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Top 50 of the Noughties

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People who added this item 4394 Average listal rating (2769 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
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 352 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 388 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (169 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Love Exposure (2008)
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People who added this item 1461 Average listal rating (839 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 4664 Average listal rating (2928 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 1898 Average listal rating (1052 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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 5200 Average listal rating (3408 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 164 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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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 2197 Average listal rating (1433 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 751 Average listal rating (447 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1887 Average listal rating (1286 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
In Bruges (2008)
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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 3897 Average listal rating (2524 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 1601 Average listal rating (985 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Downfall (2004)
Definitely the most realistic movie about Hitler, nazism and all that stuff. Bruno Ganz is incredible.
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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 1761 Average listal rating (1089 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 1157 Average listal rating (669 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 2725 Average listal rating (1775 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 704 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Grizzly Man (2005)
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People who added this item 3357 Average listal rating (2257 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 6164 Average listal rating (4073 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sin City (2005)
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People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (1884 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
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 2663 Average listal rating (1608 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 4737 Average listal rating (3001 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 3068 Average listal rating (1797 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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 3929 Average listal rating (2297 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
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 804 Average listal rating (480 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Hidden (2005)
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People who added this item 3264 Average listal rating (2016 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Into the Wild (2007)
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People who added this item 2132 Average listal rating (1354 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 1310 Average listal rating (637 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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 4653 Average listal rating (2818 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 1068 Average listal rating (571 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 3056 Average listal rating (1911 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 3723 Average listal rating (2532 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 906 Average listal rating (514 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Control (2007)
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People who added this item 5006 Average listal rating (3174 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5
Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2644 Average listal rating (1629 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Match Point (2005)
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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 317 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1986 Average listal rating (1190 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Adaptation (2002)
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People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 301 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Innocence (2004)
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People who added this item 1181 Average listal rating (663 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 298 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 2191 Average listal rating (1369 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 1663 Average listal rating (952 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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: 4 years, 6 months ago at Feb 7 7:08
great movies...

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