With 2010 now less than a month away, your friends here at Film Junk have decided to look back over the past decade in film, to separate the wheat from the chaff, and consider how it has all tied in with the rest of our cultural experience. To deduce our Top 20 Films of the Decade, Greg, Jay, Goon and I each came up with our own personal lists of favourite films, and then found as many as we could in common. From here, we re-ranked this new list to arrive at a final tally.
Over the next month, we will be revealing a new pick from this list every weekday, ending with #1 sometime just after Christmas. At that point we will also post our individual lists, and possibly also record a special podcast discussing the decade in review. The list below will be updated as each entry appears on the site, and will serve as the master list when all is said and done. Keep checking back daily to follow the countdown!
20. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
19. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)
18. Little Children (2006)
17. Let The Right One In (2008)
16. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
15. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
14. Zodiac (2007)
13. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
12. District 9 (2009)
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
10. The Dark Knight (2008)
09. The Departed (2006)
08. Grizzly Man (2005)
07. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
06. There Will Be Blood (2007)
05. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
04. Lost in Translation (2003)
03. No Country for Old Men (2007)
02. Children of Men (2006)
01. The Wrestler (2008)
Honourable Mentions: The Incredibles (2004) / Ratatouille (2007), City of God (2002), United 93 (2006), Borat (2006), The Staircase (2004)
Check out our individual Top 50 lists, which were roughly used to create the Top 20.