Saturday, February 17, 2007

Top ten films objective by year 01-98

1. A Beautiful Mind, Ron Howard
2. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson
3. In the Bedroom, Todd Fields
4. Godsford Park, Rob Altman
5. Moulan Rouge, Baz Luhrman
6. Black Hawk Down, Ridley Scott
7. Mullholland Drive, David Lynch
8. Momento, Christopher Nolan
9. Amilie, Jean Pierre-Juenet
10. Royal Tannenbaums, Wes Anderson
(Man Who Wasn’t There, Joel and Ethan Coen, Ocean’s 11, Steve Sodebergh)

1. Gladiator, Ridley Scott
2. Traffic, Steve Sodebergh
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee
4. Erin Brockovitch, Steve Sodebergh
5. Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe
6. Chocolat, Lasse Holstrom
7. The Contender, Rod Lurie
8. You Can Count on Me, Kenneth Longerean
9. Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Joel and Ethan Coen
10. Cast Away, Rob Zemenicks
(Wonderboys, 13 Days, Requiem for a Dream, Billy Elliott)

1. American Beauty, Sam Mendes
2. The Insider, Michael Mann
3. Cider House Rules, Lasse Holstrom
4. Sixth Sense, M. Night Shaylaman
5. Green Mile, Frank Dabranot
6. Talented Mr. Ripley, Anthony Minghellia
7. Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson
8. Being John Malkovitch, Spike Jonze
9. The Matrix, Andy and Russell Watchowski
10. End of the Affair, Niel Jordan
(Blair Witch Project, Fight Club, Toy Story 2, October Sky, The Straight Story)

Four other lists. I go about as far back as 1998. Beyond that, I'm not really knowledgable about how films were received.

1. Saving Private Ryan, Stephen Spielberg
2. Shakespeare in Love, John Madden
3. Life is Beautiful, Robert Begnini
4. Elizabeth, Shekhar Kapur
5. The Thin Red Line, Terrence Malick
6. The Truman Show, Peter Weir
7. A Simple Plan, Sam Raimi
8. Affliction, Paul Schrader
9. Bullworth, Warren Beatty
10. A Civil Action, Steve Zillian
(Rushmore, Gods and Monsters, Central Station, Pleasantvillle)

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