Posted: 01/16/2010

 

TOP TEN OF THE DECADE: 2000-2009

by Nicholas Reise




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TOP TEN OF THE DECADE: 2000-2009

10. ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW: 2005, dir./scr. Miranda July, starring: Miranda July and John Hawkes
9. LARS AND THE REAL GIRL: 2007, dir. Craig Gillespie, scr. Nancy Oliver, starring: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner
8. DIRTY PRETTY THINGS: 2002, dir. Stephen Frears, scr. Steven Knight, starring: Audrey Tatou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sergi Lopez, Sophie Okonedo
7. STRANGER THAN FICTION: 2006, dir. Marc Forster, scr. Zach Helm, starring: Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal
6. THE DARK KNIGHT: 2008, dir. Christopher Nolan, scr. Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan, starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart
5. BRICK: 2005, dir./scr. Rian Johnson, starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
4. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE: 2005, dir/scr. Noah Baumbach, starring: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline
3. REQUIEM FOR A DREAM: 2000, dir. Darren Aronofsky, scr. Hubert Selby Jr. & Darren Aronofsky, starring: Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans
2. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN: 2008, dir. Tomas Alfredson, scr. John Ajvide Lindqvist, starring: Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson
1. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND: 2004, dir. Michel Gondry, scr. Charlie Kaufman, starring: Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet

10 Notable Mentions: City of God (2002), Adaptation (2002), Little Children (2006), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), The Wrestler (2008), Monster’s Ball (2001), Half Nelson (2006), Up in the Air (2009), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Sideways (2004)

Nicholas Reise is a writer and producer based in Chicago.



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