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Rating the Best Films of the 21st Century So Far

June 11, 2017

I have seen only four films that made The New York Times‘ list: Inside Llewyn Davis, I’m Not There., Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, all of which I rated 10/10, and The Gleaners and I, which I rated 9/10. I went and looked at my film ratings list, and I gave the following films from 2000 and beyond (I know 2000 is not really part of the 21st century, but I followed their lead) 10/10. It would take a bit to narrow it down to 25, though:

Absolute Wilson (doc)
Across the Universe
American Splendor
Before Sunset
Behind the Sun
Bowling for Columbine (doc)
Brand Upon the Brain!
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
Capitalism: A Love Story (doc)
Choking Man
Cowards Bend the Knee
The Darjeeling Limited
Donnie Darko
Electric Shadows
Fahrenheit 9/11 (doc)
The Fairy Faith (doc)
The Fall
Garden State
Ghost World
The Happiness of the Katakuris
History Lessons (doc)
Home Room
I Heart Huckabees
In America
In Praise of Love
Intolerable Cruelty
Junk Drawer (short)
Lady in the Water
McDull, the Alumni
Mullholland Dr.
My Winnipeg
The N Word (doc)
No Country for Old Men
Notre Musique
Official Welcome (short)
One Hour Photo
Pan’s Labyrinth
Paradise Lost trilogy (doc)
Persée (filmed opera)
Platée (filmed opera)
Play (short)
Please Give
Protégé de la Rose Noire
Russian Ark
Ryan (short)
The Saddest Music in the World
The Science of Sleep
The Screwfly Solution (short)
A Serious Man
Sicko (doc)
Sleepwalkers (short)
A Slice of Lynch (doc)
Spider-Man 2
Synecdoche, New York
Tanner on Tanner
Touch the Sound (doc)
Two-Bit Waltz
The Vyrotonin Decision (short)
Waking Life
What Where (short)
Where to Invade Next. (doc)
Wisconsin Death Trip
With a Friend Like Harry

Perhaps I will narrow this down at some point from the 72 finalists or rerate some of my 9s.

From → art, Film

One Comment
  1. Wisconsin Death Trip came out in 1999, so I’m not sure how it got on here. My eyes must have jumped.

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