November 26, 2009

Hollywood Reporter Ranks the top 10 Movies of the Decade

The List.

10. The White Ribbon
9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
8. Cache
7. Divine Intervention
6. Far From Heaven
5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
4. The Fog of War
3. No Country for Old Men
2. United 93
1. Letters from Iwo Jima

. . . Is it me, or is this list a little bit off?

I wish there was a more objective way to determine what movies are the best. Nonetheless, I'd like to hear your top tens of the decade (unless we've been down this road before).


  1. 10) Jarhead
    9) No Country for Old Men
    8) Sideways
    7) Brick
    6) Kill Bill
    5) Memento
    4) The Departed
    3) Inglourious Basterds
    2) Lord of the Rings
    1) The Dark Knight

    Thats mine

  2. Normally I'd wait until the decade was officially over, but judging by what 2009 has offered so far, I'm not feeling like the last month is going to present anything significant. Here's my list:

    1. There Will Be Blood
    2. The Assassination of Jesse James...
    3. The Incredibles
    4. United 93
    5. Brokeback Mountain
    6. Pan's Labyrinth
    7. City of God
    8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    9. Letters from Iwo Jima
    10. Y Tu Mamá También

  3. I firmly believe that "Angels in America" is the best thing filmed this decade, but since it doesn't really count, I'll post a Top 11:

    1. Angels in America
    2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    3. Rachel Getting Married
    4. Far From Heaven
    5. In the Bedroom
    6. Where the Wild Things Are
    7. You Can Count On Me
    8. Chicago
    9. The Squid and the Whale
    10. Sweeney Todd
    11. The Hours

  4. i'm waiting for the year to end, but yes, it's so bad of a list (just because it's clearly leaving stuff out on purpose and trying to be different, even more than I usual do) I never bothered to put it up...

  5. 1. Brokeback Mountain
    2. In Bruges
    3. The Dark Knight
    4. Mystic River
    5. Memento
    6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    7. The Constant Gardner
    8. Little Miss Sunshine
    9. The Assassination of Jesse James...
    10. Half Nelson

  6. I did absolutely love Angels in America!. Here's my list of movies as it stands today . . .

    1. LOTR:The Return of the King
    2. LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3. The Hours
    4. LOTR: The Two Towers
    5. Brokeback Mountain
    6. Doubt
    7. The Others
    8. Crash
    9. Finding Nemo
    10. Children of Men

  7. I recently watched Assassination of Jesse James, and didn't love it as much as I had hoped.

  8. I think he lists some good choices, but there are a few on there that are clearly up there because he wants to be different (Fog of War, Cache). Fog of War is brilliant, but I can't count it as a movie. It's certainly one of the best doc of the decade.

    With that said, I can't name ten because the year isn't complete. But, I can list the movies that I know will be in my top ten:

    City of God
    Minority Report
    LOTRs (are we allowed to group them as one VERY long movie?)

  9. I think one complete ring of lords is acceptable...

  10. right now I basically have about 20 films that I know will be in contention for my 10 best of the decade, just waiting to see if anything from this year can make the list...

  11. In all honesty, I'm holding out a spot for Up in the Air. I think it can crack my top ten. I have about 15 movies in mind, but I know the few that I listed will be there.

  12. I think it possibly could make a play for mine, though my #1 film of the year so far is currently at #11, so it'd have to be better than that, and no, I won't say what that film is...yet

  13. My guess is Basterds or Funny People.

  14. I make no claims to the accuracy of your statement, except to say that you should expect to see both of those films on my top 10 of 2009 list...

  15. The 15 films from the decade that are also in my Top 50 of All Time

    Donnie Darko
    Gangs of New York
    Into The Wild
    In Bruges
    Kill Bill
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Lord of the Rings
    Man on Fire
    Match Point
    A Scanner Darkly
    Snow Cake

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  17. I havent seen much from this year...but as of right now my top 10 would go something like this...

    1. There Will Be Blood
    2. City of God
    3. The Departed
    4. Wall-E
    5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    6. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
    7. Children of Men
    8. Amelie
    9. The Royal Tenenbaums
    10. The Lord of the Rings

  18. Definitely thankful for all the readers! Thanks for commenting Dave.

  19. Atonement is my favorite film of the decade. After that, I'd have to think about it a lot longer... but my list would also include Letters from Iwo Jima, Babel, Far From Heaven, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

  20. Far from Heaven
    No Country for Old Men
    4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
    Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    All excellent choices, the rest definitely not best of the decade (I have to wait on White Ribbon though once I finally see it)

  21. This is a tough list to make, so I've put mine in alphabetical keep from having to pick which is better. Ha.


  22. The Hollywood Reporter clearly leans films...but of the slower less plot arch variety.

    Look at how they're all so...watching from a distant.

  23. here we go

    Kill Bill
    Lord of the Rings
    Pans Labyrinth
    The Departed
    Moulin Rouge
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Wallace and Grommit:Curse of the Were=Rabbit
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Dark Knight

  24. Hollywood Reporter's list is more than a bit strange. I mean, seriously, as much as I loved some of the films on this list, it seems a bit slanted. Anyway, in keeping with the above posts, here's my list (in no particular order):

    Pan's Labyrinth
    Food Inc
    The Pianist
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    United 93
    Into the Wild
    Children of Men
    Man on Wire