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Mesrine: Killer Instinct 2008 ‘L'Instinct de mort’ Jean-François Richet
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 2008 ‘L'ennemi public n°1’ Jean-François Richet

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0411272/

Curse of the Golden Flower 2006 Zhang Yimou

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead 2007 Sidney Lumet
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0292963/

Match Point 2005 Woody Allen
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416320/

Elite Squad 2007 ‘Tropa de Elite’ José Padilha

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/

Eastern Promises 2007 David Cronenberg
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/

A Prophet 2009 ‘Un prophète’ Jacques Audiard
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1235166/

Exiled 2006 Johnnie To
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796212/

Sin Nombre 2009 Cary Joji Fukunaga
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127715/

Johnny Mad Dog 2008 Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1042424/

Babel 2006 Alejandro González Iñárritu

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449467/

Waltz with Bashir 2008 Ari Folman
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185616/

The Wrestler 2008 Darren Aronofsky
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1125849/

Kung Fu Hustle 2004 Stephen Chow

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0373074/



Next set of Letterboxd stats for the day. These are the 20 most "popular" films of 2007...

  1. Ratatouille
  2. No Country for Old Men
  3. Zodiac
  4. There Will Be Blood
  5. Superbad
  6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  7. Juno
  8. Hot Fuzz
  9. Spider-Man 3
  10. Into the Wild
  11. The Darjeeling Limited
  12. I Am Legend
  13. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
  14. Atonement
  15. Death Proof
  16. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  17. The Simpsons Movie
  18. Transformers
  19. Shrek the Third
  20. Bee Movie


And the 20 highest rated films of 2007...

  1. There Will Be Blood
  2. The Rise of the Nutters
  3. No Country for Old Men
  4. RBD: Live in Rio
  5. Spinners and Losers
  6. Ratatouille
  7. Legally Blond: The Musical
  8. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
  9. Huddersfield
  10. Kattradhu Thamizh
  11. Persepolis
  12. Daft Punk: Live at Grant Park Chicago
  13. David Gilmour - Remember that Night
  14. Hot Fuzz
  15. Estômago: A Gastronomic Story
  16. Secret Sunshine
  17. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  18. Death in the Land of Encantos
  19. Zodiac
  20. Louis C.K.: Shameless

Another bunch of significant overlaps, and some notable ones on the second list.
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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead 2007 Sidney Lumet
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0292963/

Elite Squad 2007 ‘Tropa de Elite’ José Padilha
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0861739/

Eastern Promises 2007 David Cronenberg
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765443/

Babel 2006 Alejandro González Iñárritu
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449467/

The Wrestler 2008 Darren Aronofsky
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1125849/
I've seen this from your list, John. Most of them have a chance to be in mine, with the exception of Elite Squad and Eastern Promises, both of which I really liked, but not *that* much.



I've seen this from your list, John. Most of them have a chance to be in mine, with the exception of Elite Squad and Eastern Promises, both of which I really liked, but not *that* much.
Just some titles I thought were somewhat underseen/undermentioned and deserve a recommendation, still haven't posted anything from my current ballot yet.




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How my top ten compares:

2006

The Departed
The Prestige
Little Miss Sunshine
Children of Men

Lives of Others

Pans Labyrinth
Casino Royale

•Apocalypto
•Letters from Iwo Jima
•Lucky Number Slevin


2007

No Country for Old Men
Zodiac
There Will be Blood
Hot Fuzz

Into the Wild
Atonement
Superbad

•Gone Baby Gone
•American Gangster
•Eastern Promises

Bold & Italics: Both Lists
Bold: Highest Rating List
Italics: Most Popular
None: Neither List



Finishing up these Letterboxd stats. These are the 20 most "popular" films of 2008...

  1. The Dark Knight
  2. Wall-E
  3. Iron Man
  4. Twilight
  5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  6. Mamma Mia!
  7. Slumdog Millionaire
  8. Kung Fu Panda
  9. The Incredible Hulk
  10. Ponyo
  11. In Bruges
  12. Synecdoche, New York
  13. Burn After Reading
  14. Tropic Thunder
  15. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  16. Gran Torino
  17. Cloverfield
  18. The Hurt Locker
  19. Let the Right One In
  20. Step Brothers


And the 20 highest rated films of 2008...

  1. Where The Light Is: John Mayer Live In Los Angeles
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Company
  4. Love Exposure
  5. Still Walking
  6. Wall-E
  7. Paramore: The Final Riot!
  8. Extraordinary Stories
  9. Synecdoche, New York
  10. Avenged Sevenfold: Live in the LBC
  11. Ai Que Vida!
  12. Back to Basics: Live and Down Under
  13. Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
  14. Let the Right One In
  15. Stewart Lee: 41st Best Stand-Up Ever!
  16. In Bruges
  17. George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya!
  18. Linkin Park: Road to Revolution - Live at Milton Keynes
  19. Tokyo Sonata
  20. Fiction.

Five overlaps, and a bunch of concerts and stand-ups on the second list.



The films i like are already mentioned by others here, mainly, batman trilogy, city of god, the prestige, the illusionist, cellular



The films i like are already mentioned by others here, mainly, batman trilogy, city of god, the prestige, the illusionist, cellular

i think batman begins is a great movie, but there's hardly anything original or inspiring about it.



And the last of these Letterboxd stats. These are the 20 most "popular" films of 2009...

  1. Inglourious Basterds
  2. Up
  3. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  4. Avatar
  5. (500) Days of Summer
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Coraline
  8. Zombieland
  9. The Hangover
  10. Jennifer's Body
  11. Watchmen
  12. District 9
  13. Sherlock Holmes
  14. Moon
  15. Dogtooth
  16. The Twilight Saga: New Moon
  17. Star Trek
  18. The Princess and the Frog
  19. Enter the Void
  20. A Serious Man


And finally, the 20 highest rated films of 2009...

  1. Inglourious Basterds
  2. John Mulaney: The Top Part
  3. AC/DC: Live at River Plate
  4. The Killers: Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  5. A Very Potter Musical
  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  7. Mary and Max
  8. The Secret In Their Eyes
  9. Top Gear: Vietnam Special
  10. Magick Lanter Cycle
  11. Gurren Lagann the Movie: The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
  12. Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour
  13. The White Ribbon
  14. Up
  15. Mother
  16. Coraline
  17. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – London Calling Live in Hyde Park
  18. Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting: Winter Harmony
  19. A Prophet
  20. Pixo

Just a few overlaps, and more concerts and stand-ups on the second list... but that's it for the 2000s.



Here’s looking at you, kid.
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I went back over my 2005 films and somehow overlooked two of my favorite films from that year:

•Brick
•Kung Fu Hustle

Both of which didn’t make an appearance on either list as well.



@Thief

I went back over my 2005 films and somehow overlooked two of my favorite films from that year:

•Brick
•Kung Fu Hustle

Both of which didn’t make an appearance on either list as well.
Brick barely missed the "popular" list. It was #21. Kung Fu Hustle was indeed 2004, and it was way down at #49 in the "popular" list.



More stuff for your consideration... these are all the 2000s films listed on the IMDb Top 250, as of 9/30/2021...

4. The Dark Knight
7. LOTR: The Return of the King
10. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
14. LOTR: The Two Towers
22. City of God
28. Spirited Away
33. The Pianist
44. Gladiator
45. The Departed
47. The Prestige
54. Memento
57. The Lives of Others
61. Wall-E
69. Oldboy
82. 3 Idiots
85. Inglourious Basterds
91. Like Stars on Earth
96. Requiem for a Dream
100. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
119. Snatch
120. Amélie
124. Up
133. Downfall
137. Batman Begins
140. Howl's Moving Castle
145. There Will Be Blood
147. Pan's Labyrinth
148. A Beautiful Mind
149. The Secret in Their Eyes
156. No Country for Old Men
166. V for Vendetta
170. Memories of Murder
176. Finding Nemo
178. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
180. My Father and My Son
187. Gran Torino
191. Mary and Max
196. Catch Me If You Can
211. Million Dollar Baby
221. Hachi: A Dog's Tale
229. Monsters, Inc.
230. Hotel Rwanda
231. In the Mood for Love
233. Into the Wild
234. Amores Perros
240. Before Sunset
250. Hera Pheri



Also, 2000s films that Roger Ebert rated 4/4...
  • 25th Hour
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • Adaptation
  • Babel
  • Caché
  • Chop Shop
  • Departures
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Grey Zone
  • Lost in Translation
  • Moolaade
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Pledge
  • A Prairie Home Companion
  • Ripley's Game
  • Spirited Away
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Waking Life
  • Werckmeister Harmonies



Also, 2000s films that Roger Ebert rated 4/4...
  • Le Boucher
Can't say I've ever taken any notice of what Ebert (or any other so-called 'critic') thinks but this intrigued me that perhaps someone remade Chabrol's fillum in the 2000s. All IMDb appears to have listed for the 2000s is a 23 min Canadian short from 2008 that has no ratings whatsoever?
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Can't say I've ever taken any notice of what Ebert (or any other so-called 'critic') thinks but this intrigued me that perhaps someone remade Chabrol's fillum in the 2000s. All IMDb appears to have listed for the 2000s is a 23 min Canadian short from 2008 that has no ratings whatsoever?
Yeah, it's a 1970 film, but for some reason, it came up on Ebert's page when I filtered by year. I also removed a few others that were from the 1990s and 1980s (Diva and The Terrorist). Thanks for the heads-up!



Yeah, it's a 1970 film, but for some reason, it came up on Ebert's page when I filtered by year. I also removed a few others that were from the 1990s and 1980s (Diva and The Terrorist). Thanks for the heads-up!
No worries. See - 'critics' - what do they know eh, can't even get the bloomin' dates right



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Atm, I have three films that other people might not have, if no one else has said films, than it’s a waisted vote. Trying to decide if these three films are good enough.

Three films I have atm, I don’t think others will have:
•Gangs of New York
•A Beautiful Mind
•Brick (others might have this film, maybe)

Next are films I know other will have, so I know that the vote will actually come in handy, but I like the above three films more, so I’m in a pickle, but I don’t want to waste a vote.
•Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind
•Before Sunset
•Howls Moving Castle
•Pans Labyrinth
•Wall-E
•The Wrestler
•Lotr Two Towers
•Lotr Fellowship (only put one Lotr film, because their is not much room in 25)

Finally, these next films are some of my favorites but I had already cut out, but I really miss them on the list but I didn’t want a wasted vote.
•Kung Fu Hustle
•Lucky Number Slevin
•Count of Monte Cristo
•O Brother Where Art Though



Some more fillums I've rewatched for this: Inhyeongsa, Le pacte des loups, Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo, Tom yum goong, Driving Aphrodite, Moon to, Boksuneun naui geot, Ocean's Eleven, Araburu tamashii-tachi, Ne le dis à personne, Harry Brown, Baramui paiteo, Sky High, Apocalypto, Bunhongsin, Inside Man, Dawn Of The Dead, Martyrs. Most won't make my list but there's a couple of them still in with a shot.