCER UPSTAIRS (Malkovich); THE SCHOOL OF ROCK (Linklater); TIME OF THE WOLF (Haneke)

Notable Shorts: HURT (Romanek); LIVE FROM SHIVA'S DANCE FLOOR (Linklater)

Most Overrated: LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (Jackson); A MIGHTY WIND (Guest); SEABISCUIT (Ross); SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING (Kim); TARNATION (Caouette)

2002
1. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (Paul Thomas Anderson)
2. ADAPTATION (Spike Jonze)
3. 25TH HOUR (Spike Lee)
4. GERRY (Gus Van Sant)
5. TRILOGY: ON THE RUN / AN AMAZING COUPLE / AFTER LIFE (Lucas Belvaux)
6. DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN'S DIARY (Guy Maddin)
7. SPIDER-MAN (Sam Raimi)
8. FAR FROM HEAVEN (Todd Haynes)
9. KEN PARK (Larry Clark)
10. ANA AND THE OTHERS (Celina Murga)

Honorable Mention: ALL OR NOTHING (Leigh); DECASIA: THE STATE OF DECAY (Morrison); 8 WOMEN (Ozon); FEMME FATALE (De Palma); GANGS OF NEW YORK (Scorsese); GRAVEYARD OF HONOR (Miike); IRREVERSIBLE (Noe); LAUREL CANYON (Cholodenko); THE MAN ON THE TRAIN (Leconte); MURDER ON A SUNDAY MORNING (Lestrade); THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS (Rudolph); SECRET THINGS (Brisseau); SEX IS COMEDY (Breillat); SPIRITED AWAY (Miyazaki); SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (Park)

Notable Shorts: COME INTO MY WORLD (Gondry); DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND (Gondry); DO YOU REALIZE?? (Pellington); STAR GUITAR (Gondry)

Most Overrated: THE HOURS (Daldry); THE SON (Dardenne); WHALE RIDER (Caro)

2001
1. WAKING LIFE (Richard Linklater)
2. MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)
3. IN THE BEDROOM (Todd Field)
4. LATE MARRIAGE (Dover Kosashvili)
5. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Alfonso Cuaron)
6. AMELIE (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
7. ROBERTO SUCCO (Cedric Kahn)
8. SPIRITED AWAY (Hayao Miyazaki)
9. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes Anderson)
10. FAT GIRL (Catherine Breillat)

Honorable Mention: BULLY (Clark); GHOST WORLD (Zwigoff); MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (Scorsese); THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (Coen); OCEANS 11 (Soderbergh)

Notable Shorts: FELL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL (Gondry); THE FOLLOW (Wong); HUA YANG DE NIAN HUA (Wong); IMITATION OF LIFE (Jennings); KNIVES OUT (Gondry); LOVESONG (Brakhage); PYRAMID SONG (Shynola); WEAPON OF CHOICE (Jonze)

Most Overrated: A BEAUTIFUL MIND (Howard); LANTANA (Lawrence); MOULIN ROUGE! (Luhrmann)

2000
1. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (Kenneth Longeran)
2. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Béla Tarr)
3. MEMENTO (Christopher Nolan)
4. UNTITLED (ALMOST FAMOUS) (Cameron Crowe)
5. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar Wai)
6. SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Roy Andersson)
7. HIGH FIDELITY (Stephen Frears)
8. DANCER IN THE DARK (Lars von Trier)
9. TRAFFIC (Steven Soderbergh)
10. GEORGE WASHINGTON (David Gordon Green)

Honorable Mention: AMERICAN PSYCHO (Harron); CODE UNKNOWN (Haneke); ESTHER KAHN (Desplechin); THE NINTH GATE (Polanski); NURSE BETTY (LaBute); THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR (Tykwer); REQUIEM FOR A DREAM (Aronofsky); STATE AND MAIN (Mamet); THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (Coppola); WATER DROPS ON BURNING ROCKS (Ozon); THE WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE (Leconte); WONDER BOYS (Hanson); YI YI (Yang)

Notable Shorts: AL GORE DOCUMENTARY (Jonze); THE HEART OF THE WORLD (Maddin); LIMP (Anderson); PAPER BAG (Anderson); PLAYGROUND LOVE (Coppola); REJECTED (Hertzfeldt); WHAT'S UP FATLIP? (Jonze)

Most Overrated: O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU (Coen)