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What are your favorite films of the decade?

 
 
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:43 pm
Old Boy
Pans Labyrinth
No country for old men
Mongol
Letters from Iwo Jima
Tae Guk Gi
Blood Diamond
Kill Bill
Devils Rejects
Hard Candy
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:44 pm
@shewolfnm,
I was surprised how much I enjoyed The Devil's Rejects (great soundtrack too!)
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:45 pm
@shewolfnm,
damn, how did i leave old boy and hard candy off my list

gotta go update

Tae Guk Gi (this is in my too watch pile)
shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:49 pm
@djjd62,
move it to the top of the list.
I promise you that you will not regret it
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 01:52 pm
@shewolfnm,
winter is my movie watching time, stuck inside more often than not, will definitely get around to it
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 02:19 pm
I have rated -with scores from 1 to 10- every film I've seen since I was fifteen.
25 films made between 2000-2009 have got a 10.


1. Les invasions barbares (2003) The Barbarian Invasions
2. El hijo de la novia (2001) Son of the Bride
3. Babel (2006)
4. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) Spirited Away
5. Das Leben der Anderen (2006) The Lives of Others
6. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
7. Wo hu cang long (2000) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
8. Amores perros (2000)
9. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
10. Munich (2005)
11. Blow (2001)
12. Monster (2003)
13. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
14. Sin City (2005)
15. Crash (2004/I)
16. Kinsey (2004)
17. Corpse Bride (2005)
18. Thirteen Days (2000)
19. Cinderella Man (2005)
20. Finding Nemo (2003)
21. Ying xiong (2002) Hero
22. Match Point (2005)
23. Gladiator (2000)
24. Real Women Have Curves (2002)
25. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
George
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:09 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

I have rated -with scores from 1 to 10- every film I've seen since I was fifteen.
. . .

yikes.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:16 pm
@George,
George wrote:

fbaezer wrote:

I have rated -with scores from 1 to 10- every film I've seen since I was fifteen.
. . .

yikes.


And the list includes short films, medium length films and films I saw at 13-14 and remembered at 15.
George
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:41 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:

. . . And the list includes short films, medium length films and films I saw at
13-14 and remembered at 15.

How about dates you've been on?
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 03:43 pm
@George,

(no good, unless he includes blow-by-blow accounts of each...)
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 05:52 pm
@George,
Too many to list.
But I am a list maniac.
Making a list is making a canon.
Once upon a time, I had a yearly list of girls with which I arrived at 1st, 2nd, 3rd base and Home. Left it at age 20, when I actually lost track.
I quit my books read list at about age 30.
As for films, I have my top ten for every year, for many nationalities and for every genre.
I have my lists of top novels and short stories by country & language, of top science-fiction novels and short stories.
Enjoyed publishing a list of the top 100 personalities of the XX Century, of top news by decade (national, international, sports, science).
I also have published a picky points historical classification of the best Mexican race walkers and divers.
My list of the top ten Mexican athletes of the year is eagerly awaited by some. On my plans is, for some time soon, a historical classification of Mexican taekwondins.

My analyst said -back in the 80s- that I make so many lists because I want to build some sort of makeshift order, because [my] life usually lacks such order.
Out of our talk about it, came a short essay on Economics and baseball statistics (and fantasy baseball, in 1984), that became a sort of classic in a small academic world. A latter essay -including political polls, besides economics and baseball statistics- was published a couple of years ago.

One of my favorite authors, Umberto Eco, says 'We Like Lists Because We Don't Want to Die':
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,659577,00.html

Oh, and my nick is fbaezer and I am a nerd. Should have admitted that in the first place.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 07:40 pm
Taking the decade as 1999 to 2009 (which conveniently allows a couple of old favourites Wink ) - and in no particular order:

The Lives Of Others (2007)
American Beauty (1999)
Amores Perros (2002)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Lantana (Australian - 2001)
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
Water (Indian - 2008 - Oz release date)
Babel (2006)
Lemon Tree (Israeli - 2007)
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 09:06 pm
@msolga,
Oh, I missed one film I really loved! And have forgotten the name of it, too! Confused Rolling Eyes

I know this would take my list to 11 films, but, you know.... ?

Can anyone name this one? It's Canadian (I think), about an academic (with quite a philandering history) dying in hospital. His friends gather around his bedside & we find out all about him. Some very funny, clever & moving moments. Wonderful film!

I think it fits the "films of the decade" category.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 09:46 pm
@msolga,
Deepa Mehta's Water is heartwrenching movie to watch. Did you know it was the third part of the director's loose thematic trilogy? Fire is the first movie though I haven't seen it. Because of the lesbian theme in the film, many Indian theaters that screened the film were burnt to the ground when the film during the theatrical release.

The second movie is Earth (1998) takes place during the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan where the ensuing violence between the Hindus and Muslims cost them 1million lives in a single year.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 09:57 pm
@tsarstepan,
I love her films, tsar! In fact I've bought the trilogy on DVD. She's a very brave woman whose faced a lot of hostile opposition in her own country. Her life's been in danger as a result of her film-making activities.

I actually saw her (in person! <gasp > Smile ) at the official Melbourne launch of Water. She addressed the gathering & answered our questions.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 10:09 pm
@msolga,
Les invasions barbares (2003)
... aka The Barbarian Invasions (International: English title) (UK) (USA)
Quote:
Plot Summary for
Les invasions barbares (2003)

Having a difficult time accepting the reality of death and feeling regretful of his past, a man dying of cancer tries to find peace in his last moments. His estranged son, ex-wife, ex-lovers and old friends will all come to him to share his last breath.

I haven't seen this film but I think it fits your description at least according to my memory of the film's reviews.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 10:15 pm
@tsarstepan,
That's it, tsar! Very Happy

Thank you. It's been driving me crazy, all afternoon, trying to remember the damn title!

(I think you'd really like it, BTW.)
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 10:17 pm
What amazes me most about this discussion of the decade's best films is - how few of them I've seen. I was surprised when I read these lists. I most likely missed something good.
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 10:19 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, I know, edgar. There are many that've been mentioned here that I haven't seen, either.
Movie tastes are a pretty subjective thing, I guess. The problem is you can't see them all!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 9 Dec, 2009 10:50 pm
@msolga,
Watching movies is my favorite pastime. I voted/rated for over 2000 films since I've been on IMDb.com (a member since 2000). So a conservative estimate ... I seen well over 4000 films in my brief life.

http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=319071
 

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