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NYT: The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far

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1. There Will Be Blood

2. Spirited Away

3. Million Dollar Baby

4. A Touch of Sin

5. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

6. Yi Yi

7. Inside Out

8. Boyhood

9. Summer Hours

10. The Hurt Locker

11. Inside Llewyn Davis

12. Timbuktu

13. In Jackson Heights

14. L'Enfant

15. White Material

16. Munich

17. Three Times

18. The Gleaners and I

19. Mad Max: Fury Road

20. Moonlight

21. Wendy and Lucy

22. I'm Not There

23. Silent Light

24. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

25. The 40 Year Old Virgin


ive not heard of a few of these, but love # 2 at least...#24 would be way higher on my list but there's so many of these i've not seen


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I've seen 10 of these. What a bizarre list. Based on what I have seen, I'm not sure I'd wanna check out their recommendations for ones I haven't. Moonlight and Eternal Sunshine are standouts, though.


40 y/o virgin tho? We've had some amazing comedies in recent years and that wasn't one of them.

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Million Dollar Baby is maybe one of the most blatant prestige grabs I've ever seen, you can actually see the mechanism where Eastwood picked a story with a bummer ending and reverse engineered it into an inspirational story just to wring the emotions out of the ending.


Yeah, off the top of my head I'd trade that and 40 Year Old Virgin for In Bruges and maybe The Two Towers. I'm sure they also didn't want to favor any one director(s) so that's why No Country For Old Men, True Grit, and A Serious Man didn't make the cut.

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We had a discussion about this and I still disagree with you about A Serious Man.


So, are these listed in order of rank? Cause I wouldn't put There Will Be Blood at number one. I mean..it was good, but also, it wasn't. It's difficult for me to explain properly. At times I found it slightly confusing, possibly due to editing? And I felt it overly long. But...40 Year Old Virgin doesn't belong up there.


That being said, I liked it. If you look at it as something other than a comedy. It failed as a comedy, but I think it really was a sweet movie in it's own way.

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