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You can list 5 to 20 movies. You can list more than 20, but only 20 will be counted. For movies with multiple release dates, we will go by the original release date which should be found on RYM.
Just glancing at the list, 2002 was an incredible year for movies.
The first year I don't have an absolutly favorite film. The choice of the first three film can change all the days.
1. Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles)
2. Hable Con ella (Pedro Almodovar)
3. The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
4. Ken Park (Larry Clark)
5. 8 femmes (François Ozon)
6. L'auberge espagnole (Cédric Klapisch)
7. Astérix et Obélix : Mission Cléopatre (Alain Chabat)
8. 28 days later (Danny Boyle)
9. Le fils (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
10. Irréversible (Gaspar Noé)
11. Se souvenir des belles choses (Zabou Breitman)
12. The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman)
13. Laissez-Passer (Bertrand Tavernier)
14. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
15. The Hours (Stephen Daldry)
16. Embrassez qui vous voudrez (Michel Blanc)
17. Ice Age (Chris Wedge)
1. Far From Heaven
2. Lilja 4-ever
3. Elsker dig for evigt [Open Hearts]
4. Mies vailla menneisyyttä [The Man Without a Past]
5. Hable con ella [Talk to Her]
6. Cidade de Deus [City of God]
7. 8 Mile
8. Bang Bang You're Dead
9. The Pianist
10. 無間道 [Infernal Affairs]
11. De Tweeling [Twin Sisters]
12. Bowling for Columbine
13. 英雄 [Hero]
15. Punch-Drunk Love
17. Bend It Like Beckham
18. The Hours
19. The Ring
20. Catch Me If You Can
Some films I wish I had seen before making this list:
Être et avoir [To Be and to Have]
Los lunes al sol [Mondays in the Sun]
The Magdalene Sisters
8 femmes [8 Women]
Dirty Pretty Things
Rabbit-Proof Fence [Long Walk Home]
たそがれ清兵衛 [The Twilight Samurai]
ドールズ [Dolls] just missed my top 20. It is the most beautiful film I have ever seen, but unfortunately I didn't enjoy the story as much as the photography.
1. Cidade de Deus (Fernando Meirelles)
2. Ying Xiong / Hero (Yimou Zhang)
3. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze)
4. Mou Gaan Dou / Infernal Affairs (Wai-Kaung Lau & Alan Mak)
5. Hable con Ella (Pedro Almodovar)
6. In This World (Michael Winterbottom)
7. The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
8. Lilja 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson)
9. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
10. All or Nothing (Mike Leigh)
11. Bloody Sunday (Paul Greengrass)
12. Rabbit-Proof Fence (Phillip Noyce)
13. Elsker Dig for Evigt (Susanne Bier)
14. Chicago (Rob Marshall)
15. Solaris (Steven Soderbergh)
16. 25th Hours (Ang Lee)
17. The Hours (Stephen Daldry)
18. Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears)
19. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne)
20. Russkiy Kovcheg / Russian Ark (Aleksandr Sokurov)
1. Hable con ella [Talk to Her]
2. The Hours
3. ドールズ [Dolls]
4. The Pianist
5. Cidade de Deus [City of God]
6. たそがれ清兵衛 [The Twilight Samurai]
7. Le fils [The Son]
8. Elina - Som om jag inte fanns [Elina: As If I Wasn't There]
10. Aleksis Kiven elämä [The Life of Aleksis Kivi]
11. 복수는 나의 것 [Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance]
12. Bowling for Columbine
13. 25th Hour
14. About Schmidt
15. Mies vailla menneisyyttä [The Man Without a Past]
16. Minority Report
17. Occident [West]
19. Ripley's Game
20. 藍色大門 [Blue Gate Crossing]
2002 was indeed a very good year for movies.
1.Cidade de deus
3.Far from Heaven
8.Etre et Avoir
20.About A Boy
22.28 Days Later...
23.Road to Perdition
24.Catch Me if you Can
26.Dirty Pretty Things
27.The Quiet American
28.Voices of A Distant Star
Cidade de deus is probably my movie of the decade. If Martin Scorsese had made this movie, he would have gotten the "best film" oscar for it.
I'm having no trouble at listing 30 or so movies I like of each year. I can't do this for CD's. Maybe I love the movies more than I love music, and I'm on the wrong forum.
I second everything Petri said re: Kaurismaki and the Dardennes
Definitely check out Infernal Affairs and Lilja 4-ever.
1. Minority Report – Steven Spielberg
2. Road to Perdition – Sam Mendes
3. Catch Me If You Can – Steven Spielberg
4. À la folie... pas du tout (He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not) – Laetitia Colombani
5. Signs – M. Night Shyamalan
6. The Bourne Identity – Doug Liman
7. La caja 507 (Box 507) – Enrique Urbizu
8. Ararat – Atom Egoyan
9. Chicago – Rob Marshall
10. 8 femmes (8 Women) – François Ozon
11. Panic Room – David Fincher
12. Ripley’s Game – Liliana Cavani
13. Far From Heaven – Todd Haynes
14. The Hours – Stephen Daldry
15. Solaris – Steven Soderberg
16. Four Feathers – Shekhar Kapur
17. Smoking Room – Julio Wallowits / Roger Gual
18. Men in Black II – Barry Sonnenfeld
19. The Quiet American – Phillip Noyce
20. Ice Age – Chris Wedge
21. Blood Work – Clint Eastwood
22. Murder by Numbers – Barbet Schroeder
23. About Schmidt – Alexander Payne
24. Evelyn – Bruce Beresford
25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Chris Columbus
1. City of God
3. Talk to Her
4. Far from Heaven
5. Dirty Pretty Things
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
7. Gangs of New York
8. Road to Perdition
9. The Hours
10. One Hour Photo
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers / Peter Jackson / New Zealand
2. 25th Hour / Spike Lee / U.S.
3. The Man Without a Past / Aki Kaurismaki / Finland
4. Blissfully Yours / Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Thailand
5. Unknown Pleasures / Jia Zhang-ke / China
6. Distant / Nuri Bilge Ceylan / Turkey
7. The Son / Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne / Belgium
8. Punch-Drunk Love / Paul Thomas Anderson / U.S.
9. Far From Heaven / Todd Haynes / U.S.
10. Minority Report / Steven Spielberg / U.S.
1. Gangs of New York
2. About a Boy
3. The Bourne Identity
4. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
5. Lord of Rings: Two Towers
6. Rules of Attraction
8. The Ring
9. Punch Drunk Love
11. Igby Goes Down
12. One Hour Photo
13. Roger Dodger
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
15. Bowling For Columbine
Gangs of New York is easily my favorite Scorsese movie, and one of my favorites of all time. In a great body of work, it also stands out to me as Daniel Day Lewis's finest performance.
1. Cidade de Deus [City of God] (Fernando Meirelles)
2. The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
4. Road To Perdition (Sam Mendes)
5. 25th Hour (Spike Lee)
6. Equilibrium (Kurt Wimmer)
7. Mou Gaan Dou [Infernal Affairs] (Wai-keung Lau / Alan Mak)
8. Lilja 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson)
9. Hablo Con Ella [Talk To Her] (Pedro Almodóvar)
10. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
Would it kill you guys to vote for some comedies? It's like everyone's an Academy Awards voter...
2 Bubba Ho-Tep
3 Undercover Brother
4 25th Hour
5 Catch Me If You Can
6 The Ring
7 28 Days Later
8 Bourne Identity
9 Jackass The Movie
10 Ali G Indahouse
The one big movie I wanted to see but still haven't is City of God
Not a good year for comedy. I'm with you that comedies don't get their due, and I'll vote for what I like instead of what was the best piece of art, but this year wasn't a great year for comedies.
The only way this won't be my final list is if Netflix finally decides to send me Russian Ark which has been #1 in my queue since the 2002 poll started.
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Hable con Ella (Talk to Her)
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Punch Drunk Love
28 Days Later
Catch Me If You Can
Le Fils (The Son)
The Bourne Identity
-The Pianist is the movie I hoped Schindler's List would be. It shows the Nazis as the sort of cold, systematic evil you read about in books. Whereas in Schindler's List they talk like Colonel Clink and cackle like cartoon villains. The former is far more terrifying.
-My first reaction to Punch Drunk Love: 'Adam Sandler can act?!' (Just like my first reaction to Requiem For A Dream was the same thing about Marlon Wayans.) I love these short simple emotionally driven character study movies.
-Minority Report would be higher if it had the darker ending the story demanded, or at least that approached the philosophical question of pre-crime in a more nuanced way.
Beef Supreme: I think one reason the strong mainstream films don't do as well on these polls is that half the voters are cinephiles, and cinephiles have seen so many movies it makes them bored with genre flicks.
How about this: I'll watch a recommended art house movie I haven't seen... and everyone who hasn't seen Undercover Brother watches that and we'll all adjust our lists accordingly.
The AA voters comment was way too harsh, sorry.
1. Der Felsen - Graf, Dominik
2. The Quiet American - Noyce, Phillip
3. 25th Hour - Lee, Spike
4. Rabbit-Proof Fence - Noyce, Phillip
5. 11'09"01 - Various
6. Ten - Kiarostami, Abbas
7. Halbe Treppe - Dresen, Andreas
8. Le fils - Dardenne, Jean-Luc & Pierre
9. Far from Heaven - Hayes, Todd
10. Japon - Reygadas, Carlos
11. Saenghwalui balgyeon / Turning Gate - Hong Sang-soo
12. Lilja 4-ever - Moodyson, Lukas
13. Cidade de Deus - Mereilles, Fernando
14. Monster's Ball - Forster, Marc
15. Bowling For Coumbine - Moore, Michael
16. Insomnia - Nolan, Christopher
17. Solino - Akin, Fatih
18. Trilogy - Belvaux, Lucas
19. The Man Without a Past - Kaurismäki, Aki
20. Hero - Zhang Yimou
+ Owning Mahoney - Kwietniowski, Richard
Charlie: Monster's Ball is 2001. Because there are multiple release dates for a lot of movies we're using the RYM year.
If you don't send a correction I'll just shift everything you placed beneath it up by one.
I have another friend who I totally trust when it comes to movies- he watches everything good and bad and so I go to him when asking about action and comedy since there is no middle ground with those genres and I don't want to waste my time watching horrible movies. Anyway, the point is that he said Undercover Brother was pretty good. But, I've never taken his advice and watched it since it looks so bad but I will one of these days.
Ken Park (#4 in Romains list) are from 2003
I found 2002 in all the source I look (imdb, wiki...).
If you removed the film of the list, can you tell me ?! Thanks.
The results. Points are Total/Votes/#1 votes.
1. Cidade de Deus (City Of God) 353/9/6
2. Hable Con Ella (Talk To Her) 229/7/1
3. The Pianist 207/7/0
4. Adaptation 198/8/1
5. Far From Heaven 176/8/1
6. Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers 165/5/1
7. 25th Hour 163/7/0
8. The Bourne Identity 94/6/0
9. Minority Report 93/5/1
10. Punch Drunk Love 91/5/0
Le Fils (The Son) 87/6/0
Road To Perdition 86/3/0
The Hours 83/7/0
Lilja 4-ever 81/4/0
City Of God expectedly dominates, then there's a major drop after #7. Almost anything could have probably landed in those final three spots if they'd just gotten one more major fan to vote.
Eight of the ten qualifiers are english language films for this year. Whether this is a trend that will continue or this was just a very good year for American films, I don't know.
2) 8 Mile
3) The Ring
4) Bend It Like Beckham
5) The Pianist
7) The Good Girl
9) Snow Dogs
10) The Guru