Best Movies of 2002-2009


The Hurt Locker

Here’s my list of the best films of 2009: 1) The Hurt Locker; 2) Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains3) Precious; 4) Broken Embraces (Abrazos Rotos); 5) Goodbye Solo; 6) Up in the Air; 7) Up; 8 ) Gomorrah; 9) Sin Nombre; 10) Away We Go.

Continuing with my list of 2009′s best films:  Still Walking, Adoration, Paris, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Crazy Heart, Inglorious Basterds, The Messenger, A Serious Man, Invictus, In the Loop, (500) Days of Summer, The Last Lullaby, Five Minutes of Heaven, Lymelife, The Soloist, The Damned United, Where the Wild Things Are, Me and Orson Welles, The Maid, District 9, Revanche, An Education, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, I Love You Man, The Invention of Lying, Every Little Step, The Way We Get By and Tyson.


I’ve Loved You So Long

Here’s my list of the best films of 2008: 1) I’ve Loved You So Long; 2) Rachel Getting Married3) Paranoid Park; 4) Reprise; 5) The Visitor; 6) Tell No One; 7) Shotgun Stories; 8 ) In Bruges; 9) Standard Operating Procedure; 10)  Happy-Go-Lucky.

Continuing with my list of 2008′s best films:  Milk, Wendy and Lucy, Gran Torino, WALL-E, Snow Angels, Slumdog Millionaire, Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Young@Heart, The Wrestler, Frost/Nixon, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Frozen River, Transsiberian, Boy A, The Traitor and Shine a Light.

See Ten Recommended 2008 Movies.


Away From Her

Here’s my list of the best films of 2007: 1) Away from Her ; 2) After The Wedding (Efter Brylluppet)3) 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; 4) Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead; 5) Juno; 6) Into the Wild; 7) Across the Universe; 8 ) Zodiac; 9) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford; 10) Things We Lost in the Fire .

Continuing with my list of 2007′s best films: Starting Out in the Evening, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Once, The Savages, Waitress, American Gangster, Breach, The Lookout, Gone Baby Gone, Michael Clayton, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Bourne Ultimatum, Paris Je T’Aime, Disturbia, Knocked Up, Red Road, Enchanted, Man in the Chair, Black Snake Moan, Sicko and In the Shadow of the Moon.


Little Children

Here’s my list of the best films of 2006: 1) Little Children; 2) Children of Men; 3) Babel; 4) The Departed; 5) The Lives of Others; 6) 49 Up; 7) Pan’s Labyrinth ; 8 ) Prime Suspect 6: The Final Chapter; 9) Deliver Us From Evil;  10) An Inconvenient Truth.

Continuing with my list of 2006′s best films:  Little Miss Sunshine, Volver, Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, Dreamgirls, Venus, United 93, Blood Diamond, Casino Royale, The Queen, CSA: The Confederate States of America, Borat, Keeping Mum, Half Nelson, The Heart of the Game, For Your Consideration, The Inside Man, After Innocence, Illusion, A Prairie Home Companion, Curse of the Golden Flower, Thank You for Smoking, Sir! No Sir!, Who Killed the Electric Car? and The Painted Veil.



Here’s my list of the best films of 2005: 1) Crash; 2) The Best of Youth 3) Brothers; 4) The Upside of Anger; 5) Junebug6) A History of Violence; 7) Separate Lies; 8 ) Grizzly Man; 9) Syriana; 10) The Constant Gardener.

Continuing with my list of 2005′s best films: Mysterious Skin, Nine Lives, Saraband, Sin City, Machuca, Downfall, Brokeback Mountain, Look At Me, Mad Hot Ballroom, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, Layer Cake, Cinderella Man, Pride and Prejudice, The Aristocrats, Kontroll, Capote,  Cronicas and I Walk the Line.


The Dreamers

Here’s my list of the best films of 2004: 1) The Dreamers; 2) Sideways3) Bad Education; 4) Million Dollar Baby; 5) Garden State; 6) Maria, Full of Grace; 7) Vera Drake; 8 ) The Woodsman; 9) Metallica: Some Kind of Monster; 10) Red Lights .

Continuing with my list of 2004’s best films: Hotel Rwanda, The Sea Inside, Baadasssss!, Aviator, Born into Brothels, Fahrenheit 9/11; A Very Long Engagement, Twilight Samurai; Finding Neverland, Intermission, Monsieur Ibrahim, Shrek 2, The Return, Napoleon Dynamite, Tokyo Godfathers, Touching the Void, Riding Giants and The Clearing.


Lost in Translation

Here’s my list of the best films of 2003: 1) Lost in Translation; 2) Mystic River; 3) Monster; 4) 21 Grams; 5) American Splendor; 6) Whale Rider; 7) The Son ; 8 ) In America; 9) Man on a Train; 10) The Station Agent .

Continuing with my list of 2003′s best films:  The Barbarian Invasions, The Human Stain, Master and Commander: Far Side of the World; Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Ring; Blind Spot: Hitler’s Secretary, Girl with a Pearl Earring; The Fog of War; The Company; Finding Nemo, Matchstick Men, Touching the Void, Thirteen, Spellbound and Shattered Glass.


Y Tu Mama Tambien

Here’s my list of the best films of 2002: 1) Y Tu Mama Tambien; 2) Talk to Her3) Minority Report; 4); The Pianist; 5) Secretary; 6) Spirited Away; 7) About a Boy; 8 ) Chicago; 9) One Hour Photo; 10) Sunshine State.

Continuing with my list of 2002′s best films: The Good Girl, The Quiet American, Adaptation and Rabbit-Proof Fence.