Lists by i_am_the_number1
I still have much to see. Is it a cheat to include The Third Man and Wages of Fear? After all, they did get the highest honor in their respective years. Sorry for how obvious are my first two picks btw. Also, I want to point out that I love all of them except the two last.
I have picked my 40 favorite films of a decade and wrote a capsule review for each and every one of them. Some have more text, some have less; it really doesn't mean anything... All of the list is ranked, but that doesn't mean it could never change. When I finished this list, on june 16th 2014, I published it here (http://plouismovieblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/my-top-40-films-of-the-00s/) with all the texts. As you can see, it is accompanied with mentions of films I want to see. If my list changes when I see them or rewatch something here, I will update here. My list on Wordpress will always be the initial one. Therefore, when you see this, some films of the top 40 might have no text and some a little after 40 might have.
Thank you for reading.
Just as hard to make as my comedy list, but I'll be more flexible here.
I have seen many films that could maybe be here, but are somewhat mixed with other genres and don't work 100%. Here are some that I was hesitant to add:
Antichrist; M; Salo; Ms. 45; Persona; The Virgin Spring; The Silence; Deliverance; The Cabin in the Woods; Evil Dead 2; Army of Darkness; Mulholland Dr.; Blue Velvet; Inland Empire; Lost Highway; Pan's Labyrinth; Dead Snow; Scream; Crash (1996); Dead Ringers; Juliet of the Spirits; Godzilla (1954); The Housemaid; Body Double; Phantom of the Paradise; Shutter Island; Universal Soldiers: Day of Reckoning; Resident Evil: Retribution (and Afterlife); American Psycho; Under the Skin; The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes; King Kong (1933); From Dusk Till Dawn; Picnic at Hanging Rock; Barton Fink
There are many others...
I know, I'm missing some essentials. I want to see Zelig, Hannah and Her Sisters and Husbands and Wives as soon as possible.
I really need these damn films!
Please excuse my shallowness. If it can redeem myself a little, I might specify that talent is indeed attractive and I do actually have abundant respect for most of these women. Fair enough?
Very approximately ranked. So many great film directors... So many that Clouzot is currently 77. I often add people here so that's not a list of the best, only the ones I prefer from what I've seen right now. (In other words: a pointless list which there is no chance you agree with. Maybe I should have made it private.)
There are many directors I've seen only one film from that still deserve my attention (or at least their film I saw made me feel like they deserve it). I have put a few of them on the list and they are in the end. They start with Béla Tarr. This section also starts with the names that I should soon watch more from.
"Bigger", "They Live" and "Rebel" are all kind of equal in my esteem
Still got quite a lot to see from the man. He might be something of a genius.