Mmmmm, agree with you, I must
Well,for this site,I think that the list is quite dissapointing.I believe that many users here have a much wider taste that this list shows.
Some interesting (and agreeable) choices, but ultimately on a list of the fifty "best" films of the decade, I'd expect to see a broader spectrum of international work and less blockbuster trite. All three Lord of the Rings, and nearly every P.T. Anderson film? That's about a fifth of the list.
Its a good list with the Exception of AMELIE and UP.Very overrated these films are.
It is near impossible for me to read any "best of" list that starts with Eternal Sunshine because that film was God awful. Otherwise, as far as mainstream cinema, this is pretty accurate. Amores Perros ftw
@ Barbara...If most people are like me, they click the "Films" tab and start rating. As the site is set up so that the most "Popular" films are first, people probably just sift page after page, rating films they've seen. As they get tired of rating films, they stop, leaving most of the smaller, lesser recognized films unrated for now. That's probably why this list seems to be just the bigger more recognized films.
Problem seems to be the lack of variety of recent film we've all watched... after all, this is a list of the most popular combined of our collective rankings, is it not? Seems why a lot of the easy crowd pleasers popped up here. Hmm.
The way I see the list today, here are a few of my surprises: - The biggest surprise definitely is that *Amelie* sits all the way up at No. 4. - That *Children of Men* (No. 17) and *Donnie Darko* (No.18) are rated so high, as I did not care for either one - That *Inglourious Basterds* (No. 24) is rated at all, a pleasant surprise. - Enough people, apparently, have actually seen *Dogville* (No. 25) for it to be rated at all, a big surprise. I want to see this one actually. - That *Kill Bill Vol. 1* (No. 21) is rated higher than *Vol. 2* (No. 27). The critical consensus since they've been released is that Vol. 2 is better, but I've recently decided that the first one is better, because it does what it does better than *Vol. 2*. - That *The Departed* (No. 39) was even rated at all. I really, really liked this one. - That *Million Dollar Baby* and *Ray* have not yet found their way on this list, but that *Punch-Drunk Love* (No. 29) and *The Wrestler* (No. 30) have. Ya can't agree with everything, can ya? :-D
a very good list. but I think I would have metioned films like kill bill and lord of the rings as one film. and it doea show one of the difficulties of making a list such as this where older films get forgotten and more recent films get a lot of attention. I wold maybe put sin city up there and into the wild and maybe the gradiator and road to perdition. and cut away films like elephant and volver and maybe children of men and inland empire.