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2011:

01. A Separation / Asghar Farhadi

02. Certified Copy / Abbas Kiarostami

03. Meek’s Cutoff / Kelly Reichardt

04. Martha Marcy May Marlene / Sean Durkin

05. 13 Assassins / Takashi Miike

06. Drive / Nicolas Winding Refn

07. The Tree of Life / Terrence Malick

08. Margaret / Kenneth Lonergan

09. Mysteries of Lisbon / Raúl Ruiz

10. The Interrupters / Steve James

11. House of Pleasures / Bertrand Bonello

12. The Arbor / Clio Barnard

13. Heartbeats / Xavier Dolan

14. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

15. Terri / Azazel Jacobs





2010:

01. Dogtooth / Yorgos Lanthimos

02. Everyone Else / Maren Ade

03. Amer / Bruno Forzani & Helene Cattet

04. White Material / Claire Denis

05. Scott Pilgrim vs the World / Edgar Wright

06. Winter’s Bone / Debra Granik

07. Rabbit Hole / John Cameron Mitchell

08. Wild Grass / Alain Resnais

09. I Love You Phillip Morris / Glenn Ficarra & John Requa

10. Shutter Island / Martin Scorsese

11. Lourdes / Jessica Hausner

12. Somewhere / Sofia Coppola

13. Four Lions / Chris Morris

14. Marwencol / Jeff Malmberg

15. Catfish / Ariel Shulman & Henry Joost





Decade: 2009 - 20000:

01. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... / Edward Yang

02. Werckmeister Harmonies / Béla Tarr

03. Y Tu Mamá También / Alfonso Cuarón

04. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry

05. The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson

06. There Will Be Blood / Paul Thomas Anderson

07. Memento / Christopher Nolan

08. In the Mood for Love / Wong Kar-wai

09. When the Levees Broke / Spike Lee

10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford / Andrew Dominik

11. George Washington / David Gordon Green

12. Beau Travail / Claire Denis

13. WALL•E / Andrew Stanton

14. Offside / Jafar Panahi

15. Tropical Malady / Apichatpong Weerasthakul

16. Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Anderson

17. The Proposition / John Hillcoat

18. Tokyo Sonata / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

19. Lake of Fire / Tony Kaye

20. Who's Camus Anyway? / Mitsuo Yanagimachi





2009:

01. Tokyo Sonata / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

02. Where the Wild Things Are / Spike Jonze

03. 24 City / Jia Zhang-ke

04. 35 Shots of Rum / Claire Denis

05. Summer Hours / Olivier Assayas

06. Headless Woman / Lucrecia Martel

07. In the Loop / Armando Iannucci

08. The Beaches of Agnés / Agnés Varda

09. Julia / Erick Zonca

10. Treeless Mountain / So Yong Kim

11. Revanche / Götz Spielmann

12. Still Walking / Hirokazu Koreeda

13. Tetro / Francis Ford Coppola

14. Bright Star / Jane Campion

15. Sugar / Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck





2008:

01. WALL•E / Andrew Stanton
02. In the City of Sylvia / José Luis Guerín
03. Synecdoche, New York / Charlie Kaufman
04. Reprise / Jaochim Trier
05. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father / Kurt Kuenne
06. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days / Cristian Mungiu

07. Rachel Getting Married / Jonathan Demme
08. A Christmas Tale / Arnaud Desplechin

09. The Dark Knight / Christopher Nolan
10
. Paranoid Park / Gus Van Sant
11.
Still Life / Jia Zhang-ke

12. Chop Shop / Ramin Bahrani

13. Let the Right One In / Tomas Alfredson

14. My Winnipeg / Guy Maddin

15. The Witnesses / Andre Techin





2007:

01. There Will Be Blood / Paul Thomas Anderson
02. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford / Andrew Dominik
03. Offside / Jafar Panahi
04. Lake of Fire / Tony Kaye
05. No Country for Old Men / Joel & Ethan Coen
06. The Host / Bong Joon-ho
07. My Kid Could Paint That / Amir Bar-Lev
08. Zodiac / David Fincher

09. I'm Not There / Todd Haynes

10. Ratatouille / Brad Bird
11.
Rescue Dawn / Werner Herzog

12. Away from Her / Sarah Polley

13. Hot Fuzz / Edgar Wright

14. Syndromes and a Century / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

15. Bug / William Friedkin





2006:

01. When the Levees Broke / Spike Lee
02. The Proposition / John Hillcoat
03. Children of Men / Alfonso Cuarón
04. Inland Empire / David Lynch
05. Conversations With Other Women / Hans Canosa
06. Clean / Olivier Assayas
07. Dave Chapelle's Block Party / Michel Gondry
08. Casino Royale / Martin Campbell
09. Three Times / Hou Hsiao-hsien
10. The Science of Sleep / Michel Gondry
11. Brick / Rian Johnson

12. Volver / Pedro Almodóvar

13. Marie Antoinette / Sophia Coppola

14. Look Both Ways / Sarah Watts

15. The Departed / Martin Scorsese





2005:

01. Tropical Malady / Apichatpong Weerasethakul
02.
Who's Camus Anyway? / Mitsuo Yanagimachi
03.
The Squid and the Whale / Noah Baumbach
04.
Café Lumiere / Hou Hsiao-hsien
05.
Regular Lovers / Philippe Garrel

06. Nobody Knows / Hirokazu Kore-eda
07.
Junebug / Phil Morrison
08.
Munich / Steven Spielberg
09.
Grizzly Man / Werner Herzog
10.
Kings & Queen / Arnaud Desplechin
11.
Keane / Lodge Kerrigan

12. Mysterious Skin / Gregg Araki

13. Wolf Creek / Greg Mclean

14. Memories of Murder / Bong Joon-ho

15. Three... Extremes / Various





2004:

01. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry
02. Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Andersen

03. Dogville / Lars von Trier
04. Million Dollar Baby / Clint Eastwood
05. Notre Musique / Jean-Luc Godard
06. Primer / Shane Carruth
07. Before Sunset / Richard Linklater
08. Time of the Wolf / Michael Haneke
09. The Agronomist / Jonathan Demme
10. Bad Education / Pedro Almodóvar

11. Goodbye, Dragon Inn / Tsai Ming-

12. The Return / Andrei Zvyagintsev

13. Undertow / David Gordon Green

14. Distant / Nuri Bilge Ceylan

15. BAADASSSSS! / Mario Van Peebles





2003:

01. Gerry / Gus Van Sant
02.
Lost in Translation / Sofia Coppola
03.
Friday Night / Claire Denis
04.
All the Real Girls / David Gordon Green
05.
In America / Jim Sheridan
06.
May / Lucky McKee
07.
American Splendor / Shari Springer Berman
08.
The Son / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
09.
Capturing the Friedmans / Andrew Jarecki
10.
Shattered Glass / Billy Ray

11. Five Dedicated to Ozu / Abbas Kiarostami

12. 28 Days Later / Danny Boyle

13. Finding Nemo / Andrew Stanton

14. Master & Commander: The Far Side of the ... / Peter Weir

15. School of Rock / Richard Linklater





2002:

01. Y Tu Mama Tambien / Alfonso Cuarón
02. Adaptation. / Spike Jonze
03. What Time Is It There? / Tsai Ming-
04. Esther Kahn / Arnaud Desplechin
05. Trouble Every Day / Claire Denis
06. Talk to Her / Pedro Almodóvar
07. Morvern Callar / Lynne Ramsay
08. Late Marriage / Dover Koshashvili
09. Minority Report / Steven Spielberg

10. Far from Heaven / Todd Haynes

11. Punch-Drunk Love / Paul Thomas Anderson

12. Spider / David Cronenberg

13. 25th Hour / Spike Lee

14. Intacto / Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

15. Rodger Dodger / Dylan Kidd





2001:

01. Werckmeister Harmonies / Bela Tarr
02. The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson
03. Memento / Christopher Nolan
04. In the Mood for Love / Wong Kar-Wai
05. A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Steven Spielberg
06. Code Unknown / Michael Haneke
07. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring / Peter Jackson
08. Audition / Takeshi Miike
09. Mulholland Drive / David Lynch
10. Ghost World / Terry Zwigoff
11. Fat Girl / Catherine Breillat
12. In the Bedroom / Todd Field

13. Amores Perros / Alejandro Innaritu

14. The Gleaners & I / Agnes Varda

15. Monsters, Inc. / Pete Docter





2000:

01. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... / Edward Yang
02.
George Washington / David Gordon Green
03.
Beau Travail / Claire Denis
04.
Bamboozled / Spike Lee
05.
Ratcatcher / Lynne Ramsay
06.
Requiem for a Dream / Darren Aronofsky
07.
American Psycho / Mary Harron
08.
You Can Count On Me / Kenneth Lonergan
09.
High Fidelity / Stephen Frears
10.
Dancer in the Dark / Lars von Trier

11. Hamlet / Michael Almereyda

12. The Virgin Suicides / Sophia Coppola

13. Unbreakable / M. Night Shyamalan

14. Cast Away / Robert Zemeckis

15. Chicken Run / Peter Lord & Nick Park

 

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In an effort to maintain some level of continuity, every film has been categorized by its US theatrical release year. If a film never receives a US theatrical release, it’s given a “five year buffer period” before it becomes eligible the year of its earliest public release anywhere in the world. —SCM