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Film Comment's Best of the '00s

The numbers at the ends are the number of votes they got from the round-up of critics.  I've purpled the films I know I've seen, redded the ones I've wanted to, and made ones I have no desire to see a sick sort of shade of green.
I do feel strongly about most all of the purple ones, but a fair number of them I really disliked, and not just Tarantino and Van Sant, whom I'm pretty much ready to give up on.

I'll make bigger the ones I really liked.
  1. Mulholland Drive David Lynch, U.S. 2001 2808
  2. In the Mood for Love Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong 2000 2687
  3. Yi Yi Edward Yang, China 2000 1833
  4. Syndromes and a Century Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/Austria/France 2006 1738
  5. There Will Be Blood P. T. Anderson, U.S. 2007 1664
  6. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu Cristi Puiu, Romania 2005 1407A History of Violence David Cronenberg, U.S./Canada 2005 1303
  7. A History of Violence David Cronenberg, U.S./Canada 2005 1303
  8. Tropical Malady Apichatpong Weerasethakul, France/Thailand/Italy/Germany 2004 1301
  9. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristi Mungiu, Romania 2007 1249
  10. The New World Terrence Malick, U.S. 2005 1223
  11. Platform Jia Zhangke, Hong Kong/Japan/France 2000 1206
  12. Zodiac David Fincher, U.S. 2007 1143
  13. The Intruder Claire Denis, France 2004 1110
  14. The Son Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France 2002 1089
  15. Dogville Lars von Trier, Denmark/Sweden/France/U.K./Germany/Netherlands 2003 1084
  16. Caché Michael Haneke, France/Austria/Germany/Italy 2005 1083
  17. Kings and Queen Arnaud Desplechin, France 2005 1080
  18. Elephant Gus Van Sant, U.S. 2003 1036
  19. The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson, U.S. 2001 1007
  20. Before Sunset Richard Linklater, U.S. 2004 1005
  21. Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki, Japan 2001 1000
  22. The Gleaners and I Agnès Varda, France 2000 985
  23. Goodbye, Dragon Inn Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan 2003 975
  24. The World Jia Zhangke, China/Japan/France 2004 974
  25. Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar, Spain 2002 973
  26. Inland Empire David Lynch, U.S./France/Poland 2006 960
  27. Still Life Jia Zhangke, China/Hong Kong 2006 934
  28. Colossal Youth Pedro Costa, France/Portugal/Switzerland 2006 929
  29. Russian Ark Alexander Sokurov, Russia/Germany 2002 870
  30. A.I.: Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg, U.S. 2001 850
  31. In Praise of Love Jean-Luc Godard France/Switzerland 2001 834
  32. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry, U.S. 2004 832
  33. No Country for Old Men Joel & Ethan Coen, U.S. 2007 791
  34. Werckmeister Harmonies Béla Tarr, Hungary/Italy/Germany/France 2000 778
  35. Grizzly Man Werner Herzog, U.S./Canada 2005 777
  36. Three Times Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan 2005 767
  37. Café Lumière Hou Hsiao-hsien, Japan/Taiwan 2003 761
  38. Regular Lovers Philippe Garrel, France 2005 759
  39. Blissfully Yours Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/France 2002 713
  40. I'm Not There Todd Haynes, U.S./Germany 2007 703
  41. 2046 Wong Kar Wai, China/Hong Kong/France 2005 700
  42. In Vanda's Room Pedro Costa, Portugal/Germany/Switzerland 2000 654
  43. Los Angeles Plays Itself Thom Andersen, U.S. 2003 649
  44. Millennium Mambo Hou Hsiao-hsien, France/U.S./Spain/Greece 2001 636
  45. La Commune (Paris, 1871) Peter Watkins, France 2000 632
  46. The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, U.S. 2009 623
  47. Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, U.S. 2004 607
  48. What Time Is It There? Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan/France 2001 600
  49. demonlover Olivier Assayas, France 2002 583
  50. The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Spain/France/Italy 2009 581
  51. La Captive Chantal Akerman, France/Belgium 2000 580
  52. Esther Kahn Arnaud Desplechin, France/U.K. 2000 579
  53. Notre musique Jean-Luc Godard, France/Switzerland 2004 562
  54. Distant Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey 2002 559
  55. Saraband Ingmar Bergman, Sweden 2003 553
  56. The Holy Girl Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Italy/Netherlands/Spain 2004 550
  57. Y Tu Mamá También Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico 2001 537
  58. Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee, U.S. 2005 537
  59. Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón, Japan/U.K./U.S. 2006 537
  60. Ten Abbas Kiarostami, France/Iran/U.S. 2002 527
  61. Silent Light Carlos Reygadas, Mexico/France/Netherlands 2007 527
  62. La ciénaga Lucrecia Martel, Argentina/Spain 2001 511
  63. L'Enfant Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France 2005 511
  64. Star Spangled to Death Ken Jacobs, U.S. 2004 508
  65. Flight of the Red Balloon Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan/France 2008 498
  66. RR James Benning, U.S. 2007 491
  67. The House of Mirth Terence Davies, U.K./France/Germany/U.S. 2000 484
  68. 25th Hour Spike Lee, U.S. 2002 469
  69. 35 Shots of Rum Claire Denis, France/Germany 2008 460
  70. Summer Hours Olivier Assayas, France 2009 453
  71. The Host Bong Joon-ho, South Korea 2007 441
  72. Adaptation Spike Jonze, U.S. 2002 438
  73. Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola, U.S./Japan 2003 435
  74. Gerry Gus Van Sant, U.S. 2002 433
  75. Private Fears in Public Places Alain Resnais, France/Italy 2006 430
  76. My Winnipeg Guy Maddin, Canada 2007 430 (in process of viewing)
  77. Punch-Drunk Love P.T. Anderson, U.S. 2002 426
  78. Fat Girl (A ma soeur!) Catherine Breillat, France/Italy 2001 422
  79. The Departed Martin Scorsese, U.S./Hong Kong 2006 422
  80. Far From Heaven Todd Haynes, U.S./France 2002 421
  81. Donnie Darko Richard Kelly, U.S. 2001 413
  82. Moolaadé Ousmane Sembene, Burkina Faso/Morocco/Tunisia/Cameroon/France 2004 410
  83. Woman on the Beach Hong Sang-soo, South Korea 2006 407
  84. Memories of Murder Bong Joon-ho, South Korea 2003 405
  85. West of the Tracks Wang Bing, China 2003 398
  86. Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt, U.S. 2008 395
  87. Trouble Every Day Claire Denis, France/Germany/Japan 2001 390
  88. Femme Fatale Brian De Palma, U.S./France 2002 386
  89. Songs from the Second Floor Roy Andersson, Sweden 2000 386
  90. Letters from Iwo Jima Clint Eastwood, U.S. 2006 379
  91. Gran Torino Clint Eastwood, U.S. 2008 375
  92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik, U.S. 2007 374
  93. Last Days Gus Van Sant, U.S. 2005 368
  94. The Man Without a Past Aki Kaurismäki, Finland/Germany/France 2002 368
  95. When the Levees Broke Spike Lee, U.S. 2006 360
  96. The Best of Youth Marco Tullio Giordana, Italy 2003 358
  97. Turning Gate Hong Sang-soo, South Korea 2002 356
  98. 24 City Jia Zhangke, China/Hong Kong/Japan 2008 352
  99. In the City of Sylvia José Luis Guerín, Spain/France 2007 352
  100. The White Ribbon Michael Haneke, Austria/Germany/France/Italy 2009 348
  101. La libertad Lisandro Alonso, Argentina 2001 344
  102. Nobody Knows Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan 2004 343
  103. The Pianist Roman Polanski, France/Poland/Germany/U.K. 2002 343
  104. The Duchess of Langeais Jacques Rivette, France/Italy 2007 343
  105. Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro, Mexico/Spain/U.S. 2006 335
  106. WALL·E Andrew Stanton, U.S. 2008 331
  107. Pulse Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan 2001 329
  108. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Quentin Tarantino, U.S. 2003 328
  109. A Christmas Tale Arnaud Desplechin, France 2008 326
  110. Time Out Laurent Cantet, France 2001 326
  111. Police, Adjective Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania 2009 325
  112. Secret Sunshine Lee Chang-dong, South Korea 2007 324
  113. Mystic River Clint Eastwood, U.S./Australia 2003 323
  114. Morvern Callar Lynne Ramsay, U.K./Canada 2002 321
  115. Va Savoir Jacques Rivette, France/Italy/Germany 2001 321
  116. Head-On Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey 2004 319
  117. Tarnation Jonathan Caouette, U.S. 2003 318
  118. Hunger Steve McQueen, U.K. 2008 310
  119. Miami Vice Michael Mann, U.S./Germany 2006 309
  120. Los muertos Lisandro Alonso, Argentina/France/Netherlands 2004 306
  121. Eureka Shinji Aoyama, Japan/France 2000 305
  122. Irreversible Gaspar Noé, France 2002 305
  123. Black Book Paul Verhoeven, Netherlands/Germany/Belgium 2006 304
  124. The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Germany 2006 303
  125. The Secret of the Grain Abdellatif Kechiche, France 2007 301
  126. Oldboy Park Chan-wook, South Korea 2003 300  (Emil loved that one.)
  127. The Piano Teacher Michael Haneke, Germany/Poland/France/Austria 2001 300
  128. The Lady and the Duke Eric Rohmer, France 2001 299
  129. The Incredibles Brad Bird, U.S. 2004 292
  130. Mysterious Object at Noon Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2000 292
  131. Death Proof Quentin Tarantino, U.S. 2007 288
  132. Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson, Sweden 2008 287
  133. Ghost World Terry Zwigoff, U.S./U.K. 2001 275
  134. Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman, Israel/France/Germany 2008 274
  135. Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier, Denmark/Germany/Netherlands/U.S./U.K. 2000 273
  136. Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Quentin Tarantino, U.S. 2004 273
  137. Spider David Cronenberg, U.K./Canada 2002 272
  138. Friday Night Claire Denis, France 2002 271
  139. Memento Christopher Nolan, U.S. 2000 270
  140. United Red Army Kôji Wakamatsu, Japan 2007 269
  141. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Tsai Ming-liang, Malaysia/China/Taiwan/France/Austria 2007 264
  142. Still Walking Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan 2008 262
  143. Paranoid Park Gus Van Sant, France/U.S. 2007 262
  144. Wild Grass Alain Resnais, France/Italy 2009 261
  145. Divine Intervention Elia Suleiman, France/Morocco/Germany/Palestine 2002 261
  146. Gosford Park Robert Altman, U.K./U.S./Italy 2001 260
  147. Collateral Michael Mann, U.S. 2004 259
  148. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button David Fincher, U.S. 2008 254
  149. 13 Lakes James Benning, U.S. 2004 254
  150. Dog Days Ulrich Seidl, Austria 2001 251

I always suspect these sorts of posts are of limited interest to others, but if you have anything to offer about any of the movies, I'd like to hear.  Hou Hsiao-hsien is all over this list, which makes me think I should make a point to see some of his.  But there's an awful lot of Gus on here too.
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