Saturday, November 30, 2013

The 2000s in Film (The Whole Decade)

Any “best of” list on this blog is subjective, of course, but I have gone out of my way to make this one so. Here are my top 50 films of the 00s, but where more than one film could go together I list them so, with an estimation of where they would fall on a true top 50 in parenthesis:

1. “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) Jackson
  (2) The Return of the King (2003) Jackson
  (4) The Two Towers (2002) Jackson
2. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Adamson
  (10) Prince Caspian (2008) Adamson
3. Minority Report (2002) Spielberg
4. Signs (2002) Shyamalon
  (17) The Village (2004) Shyamalon
5. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009) Yates
  (8) The Order of the Phoenix (2007) Yates
  (9) The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Cuaron
  (11) The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) Columbus
  (12) The Chamber of Secrets (2002) Columbus
6. The Incredibles (2004) Bird
  (14) Ratatouille (2007) Bird
  (15) Up (2009) Doctor
  (16) Finding Nemo (2003) Stanton
  (22) Monsters Inc. (2001) Doctor
  (26) Wall-E (2008) Stanton
7. El Laberinto del Fauno (2006) Del Torro
8. Batman Begins (2005) Nolan
  (19) The Dark Knight (2008) Nolan
9. Brick (2005) Johnson
10. Big Fish (2003) Burton
11. Coraline (2009) Selick
12. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Wererabbit (2005) Park
13. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Verbinski
14. Sherlock Holmes (2009) Richie
15. No Country for Old Men (2007) Coens
16. Gladiator (2000) Scott
17.Moulin Rouge! (2001) Luhrman
18. Munich (2005) Spielberg
19. The Pianist (2002) Polanski
20. Inglorious Basterds (2009) Tarantino
21. O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000) Coens
22. A Beautiful Mind (2001) Howard
23. Chicken Run (2000) Park
24. The End of the Spear (2006) Hanon
25. Casino Royale (2006) Campbell
26. Star Trek (2009) Abrams
27. Wo Hu Cang Long (2000) Lee
28. The Ninth Gate (2000) Polanski
29. Shaun of the Dead (2004) Wright
30. Chocolat (2000) Halström
31. Nanny McFee (2005) Jones
32. Children of Men (2006) Cuaron
33. The Bourne Identity (2002) Liman
34. Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Soderberg
35. Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Merhige
36. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Jennings

Directors with Multiple Films: Peter Jackson (3); Alfonso Cuaron (2); Andrew Adamson (2); Andrew Stanton (2); Brad Bird (2); Chris Columbus (2); Christopher Nolan (2); The Coen Brothers (2); David Yates (2); M. Night Shyamalon (2); Nick Park (2); Pete Doctor (2); Roman Polanski (2); Steven Spielberg (2)

Number of films per year: 2000 (7); 2001 (6); 2002 (6); 2003 (4); 2004 (4); 2005 (7); 2006 (4); 2007 (3); 2008 (3); 2009 (6)

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