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1SO vs. the 00s: Best of the Decade Marathon
« on: February 02, 2010, 06:29:45 PM »
As a warm up to my Top 100 of All Time Marathon, I'm going to take a look back at the last 10 years and attempt to come up with a Top 100 for the past decade I can be happy with.  I've gone through all of my lists from each year and ranked them into a 1st draft of 112 movies that I feel have Top 100 potential.
I will not be rewatching all 112, since some are very fresh in my mind. I'm most interested to look at the ones I haven't seen in a while.  
I will start at the bottom of my list and see if the films get better as I move up.
I will not print the entire list in advance, but instead will name the next film I plan to watch (as well as fill in the titles I'm skipping past.)  That way you can all weigh in with your comments on the film before I watch it and influence my mindset.

First up will be #112 Dirty Pretty Things

EDIT:

First was my original marathon.
Then you weighed in with your rebuttal submissions.
And now it's come to this, my final word on the 00's.

Here is the list of My Top 100 films of the 00's:
1. City of God
2. Requiem For A Dream
3. United 93
4. The Incredibles
5. Erin Brockovich
6. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
7. Memento
8. Finding Nemo
9. Hot Fuzz
10. Mulholland Drive
11. Kill Bill Vol. 1
12. Closer
13. Ratatouille
14. Moulin Rouge
15. Batman Begins
16. Untitled (Almost Famous - The Bootleg Cut)
17. Zatoichi
18. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
19. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
20. Spirited Away
21. There Will Be Blood
22. Black Hawk Down
23. V For Vendetta
24. Capturing the Friedmans  
25. Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
26. House of Flying Daggers
27. Battle Royale
28. Kingdom of Heaven: Director's Cut
29. Ocean's 11
30. Fahrenheit 9/11
31. Milk
32. Up
33. Crash
34. The Descent
35. Waltz With Bashir
36. Wall-E
37. The Lord of the Rings, (Part 2 of Review)
38. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
39. Snatch
40. Chicken Run
41. Avatar/Werckmeister Harmonies
42. The Squid and The Whale
43. Inland Empire
44. A Bittersweet Life
45. Amélie
46. The Bourne Ultimatum
47. The Prestige    
48. Oldboy
49. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
50. The Brothers Bloom
51. 2046
52. The Lives of Others
53. Gangs of New York
54. Mission: Impossible III
55. Love Actually
56. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
57. [REC]
58. Sin City
59. Monsters Inc.
60. The Royal Tenenbaums
61. Serenity
62. Fantastic Mr. Fox
63. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
64. Pulse (Kairo)
65. The Son (Le Fils)  
66. Borat
67. No Country For Old Men
68. District 9
69. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
70. Shaun of the Dead
71. Almost Famous
72. In America
73. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
74. Grindhouse
75. Into The Wild
76. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  
77. The Magdalene Sisters
78. In Bruges
79. Star Trek
80. A Serious Man    
81. Million Dollar Baby
82. Grizzly Man
83. Inglorious Basterds
84. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
85. The Dark Knight
86. Brotherhood of the Wolf
87. North Country
88. Once
89. The Last Kiss
90. Bloody Sunday
91. Moon
92. Good Night, and Good Luck
93. Sexy Beast
94. Cold Mountain
95. X-Men
96. Whale Rider
97. Super Size Me
98. Akeelah and the Bee
99. Interstella 5555
100. The Departed



Films in the Rebuttal Marathon which I've seen at least once. Ranked in Descending Order by how much I liked them:
Synecdoche, New York
Pan's Labyrinth
The Prestige
A Serious Man (oldkid)
The King of Kong
Star Trek (oldkid)
The Proposition (Junior)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (¡Keith!)
Brick ('Noke)
Waking the Dead
In the Mood For Love ('Noke)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Little Children (Sam the Cinema Snob)
Before Sunset (Clovis8)
Once (Clovis8)
Children of Men
In America (oldkid)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch ('Noke)
High Fidelity
Good Night and Good Luck
25th Hour
Morvern Callar

Films in the Rebuttal Marathon I've never seen.  Ranked in Descending Order by how much I'm looking forward to them:
Eureka
Capturing the Friedmans (¡Keith!)
United Red Army (zarodinu)
Shotgun Stories (THATguy)
Noi the Albino (zarodinu)
Lagaan (Bondo)
Last Life in the Universe (roujin)
Songs From The Second Floor (Melvil)
The Return (zarodinu)
Goodbye, Lenin (¡Keith!)
Together (zarodinu)
Kontroll (Bondo)
Man Push Cart (FLYmeatwad)
The Merchant of Venice (smirnoff)
Vera Drake (smirnoff)
Food Inc. (Selsnik)
Devils on the Doorstep (jbissell)
Deep Water (smirnoff)
Duck Season (pixote)
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (Junior)
The Woodsman (Bondo)
Das Experiment (chardy999)
Children Underground (pixote)
XXY (Bondo)
Sweet Sixteen (pixote)
Dans Paris (¡Keith!)
Taxidermia (¡Keith!)
To Be and To Have (Etre Et Avoir) ('Noke)
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 08:10:21 PM »
Dirty Pretty Things is one I'd like to revisit as well. I don't recall any details of the film, but I remember it was a positive experience. This is a good excuse to see it again, and then I can get in on the discussion.

I like the mystery of this marathon. :)

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 08:39:06 PM »
Excellent!  Do you have a list somewhere?  I'd love to see what you have coming up....and especially if Synecdoche, NY is on it :)
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00s: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 09:47:08 PM »
Synecdoche, NY was my #10 film of last year.  Only my Top 6 made it to this list.

7 from 2009 are on the list.
9 from 2007
11 from 2006
17 from 2005
12 from 2004
16 from 2003
8 from 2002
13 from 2001
13 from 2000

And for those who read my initial post, I did a slight revision and am down to 112 films.
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 08:43:29 AM »
I expect I'm Not There is only this list somewhere, correct?

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 11:48:15 AM »
I expect I'm Not There is only this list somewhere, correct?
I'm a big fan of Todd Haynes and I love the way he experiments with cinema, but I did not like the presentation and found it to be Haynes' most self-indulgent film.

Velvet Goldmine >> I'm Not There
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 01:37:48 PM »
I thought Velvet Goldmine was borderline unwatchable.
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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 02:29:55 PM »
I need to watch Goldmine, but I'm Not There is one of the ten best films ever made.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 06:31:29 PM »
Safe, Far From Heaven and Poison are all better than I'm Not There. I should watch Velvet Goldmine.

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Re: 1SO vs. the 00's: Best of the Decade Marathon
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010, 06:45:20 PM »
Safe, Far From Heaven and Poison are all better than I'm Not There. I should watch Velvet Goldmine.
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