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Best of the Decade (2000s) Poll

by Stefan Ivančić
Best of the Decade (2000s) Poll by Stefan Ivančić
A possible top 10 2000-2009: 1. The Intruder (L’Intrus, Claire Denis, 2004) 2. The World (Shijie, Jia Zhang-ke, 2004) 3. In Vanda’s Room (No quarto da Vanda, Pedro Costa, 2000) In the Mood for Love (Fa yeung nin wa, Wong Kar-wai, 2000) Syndromes and a Century (Sang sattawat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006) Millennium Mambo (Qian xi man po, Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001) Evolution of a Filipino Family (Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino, Lav Diaz, 2004) Los muertos (Lisandro Alonso, 2004) Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008) Night & Day (Bam gua nat, Hong Sang-soo, 2008) Only one film per director! ******** ç Followed by (11-78,… Read more

A possible top 10 2000-2009:

1. The Intruder (L’Intrus, Claire Denis, 2004)
2. The World (Shijie, Jia Zhang-ke, 2004)
3. In Vanda’s Room (No quarto da Vanda, Pedro Costa, 2000)

In the Mood for Love (Fa yeung nin wa, Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
Syndromes and a Century (Sang sattawat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
Millennium Mambo (Qian xi man po, Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2001)
Evolution of a Filipino Family (Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino, Lav Diaz, 2004)
Los muertos (Lisandro Alonso, 2004)
Two Lovers (James Gray, 2008)
Night & Day (Bam gua nat, Hong Sang-soo, 2008)

******** Only one film per director! ********

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Followed by (11-78, alphabetical order):

A Perfect Couple (Un couple parfait, Nobuhiro Suwa, 2005)
A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater, 2006)
A Short Film About the Indio Nacional (Maicling pelicula nañg ysañg Indio Nacional, Raya Martin, 2005)
Adventureland (Greg Mottola, 2009)
Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)
Around a Small Mountain (36 vues du Pic Saint-Loup, Jacques Rivette, 2009)
Be My Star (Mein Stern, Valeska Grisebach, 2001)
Between the Devil and the Wide Blue Sea (Romuald Karmakar, 2005)
Birdsong (El cant dels ocells, Albert Serra, 2008)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch, 2005)

Cargo 200 (Gruz 200, Aleksei Balabanov, 2007)
casting a glance (James Benning, 2007)
Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)
Coming and Going (Vai~e~vem, Joao César Monteiro, 2003)
Daratt (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006)
Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino, 2007)
Déjà vu (Tony Scott, 2006)
demonlover (Olivier Assayas, 2002)
Diary of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2007)
Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)

Electroma (Bangalter & De Homem-Christo, 2006)
Extraordinary Stories (Historias extraordinarias, Mariano Llinás, 2008)
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma, 2002)
Five (Dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu) (Abbas Kiarostami, 2003)
George Washington (David Gordon Green, 2000)
Gomorra (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Bu san, Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
Heartbeat Detector (La Question humaine, Nicolas Klotz, 2007)
Hotel Chevalier (Wes Anderson, 2007)

Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
Import/Export (Ulrich Seidl)
Invisible Waves (Pen-ek Ratanaruang, 2006)
JCVD (Mabrouk El Mechri, 2008)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen, 2003)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok, Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood, 2004)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

On War (De la guerre, Bertrand Bonello, 2008)
Our Beloved Month of August (Aquele querido mês de Agosto, Miguel Gomes, 2008)
Paraguayan Hammock (Hamaca Paraguaya, Paz Encina, 2006)
Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant, 2007)
Playing ‘In the Company of Men’ (Léo, en jouant ‘Dans la compagnie des hommes’, Arnaud Desplechin, 2003)
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito, 2007)
Pulse (Kaïro, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001)
Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
To Die Like a Man (Morrer como um homem, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2009)
Tombée de nuit sur Shanghai (Chantal Akerman, 2007)

The Black Book (Zwartboek, Paul Verhoeven, 2006)
The Blacks (Crnci, Goran Dević, Zvonimir Jurić, 2009)
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Moartea domnului Lazarescu, Cristi Puiu, 2004)
The Headless Woman (La mujer sin cabeza, Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
The Russian Ark (Russkiy kovcheg, Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002)
The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003)
The Sky Crawlers (Sukai kurora, Mamoru Oshii, 2008)
The State I Am In (Die innere Sicherheit, Christian Petzold, 2000)
The Village (M. Night Shyamalan, 2005)
The Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog, 2005)

Urban Justice (Don E. FauntLeRoy, 2007)
Vincere (Marco Bellocchio, 2009)
Waltz with Bashir (Vals Im Bashir, Ari Folman, 2008)
Zatôichi (Takeshi Kitano, 2003)
Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
Zoolander (Ben Stiller, 2001)

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