Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Ranked Favorite Movies 2000-2009

So I began working on this a few months ago and I'm finally comfortable with my rankings. Things were changing as recent as last night and I'll be sure to be making changes to my Top 100 come next year.


1. Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier)

2. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)

3. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)

4. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)

5. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)

6. Gladiator (Ridley Scott)

7. Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel)

8. Nurse Betty (Neil LaBute)

9. You Can Count On Me (Kenneth Lonergan)

10. Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson)


1. Memento (Christopher Nolan)

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)

3. Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)

4. In the Bedroom (Todd Field)

5. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)

6. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)

7. Waking Life (Richard Linklater)

8. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)

9. Shrek (Andrew Adamson)

10. Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain)


1. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)

2. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)

3. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodovar)

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)

5. Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore)

6. Adaptation (Spike Jonze)

7. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)

8. 8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)

9. Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)

10. Unfaithful (Adrian Lyne)


1. American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini)

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)

3. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)

4. School of Rock (Richard Linklater)

5. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)

6. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton)

7. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Peter Weir)

8. A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest)

9. The Fog of War (Errol Morris)

10. Kill Bill Volume 1 (Quentin Tarantino)


1. Sideways (Alexander Payne)

2. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)

3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)

4. The Incredibles (Brad Bird)

5. Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston)

6. Kinsey (Bill Condon)

7. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)

8. Collateral (Michael Mann)

9. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese)

10. Ray (Taylor Hackford)


1. Munich (Steven Spielberg)

2. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)

3. King Kong (Peter Jackson)

4. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)

5. Match Point (Woody Allen)

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton)

7. Hustle and Flow (Craig Brewer)

8. Crash (Paul Haggis)

9. In Her Shoes (Curtis Hanson)

10. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)


1. Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)

2. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)

3. Borat (Larry Charles)

4. United 93 (Paul Greengrass)

5. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)

6. The Good Shepherd (Robert De Niro)

7. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)

8. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)

9. Block Party (Michel Gondry)

10. Infamous (Douglas McGrath)


1. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes)

2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)

3. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet)

4. No Country for Old Men (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)

5. Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy)

6. Superbad (Greg Mottola)

7. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck)

8. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino)

9. Zodiac (David Fincher)

10. Once (James Carney)


1. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton)

2. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)

3. Milk (Gus Van Sant)

4. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)

5. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)

6. Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman)

7. Burn After Reading (Ethan Coen and Joel Coen)

8. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)

9. Man on Wire (James Marsh)

10. Tropic Thunder (Ben Stiller)


1. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)

2. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)

3. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)

4. Up (Pete Doctor)

5. Precious (Lee Daniels)

6. Coraline (Henry Selick)

7. I Love You Man (John Hamburg)

8. Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)

9. 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb)

10. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)

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