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Top 20 Films of the 21st Century as Compiled by the BBC

The BBC recently compiled a list of the 100 best films since the year 2000, chosen by 177 film critics from around the world, here are the top 20.

The full list is as genre-diverse as it gets for a best-of list, and especially good for anyone that may not have seen many of the films on it to run through them at some point – you won’t be disappointed.

The top 20 below isn’t really one you can argue with either, although there are some non-user friendly films in there, such as Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, which slotted in at number 18 and the number 1 film, David Lynch’s surrealistic neo-noir mystery film Mulholland Drive.

It’s great to see No Country for Old Men at number 9, as well as A Separation at number 8, which probably deserved to rate even higher.

No surprise to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood at number 3, which in my opinion is one of the greatest films ever made.

To view the full list of the top 100 films of the 21st Century as compiled by the BBC, please go here.

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)


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