Top 50 Films of the 00s — Halfway Point

50 00s first half

Halfway through seems like a good time for a recap. Here’s what we’ve covered thus far:

50. Triviatown (Patrick Cady and Brit McAdams, 2006)
49. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
48. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)
47. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
46. The Savages (Tamara Jenkins, 2007)
45. Vera Drake (Mike Leigh, 2004)
44. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie, 2007)
43. The Brothers Bloom (Rian Johnson, 2009)
42. Trouble the Water (Carl Deal and Tia Lessin, 2008)
41. Spider-Man 2 (Sam Raimi, 2004)
40. In the Bedroom (Todd Field, 2001)
39. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
38. Gangs of New York (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
37. Ratatouille (Brad Bird with Jan Pinkava, 2007)
36. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro, 2006)
35. Brick (Rian Johnson, 2006)
34. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, 2003)
33. Bad Education (Pedro Almodovar, 2004)
32. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
31. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
30. The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006)
29. The Aviator (Martin Scorsese, 2004)
28. Match Point (Woody Allen, 2005)
27. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
26. City of God (Fernando Meirelles with Katia Lund, 2002)

My plans to finish this countdown by the end of the year has slipped behind scheduled somewhat, so I’m going to need to pick up the pace a bit. I guess that means number twenty-five tomorrow.

(Posted simultaneously at “Jelly-Town!”)

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