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My favourite films, year by year (2000 - 2011)

By: Fergus Pearson

A list of my 60 favourite films released between 2000 – 2011, with 5 films per year. The release year I placed these films work in according to the year the MUBi database places them, though many of them were released a year later outside their home countries.


2000
1) Together – Lukas Moodysson – Sweden
2) Songs from the Second Floor– Roy Andersson – Sweden
3) In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar-Wai – Hong Kong
4) The Day I Became a Woman – Marzieh Makhmalbaf – Iran
5) Ginger Snaps – John Fawcett – Canada


2001
1) Hedwig and the Angry Inch – John Cameron Mitchell – USA
2) The Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson – USA
3) L.I.E. – Michael Cuesta – USA
4) The Piano Teacher – Michael Haneke – France, Austria
5) Lantana – Ray Lawrence – Australia


2002
1) Lilya 4-Ever – Lukas Moodysson – Sweden, Denmark
2) 8 Women – Francois Ozon – Italy, France
3) Funny Ha Ha – Andrew Bujalski – USA
4) Divine Intervention – Elia Suleiman – Palestinian Territories
5) The Son – Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne – Belgium, France


2003
1) The Return – Andrei Zvyaginstev – Russia
2) The Triplets of Belleville – Sylvain Chomet – France
3) Noi the Albino – Dagur Kari – Iceland
4) Memories of Murder – Bong Joon-ho – South Korea
5) My Life Without Me – Isabel Coixet – Spain, Canada


2004
1) Downfall – Oliver Hirschbiegel – Germany, Austria
2) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou – Wes Anderson – USA
3) Shaun of the Dead – Edgar Wright – UK
4) Kamikaze Girls – Tetsuya Nakashima – Japan
5) Summer Storm – Marco Kreuzpaintner – Germany


2005
1) The Squid and the Whale – Noah Baumbach – USA
2) The Ballad of Jack and Rose – Rebecca Miller – USA
3) 20 Centimeters – Ramon Salazar – Spain
4) Mouth to Mouth – Alison Murray – UK, Germany, Canada, Portugal
5) Brick – Rian Johnson – USA


2006
1) This Is England – Shane Meadows – UK
2) The Departed – Martin Scorsese – USA
3) I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK – Park Chan-wook – South Korea
4) Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo Del Toro – Mexico, Spain
5) Shortbus – John Cameron Mitchell – USA


2007
1) There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson – USA
2) Control – Anton Corbijn – UK
3) No Country for Old Men – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen – USA
4) The Darjeeling Limited – Wes Anderson – USA
5) Juno – Jason Reitman – USA


2008
1) Let the Right One In – Tomas Alfredson – Sweden
2) I’ve Loved You So Long – Philippe Claudel – France
3) Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell – Matt Wolf – USA
4) Happy-Go-Lucky – Mike Leigh – UK
5) Synecdoche, New York – Charlie Kaufman – USA


2009
1) Broken Embraces – Pedro Almodovar – Spain
2) Coraline – Henry Selick – USA
3) Dogtooth – Yorgos Lanthimos – Greece
4) Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans – Werner Herzog – USA
5) A Town Called Panic – Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar – Belgium, Luxembourg, France


2010
1) Toy Story 3 – Lee Unkrich – USA
2) ODDSAC – Danny Perez – USA
3) Exit Through the Gift Shop – Banksy – USA
4) The Social Network – David Fincher – USA
5) Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Werner Herzog – USA, Germany, France, Canada, UK


2011
1) Pina – Wim Wenders – Germany
2) Weekend – Andrew Haigh – UK
3) George Harrison: Living in the Material World – Martin Scorsese – USA
4) The Skin I Live In – Pedro Almodovar – Spain
5) Tyrannasaur – Paddy Considine – UK

 

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