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Best Film Direction - 2000s

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#1

(For the Trilogy)
"The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001)
"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002)
"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003)

#42

"King Kong" (2005)


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"The Aviator" (2004)

#5

"Gangs of New York" (2002)

#11

"The Departed" (2006)


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"Gladiator" (2000)

#19

"American Gangster" (2007)

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"Black Hawk Down" (2001)
"Kingdom of Heaven" (2005)

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"City of God" (2003)

#88

"The Constant Gardener" (2005)




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#6

"Catch Me If You Can" (2002)

#13

"AI: Artificial Intelligence" (2001)

#44

"Minority Report" (2002)

#67

"Munich" (2005)

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"The Terminal" (2004)

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#7

"Avatar" (2009)






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#8

"Kill Bill: Vol. 1" (2003)

#22

"Inglourious Basterds" (2009)

#31

"Kill Bill: Vol. 2" (2004)


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#9

"Batman Begins" (2005)

#14

"The Dark Knight" (2008)

#20

"Memento" (2001)

#55

"The Prestige" (2006)


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#10

"No Country for Old Man" (2007)

#29

"The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001)

#51

"Burn After Reading" (2008)

#66

"O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000)

#70

"A Serious Man" (2009)


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#12

"Royal Tenenbaums" (2001)

#45

"The Darjeeling Limited" (2007)

#78

"Fantastic Mr. Fox" (2009)

#103

"The Life Aqautic with Steve Zissou" (2004)


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Average listal rating (289 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0

#15

"Road to Perdition" (2002)

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"Revolutionary Road" (2008)
"Away We Go" (2009)


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#16

"Sin City" (2005)

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"Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003)


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Average listal rating (863 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0

#17

"Into the Wild" (2007)






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#18

"Across the Universe" (2007)

#90

"Frida" (2002)




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#21

"Casino Royale" (2006)






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#23

"Up in the Air" (2009)

#101

"Thank You For Smoking" (2006)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"Juno" (2007)


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#24

"There Will Be Blood" (2007)

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"Punch-Drunk Love" (2002)


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#25

"Children of Men" (2006)

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"Y Tu Mama Tambien" (2002)
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004)


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#26

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)

#77

"The Science of Sleep" (2006)

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"Be Kind, Rewind" (2008)


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#27

"Babel" (2006)

#40

"21 Grams" (2003)

#80

"Amores Perros" (2001)


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#28

"Sunshine" (2007)

#69

"The Beach" (2000)

#114

"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

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"28 Days Later" (2003)
"Millions" (2005)


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#30

"Invictus" (2009)

#52

"Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006)

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"Changeling" (2008)
"Gran Torino" (2008)

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#32

"Cast Away" (2000)

#84

"Polar Express" (2004)




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#33

"V for Vendetta" (2006)






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#34

"District 9" (2009)






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#35

"Starsky & Hutch" (2004)

#95

"Old School" (2003)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"The Hangover" (2009)


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#36

"Traffic" (2000)

#49

"Che: Parts 1 & 2" (2008)

#76

"Ocean's 11" (2001)

#91

"The Good German" (2006)


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#37

"Waking Life" (2001)

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"School of Rock" (2003)
"Before Sunset" (2004)


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Average listal rating (250 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0

#38

"Adaptation." (2002)

#107

"Where the Wild Things Are" (2009)


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#39

"Moulin Rouge" (2001)

#85

"Australia" (2008)


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#41

"United 93" (2006)

#53

"The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007)

#57

"The Bourne Supremacy" (2004)



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#43

"Requiem for a Dream" (2000)

#65

"The Fountain" (2006)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"The Wrestler" (2008)


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Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0

#46

"Chicago" (2002)

#61

"Nine" (2009)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005)


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Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0

#47

"Hero" (2004)

#98

"House of Flying Daggers" (2004)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"The Curse of the Golden Flower" (2007)


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#48

"The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" (2009)





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#50

"Big Fish" (2003)

#106

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet St." (2007)

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"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005)
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#54

"Pan's Labyrinth" (2006)






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#56

"Oldboy" (2005)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"2046" (2004)


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#58

"40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005)

Other Noteworthy Pictures:


"Knocked-Up" (2007)
"Funny People" (2009)


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Average listal rating (677 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0

#59

"Mulholland Dr." (2001)






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#60

"Amelie" (2001)

#74

"A Very Long Engagement" (2004)




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Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0

#62

(For Parts 1 & 2)
"Red Cliff: Part I" (2008)
"Red Cliff: Part II" (2009)



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Average listal rating (366 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0

#63

"Snatch" (2000)

Other Noteworthy Pictures:


"RocknRolla" (2008)
"Sherlock Holmes" (2009)


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Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0

#64

"I'm Not There" (2007)






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#68

"Synecdoche, New York" (2008)






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Average listal rating (31 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 0

#71

"Wedding Crashers" (2005)






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Average listal rating (638 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0

#72

"Frost/Nixon" (2008)

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"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000)
"Cinderella Man" (2005)

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#73

"Troy" (2004)






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#75

"Black Book" (2007)






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#79

"Almost Famous" (2000)

Other Noteworthy Picture:


"Vanilla Sky" (2001)


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My Favorite 119 Directorial efforts from 109 quality directors; PLUS other noteworthy works.


The independent director was out in full force this decade and by 2009 I finally saw a healthy group of female directors churning out impressive work. Of course Scorsese and the Coens dominated as they have in the past, showing no signs of slowing down.

Enjoy!

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Posted: 8 years, 2 months ago at Jul 6 21:44
What about Ang Lee?
Posted: 8 years, 2 months ago at Jul 6 23:07
That Joel and Ethan Coen bio is bogus. There's nothing credited to them.

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