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►Top 25 of the 00s◄
« on: September 23, 2009, 10:26:47 PM »
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Figure it's about that time with this decade winding down. We should all start working on our lists. I've been revisiting some stuff the last few months and I'm surprised that some of it doesn't hold up as well as I originally thought and some hold up better.

I think a top 25 list would be a good idea since it encompasses such a large time period. If you only wanna make a top 10, that's cool, but seeing as how we're so listy, a top 25 felt like a good idea.

This year is brimming with excellent and potential excellent flicks so I'm gonna hold off on making mine for awhile but I thought I'd get this thread started just to get the idea out there.

We can use this thread to give recommendations of some forgotten gems that might warrant a revisit, politic, or just start working on our eventual lists. Maybe we can compile them sometime next year and get a definitive list when we're compiling our annual XIXAX awards.  :bravo:
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 11:25:10 PM »
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where do I begin, this will be my rough draft and hopefully something else will come of it
there are some movies that are great that I really really love but I can't put them there 'cause they just don't feel like part of this decade

turtles can fly
ping pong
capturing the friedmans
spirited away
last life in the universe
the royal tenenbaums
sin city
battle royale
almost famous
volver
when the levees broke
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
the white diamond
in america
a bittersweet life
the saddest music in the world
collateral
city of god
five obstructions
the best of youth
noi
the incredibles
northfork
departures
all the real girls (I think that's 26)

where the wild things are?
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 01:15:29 AM »
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I've missed some decent candidates in 2008 and I still anticipate certain films this year, but I don't think my list will change much anyways.....

1.) The Son
2.) The Piano Teacher
3.) Brokeback Mountain
4.) Downfall
5.) George Washington
6.) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
7.) The Pianist
8.) The Child
9.) Flags of Our Fathers / Letters from Iwo Jima
10.) The Constant Gardener
11.) Lust, Caution
12.) Alexander Revisited
13.) Spirited Away (Japanese Version)
14.) Bruno
15.) When Will I Be Loved
16.) The Incredibles
17.) City of God
18.) Capturing the Friedmans
19.) Tigerland
20.) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
21.) Twilight Samurai
22.) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
23.) Sideways
24.) The Queen
25.) W.

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 03:33:43 AM »
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4.) Downfall


yes! This one and Old Boy are the only two that i immediately thought of. What's great is that these can start populating this thread and i can totally start netflixing that shit!
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 05:22:44 AM »
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14.) Bruno

Woah unexpected!

Ok now I know what I'll do this morning at work (i.e.:this list)

Here goes... except the first two, the order is just the order I find them in my mind or on IMDB.

1: Mulholland Drive

2: Closer

Memento (first dvd I ever bought, gotta give some love. Also blew my mind)

Lord of The Rings : Two Towers

No Country for Old Men

Broken Flowers

There Will Be Blood (Duh... this'll probably win)

Battle Royale (Thanks Pete for the reminder...fuckin rocks, this film)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Wrestler (??? not sure, but it sprang to mind early, so it might stick)

The Weatherman (why didn't anybody like this one?)

Adaptation

High Fidelity


that's all I can think of right now  :yabbse-undecided:

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 09:21:05 AM »
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14.) Bruno

The Weatherman (why didn't anybody like this one?)

I was the only one laughing out loud in the theater, i'm working on mine in class,
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  • There Will Be Blood
    Adaptation
    Traffic
    Almost Famous
    Requiem For A Dream
    Last Life of the universe
    Tupac: Resurrection
    A guide to recognizing your saints
    Eternal Sunshine Of the spotless Mind
    No Direction Home
    The Weather Man
    Match Point
    O' Brother where art thou  (2000?)
    25th hour
    City Of God
    Grizzly Man
    The Fountain
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Muholland Drive
    Sin City
    Waking Life
    Punch Drunk Love
    Memento
    Finding Nemo
    Big Fish


There are still a ton that i haven't seen even in the last two or three years or so, but a few on your lists i will obviously have to take a look at, and GT what's good about the Alexander Revisited, you're talking about the Stone flick right?  I never bothered with the 'revisited.'
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 10:26:32 AM »
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love your list Neil, two votes for the weahterman waoh unexpected, happy about that. Everyone I lend it too find it ''forgetable''... which I never understoof. Anyways.

I had forgotten about A guide to recognizing your saints, great one nobody's seen. I need to add some Downey in my list...

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 01:35:55 PM »
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35 shots of rum (claire denis)
before sunset (richard linklater)
brand upon the brain! (guy maddin)
code unknown (michael haneke)
dogville (lars von trier)
george washington (david gordon green)
gerry (gus van sant)
ghost world (terry zwigoff)
the house of mirth (terence davies)
in the mood for love (wong kar-wai)
life is a miracle (emir kusturica)
mulholland drive (david lynch)
the new world (terrence malick)
oasis (lee chang-dong)
punch-drunk love (p.t. anderson)
the royal tenenbaums (wes anderson)
a serious man (joel coen)
talk to her (pedro almodovar
tropical malady (apichatpong weerasethakul)
up (pete docter)
werckmeister harmonies (bela tarr)
yi yi (edward yang)
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 02:15:08 PM »
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1. Almost Famous
2. There Will Be Blood
3. Mulholland Drive
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5. The Royal Tenenbaums
6. Memento
7. Zodiac
8. Alexander (The Final Cut)
9. Full Frontal
10. The New World
11. Closer
12. No Country For Old Men
13. Requiem For A Dream
14. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
15. Collateral
16. Storytelling
17. Dogville
18. State and Main
19. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
20. Nurse Betty
21. Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair
22. State of Play
23. City of God
24. All The Real Girls
25. Gerry
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 02:23:41 PM »
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19. Before The Devil Makes You Dead

Do you mean the one with Marisa Tomei (sp?) and Seymour Hoffman that is actually called Before The Devil Knows You're Dead. I blind bought this a couple years ago I think and never seen it, everybody seemed to hate it.

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 02:28:36 PM »
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19. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead

Do you mean the one with Marisa Tomei (sp?) and Seymour Hoffman that is actually called Before The Devil Knows You're Dead. I blind bought this a couple years ago I think and never seen it, everybody seemed to hate it.
Fixed.

I loved it. Great performances all around. But hey, don't take my word for it. Watch it yourself. Besides no one listens to me around here.
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2009, 02:46:21 PM »
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Fuck, a decade is a long time. I will need a good ten years just to come up with this list.

Some thoughts...

The Fountain
Gangs of New York
The Royal Tenenbaums
There Will Be Blood
Ratatouille
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Amelie
Inglourious Basterds
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, ...and Spring
About Schmidt
Wet Hot American Summer
Shaun of the Dead
Punch Drunk Love
In the Mood for Love
Gran Torino
The Lives of Others
Little Children
In the Bedroom
Mulholland Drive
Dancer in the Dark
WWPTAD?

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 03:10:03 PM »
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off the top of my head and with the help of this thread:

in no order. (the new world is probably at the top)

cher's meal will be mud
mulholland dr
adaptation
enounters at the end of the world
the new world
pan's lab
walle
zodiac
downfall
lotr: two towers
requiem for a dream
lost in translation
aviator
eternal sunshine
history of violence
brokeback
dark night
amelie
little children
in the bedroom
dancer in the dark
let the right one in


there's some stuff I want to see from some of you guys list, such as:
ping pong, alexander revisited, departures, last life, battle royale among others.

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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 03:17:39 PM »
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Glad to see In The Bedroom getting some play. Little Children, too. Todd Field may be an unsung hero of the decade.

A.I. has held up pretty well. That'll be on my eventual list.
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Re: ►Top 25 of the DECADE ◄
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 03:20:44 PM »
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This will still change. Not just because Ive omitted this year, but there are plenty of films I'm noticing on other lists that are arguably great. I think my top 5 is pretty resolute, though. Looking back at this decade, I don't think there's a more singular, stylistically innovative film than PDL. It's a beautiful, accomplished film that defies and embraces genre at the same time. Where Wes Anderson, or Charlie Kaufman's influence can be seen regurgitated in lesser works by other filmmakers, nobody has attempted to borrow from PDL. It's pure harmony of sound and vision. Not that I need to tell any of you motherfuckers that.

Punch-Drunk Love
25th Hour
Children of Men
Zodiac
Almost Famous
There Will Be Blood
The Royal Tennenbaums
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kill Bill
No Country For Old Men
Spirited Away
Adaptation
You Can Count On Me
Inland Empire
I Heart Huckabees
About Schmidt
Elephant
King Kong
Traffic
The New World
All The Real Girls
2046
Ratatouille
Before Sunset
The Pledge
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