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Thanks Thief for posting your top Letterboxd movies for the 2000s. I'll have to do some research on those and see if there's some that I want to watch before the countdown, I'm sure there is! In fact I see The Exploding Girl which someone recommend to me in my 2000s Rec thread. I plan on watching that one real soon.



In fact I see The Exploding Girl which someone recommend to me in my 2000s Rec thread. I plan on watching that one real soon.
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For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2000... (wins in bold)

12 nominations
  • Gladiator - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

10 nominations
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Foreign Language, Original Score, Original Song, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

5 nominations
  • Chocolat - Picture, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Erin Brockovich - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay
  • Traffic - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

4 nominations
  • Almost Famous - Supporting Actress (2), Original Screenplay, Film Editing

3 nominations
  • Billy Elliot - Director, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design
  • The Patriot - Original Score, Sound, Cinematography,
  • Quills - Lead Actor, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Wonder Boys - Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Film Editing

2 nominations
  • Cast Away - Lead Actor, Sound
  • The Contender - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor
  • Malèna - Original Score, Cinematography
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography
  • The Perfect Storm - Sound, Visual Effects
  • Pollock - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress
  • Shadow of the Vampire - Supporting Actor, Makeup
  • U-571 - Sound, Sound Editing
  • You Can Count on Me - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay

1 nomination
  • Before Night Falls - Lead Actor
  • Requiem for a Dream - Lead Actress
  • Amores Perros - Foreign Language
  • Divided We Fall - Foreign Language
  • Everybody's Famous! - Foreign Language
  • The Taste of Others - Foreign Language
  • Dancer in the Dark - Original Song
  • Space Cowboys - Sound Editing
  • Vatel - Art Direction
  • The Cell - Makeup
  • 102 Dalmatians - Costume Design



For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2001... (wins in bold)

13 nominations
  • The Fellowship of the Ring - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

8 nominations
  • A Beautiful Mind - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Makeup, Film Editing
  • Moulin Rouge! - Picture, Lead Actress, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing

7 nominations
  • Gosford Park - Picture, Director, Supporting Actress (2), Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Costume Design

5 nominations
  • Amélie - Original Screenplay, Foreign Language, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography
  • In the Bedroom - Picture, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay

4 nominations
  • Black Hawk Down - Director, Sound, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • Monsters, Inc. - Animated Film, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing
  • Pearl Harbor - Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound, Visual Effects

3 nominations
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Iris - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress

2 nominations
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence - Original Score, Visual Effects
  • Ali - Lead Actor, Supporting Actor
  • Memento - Original Screenplay, Film Editing
  • Monster's Ball - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay
  • Shrek - Adapted Screenplay, Animated Film
  • Training Day - Lead Actor, Supporting Actor

1 nomination
  • Mulholland Drive - Director
  • I Am Sam - Lead Actor
  • Bridget Jones's Diary - Lead Actress
  • Sexy Beast - Supporting Actor
  • The Royal Tenenbaums - Original Screenplay
  • Ghost World - Adapted Screenplay
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Animated Film
  • No Man's Land - Foreign Language
  • Elling - Foreign Language
  • Lagaan - Foreign Language
  • Son of the Bride - Foreign Language
  • Kate & Leopold - Original Song
  • Vanilla Sky - Original Song
  • The Man Who Wasn't There - Cinematography
  • The Affair of the Necklace - Costume Design



For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2002... (wins in bold)

13 nominations
  • Chicago - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress (2), Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

10 nominations
  • Gangs of New York - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Original Screenplay, Original Song, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

9 nominations
  • The Hours - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Costume Design, Film Editing

7 nominations
  • The Pianist - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

6 nominations
  • Frida - Lead Actress, Original Score, Original Song, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design
  • Road to Perdition - Supporting Actor, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound, Art Direction, Cinematography
  • The Two Towers - Picture, Sound Editing, Sound, Art Direction, Film Editing, Visual Effects

4 nominations
  • Adaptation - Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay
  • Far from Heaven - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography

2 nominations
  • Talk to Her - Director, Original Screenplay
  • About Schmidt - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress
  • Catch Me If You Can - Supporting Actor, Original Score
  • Spider-Man - Sound, Visual Effects

1 nomination
  • The Quiet American - Lead Actor
  • Unfaithful - Lead Actress
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Original Screenplay
  • Y Tu Mamá También - Original Screenplay
  • About a Boy - Adapted Screenplay
  • Spirited Away - Animated Film
  • Ice Age - Animated Film
  • Lilo & Stitch - Animated Film
  • Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Animated Film
  • Treasure Planet - Animated Film
  • Nowhere in Africa - Foreign Language
  • The Crime of Father Amaro - Foreign Language
  • Hero - Foreign Language
  • The Man Without a Past - Foreign Language
  • Zus & Zo - Foreign Language
  • 8 Mile - Original Song
  • The Wild Thornberrys Movie - Original Song
  • Minority Report - Sound Editing
  • The Time Machine - Makeup
  • Attack of the Clones - Visual Effects



For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2003... (wins in bold)

11 nominations
  • The Return of the King - Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

10 nominations
  • Master and Commander - Picture, Director, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

7 nominations
  • Cold Mountain - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Original Song, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • Seabiscuit - Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

6 nominations
  • Mystic River - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay

5 nominations
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl - Lead Actor, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Makeup, Visual Effects

4 nominations
  • City of God - Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • Finding Nemo - Original Screenplay, Animated Film, Original Score, Sound Editing
  • The Last Samurai - Supporting Actor, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Lost in Translation - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Original Screenplay

3 nominations
  • In America - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring - Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • House of Sand and Fog - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score

2 nominations
  • The Barbarian Invasions - Original Screenplay, Foreign Language
  • The Triplets of Belleville - Animated Film, Original Song
  • 21 Grams - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor

1 nomination
  • Monster - Lead Actress
  • Whale Rider - Lead Actress
  • Something's Gotta Give - Lead Actress
  • The Cooler - Supporting Actor
  • Pieces of April - Supporting Actress
  • Thirteen - Supporting Actress
  • Dirty Pretty Things - Original Screenplay
  • American Splendor - Adapted Screenplay
  • Brother Bear - Animated Film
  • Evil - Foreign Language
  • The Twilight Samurai - Foreign Language
  • Twin Sisters - Foreign Language
  • Zelary - Foreign Language
  • Big Fish - Original Score
  • A Mighty Wind - Original Song



For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2004... (wins in bold)

11 nominations
  • The Aviator - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Film Editing

7 nominations
  • Finding Neverland - Picture, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design, Film Editing
  • Million Dollar Baby - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

6 nominations
  • Ray - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Sound Mixing, Costume Design, Film Editing

5 nominations
  • Sideways - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay

4 nominations
  • The Incredibles - Original Screenplay, Animated Film, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing
  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events - Original Score, Art Direction, Makeup, Costume Design

3 nominations
  • Hotel Rwanda - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay
  • The Passion of the Christ - Original Score, Cinematography, Makeup
  • The Phantom of the Opera - Original Song, Art Direction, Cinematography
  • The Polar Express - Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing
  • Spider-Man 2 - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects
  • Vera Drake - Director, Lead Actress, Original Screenplay

2 nominations
  • The Chorus - Foreign Language, Original Song
  • Closer - Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress
  • Collateral - Supporting Actor, Film Editing
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Original Score, Visual Effects
  • The Motorcycle Diaries - Adapted Screenplay, Original Song
  • The Sea Inside - Foreign Language, Makeup
  • Shrek 2 - Animated Film, Original Song
  • A Very Long Engagement - Art Direction, Cinematography

1 nomination
  • Being Julia - Lead Actress
  • Maria Full of Grace - Lead Actress
  • Kinsey - Supporting Actress
  • Before Sunset - Adapted Screenplay
  • Shark Tale - Animated Film
  • As It Is in Heaven - Foreign Language
  • Downfall - Foreign Language
  • Yesterday - Foreign Language
  • The Village - Original Score
  • House of Flying Daggers - Cinematography
  • Troy - Costume Design
  • I, Robot - Visual Effects



Hope I'm not boring everyone with these, but well...

For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2005... (wins in bold)

8 nominations
  • Brokeback Mountain - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography

6 nominations
  • Crash - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Original Song, Film Editing
  • Good Night, and Good Luck - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography
  • Memoirs of a Geisha - Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design

5 nominations
  • Capote - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay
  • Munich - Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • Walk the Line - Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Sound Mixing, Costume Design, Film Editing

4 nominations
  • The Constant Gardener - Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing
  • King Kong - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • Pride & Prejudice - Lead Actress, Original Score, Art Direction, Costume Design

3 nominations
  • Cinderella Man - Supporting Actor, Makeup, Film Editing
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Sound Mixing, Makeup, Visual Effects
  • War of the Worlds - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

2 nominations
  • A History of Violence - Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay
  • Hustle & Flow - Lead Actor, Original Song
  • Mrs Henderson Presents - Lead Actress, Costume Design
  • North Country - Lead Actress, Supporting Actress
  • Syriana - Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay
  • Transamerica - Lead Actress, Original Song

1 nomination
  • Junebug - Supporting Actress
  • Match Point - Original Screenplay
  • The Squid and the Whale - Original Screenplay
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Animated Film
  • Howl's Moving Castle - Animated Film
  • Corpse Bride - Animated Film
  • Tsotsi - Foreign Language
  • Don't Tell - Foreign Language
  • Joyeux Noël - Foreign Language
  • Paradise Now - Foreign Language
  • Sophie Scholl - Foreign Language
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Art Direction
  • Batman Begins - Cinematography
  • The New World - Cinematography
  • Revenge of the Sith - Makeup
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Costume Design



Hope I'm not boring everyone with these, but well...
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For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2006... (wins in bold)

8 nominations
  • Dreamgirls - Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Song (3), Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Costume Design

7 nominations
  • Babel - Picture, Director, Supporting Actress (2), Original Screenplay, Original Score, Film Editing

6 nominations
  • Pan's Labyrinth - Original Screenplay, Foreign Language, Original Score, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup
  • The Queen - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Costume Design

5 nominations
  • Blood Diamond - Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing
  • The Departed - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing

4 nominations
  • Letters from Iwo Jima - Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Sound Editing
  • Little Miss Sunshine - Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay
  • Notes on a Scandal - Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Visual Effects

3 nominations
  • Apocalypto - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Makeup
  • Children of Men - Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • Little Children - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay

2 nominations
  • An Inconvenient Truth - Documentary Feature, Original Song
  • Cars - Animated Film, Original Song
  • Flags of Our Fathers - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing
  • The Devil Wears Prada - Lead Actress, Costume Design
  • The Prestige - Art Direction, Cinematography
  • United 93 - Director, Film Editing

1 nomination
  • The Last King of Scotland - Lead Actor
  • Half Nelson - Lead Actor
  • Venus - Lead Actor
  • The Pursuit of Happyness - Lead Actor
  • Volver - Lead Actress
  • Borat - Adapted Screenplay
  • Happy Feet - Animated Film
  • Monster House - Animated Film
  • The Lives of Others - Foreign Language
  • After the Wedding - Foreign Language
  • Days of Glory - Foreign Language
  • Water - Foreign Language
  • The Good German - Original Score
  • The Good Shepherd - Art Direction
  • The Black Dahlia - Cinematography
  • The Illusionist - Cinematography
  • Click - Makeup
  • Marie Antoinette - Costume Design
  • Curse of the Golden Flower - Costume Design
  • Poseidon - Visual Effects
  • Superman Returns - Visual Effects



For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2007... (wins in bold)

8 nominations
  • No Country for Old Men - Picture, Director, Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • There Will Be Blood - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Sound Editing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing

7 nominations
  • Atonement - Picture, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design
  • Michael Clayton - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Screenplay, Original Score

5 nominations
  • Ratatouille - Original Screenplay, Animated Film, Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing,

4 nominations
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly - Director, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing
  • Juno - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Original Screenplay

3 nominations
  • The Bourne Ultimatum - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Film Editing
  • Enchanted - Original Song (3)
  • La Vie en Rose - Lead Actress, Makeup, Costume Design
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Lead Actor, Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Transformers - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

2 nominations
  • 3:10 to Yuma - Original Score, Sound Mixing
  • American Gangster - Supporting Actress, Art Direction
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - Supporting Actor, Cinematography
  • Away from Her - Lead Actress, Adapted Screenplay
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age - Lead Actress, Costume Design
  • The Golden Compass - Art Direction, Visual Effects
  • Into the Wild - Supporting Actor, Film Editing
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - Makeup, Visual Effects
  • The Savages - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay

1 nomination
  • In the Valley of Elah - Lead Actor
  • Charlie Wilson's War - Supporting Actor
  • Venus - Lead Actor
  • The Pursuit of Happyness - Lead Actor
  • Gone Baby Gone - Supporting Actress
  • Persepolis - Animated Film
  • The Counterfeiters - Foreign Language
  • 12 - Foreign Language
  • Beaufort - Foreign Language
  • Katyn - Foreign Language
  • Mongol - Foreign Language
  • The Kite Runner - Original Score
  • Once - Original Song
  • Norbit - Makeup
  • Across the Universe - Costume Design



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Tremendous work in here so far, @Thief!

I have managed to get a few 00s films in this past week, including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Hurt Locker, There WIll be Blood and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Next up for me is In Bruges and Before Sunset...
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Tremendous work in here so far, @Thief!

I have managed to get a few 00s films in this past week, including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Hurt Locker, There WIll be Blood and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Next up for me is In Bruges and Before Sunset...
Thanks!

That's one hell of a lineup, by the way. I haven't seen Burials or Jesse James, but the other four are either shoe-ins or strong contenders for my ballot.



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Thanks!

That's one hell of a lineup, by the way. I haven't seen Burials or Jesse James, but the other four are either shoe-ins or strong contenders for my ballot.
Three Burials topped HP's last, so I just had to check it out. The man knows his films! Run, don't walk, to watch Three Burials...



Thus far I've rewatched Furîzu mî, Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok, Mulholland Dr., Gangs Of New York, Panic Room, 21 Grams, Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man, Død snø, Merantau, The Loved Ones, Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu and Hyôryû-gai. A few of those are still in contention for a spot on my ballot.
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For consideration, these were the films awarded/nominated to Oscars in 2008... (wins in bold)

13 nominations
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup, Costume Design, Film Editing, Visual Effects

10 nominations
  • Slumdog Millionaire - Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song (2), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, Film Editing

8 nominations
  • The Dark Knight - Supporting Actor, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Art Direction, Cinematography, Makeup, Film Editing, Visual Effects
  • Milk - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay, Original Score, Costume Design, Film Editing

6 nominations
  • Wall-E - Original Screenplay, Animated Film, Original Score, Original Song, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

5 nominations
  • Doubt - Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress (2), Adapted Screenplay
  • Frost/Nixon - Picture, Director, Lead Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing
  • The Reader - Picture, Director, Lead Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography

3 nominations
  • Changeling - Lead Actress, Art Direction, Cinematography
  • Revolutionary Road - Supporting Actor, Art Direction, Costume Design

2 nominations
  • The Wrestler - Lead Actor, Supporting Actress
  • The Duchess - Art Direction, Costume Design
  • Frozen River - Lead Actress, Original Screenplay
  • Iron Man - Sound Editing, Visual Effects
  • Wanted - Sound Editing, Sound Mixing

1 nomination
  • The Visitor - Lead Actor
  • Rachel Getting Married - Lead Actress
  • Tropic Thunder - Supporting Actor
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona - Supporting Actress
  • Happy-Go-Lucky - Original Screenplay
  • In Bruges - Original Screenplay
  • Bolt - Animated Film
  • Kung Fu Panda - Animated Film
  • Departures - Foreign Language
  • The Baader Meinhof Complex - Foreign Language
  • The Class - Foreign Language
  • Revanche - Foreign Language
  • Waltz with Bashir - Foreign Language
  • Defiance - Original Score
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Makeup
  • Australia - Costume Design