Seen of the 250 Best Movies of the 21st Century (According to the people at THEY SHOOT PICTURES DON'T THEY)

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  1. A ma soeur!/Fat Girl (Breillat, Catherine; 2001)
  2. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, Steven; 2001)
  3. About a Boy (Weitz, Paul & is Weitz; 2002)
  4. About Schmidt (Payne, Alexander; 2002)
  5. Adaptation (Jonze, Spike; 2002 )
  6. Ali (Mann, Michael; 2001)
  7. Almost Famous (Crowe, Cameron; 2000)
  8. Amelie (Jeunet, Jean-Pierre; 2001)
  9. American Psycho (Harron, Mary; 2000)
  10. American Splendor (Pulcini, Robert & Shari Springer Berman; 2003)
  11. Amores perros (Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez; 2000)
  12. Angels in America [TV] (Nichols, Mike; 2003)
  13. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Kunuk, Zacahrias; 2000)
  14. Aviator, The (Scorsese, Martin; 2004)
  15. Bad Education (Almodovar, Pedro 2004)
  16. Bad Santa
  17. Bamboozled (Lee, Spike; 2000)
  18. Barbarian Invasions, The (Arcand, Denys; 2003)
  19. Beat That My Heart Skipped, The (Audiard, Jacques; 2005)
  20. Beautiful Mind, A (Howard, Ron; 2001)
  21. Before Night Falls (Schnabel, Julian; 2000)
  22. Before Sunset (Linklater, Richard; 2004)
  23. Best of Youth, The (Giordana, Marco Tullio; 2003)
  24. Billy Elliot (Daldry, Stephen; 2000)
  25. Black Hawk Down (Scott, Ridley; 2001)
  26. Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul, Apichatpong; 2002)
  27. Bloody Sunday (Greengrass, Paul; 2001)
  28. Bowling for Columbine (Moore, Michael; 2002)
  29. Bright Leaves (McElwee, Ross; 2003)
  30. Brokeback Mountain (Lee, Ang; 2005)
  31. Broken Flowers (Jarmusch, Jim; 2005)
  32. Bus 174/Onibus 174 (Larceda, Felipe & Jose Padilha; 2002)
  33. Cafe Lumiere (Hou Hsiao-Hsien; 2003)
  34. Capote (Miller, Bennett; 2005)
  35. Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki, Andrew; 2003)
  36. Catch Me if You Can (Spielberg, Steven; 2002)
  37. Century of the Self, The [TV] (Curtis, Adam; 2002)
  38. Chicago (Marshall, Rob; 2002)
  39. Chicken Run (Lord, Peter & Nick Park; 2000)
  40. Chuck & Buck (Arteta, Miguel; 2000)
  41. Chunhyang (Im Kwon-taek; 2000)
  42. Circle, The/Dayereh (Panahi, Jafar; 2000)
  43. City of God (Meirelles, Fernando; 2002)
  44. Closer (Nichols, Mike; 2004)
  45. Cold Mountain (Minghella, Anthony; 2003)
  46. Collateral (Mann, Michael; 2004)
  47. Constant Gardener, The (Meirelles, Fernando; 2005)
  48. Control Room (Noujaim, Jehane; 2004)
  49. Cowards Bend the Knee (Maddin, Guy; 2003)
  50. Crash [2004] (Haggis, Paul; 2004)
  51. Crimson Gold (Panahi, Jafar 2003)
  52. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, Ang; 2000)
  53. Dancer in the Dark (von Trier, Lars; 2000)
  54. Darwin's Nightmare (Sauper, Hubert; 2004)
  55. Day I Became a Woman, The (Meshkini, Marzieh; 2000)
  56. Deep End, The (McGehee, Scott/David Siegel; 2001)
  57. demonlover (Assayas, Olivier; 2002)
  58. Devil's Backbone, The (del Toro, Guillermo; 2001)
  59. Dirty Pretty Things (Frears, Stephen; 2002)
  60. Distant/Uzak (Ceylan, Nuri Bilge; 2003)
  61. Dogville (von Trier, Lars; 2003)
  62. Dolls/Dooruzu (Kitano, Takeshi; 2002)
  63. Domestic Violence (Wiseman, Frederick; 2001)
  64. Donnie Darko (Kelly, Richard; 2001)
  65. 8 Mile (Hanson, Curtis; 2002)
  66. Elephant (Van Sant, Gus; 2003)
  67. Erin Brockovich (Soderbergh, Steven; 2000)
  68. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, Michel; 2004)
  69. Eureka [2000] (Aoyama, Shinji; 2000)
  70. Fahrenheit 9/11 (Moore, Michael; 2004)
  71. Faithless/Trolosa (Ullmann, Liv; 2000)
  72. Far From Heaven (Haynes, Todd; 2002)
  73. Femme Fatale (De Palma, Brian; 2002)
  74. Finding Nemo (Stanton, Andrew & Lee Unkrich; 2003)
  75. Five Obstructions, The (Leth, Jorgen & Lars von Trier; 2003)
  76. Fog of War, The (Morris, Errol; 2003)
  77. 40-Year-Old Virgin, The (Apatow, Judd; 2005)
  78. Gangs of New York (Scorsese, Martin; 2002)
  79. George Washington (Green, David Gordon; 2000)
  80. Gerry (Van Sant, Gus; 2001)
  81. Ghost World (Zwigoff, Terry; 2001)
  82. Gladiator [2000] (Scott, Ridley; 2000)
  83. Gleaners & I, The/Les Glaneurs et la glaneuse (Varda, Agnes; 2000)
  84. Good Morning, Night (Bellocchio, Marco; 2003)
  85. Good Night, and Good Luck (Clooney, George; 2005)
  86. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-Liang; 2003)
  87. Gosford Park (Altman, Robert; 2001)
  88. Grizzly Man (Herzog, Werner; 2005)
  89. Head-On (Akin, Fatih; 2003)
  90. Heart of the World, The (Maddin, Guy; 2000)
  91. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell, John Cameron; 2001)
  92. Hero/Ying xiong (Zhang Yimou; 2002)
  93. High Fidelity (Frears, Stephen; 2000)
  94. Hidden/Caché (Haneke, Michael; 2005)
  95. History of Violence, A (Cronenberg, David; 2005)
  96. Holy Girl, The (Martel, Lucrecia; 2004)
  97. Hotel Rwanda (George, Terry; 2004)
  98. Hours, The (Daldry, Stephen; 2002)
  99. House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou; 2004)
  100. House of Mirth, The (Davies, Terence; 2000;)
  101. House of Sand and Fog (Perelman, Vadim; 2003)
  102. Howl's Moving Castle (Miyazaki, Hayao; 2004)
  103. I Heart Huckabees (Russell, David O.; 2004)
  104. Igby Goes Down (Steers, Burr; 2002)
  105. I'm Going Home (de Oliveira, Manoel; 2000;)
  106. In America (Sheridan, Jim; 2003)
  107. In Praise of Love/Eloge de l'amour (Godard, Jean-Luc; 2001)
  108. In the Bedroom (Field, Todd; 2001)
  109. In the Mood for Love/Huayang Nianhua (Wong Kar-Wai; 2000)
  110. Incredibles, The (Bird, Brad; 2004)
  111. Intimacy/Intimite (Chereau, Patrice; 2000 )
  112. Intruder, The/L'Intrus (Denis, Claire; 2004)
  113. Irreversible (Noe, Gaspar; 2002)
  114. Junebug (Morrison, Phil; 2005)
  115. Keane (Kerrigan, Lodge H.; 2004)
  116. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, Quentin; 2003)
  117. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, Quentin; 2004)
  118. King Kong [2005] (Jackson, Peter; 2005)
  119. Kings & Queen (Desplechin, Arnaud; 2004)
  120. Kinsey (Condon, Bill; 2004)
  121. Kippur (Gitai, Amos; 2000)
  122. Kung Fu Hustle (Chow, Stephen; 2004)
  123. La Commune (Paris, 1871) (Watkins, Peter; 2000)
  124. Lady & the Duke, The (Rohmer, Eric; 2001)
  125. Land of the Dead (Romero, George A.; 2005)
  126. Lantana (Lawrence, Ray; 2001)
  127. Last Days (Van Sant, Gus; 2004)
  128. Late Marriage (Kosashvili, Dover; 2001)
  129. Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The (Anderson, Wes; 2004)
  130. Lilya 4-ever (Moodysson, Lukas; 2002)
  131. Little Otik/Otesanek (Svankmajer, Jan; 2000)
  132. Look at Me (Jaoui, Agnes; 2004)
  133. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (Jackson, Peter; 2001)
  134. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (Jackson, Peter; 2003)
  135. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (Jackson, Peter; 2002)
  136. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Andersen, Thom; 2003)
  137. Lost in Translation (Coppola, Sofia; 2003)
  138. Lovely & Amazing (Holofcener, Nicole; 2001)
  139. Magdalene Sisters, The (Mullan, Peter; 2002)
  140. Man Who Wasn't There, The (Coen, Joel and Ethan Coen 2001)
  141. Man Without a Past, The (Kaurismaki, Aki; 2002)
  142. Maria Full of Grace (Marston, Joshua; 2003)
  143. Master and Commander: The Far Side of The World (Weir, Peter; 2003)
  144. Match Point (Allen, Woody; 2005)
  145. Me and You and Everyone We Know (July, Miranda; 2005)
  146. Memento (Nolan, istopher; 2000)
  147. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho; 2003)
  148. Mighty Wind, A (Guest, istopher; 2003)
  149. Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, Clint; 2004)
  150. Minority Report (Spielberg, Steven; 2002)
  151. Monsoon Wedding (Nair, Mira; 2001)
  152. Monsters, Inc. (Docter, Peter/David Silverman/Lee Unkrich; 2001)
  153. Moolaade (Sembene, Ousmane; 2004)
  154. Morvern Callar (Ramsay, Lynne; 2002)
  155. Motorcycle Diaries, The (Salles, Walter; 2004)
  156. Moulin Rouge! (Luhrmann, Baz; 2001)
  157. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, David; 2001)
  158. Munich (Spielberg, Steven; 2005)
  159. My Summer of Love (Pawlikowski, Pawel)
  160. Mysterious Skin (Araki, Gregg; 2004)
  161. Mystic River (Eastwood, Clint; 2003)
  162. New World, The (Malick, Terrence; 2005)
  163. No Man's Land (Tanovic, Danis; 2001)
  164. Nobody Knows/Dare mo shiranai (Koreeda, Hirokazu 2003)
  165. Notre Musique (Godard, Jean-Luc; 2004)
  166. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Coen, Joel and Ethan Coen; 2000)
  167. Oldboy (Park Chan-Wook; 2003)
  168. Others, The (Amenabar, Alejandro; 2001)
  169. Our Song (McKay, Jim; 2000)
  170. Paradise Now (Abu-Assad, Hany; 2005)
  171. Pianist, The (Polanski, Roman; 2002)
  172. Piano Teacher, The/La Pianiste (Haneke, Michael; 2001)
  173. Platform/Zhantai (Zhang Ke Jia; 2000)
  174. Power of Nightmares, The [TV] (Curtis, Adam; 2004)
  175. Pride & Prejudice (Wright, Joe; 2005)
  176. Pulse/Kairo (Kurosawa, Kiyoshi; 2001)
  177. Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, Paul Thomas; 2002)
  178. Quiet American, The (Noyce, Phillip; 2002)
  179. Quills (Kaufman, Philip; 2000)
  180. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Noyce, Phillip; 2002)
  181. Raising Victor Vargas (Sollett, Peter; 2002)
  182. Ray (Hackford, Taylor; 2004)
  183. Requiem for a Dream (Aronofsky, Darren; 2000)
  184. Return, The/Vozvras cenje (Zvyagintsev, Andrey; 2003)
  185. Royal Tenenbaums, The (Anderson, Wes; 2001)
  186. Russian Ark (Sokurov, Aleksandr; 2002)
  187. Saddest Music in the World, The (Maddin, Guy; 2003)
  188. Saraband (Bergman, Ingmar; 2003)
  189. School of Rock (Linklater, Richard; 2003)
  190. Secret Lives of Dentists, The (Rudolph, Alan; 2003)
  191. Sexy Beast (Glazer, Jonathan; 2000)
  192. Shattered Glass (Ray, Billy; 2003)
  193. Shaun of the Dead (Wright, Edgar; 2004)
  194. Shrek (Adamson, Andrew & Vicky Jenson; 2001)
  195. Sideways (Payne, Alexander; 2004)
  196. Since Otar Left (Bertucelli, Julie; 2003)
  197. Solaris [2002] (Soderbergh, Steven; 2002)
  198. Son, The/Le Fils (Dardenne, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne; 2002)
  199. Songs from the Second Floor (Andersson, Roy; 2000)
  200. Spellbound (Blitz, Jeffrey; 2002)
  201. Spider (Cronenberg, David; 2002)
  202. Spider-Man (Raimi, Sam; 2002)
  203. Spider-Man 2 (Raimi, Sam; 2004)
  204. Spirited Away (Miyazaki, Hayao; 2001)
  205. Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang; 2002)
  206. Squid and the Whale, The (Baumbach, Noah; 2005)
  207. startup.com (Hegedus, is; 2001)
  208. State and Main (Mamet, David; 2000)
  209. Station Agent, The (McCarthy, Thomas; 2003)
  210. Stevie (James, Steve; 2002)
  211. Sunshine State (Sayles, John; 2002)
  212. Syriana (Gaghan, Stephen; 2005)
  213. Tailor of Panama, The (Boorman, John; 2001)
  214. Talk to Her/Hable con ella (Almodovar, Pedro; 2002)
  215. Tarnation (Caouette, Jonathan; 2003)
  216. Taste of Others, The/Les Gout des autres (Jaoui, Agnes; 2000)
  217. Ten (Kiarostami, Abbas; 2002)
  218. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Sprecher, Jill; 2001)
  219. Time for Drunken Horses, A (Ghobadi, Bahman; 2000)
  220. Time of the Wolf (Haneke, Michael; 2003)
  221. Time Out/L'Emploi du temps (Cantet, Laurent; 2001)
  222. Timecode (Figgis, Mike; 2000)
  223. To Be and to Have/Etre et avoir (Philibert, Nicolas; 2002)
  224. Together/Tillsammans (Moodysson, Lukas; 2000)
  225. Touching the Void (Macdonald, Kevin; 2003)
  226. Traffic [2000] (Soderbergh, Steven; 2000)
  227. Triplets of Belleville, The (Chomet, Sylvain; 2003)
  228. Tropical Malady (Weerasethakul, Apichatpong; 2004)
  229. 21 Grams (Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez; 2003)
  230. 24 Hour Party People (Winterbottom, Michael; 2001)
  231. 25th Hour (Lee, Spike; 2002)
  232. 2046 (Wong Kar-Wai; 2004)
  233. Under the Sand/Sous le sable (Ozon, Francois; 2000)
  234. Unknown Pleasures (Zhang Ke Jia; 2002)
  235. Va savoir/Who Knows? (Rivette, Jacques; 2001)
  236. Vendredi soir/Friday Night (Denis, Claire; 2002)
  237. Vera Drake (Leigh, Mike; 2004)
  238. Very Long Engagement, A (Jeunet, Jean-Pierre; 2004)
  239. Waking Life (Linklater, Richard; 2001)
  240. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Park, Nick & Steve Box; 2005)
  241. War of the Worlds (Spielberg, Steven; 2005)
  242. Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, Bela; 2000)
  243. Whale Rider (Caro, Niki; 2002)
  244. What Time is it There? (Tsai Ming-Liang; 2001)
  245. With a Friend Like Harry.../Harry, He's Here to Help (Moll, Dominik; 2000)
  246. Wonder Boys (Hanson, Curtis; 2000)
  247. World, The (Zhang Ke Jia; 2004)
  248. Y tu mama tambien/And Your Mother Too (Cuaron, Alfonso; 2001)
  249. Yi Yi/A One and a Two... (Yang, Edward; 2000)
  250. You Can Count on Me (Lonergan, Kenneth; 2000)
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This list covers movies made in the first 5 years of the 21st century. Apparently, they will update this list in 2007 to include movies made in 2006. I like alphebetical lists, so that's the one I reproduced here, but there's a RANKED list too if you're into that.