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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

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The top 100 films of the 21st century - How many have you seen?

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,594 mod
edited August 14 in Films, TV and Theatre
You know that when critics vote on the top 100 films, it's unlikely to include many blockbusters. ;)

How many of them have you seen?

100. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016)
100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
100. Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
99. The Gleaners and I (Agnès Varda, 2000)
98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
97. White Material (Claire Denis, 2009)
96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
92. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Andrew Dominik, 2007)
91. The Secret in Their Eyes (Juan José Campanella, 2009)
90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
89. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008)
88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
86. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes, 2002)
85. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard, 2009)
84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
82. A Serious Man (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2009)
81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003)
79. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe, 2000)
78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
77. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
76. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
74. Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
72. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
71. Tabu (Miguel Gomes, 2012)
70. Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
65. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013)
63. The Turin Horse (Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky, 2011)
62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
60. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2006)
59. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005)
58. Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembène, 2004)
57. Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow, 2012)
56. Werckmeister Harmonies (Béla Tarr, director; Ágnes Hranitzky, co-director, 2000)
55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
54. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011)
53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
52. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
49. Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014)
48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
46. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami, 2010)
45. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013)
44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
42. Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
41. Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
37. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010)
36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
34. Son of Saul (László Nemes, 2015)
33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
31. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan, 2011)
30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003)
29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
26. 25th Hour (Spike Lee, 2002)
25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
24. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
23. Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005)
22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
20. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
17. Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro, 2006)
16. Holy Motors (Leos Carax, 2012)
15. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007)
14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160819-the-21st-centurys-100-greatest-films
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  • ElshaimaaElshaimaa Posts: 131 ✭✭✭
    i saw 8 films

    inception
    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
    wall-e
    the social network
    the dark night
    inside out
    finding nemo
    ratatouille
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    I've seen about half; I need to check the other half out!

    The Dark Knight was a blockbuster wasn't it? Perhaps the only one on the list though @Lynne.
  • ElshaimaaElshaimaa Posts: 131 ✭✭✭
    edited August 14
    yes this is the only one in the list
    i saw all of them and this one is the best because (( The Joker ))
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,767 mod
    I have only seen three on the list. I'm not a big film-watcher, but it's quite astonishing that I haven't even heard of most of them at all!
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭
    The only one I watched is Spirited Away. It's a little surprise that it has made the 4th. I think the Western critics tend to be in favor of movies from other culture like Asia, due to their exoticism.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    edited August 16
    I might have missed a few but I have seen these. The ones in bold I liked particularly.


    100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
    93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
    90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
    87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
    84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
    78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) - a bit too realistic for my liking.
    68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
    67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
    62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
    61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
    53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
    51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
    50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
    48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
    47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
    44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
    40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
    38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
    36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
    35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
    33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
    28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
    27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
    22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
    21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
    14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) (I hated this one)
    13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
    10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
    6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
    1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)


  • nomad81nomad81 Posts: 512 ✭✭✭
    I saw:

    100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    96. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, 2003)
    90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
    83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)
    78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
    73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
    55. Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2013)
    53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
    43. Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)
    40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
    38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
    33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
    28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
    25. ​Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
    22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
    21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
    18. The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009)
    14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012)
    12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
    1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
  • LorenzoCVLorenzoCV Posts: 1
    Hello everybody,
    I seen 11 films (only 10 percent about). It is like to see that Spirit Away is on the 4th position of the rank, great. I love animation, more than natural movies with real actor, and Ghibli studios always make masterpiece for our eyes and heart.

    I am Italian, and I see that in the ranking only "the great beauty" by Sorrentino is listed. To all want to see something more about italian movies I suggest very strong to see "The postman" with one of the Italian most impressive actor ever, Massimo Troisi. If some one have seen it already please let me know what are your impression.
    Thank you,
    Bye.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    I don't think you mean this The Postman @LorenzoCV - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Postman_(film)

    I am trying to remember what Italian films I've seen but it is not so many as they usually don't get shown much outside Italy. I saw a very good one about children in southern Italy where a little boy is kidnapped and kept captive in a pit but eventually rescued by children who discover he is being kept hostage. I can't remember it's title but I think it must have won awards as it was showing in London.
  • MinkaMinka Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Well I've seen some of those you listed. And I am always looking for some good movie so any list is welcomed. And @LorenzoCV thank you for your suggestion for Italian movie, if you have some more on your mind please write.

    And I am very suprised again and again when I see that Mullholand Drive is on the first place. I've seen some of David Lynch's movies and I like them, but I really don't understand Mullholand Drive - what is it about? So if there is someone to enlighten me I'll be grateful to him/her.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    @Minka your question prompted me check Mulholland Drive out, as I was sure I had seen it. But looking at the synopsis, I don't remember the story. It seems to have been well acclaimed. I might have to watch it again.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulholland_Drive_(film)

  • rdrzazgowskirdrzazgowski Posts: 12 ✭✭
    i watched about 15 films from this list.
    For me, best films:
    1. Requiem for a dream
    2. Mulholland Drive
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,767 mod
    mheredge said:

    I might have missed a few but I have seen these. The ones in bold I liked particularly.


    100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    98. Ten (Abbas Kiarostami, 2002)
    93. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)
    90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    88. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy, 2015)
    87. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)
    84. Her (Spike Jonze, 2013)
    78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) - a bit too realistic for my liking.
    68. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson, 2001)
    67. The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow, 2008)
    62. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
    61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
    53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
    51. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)
    50. The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2015)
    48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
    47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
    44. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen, 2013)
    40. Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee, 2005)
    38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
    36. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2014)
    35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
    33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
    28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
    27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
    22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
    21. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)
    14. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) (I hated this one)
    13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
    10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
    6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
    1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)


    Wow, you have seen a lot of them from the list. Far more than me! I think I need to educate myself a little more about films, and start watching some of the ones that I've missed out on so far!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    Ratatouille is particularly funny @GemmaRowlands. I'm not a big fan of cartoons, but this one is a gem (rat chef in Paris).
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,767 mod
    mheredge said:

    Ratatouille is particularly funny @GemmaRowlands. I'm not a big fan of cartoons, but this one is a gem (rat chef in Paris).

    Yes, that's one of the few on the list I've actually seen. I don't have the best attention span, so I like watching cartoon films because they're often easier to follow, even if you look away from the screen a few times.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    @GemmaRowlands that's probably why I find Bond movies so hard to follow because there's so much happening, if you blink then you can miss an important point. It was easier when they vaguely followed Ian Fleming's novels as I have read them all, but now it's hopeless.
  • mailanmailan Posts: 16 ✭✭
    I haven't watch a lot of these but two if my favorite films are Finding Nemo and Inside Out. They have very clear pronunciation and very meaningful
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    What is Inside Out about @mailan? I have heard of it but I'm not sure if I've seen it.
  • mailanmailan Posts: 16 ✭✭
    It's a cartoon, it's about kinds of emotions that live inside our brain and also the memory about childhood , once a memorial ball falls into the forgotten valey, almost everything collapses including family emotion,... I don't remember much. But happy emotion brings the ball back, then everything is fine !
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 5,767 mod
    mailan said:

    I haven't watch a lot of these but two if my favorite films are Finding Nemo and Inside Out. They have very clear pronunciation and very meaningful

    I like Finding Nemo. I enjoy a lot of children's films. Lots of people like to joke that I am still a child, even though I am 26, but I still enjoy the films regardless!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    Hehe, sometimes it is good not to grow up. I'm still a kid too @GemmaRowlands but I'm old enough to be your mum!
  • RaraAvisRaraAvis Posts: 98 ✭✭
    I’ve seen only 6 from the list:
    90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    53 Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
    41 Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)
    33 The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    29. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
    4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
    Spirited Away is my favourite.
  • AndrewSotnikovAndrewSotnikov Posts: 55 ✭✭
    100. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
    90. The Pianist (Roman Polanski, 2002)
    78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
    80. The Return (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003) - in my opinion it is better film by Zvyagintsev
    47. Leviathan (Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2014)
    33. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
    30. Oldboy (Park Chan-wook, 2003) - I was very excited after watching . In some moments it's difficult to see but movie worth it. In conclusion, I have chosen this movie like my favorite of this list.
    27. The Social Network (David Fincher, 2010)
    22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
    19. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015)
  • nomad81nomad81 Posts: 512 ✭✭✭
    "Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch was the strangest film which I watched.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,171 mod
    I watched Dunkirk and Allies on November 11. They are both excellent films about the Second World War. Dunkirk seems more like a documentary but Allies had a very good plot and kept you guessing right to the end.
  • AmieAmie Posts: 6
    i saw film Finding Nemo, just it in 100 film in your list.It is the most significant, moving movie i have ever seen
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