The 21st Century's Greatest Films

OkemOkem 4,617 Posts
edited August 2016 in Off Topic (NRR)
Somebody at the Big British Castle has compiled* a list of the one hundred best film of the last 16 years. 

*surveyed 177 movie critics from all across the globe. 

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; Ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Obviously lists like this are going to be fairly subjective and maybe deliberately contentious. I would've like to have seen a few more documentaries make this list and I still don't get the hype around Mad Max, not saying it was bad, just not THAT great. Inside Llewyn Davis was another one that passed me by but seems to be widely loved.  
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  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
    Spotlight should be higher up the list. Two big omissions for me are Nightcrawler and The Big Short.

    I also loved Guardians Of Teh Galaxy.

  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 342 Posts
    Birdman should be in there instead of The Social Network. 

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
    Noticed that they've ignored superhero films, but Watchmen would also be in my list... don't think you'd need to be into "superhero" movies to enjoy it either.

  • Having known two of the kids involved in the events depicted in the movie, I can't properly judge Spotlight as just a movie.

    But what, no Aristocrats?  No Bad Santa?  This list sucks.

  • bassie2bassie2 56 Posts
    They have the wrong Denis film in there.
    Not a single Dardenne brothers film.
    A Prophet and Under the Skin should be much much higher.
    It should be Hunger instead of Shame for McQueen.
    Spring Breakers is a ridiculous pick - you may as well have given it to him for the Needed Me video instead.
    A Separation is a very nice surprise.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
     No Bad Santa?  This list sucks.
    YES. If only for this scene:



  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
    Okem said:


    40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)


  •  No Bad Santa?  This list sucks.
    YES. If only for this scene:


    I have my sequel shoes on.

  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts
    Some Asian cinema that got overlooked;
    Battle Royale (2000, Kinji Fukasaku)
    Love Exposure (2009, Sion Sono),
    Dog Bite Dog (2007, Soi Cheang)
    Election 1&2 (2005/6 Johnnie To)
    The Raid 1&2 (Gareth Evans 2011/14)
    The Chaser, The Yellow Sea or even The Wailing (Hong-jin Na),
    A Touch of Sin (Zhangke Jia 2013),
    Memories of Murder (Bong Joon Ho, 2003)

    A few anime beyond the predictable Ghibli nod.
    Paprika (2006, Satoshi Kon),
    Mind Game (2004, Masaaki Yuasa),
    Genius Party Beyond (2008, Various),
    Tekkonkinkreet (2006 Michael Arias)

  • ppadilhappadilha 1,868 Posts
    Okem said:


    I would've like to have seen a few more documentaries make this list

    No Grizzly Man or other Herzog docs? Leviathan or Sweetgrass could be on there too, as well as SOME KIND OF MONSTER

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,607 Posts
    Diary Of A Teenage Girl was pretty good

  • OkemOkem 4,617 Posts
    It was an amalgamation of 170 odd critics top 10s, so it's not all that surprising it's not a particularly deep list. It's kinda hard to pick a top ten from across nearly two decades and have it represent a wide enough cross section. 

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films-who-voted

  • para11axpara11ax No-style-havin' mf'er 342 Posts
    ppadilha said:
    Okem said:


    I would've like to have seen a few more documentaries make this list

    No Grizzly Man or other Herzog docs? Leviathan or Sweetgrass could be on there too, as well as SOME KIND OF MONSTER
    Leviathan is #47 on that list

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,296 Posts
    bassie2 said:
    Not a single Dardenne brothers film.
    Yeah, even understanding the methodology, that was kinda shocking/unfortunate.  I think Le Fils at least.

    Other of my favs/possible top 10s would be: Atanarjuat, Damsels in Distress, In The Loop, FUBAR (1 & 2 as a telenovela of sorts), Monsoon Wedding, and *cough* Bring It On.

    Light on horror.  Those film critics are all a bunch of pansies!

  • foefoe Marina 170 Posts
    In the Mood for Love would be my top. stopped watching movies for a few years now, there are a few titles on this list that are enticing. 

  • ppadilhappadilha 1,868 Posts
    para11ax said:
    ppadilha said:
    Okem said:


    I would've like to have seen a few more documentaries make this list

    No Grizzly Man or other Herzog docs? Leviathan or Sweetgrass could be on there too, as well as SOME KIND OF MONSTER
    Leviathan is #47 on that list
    yeah, that's the Russian film of the same name. I was referring to the documentary by Lucien Castaing-Taylor about a fishing boat in New England:



    para11ax

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    I love the top 4 so no real arguments on those ones, not necessarily the best films of the 2000s but all great.

    I feel something like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  is a film that has been massively bumped by just being in a lot of lists somewhere - otherwise I really can't get with its high position.

    A Prophet should be way higher.
    What the hell is AI doing in there?
    The lack of horror movies is shocking considering the great wave of fantastic horror movies we had, particularity around the early noughties. Also oh shit at not including Memories of Murder - a true masterpiece.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
    Lord Of The Rings would be in my list, particularly episode 2.

  • JimsterJimster Unshazamable saudade chord vehicle 6,183 Posts
    foe said:
    ... stopped watching movies for a few years now, there are a few titles on this list that are enticing. 
    Ditto.  Too many kids and too little time.  "A Prophet" was the best thing I've seen in a long time.  But hella other titles to see.

  • LamontLamont 1,080 Posts
    District 9
    Into The Wild
    Snatch
    The Departed (shits big time on Wolf)
    Samsara

  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,439 Posts
    Junior said: 
    What the hell is AI doing in there?

    You mean AI: Artificial Intelligence. 

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Junior said: 
    What the hell is AI doing in there?

    You mean AI: Artificial Intelligence. 
    No I was actually thinking of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

  • foefoe Marina 170 Posts
    Junior said:
    I feel something like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  is a film that has been massively bumped by just being in a lot of lists somewhere - otherwise I really can't get with its high position.
    it's a clever movie, i think it's so clever a lot of people think it's deep. kinda like matrix with a better lead and less generic story.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,119 Posts
    Junior said:
    Junior said: 
    What the hell is AI doing in there?

    You mean AI: Artificial Intelligence. 
    No I was actually thinking of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
    I'm confused.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Junior said:
    Junior said: 
    What the hell is AI doing in there?

    You mean AI: Artificial Intelligence. 
    No I was actually thinking of A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
    I'm confused.

    Duderonomy

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    foe said:
    Junior said:
    I feel something like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  is a film that has been massively bumped by just being in a lot of lists somewhere - otherwise I really can't get with its high position.
    it's a clever movie, i think it's so clever a lot of people think it's deep. kinda like matrix with a better lead and less generic story.

    Yes it's definitely clever and full of Kaufman twists and meta-ness. It's just also incredibly whimsical and of its time in a not particularly enjoyable way. In my private mindgarden it sits dangerously close to Garden State.

    Maybe I'm just projecting my own reluctance to ever watch it again but I had assumed Gondry's stock had generally now fallen to the point where even his earlier films were viewed with a more critical eye. Mind you, that is a fairly toothless top 10 in the whole.

  • foefoe Marina 170 Posts
    love story and playing with meta without too many missteps is why i think the movie is rated so high.


    Paprika (2006, Satoshi Kon),   <-no, rather wach cat soup over again 15 times.
    Mind Game (2004, Masaaki Yuasa), <-no, rather watch cat soup....
    Genius Party Beyond (2008, Various),  <- need to check out
    Tekkonkinkreet (2006 Michael Arias) <-i celebrate the moving animations in this one. i rate it high.

    i'm never going to watch battle royal. unless i'm with someone who starts watching it, im not into making scenes over nothing.

  • Anyone else think that American Sniper should be in the list?

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,296 Posts
    Tell No One
    Meek's Cutoff
    Punch Drunk Love

  • mateomateo 163 Posts
    ketan said:

    Punch Drunk Love



    Yes. I only feel more uncomfortably anxious when I get too high. 
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