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Top 50 of the Noughties

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People who added this item 3744  Average listal rating (2407 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 289  Average listal rating (130 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 322  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
3. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
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People who added this item 291  Average listal rating (131 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.2 
4. Love Exposure (2008)
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People who added this item 1296  Average listal rating (745 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 4246  Average listal rating (2692 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 1720  Average listal rating (961 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 4530  Average listal rating (3013 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 135  Average listal rating (49 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 7.1 
9. The Man from London (2007)
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People who added this item 1570  Average listal rating (880 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 1974  Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
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 623  Average listal rating (367 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
12. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
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People who added this item 1635  Average listal rating (1116 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
13. In Bruges (2008)
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People who added this item 5767  Average listal rating (3807 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 3442  Average listal rating (2239 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 1402  Average listal rating (881 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 1052  Average listal rating (579 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 1624  Average listal rating (1009 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 1042  Average listal rating (603 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 2458  Average listal rating (1611 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 610  Average listal rating (376 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
21. Grizzly Man (2005)
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People who added this item 2880  Average listal rating (1952 ratings) 7.2  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 5640  Average listal rating (3776 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
23. Sin City (2005)
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People who added this item 2743  Average listal rating (1709 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 2350  Average listal rating (1408 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
25. There Will Be Blood (2007)
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People who added this item 4239  Average listal rating (2706 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 2702  Average listal rating (1574 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 3468  Average listal rating (2065 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 693  Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Caché
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People who added this item 2890  Average listal rating (1789 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
30. Into the Wild (2007)
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People who added this item 1914  Average listal rating (1216 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 1218  Average listal rating (602 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 4159  Average listal rating (2568 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 988  Average listal rating (525 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
34. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
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People who added this item 2615  Average listal rating (1638 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 3317  Average listal rating (2286 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
36. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
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People who added this item 825  Average listal rating (473 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
37. Control (2007)
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People who added this item 4463  Average listal rating (2864 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
38. Memento (2000)
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People who added this item 2448  Average listal rating (1525 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.7 
39. Match Point (2005)
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People who added this item 1647  Average listal rating (1010 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 265  Average listal rating (128 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
41. Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
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People who added this item 1783  Average listal rating (1082 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.8 
42. Adaptation (2002)
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People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (196 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 251  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
44. Innocence (2004)
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People who added this item 981  Average listal rating (544 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 247  Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.4 
46. You, the Living (2007)
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People who added this item 1962  Average listal rating (1227 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
47. Let the Right One In (2008)
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
48. 3 Rooms of Melancholia (2004)
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People who added this item 8723  Average listal rating (5440 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.9 
49. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
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People who added this item 1543  Average listal rating (885 ratings) 7.6  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, 2 months ago at Feb 7 7:08
great movies...

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