My Top 10 Films of the 2000s

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Nicole Kidman in DOGVILLE

If you haven’t checked out the website Movie Mezzanine, you should. Great website with smart writing and wonderful articles. Today, they released a column  with several critics listing their top 10 films of the 2000s, so, naturally, I wanted to jump on the band wagon. This time, I didn’t cheat. So, enjoy, and let me know what you think. I’d write my reasons behind each choice, but a) I’ve done it all for each film in the past (with the exception of, like, two films) and b) I’m super lazy.

  1. Dogville (2004) | Directed by Lars von Trier
  2. Mulholland Dr. (2001) | Directed by David Lynch
  3. There Will Be Blood (2007) | Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  4. Memento (2000) | Directed by Christopher Nolan
  5. In the Mood for Love (2000) | Directed by Wong Kar-Wai
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) | Directed by Michel Gondry
  7. 4 Weeks, 3 Months, and 2 Days (2007) | Directed by Cristian Mungiu
  8. Requiem for a Dream (2000) | Directed by Darren Aronofsky
  9. Pan’s Labyrinth (2007) | Directed by Guillermo del Toro
  10. The White Ribbon (2009) | Directed by Michael Haneke

Honorable Mention: King Kong (2005) | Directed by Peter Jackson

4 thoughts on “My Top 10 Films of the 2000s

    Alex Withrow said:
    February 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Great picks man. Funny that our lists only have two common films (TWBB, Memento), but I still love all the films you chose. Solid stuff all around.

      rots28 responded:
      February 16, 2013 at 4:15 am

      Really now? Cool nonetheless. And thank you. I couldn’t find your list on your blog though. *sad face*

        Alex Withrow said:
        February 19, 2013 at 5:54 pm

        I posted a version right when the decade ended, but it has changed a lot. Here’s the current version I just posted on Movie Mezzanie:

        1. Traffic
        2. There Will Be Blood
        3. 25th Hour
        4. Hunger
        5. Babel
        6. Memento
        7. The Pianist
        8. Antwone Fisher
        9. Brokeback Mountain
        10. Irreversible

        rots28 responded:
        February 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

        Ah, I haven’t seen three of those (25th Hour, Antwone Fisher, Irreversible), but that’s a great list. I love Babel, absolutely. I’m a little lukewarm towards Steve McQueen on a personal level, but he is technically brilliant in a very ultimate and absolute way. I’m liking Soderbergh more and more as I watch his stuff, though I didn’t care for Traffic when I saw it. I was bothered by the color schemes, I suppose, which I think were less, glaring, I guess in some of his other films. I like Brokeback Mountain a lot. I admire The Pianist. And, for Memento, I think we both know how much I adore that film. Awesome list.

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