What a delight to find a Godard film, Adieu au langage (2014), among this list. Two Malick flicks ranked better put a damper though on any kind of hope, maybe one should hope against hope. Or fight. And write.
If I counted right, I’ve seen 37.
We had similar topic (my own baby); What are your favorite 21st century movies?
Looking at my choices on that topic, there are only 3 out of 20 movies from my list that made this Top 100 (5 if we counf WALL-E and Spirited away which were in my Top 5 animated). I guess that makes me kind of proud, always liked to be few steps away from any kind of herd
(Although more of them would probably make my current top 20: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Fury Road, maybe Wolf of WS. Fish Tank was also good).
BIGGEST omission: No Memories of a Murder, but its copycat is at No.12 ?!?
Surprises: Not single Inarritu? No Downfall? No Eastwood either.
Weak movies that made the list: 25th Hour, Her.
And I’m not too fond of Haneke and I see critics still like their Coen brothers.
I wouldn’t be so dismissive of a IMDB. IMDB is The Voice of People and I respect that (and the taste in movies of mass audience tends to be better than mass taste in some other forms of art like music. I mean, they are still easily fooled into watching bad movies, but they will say they were bad afterwards )
I don’t think so.
And IMDB is some kind of manipulated list by omitting all films with less than 50.000 votes. Makes sure that only films everyone has heard about are on the list. Otherwise even that list would be very different.
“Voice of people” lists have of course also interesting aspects, but such lists are made by too many people who only watch the usual mainstream films.
Viewed one on the list, and that bored the hell out of me.
Which one did you watch/see?
Must be Mad Max: Fury Road. Well, if you don’t like people riding from left to ride in the first half of the movie, and from right to left - or the other way round - it must be a boring movie
…you are on the wrong site!
Haha! Right, sounds like a Fidani western
I switched Fury Road off at the first 20 minutes. Not that I’m all for thought provoking, deep movies that must have something to say, but in this case I just could not do the task. I felt that it was made for people who rate movies based only on how cool the special effects are.
I didn’t dislike the movie, but yes, it had a certain Fidani riding quality
Fury Road is a film you should definitely see in theater. Ok, a good film can be enjoyable even from crappy vhs or whatever but it annoys me when people say to me something like “Hateful Eight was so crappy and boring, I tried to watch it from my laptop while I had a hangover and got bored”
The Assassination of Jesse James
Admittedly, it’s a bit long. But boring? Well, opinions about it expressed here on the forum differ widely.
I KNEW he was going to say The Assassination of Jesse James… ! The only western on there, isn’t it?
Diff’rent strokes and all that of course, but I think it’s a fantastic movie, one of my ten favourite non-spag westerns, for sure. Having said that though and despite how much I like it personally, I can certainly see why some might not.
Didn’t like it myself or like Ennioo said bored the hell out of me.
Yeah, I guess it’s the only western on the list. Some call Brokeback Mountain a western but I believe it’s set in modern times (haven’t seen it) and No Country for Old Men is definitely not a western even though I’ve heard that one called as a one too.
No Country and Brokeback have western elements, but I don’t view them as westerns too
I have seen a grand total of 5 on this list.
“The Assassination of Jesse James blah blah blah” was so boring that watching it almost killed me.
I hated “Caché” so much I wanted to kill the DVD.
I rather liked “The Lives of Others” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”
The Guardian have taken a stab at compiling the 21st century’s 100 greatest films now:
100 Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood (2019)
99 Bright Star (2009)
98 The Dark Knight (2008)
97 Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
96 Private Life (2018)
95 Call Me By Your Name (2017)
94 Gladiator (2000)
93 You, the Living (2007)
92 The Hurt Locker(2008)
91 Etre et Avoir (2002)
90 Eden (2012)
89 The Selfish Giant (2013)
88 Gomorrah (2008)
87 The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
86 No Country For Old Men (2007)
85 Burning (2018)
84 Tropical Malady (2005)
83 The Son’s Room (2001)
82 Stories We Tell (2012)
81 Fish Tank (2009)
80 Requiem For a Dream (2000)
79 Persepolis (2007)
78 Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
77 Lost in Translation (2003)
76 Ten (2002)
75 Philomena (2013)
74 A Prophet (2009)
73 Love & Friendship (2016)
72 Waltz With Bashir (2008)
71 Capernaum (2018)
70 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
69 Paddington 2 (2017)
68 Mr. Turner (2014)
67 Dogtooth (2009)
66 Brokeback Mountain (2005)
65 Happy as Lazzaro (2018)
64 The Incredibles (2004)
63 We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
62 Waiting For Happiness (2002)
61 The Souvenir (2019)
60 Ted (2012)
59 Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
58 Wuthering Heights (2011)
57 Leave No Trace (2018)
56 Behind the Candelabra (2013)
55 Russian Ark (2002)
54 The Social Network (2010)
53 Fire at Sea (2016)
52 Amores Perros (2000)
51 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50 Before Sunset (2004)
49 24 Hour Party People (2002)
48 The House of Mirth (2000)
47 Margaret (2011)
46 Volver (2006)
45 13th (2016)
44 Toni Erdmann (2016)
43 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
42 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
41 The Handmaiden (2016)
40 Unrelated (2007)
39 Meek’s Cutoff (2010)
38 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
37 Dogville (2003)
36 A Separation (2011)
35 45 Years (2015)
34 The Child (L’Enfant) (2002)
33 The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
32 Gravity (2013)
31 Anomalisa (2015)
30 Leviathan (2014)
29 Nebraska (2013)
28 The Tree of Life (2011)
27 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
26 A One and a Two (Yi Yi) (2000)
25 Get Out (2017)
24 Ida (2013)
23 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
22 Spirited Away (2001)
21 The White Ribbon (2009)
20 Roma (2018)
19 Lincoln (2012)
18 A Serious Man (2009)
17 The Great Beauty (2013)
16 The Act of Killing (2012)
15 Shoplifters (2018)
14 White Material (2009)
13 Far From Heaven (2002)
12 Son of Saul (2015)
11 Mulholland Drive (2001)
10 Team America: World Police (2004)
9 Zama (2017)
8 Moonlight (2016)
7 Synecdoche, New York (2008)
6 Hidden (2005)
5 In the Mood For Love (2000)
4 Under the Skin (2013)
3 Boyhood (2014)
2 12 Years a Slave (2013)
1 There Will be Blood (2007)
Mulholland Drive not even making the top ten this time, swept aside by the likes of Team America: World Police. Okay then.
There’s some real mediocrity in here … ‘24 Hour Party People’ leaping out at me, plus a few so-so American comedies, which are ok as time wasters, but hardly worthy of a ‘greatest’ list.
Makes me a little wary of checking out other titles on the list. Ho hum, as they say.
You said it.