Every month, our contributors submit lists of ten films fitting certain topics. Each month, we feature an alphabetical list of films along with commentary explaining our selections. There will also be an itemized list at the end of each of our individual selections.
Unlike the 1990s where there was a surprising amount of agreement, the 2000s sees a surprising amount of disagreement. Outside of seven films, no film was duplicated on any given list. Those seven films were only common across two lists: Brokeback Mountain, Children of Men, Far from Heaven, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (a single reference in one list and part of the trilogy in the other), Mulholland Dr, Spirited Away, and There Will Be Blood. Further, only one director managed to earn two spots on the list: Quentin Tarantino who landed his Kill Bill films alongside Inglourious Basterds.
After the break, dig into our setups and follow that by reading about each film.