The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films (Full List)

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Pos2013TitleDirectorYearCountryMins
11In the Mood for LoveWong Kar-wai2000Hong Kong97
22Mulholland Dr.Lynch, David2001France147
33Yi yiYang, Edward2000Taiwan173
44Spirited AwayMiyazaki, Hayao2001Japan124
55Werckmeister HarmoniesTarr, Bela2000Hungary145
66Tree of Life, TheMalick, Terrence2011USA139
77There Will Be BloodAnderson, Paul Thomas2007USA158
89Russian ArkSokurov, Aleksandr2002Russia96
98CacheHaneke, Michael2005France117
1012Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonLee, Ang2000Taiwan120
1110Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindGondry, Michel2004USA108
1211Tropical MaladyWeerasethakul, Apichatpong2004Thailand118
1314Talk to HerAlmodovar, Pedro2002Spain112
1415Punch-Drunk LoveAnderson, Paul Thomas2002USA95
1513Blissfully YoursWeerasethakul, Apichatpong2002Thailand125
1616Death of Mr. Lazarescu, ThePuiu, Cristi2005Romania154
1717PlatformJia Zhangke2000China154
1818WALL-EStanton, Andrew2008USA98
1933Dancer in the Darkvon Trier, Lars2000Denmark140
2025Gleaners & I, TheVarda, Agnes2000France82
2123City of GodMeirelles, Fernando2002Brazil129
2238Lost in TranslationCoppola, Sofia2003USA102
2320Far from HeavenHaynes, Todd2002USA107
2419Dogvillevon Trier, Lars2003Denmark177
2524ZodiacFincher, David2007USA158
2621History of Violence, ACronenberg, David2005USA96
2745Brokeback MountainLee, Ang2005USA134
2828Y tu mama tambienCuaron, Alfonso2001Mexico105
2931No Country for Old MenCoen Brothers2007USA122
3022Hurt Locker, TheBigelow, Kathryn2008USA130
3127A.I. Artificial IntelligenceSpielberg, Steven2001USA145
3237Son, TheDardenne Brothers2002Belgium103
3329Separation, AFarhadi, Asghar2011Iran123
3426Royal Tenenbaums, TheAnderson, Wes2001USA109
3532Melancholiavon Trier, Lars2011Denmark136
3630Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesWeerasethakul, Apichatpong2010Thailand113
3735SidewaysPayne, Alexander2004USA123
3834Social Network, TheFincher, David2010USA120
3936White Ribbon, TheHaneke, Michael2009Germany144
4044Before SunsetLinklater, Richard2004USA80
4140Requiem for a DreamAronofsky, Darren2000USA100
42394 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 DaysMungiu, Cristian2007Romania113
4341MementoNolan, Christopher2000USA113
4459Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, TheJackson, Peter2001New Zealand178
4546Syndromes and a CenturyWeerasethakul, Apichatpong2006Thailand105
4643Colossal YouthCosta, Pedro2006France155
4748Turin Horse, TheTarr, Bela2011Hungary146
4842Million Dollar BabyEastwood, Clint2004USA137
4949Inland EmpireLynch, David2006USA180
5058AmelieJeunet, Jean-Pierre2001France122
5154DistantCeylan, Nuri Bilge2002Turkey110
5247ElephantVan Sant, Gus2003USA81
5350Pan's Labyrinthdel Toro, Guillermo2006Spain120
5469Piano Teacher, TheHaneke, Michael2001Austria130
5566Tie Xi Qu: West of the TracksWang Bing2003China551
5651Songs from the Second FloorAndersson, Roy2000Sweden98
5752Code UnknownHaneke, Michael2000France118
5853In Vanda's RoomCosta, Pedro2000Portugal170
59572046Wong Kar-wai2004Hong Kong129
6060Moulin Rouge!Luhrmann, Baz2001USA126
6155Lives of Others, Thevon Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel2006Germany138
6261Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TheJackson, Peter2003USA201
6356Silent LightReygadas, Carlos2007Mexico136
6463Still LifeJia Zhangke2006China113
6568Goodbye, Dragon InnTsai Ming-liang2003Taiwan82
6664Zero Dark ThirtyBigelow, Kathryn2012USA157
6767Cienaga, LaMartel, Lucrecia2001Argentina103
6862Headless Woman, TheMartel, Lucrecia2008Argentina87
6973Amores perrosInarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez2000Mexico153
7075Donnie DarkoKelly, Richard2001USA112
7165Synecdoche, New YorkKaufman, Charlie2008USA124
7274Inglourious BasterdsTarantino, Quentin2009USA153
73114Finding NemoStanton & Unkrich2003USA100
7470Grizzly ManHerzog, Werner2005USA103
7571Children of MenCuaron, Alfonso2006USA109
7672AdaptationJonze, Spike2002USA114
7777AmourHaneke, Michael2012Austria127
7878TenKiarostami, Abbas2002France92
7980Incredibles, TheBird, Brad2004USA121
8076Departed, TheScorsese, Martin2006USA152
8182Toy Story 3Unkrich, Lee2010USA103
8279Winter's BoneGranik, Debra2010USA100
8381OldboyPark Chan-wook2003South Korea120
8484HeroZhang Yimou2002China99
8588Ghost WorldZwigoff, Terry2001USA111
8691As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of BeautyMekas, Jonas2000USA288
8783World, TheJia Zhangke2004China140
8885Enfant, L'Dardenne Brothers2005Belgium95
8987IrreversibleNoe, Gaspar2002France97
90111Let the Right One InAlfredson, Tomas2008Sweden114
9186Mystic RiverEastwood, Clint2003USA137
9290Atanarjuat: The Fast RunnerKunuk, Zacahrias2000Canada172
9389Black SwanAronofsky, Darren2010USA108
94112Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, TheJackson, Peter2002USA179
9592HungerMcQueen, Steve2008UK96
96104Moonrise KingdomAnderson, Wes2012USA94
9796Master, TheAnderson, Paul Thomas2012USA144
98113UpDocter, Pete2009USA96
9999Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of KazakhstanCharles, Larry2006USA84
10093Serious Man, ACoen Brothers2009USA105
10197New World, TheMalick, Terrence2005USA135
10298United 93Greengrass, Paul2006USA110
103100Head-OnAkin, Fatih2004Germany121
104120American SplendorPulcini & Berman2003USA101
10595Letters from Iwo JimaEastwood, Clint2006USA140
106102HugoScorsese, Martin2011USA126
10794Host, TheBong Joon-ho2006South Korea119
108105Queen, TheFrears, Stephen2006UK103
109103Squid and the Whale, TheBaumbach, Noah2005USA80
110106You Can Count on MeLonergan, Kenneth2000USA110
111107Intruder, TheDenis, Claire2004France130
112101Circle, ThePanahi, Jafar2000Iran90
113108Pianist, ThePolanski, Roman2002France148
114---Inside Llewyn DavisCoen Brothers2013USA104
115135Man Without a Past, TheKaurismaki, Aki2002Finland97
116109Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaCeylan, Nuri Bilge2011Turkey150
117118Flight of the Red BalloonHou Hsiao-hsien2007France115
11811935 Shots of RumDenis, Claire2008France101
119115Waiting for HappinessSissako, Abderrahmane2002France95
120127Holy Girl, TheMartel, Lucrecia2004Argentina106
121124Kids Are All Right, TheCholodenko, Lisa2010USA106
122117Summer HoursAssayas, Olivier2008France103
123110Commune (Paris, 1871), LaWatkins, Peter2000France345
124116MoolaadeSembene, Ousmane2004Senegal120
125122AvatarCameron, James2009USA161
126159GladiatorScott, Ridley2000USA154
127123Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, TheDominik, Andrew2007USA160
128121Capturing the FriedmansJarecki, Andrew2003USA107
129136Millennium MamboHou Hsiao-hsien2001Taiwan119
130125Kings & QueenDesplechin, Arnaud2004France152
131130George WashingtonGreen, David Gordon2000USA89
132131Fantastic Mr. FoxAnderson, Wes2009USA87
133126Wendy and LucyReichardt, Kelly2008USA80
134128Time OutCantet, Laurent2001France134
135132Artist, TheHazanavicius, Michel2011France100
136129In the City of SylviaGuerin, Jose Luis2007Spain84
137140Christmas Tale, ADesplechin, Arnaud2008France153
138133Man on WireMarsh, James2008UK94
139157Waltz with BashirFolman, Ari2008Israel90
140---12 Years a SlaveMcQueen, Steve2013USA134
141138House of Flying DaggersZhang Yimou2004China111
142134I'm Not ThereHaynes, Todd2007USA135
143149In Praise of LoveGodard, Jean-Luc2001France97
144162Cafe LumiereHou Hsiao-hsien2003Japan108
145139Regular LoversGarrel, Philippe2005France183
146155About SchmidtPayne, Alexander2002USA125
147137My WinnipegMaddin, Guy2007Canada80
148144VolverAlmodovar, Pedro2006Spain121
149---HerJonze, Spike2013USA126
150141Beasts of the Southern WildZeitlin, Benh2012USA93
151153Holy MotorsCarax, Leos2012France115
152148Sexy BeastGlazer, Jonathan2000UK88
153151To Be and to HavePhilibert, Nicolas2002France104
154143House of Mirth, TheDavies, Terence2000UK140
155142Waking LifeLinklater, Richard2001USA100
156150Certified CopyKiarostami, Abbas2010France106
157192Dark Knight, TheNolan, Christopher2008USA152
158145Almost FamousCrowe, Cameron2000USA122
159146Prophet, AAudiard, Jacques2009France155
160154Unknown PleasuresJia Zhangke2002China112
161147Kill Bill Vol. 1Tarantino, Quentin2003USA111
162152In the BedroomField, Todd2001USA130
163190InceptionNolan, Christopher2010USA148
164156SarabandBergman, Ingmar2003Sweden120
165163LincolnSpielberg, Steven2012USA150
166171What Time is it There?Tsai Ming-liang2001Taiwan116
16715824 Hour Party PeopleWinterbottom, Michael2001UK115
168176MunichSpielberg, Steven2005USA160
169164ArgoAffleck, Ben2012USA120
170161Gosford ParkAltman, Robert2001UK137
171160Divine InterventionSuleiman, Elia2002France93
172169Vera DrakeLeigh, Mike2004UK125
173168ShrekAdamson & Jenson2001USA90
174165Paranoid ParkVan Sant, Gus2007France85
175166TrafficSoderbergh, Steven2000USA147
176204Return, TheZvyagintsev, Andrey2003Russia110
177178Nostalgia for the LightGuzman, Patricio2010France90
178167Shaun of the DeadWright, Edgar2004UK99
179170King's Speech, TheHooper, Tom2010UK118
180177Fog of War, TheMorris, Errol2003USA107
181173Diving Bell and the Butterfly, TheSchnabel, Julian2007France112
182210Memories of MurderBong Joon-ho2003South Korea130
183---Act of Killing, TheOppenheimer, Joshua2012Denmark115
184180Aviator, TheScorsese, Martin2004USA170
185175Two LoversGray, James2008USA110
186182CarlosAssayas, Olivier2010France334
187174Sun, TheSokurov, Aleksandr2005Russia115
188185Descendants, ThePayne, Alexander2011USA115
189172Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...and SpringKim Ki-duk2003South Korea102
190189PersepolisParonnaud & Satrapi2007France96
191187Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldWeir, Peter2003USA138
192183Hours, TheDaldry, Stephen2002USA114
193218Triplets of Belleville, TheChomet, Sylvain2003France80
194179White MaterialDenis, Claire2009France100
195184Ghost Writer, ThePolanski, Roman2010France128
196181Erin BrockovichSoderbergh, Steven2000USA130
197194Morvern CallarRamsay, Lynne2002UK97
198188TogetherMoodysson, Lukas2000Sweden106
199186Good Night, and Good LuckClooney, George2005USA93
200202GerryVan Sant, Gus2002USA102
201---Before MidnightLinklater, Richard2013USA109
202191Mysteries of LisbonRuiz, Raul2010Portugal272
203195Bad EducationAlmodovar, Pedro2004Spain105
204213Three TimesHou Hsiao-hsien2005France135
205196Notre musiqueGodard, Jean-Luc2004France80
206193Best of Youth, TheGiordana, Marco Tullio2003Italy373
207197Police, AdjectivePorumboiu, Corneliu2009Romania115
208199Black BookVerhoeven, Paul2006Netherlands145
209198Little Miss SunshineDayton & Faris2006USA102
210220DriveRefn, Nicolas Winding2011USA100
211206Half NelsonFleck, Ryan2006USA107
212200Happy-Go-LuckyLeigh, Mike2008UK118
213---Battle in HeavenReygadas, Carlos2005Mexico97
214211Havre, LeKaurismaki, Aki2011Finland93
215208Wrestler, TheAronofsky, Darren2008USA109
216201Minority ReportSpielberg, Steven2002USA144
21720325th HourLee, Spike2002USA134
218215Infernal AffairsLau & Mak2002Hong Kong100
219205Bowling for ColumbineMoore, Michael2002USA120
220212OasisLee Chang-dong2002South Korea133
221223OnceCarney, John2007Ireland87
222207Kill Bill Vol. 2Tarantino, Quentin2004USA136
223214OffsidePanahi, Jafar2006Iran91
224---GravityCuaron, Alfonso2013USA91
225245Libertad, LaAlonso, Lisandro2001Argentina73
226234Fahrenheit 9/11Moore, Michael2004USA122
227216Crimson GoldPanahi, Jafar2003Iran96
228243Fat GirlBreillat, Catherine2001France86
229209Monsoon WeddingNair, Mira2001India114
230---Los Angeles Plays ItselfAndersen, Thom2003USA169
231217Evolution of a Filipino FamilyDiaz, Lav2004Philippines540
232236Silver Linings PlaybookRussell, David O.2012USA122
233219CapoteMiller, Bennett2005USA98
234226Take ShelterNichols, Jeff2011USA120
235237Django UnchainedTarantino, Quentin2012USA165
236246PulseKurosawa, Kiyoshi2001Japan119
237235TarnationCaouette, Jonathan2003USA88
238247SpellboundBlitz, Jeffrey2002USA96
239239BamakoSissako, Abderrahmane2006Mali117
240221Devil's Backbone, Thedel Toro, Guillermo2001Spain107
241231MargaretLonergan, Kenneth2011USA150
242232Another YearLeigh, Mike2010UK130
243224DogtoothLanthimos, Giorgos2009Greece97
244225MoneyballMiller, Bennett2011USA133
245---Frances HaBaumbach, Noah2012USA86
246222ZoolanderStiller, Ben2001USA89
247227Gangs of New YorkScorsese, Martin2002USA166
248228I'm Going Homede Oliveira, Manoel2001France90
249242Eastern PromisesCronenberg, David2007USA101
250230This is Not a FilmPanahi & Mirtahmasb2011Iran75