In no particular order and with some reservations and blah blah blah....
- The Thin Red Line (1998 - Terrence Malick)
- The Apostle (1997 - Robert Duvall)
- Mulholland Dr. (2001 - David Lynch)
- Cidade de Deus / City of God (2002 - Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund)
- Festen / The Celebration (1998 - Thomas Vinterberg)
- The Big Lebowski (1998 - Joel Coen)
- Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005 - George Clooney)
- Bloody Sunday (2002 - Paul Greengrass)
- Mies vailla menneisyyttä / The Man Without a Past (2002 - Aki Kaurismäki)
- The Corporation (2003 - Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott)
The first three are untouchable but there are lots of films that deserve a spot on the list. These just came to mind first. You guys have lots of great choices that would fit in there as well.
And, yeah, The Thin Red Line
good. It would be on my top ten of all times.
Holden, I knew you liked his films a lot but I didn't know you were such a huge von Trier fan.
The novelist does not long to see the lion eat grass. He realizes that one and the same God created the wolf and the lamb, then smiled, "seeing that his work was good".
They had temporarily escaped the factories, the warehouses, the slaughterhouses, the car washes - they'd be back in captivity the next day but now they were out - they were wild with freedom. They weren't thinking about the slavery of poverty. Or the slavery of welfare and food stamps. The rest of us would be all right until the poor learned how to make atom bombs in their basements.