Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My favourite 21st century movies (so far) (including the year 2000)

I read A.'s top ten films of the last decade and immediately had to run out and write my own list. Here goes:

10. Irreversible
9. The Wackness
8. After the Wedding
7. Gosford Park
6. Rachel Getting Married
5. Stranger than Fiction
4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Amelie
2. Kissing Jessica Stein
1. Monsoon Wedding

This was really hard for me to narrow down, and there are so many movies I want to cram in there (Murderball, Wall-E, Let the Right One In, City of God, and on and on). And some of the movies I think might make it in there, I haven't seen yet (namely The Hurt Locker). Here's to even better movies in the next decade. Imaginary clink of glasses.


EK said...

Someone just recommended "Let the right one in" to me... sounds weird but cool.

Saf said...

I love that Monsoon Wedding is #1. Yes.

Margo Lane said...

Awesome! I almost put Amelie, Eternal Sunshine and The Wackness on my list as well!

alexandra said...

I agree with many of these, especially Gosford Park. Irreversible? Really? Just for the effect? And yes, hurt locker is great. DOn't watch it before bed though. I couldn't sleep from tension.

Ange Friesen said...

La Canadienne: So good.

Saf: Yes.

A.: Yay.

alexandra: Irreversible (though I will never watch it again) is on the list because it was one of the (if not the) most impactful film watching experiences of the past ten years. Or my life. I thought it was appalling and beautiful and I was entranced for the length of the film. The rest of the world ceased to exist, which is rare for me. Usually I'm sitting there thinking, "I love those curtains. I want them." or some such.

ana said...

Did I tell you I watched the Monsoon Wedding and I liked it?
Also, the bride reminded me of you entire time I was watching it.


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