Time for not only year-end movie lists, but the beginning of decade-end movie lists as well!

With my apologies from the people at Times Online, who have posted their version of the top 100 films of the decade.  Yes, this is a British online magazine, so the tastes may differ, however it’s pretty extensive.  Again, I have marked the ones I have seen and have some of my comments next to a few.  All movies are listed with (Director, release year).  Thus far I have seen 32, own 4 not watched and have 27 of them in my Blockbuster queue.  I am a bit surprised at the list, but again, I think it skews from the British mindset.

Without further ado, here we go!

100 The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel, 2006)
99 Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
98 Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) [This movie has been in my DVD player (which holds 5) for at least two years.  One day I’ll get around to watching it!]
97 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-Wook, 2005)
96 Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay, 2002)
95 Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000)
94 An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim, 2006)
93 House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004)
92 Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears, 2002)
91 Lantana (Ray Lawrence, 2001)
90 Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin, 2005)
[Really?  This movie?  Frat boy humor has never really been my cup of tea.]
89 School of Rock (Richard Linklater, 2003)
[Loved loved loved this movie]
88 The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)

87 Time and Winds (Reha Erdem, 2006)
86 The Orphanage (Juan Antonio Bayona, 2007)
85 The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, 2001)
84 Hotel Rwanda (Terry George, 2004) [This movie has been next to Crash . . . again, one day!]
83 The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach, 2006)
82 Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
81 In The Loop (Armando Iannucci, 2009)
80 Me, You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005)
79 Le Grand Voyage (Ismael Ferroukhi, 2004)
78 About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002)
77 Bowling for Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)

76 Control (Anton Corbijn, 2007)
75 Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
74 Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006) [Uh-oh.  I’m seeing a trend.  See Crash and Hotel Rwanda . . . .]
73 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005)
72 The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
71 Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter/David Silverman/lee Unkrich, 2001)
[This movie is quite possibly the best Pixar flick ever.  LOVE IT!  Kitty!]
70 The Class (Laurent Cantet, 2008)
69 Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, 2007)
68 Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)

67 Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008)
66 City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, 2002)
65 Waltz with Bashir (Ari Folman, 2008)
64 L’enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne, 2005)
63 There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
62 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Adam McKay, 2004)

61 Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
60 The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005)
59 Être et Avoir (Nicolas Philibert, 2002)
58 Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
57 The Consequences of Love (Paolo Sorrentino, 2004)
56 Volver (Pedro Almodovar, 2006)
55 Chopper (Andrew Dominik, 2000)
54 Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff, 2003)
53 Milk (Gus Van Sant, 2008)
[Watched this on election day this year, then went out and voted.  Extremely moving.  Fantastic piece of art.]
52 The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles, 2005)

51 The Son’s Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001)
50 The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
49 Knocked Up (Judd Apatow, 2007)
[Wouldn’t have put this movie on the list either, but hey, each to their own.]
48 Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton/Valerie Faris, 2006)
[This is such a quirky delight.  The outtakes with the trophy are my favorite part!]
47 My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2004)
46 Traffic (Steven Soderbergh, 2000)
45 Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, 2003)
44 Under the Sand (François Ozon, 2000)
43 The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
42 The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)

41 Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
40 Syriana (Stephen Gaghan, 2005)
39 Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
[I never understood the attraction of this one.]
38 Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
37 In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, 2000)
36 Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2004)

35 Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2002)
34 Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton/Lee Unkrich, 2003)

33 Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair, 2002)
32 Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000)

31 Iraq in Fragments (James Longley, 2006)
30 Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002)
29 Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 2000)
28 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
27 Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004)
26 Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)

25 Dancer in the Dark (Lars Von Trier, 2000)
24 28 Days Later… (Danny Boyle, 2002)
23 Man On Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
22 Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
21 Good Night, and Good Luck (George Clooney, 2005)
20 Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
19 United 93 (Paul Greengrass, 2006)
18 Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
17 Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
16 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)

15 Downfall (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004)
14 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
13 This Is England (Shane Meadows, 2007)
12 The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
11 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles, 2006)
10 Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
9 The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006)
8 Casino Royale (Martin Campbell, 2006)
7 The Last King of Scotland (Kevin Macdonald, 2006) [Another been-next-to-the-dvd-player-for-a-year flick]
6 Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)
5 Team America: World Police (Trey Parker, 2004)
4 Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)
3 No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2007)
2 The Bourne Supremacy / The Bourne Ultimatum (Paul Greengrass, 2004, 2007)

1 Hidden (Cache) (Michael Haneke, 2005

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