Top 10 Films by Year – 2000s

2009

1) A Serious Man
2) Inglourious Basterds
3) Up
4) Gomorrah
5) (500) Days of Summer
6) Bronson
7) Coraline
8) Away We Go
9) The Hurt Locker
10) Bright Star

Honorable Mentions

  • Avatar
  • The Cove
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Food, Inc.
  • Funny People
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Ponyo
  • Precious
  • Star Trek

2008

1) A Christmas Tale
2) Vicky Cristina Barcelona
3) Wall-E
4) 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
5) The Dark Knight
6) Synecdoche, NY
7) Let the Right One In
8) In Bruges
9) Slumdog Millionaire
10) The Wrestler

Honorable Mentions

  • Che
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Elegy
  • The Fall
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Man on Wire
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Waltz With Bashir

2007

1) There Will be Blood
2) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
3) Once
4) Ratatouille
5) No Country for Old Men
6) Zodiac
7) The Bourne Ultimatum
8) Atonement
9) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
10) Gone Baby Gone

Honorable Mentions

  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  • Death Proof
  • Eastern Promises
  • Enchanted
  • Hot Fuzz
  • The Lives of Others
  • Michael Clayton
  • The Orphanage
  • Sunshine
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

2006

1) The Departed
2) Children of Men
3) Brick
4) United 93
5) Pan’s Labyrinth
6) Little Miss Sunshine
7) Borat
8) The Queen
9) Notes on a Scandal
10) Volver

Honorable Mentions

  • Casino Royale
  • Dreamgirls
  • Half Nelson
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Inside Man
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Children
  • A Prairie Home Companion
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

2005

1) Cache
2) A History of Violence
3) Brokeback Mountain
4) Capote
5) Match Point
6) Grizzly Man
7) Good Night, and Good Luck
8) Batman Begins
9) King Kong
10) Kung Fu Hustle

Honorable Mentions

  • The 40-Year Old Virgin
  • The Corpse Bride
  • Crash
  • March of the Penguins
  • Munich
  • Murderball
  • The New World
  • RENT
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

2004

1) Sideways
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4) Before Sunset
5) Collateral
6) The Incredibles
7) Kill Bill, Vol. 2
8) The Bourne Supremacy
9) The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
10) The Aviator

Honorable Mentions

  • Friday Night Lights
  • Garden State
  • Mean Girls
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Ray
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Super Size Me

2003

1) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2) Elephant
3) American Splendor
4) Finding Nemo
5) Kill Bill, Vol. 1
6) 28 Days Later
7) Goodbye, Lenin!
8) Love Actually
9) In America
10) A Mighty Wind

Honorable Mentions

  • 21 Grams
  • Big Fish
  • The Corporation
  • Elf
  • Mystic River
  • Pieces of April
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Spellbound
  • Thirteen
  • x2: X-Men United

2002

1) About Schmidt
2) The Pianist
3) Far From Heaven
4) Minority Report
5) Chicago
6) Adaptation
7) Gangs of New York
8) Punch Drunk Love
9) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10) The Bourne Identity

Honorable Mentions

  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Catch Me if You Can
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • The Ring
  • Signs
  • Spider-Man

2001

1) Moulin Rouge!
2) Memento
3) The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
4) Amelie
5) A.I. Artificial Intelligence
6) Gosford Park
7) Black Hawk Down
8) Monsters, Inc.
9) Shrek
10) Wet Hot American Summer

Honorable Mentions

  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Bandits
  • Donnie Darko
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • O
  • Ocean’s Eleven
  • The Others
  • Training Day

2000

1) In the Mood for Love
2) O Brother, Where Art Thou?
3) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
4) Requiem for a Dream
5) Traffic
6) Snatch
7) American Psycho
8) Gladiator
9) Best in Show
10) Hamlet

Honorable Mentions

  • Billy Elliot
  • Bring It On
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
  • Meet the Parents
  • Unbreakable
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • X-Men

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