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Top 50 of the Noughties

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People who added this item 3844  Average listal rating (2458 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 295  Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
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 331  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
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People who added this item 304  Average listal rating (139 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. Love Exposure (2008)
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People who added this item 1330  Average listal rating (759 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 4319  Average listal rating (2728 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 1756  Average listal rating (980 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 4627  Average listal rating (3057 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 140  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
9. The Man from London (2007)
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People who added this item 1592  Average listal rating (894 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 2020  Average listal rating (1315 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 642  Average listal rating (387 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
12. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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People who added this item 1670  Average listal rating (1145 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
13. In Bruges (2008)
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People who added this item 5876  Average listal rating (3865 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 3509  Average listal rating (2277 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
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 1433  Average listal rating (901 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 1072  Average listal rating (592 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 1651  Average listal rating (1029 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 1062  Average listal rating (615 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 2505  Average listal rating (1645 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 623  Average listal rating (388 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Grizzly Man (2005)
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People who added this item 2946  Average listal rating (1991 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 5715  Average listal rating (3816 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
23. Sin City (2005)
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People who added this item 2792  Average listal rating (1732 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 2407  Average listal rating (1447 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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People who added this item 4320  Average listal rating (2747 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 2771  Average listal rating (1604 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
27. Mulholland Drive (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 3542  Average listal rating (2099 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 715  Average listal rating (439 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Caché
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People who added this item 2963  Average listal rating (1832 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
30. Into the Wild (2007)
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People who added this item 1955  Average listal rating (1238 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 1233  Average listal rating (609 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 4248  Average listal rating (2603 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 996  Average listal rating (531 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
34. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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People who added this item 2676  Average listal rating (1671 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 3370  Average listal rating (2330 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
36. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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People who added this item 842  Average listal rating (482 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. Control (2007)
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People who added this item 4544  Average listal rating (2907 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
38. Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2480  Average listal rating (1546 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
39. Match Point (2005)
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People who added this item 1699  Average listal rating (1042 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 270  Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
41. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
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People who added this item 1820  Average listal rating (1104 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
42. Adaptation (2002)
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People who added this item 376  Average listal rating (202 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 263  Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
44. Innocence (2004)
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People who added this item 1020  Average listal rating (563 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 256  Average listal rating (135 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
46. You, the Living (2007)
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People who added this item 1997  Average listal rating (1244 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
47. Let the Right One In (2008)
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People who added this item 81  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
48. 3 Rooms of Melancholia (2004)
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People who added this item 8848  Average listal rating (5489 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 1565  Average listal rating (895 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: 1 year, 6 months ago at Feb 7 7:08
great movies...

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