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Chlotrudis Top 100 Films

Here is the full list for The Chlotrudis Society’s Top 100 Films of the Decade(ish):

1. In the Mood for Love*
2. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
3. The Lives of Others*
4. Caché
5. Let the Right One In
6. There Will Be Blood
7. No Country for Old Men
8. The Piano Teacher
9. Donnie Darko*
10. The Royal Tenenbaums
11. Talk to Her*
12. Brokeback Mountain
13. Pan’s Labyrinth
14. Y Tu Mamá Tambien*
15. Memento*
16. Far from Heaven*
17. My Winnipeg
18. Away From Her*
19. Capote
20. The Social Network (haven’t seen yet)
21. Me and You and Everyone We Know*
22. Grizzly Man
23. The Station Agent*
24. Hedwig and the Angry Inch*
25. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*
26. Juno
27. Amélie*
28. Mulholland Dr.
29. Once
30. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (Ick)
31. Precious*
32. The Hurt Locker*
33. Duck Season
34. A Single Man*
35. Best In Show*
36. Dogville*
37. Infernal Affairs
38. Man on Wire (haven’t seen yet)
39. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
40. 49 Up*
41. Winter’s Bone*
42. Protagonist
43. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (haven’t seen yet)
44. Mother
45. Brick
46. 3-Iron
47. Gosford Park*
48. City of God
49. Last Life in the Universe
50. The Pianist*
51. Bad Education*
52. Jack Goes Boating
53. Hero*
54. Tarnation*
55. Synecdoche, New York
56. Still Walking
57. What Time Is It There?
58. White Ribbon
59. Lost in Translation
60. In Bruges
61. In the Bedroom
62. Monkey Warfare (haven’t seen yet)
63. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (does this really belong on an independent film society list?)
64. Bowling for Columbine*
65. Lilja 4-Ever
66. Spirited Away
67. Half Nelson*
68. Punch Drunk Love
69. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (haven’t seen yet)
70. Italian for Beginners
71. Sping, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (Ick)
72. Marion Bridge
73. Linda Linda Linda
74. Yi Yi
75. Moulin Rouge!*
76. The Proposition
77. Jellyfish (haven’t seen yet)
78. Sideways (Ick)
79. Beau Travail (Ick)
80. American Splendor
81. Dancer in the Dark*
82. O Brother Where Art Thou
83. Ghost World
84. Hunger*
85. Audition
86. O’Horten
87. The Edukators*
88. I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone
89. Undertow (haven’t seen yet)
90. 35 Shots of Rum
91. The Departed
92. The Return
93. WALL-E
94. 25th Hour*
95. The Saddest Music in the World
96. Before Sunset
97. The Beaches of Agnès
98. Milk*
99. The Queen*
100. Shortbus*
Uncle Barb Says:
January 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

21 Great Big Icks and comments

Many of these films are good examples of audience and critics being captured by a film’s pretensions rather than substance. Below are the 21 Great Big Icks and then comments on the lesser films present on the list:

4. Caché
5. Let the Right One In
6. There Will Be Blood
7. No Country for Old Men
8. The Piano Teacher
28. Mulholland Dr.
29. Once
30. Kill Bill
39. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
42. Protagonist
46. 3-Iron
59. Lost in Translation
71. Sping, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
76. The Proposition
78. Sideways (Ick)
79. Beau Travail (Ick)
80. American Splendor
85. Audition
91. The Departed
92. The Return
96. Before Sunset

Who has seen My Winnepeg? It has languished in the saved section of my Netflix cart for a year.

Juno really? It was okay.

Once, how boring was that?

Marion Bridge was okay, but film of the decade? no.

Although not included on my list, IN THE MOOD is on the top of any decades list for me.

Here is a list of 21 films to replace the icks:
Walk on Water
The Circle
Ararat
V for Vendetta
Crash
Kinsey
Sunshine State
I Heart Huckabees
Children of Men
YES
The Edge of Heaven
Born in ’68
L.I.E.
Breakfast on Pluto
Kandahar
Persepolis
Silent Waters
Intimate Stories
Goddess of 1967
Man on the Train
XXY

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