08 June 2009

My Sort-Of Top 10 for 2000

Over at Counting Down the Zeroes, I was asked to list my Top 10 films of 2000. I'm not totally set on the ten I chose, but I thought I'd link to it anyway. I may create a more definitive one by the end of the year.

1. Presque rien (Come Undone) [d. Sébastien Lifshitz]
2. Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) [d. Roy Andersson]
3. Dancer in the Dark [d. Lars von Trier]
4. Water Drops on Burning Rocks (Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes) [d. François Ozon]
5. Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages) [d. Michael Haneke]
6. In the Mood for Love [d. Wong Kar-wai]
7. George Washington [d. David Gordon Green]
8. Under the Sand (Sous le sable) [d. François Ozon]
9. La fidélité [d. Andrzej Żuławski]
10. Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV [d. Lloyd Kaufman]


Anonymous said...

Great list. You have good taste.

Joe said...

Thank you!

It's not often someone uses the term "good taste" when Citizen Toxie falls on the list.

filmbo said...

No love for Yi Yi? I still need to see it.

Joe said...

I hang my head in shame, Eric. I still haven't watched it.

Samuel Wilson said...

How about Devils on the Doorstep? That and O Brother Where Art Thou? would top my own list for that year.

Linden Arden said...

I agree with anonymous; an excellent list! In fact a good number of these would probably end up on a list of my own; Songs from the Second Floor, Dancer in the Dark, Code Unknown, In the Mood for Love and Under the Sand in particular.

I don't remember much about Citizen Toxie. All I can recall is some old lady attempting to cross the street and eventually getting her head crushed by a speeding car... if that's even the right one?

Joe said...

Samuel, I'll have to add Devils on the Doorstep to my viewing queue; as for O Brother, I think it's fine, but not one of my favorites from that year or from the Coens.

Linden, that's the one! I wish I knew how to rip scenes from DVDs, because the Citizen Kane newsreel parody is brilliant. I believe a man gets his head crushed by a pair of large breasts.

Anonymous said...

This makes me think Come Undone is more than just softcore...

Joe said...

That's because it is much more than just eye candy.