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Top Films of the 2000s (#1-100)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Peter Jackson 35
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003 Peter Jackson 42
3 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 Peter Jackson 57
4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 Michel Gondry 79
5 Spirited Away 2001 Hayao Miyazaki 86
6 Memento 2000 Christopher Nolan 112
7 Amélie 2001 Jean-Pierre Jeunet 117
8 City of God 2002 Fernando Meirelles 119
9 Gladiator 2000 Ridley Scott 133
10 Donnie Darko 2001 Richard Kelly 146
11 In the Mood for Love 2000 Kar-Wai Wong 148
12 Mulholland Dr. 2001 David Lynch 156
13 Lost in Translation 2003 Sofia Coppola 169
14 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Ang Lee 176
15 The Dark Knight 2008 Christopher Nolan 177
16 WALL·E 2008 Andrew Stanton 184
17 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
18 Pan's Labyrinth 2006 Guillermo del Toro 216
19 Brokeback Mountain 2005 Ang Lee 234
20 Finding Nemo 2003 Andrew Stanton 237
21 The Incredibles 2004 Brad Bird 250
22 There Will Be Blood 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson 271
23 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 2003 Quentin Tarantino 276
24 Shaun of the Dead 2004 Edgar Wright 290
25 The Lives of Others 2006 Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 293
26 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Gore Verbinski 296
27 No Country for Old Men 2007 Ethan and Joel Coen 302
28 Shrek 2001 Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson 304
29 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese 323
30 Before Sunset 2004 Richard Linklater 329
31 Million Dollar Baby 2004 Clint Eastwood 347
32 Children of Men 2006 Alfonso Cuarón 355
33 Oldboy 2003 Chan-wook Park 360
34 Y tu mamá también 2001 Alfonso Cuarón 373
35 The Pianist 2002 Roman Polanski 376
36 Requiem for a Dream 2000 Darren Aronofsky 382
37 Up 2009 Pete Docter 383
38 Avatar 2009 James Cameron 392
39 The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 Wes Anderson 404
40 Almost Famous 2000 Cameron Crowe 427
41 28 Days Later… 2002 Danny Boyle 459
42 Hidden 2005 Michael Haneke 466
43 Inglourious Basterds 2009 Quentin Tarantino 469
44 Talk to Her 2002 Pedro Almodóvar 476
45 Sin City 2005 Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez 477
46 Batman Begins 2005 Christopher Nolan 481
47 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 2004 Quentin Tarantino 508
48 Amores perros 2000 Alejandro G. Iñárritu 518
49 Spider-Man 2002 Sam Raimi 520
50 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Pete Docter 531
51 The Triplets of Belleville 2003 Sylvain Chomet 532
52 Yi yi: A One and a Two... 2000 Edward Yang 540
53 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 Larry Charles 545
54 Downfall 2004 Oliver Hirschbiegel 557
55 Sideways 2004 Alexander Payne 558
56 Slumdog Millionaire 2008 Danny Boyle 559
57 Bowling for Columbine 2002 Michael Moore 560
58 A Beautiful Mind 2001 Ron Howard 581
59 Let the Right One in 2008 Tomas Alfredson 589
60 A History of Violence 2005 David Cronenberg 596
61 Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall 597
62 The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 Paul Greengrass 603
63 The Hurt Locker 2008 Kathryn Bigelow 613
64 A.I.: Artificial Intelligence 2001 Steven Spielberg 620
65 Spider-Man 2 2004 Sam Raimi 636
66 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Chris Columbus 639
67 The 40 Year Old Virgin 2005 Judd Apatow 641
68 Adaptation. 2002 Spike Jonze 643
69 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 2004 Adam McKay 648
70 Far from Heaven 2002 Todd Haynes 650
71 High Fidelity 2000 Stephen Frears 651
72 Minority Report 2002 Steven Spielberg 652
73 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2005 Steve Box and Nick Park 655
74 Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris 656
75 Casino Royale 2006 Martin Campbell 660
76 Dogville 2003 Lars von Trier 664
77 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 Alfonso Cuarón 673
78 Ratatouille 2007 Brad Bird 679
79 O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 Joel Coen 683
80 Waltz with Bashir 2008 Ari Folman 702
81 Grizzly Man 2005 Werner Herzog 706
82 Dancer in the Dark 2000 Lars von Trier 709
83 Best in Show 2000 Christopher Guest 717
84 Sexy Beast 2000 Jonathan Glazer 718
85 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 John Cameron Mitchell 724
86 District 9 2009 Neill Blomkamp 725
87 Love Actually 2003 Richard Curtis 726
88 X2 2003 Bryan Singer 729
89 Punch-Drunk Love 2002 Paul Thomas Anderson 731
90 Juno 2007 Jason Reitman 738
91 The Wrestler 2008 Darren Aronofsky 748
92 Ghost World 2001 Terry Zwigoff 775
93 Serenity 2005 Joss Whedon 778
94 Hot Fuzz 2007 Edgar Wright 797
95 Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 Sharon Maguire 811
96 Zoolander 2001 Ben Stiller 814
97 The Prestige 2006 Christopher Nolan 819
98 Persepolis 2007 Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi 820
99 The Bourne Supremacy 2004 Paul Greengrass 822
100 Capturing the Friedmans 2003 Andrew Jarecki 823
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