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The 100 Best Films of the 2000s: The list at a glance

The complete ranking of our favourite movies from 2000 to 2009. How many have you seen?

100. Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma, 2000)
99. Dig! (Ondi Timonor, 2004)
98. Signs (M Night Shyamalan, 2002)
97. The House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009)
96. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom, 2002)
95. Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2000)
94. Zatôichi (Takashi Kitano, 2003)
93. Miami Vice (Michael Mann, 2005)
92. Fragile as the World (Rita Azevedo Gomes, 2004)
91. Secretary (Steven Shainberg, 2002)
90. Frozen River (Courtney Hunt, 2008)
89. Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007)
88. Flags of our Fathers (Clint Eastwood, 2006)
87. Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)
86. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
85. Borat! (Larry Charles, 2005)
84. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
83. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, 2006)
82. Step Brothers (Adam McKay, 2008)
81. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky, 2000)
80. Avatar (James Cameron, 2009)
79. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
78. My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007)
77. Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)
76. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
75. Chicken Run (Peter Lord, Nick Park, 2000)
74. La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (Frederick Wiseman, 2009)
73. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso, 2008)
72. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
71. Le Pont Des Arts (Eugène Green, 2004)
70. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001)
69. Jackass: The Movie (Jeff Tremaine, 2002)
68. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki, 2004)
67. Bamako (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)
66. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
65. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
64. Dead Man’s Shoes (Shane Meadows, 2004)
63. Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett, 2000)
62. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
61. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
60. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan, 2006)
59. The Triplets of Belleville (Sylvain Chomet, 2003)
58. The Beaches of Agnes (Agnès Varda, 2008)
57. Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo, 2008)
56. Death Proof (Quentin Tarantino, 2007)
55. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
54. Fantastic Mr Fox (Wes Anderson, 2008)
53. West of the Tracks (Wang Bing, 2002)
52. The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismäki, 2002)
51. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2004)
50. The Departed (Martin Scorsese, 2006)
49. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
48. In My Skin (Marina de Van, 2002)
47. Silent Light (Carlos Reygadas, 2007)
46. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)
45. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2002)
44. George Washington (David Gordon Green, 2001)
43. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2002)
42. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2008)
41. Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes, 2008)
40. Still Life (Jia Zhangke, 2006)
39. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, 2000)
38. The Death of Mr Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005)
37. Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2008)
36. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2005)
35. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
34. Father of my Children (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2009)
33. Songs From The Second Floor (Roy Andersson, 2000)
32. Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2006)
31. Unrelated (Joanna Hogg, 2007)
30. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene, 2004)
29. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
28. Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2004)
27. Fat Girl  (Catherine Breillat, 2001)
26. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
25. Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
24. Everyone Else (Maren Ade, 2009)
23. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-liang, 2003)
22. In the Cut (Jane Campion, 2003)
21. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
20. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
19. No Country for Old Men (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2007)
18. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
17. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
16. Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa, 2006)
15. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
14. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
13. Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000)
12. Yi Yi (Edward Yang, 2000)
11. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
10. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)
9. Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002)
8. Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000)
7. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001)
6. American Psycho (Mary Harron, 2000)
5. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001)
4. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
3. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
2. Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 2001)
1. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

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Published 25 Sep 2020

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