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Top 50 of the Noughties

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People who added this item 3972  Average listal rating (2531 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Spirited Away (2001)
Definitely the greatest animation I've seen so far and also one of the most important films for me personally. It's kinda impossible not to love the film's world and characters, Miyazaki truly deserves all the reputation they've given to him.
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People who added this item 311  Average listal rating (148 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
2. Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
A deeply emotive and meantime utterly funny masterpiece. The scenes differ from something totally absurd to incredibly touching with some breathtaking camerawork.
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People who added this item 344  Average listal rating (148 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
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People who added this item 311  Average listal rating (145 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. Love Exposure (2008)
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People who added this item 1356  Average listal rating (790 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Irreversible (2002)
Easily one of the most shocking films I've ever bumped into. Chaotic hand-held camera combined to incredible music, especially vicious rape and quite sick murder with an extinguisher all create something that I won't forget right away.
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People who added this item 4413  Average listal rating (2787 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Lost in Translation (2003)
This one really has a good chance to beat old man Coppola's best works (the director Sofia Coppola is Francis Ford's daughter, in case you didn't know). City landscapes of Tokio are photographed brilliantly and acting is superb, Scarlett hasn't ever looked as beautiful and Bill Murray's performance is perhaps the best of his career, alongside with Groundhog Day of course.
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People who added this item 1804  Average listal rating (1016 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
7. Dogville (2003)
Von Trier's decision to leave off the props is simply brilliant and quite renowned cast does it's job as good as you'd expect. Hand-held camera works really well and the ending is pretty brutal yet also the best possible one.
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People who added this item 4752  Average listal rating (3133 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
8. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
I was really happy to notice that Tarantino still can make a good film after more or less terrible Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2. Brad Pitt's tongue-in-cheek-performance is also very fun to watch.
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People who added this item 146  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.1 
9. The Man from London (2007)
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People who added this item 1638  Average listal rating (927 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cowa... (2007)
I saw this on big screen in -07 (or was it -08, not sure), and after the film I was truly impressed with it's stunning visuality, which by the way resembles the films of Terrence Malick. Really fascinating one, could use a rewatch.
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People who added this item 2070  Average listal rating (1345 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
11. The Wrestler (2008)
Could call this one the most impressive film of -08 and also Mickey Rourke's greatest performance. The film is photographed entirely with hand-held camera and manages to be a really touching one. Ending is also near-perfect.
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People who added this item 661  Average listal rating (397 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
12. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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People who added this item 1728  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
13. In Bruges (2008)
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People who added this item 6002  Average listal rating (3956 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Much of the film is reckon on it's ingenious screenplay by Charlie Kaufman, but it's OK 'cause, believe me, it really is ingenious in all meanings of the word. The film also has Jim Carrey making a serious and arguably his greatest performance without forgetting absolutely superb score by Jon Brion.
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People who added this item 3609  Average listal rating (2339 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
15. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Contains Coenesque black humor, brutal violence and one of the nastiest villains ever, played brilliantly by Javier Bardem. Southern USA's landscapes are beautiful to watch too, guess I could call this Coen brothers' best film after Big Lebowski and Fargo.
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People who added this item 1484  Average listal rating (932 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
16. Downfall (2004)
Definitely the most realistic movie about Hitler, nazism and all that stuff. Bruno Ganz is incredible.
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People who added this item 1105  Average listal rating (616 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
17. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
In many ways a touching and beautiful film. I love the photography and Mathieu Amalric is brilliant.
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People who added this item 1688  Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
18. Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
A brillant combination of drama and comedy, and in many ways truly original flick. The film shows the last socialist years of East-Germany in a very believable way and the score (especially the theme song) by Yann Tiersen is one of the most touching ones I've heard so far.
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People who added this item 1088  Average listal rating (630 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
19. The New World (2005)
Visuality of Malick's films is simply stunning, you could actually stop the film at any time and you'd have a perfect photo to hang on the wall. The movie also describes the meeting of two cultures really good and the love story fits in well.
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People who added this item 2578  Average listal rating (1690 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
20. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Anderson mixes comedy and drama almost as superbly as Billy Wilder with the Apartment back in 1960. Casting in magnificent, both Wilsons and Stiller aren't as annoying as usual and Gene Genie on the lead is great. Soundtrack is buyable, contains i.a. Velvet Underground, the Stones, Beatles and Dylan.
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People who added this item 641  Average listal rating (397 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Grizzly Man (2005)
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People who added this item 3020  Average listal rating (2048 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
22. Watchmen (2009)
Snyder has captured the apocalyptic feeling of world near nuclear war truly superb. Soundtrack happily differs from mainstream (it's got Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel and Leonard Cohen for example) and the action is really cool with all the fancy slow-motions and stuff.

Haven't read the original achievement, but based on this I guess I should.
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People who added this item 5834  Average listal rating (3901 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
23. Sin City (2005)
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People who added this item 2861  Average listal rating (1781 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
24. City of God (2002)
A very realistic and brutal movie about the slums of Rio de Janeiro. The film's got this amazing authentic feeling, which lasts from start to finish and nonprofessional actors are very convincing too.
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People who added this item 2487  Average listal rating (1510 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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People who added this item 4428  Average listal rating (2820 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
26. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Can't remember too much about it, but I have this really strong feeling the film being very watchable fantasy with good drama, fascinating creatures and a nasty villain.
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People who added this item 2857  Average listal rating (1682 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
27. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
David Lynch's mindfuck with amazing main performances by Naomi Watts and Laura Harring. The love story (if you can call it that way) beats at least half of the man-woman-relationships I've seen on screen.

Perhaps I should watch this again, I might get a better touch with the stuff.
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People who added this item 3638  Average listal rating (2155 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
28. The Pianist (2002)
Perhaps Polanski's most personal work is also his finest, alongside with Chinatown. The movie captures the brutality of Holocaust incredibly well and successes to do it more touchingly than Schindler's List for example.
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People who added this item 738  Average listal rating (452 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Caché
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People who added this item 3060  Average listal rating (1892 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
30. Into The Wild (2007)
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People who added this item 2008  Average listal rating (1278 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
31. A History of Violence (2005)
The best film of Cronenberg's later career. Violence is brutal as always in Crone's movies and I could claim that Viggo Mortensen is better than in Lord of the Rings.
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People who added this item 1258  Average listal rating (619 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
32. I'm Not There (2007)
Bob Dylan is one of my biggest personal idols and this film depicts his life as well as it's possible. It was a weird decision to cast Cate Blanchett as Dylan in his mid-60's time, but believe me, it was worth it.
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People who added this item 4364  Average listal rating (2684 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Aronofsky's second film as a director truly stucks to it's viewer's mind with its stunning visuality. The soundtrack is very hearable stuff and I didn't know that Jared Leto can actually act before seeing this.
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People who added this item 1026  Average listal rating (549 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
34. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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People who added this item 2775  Average listal rating (1752 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 3462  Average listal rating (2392 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
36. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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People who added this item 863  Average listal rating (496 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. Control (2007)
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People who added this item 4671  Average listal rating (2994 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
38. Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2520  Average listal rating (1575 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
39. Match Point (2005)
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People who added this item 1738  Average listal rating (1068 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
40. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
A nice piece of Anderson's humor that truly makes you laugh. Bill Murray is, once again, brilliant and even Owen Wilson doesn't make you wanna rip your heart off. I think I'd give the movie a better rating after rewatch.
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People who added this item 282  Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
41. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
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People who added this item 1869  Average listal rating (1134 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
42. Adaptation (2002)
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People who added this item 389  Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
43. The Man Without a Past (2002)
This isn't my favorite Kaurismäki-film (that would be 1988's Ariel, I think), but still a very watchable flick about poorness, homelessness and stuff. As in every movie by Kaurismäki, the dialogue is once again literary language and on the background you can hear many Finnish classic songs.
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People who added this item 269  Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
44. Innocence (2004)
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People who added this item 1064  Average listal rating (599 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
45. In the Mood for Love (2000)
Wong Kar-wai's hypnotic love story with absolutely amazing acting and atmosphere. Christopher Doyle's camerawork is kinda undoylesque (no hand-held camera as in Chungking Express, Happy Together and others) but actually it is, if possible, even more incredible this way.
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People who added this item 276  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
46. You, the Living (2007)
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People who added this item 2055  Average listal rating (1280 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
47. Let the Right One In (2008)
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People who added this item 84  Average listal rating (34 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
48. 3 Rooms of Melancholia (2004)
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People who added this item 9021  Average listal rating (5599 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
49. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
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People who added this item 1600  Average listal rating (917 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
50. Volver (2006)
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Favorite movies, the ones that are released between 1.1.2000 and 31.12.2009 (according to IMDB) in some kind of order. Work in progress, I may add short comments for some of the films, but don't expect too much.

Still waiting for watching (not in any particular order):

Synecdoche, New York
Darjeeling Limited
Eureka
The Fountain
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
21 Grams
Infernal Affairs
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Traffic
Amores Perros
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Antichrist
Cloverfield
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Borat
Rescue Dawn
Taxidermia
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

... and lots of others.

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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Feb 7 7:08
great movies...

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