your petrochemical arms (erdbeermund) wrote in artfilm101,

The Onion's Top 50 Films of the '00s

Although I saw the number one film seven times in the theater I think this is a rather strange assortment of films. Of course all lists like this are strange. I suppose it does a good job of representing a broad assortment of tastes.


50. Oldboy (2003)
49. Gerry (2002)
48. Crimson Gold (2002)
47. Moulin Rouge (2001)
46. Adaptation (2002)
45. Audition (2001)
44. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007)
43. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
42. L'enfant (2005)
41. The Dark Knight (2008)
40. City of God (2002)
39. The Prestige (2006)
38. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring (2003)
37. A History of Violence (2005)
36. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
35. Waking Life (2001)
34. American Psycho (2000)
33. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
32. AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
31. In the Mood for Love (2000)
30. WALL-E (2008)
29. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
28. Morvern Callar (2002)
27. What Time Is It There (2001)
26. The Incredibles (2004)
25. Together (2000)
24. Yi Yi (2000)
23. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
22. United 93 (2006)
21. Zodiac (2007)

20. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
19. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
18. Mulholland Drive (2001)
17. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
16. Almost Famous (2000)
15. Y tu mama tambien (2001)
14. Talk to Her (2002)
13. Grizzly Man (2005)
12. Before Sunset (2004)
11. Time Out (2001)
10. Children of Men (2006)
9. The New World (2005)
8. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
7. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
6. Spirited Away (2001)
5. Memento (2000)
4. No Country for Old Men (2007)
3. There Will Be Blood (2007)
2. 25th Hour (2002)
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-best-films-of-the-00s,35931/1/

Most of the movies on this list seem at place on such a list but I'm not sure about the rankings. Many of these movies caused a big splash when they came out but haven't necessarily aged that well. I think I'd like to revisit many though. I've put those I've seen in bold and I think I'd like to explore the rest of them. The first stray thought that comes to mind: "Was Memento really any more interesting than Irreversible? Or Winter Sleepers for that matter, which has a strikingly similar plot element?"
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