The only real list to pay attention to when it comes to best 100 films ever, is the American Film Institutes (AFI) list. AFI goes ever further to break down the best movies by genre. They have a list for westerns, comedies, musicals, horror, animation and more.
This new list I found lists the greatest movies made so far in the 21st century. It’s hard to argue the list when the majority of movies being made are remakes and superhero films. And I’m sorry, but I will never list a superhero film as one of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen. Except for any Batman film, of course. Wouldn’t you? We can however break it down into a sub category and have a lot of fun. However, for the sake of this blog post not being a million words long, we’ll stick with the new list. It was put together by film critics from all over the world, both men and women. You’ll note that a lot are foreign. The majority of movies on the list are in English.
Take a look at the list and you be the judge. Better yet, let me know if there’s a film that you believe should have made the list. Take a look below for a the first 25.
Here are the top 100 films of the 21st century, according to the experts:
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)
For the rest of the list, click here.