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Best of the Decade (00s)

Posted by Jonathan Leithold-Patt on July 8, 2010 at 6:30 PM


   



Growing up and becoming a hardcore, obsessive cinephile in the 00s, there is naturally no decade where I've seen as many films from. Because of this, making a Top 10 list of its absolute best offerings was excruciatingly difficult: my list could just as easily include any of the runners-up I mention aftewards and it would be equally as satisfying, equally as rich and worthy. So while my Top 10 is, well, a Top 10, feel free to look at this list as more of a Top 34. And realize that if I were truly to list all of my favorites from the last decade, this would never end.



01. THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY 2001-2003

02. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007

03. No Country for Old Men 2007

04. Lost in Translation 2003

05. There Will Be Blood 2007

06. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004

07. Brokeback Mountain 2005

08. A Serious Man 2009

09. Pan's Labyrinth 2006

10. Thumbsucker 2005



My brilliant runners-up:



Billy Elliot, 2000

Traffic, 2000

The Gleaners and I, 2000

Mulholland Drive, 2001

Memento, 2001

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001

The Hours, 2002

Gangs of New York, 2002

Adaptation., 2002

Blissfully Yours, 2002

Monster, 2003

The Return, 2003

Finding Nemo, 2003

The Aviator, 2004

King Kong, 2005

Munich, 2005

Caché, 2005

Children of Men, 2006

Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine, 2006

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, 2007

Milk, 2008

WALL-E, 2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008

Let the Right One In, 2008

Flight of the Red Balloon, 2008

A Single Man, 2009

Avatar, 2009
















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Jonathan Leithold-Patt is a cinephile, film critic, and artist.

Contact at cinematiclife@yahoo.com.

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