Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Decade's Best

Here are my 10 best films of the past decade, I tried to spread out the years and vary in genres and I'm sure as soon as I post this I'll remember a film that should have been included so I'm giving myself permission to post revisions.

Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
Lord of the Rings - Trilogy (Peter Jackson, 2001/02/03)
28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
City of God (Fernando Meirelles, 2002)
The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy, 2003)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007)

Since I'm indecisive and couldn't really narrow it down with out at least mentioning my other favourites here's a (long) list of my Honourable Mentions

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen Brothers, 2000)
Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
Royal Tennebaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
The Bourne Trilogy (Doug Liman 2002, Paul Greengrass 2004/07)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles, 2004)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (Mirand July, 2005)
The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007)
Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
The Visitor (Thomas McCarthy, 2008)
Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)

I didn't pick any from this year as I thought I should give those films a little bit more time to see how they age, so to speak, but I will be making a best of 2009 list shortly.

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