#12: Children of Men – Top 25 Films of the Decade


Children of Men (2006)

Starring: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Pam Ferris, Danny Huston

Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
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Top 25 Films of the Decade – The Full List

It’s now 2011, and the ridiculousness of me still counting down the best of the previous decade is not lost on me. I began this list back in May of 2010, and while I expected it to take me awhile to complete, I didn’t expect to take me this long. I have 12 entries left to write-up, but at my current pace, I probably wouldn’t finish until 2012 (which, of course, is when the world will end).

So while it pains me to admit defeat, I’m going to go ahead and post the rest of my list, presented without comment. Annoyingly, this means I spent my time writing up the bottom of the list, leaving my favourite films uncommented on. But on the off-chance there are any followers of this blog that are still interested in how this list shapes up, I felt I had to go ahead and end the suspense. However, I still have some intention to write-up the final 12 at some point, but now I won’t be tied down to the order. So if I’m feeling particularly inspired to write-up any of the remaining 12, maybe I’ll just go ahead and do so even if it’s not the next one up. Or, if there’s one that you think demands explanation, leave a comment and perhaps I’ll answer it in full post form.

Either way, now that it’s all posted, I’d love to read your feedback. What’s missing? Which inclusion do you find most surprising? Where did I get the order wrong? What was your top film of the decade?
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#14: Pan’s Labyrinth – Top 25 Films of the Decade


Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ariadna Gil, Doug Jones, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor, César Vea

Directed By: Guillermo del Toro
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#17: Brokeback Mountain – Top 25 Films of the Decade


Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Kate Mara

Directed By: Ang Lee
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#18: The Bourne Ultimatum – Top 25 Films of the Decade


The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Starring: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Scott Glenn, Paddy Considine, Édgar Ramírez, Albert Finney

Directed By: Paul Greengrass
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#19: Ocean’s Eleven – Top 25 Films of the Decade


Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Edward Jemison, Bernie Mac, Shaobo Qin

Directed By: Steven Soderbergh
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#21: The Bourne Identity – Top 25 Films of the Decade


The Bourne Identity (2002)

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Julia Stiles, Gabriel Mann

Directed By: Doug Liman
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#22: The Bourne Supremacy – Top 25 Films of the Decade


The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles, Karl Urban, Gabriel Mann, Joan Allen, Marton Csokas

Directed By: Paul Greengrass
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#24: The Hurt Locker – Top 25 Films of the Decade


The Hurt Locker (2009)

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo

Directed By: Kathryn Bigelow
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Top 25 Films of the Decade: An Introduction


I’ve listed the decade’s best albums and best TV shows, so if you think I’m about to let a little thing like being the middle of May 2010 stop me from listing the best movies of the decade, you clearly haven’t been paying attention. The list is late for the same reasons all my lists have been late: new baby, busy at work, blah, blah, blah. But additionally, when I decided to do this list, I put together a list of candidates, and then re-watched all of them. So that took some time on its own. It was also what made the process of putting together this list fun. Probably more fun than any of the others, because who wouldn’t have fun reliving their favourite things?
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