Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Top 50 movies of the 21st Century

there will be blood movie posterBy Kenny Howell

About a month and a half ago, BBC Culture released their top 100 films of the 21st century. Because I love procrastination, it is taking me that amount of time to sit down and write out my list of the top films over the last 16 years. I am not going the full 100, because that just seems like overkill to me, so I will go with half that and give my top 50. There isn't any movies from this year yet, though I have liked a few quite a bit like Hell or High Water and Sing Street. I maybe will update this at a later date when this year wraps up. Below is my top 50.

50. Moneyball (2011) - Directed by Bennett Miller
49. You Can Count on Me (2000) - Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
48. Toy Story 3 (2010) - Directed by Lee Unkrich
47. The Tree of Life (2011) - Directed by Terrance Malick
46. Sideways (2004) - Directed by Alexander Payne
45. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, & 2 Days (2007) - Directed by Cristian Mungiu
44. Southern Comfort (2001) - Directed by Kate Davis
43. Almost Famous (2000) - Directed by Cameron Crowe
42. Nightcrawler (2014) - Directed by Dan Gilroy
41. Undefeated (2011) - Directed by Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin

40. Spring Breakers (2013) - Directed by Harmony Korine
39. The Squid and the Whale (2005) - Directed by Noah Baumbach
38. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) - Directed by Juan Jose Campanillo
37. Life Itself (2013) - Directed by Steve James
36. No Country for Old Men (2007) - Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
35. Foxcatcher (2014) - Directed by Bennett Miller
34. Room (2015) - Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
33. 12 Years a Slave (2014) - Directed by Steve McQueen
32. The Overnighters (2014) - Directed by Jesse Moss
31. A Royal Affair (2012) - Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
30. Talk to Her (2002) - Directed by Pedro Almodovar
29. Match Point (2005) - Directed by Woody Allen
28. Wonder Boys (2000) - Directed by Curtis Hanson
27. Lost in Translation (2003) - Directed by Sofia Coppola
26. Where the Wild Things Are (2009) - Directed by Spike Jonze
25. It Follows (2015) - Directed by David Robert Mitchell
24. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) - Directed by Uli Edel
23. Inherent Vice (2014) - Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
22. Brooklyn (2015) - Directed by John Crowley
21. Capturing the Friedmans (2003) - Directed by Andrew Jarecki
20. The Kid With a Bike (2011) - Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
19. Whiplash (2014) - Directed by Damien Chazelle
18. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Directed by George Miller
17. The Act of Killing (2013) - Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
16. Before Sunset (2004) - Directed by Richard Linklater
15. Nebraska (2013) - Directed by Alexander Payne
14. Midnight in Paris (2011) - Directed by Woody Allen
13. Snowpiercer (2013) - Directed by Joon-Ho Bong
12. The Look of Silence (2015) - Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
11. District 9 (2009) - Directed by Neill Blomkamp
10. City of God (2002) - Directed by Fernando Meirelles
9. Dogtooth (2009) - Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
8. Wall-E (2009) - Directed by Andrew Stanton
7. Zodiac (2007) - Directed by David Fincher
6. A Separation (2011) - Directed by Asghar Farhadi
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Directed by Michel Gondry
4. The Social Network (2010) - Directed by David Fincher
3. Her (2014) - Directed by Spike Jonze
2. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - Directed by Andrew Dominik
1. There Will Be Blood (2007) - Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson








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