2000s films ranked (Top 100)

Tags: 
  1. Must-see

  2. United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
  3. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (Guy Maddin, 2002)
  4. Dandelion (Mark Milgard, 2003)
  5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black, 2005)
  6. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2009)
  7. Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)
  8. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
  9. Bright Leaves (Ross McElwee, 2003)
  10. Vinyan (Fabrice Du Welz, 2008)
  11. Home on the Range (Will Finn & John Sandford, 2003)
  12. Citizen Dog (Mah nakorn) (Wisit Sasanatieng, 2004)
  13. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park & Steve Box, 2005)
  14. Moulin Rouge (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
  15. Highly recommended

  16. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2006)
  17. Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano, 2003)
  18. Les triplettes de Belleville (Sylviajn Chomet, 2002)
  19. O-ah-si-sey ) (Oasis) (Lee Chang-dong, 2002)
  20. Un conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale) (Arnaud Desplechin, 2008)
  21. Antichrist (Lars von Trier, 2009)
  22. Barking Dogs Never Bite (Flandersui gae) (Bong Joon-ho, 2000)
  23. After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) (Susanne Bier, 2006)
  24. The World (Shijie) (Jia Zhangke, 2004)
  25. The Wayward Cloud (Tian bian yi duo yun) (Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮), 2004)
  26. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
  27. Mother (Madeo) (Bong Joon-ho, 2009)
  28. Following Sean (Ralph Arlyck, 2004)
  29. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long / 臥虎藏龍) (Ang Lee (李安), 2000)
  30. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
  31. Me without You (Sandra Goldbacher, 2001)
  32. Omagh (Pete Travis, 2004)
  33. Les plages d'Agnès (The Beaches of Agnès) (Agnès Varda, 2008)
  34. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
  35. American Splendor (Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, 2003)
  36. Buried (Rodrigo Cortés, 2009)
  37. Oldboy (Oldeuboi) (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
  38. La antena (The Aerial) (Esteban Sapir, 2007)
  39. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin, 2003)
  40. Earth (Ho Tzu Nyen, 2009)
  41. Wall•E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
  42. Tears of the Black Tiger (Fah talai jone / ฟ้าทะลายโจร) (Wisit Sasanatineg (วิศิษฏ์ ศาสนเที่ยง), 2000)
  43. Lettre d'un cinéaste à sa fille (Eric Pauwels, 2002)
  44. Still Walking (Aruitemo aruitemo) (Hirokazu Kore-eda (是枝 裕和), 2008)
  45. Buddha Collapsed out of Shame (Buda as sharm foru rikht) (Hana Makhmalbaf, 2007)
  46. Stellet Licht (Silent Light) (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
  47. Marion Bridge (Wiebke Von Carolsfeld, 2002)
  48. Memories of a Murder (Sarinieui Chueok) (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
  49. Birth (Jonathan Glazer, 2004)
  50. Bin-jip (3-Iron) (Kim Ki-duk, 2004)
  51. Heimat 3 - Chronik einer Zeitenwende (Heima 3 - Chronicle of a Changing Time) (Edgar Reitz, 2004)
  52. Drag Me to Hell (Sam Raimi, 2009)
  53. Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes, 2004)
  54. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
  55. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
  56. Dark Blue (Ron Shelton, 2002)
  57. Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002)
  58. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2004)
  59. Micmacs à Tire-larigot (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009)
  60. Ice Age (Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha, 2002)
  61. 16 Years of Alcohol (Richard Jobson, 2003)
  62. The Green Hat (Lu mao tze) (Liu Fendou, 2003)
  63. Recommended

  64. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
  65. Up (Pete Doctor with Bob Peterson, 2009)
  66. Mystic River (Clint Eastwood, 2003)
  67. Women without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) (Shirin Neshat, 2009)
  68. Inglorious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
  69. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud, 2007)
  70. Last King of Scotland (Kevin MacDonald, 2006)
  71. The Simpsons Movie (David Silverman, 2007)
  72. The Good Shepherd (Robert DeNiro, 2006)
  73. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Mike Johnson & Tim Burton, 2005)
  74. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, 2005)
  75. Derek (Isaac Julian, 2008)
  76. Platform (Zhantai) (Jia Zhangke, 2000)
  77. 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñarritu, 2003)
  78. Still Life (Sanxia haoren) (Jia Zhangke, 2006)
  79. The Host (Guimul) (Bong Joon-ho, 2006)
  80. Shanghai Dreams (Qinghong) (Wang Xiaoshuai, 2005)
  81. I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007)
  82. Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (The Gleaners and I) (Agnès Varda, 2000)
  83. Collateral (Michael Mann, 2004)
  84. Brüno (Larry Charles, 2009)
  85. My Life without Me (Isabel Coixet, 2004)
  86. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004)
  87. The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin, 2003)
  88. The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary, 2002)
  89. Taxidermia (György Pálfi, 2006)
  90. Exhausted (Gogal) (Kim Gok, 2008)
  91. Oxhide II (Liu Jiajin, 2009)
  92. Capote (Bennett Miller, 2005)
  93. Kikyo (Koji Hagiuda, 2004)
  94. Ae Fond Kiss… (Ken Loach, 2004)
  95. The Isle (Seom) (Kim Ki-duk, 2000)
  96. Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan, 2005)
  97. Infernal Affairs (无间道) (Andrew Lau (刘伟强 ) & Alan Mak (麦兆辉), 2002)
  98. Un Long dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement, 2004)
  99. Hairspray (Adam Shankman, 2007)
  100. Cages (Olivier Masset-Depasset, 2006)
  101. Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi, 2005)
  102. Nightmare Detective (Akumu tantei) (Shinya Tsukamoto, 2006)
  103. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
  104. Bye bye:
  105. Ray (Taylor Hackford, 2004)
Author Comments: 

Directors of the decade:
1. Guy Maddin
2. Lars von Trier
3. Bong Joon-ho
4. Jia Zhangke

The ranking is based on the score I gave after seeing a film. Until 2005 I gave stars (0 to 4), which was like scoring from 0 to 12. From 2006 on I gave points on a 0-100 scale. I later transposed the ****-scores to the new scale. I have the impression I was a bit more generous in the first half of the decade.