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Top 100 Films of the 2000s

Just my personal favorites, nothing 'objective' about this list. Does not include:

- 1999 festival films released in 2000
- Films produced in prior decades that were released in the 2000s
- Miniseries
- Short films (under 60 minutes)

Listed in chrono-alphabetical order.

  • American Psycho
  • The Circle
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Memento
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Traffic
  • Yi Yi
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • Donnie Darko
  • Ghost World
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Piano Teacher
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Time Out
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • 25th Hour
  • Adaptation.
  • City of God
  • Lilya 4-ever
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Minority Report
  • Raising Victor Vargas
  • Dogville
  • The Five Obstructions
  • The Fog of War
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Memories of Murder
  • Oldboy
  • The Return
  • Touching the Void
  • Zatoichi
  • Before Sunset
  • Downfall
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Pusher II
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Batman Begins
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Grizzly Man
  • A History of Violence
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • The New World
  • The Proposition
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  • Away from Her
  • Black Book
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Brand Upon the Brain!
  • Casino Royale
  • Children of Men
  • The Departed
  • Lake of Fire
  • The Lives of Others
  • Rescue Dawn
  • The Ugly Swans
  • 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Chop Shop
  • Eastern Promises
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • Into the Wild
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • Michael Clayton
  • No Country for Old Men
  • Once
  • The Secret of the Grain
  • Shotgun Stories
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Timecrimes
  • Zodiac
  • Che: Part One
  • Che: Part Two
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Il Divo
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Let the Right One In
  • Man on Wire
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • The Wrestler
  • Antichrist
  • Avatar
  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
  • District 9
  • Enter the Void
  • Fish Tank
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Moon
  • Mother
  • Polytechnique
  • A Prophet
  • Pure
  • A Serious Man
  • Sin Nombre
  • Tetro
  • The Time That Remains