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50 Favourites of the 2000s

by Tom JF
50 Favourites of the 2000s by Tom JF
“I’m just a bloody normal bloke. A normal bloke who likes a bit of torture” – Chopper (2000) 2000 Animal Factory (Buscemi, S) Battle Royale (Fukasaku, K) Chopper (Dominik, A) Ivans XTX (Rose, B) Memento (Nolan, C) O Brother Where art Thou? (Coen, E) Pitch Black (Twohy, D) “There must be some mistake! None of these pigs are my parents” – Spirited Away (2001) 2001 Heist (Mamet, D) Invincible (Herzog, W) Mulholland Drive (Lynch, D) Pledge, the (Penn, S) Royal Tenenbaums, the (Anderson, W) Spider (Cronenberg, D) Spirited Away (Miyazaki, H) “I don’t know if there is anything wrong because I don’t know how other people are” – Punch Drunk Love… Read more

“I’m just a bloody normal bloke. A normal bloke who likes a bit of torture” – Chopper (2000)

2000
Animal Factory (Buscemi, S)
Battle Royale (Fukasaku, K)
Chopper (Dominik, A)
Ivans XTX (Rose, B)
Memento (Nolan, C)
O Brother Where art Thou? (Coen, E)
Pitch Black (Twohy, D)

“There must be some mistake! None of these pigs are my parents” – Spirited Away (2001)

2001
Heist (Mamet, D)
Invincible (Herzog, W)
Mulholland Drive (Lynch, D)
Pledge, the (Penn, S)
Royal Tenenbaums, the (Anderson, W)
Spider (Cronenberg, D)
Spirited Away (Miyazaki, H)

“I don’t know if there is anything wrong because I don’t know how other people are” – Punch Drunk Love (2002)

2002
Adaptation (Jonze, S)
Bubba Ho-Tep (Coscarelli, D)
Punch Drunk Love (Anderson, P)

“This guy here, he’s our man, all grown up and going nowhere” – American Splendor (2003)

2003
American Splendor (Berman, S & Pulcini, R)
Dreamers, the (Bertolucci, B)
Hulk (Lee, A)
Oldboy (Park, CW)

“Listen kid, there are two things you didn’t know about the Earth. One is me. And the other is… Godzilla”
- Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, M)
Godzilla: Final Wars (Kitamura, R)
Kung Fu Hustle (Chow, S)
Sideways (Payne, A)

“ask him how come he’s so good at killing people” – A History of Violence (2005)

2005
A History of Violence (Cronenberg, D)
Batman Begins (Nolan, C)
Brokeback Mountain (Lee, A)
Constant Gardener, the (Meirelles, F)
Factotum (Hamer, B)
Hidden (Haneke, M)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Black, S)
Proposition, the (Hillcoat, J)
Three Burials of Melquiardes Estrada, the (Jones, T)
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Box, S & Park, N)

“If I’d known it was harmless… I would have killed it myself! " – A Scanner Darkly (2006)

2006
Apocalypto (Gibson, M)
A Scanner Darkly (Linklater, R)
Borat – Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Charles, L)
Host, the (Bong JH)
Lives of Others, the (Donnersmarck, F)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Del Toro, G)
This is England (Meadows, S)

“You think it’s all made up don’t ya? You think it’s all yarns and newspaper stories”
- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

2007
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, the (Dominik, A)
No Country for Old Men (Coen J & Coen E)
Zodiac (Fincher, D)

“Nothing. No matches on prints, DNA, dental. Clothing is custom, no labels. Nothing in his pockets but knives and lint”
- The Dark Knight (2008)

2008
Dark Knight, the (Nolan, C)
Wall-E (Stanton, A)

“I hope life on Earth is everything you remember it to be” – Moon (2009)

2009
Moon (Jones, D)
Road, the (Hillcoat, J)
Up (Docter, P & Peterson, B)

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