Sean’s Top 100 of the Decade

My favorite films of the past ten years. This isn’t meant to be a BEST OF in any objective sense; I haven’t seen nearly enough films to even come close to making a call like that, nor do I possess the critical facilities to do so. So, in order of my preference:

Top 25

1-3. The Lord of the Rings

4. The Royal Tenenbaums

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6. Battle Royale

5. Ratatouille

6. There Will be Blood

7. Let The Right One In

8. Anchorman

9. Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

10. The Incredibles

11. Wonder Boys

12. Ghost World

13. High Fidelity

14. WALL-E

15. The Dark Knight

16. Lost in Translation

17. City of God

18. Requiem for a Dream

19. King Kong

20. No Country for Old Men

21. OldBoy

22. Children of Men

23. The Fountain

24. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

25. Kill Bill Vol 1

The remaining 75, in alphabetical order:

24 Hour Party People
28 Days Later
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
About a Boy

Almost Famous

Bubba Ho-tep
Casino Royale
Catch Me If You Can

Death Proof
Donnie Darko
Drag Me to Hell
Election (japanese)

Gangs of New York
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hot Fuzz
Howl’s Moving Castle
Infernal Affairs

Kill Bill: Volume 2
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang)
Lilo & Stitch
Mean Girls

Minority Report
Monster’s, Inc
Mulholland Dr.

Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior
Panic Room
Pineapple Express
Pitch Black

Shaolin Soccer
Shaun of the Dead
Sin City
Spiderman II

Spirited Away
Star Trek
Sympathy for Mr. Vengence

The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Bourne Identity
The Descent
The Devil’s Backbone
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Machinist
The Matrix Reloaded
The Prestige
The Proposition

The Ring
The Rules of Attraction
The Squid and the Whale

The Wrestler
Tokyo Gore Police
Training Day

V for Vendetta
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
War of the Worlds

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  1. Natalie

     /  July 1, 2010

    I LOVEEEE your top 100, simply because I can find many of my most favorite movies of all time in it, therefore you have amazing taste *lol*
    And Kudos for the fact that you appreciate Darren Aronofsky’s works since I’m one of his biggest fan.

    I’m just wondering how I can’t find outstanding movies such as The Sixth Sense, The Pianist, Letters from Iwo Jima, Tale of Two Sisters, Pan’s Labyrinth, Saw (the first one I mean), Babel, The Fall, Sunshine, Into The Wild, The Hurt Locker and a few more.


    • Hey Natalie – thanks for the comment. While most of the movies you list are great movies, no bones about it, they didn’t make my cut of favorite films either because I haven’t seen some of them or they just didn’t resonate with me as much as the movies that did make the list.
      Having said that, and given the movies you spotlight on your own site, I’m amazed you’d recommend SAW! Not that it’s awful, I’ve just never been inclined to watch it. But after giving it some thought maybe I should, if only for the experience.
      Again, thanks for the comment!

  2. Natalie

     /  July 9, 2010

    I only recommend Saw 1, as it’s truly original. The sequels really gave it a bad name.
    I notice your interest in Japanese anime. I genuinely hope you could give “Grave of the Fireflies” a chance 🙂
    I see you love Oldboy! That’s awesome!!! You might be interested in “Thirst” and “The Housemaid” (2010) as well.

    • I thought THIRST was a hoot – really dark but a lot of fun at the same time. Haven’t caught THE HOUSEMAID yet, but I’ll check it out. As for GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, I’ve been interested in seeing it for years, but I also understand it’s a very intense film from an emotional standpoint, and I suppose I just haven’t been in the mood to take a look at it. Rest assured, it’s on my list though.


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