My favourite films of the decade 2000 - 2009

Below is a list of my favourite films of the past 10 years from 2000 – 2009. This list was created by selecting my 5 most highly recommended films from each year. I would consider these films to be must see films and can definitely be watched more than once. I have seen all these films multiple times and I would show these films to friends and guests when they come to visit and I never get tired of watching them. There is a mixture of Epic and intimate, funny and serious, animated and documentary, foreign and Hollywood but they are all universal stories that speak to us all. Try them and see…

Title                                                Year      Director
Avatar                                              2009      James Cameron
Star Trek                                          2009      J.J. Abrams
Defiance                                           2009      Edward Zwick
The Cove                                         2009        Louie Psihoyos
Up                                                   2009       Pete Docter, Bob Petersen
Fantastic Mr. Fox                              2009       Wes Anderson

Slumdog Millionaire                           2008      Danny Boyle
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation            2008      Cao Hamburger
Ben X                                               2008       Nic Balthazar
Man on Wire                                    2008        James Marsh
Son of Rambow                                2008       Garth Jennings

The Host                                          2007      Joon-ho Bong
Ratatouille                                        2007       Brad Bird
Lars and the Real Girl                        2007       Craig Gillespie
Days of Glory (Indigenes)                   2007        Rachid Bouchareb Algeria
The Darjeeling Limited                      2007       Wes Anderson

Babel                                               2006       Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles                2006       Zhang Yimou
I for India                                         2006       Sandhya Suri
Happy Feet                                      2006        George Miller
Manufactured Landscapes                  2006       Jennifer Baichwal

Head-On                                          2005      Fatih Akin
Born into Brothels                             2005      Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill      2005       Judy Irving
March of the Penguins                       2005        Luc Jacquet
War of the Worlds                            2005        Steven Spielberg

Hero                                                 2004      Zhang Yimou
House of Flying Daggers                     2004      Zhang Yimou
In this World                                     2004       Michael Winterbottom
The Incredibles                                 2004        Brad Bird
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring           2004        Kim Ki-duk

City of God (Cidade de Deus)                    2003      Fernando Meirelles Brazil
The Last Samurai                               2003      Edward Zwick
Lost in Translation                              2003       Sofia Coppola
Winged Migration                              2003        Jacques Perrin
Ten                                                   2003       Abbas Kiarostami

The Pianist                                        2002      Roman Polanski
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy              2002      Peter Jackson
Enlightenment Guaranteed                 2002       Doris Dorrie
Spirited Away                                    2002       Hayao Miyazaki
Y Tu Mama También                           2002       Alfonso Cuaron

Amélie                                              2001      Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Amores Perros                                  2001      Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Gleaners and I                            2001       Agnes Varda
Himalaya                                          2001       Eric Valli
Monsters, Inc.                                   2001       Pete Doctor

Malèna                                              2000      Giuseppe Tornatore
Gladiator                                           2000      Ridley Scott
Shower (Xizao)                                  2000       Zhang Yang
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon          2000       Ang Lee
Kikujiro                                            2000       Takeshi Kitano


1 comment:

Shiran said...

A nicely compiled list. Can't wait to see how 2010 pans out. A bumper crop of good movies this year.