Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ten Years Older And Wrinkle Free

Over the last week I have been slowly been creating my best of the decade list for the folks at the EZ1 Productions message board. Nomination are being taking for not only the "Best Films of the Decade" but also a slew of other categories (e.g. Best Actor, Best Director, Most Overrated Film, etc.) The difficulty of having ten years worth of films to choose from is that my list keeps changing on a daily basis. For example, the list I submitted for the L.A.M.B. site a few weeks ago is slightly different to the one below. Regardless consider this my "official" selection of favourite films from the past decade.

Top Ten Films 2000-2009

10) The Royal Tenenbaums

9) City of God

8) Old Boy

7) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6) Amelie

5) Donnie Darko

4) The Dark Knight

3) In The Mood For Love

2) Y Tu Mama Tambien

1) There Will Be Blood

Honourable Mention: Hunger, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Brokeback Mountain, Volver, Mulholland Dr., Cache, The Devil's Backbone, Talk to Her, Lost In Translation, Before Sunset, Hero, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Spirited Away, In the Bedroom, Bowling For Columbine, Almost Famous, Up in the Air, Old School, Far From Heaven, Mystic River, The Incredibles, Ghost World, Children of Men, Dogville, Capturing the Friedmans, Encounters at the End of the World, Rachel Getting Married, Coraline, More Than A Game, Hard Candy, Dirty Pretty Things, Sweet Sixteen, Ratatouille, The Lives of Others, Let the Right One In, No Country for Old Men, United 93, Kill Bill vol. 1, Doubt, Milk, Memento, Wall-E, The Pianist, Million Dollar Baby, Match Point, X2, Spider-Man 2, Broken Flowers, A History of Violence, Maria Full of Grace, High Fidelity, I've Loved You So Long, Punch-Drunk Love, Letters From Iwo Jima, The Visitor, The Son's Room, Inglourious Basterds, Requiem for a Dream, Traffic, Wonder Boys, Dancer in the Dark, No Man's Land, Monsoon Wedding, The Magdalene Sisters, The Swimming Pool, Breach, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Wendy and Lucy, The Station Agent, 300, Gerry, Slumdog Millonaire, The Wrestler, The Constant Gardiner, About A Boy, Zodiac, Gosford Park, Little Children, Moulin Rouge, The Departed, 40 Year-old Virgin, Borat, Frailty.


  1. The Royal Tenenbaums keeps popping up so often that I feel I have to see it. I hope I can find it here.

  2. @Andrew - There were many films that I had wrestled with for the tenth spot. Somehow I kept coming back to the Tenenbaums and how much fun I have watching it. Not as strong as Rushmore, but definitely a Wes Anderson flick you should rent.

  3. Great list! There Will be Blood tops my Decade list too. I love Y Tu Mama Tambien!

    Others that feature in my Top 10 include Eternal Sunshine, No Country for Old Men, City of God, Sideways, Adaptation, The Departed, Children of Men, Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and Inglourious Basterds.

    Cheers for including me in your LINKS! Appreciate it!

  4. @Andy - All those are strong choices as well. The problem with making these types of list is that films can easily change on a given day.

    As for the LINKS, no problem at all. I needed to revamp things and make the sight a bit cleaner, especially in regards to the Film Reviews section.


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