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Updates:

  1.   Shame (2011) / Steve McQueen

  2.   Take Shelter (2011) / Jeff Nichols

  3.   Observe and Report (2009) / Jody Hill

  4.   Funny Ha Ha (2005) / Andre Bujalski

  5.   Crimson and Gold (2004) / Jafar Panahi







2011:

01. Film Socialisme / Jean-Luc Godard

02. A Separation / Asghar Farhadi

03. The Tree of Life / Terrence Malick

04. Certified Copy / Abbas Kiarostami

05. Love Exposure / Sion Sono

06. Shame / Steve McQueen

07. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / Tomas Alfredson

08. The Artist / Michel Hazanavicius

09. Drive / Nicolas Winding Refn

10. Take Shelter / Jeff Nichols





2010:

01. The Social Network / David Fincher

02. A Prophet / Jacques Audiard

03. I Am Love / Luca Guadagnino

04. The Ghost Writer / Roman Polanski

05. Black Swan / Darren Aronofsky

06. Another Year / Mike Leigh

07. Fish Tank / Andrea Arnold

08. True Grit / Joel Coen

09. Shutter Island / Martin Scorsese

10. Toy Story 3 /  Lee Unkrich





Decade: 2009 - 20000:

01. Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Andersen

02. Caché / Michael Haneke

03. Mulholland Dr. / David Lynch

04. In Praise of Love / Jean-Luc Godard

05. Police, Adjective / Corneliu Porumboiu

06. In the Mood for Love / Won Kar-Wai

07. Inland Empire / David Lynch

08. The New World / Terrence Malick

09. There Will Be Blood / P.T. Anderson

10. Hunger / Steve McQueen

11. Zodiac / David Fincher

12. Crimson and Gold / Jafar Panahi

13. No Country for Old Men / Joel Coen

14. Still Life / Jia Zhang-ke

15. Elephant / Gus Van Sant

16. Synecdoche, New York / Charlie Kaufman

17. Yi Yi: a One and a Two... / Edward Yang

18. A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Steven Spielberg

19. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days / Cristian Mungiu

20. Code Unknown / Michael Haneke





2009:

01. Police, Adjective / Corneliu Porumboiu

02. A Serious Man / Joel Coen

03. The White Ribbon / Michael Haneke

04. In the Loop / Armando Iannucci

05. The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans / Werner Herzog

06. Star Trek / J.J. Abrams

07. Inglourious Basterds / Quentin Tarantino

08. Public Enemies / Michael Mann

09. A Single Man / Tom Ford

10. Observe and Report / Jody Hill





2008:

01. Hunger / Steve McQueen

02. Synecdoche, New York / Charlie Kaufman

03. Still Life / Jia Zhang-ke

04. 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days / Cristian Mungiu

05. Rachel Getting Married / Jonathan Demme

06. Let the Right One In / Tomas Alfredson

07. Happy-Go-Lucky / Mike Leigh

08. Encounters at the End of the World / Werner Herzog

09. In Bruges / Martin McDonough

10. Speed Racer / Larry & Andy Wachowski





2007:

01. There Will Be Blood / Paul Thomas Anderson

02. No Country for Old Men / Joel Coen

03. Zodiac / David Fincher

04. Offside / Jafar Panahi

05. Death Proof / Quentin Tarantino

06. Halloween / Rob Zombie

07. Hot Fuzz / Edgar Wright

08. Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi

09. The King of Kong / Seth Gordon

10. The Host / Bong Joon-ho





2006:

01. Inland Empire / David Lynch

02. L'Enfant / Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne

03. Pan's Labyrinth / Guillermo Del Toro

04. Bugcrush / Carter Smith

05. A Prairie Home Companion / Robert Altman

06. The Departed / Martin Scorsese

07. Brick / Rian Johnson

08. The Descent / Neil Marshal

09. The Prestige / Christopher Nolan

10. Mission Impossible III / J.J. Abrams





2005:

01. Caché / Michael Haneke

02. The New World / Terrence Malick

03. A History of Violence / David Cronenberg

04. Funny Ha Ha / Andrew Bujalski

05. Grizzly Man / Werner Herzog

06. Old Boy / Park Chan-Wook

07. Broken Flowers / Jim Jarmusch

08. Capote / Bennett Miller

09. Downfall / Oliver Hirschbiegel

10. The War of the Worlds / Steven Spielberg





2004:

01. Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Andersen

02. Crimson and Gold / Jafar Panahi

03. Notre Musique / Jean-Luc Godard

04. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry

05. Dogville / Lars Von Trier

06. Sideways / Alexander Payne

07. 9 Songs / Michael Winterbottom

08. Vera Drake / Mike Leigh

09. Before Sunset / Richard Linklater

10. Primer / Shane Carruth





2003:

01. Elephant / Gus Van Sant

02. Lost in Translation / Sophia Coppola

03. The Fog of War / Errol Morris

04. All the Real Girls / David Gordon Green

05. Shattered Glass / Billy Ray

06. 21 Grams / Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

07. The Cooler / Wayne Kramer

08. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 / Quentin Tarantino

09. American Splendor / Shari Springer Berman

10. Finding Nemo / Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich





2002:

01. In Praise of Love / Jean-Luc Godard

02. Y Tu Mama Tambien / Alfonso Cuaron

03. Punch-Drunk Love / P.T. Anderson

04. Spider / David Cronenberg

05. 25th Hour / Spike Lee

06. Trouble Every Day / Claire Denis

07. Spirited Away / Hayao Miyazaki

08. About Schmidt / Alexander Payne

09. 24 Hour Party People / Michael Winterbottom

10. Adaptation / Spike Jonze





2001:

01. Mulholland Dr. / David Lynch

02. A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Steven Spielberg

03. In the Mood for Love / Wong Kar-Wai

04. Code Unknown / Michael Haneke

05. The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson

06. Ghost World / Terry Zwigoff

07. Gosford Park / Robert Altman

08. Audition / Takashi Miike

09. Ginger Snaps / John Fawcett

10. Waking Life / Richard Linklater





2000:

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

02. Dancer in the Dark / Lars Von Trier

03. The Heart of the World / Guy Maddin

04. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai / Jim Jarmusch

05. Best in Show / Christopher Guest

06. Wonderland / Michael Winterbottom

07. Battle Royale / Kinji Fukasaku

08. Traffic / Steven Soderbergh

09. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / Ang Lee

10. American Psycho / Mary Harron

 

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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