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2000 - 2009

by Black Irish
This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it. Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have. If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know. Anticipated: - Branca de Neve (João César Monteiro, 2000) - La… Read more

This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. Probably not going to attempt a ‘top ten’ to include here in the information anytime soon, just due to the sheer difficulty of it.

Various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, are listed below and will be removed once I have. If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know.

Anticipated:
- Branca de Neve (João César Monteiro, 2000)
- La Captive (Chantal Akerman, 2000)
- Combat d’Amour en Songe (Raúl Ruiz, 2000)
- La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Peter Watkins, 2000)
- Damn You! Mosquito (Jancsó/Marton, 2000)
- Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse (Agnès Varda, 2000)
- The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, 2000)
- Hubo un Tiempo en Que los Sueños Dieron Paso a Largas Noches de Insomnio… (Julián Hernández, 2000)
- The Image Makers (Ingmar Bergman, 2000)
- Krapp’s Last Tape (Atom Egoyan, 2000)
- Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000)
- Pierre ou les Ambiguïtés (Léos Carax, 2000)
- Platform (Jia Zhangke, 2000)
- Sobibór, 14 Octobre 1943, 16 Heures (Claude Lanzmann, 2001)
- This Is How the World Ends (Gregg Araki, 2000)
- Time and Tide (Peter Hutton, 2000)
- Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo, 2000)
- ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami, 2001)
- Les âmes Fortes (Raúl Ruiz, 2001)
- Batang West Side (Lav Diaz, 2001)
- La Chambre des Officiers (François Dupeyron, 2001)
- CQ (Roman Coppola, 2001)
- In Public (Jia Zhangke, 2001)
- Je Rentre à la Maison (Manoel de Oliveira, 2001)
- Last Supper at the Arabian Gray Horse (Jancsó/Marton, 2001)
- La Libertad (Lisandro Alonso, 2001)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001)
- The Man Who Wasn’t There (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2001)
- Il Mestiere delle Armi (Ermanno Olmi, 2001)
- Où Gît Votre Sourire Enfoui? (Costa/Lounas, 2001)
- Le Pornographe (Bertrand Bonello, 2001)
- Sauvage Innocence (Philippe Garrel, 2001)
- The Tailor of Panama (John Boorman, 2001)
- Tape (Richard Linklater, 2001)
- Taurus (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2001)
- Waiting for Godot (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 2001)
- 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
- Adaptation. (Spike Jonze, 2002)
- All or Nothing (Mike Leigh, 2002)
- Al Primo Soffio di Vento (Franco Piavoli, 2002)
- Amen. (Costa-Gavras, 2002)
- Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson, 2002)
- On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (Hong Sang-soo, 2002)
- Revenge (Andrzej Wajda, 2002)
- Sex Is Comedy (Catherine Breillat, 2002)
- Tout Contre Léo (Christophe Honoré, 2002)
- Unknown Pleasures (Jia Zhangke, 2002)
- Uzak (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2002)
- Wake Up, Mate, Don’t You Sleep (Jancsó/Marton, 2002)
- Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)
- Father and Son (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2003)
- Five (Abbas Kiarostami, 2003)
- La Fleur du Mal (Claude Chabrol, 2003)
- The Fog of War (Errol Morris, 2003)
- Last Life in the Universe (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2003)
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
- Mil Nubes de Paz Cercan el Cielo, Amor, Jamás Acabarás de Ser Amor (Julián Hernández, 2003)
- Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003)
- Son Frère (Patrice Chéreau, 2003)
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
- Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2003)
- Tie Xi Qu (Wang Bing, 2003)
- Tiresia (Bertrand Bonello, 2003)
- Two Rivers (Peter Hutton, 2003)
- Vai e Vem (João César Monteiro, 2003)
- Der Wald vor Lauter Bäumen (Maren Ade, 2003)
- Wheel of Time (Werner Herzog, 2003)
- 13 Lakes (James Benning, 2004)
- 2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004)
- The Battle of Mohács (Miklós Jancsó, 2004)
- Birth (Jonathan Glazer, 2004)
- Días de Campo (Raúl Ruiz, 2004)
- Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz, 2004)
- The Garden of Earthly Delights (Lech Majewski, 2004)
- Heimat 3 – Chronik einer Zeitenwende (Edgar Reitz, 2004)
- L’Intrus (Claire Denis, 2004)
- Másnap (Attila Janisch, 2004)
- Los Muertos (Lisandro Alonso, 2004)
- Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004)
- Primer (Shane Carruth, 2004)
- Rois et Reine (Arnaud Desplechin, 2004)
- Skagafjordur (Peter Hutton, 2004)
- Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Theodoros Angelopoulos, 2004)
- Der Untergang (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
- Une Visite au Louvre (Straub-Huillet, 2004)
- 4 (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, 2005)
- Les Amants Réguliers (Philippe Garrel, 2005)
- Ballets Russes (Geller/Goldfine, 2005)
- Black Dragon Canyon (Jay Keitel, 2005)
- Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005)
- Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
- Last Days (Gus Van Sant, 2005)
- Manderlay (Lars von Trier, 2005)
- Mary (Abel Ferrara, 2005)
- El Perro Negro: Történetek a Spanyol Polgárháborúból (Péter Forgács, 2005)
- Pine Flat (Sharon Lockhart, 2005)
- The Proposition (John Hillcoat, 2005)
- Schuss! (Nicolas Rey, 2005)
- The Sun (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2005)
- Tale of Cinema (Hong Sang-soo, 2005)
- Le Temps Qui Reste (François Ozon, 2005)
- À Travers la Forêt (Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2005)
- Vers Mathilde (Claire Denis, 2005)
- 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006)
- Apart from That (Shainin/Walker, 2006)
- C’est Gradiva Qui Vous Appelle (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 2006)
- El Cielo Dividido (Julián Hernández, 2006)
- Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2006)
- Dong (Jia Zhangke, 2006)
- Ede Megevé Ebédem (Jancsó/Marton, 2006)
- Fantasma (Lisandro Alonso, 2006)
- The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
- The Good German (Steven Soderbergh, 2006)
- Heimat-Fragmente: Die Frauen (Edgar Reitz, 2006)
- Honor de Cavalleria (Albert Serra, 2006)
- Invisible Waves (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2006)
- Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood, 2006)
- Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog, 2006)
- Quei Loro Incontri (Straub-Huillet, 2006)
- Quelques Veuves de Noirmoutier (Agnès Varda, 2006)
- Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (Alanis Obomsawin, 2006)
- Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo, 2006)
- Atonement (Joe Wright, 2007)
- At Sea (Peter Hutton, 2007)
- Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (Sidney Lumet, 2007)
- Les Chansons d’Amour (Christophe Honoré, 2007)
- Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007)
- Death in the Land of Encantos (Lav Diaz, 2007)
- En la Ciudad de Sylvia (José Luis Guerín, 2007)
- Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog, 2007)
- The Inner Life of Martin Frost (Paul Auster, 2007)
- Joy Division (Grant Gee, 2007)
- Katyń (Andrzej Wajda, 2007)
- A Londoni Férfi (Béla Tarr, 2007)
- My Blueberry Nights (Wong Kar-wai, 2007)
- La Parure (Claude Chabrol, 2007)
- Searchers 2.0 (Alex Cox, 2007)
- State Legislature (Frederick Wiseman, 2007)
- The War (Burns/Novick, 2007)
- 24 City (Jia Zhangke, 2008)
- La Belle Personne (Christophe Honoré, 2008)
- Chelsea on the Rocks (Abel Ferrara, 2008)
- Coal Money (Wang Bing, 2008)
- Crude Oil (Wang Bing, 2008)
- Faustbook (Eric Leiser, 2008)
- Le Genou d’Artémide (Jean-Marie Straub, 2008)
- Historias Extraordinarias (Mariano Llinás, 2008)
- Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
- L’Itinéraire de Jean Bricard (Straub-Huillet, 2008)
- Litoral (Raúl Ruiz, 2008)
- Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso, 2008)
- La Maison Nucingen (Raúl Ruiz, 2008)
- Melancholia (Lav Diaz, 2008)
- Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo, 2008)
- Notes on an American Film Director at Work (Jonas Mekas, 2008)
- À l’Ouest de Pluton (Verreault/Bernadet, 2008)
- Les Plages d’Agnès (Agnès Varda, 2008)
- Le Silence de Lorna (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2008)
- Vampire (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2008)
- 36 Vues du Pic Saint-Loup (Jacques Rivette, 2009)
- Barbe Bleue (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
- Bellamy (Claude Chabrol, 2009)
- Butterflies Have No Memories (Lav Diaz, 2009)
- Corneille-Brecht ou Rome l’Unique Objet de Mon Ressentiment (Geiser/Straub, 2009)
- El Cuarto de Leo (Enrique Buchichio, 2009)
- The Darkness of Day (Jay Rosenblatt, 2009)
- Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte (Esmir Filho, 2009)
- The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh, 2009)
- Hunky Blues: Az Amerikai álom (Péter Forgács, 2009)
- Io, Don Giovanni (Carlos Saura, 2009)
- J’ai Tué Ma Mère (Xavier Dolan, 2009)
- Lost in the Mountains (Hong Sang-soo, 2009)
- My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (Werner Herzog, 2009)
- Ne Change Rien (Pedro Costa, 2009)
- Le Streghe, Femmes Entre Elles (Jean-Marie Straub, 2009)
- Tetro (F. F. Coppola, 2009)
- Visage (Tsai Ming-liang, 2009)

NOTE: Bolded titles indicate recent additions.

Added:

- Code Inconnu (Michael Haneke, 2000)

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