Home Forums Movies The Guardian’s 100 Best Films of the 21st Century

The Guardian’s 100 Best Films of the 21st Century

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total)
Created
1 week ago
Last Reply
1 week ago
15
replies
1956
views
13
users
Eddy Q
2
Qoslca
2
Victor Cruz
1
  • Honey
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 30th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073012

    The Guardian released their top 100 films of this century. Anything missing?

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century

    Some directors also included their own personal favorites

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/the-directors-cut-film-makers-choose-the-best-movies-of-the-century-so-far

    Discuss.

    Reply
    Victor Cruz
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 8th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073030

    ReplyCopy URL
    Dennis El Mar
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 21st, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073037

    Putting Ted on there was.. a choice.

    These lists become so abstract and subjective at some point that it’s hard for me to judge. There were definitely some inspired picks on there though and they actually had a pretty damn good top 10, love that Haneke and Martel made it.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Eddy Q
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073132

    Having Team America in the top 10 is pure journalistic jerk-off. Not saying I dislike it, but it’s certainly more interesting in ideas than execution (South Park movie was more focused, though of course that was just before the turn of the century).

    ReplyCopy URL
    FairWeatherAffair
    Participant
    Joined:
    May 11th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073298

    I loathe these aggregate lists almost by definition; if you, as a group, are compiling such hit-and-miss listings, it’s a failure to me. Eclecticism exists only at the individual level, which is why I would far prefer to read a Top 100 from just one of these journalists, as opposed to four of them coming together and trying to pass this off as some meaningful list. These cease to be interesting once you realize that no one involved is actually pleased with the final product, because not everyone actually contributed to the entirety of the list.

    Ugh. For every Russian Ark, there are about five Shoplifters. For every Meek’s Cutoff, there are five The Handmaidens. And do not even get me started on the documentaries chosen: only one of them is even a good film.

    Sorry, everyone lol.

    ReplyCopy URL
    OneAndOnlyMe.
    Participant
    Joined:
    Mar 21st, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073317

    CATS.

    The audacity to put out this list before the masterpiece of a movie, Cats, comes out.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Josh5890
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 17th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203073417

    I’ve only seen 23 films on the list. There are a bunch on there that are on my “want to watch list”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Qoslca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 19th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203074084

    Wow. This list.

    No La La Land? King’s Speech? Interstellar? Midnight In Paris? Slumdog Millionaire? The Artist? The Pianist? Million Dollar Baby? The Revenant? A Beautiful Mind? The Big Short? Even Casino Royale or one of the Bourne films? I could go on forever.

    Oh, right, I guess they just had to make room for Ted and a box load of obscure home videos.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Cordelia
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 15th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203074094

    This list has very bad comedic picks. Ted? Team America? Did a 12 year old do this?

    Team America as the highest animated film over Spirited Away shows such contempt for animation as an artform. Puppets fucking >>>> keenly detailed reinterpretations of folklore to Guardian I guess.

    Also, There Will Be Blood being the default #1 for the 21st century so far in these kinds of lists is alright, but I feel Moonlight or Synecdoche New York is the far more daring choice to highlight the pinnacle of contemporary film.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Weathering With You, Parasite
    Best Animated Feature: Weathering With You
    Best International Film: Weathering With You, Parasite
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Do my forum games!

    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/games-lets-play-games/72nd-oscars-runner-up-5-elimination-game-nominated-but-not-for-best-picture/

    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/games-lets-play-games/81st-oscars-runner-up-5-elimination-game/

    ReplyCopy URL
    Hammad Asif
    Participant
    Joined:
    Sep 4th, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203074108

    THERE WILL BE BLOOD ON #1

    My favourite movie of all times with my favourite actor of all time with my favourite performance of all times under on my favourite director of all times.

    A movie that compelled me to join film-making.

    Absolutely deserving of it’s spot

    Kubrick-Scorsese-Nolan-Coens-PTA-Fincher-Hitchock-Spike Lee-Tarantino
    19yr old Film School Student

    ReplyCopy URL
    Eddy Q
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 13th, 2012
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203074646

    Wow. This list.

    No La La Land? King’s Speech? Interstellar? Midnight In Paris? Slumdog Millionaire? The Artist? The Pianist? Million Dollar Baby? The Revenant? A Beautiful Mind? The Big Short? Even Casino Royale or one of the Bourne films? I could go on forever.

    Oh, right, I guess they just had to make room for Ted and a box load of obscure home videos.

    None of those would be an essential pick for top 100 of 21st Century. The Pianist comes closest, I suppose. Is it fair to assume your tastes are mostly limited to the mainstream?

    ReplyCopy URL
    Qoslca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Oct 19th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203074974

    `

    None of those would be an essential pick for top 100 of 21st Century. The Pianist comes closest, I suppose. Is it fair to assume your tastes are mostly limited to the mainstream?

    Come to think of it, I guess my tastes could be described as mainstream-ish, but on the other hand, not really. I love classic films, foreign films (especially Norwegian cinema) and I’ve never been interested in say the Marvel movies, for example.

    I was just a little annoyed at the list for including popcorn films like Ted and extremely artful films that critics seem to enjoy, but leaving off ones that have – in my humble opinion – made a cinematic impact this century, many of them having being been extensively lauded, including being Oscar winners.

    I apologize if my words came across as too strong. I completely understand that everything’s subjective. Everyone has a right to – and should – have different opinions about film. Otherwise, cinema wouldn’t be the wonderful thing that it is today.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Qoslca.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Qoslca.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Qoslca.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Qoslca.
    • This reply was modified 1 week, 1 day ago by  Qoslca.
    ReplyCopy URL
    MMartin
    Participant
    Joined:
    Apr 17th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203075566

    I always find these list interesting, even if I rarely agree with them, but it is always interesting to see different taste.

    For me La La Land and Mad Max: Fury Road would be essential picks for the best films of the 21st century so far. The amount of critical acclaim and fan following both those films has makes them more than deserving.

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy not being included also feels like a glaring omission.

    Song of the Sea, The Florida Project, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Sorry to Bother You would be some of my essential picks.

    Of the films on this list, the ones that would maybe make a Top 100 of the Century for me: The Incredibles, Gladiator, Paddington 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nebraska, Get Out, Spirited Away, and Boyhood.

    Films I don’t like on the list: I hate Lost in Translation. I also find In the Mood for Love to be a mostly dull film.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Seven
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 21st, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203076101

    I don’t really care about these lists but it feels good to see Moonlight always so highly-regarded

    ReplyCopy URL
    Chimichanggas
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 13th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203076135

    This list is a joke. This is what happens when we force shitty movies to be considered good. Also, No Country for Old Men will always be better than There Will Be Blood. So, it’s a letdown.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 16 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Emil Pe... - Sep 22, 2019
Movies
Chimich... - Sep 22, 2019
Movies
M: The ... - Sep 21, 2019
Movies