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 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Too many good movies this year for a top 10, so let's shoot for 20 and see where we get:

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)

Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

Band of Brothers (Tom Hanks and Erik Jendresen)

Jump Tomorrow (Joel Hopkins)

The Devil's Backbone (Guillermo del Toro)

The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)

Elling (Petter Næss)

Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón)

Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link)

Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell)

No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic)

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Zacharias Kunuk)

Behind the Sun (Walter Salles)

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Ashutosh Gowariker)

The Tunnel (Roland Suso Richter)

Baran (Majid Majidi)

L.I.E. (Michael Cuesta)

Runners-up: Winged Migration, Read My Lips, Ghost World, Gosford Park, Monsoon Wedding, Moulin Rouge, Shaolin Soccer, Wit

Some others: Fat Girl, In July, Kairo, The Man Who Wasn't There, Zoolander, The Believer, In the Bedroom, Millennium Actress, The Warrior, Beijing Bicycle, Black Hawk Down, Dark Blue World, The Experiment, Friend, Monsters, Inc., The Others, Rain, Take Care of My Cat, Failan, The American Astronaut, He Died With a Falafel in His Hand, Intacto, Sex and Lucia, The Grey Zone, A.I., A Knight's Tale, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

So what are your favorites of the year? What have I missed? What should I check out?

Previous years:
1983 & 1984: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98398
1985: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98451
1986: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98490
1987: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98554
1988: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98660
1989: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98706
1990: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98793
1991: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98888
1992: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98950
1993: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=98978
1994: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99133
1995: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99262
1996: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99278
1997: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99302
1998: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99329
1999: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99343
2000: http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=99371

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Yes, definitely a good year. I had to leave some excellent films off my top 10.

1. The Royal Tenenbaums (W. Anderson)

2. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch)

3. A.I. (Spielberg)

3. The Man Who Wasn’t There (the Coens)

5. A Beautiful Mind (Howard)

6. The Score (Oz)

7. In the Bedroom (Field)

8. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Columbus)

9. Amelie (Jeunet)

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson)

also good: Donnie Darko, The Cat's Meow, Session 9, Human Nature, Along Came a Spider, The Others, Ocean's Eleven.

still need to see: Gosford Park, The Pledge, Moulin Rouge!, The Devil's Backbone, The Safety of Objects, Heist, Captain's Corelli's Mandolin.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

"He Died With a Falafel in His Hand"? LOL. I must investigate that title!

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

"He Died With a Falafel in His Hand"? LOL. I must investigate that title!

That's one of a number of books and movies I ended up familiarizing myself with only because the titles were fun or intriguing.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

  • GOSFORD PARK
  • MULHOLLAND DR.
  • OCEAN'S ELEVEN
  • THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
  • Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN

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     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 1:05 AM   
     By:   Francis   (Member)

    Mulholland Drive for sure; I just got the blu-ray last week and rewatched it and it remains as powerful and unsettling as ever. Also, best composer acting ever! smile

     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 1:56 AM   
     By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

    The Kubrick version.

     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 3:30 AM   
     By:   Raine5   (Member)

    Beethoven 4
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
     By:   Freejack   (Member)



    1# - TRAINING DAY - 10/10

    2# - FRAILTY - 10/10

    3# - MOULIN ROUGE - 8/10

    4# - A KNIGHTS TALE - 7/10

    5# - LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - 7/10

    6# - SWORDFISH - 7/10

    7# - FAST AND THE FURIOUS - 7/10

    8# - ROCK STAR - 6/10

    9# - THIRTEEN GHOSTS - 6/10

    10# - JASON X - 6/10

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    A great year ! Took me some time to narrow it down to "five" titles...

    So, my 5 favourite films of 2001, not including the obvious out-of-competition status for
    Miyazaki's SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI and Lynch's MULHOLLAND DRIVE are :

    A.I. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
    DONNIE DARKO
    L'EMPLOI DU TEMPS
    THE OTHERS
    VA SAVOIR
    (The 4 hours-long cut)


     
     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    What have I missed? What should I check out?


    L'EMPLOI DU TEMPS (Laurent CANTET)







    VA SAVOIR a.k.a. WHO KNOWS (Jacques RIVETTE)

     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 8:44 AM   
     By:   SBD   (Member)

    Atlantis: the Lost Empire
    Bones
    Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    Josie and the Pussycats
    Max Keeble's Big Move
    Monsters, Inc.
    Not Another Teen Movie (I'm dead serious)
    Osmosis Jones (the animated parts, anyway)
    Shrek
    Sugar and Spice

     
     Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
     By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

    1.) Ocean's 11: A
    2.) Memento: A
    3.) Shrek: A
    4.) Monsters, Inc: A
    5.) The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: A- (director's cut: A)
    6.) Sexy Beast: A-
    7.) From Hell: A-
    8.) The Man Who Wasn't There: A-
    9.) Black Hawk Down: A-
    10.) Gosford Park

     
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