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Top Films by Year (2005-2015)

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

2005

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Brokeback Mountain* Ang Lee 234
2 Hidden Michael Haneke 466
3 Sin City Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez 477
4 Batman Begins Christopher Nolan 481
5 A History of Violence David Cronenberg 596
6 The 40 Year Old Virgin Judd Apatow 641
7 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit Steve Box and Nick Park 655
8 Grizzly Man Werner Herzog 706
9 Serenity Joss Whedon 778
10 King Kong Peter Jackson 905
11 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Mike Newell 979
12 Brick Rian Johnson 1005
13 Murderball Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro 1053
14 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith George Lucas 1070
15 Cinderella Man Ron Howard 1094
16 The Descent Neil Marshall 1221
17 V for Vendetta James McTeigue 1233
18 Capote* Bennett Miller 1280
19 Walk the Line James Mangold 1366
20 War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg 1418
21 The Beat That My Heart Skipped Jacques Audiard 1477
22 Pride & Prejudice Joe Wright 1550
23 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Shane Black 1593
24 Munich* Steven Spielberg 1619
25 March of the Penguins Luc Jacquet 1644
26 The Constant Gardner Fernando Meirelles 1646
27 49 Up Michael Apted 1656
28 The Squid and the Whale Noah Baumbach 1689
29 Wedding Crashers David Dobkin 1774
30 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Andrew Adamson 1825
31 Good Night, and Good Luck.* George Clooney 1856
32 The Death of Mister Lazarescu Cristi Puiu 1893
33 The New World Terrence Malick 2068
34 No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Martin Scorsese 2088
35 Match Point Woody Allen 2131
36 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Alex Gibney 2202
37 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Doug Liman 2232
38 Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman 2237
39 C.R.A.Z.Y. Jean-Marc Vallée 2240
40 The Proposition John Hillcoat 2257
41 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tim Burton 2395
42 Me and You and Everyone We Know Miranda July 2397

2006

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro 216
2 The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 293
3 The Departed** Martin Scorsese 323
4 Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón 355
5 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Larry Charles 545
6 Little Miss Sunshine* Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris 656
7 Casino Royale Martin Campbell 660
8 The Prestige Christopher Nolan 819
9 300 Zack Snyder 926
10 Letters from Iwo Jima* Clint Eastwood 1039
11 United 93 Paul Greengrass 1089
12 Inland Empire David Lynch 1229
13 This Is England Shane Meadows 1351
14 Volver Pedro Almodóvar 1413
15 Black Book Paul Verhoeven 1542
16 The Host Joon-ho Bong 1591
17 Babel* Alejandro G. Iñárritu 1624
18 An Inconvenient Truth Davis Guggenheim 1692
19 When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Spike Lee 1758
20 The Queen* Stephen Frears 1831
21 A Scanner Darkly Richard Linklater 1855
22 Paprika Satoshi Kon 1936
23 Little Children Todd Field 1977
24 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Adam McKay 2071
25 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski 2095
26 Flags of Our Fathers Clint Eastwood 2153
27 The Fountain Darren Aronofsky 2238
28 Inside Man Spike Lee 2292
29 The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald 2359
30 Jesus Camp Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady 2370
31 Dreamgirls Bill Condon 2407

2007

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 There Will Be Blood* Paul Thomas Anderson 271
2 No Country for Old Men** Ethan and Joel Coen 302
3 The Bourne Ultimatum Paul Greengrass 603
4 Ratatouille Brad Bird 679
5 Juno* Jason Reitman 738
6 Hot Fuzz Edgar Wright 797
7 Persepolis Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi 820
8 Superbad Greg Mottola 1091
9 Atonement* Joe Wright 1100
10 Once John Carney 1147
11 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik 1188
12 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel 1243
13 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton 1295
14 The Orphanage J.A. Bayona 1345
15 Zodiac David Fincher 1441
16 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu 1457
17 Eastern Promises David Cronenberg 1465
18 Into the Wild Sean Penn 1628
19 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix David Yates 1707
20 Knocked Up Judd Apatow 1735
21 3:10 to Yuma James Mangold 1754
22 Sunshine Danny Boyle 1845
23 The King of Kong Seth Gordon 1892
24 [Rec] Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza 2022
25 La Vie en rose Olivier Dahan 2035
26 Michael Clayton* Tony Gilroy 2043
27 Taxi to the Dark Side Alex Gibney 2085
28 Enchanted Kevin Lima 2086
29 Gone Baby Gone Ben Affleck 2101
30 Transformers Michael Bay 2123
31 Control Anton Corbijn 2128
32 The Mist Frank Darabont 2162
33 Sicko Michael Moore 2174
34 American Gangster Ridley Scott 2205
35 Across the Universe Julie Taymor 2405

2008

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 177
2 WALL·E Andrew Stanton 184
3 Slumdog Millionaire** Danny Boyle 559
4 Let the Right One in Tomas Alfredson 589
5 The Hurt Locker** Kathryn Bigelow 613
6 Waltz with Bashir Ari Folman 702
7 The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky 748
8 Man on Wire James Marsh 849
9 Gran Torino Clint Eastwood 915
10 Iron Man Jon Favreau 1122
11 Milk* Gus Van Sant 1242
12 In Bruges Martin McDonagh 1267
13 Hunger Steve McQueen 1379
14 Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman 1496
15 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button* David Fincher 1571
16 Ponyo Hayao Miyazaki 1821
17 Cloverfield Matt Reeves 1994
18 Taken Pierre Morel 2024
19 Kung Fu Panda Mark Osborne and John Stevenson 2049
20 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Sacha Gervasi 2108
21 Martyrs Pascal Laugier 2316
22 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about His Father Kurt Kuenne 2355

2009

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Up* Pete Docter 383
2 Avatar* James Cameron 392
3 Inglourious Basterds* Quentin Tarantino 469
4 District 9* Neill Blomkamp 725
5 Star Trek J.J. Abrams 945
6 Moon Duncan Jones 971
7 Coraline Henry Selick 1015
8 Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson 1129
9 (500) Days of Summer Marc Webb 1146
10 A Prophet Jacques Audiard 1194
11 The White Ribbon Michael Haneke 1205
12 The Hangover Todd Phillips 1359
13 Mary and Max Adam Elliot 1578
14 A Serious Man* Ethan and Joel Coen 1662
15 In the Loop Armando Iannucci 1755
16 Fish Tank Andrea Arnold 1808
17 The Secret in Their Eyes Juan José Campanella 1853
18 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates 1873
19 Watchmen Zack Snyder 2110
20 The Blind Side* John Lee Hancock 2190
21 An Education* Lone Scherfig 2272
22 The Cove Louie Psihoyos 2346
23 Where the Wild Things Are Spike Jonze 2354

2010

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Inception* Christopher Nolan 425
2 Toy Story 3* Lee Unkrich 549
3 The Social Network* David Fincher 888
4 How to Train Your Dragon Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders 953
5 The King's Speech** Tom Hooper 1048
6 Black Swan* Darren Aronofsky 1256
7 The Fighter* David O. Russell 1360
8 True Grit* Ethan and Joel Coen 1519
9 Senna Asif Kapadia 1685
10 Shutter Island Martin Scorsese 1773
11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 David Yates 1834
12 Kick-Ass Matthew Vaughn 1865
13 Tangled Nathan Greno and Byron Howard 1870
14 Winter's Bone* Debra Granik 1891
15 Exit through the Gift Shop Banksy 1988
16 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Edgar Wright 2208
17 Inside Job Charles Ferguson 2221
18 13 Assassins Takashi Miike 2327

2011

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 David Yates 906
2 A Separation Asghar Farhadi 1069
3 Hugo* Martin Scorsese 1306
4 The Artist** Michel Hazanavicius 1348
5 Drive Nicolas Winding Refn 1440
6 The Tree of Life* Terrence Malick 1695
7 Bridesmaids Paul Feig 1761
8 Warrior Gavin O'Connor 1901
9 The Intouchables Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano 1944
10 Moneyball* Bennett Miller 2096
11 The Help* Tate Taylor 2182
12 The Raid: Redemption Gareth Evans 2376
13 Kill List Ben Wheatley 2380
14 Melancholia Lars von Trier 2412

2012

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Avengers Joss Whedon 1155
2 Django Unchained* Quentin Tarantino 1361
3 Amour* Michael Haneke 1428
4 The Dark Knight Rises Christopher Nolan 1607
5 Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson 1618
6 Skyfall Sam Mendes 1649
7 Argo** Ben Affleck 1816
8 Silver Linings Playbook* David O. Russell 1840
9 The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer 1940
10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky 1982
11 Life of Pi* Ang Lee 2103
12 Wreck-It Ralph Rich Moore 2132
13 Holy Motors Leos Carax 2280
14 The Hunt Thomas Vinterberg 2307
15 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson 2312
16 Lincoln* Steven Spielberg 2419

2013

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Gravity* Alfonso Cuarón 1352
2 12 Years a Slave** Steve McQueen 1460
3 The Wolf of Wall Street* Martin Scorsese 1620
4 Her* Spike Jonze 1934
5 Blue Is the Warmest Color Abdellatif Kechiche 2030
6 Before Midnight Richard Linklater 2074

2014

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Interstellar Christopher Nolan 1581
2 Whiplash* Damien Chazelle 1625
3 The Grand Budapest Hotel* Wes Anderson 1642
4 Boyhood* Richard Linklater 1928
5 Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn 1939
6 The Lego Movie Phil Lord and Christopher Miller 2367

2015

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Inside Out Pete Docter 1869
2 Mad Max: Fury Road* George Miller 2078

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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