Top Films of the Decade | Michael Morlaine

film_city-of-god.gif1. City of God (Miramax Films, 2002)

 

1. City of God (Miramax Films, 2002)

2. The Pianist (Studio Canal, 2003)

3. You Can Count on Me (Paramount Classics, 2000)

4. Adaptation (Columbia Pictures, 2002)

5. Lilo & Stitch (Walt Disney Pictures, 2002)

6. Sideways (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004)

7. Transamerica (The Weinstein Company, 2005)

8. The Savages (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007)

9. Bad Santa (Dimension Films, 2003)

10. Deliver Us From Evil (Lions Gate Films, 2006)

11. A History of Violence (New Line Cinema, 2005)

12. Rejected (Bitter Films, 2000)

13. Brick (Focus Features, 2005)

14. Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli, 2001)

15. Little Miss Sunshine (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2006)

16. Zodiac (Paramount Pictures, 2007)

17. Love Actually (Universal Pictures, 2003)

18. The Corporation (Zeitgeist Films, 2003)

19. The Prestige (Touchstone Pictures, 2006)

20. Tarnation (Wellspring Media, 2003)

21. The Eye (Palm Pictures, 2002)

22. The Host (Magnolia Magnet, 2006)

23. Rivers and Tides (Roxie Releasing, 2001)

24. When the Levees Broke (HBO, 2006)

25. Kill Bill (Miramax Films, 2003)

26. Bug (Curb Entertainment, 2002)

27. Good Night and Good Luck (Warner Independent Pictures, 2005)

28. Big Fish (Columbia Pictures, 2003)

29. Mystic River (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2003)

30. Maxed Out (Red Envelope Entertainment, 2006)

31. The Magdalene Sisters (Miramax Films, 2002)

32. Brokeback Mountain (Focus Features, 2005)

33. Wall-E (Pixar Animated Features, 2008)

34. Donnie Darko (Newmarket Films, 2001)

35. The Triplets of Belleville (Sony Pictures Classics, 2003)

36. Planet Earth (BBC, 2006)

37. Requiem for a Dream (Artisan Entertainment, 2000)

38. Jesus Camp (Magnolia Pictures, 2006)

39. A Mighty Wind (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2003)

40. Up (Walt Disney Pictures, 2009)

41. Sin City (Dimension Films, 2005)

42. DiG! (Palm Pictures, 2004)

43. Team America: World Police (Paramount Pictures, 2004)

44. Napoleon Dynamite (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004)

45. High Fidelity (Buena Vista Pictures, 2000)

46. Almost Famous (Columbia Pictures, 2000)
47. Ghost World (United Artists, 2001)

48. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (THINKFilm, 2002)

49. Inglourious Basterds (Universal Pictures, 2009)

50. King Corn (Balcony Releasing, 2007)

51. 28 Days Later (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2003) 

52. L.I.E. (New Yorker Films, 2001)

53. Fear(s) of the Dark (IFC Films, 2008)

54. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2005)

55. The Orphanage (Picturehouse Entertainment, 2008)

56. The Woodsman (Newmarket Films, 2004)

57. District 9 (TriStar Pictures, 2009)

58. Barbershop (MGM, 2002)

59. (500) Days of Summer (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2009)

60. Waking Life (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2001)

61. Freestyle (Palm Pictures, 2000)

62. With a Friend Like Harry… (Miramax Zoë, 2000)

63. Red Dragon (Universal Pictures, 2002)

64. Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns (Cowboy Pictures, 2002)

65. Shaun of the Dead (Focus Features, 2004)

66. The Incredibles (Buena Vista Pictures, 2004)

67. Hotel Rwanda (United Artists, 2004)

68. Hustle & Flow (Paramount Classics, 2005)

69. Bowling for Columbine (United Artists, 2002)

70. Hell House (Seventh Art Releasing, 2001)

71. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Universal Pictures, 2008)

72. Let the Right One In (Magnet Releasing, 2008)

73. The Butterfly Effect (New Line Cinema, 2004)

74. The Fearless Freaks (Shout Factory, 2005)

75. No Country for Old Men (Miramax Films, 2007)

76. The Aristocrats (THINKFilm, 2005)

77. Blue Car (Miramax Films, 2002)

78. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Universal Pictures, 2002)

79. There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage, 2007)

80. The Departed (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2006)

81. Superbad (Columbia Pictures, 2007)

82. Kinsey (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004)

83. Bodysong (Channel, 2003)

84. Coffee and Cigarettes (United Artists, 2004)

85. End of the Century (Magnolia Pictures, 2003)

86. Trapped in the Closet (Jive Records, 2005)

87. Thirteen (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2003)

88. Joy Ride (Twentieth-Century Fox, 2001)

89. Scratch (Palm Pictures, 2001)

90. The Machinist (Paramount Classics, 2004)

91. Thumbsucker (Sony Pictures Classics, 2005)

92. Copy Shop (Sixpack Film, 2001)

93. Y Tu Mamá También (IFC Films, 2001)

94. Coraline (Focus Features, 2009)

95. The Dark Knight (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2008

96. Kurt Cobain About a Son (Balcony Releasing, 2006)

97. Amélie (Miramax Films, 2001)

98. Far from Heaven (Focus Features, 2002)

99. Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2008)

100. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Focus Features, 2004)

 

Honorable Mentions (i.e., films that i didn’t see but which i heard were extraordinary, in chronological order)

Amores Perros (Lions Gate Films, 2000)

Snatch (Columbia Pictures, 2000)

Timecode (Columbia Tristar, 2000)

The Believer (Fireworks Pictures, 2001)
Monsoon Wedding (IFC Productions, 2001)

The Royal Tenenbaums (Buena Vista Pictures, 2001)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (Miramax Films, 2002)

Lost in La Mancha (IFC Films, 2002)

Spider (Sony Pictures Classics, 2002)

Finding Nemo (Walt Disney Pictures, 2003)

Primer (New Line Cinema, 2004)

The Squid and the Whale (Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2005)

Syriana (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2005)

Little Children (New Line Cinema, 2006)

The Lives of Others (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006)

Pan’s Labyrinth (New Line Cinema, 2006)

Into the Wild (Paramount Vantage, 2007)

Gran Torino (Warner Bros. Pictures, 2008)

The Hurt Locker (Summit Entertainment, 2008)

The Wrestler (Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2008)

Moon (Sony Pictures Classics, 2009)

Precious (Lionsgate, 2009)

 

Michael Morlaine

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