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2011:

01. The Tree of Life / Terrence Malick

02. Certified Copy / Abbas Kiarostami

03. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 / David Yates

04. A Separation / Asghar Farhadi

05. Heartbeats / Xavier Dolan

06. Meek’s Cutoff / Kelly Reichart

07. Margaret / Kenneth Lonergan

08. Melancholia / Lars Von Trier

09. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / David Fincher

10. Weekend / Andrew Haigh

11. The Myth of the American Sleepover / David Robert Mitchell

12. Like Crazy / Drake Doremus

13. House of Pleasures / Bertrand Bonello

14. Drive / Nicolas Winding Refn

15. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy / Tomas Alfredson

16. Polytechnique / Denis Villeneuve

17. Beginners / Mike Mills

18. Submarine / Richard Aoyade

19. The Descendants / Alexander Payne

20. Bridesmaids / Paul Feig





2010:

01. Exit Through the Gift Shop / Banksy

02. Blue Valentine / Derek Cianfrance

03. Valhalla Rising / Nicolas Winding Refn

04. Fish Tank / Andrea Arnold

05. Winter’s Bone / Debra Granik

06. Waiting for ‘Superman’ / Davis Guggenheim

07. Everyone Else / Maren Ade

08. Inception / Christopher Nolan

09. Black Swan / Darren Aronofsky

10. The Social Network / David Fincher

11. Dogtooth / Yorgos Lanthimos

12. True Grit / Joel & Ethan Coen

13. Mugabe and the White African / Lucy Bailey & Andrew Thompson

14. Another Year / Mike Leigh

15. Greenberg / Noah Baumbach
16.
Kisses / Lance Daly

17. Last Train Home / Lixin Fan

18. Four Lions / Christopher Morris

19. Catfish / Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
20. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World / Edgar Wright





Decade: 2009 - 20000:

01. Lord of the Rings / Peter Jackson
02.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry
03.
Lost in Translation / Sofia Coppola
04.
The New World / Terrence Malick
05.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the ... / Andrew Dominik
06.
After the Wedding / Susanne Bier
07.
Spirited Away / Hayao Miyazaki
08.
The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson

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

10. Love, Actually / Richard Curtis

11. Pan’s Labyrinth / Guillermo Del Toro

12. House of Flying Daggers / Zhang Yimou

13. Eureka / Shinji Aoyama

14. The Squid and the Whale / Noah Baumbach

15. The Fountain / Darren Aronofsky

16. Kings & Queen / Arnaud Desplechin

17. Babel / Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

18. Dancer in the Dark / Lars Von Trier

19. Once / John Carney

20. Pulse / Kiyoshi Kurosawa





2009:

01. A Serious Man / Joel & Ethan Coen

02. Bright Star / Jane Campion

03. Where the Wild Things Are / Spike Jonze

04. A Single Man / Tom Ford

05. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince / David Yates

06. The Hurt Locker / Kathryn Bigelow

07. The Hangover / Todd Phillips

08. Tokyo Sonata / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

09. Antichrist / Lars Von Trier

10. In the Loop / Armando Iannucci

11. Avatar / James Cameron

12. Goodbye Solo / Ramin Bahrani

13. 500 Days of Summer / Marc Webb

14. The White Ribbon / Michael Haneke

15. The Messenger / Oren Moverman
16.
Paranormal Activity / Orin Peli

17. Medicine for Melancholy / Barry Jenkins

18. The Cove / Louis Psihoyos

19. Moon / Duncan Jones
20. 35 Shots of Rum / Claire Denis





2008:

01. Revolutionary Road / Sam Mendes

02. The Dark Knight / Christopher Nolan

03. Let the Right One In / Tomas Alfredson

04. Rachel Getting Married / Jonathan Demme

05. The Wrestler / Darren Aronofsky

06. A Christmas Tale / Arnaud Desplechin

07. Happy-Go-Lucky / Mike Leigh

08. In Bruges / Martin McDonough

09. Forgetting Sarah Marshall / Nicholas Stoller

10. Summer Palace / Lou Ye

11. Reprise / Joachim Trier

12. WALL•E / Andrew Stanton

13. Gran Torino / Clint Eastwood

14. Synecdoche, New York / Charlie Kaufman

15. Milk / Gus Van Sant

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

17. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father / Kurt Kuenne

18. The Class / Laurent Cantet

19. Hunger / Steve McQueen

20. The Last Mistress / Catherine Breillat





2007:

01. The Assassination of Jesse James by the ... / Andrew Dominik

02. After the Wedding / Susanne Bier

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

04. Once / John Carney

05. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix / David Yates

06. Juno / Diablo Cody

07. The Orphanage / Juan Antonio Bayona

08. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters / Seth Gordon

09. Gone Baby Gone / Ben Affleck

10. Lust, Caution / Lust, Caution

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

12. Paprika / Satoshi Kon

13. Brand Upon the Brain! / Guy Maddin

14. My Kid Could Paint That / Amir Bar-Lev

15. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly / Julian Schnabel

16. Rusalka / Anna Melikyan

17. Into the Wild / Sean Penn

18. Superbad / Greg Mottola

19. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street / Tim Burton

20. 5 Centimeters per Second / Makoto Shinkai





2006:

01. Pan’s Labyrinth / Guillermo Del Toro

02. The Fountain / Darren Aronofsky

03. Babel / Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

04. Letters from Iwo Jima / Clint Eastwood

05. Half Nelson / Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden

06. The Proposition / John Hillcoat

07. Children of Men / Alfonso Cuaron

08. Apocalypto / Mel Gibson

09. The Departed / Martin Scorsese

10. Borat / Larry Charles

11. Brick / Rian Johnson

12. The Lives of Others / Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

13. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu / Cristi Puiu

14. Little Children / Todd Field

15. V for Vendetta / James McTeigue

16. Deliver Us From Evil / Amy Berg

17. L’Enfant / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

18. Blood Diamond / Edward Zwick

19. The Last King of Scotland / Kevin McDonald

20. Little Miss Sunshine / Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Ferris





2005:

01. The New World / Terrence Malick

02. The Squid and the Whale / Noah Baumbach

03. Kings & Queen / Arnaud Desplechin

04. Pulse / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

05. Brokeback Mountain / Ang Lee

06. Grizzly Man / Werner Herzog

07. Pride & Prejudice / Joe Wright

08. Memories of Murder / Bong Joon-ho

09. Mysterious Skin / Gregg Araki

10. Me and You and Everyone We Know / Miranda July

11. King Kong / Peter Jackson

12. 3-Iron / Ki-duk Kim

13. Who’s Camus Anyway? / Mitsuo Yanagimachi

14. Rent / Chris Columbus

15. Brodre / Susanne Bier

16. Kingdom of Heaven / Ridley Scott

17. Match Point / Woody Allen

18. Munich / Syeven Spielberg

19. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang / Shane Black

20. Nobody Knows / Hirokazu Koreeda





2004:

01. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind / Michel Gondry

02. House of Flying Daggers / Zhang Yimou

03. Closer / Mike Nichols

04. Hotel Rwanda / Terry George

05. Dogville / Lars Von Trier

06. The Passion of the Christ / Mel Gibson

07. Hero / Zhang Yimou

08. Primer / Shane Carruth

09. Million Dollar Baby / Clint Eastwood

10. Tokyo Godfathers / Satoshi Kon

11. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban / Alfonso Cuaron

12. The Return / Andrei Zvyagintsev

13. The Aviator / Martin Scorsese

14. Garden State / Zach Braff

15. Tarnation / Jonathan Caouette

16. Bad Education / Pedro Almodovar

17. Oasis / Lee Chang-dong

18. The Woodsman / Nicole Kassell

19. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring / Ki-duk Kim

20. Mean Creek / Jacob Aaron Estes





2003:

01. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / Peter Jackson

02. Lost in Translation / Sofia Coppola

03. Love, Actually / Richard Curtis

04. City of God / Fernando Meirelles

05. Millennium Actress / Satoshi Kon

06. Mystic River / Clint Eastwood

07. Bad Santa / Terry Zwigoff

08. Finding Nemo / Andrew Stanton

09. All the Real Girls / David Gordon Green

10. Capturing the Friedmans / Andrew Jarecki

11. Lilya 4-Ever / Lukas Moodysson

12. To Be and to Have / Nicholas Philibert

13. In America / Jim Sheridan

14. The Last Samurai / Edward Zwick

15. The Fog of War / Errol Morris

16. Whale Rider / Niki Caro

17. Sweet Sixteen / Ken Loach

18. Bus 174 / Jose Padilha & Felipe Lacerda

19. The Son / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

20. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World / Peter Weir





2002:

01. Spirited Away / Hayao Miyazaki

02. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / Peter Jackson

03. The Hours / Stephen Daldry

04. Talk to Her / Pedro Almodovar

05. All or Nothing / Mike Leigh

06. Gangs of New York / Martin Scorsese

07. The Pianist / Roman Polanski

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

09. Adaptation / Spike Jonze

10. The Business of Fancydancing / Sherman Alexie

11. Far from Heaven / Todd Haynes

12. Y Tu Mama Tambien / Alfonso Cuaron

13. Minority Report / Steven Spielberg

14. Hell House / George Ratliff

15. The Piano Teacher / Michael Haneke

16. About a Boy / Paul Weitz & Chris Weitz

17. The Quiet American / Phillip Noyce

18. The Isle / Ki-duk Kim

19. The Fast Runner / Zacharias Kunuk

20. 24 Hour Party People / Michael Winterbottom





2001:

01. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring / Peter Jackson

02. The Royal Tenenbaums / Wes Anderson

03. Eureka / Shinji Aoyama

04. Moulin Rouge / Baz Luhrmann

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

06. Snatch / Guy Ritchie

07. Gosford Park / Robert Altman

08. Amores Perros / Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

09. In the Bedroom / Todd Field

10. Memento / Christopher Nolan

11. A Beautiful Mind / Ron Howard

12. Cure / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

13. Donnie Darko / Richard Kelley

14. Ghost World / Terry Zwigoff

15. Audition / Takashi Miike

16. Amelie / Jean-Pierre Jeunet

17. Shrek / Andrew Adamson

18. Children Underground / Edet Belzberg

19. Hedwig and the Angry Inch / John Cameron Mitchell

20. A.I. Artificial Intelligence / Steven Spielberg





2000:

01. Dancer in the Dark / Lars Von Trier

02. Gladiator / Ridley Scott

03. The Patriot / Roland Emmerich

04. Battle Royale / Kinji Fukasaku

05. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / Ang Lee

06. Best in Show / Christopher Guest

07. George Washington / David Gordon Green

08. The Idiots / Lars Von Trier

09. Before Night Falls / Julian Schnabel

10. You Can Count on Me / Ken Lonnergan

11. O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? / Joel & Ethan Coen

12. Sound and Fury / Josh Aronson

13. High Fidelity / Stephen Frears

14. Requiem for a Dream / Darren Aronofsky

15. Barking Dogs Never Bite / Bong Joon-ho

16. Billy Elliot / Stephen Daldry

17. Suzhou River / Lou Ye

18. The Virgin Suicides / Sofia Coppola

19. Unbreakable / M. Night Shyamalan

20. The House of Mirth / Terrence Davis





1999:

01. Being John Malkovich / Spike Jonze

02. Late August, Early September / Olivier Assayas

03. Magnolia / P.T. Anderson

04. The Matrix / Andy & Lana Wachowski

05. The Insider / Michael Mann

06. The Dreamlife of Angels / Erick Zonca

07. Topsy-Turvy / Mike Leigh

08. All About My Mother / Pedro Almodovar

09. Princess Mononoke / Hayao Miyazaki

10. Rosetta / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne

11. American Beauty / Alan Ball

12. Last Night / Don McKellar

13. After Life / Hirokazu Kore-eda

14. Three Kings / David O. Russell

15. Perfect Blue / Satoshi Kon

16. My Name Is Joe / Ken Loach

17. Charisma / Kiyoshi Kurosawa

18. Fight Club / David Fincher

19. The Iron Giant / Brad Bird
20. Ride With the Devil / Ang Lee

 

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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