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Updates:

  1.   Birdsong (2009) / Albert Serra

  2.   Workingman’s Death (2006) / Michael Glawogger 

  3.   The Uncertainty Principle (2002) / Manoel de Oliveira

  4.   The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein (2001) / John Gianvito

  5.   The Heart of the World (2000) / Guy Maddin







2011:

  1.   Aurora / Cristi Puiu

  2.   The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu / Andrei Ujicä

  3.   Certified Copy / Abbas Kiarostami

  4.   Film Socialisme / Jean-Luc Godard

  5.   Le Havre / Aki Kaurismäki

  6.   House of Pleasures / Bertrand Bonello

  7.   Meek’s Cutoff / Kelly Reichardt

  8.   Mysteries of Lisbon / Raúl Ruiz

  9.   Poetry / Lee Chang-dong

  10.   Le Quattro Volte / Michelangelo Frammartino

  11.   El Sicario: Room 164 / Gianfranco Rosi

  12.   To Die Like a Man / João Pedro Rodrigues

  13.   The Tree of Life / Terrence Malick

  14.   Tuesday, After Christmas / Radu Muntean

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





2010:

  1.   Alamar / Pedro González Rubio

  2.   Around a Small Mountain / Jacques Rivette

  3.   Bluebeard / Catherine Breillat

  4.   Dogtooth / Yorgos Lanthimos

  5.   Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl / Manoel de Oliveira

  6.   Everyone Else / Maren Ade

  7.   Mother / Bong Joon-ho

  8.   Ne change rien / Pedro Costa

  9.   Our Beloved Month of August / Miguel Gomes

  10.   Secret Sunshine / Lee Chang-dong

  11.   The Social Network / David Fincher

  12.   The Strange Case of Angelica / Manoel de Oliveira

  13.   Trash Humpers / Harmony Korine

  14.   White Material / Claire Denis

  15.   Wild Grass / Alain Resnais





Decade: 2009 - 2000:

01. Mulholland Dr. / David Lynch

02. Syndromes and a Century / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

03. Platform / Jia Zhang-ke

04. In Vanda’s Room / Pedro Costa

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

06. Werkmeister Harmonies / Béla Tarr

07. The Wind Will Carry Us / Abbas Kiarostami

08. Russian Ark / Alexandr Sokurov

09. Goodbye, Dragon Inn / Tsai Ming-liang

10. Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Andersen

11. Evolution of a Filipino Family / Lav Diaz

12. Caché / Michael Haneke

13. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu / Cristi Puiu

14. Eureka / Shinji Aoyama

15. La Libertad / Lissandro Alonso

16. Beau Travail / Claire Denis

17. Three Times / Hou Hsiao-hsien

18. The New World / Terrence Malick

19. There Will Be Blood / Paul Thomas Anderson

20. In Praise of Love / Jean-Luc Godard





2009:

  1.   24 City / Jia Zhang-ke

  2. 35 Shots of Rum / Claire Denis

  3.   Birdsong / Albert Serra

  4.   The Headless Woman / Lucrecia Martel

  5.   Inglourious Basterds / Quentin Tarantino

  6.   The Limits of Control / Jim Jarmusch

  7.   Liverpool / Lisandro Alonso

  8.   Police, Adjective / Corneliu Porumboiu

  9.   Revanche / Götz Spielman

  10.   Silent Light / Carlos Reygadas

  11.   Still Walking / Hirokazu Kore-eda

  12.   Summer Hours / Olivier Assayas

  13.   The Sun / Aleksandr Sokurov

  14.   Tokyo Sonata / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

  15.   The White Ribbon / Michael Haneke






2008:

  1.   4 Months, 3 Weeks & Two Days / Cristian Mungiu

  2.   A Christmas Tale / Arnaud Desplechin

  3.   Alexandra / Alexandr Sokurov

  4.   The Duchess of Langeais / Jacques Rivette

  5.   Flight of the Red Balloon / Hou Hsiao-hsie

  6.   In the City of Sylvia / Jose Luis Guerin

  7.   My Winnipeg / Guy Maddin

  8.   Paranoid Park / Gus Van Sant

  9.   Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind / John Gianvito

  10.   The Romance of Astrea & Celadon / Eric Rohmer

  11.   The Secret of the Grain / Abdel Kechiche

  12.   Still Life / Jia Zhang-ke

  13.   Synecdoche, New York / Charlie Kaufman

  14.   Wendy & Lucy / Kelly Reichardt

  15.   Woman On the Beach / Hong Sangsoo





2007:

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

  2.   Black Book / Paul Verhoeven

  3.   Colossal Youth / Pedro Costa

  4.   I’m Not There / Todd Haynes

  5.   I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone / Tsai Ming-liang

  6.   Longing / Valeska Grisebach

  7.   Los muertos / Lisandro Alonso

  8.   No Country for Old Men / Joel & Ethan Coen

  9.   Offside / Jafar Panahi

  10.   Private Fears in Public Places / Alain Resnais

  11.   RR / James Benning

  12.   Syndromes and a Century / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  13.   There Will Be Blood / Paul Thomas Anderson

  14.   West of the Tracks / Wang Bing

  15.   Zodiac / David Fincher





2006:

  1.   Battle in Heaven / Carlos Reygadas

  2.   Children of Men / Alfonso Cuaron

  3.   Clean / Olivier Assayas

  4.   Climates / Nuri Bilge Ceylan

  5.   The Death of Mr. Lazarescu / Cristi Puiu

  6.   The Departed / Martin Scorsese

  7.   L’Enfant / Jean Pierre & Luc Dardenne

  8.   Inland Empire / David Lynch

  9.   Workingman’s Death / Michael Glawogger

  10.   Old Joy / Kelly Reichardt

  11.   Pan’s Labyrinth / Guillermo Del Toro

  12.   Three Times / Hou Hsiao-hsien

  13.   Two Drifters / João Pedro Rodrigues

  14.   When the Levees Broke / Spike Lee

  15.   Woman Is the Future of Man / Hong Sangsoo





2005:

  1.   2046 / Wong Kar-wai

  2.   A History of Violence / David Cronenberg

  3.   Caché / Michael Haneke

  4.   Café Lumiere / Hou Hsiao-hsien

  5.   Grizzly Man / Werner Herzog

  6.   The Holy Girl / Lucrecia Martel

  7.   The Intruder / Claire Denis

  8.   Kings & Queen / Arnaud Desplechin

  9.   Last Days / Gus Van Sant

  10.   Memories of Murder / Bong Joon-ho

  11.   The New World / Terrence Malick

  12.   Oxhide / Jiayin Liu

  13.   Saraband / Ingmar Bergman

  14.   Tropical Malady / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  15.   The World / Jia Zhang-ke





2004:

  1.   13 Lakes / James Benning

  2.   Bad Education / Pedro Almodovar

  3.   Before Sunset / Richard Linklater

  4.   Crimson Gold / Jafar Panahi

  5.   Distant / Nuri Bilge Ceylan

  6.   Dogville / Lars von Trier

  7.   Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry

  8.   Evolution of a Filipino Family / Lav Diaz

  9.   Goodbye, Dragon Inn / Tsai Ming-liang

  10.   Kill Bill Vol. 2 / Quentin Tarantino

  11.   Los Angeles Plays Itself / Thom Andersen

  12.   Springtime in a Small Town / Tian Zhuangzhuang

  13.   Moolaadé / Ousmane Sembene

  14.   Notre Musique / Jean-Luc Godard

  15.   Tarnation / Jonathan Caouette





2003:

  1.   Capturing the Friedmans / Andrew Jarecki

  2.   Come and Go / João César Monteiro

  3.   demonlover / Olivier Assayas

  4.   Elephant / Gus Van Sant

  5.   Friday Night / Claire Denis

  6.   Gerry / Gus Van Sant

  7.   Kill Bill Vol. 1 / Quentin Tarantino

  8.   Lost in Translation / Sophia Coppola

  9.   The Man Without a Past / Aki Kaurismäki

  10.   Millennium Mambo / Hou Hsiao-hsien

  11.   Mystic River / Clint Eastwood

  12.   Platform / Jia Zhang-ke

  13.   The Son / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

  14.   Ten / Abbas Kiarostami

  15.   Unknown Pleasures / Jia Zhang-ke





2002:

  1.   25th Hour / Spike Lee

  2.   Adaptation. / Spike Jonze

  3.   Blissfully Yours / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  4.   The Fast Runner / Zacharias Kunuk

  5.   I’m Going Home / Manoel de Oliveira

  6.   In Praise of Love / Jean-Luc Godard

  7.   The Lady and the Duke / Eric Rohmer

  8.   Russian Ark / Alexandr Sokurov

  9.   Spider / David Cronenberg

  10.   Spirited Away / Hayao Miyazaki

  11.   Talk to Her / Pedro Almodovar

  12.   Trouble Every Day / Claire Denis

  13.   Turning Gate / Hong Sangsoo

  14.   The Uncertainty Principle / Manoel de Oliveira

  15.   What Time Is It There? / Tsai Ming-liang





2001:

  1.   A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Steven Spielberg

  2.   La ciénaga / Lucrecia Martel

  3.   The Circle / Jafar Panahi

  4.   Eureka / Shinji Aoyama

  5.   Fat Girl / Catherine Briellat

  6.   Ghost World / Terry Zwigoff

  7.   The Gleaners & I / Agnès Varda

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

  9.   La libertad / Lisandro Alonso

  10.   The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein / John Gianvito

  11.   Mulholland Dr. / David Lynch

  12.   The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson

  13.   Songs from the Second Floor / Roy Andersson

  14.   Va Savoir / Jacques Rivette

  15.   Werkmeister Harmonies / Béla Tarr





2000:

  1.   Almost Famous / Cameron Crowe

  2.   Beau Travail / Claire Denis

  3.   La Captive / Chantal Akerman

  4.   Dancer in the Dark / Lars von Trier

  5.   George Washington / David Gordon Green

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

  7.   The Heart of the World / Guy Maddin

  8.   The House of Mirth / Terence Davies

  9.   In Vanda’s Room / Pedro Costa

  10.   Taboo / Nagisa Oshima

  11.   Time Regained / Raul Ruiz

  12.   Traffic / Steven Soderbergh

  13.   Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors / Hong Sangsoo

  14.   The Wind Will Carry Us / Abbas Kiarostami

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

 

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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