10 Best Movies Of The Last 10 Years


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Start it off with your picks, Bob.
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

Sure thing.

(In no particular order)

1- American History X (1998)
2- L.A. Confidential (1997)
3- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
4- The Departed (2006)
5- Fight Club (1999)
6- Crash (2004)
7- The Green Mile (1999)
8- Good Will Hunting (1997)
9- Sin City (2005)
10- City of God (2002)

Dancer in the Dark (2000 - Lars von Trier)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999 - Stanley Kubrick)
Rushmore (1998 - Wes Anderson)
Dogville (2003 - Lars von Trier)
The Thin Red Line (1998 - Terrence Malick)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004 - Michel Gondry)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005 - Tommy Lee Jones)
Adaptation (2002 - Spike Jonze)
Hamlet (1996 - Kenneth Branagh)
Talk to Her (2002 - Pedro Almodóvar )

I see you have "The Thin Red Line" on your list.

I wasn't a big fan of that movie, and it's gotten a lower rating on IMDb, but the more message boards I go to, The Thin Red Line appears to be an all time favorite of many.

So many good movies, so little time.
1. Fargo (1996)
2. L.A. Confidential (1997)
3. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
4. Crash (2005)
5. Lone Star (1996)
6. Amistad(1997)
7. Memento (2000)
8. Ghost World (2001)
9. The Apostle (1997)
10. The Twilight Samurai (2002)

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."- Groucho Marx

28 days...6 hours...42 minutes...12 seconds
Originally Posted by Holden Pike
Rushmore (1998 - Wes Anderson)
ew, what an overrated film that is.
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1. Fargo (1996)
2. L.A. Confidential (1997)
3. The Thin Red Line (1998)
4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
5. In the Mood for Love (2000)
6. Mulholland Drive (2001) - Also - Amelie
7. City of God (2002)
8. The Return of the King (2003)
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Also - The Aviator
10. Munich (2005)
11. Children of Men (2006) - Also - The Departed

Went one per year, in order. Yeah, I picked 11... Deal with it.
"It doesn't do any good to say, 'This is what it means.' When you are spoon fed a film, people instantly know what it is. I like films that leave room to dream." - D. Lynch

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1996 - Fargo - honorable mention, Trainspotting
1997 - Good Will Hunting - honorable mention, L.A. Confidential
1998 - Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels - honorable mention, The Big Lebowski
1999 - Fight Club - honorable mention, American Beauty
2000 - Memento
2001 - The Royal Tenenbaums
2002 - Equilibrium - honorable mention, City of God, 25th Hour
2003 - Oldboy
2004 - Kill Bill vol. 2
2005 - Sin City
2006 - it's not over yet!
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I am having a nervous breakdance
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 is that 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.

The People's Republic of Clogher
According to The Tatty 100, my favourite movies of the past 11 years have been -

Dead Man's Shoes (2004, Shane Meadows)
hana-bi (1997, Takeshi Kitano)
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
Hero (2002, Zhang Yimou)
Twenty Four Seven (1997, Shane Meadows)
Fargo (1996, Joel Coen)
Hamlet (1996, Kenneth Branagh)
Sexy Beast (2000, Jonathan Glazer)
Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)

Bubbling under (beacuse I want to): Sideways, Kikujiro and Sympathy For Mr Vengeance and the only condition attached is that I need to own the movie.

Nothing I've bought recently would worm it's way in except maybe The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how the Tatty 100 is done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves." - Brendan Behan

In no particular order:

1. The Departed
2. Shrek 2
3. Any Given Sunday
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Return of the King
5. Harry Potter - The Goblet of Fire
6. Snatch
7. American History X
8. Boiler Room
9. Old School
10. Braveheart

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no particular order:

1. Saving Private Ryan

2. The Departed

3. Fight Club

4. The Last Samurai

5. The Jacket

6. Children of Men

7. The Terminal

8. The Dish

9. Saw

10. The Machinist

A system of cells interlinked
Originally Posted by Tacitus

Sideways, Kikujiro and Sympathy For Mr Vengeance

Do you consider Sympathy to be the best of the Vengeance Trilogy? I have only seen Oldboy so far...

In Heaven Everything Is Fine
Boogie Nights (1997 - P.T. Anderson)
The Thin Red Line (1998 - Terrence Malick)
Being John Malkovich (1999 - Spike Jonze)
Magnolia (1999 - P.T. Anderson)
Mulholland Dr. (2000 - David Lynch)
Adaptation (2002 - Spike Jonze)
Spirited Away
(2002 - Hayao Miyazaki)
Lost in Translation
(2003 - Sofia Coppola)
Oldboy (2003 - Park Chan Wook)
The Departed (2006 - Martin Scorsese)

"No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul." ~ Ingmar Bergman

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Originally Posted by Sedai

Do you consider Sympathy to be the best of the Vengeance Trilogy? I have only seen Oldboy so far...
Yup, far and away the best. Lady V is disappointing and, even though I like Oldboy (heck, I bought it on it's R2 release), it's far less subtle than Sympathy For Mr Vengeance.

I think Sympathy works because The Wookie has managed to make a masterful film with his feet firmly planted on the ground. The flourishes are less obvoius and, for me, more chilling.

If I was 16 I'd prefer Oldboy but I'm not so I don't.

Saving Private Ryan is def. on my list. i loved kill bill 1 and 2 as well

in no specific order:

1.Crash(Paul Haggis 2004)
2.Confessions of a Dangerous Mind(George Cloney 2003)
3.Adaptation(Spike Jonez 2002)
4.Snatch(Guy Ritchie 2001)
5.Green Mile(Frank Darbont 1999)
6.Fight Club(David Fincher 1999)
7.Being John Malkovich
(Spike Jonez 1999)
8.American Beauty
(Sam Mendes1999)
9.High Fidelity
(Stephen Frears 2000)
10.Laurel Canyon(Lisa Cholodenko2002)
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