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Times Online UK’s The 100 Best Films of the Decade.

November.11.2009

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Times Online UK came out with their list, The 100 Best Films of the Decade. Check out the list if you agree or not.

Random Points:
– I’ve seen 61 (62, if we count the second spot as two movies) films.
– I’m not perfectly fine with how they did the list. The Bourne films, Team America, and Borat are pretty high while Amores Perros, City Of God, Pan’s Labyrinth and Shaun Of The Dead are pretty low. Go figure.
– Asian films start at position #35 (?)
– I’m surprised they’ve included School Of Rock, Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, and Bad Santa.
– I’m surprised, again, with the number of 2009 films in the list (one only).
– This is actually a great list or guide for you if you’ve missed a lot of films from the past decade.
– I know I can add a hundred more films, check the next post for it. And it will be in no particular order.

100 The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, 2006)
99 Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
98 Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004)
97 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-Wook, 2005)
96 Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002)
95 Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
94 An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim, 2006)
93 House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004)
92 Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears, 2002)
91 Lantana (Ray Lawrence, 2001)
90 Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin, 2005)
89 School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
88 The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
87 Time and Winds (Reha Erdem, 2006)
86 The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2007)
85 The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)
84 Hotel Rwanda (Terry George, 2004)
83 The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach, 2006)
82 Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
81 In The Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
80 Me, You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)
79 Le Grand Voyage (Ismael Ferroukhi, 2004)
78 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002)
77 Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)
76 Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007)
75 Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
74 Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
73 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005)
72 The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
71 Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter/David Silverman/lee Unkrich, 2001)
70 The Class (Laurent Cantet, 2008)
69 Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007)
68 Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
67 Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
66 City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, 2002)
65 Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
64 L’enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne, 2005)
63 There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
62 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)
61 Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
60 The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005)
59 Être et Avoir (Nicolas Philibert, 2002)
58 Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
57 The Consequences of Love (Paolo Sorrentino, 2004)
56 Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006)
55 Chopper (Andrew Dominik, 2000)
54 Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)
53 Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008)
52 The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles, 2005)
51 The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001)
50 The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
49 Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, 2007)
48 Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris, 2006)
47 My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2004)
46 Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
45 Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, 2003)
44 Under the Sand (François Ozon, 2000)
43 The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
42 The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
41 Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
40 Syriana (Stephen Gaghan, 2005)
39 Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
38 Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
37 In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)
36 Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2004)
35 Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2002)
34 Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton/Lee Unkrich, 2003)
33 Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2002)
32 Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)
31 Iraq in Fragments (James Longley, 2006)
30 Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002)
29 Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 2000)
28 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
27 Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
26 Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
25 Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier, 2000)
24 28 Days Later… (Danny Boyle, 2002)
23 Man On Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
22 Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
21 Good Night, and Good Luck (George Clooney, 2005)
20 Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
19 United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
18 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
17 Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
16 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
15 Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
14 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
13 This Is England (Shane Meadows, 2007)
12 The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
11 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
10 Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
9 The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006)
8 Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
7 The Last King of Scotland (Kevin Macdonald, 2006)
6 Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)
5 Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
4 Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
3 No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
2 The Bourne Supremacy / The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2004, 2007)
1 Hidden (Cache) (Michael Haneke, 2005)

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2 comments

  1. Er, The Devil Wears Prada? Wedding Crashers?

    LOTR: RotK is just at #50?

    Happy to see 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days in there.


  2. i think Wedding Crashers shouldn’t be in the list. Ewww.

    Lol.



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