Thursday, December 31, 2009

25 Films of The Decade with a Side of Delights

In alphabetical order:
(Ultimate favorites are highlighted)

ANYTHING ELSE (Woody Allen 2003)
BAD EDUCATION (Pedro Almodovar 2004)
CAFE LUMIERE (Hsiao-hsien Ho 2003)
CHILDREN OF MEN (Alfonso Cuaron 2006)
THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY (Julian Schnabel 2007)
THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (Fatih Akin 2007)
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Werner Herzog 2008)
GHOST WORLD (Terry Zwigoff 2001)
HOT FUZZ (Edgar Wright 2007)
IN BRUGES (Martin McDonagh 2008)
IN THE BEDROOM (Todd Field 2001)
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Kar Wai Wong 2000)
INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino 2009)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Tomas Alfredson 2008)
THE LIVES OF OTHERS (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2007)
MEMORIES OF MURDER (Joon-ho Bong 2003)
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch 2001)
THE NEW WORLD (Terence Malick 2005)
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel & Ethan Coen 2007)
OLD JOY (Kelly Reichardt 2006)
PARANOID PARK (Gus Van Sant 2007)
THE PIANIST (Roman Polanski 2002)
THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach 2005)
THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson 2007)
ZODIAC (David Fincher 2007)

... and more that delighted the mind of THE FUTURIST!:

BRICK (Rian Johnson 2005)
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Ang Lee 2005)
CINEMANIA (Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak 2002)
CQ (Roman Coppola 2002)
FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (michael Moore 2004)
HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck 2006)
THE HOST (Joon-ho Bong 2006)
I HEART HUCKABEES (David O. Russell 2004)
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (Nanette Burstein & Brett Morgen 2002)
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (Clint Eastwood 2007)
LITTLE CHILDREN (Todd Field 2006)
OPEN RANGE (Kevin Costner 2003)
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme 2008)
ROCKET SCIENCE (Jeffrey Blitz 2007)
RODGER DODGER (Dylan Kidd 2002)
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes Anderson 2001)
SPEED RACER (The Wachowski Brothers 2008)
STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY (Robert Brinkmann 2005)
TELL THEM WHO YOU ARE (Mark Wexler 2004)
WHOLE NEW THING (Amnon Buchbinder 2005)

and the Pixar output of the 00s
especially RATATOUILLE and UP

After careful scrutiny, THE FUTURIST! can attest that, in his humble opinion, 2007 was the best year of the decade for film. And if he were to select one film that was his favorite of all listed it would be:

THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)

3 comments:

Dara said...

Very good. I love Ghost World, Children of Men, and Brick. Must have a think of some others. Might be a good topic for the boards!

kazu said...

great list! i forgot about THE PIANIST, but that is certainly a solid pick.

Robert said...

Good to see Zodiac in there. I feel like I'm the only one over here that saw it. And why no love for Wall.E Mr. F??