From the Film Institute list (http://www.filmlinc.com/fcm/jf10/best00s.htm)

  1. Donnie Darko Richard Kelly, U.S., 2001
  2. Wendy and Lucy Kelly Reichardt, U.S., 2008
  3. Last Days Gus Van Sant, U.S., 2005
  4. There Will Be Blood P.T. Anderson, U.S., 2007
  5. A History of Violence David Cronenberg, U.S./Canada, 2005
  6. The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson, U.S., 2001
  7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry, U.S., 2004
  8. No Country for Old Men Joel & Ethan Coen, U.S., 2007
  9. The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow, U.S., 2009
  10. Y tu mamá también Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, 2001
  11. Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee, U.S., 2005
  12. Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón, Japan/U.K./U.S., 2006
  13. 25th Hour Spike Lee, U.S. 2002
  14. Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola, U.S./Japan, 2003
  15. Punch-Drunk Love P.T. Anderson, U.S., 2002
  16. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) (didn't love it)

My Own Picks (not ordered yet)

  1. Hunger Steve McQueen, U.K.
  2. Memento (2000)
  3. The Pianist (2002)
  4. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
  5. District 9 (2009)
  6. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
  7. Snatch. (2000)
  8. Star Trek (2009)
  9. The Bourne Identity (2002)
  10. Big Fish (2003)
  11. Mystic River (2003)
  12. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
  13. Casino Royale (2006)
  14. Wedding Crashers (2005)
  15. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  16. Juno (2007)
  17. The Aviator (2004)
  18. Minority Report (2002)
  19. Collateral (2004)
  20. Almost Famous (2000)
  21. Frida (2002)
  22. Taking Woodstock (2009)
  23. Milk (2008/I)
  24. Into the Wild (2007)
  25. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
  26. State of Play (2009)
  27. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  28. The Prestige (2006)
  29. Rescue Dawn (2006)
  30. The New World (2005)
  31. Laurel Canyon (2002)
  32. El maquinista aka The Machinist (2004)
  33. Training Day (2001)
  34. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
  35. Igby Goes Down (2002)
  36. The Hunting Party (2007)
  37. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
  38. The Laramie Project (2002)
  39. Dark Matter (2007/I)
  40. Michael Clayton (2007)
  41. Broken Flowers (2005)
  42. Thumbsucker (2005)
  43. Vanilla Sky (2001)
  44. The Beach (2000/I)
  45. Burn After Reading (2008)
  46. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  47. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
  48. Snatch. (2000)
  49. The Last King of Scotland (2006)
  50. A Cock and Bull Story (2005)
  51. Breach (2007)
  52. The Savages (2007)
  53. Kinsey (2004)
  54. Mystic River (2003)
  55. The Woodsman (2004)
  56. Death.At.A.Funeral
  57. Blindness[2008]
  58. Nothing Is Private (2007) aka Towelhead
  59. The.Combination.2009
  60. The Reader (2008)
  61. Finding Neverland (2004)
  62. Quills (2000)
  63. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
  64. The Good Thief (2002/I)
  65. Children of Men (2006)
  66. About a Boy (2002)
  67. A History of Violence (2005)
  68. The Cooler (2003)
  69. Auto Focus (2002)
  70. Duets (2000)
  71. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  72. Syriana (2005)
  73. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
  74. The Jacket (2005)
  75. Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
  76. Big Fish (2003)
  77. Invincible (2001)
  78. Margot at the Wedding (2007)
  79. The Others (2001)
  80. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
  81. Almost Famous (2000)
  82. Factory Girl (2006)
  83. The Proposition (2005)
  84. Memento (2000)
  85. Eastern Promises (2007)
  86. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  87. Monster (2003)
  88. Zombieland (2009)
  89. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
  90. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
  91. Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)
  92. Casino Royale (2006)
  93. Layer Cake (2004)
  94. Ripley's Game (2002)
  95. Sexy Beast (2000)
  96. The Damned United (2009)
  97. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
  98. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  99. Choke (2008)
  100. Heist (2001/I)
  101. Gosford Park (2001)
  102. Intermission (2003)
  103. Sunshine (2007)
  104. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
  105. 28 Days Later... (2002)
  106. The Aviator (2004)
  107. Gangs of New York (2002)
  108. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
  109. Persepolis (2007)
  110. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
  111. Before Night Falls (2000)
  112. Mystic River (2003)
  113. Collateral (2004)
  114. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
  115. The Matador (2005)
  116. City of God (2002)
  117. Ghost World (2001)
  118. Dirty Pretty Things (2003)
  119. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)
  120. The Visitor (2008)
  121. Inside Man (2006)
  122. Bloody Sunday (2002)
  123. Secretary (2002)
  124. Code 46 (2003)
  125. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
  126. Once (2006)
  127. Away from Her (2006)
  128. Sugar (2004/I)
  129. Gomorra (2008)
  130. Control (2007)
  131. Morvern Callar (2002)
  132. Red Road (2006)
  133. Gangster No. 1
  134. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
  135. Blow (2001)
  136. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  137. Candy (2006)
  138. Waking Life (2001)
  139. The School of Rock (2003)
  140. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)
  141. American Splendor (2003)
  142. Elephant (2003)
  143. Last Days (2005)
  144. Swimming Pool (2003)
  145. Thirteen (2003)
  146. Wonderland (2003)
  147. Danny Deckchair (2003)
  148. Jersey Girl (2004)
  149. Fanboys (2008)
  150. Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
    aka "The Motorcycle Diaries"
  151. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
  152. Hustle & Flow (2005)
  153. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
  154. The War Within (2005)
  155. Half Nelson (2006)
  156. Monkey Warfare (2006)
  157. Shortbus (2006)
  158. This Is England (2006)
  159. Borat

Films I saw and Probably "Should Have" Liked but Didn't


Films I haven't seen yet but am sure I will probably like
Fast Food Nation (2006)

Actors who made some really many good choices this decade
Tilda Swinton
Christian Bale
Emille Hirsch
George Clooney


Actors who suprisingly didn't do anything that great this decade
Donald Sutherland
Ewan Macgregor
Uma Thurman