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Old 01-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Top five:

The Best of Youth [Marco Tullio Giordana]
There Will Be Blood [Paul Thomas Anderson]
Mulholland Drive [David Lynch]
The White Ribbon [Michael Haneke]
In The Mood For Love [Wong Kar-Wai]

In no order:

Synecdoche, New York [Charlie Kaufman]
Inland Empire [David Lynch]
The Son [Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Denis Freyd]
Nostalgia for the Light [Patricio Guzmán]
Silent Light [Carlos Reygades]
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [Nuri Bilge Ceylan]
Dancer in the Dark [Lars Von Trier]
Zodiac [David Fincher]
A History of Violence [David Cronenberg]
Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days [Cristian Mungui]
The Turin Horse [Bela Tarr]
Holy Motors [Leos Carax]
Yi Yi [Edward Yang]
No Country for Old Men [Ethan & Joel Coen]
Young Adult [Jason Reitman]
The Return [Andrei Zvyagintsev]
Dogville [Lars Von Trier]
Caché [Michael Haneke]
Wall-E [Andrew Stanton]
Talk to Her [Pedro Almodóvar]
Upstream Colour [Shane Carruth]
Her [Spike Jonze]

There's still a ton to get through.

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:39 AM
BUMPING this for now, in the middle of trying to create my own list: because, yknow, who doesn't love lists? It also creates an interesting divison in films for me: Pre-2000 are all historical movies I watched through the prism of watching past films. Post-2000 films are basically the ones I lived through and watched in the moment and presumably have had some time to reflect on. I imagine it is the same for a good chunk of members here who are also clustered around my age.

Anyway, love LOVE, LOVE! Tayzlor, Matchbox, and Lazy Boy's lists. So keep em coming if you've got em.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:13 PM
1. There Will Be Blood
2. The White Ribbon
3. Faust (2011)
4. The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain
5. The Turin Horse
6. La Commune (Paris, 1871)
7. Children of Men
8. Mysteries of Lisbon
9. Fulltime Killer
10. Che

Notoriously bad with list making, which I always think of in terms of top 5 or top 10s. The problem is that I am almost certainly forgetting 75% of the films I watched, but off the top of my head I'd say those are m ten for the decade. Going to try to keep a running list as the Millennium, yknow, moves on.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:38 PM
The definite top 3 would be:

1. There Will Be Blood
2. Before Sunrise / Before Midnight
3. The Best of Youth

and a few off the top of my head:

Adaptation
Munich
The Master
Half Nelson
A Separation
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Blue Valentine
Punch-Drunk Love
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zodiac
Ratatouille
Children of Men

Gordon: Have you checked out The Best of Youth? Judging from your list you seem to like epic, sprawling films in particular. I've been advocating this one around the forums for a few years now and am always looking to discuss it with fellow schmoes (sadly it scares people away with its 6-hour running time). Check it out if you haven't, it's definitely one of my favorites
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Reckoner View Post
The definite top 3 would be:

1. There Will Be Blood
2. Before Sunrise / Before Midnight
3. The Best of Youth

and a few off the top of my head:

Adaptation
Munich
The Master
Half Nelson
A Separation
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Blue Valentine
Punch-Drunk Love
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zodiac
Ratatouille
Children of Men

Gordon: Have you checked out The Best of Youth? Judging from your list you seem to like epic, sprawling films in particular. I've been advocating this one around the forums for a few years now and am always looking to discuss it with fellow schmoes (sadly it scares people away with its 6-hour running time). Check it out if you haven't, it's definitely one of my favorites
Thanks for the suggestion; I'm aware of its existence, but it has never really been on my radar. The weird thing about spending 6 hours watching something is that if it is filmed as a television show everyone will burn through it in a day gladly, but as a film for whatever reason it's so much more daunting.

I'm in the process of finishing a translation for publication, which has been a hell of a time and thought consumer, but as soon as I'm done with it I'll give the film a go, and we can get a conversation going. Kudos for, and I'm rather amazed, looking at my list and probably figuring out my biggest soft spot as it were (feminists say this fethishization of big complex films is the male ego trying to impart its phallus on the world; admittedly I'm just phallusing away).

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