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Top 50 of the 00's

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People who added this item 1325  Average listal rating (756 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
1. Irreversible (2002)
Disturbingly beautiful and cruel with some absolutely fantastic camera work. Backwards storytelling really messes up your emotions.
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People who added this item 756  Average listal rating (409 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
2. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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People who added this item 4300  Average listal rating (2725 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
3. Lost in Translation (2003)
Peaceful but still full of suppressed tension. Depicts really wonderfully life's crossroads.
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People who added this item 5844  Average listal rating (3856 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Another gem from Kaufman's endlessly deep and meaningful stories. Really broke the romantic genre's mould.
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People who added this item 2387  Average listal rating (1440 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
5. There Will Be Blood (2007)
Without a doubt the best epic big budget Hollywood film of the noughties. A real tour de force performance by Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis.
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People who added this item 1477  Average listal rating (857 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.1 
6. Before Sunset (2004)
This and the predecessor are one of those films that possess so many outer movie elements to me personally that they are really hard to evaluate on an objective manner. That is why I won't even bother. But despite those elements this is still a wonderfully simple and intensive film with some really convincing acting by Delpy and Hawke.
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People who added this item 5683  Average listal rating (3810 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. Sin City (2005)
Beautiful, tight and generally great movie version of the graphic novels. After seeing The Spirit I am really frightened what will happen to the sequel.
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People who added this item 141  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
8. The Man from London (2007)
Another great one from Tarr. Has of course some really great and beautiful long shots. Never thought that a crime movie could be done in this way.
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People who added this item 448  Average listal rating (223 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
9. Dolls (2002)
The only thing I really remember about this film was the visual greatness of it. Suppose it was beautiful on the inside too. Yeap, it must've been.
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People who added this item 3816  Average listal rating (2453 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.6 
10. Spirited Away (2001)
Miyazaki has created such an unbelievably mysterious and lovable story and environment for this movie that I just can't understand people who don't praise this.
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People who added this item 1748  Average listal rating (981 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
11. Dogville (2003)
Stripping the set to a floor with some paint on it brought this movie to a whole new level where you only really focus on the actors and their relations.
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People who added this item 875  Average listal rating (453 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
12. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Another Kaufman, yes indeed. This movie-within-a-movie-within-a-play-within-a-life? (or something like that) is so utterly meaningful and beautiful that it breaks me even to think about it. In a good way.
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People who added this item 662  Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
13. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
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People who added this item 412  Average listal rating (232 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
14. The Cove (2009)
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People who added this item 2656  Average listal rating (1662 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. Oldboy (2003)
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People who added this item 718  Average listal rating (446 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
16. Infernal Affairs (2002)
Beats The Departed to the ground. That's all I have to say.
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People who added this item 1541  Average listal rating (842 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
17. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Harsh, cruel and sometimes (oddly) just so wonderful. Especially the ending is a straight kick to the stomach and the movie is built up to it fantastically.
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People who added this item 1688  Average listal rating (1035 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
18. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
A great black comedy with some totally hilarious scenes. Great music and some neat sea creatures.
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People who added this item 1163  Average listal rating (675 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
19. Talk to Her (2002)
Wonderfully created story about two relationships that aren't what they seem to be.
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People who added this item 2008  Average listal rating (1312 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
20. The Wrestler (2008)
Great movie in which director Aronofsky quite cunningly connects the real life battles of actor Mickey Rourke and that of his character Randy.
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People who added this item 1055  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
21. The New World (2005)
Malick did it again. Philosophical and beautiful.
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People who added this item 201  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
22. Mammoth (2009)
Touching and stylish with a great soundtrack.
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People who added this item 1419  Average listal rating (892 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.3 
23. Downfall (2004)
Extremely realistic (I would suppose) view of the final days of Hitler in his bunker. Great performance by Bruno Ganz.
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People who added this item 2923  Average listal rating (1985 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. Watchmen (2009)
Never was a fan of the superhero genre but this blew me away. Brutal fight scenes and the depth of the story are only one of the few aspects that make this a great movie.
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People who added this item 2486  Average listal rating (1633 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.6 
25. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Another quirky yet tragic and deep black comedy from Anderson. Great characters and story.
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People who added this item 189  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
26. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
Tragicomedy at its best - and this is a documentary. This is Spinal Tap! coming alive!
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People who added this item 434  Average listal rating (260 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.8 
27. The Station Agent (2003)
One of my early 'movieholic' favorites that I have seen so many times. Great story with some really beautiful moments and characters.
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People who added this item 2780  Average listal rating (1730 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.7 
28. City of God (2002)
Beautifully and vibrantly directed movie about the rising of drug centered lives in Rio de Janeiros' favelas in the 70s.
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People who added this item 50  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
29. Ping-Pong (2002)
Funny with some really wonderful music and some very, very beautiful scenes. And all this in a ping pong movie, bizarre.
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People who added this item 7939  Average listal rating (5091 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.9 
30. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... (2003)
LOTR did something that Harry Potters and other fantasy films based on books don't usually accomplish: it brought the books to life on the screen. I guess this installment represents the whole series.
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People who added this item 2679  Average listal rating (1658 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
31. Walk the Line (2005)
One of the best and most honest biopics there are.
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People who added this item 2163  Average listal rating (1290 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.4 
32. The Fountain (2006)
Deep, thought provoking and visually so very beautiful.
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People who added this item 4223  Average listal rating (2601 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
In desperate need of rewatch but from what I remember, this was inventively shot and depicted drug abuse from various angles in a most interesting way.
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People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
34. 3-Iron (2004)
Proves that words aren't needed to make a great film.
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People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.1 
35. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)
Same as previous ^.
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People who added this item 1153  Average listal rating (641 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.5 
36. Bad Education (2004)
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People who added this item 637  Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
37. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Wonderfully animated and narrated documentary.
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People who added this item 548  Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
38. Cashback (2006)
Wonderfully original romantic movie that has some really brilliant and beautiful scenes.
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People who added this item 827  Average listal rating (439 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
39. Waking Life (2001)
A continuous flow of interesting thoughts about life and death.
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People who added this item 373  Average listal rating (199 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.7 
40. The Man Without a Past (2002)
An interesting story that is directed in an even more interesting way. Shows the underside of our so called "welfare state".
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People who added this item 620  Average listal rating (386 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
41. Grizzly Man (2005)
An honest documentary with some really fascinating thoughts provided by Herzog and the protagonist Timothy Treadwell.
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People who added this item 1332  Average listal rating (759 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.6 
42. Antichrist (2009)
Disturbing, haunting and beautiful at the same time.
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People who added this item 452  Average listal rating (264 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
43. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
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People who added this item 2750  Average listal rating (1601 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
44. Mulholland Drive (2001)
Who did what and when and huh? The structure of the movie messed up my whole attitude about movies for awhile. Again in a good way. Badly in need of a rewatch.
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People who added this item 41  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.3 
45. The Living Room of the Nation (2009)
Still camera works favorable in this documentary which tries to shine a light on the thoughts and lives of a few finnish people. Meaningful and beautiful.
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People who added this item 636  Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
46. Gomorrah (2008)
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People who added this item 1850  Average listal rating (1186 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
47. High Fidelity (2000)
Small and easy romantic film that brings up some new aspects to the whole genre. Great music.
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People who added this item 1343  Average listal rating (816 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
48. The Lives of Others (2006)
Masterfully built story about the surveillance done in East Berlin during the Cold War.
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People who added this item 871  Average listal rating (509 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.9 
49. The Fall (2006)
A really beautifully shot movie with interesting sequences.
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People who added this item 1373  Average listal rating (818 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
50. Amores Perros (2000)
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My top 50 of the noughties. I acknowledge that I have kind of a deficiency on some of the (probably) great movies - especially from outside of the U.S. - but haven't had that much time or energy or interest to sink into the films of the noughties. Some brief comments of those movies that I still can remember something insightful (hah).

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