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Excellent stuff. Can I also direct people to Discussion to pick their top 10 games of the last decade. Deadline for that in January, so plenty of time.

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1 hour ago, Ork1927 said:

2000

1. Gladiator

2. Battle Royale

3. Emporers New Groove

 

2001

1. LOTR: The Fellowship of Ring

2. Spirited Away

3. Monsters Inc.

 

2002

1. LOTR: The Two Towers

2. Blade II

3. 28 Days Later

 

2003

1. LOTR: Return of the King

2. Oldboy

3. X2

 

2004

1. Howls Moving Castle

2. Shaun of the Dead

3. Anchorman

 

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2000

1. In The Mood For Love

2. Unbreakable 

3, Dancer In The Dark

 

2001

1. Mulholland Drive

2. Spirited Away

3, Donnie Darko

 

2002

1. 24 Hour Party People 

2. City Of God

3. Infernal Affairs

 

2003

1. Lost In Translation 

2. Kill Bill vol 1

3. Oldboy

 

2004

1. Before Sunset

2. Shaun Of The Dead

3. Kung Fu Hustle

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2000

1. Gladiator

2. X-Men

3. Snatch

 

2001

1.Fellowship of the Ring

2. A.I.

3. Shrek

 

2002

1.The Two Towers

2. 28 days later

3. 8 Mile

 

2003

1.Return of the king

2. X-Men 2

3.The Last Samurai

 

2004

1.Harry potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. Shaun of the Dead

3. Spider-Man 2

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2000

1. Battle Royale

2. American Psycho

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

 

2001

1. Royal Tenenbaums

2. Gosford Park

3. Donnie Darko

 

2002

1. The Bourne Identity

2. City of God

3. Bubba Ho-tep

 

2003

1. Lost in Translation

2. American Splendor

3. Touching the Void

 

2004

1. Primer

2. The Incredibles

3. The Life Aquatic

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2000

1. Memento

2. Gladiator

3,  Cast Away

 

2001

1. LOTR - Fellowship of the Ring

2. Monsters Inc

3,  Lagaan - Once Upon a time in India

 

2002

1. LOTR - Two Towers

2. Road to Perdition

3. Gangs of New York

 

2003

1. Finding Nemo

2. LOTR - Return of the King

3. Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl

 

2004

1. Shaun of the Dead

2. The Terminal

3. Veer Zaara

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2000

1. Memento

2. Gladiator

3. The Dish

 

2001

1. The Others

2. Training Day

3. Black Hawk Down

 

2002

1. Adaptation

2. Road to Perdition

3. The Pianist

 

2003

1. Oldeuboi (Oldboy)

2. Kill Bill Vol. 1

3. X-Men 2

 

2004

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

3. Friday Night Lights

 

 

Thank you for compiling these @Ork1927. Helped add a few films to my watchlist too, like Traffic, which I thought I’d seen but missed somehow.

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2000

1. Gladiator

2. Snatch

3. High Fidelity

 

2001

1. Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

2. A Beautiful Mind

3, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

 

2002

1. Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

2. 24 Hour Party People

3. Adaptation

 

2003

1. Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

2. Kill Bill Vol 1

3. School of Rock

 

2004

1. Shaun of the Dead

2. Downfall

3. Hotel Rwanda

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Let's do this. @Ork1927 I'm assuming we're going by original release date and not when released in the UK? (Drunken Master 2 for example)

 

2000

1. The Dish - one of the most charming and funny movies about the Space race ever made, and maybe my favourite about the Moon landings. Put it on a double bill with Hidden Figures.

2. Battle Royale - I watched this again very recently. Still as visceral as ever and humour as black as pitch. The Hunger Games can bugger off.

3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - the start of a whole renaissance of interest in the Wuxia genre, and still spellbinding today.

 

2001

1. Spirited Away - Studio Ghibli's first real break into the mainstream, and no less magical than any of their previous works

2. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - The journey begins, and cinema would be changed forever afterwards. The new "Star Wars" for a whole new generation.

3. Amelie - I keep having to remind myself to go back and watch Amelie, because it's one of those films that can't help but make you glow with sheer bliss afterwards.

 

2002

1. Infernal Affairs - The Departed, while excellent, doesn't hold a candle to the tightness and tension of the original.

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - the cinematic juggernaut continues. Now dipping into an all out war film and revelling in it, with some of the best set pieces ever filmed.

3. Hero - My favourite of the Wuxia films that were so in vogue after Crouching Tiger. Beautiful sets, costume design and choreography.

 

2003

1. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - my favourite in the series if maybe just because it goes out with such a bang. No it didn't have too many endings.

2. Tokyo Godfathers - one of the late Satoshi Kon's lesser known works, but for me one of the most emotionally affecting.

3. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World - I think underrated and overlooked next to RotK. An incredibly immersive experience.

 

2004

1. Kung Fu Hustle - one of the funniest and most fun martial arts movies ever made. The gags just keep coming and it's got incredible visual flare.

2. The Incredibles - one of my favourite Pixar films and probably one of the their best scripts, it just has great momentum.

3. Million Dollar Baby - I never saw this until very recently, but yet again Clint Eastwood's direction doesn't disappoint.

 

2004 was a really tough year to pick favourites, incidentally. Million Dollar Baby might have got third just because I saw it so recently. And, well, Clint Eastwood.

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Wow, this is making me feel really old, am going to pick then go back through thread and read others, so may get some edits if I see something my poor ageing brain has forgotten. 

 

2000

1. Memento - Nolan Begins

2. Battle Royale - Fortnite Begins

3. Pitch Black - I can't carry that joke on.

 

2001

1. LOTR - fellowship

2. Donnie Darko

3. Amelie

 

2002

1. LOTR - Two Towers

2. 28 Days later

3. Bourne Identity

 

2003

1. XMEN 2

2. LOTR - Return of the King 

3.Kill Bill Vol 1

 

2004

1. Shaun of the Dead

2. The Incredibles

3. Layer Cake

(2004 had some really good films)

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2000

1. American Psycho

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

3. Sexy Beast

 

2001

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2. Mulholland Drive

3. Amélie

 

2002

1. Spider-Man

2. 8 Mile

3. Adaptation. 

 

2003

1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1

2. Oldboy

3. House of 1000 Corpses

 

2004

1. Shaun of the Dead

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

3. 50 First Dates

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2000

1. Battlefield Earth

2. Space Cowboys

3. Erin Brockovich

 

2001

1. Spy Game

2. Oceans Eleven

3. Monsters Inc.

 

2002

1. Lilo & Stitch

2. My big fat greek wedding

3. 28 Days Later

 

2003

1. FInding Nemo

2. Bad Boys II

3. School of Rock

 

2004

1. National Treasure

2. Man on Fire

3. Spider-Man 2

 

 

I've changed the two commas to full stops, in  line 3 of 2000 and 2001

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2000

1. Snatch

2.Battle Royale

3.American Psycho

 

2001

1.Spirited Away

2.Ghost World

3.L.O.T.R - The Fellowship of the Ring

 

2002

1.L.O.T.R - The Two Towers

2.Spider-Man

3.Minorty Report

 

2003

1.Kill Bill Vol 1

2.School of Rock

3.L.O.T.R - The Return of the King

 

2004

1.Shuan of the Dead

2.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

3.Mean Girls

 

 

I've changed the two commas to full stops, in  line 3 of 2000 and 2001

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19 minutes ago, Couch Corpse said:

Some really tough cuts made with just three picks, brutal. The interesting discussion is what you excluded and why.

 

Looked at another way, this is a very generous way of doing it. This way we can nominate 3 films per year * 20 years = 60 nominations total.

 

Whereas previously when we've done decade votes, we were limited to 20 nominations. Assuming we'd be allowed double that since we're covering two decades, that's still only 40 films. (And as @Ork1927says in the first post, giving us all those blank spaces in one batch would be pretty daunting!)

 

Having said that, limiting us to three slots per year doesn't allow for the fact that some years were stronger than others...

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I ain't knockin', don't get me wrong. Good things come from limitations, it's really making me think weighing up entertainment, impact/influence, artistic merit, etc. I saw most of these movies at release, a few I caught years later it's really hard to judge how they might hold up on re-watch nearly twenty years later.

 

Like it's criminal Ong-Bak and Banlieue 13 won't register and yet were such a big part of this forum back then introducing parkour to the masses. However the biggest takeaway from this thread so far is that Master and Commander needs a 4K release.

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2000

1. Sexy Beast

2. Battle Royale

3. Requiem for a dream

 

Tough cuts: oh brother where art thou. Gladiator. 

 

2001

1. Freddy got fingered

2. Blow

3, the Royal Tenenbaums

 

Tough cuts: Shrek, Training Day, How High.

 

2002

1. City of God

2. 24 hour party people

3. Gangs of New York

 

Tough cuts: catch me of you can. 

 

2003

1. Old Boy

2. Kill Bill

3. Elf

No tough cuts. Bit of a stinker of a year. 

 

2004

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

2. Anchorman

3. kill Bill 2

 

Tough cuts: Man on fire. Napoleon Dynamite. The life aquatic with Steve Zissou. Aviator. Shaun of the dead. 

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For me the toughest year was 2002. Really struggled to chose between 

Mulholland Drive 

24 Hour Party People

Catch Me If You Can

Dark Water

Infernal Affairs

City Of God

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2000
1. Memento
2. Requiem for a Dream
3. Chicken Run (what a triple feature)

 

Tough cuts: In the Mood for Love, Battle Royale, The Emperor's New Groove

 

2001
1. Mulholland Drive
2. Gosford Park
3. Monsters Inc

 

Tough cuts: AI, Legally Blonde

 

2002
1. Minority Report
2. The Hours
3. City of God

 

Tough cuts: 28 Days Later

 

2003
1. Finding Nemo
2. Belleville Rendezvous
3. Dogville

 

Tough cuts: absolutely fuck all. I don't even like these three all that much. What a boring year. 

 

2004
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. Spider-Man 2
3. Downfall

 

Tough cuts: Primer, Prisoner of Azkaban, Mean Girls, Team America. Easily the strongest year of the five (followed by 2001)
 

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Nice to see Sexy Beast on a few lists - such an amazing film.

 

 

2000
1. Memento
2. In The Mood for Love
3. Sexy Beast

2001
1. Ghost World
2. The Others
3. Mulholland Drive

2002
1. 28 Days Later
2. City of God
3. The Ring

2003
1. Elephant
2. Thirteen
3. Big Fish

2004
1. Napolean Dynamite
2. The Life Aquatic
3. Mean Girls

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2000

1. Traffic

2. Almost Famous

3. Battle Royale

 

2001

1. Donnie Darko

2. Amélie

3. Ocean's Eleven

 

2002

1. The Bourne Identity

2. Minority Report

3. 24 Hour Party People

 

2003

1. Lost in Translation

2. Finding Nemo

3. Lord of the Rings - Return of the King

 

2004

1. Sideways

2. Dead Man's Shoes

3. The Bourne Supremacy

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2000
1. In The Mood for Love
2. Yi Yi
3. Werckmeister Harmonies

2001
1. Mulholland Drive
2. Donnie Darko
3. The Man Who Wasn't There

2002
1. City of God
2. Oasis
3. Talk to Her

2003
1. Oldboy
2. Dogville
3. The Fog of War

2004
1. The World
2. Bad Education
3. Nobody Knows

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12 minutes ago, Benny said:

The lack of Infernal Affairs saddens me. I bet you all end up voting for The Departed as well.

I've never seen it. Just added it on either Netflix or prime in the last few days. 

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2000

1. American Psycho

2. Memento

3. Gladiator

 

2001

1. Mulholland Drive

2. Blow

3. Fellowship Of The Ring

 

2002

1. 25th Hour

2. The Two Towers

3. Frailty

 

2003

1. Return of the King 

2. High Tension

3. Matchstick Men

 

2004

1. Spider-Man 2

2. Team America: World Police

3. Collateral

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18 sets of votes so far with around 25 films nominated per year (bar 2004 which has 30+). Three years currently have a clear winner with silver and bronze wide open, but the other two years are much more open.

 

One current issues I've noticed is Mulholland Drive which has votes in 2001 and 2002. Going with the IMDB date means it should be voted for in 2001 (while it was released in the UK at the start of 2002, but most other countries  in 2001). @Bazjam and @marlonharewood could you amend sorry.

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So we're going by IMDB date when it comes to foreign language films that may have come out over here later for example? I only ask @Ork1927 because I would absolutely put down Princess Mononoke if I was going by the 2001 UK release. I'd imagine IMBD release makes most sense.

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