21.1.10

Best of the Decade, addendum

So, of course twenty-five is a ridiculous number of films and shows to pick out of a ten year span.  And, of course there were many that I debated putting on the list up 'til the very last second.  In simple numerical order, without assigning "better than" status, here are twenty-five "almosts":

1) A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT
2) THE 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN
3) HEAVEN
4) HELLBOY
5) THE DEVIL'S REJECTS
6) BIG FISH
7) HELVETICA
8) BROKEN FLOWERS
9) SPIRITED AWAY
10) WALL-E
11) BLOW
12) CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND
13) PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE
14) ALL THE REAL GIRLS
15) MATCH POINT
16) VOLVER
17) PAN'S LABYRINTH
18) GOODBYE, LENIN!
19) ANTICHRIST
20) THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
21) WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES
22) THE DEPARTED
23) A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
24) THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX
25) ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

5 comments:

Marcy said...
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Marcy said...

I am so glad to see All the Real Girls. Such a fine, fine film and so underrated.

Spirited Away is a terrific choice, too.

Funny that LOTR: The Two Towers is actually my least favorite LOTR film? I've never cared for any of them, but I found Two Towers to be especially boring.

The Departed only reminds me what a strong year 2006 was. It was the year I wouldn't have minded if any of the BP nominees won the award. (Though Babel and Letters From Iwo Jima were my absolute favorites.)

matt said...

yeah, if there's a filmmaker that did so much this past decade that got so little recognition for it, david gordon green is definitely it. unless of course you count craig brewer, who made two amazingly good flicks, HUSTLE & FLOW and BLACK SNAKE MOAN, and got no box office love for either, really...

Sam said...

you didn't enjoy synecdoche, ny?

matt said...

I have yet to see it, and as much as I think I would like it, I doubt very much it would be on my "Best of" list - maybe the year it came out, but maybe not the decade. I still think Charlie Kaufman's best screenplays are CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, though I did really like ETERNAL SUNSHINE.

But yeah, my not having seen something naturally precludes its exclusion.