Lists 2

These are rankings of my favourite movies and shows.

My Top Films of 2022

  1. RRR (S. S. Rajamouli) [IND]
  2. Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert) [USA]
  3. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Tom Gormican) [USA]
  4. Father Stu (Rosalind Ross) [USA/KOR]
  5. Turning Red (Domee Shi) [USA]

My Top Films of 2021

  1. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  2. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Michael Rianda) [USA]
  3. Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA/CAN]
  4. Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven) [FRA/NLD]

My Top Films of 2020

  1. The Father (Florian Zeller) [UK/FRA]
  2. Tenet (Christopher Nolan) [UK/USA]
  3. Soul (Pete Docter) [USA]
  4. Minari (Lee Isaac Chung) [USA]
  5. Eurovision Song Contest (David Dobkin) [USA]

My Top Films of 2019

  1. Joker (Todd Phillips) [USA]
  2. El Camino (Vince Gilligan) [USA]
  3. Parasite (Joon-ho Bong) [KOR]
  4. The Farewell (Lulu Wang) [USA/CHN]
  5. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi) [USA/NZL]

My Top Films of 2018

  1. Paul, Apostle of Christ (Andrew Hyatt) [USA]
  2. Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) [USA]
  3. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston, Rich Moore) [USA]
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA]
  5. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) [USA]

My Top Films of 2017

  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) [USA/UK]
  2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) [IRL/UK]
  3. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) [USA]
  4. Get Out (Jordan Peele) [USA]
  5. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) [USA/UK]

My Top Films of 2016

  1. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson) [USA/AUS]
  2. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) [USA]
  3. Lion (Garth Davis) [AUS/UK]
  4. A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada) [JPN]
  5. Moana (Ron Clements, John Musker) [USA]
  6. Your Name (Makoto Shinkai) [JPN]
  7. Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore) [USA]
  8. Snowden (Oliver Stone) [USA/DEU]
  9. Swiss Army Man (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert) [USA]
  10. The Founder (John Lee Hancock) [USA]

My Top Films of 2015

  1. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) [USA]
  2. Ex Machina (Alex Garland) [UK]
  3. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman) [USA]
  4. Inside Out (Pete Docter) [USA]
  5. Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood) [UK]

My Top Films of 2014

  1. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) [USA]
  2. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan) [USA/UK]
  3. Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu) [USA]
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) [USA]
  5. Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) [USA]

My Top Films of 2013

  1. Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Sion Sono) [JPN]
  2. About Time (Richard Curtis) [UK/USA]
  3. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) [UK/USA]
  4. Enemy (Denis Villeneuve) [CAN/ESP]
  5. Her (Spike Jonze) [USA]

My Top Films of 2012

  1. The Dictator (Larry Charles) [USA]
  2. Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  3. Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore) [USA]
  4. Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) [UK]
  5. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) [USA]

My Top Films of 2011

  1. The Descendants (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  2. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) [IRN]
  3. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay) [UK/USA]
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt) [USA]
  5. Source Code (Duncan Jones) [USA]

My Top Films of 2010

  1. The Book of Eli (Albert & Allen Hughes) [USA]
  2. Inception (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  3. Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima) [JPN]
  4. Super (James Gunn) [USA]
  5. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich) [USA]

My Top Films of 2009

  1. Moon (Duncan Jones) [UK]
  2. City of Life and Death (Chuan Lu) [CHN]
  3. Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  4. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino) [USA]
  5. Avatar (James Cameron) [USA]

My Top Films of 2008

  1. Departures (Youjirou Takita) [JPN]
  2. Love Exposure (Sion Sono) [JPN]
  3. Wall·E (Andrew Stanton) [USA]
  4. Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA/UK]
  5. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) [USA/UK]

My Top Films of 2007

  1. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA]
  2. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie) [USA/CAN]
  3. Son of Rambow (Garth Jennings) [FRA/UK]
  4. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  5. Superbad (Greg Mottola) [USA]

My Top Films of 2006

  1. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris) [USA]
  2. This Is England (Shane Meadows) [UK]
  3. Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer) [USA]
  4. Kenny (Clayton Jacobson) [AUS]
  5. Borat (Larry Charles) [USA/UK]

My Top Films of 2005

  1. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  2. Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman) [USA]
  3. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue) [UK]
  4. Sin City (Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez) [USA]
  5. The Weather Man (Gore Verbinski) [USA]

My Top Films of 2004

  1. Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima) [JPN]
  2. Survive Style 5+ (Gen Sekiguchi) [JPN]
  3. The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson) [USA]
  4. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright) [UK/FRA]
  5. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki) [USA]
  6. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki) [JPN]
  7. The Incredibles (Brad Bird) [USA]
  8. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker) [USA]
  9. The Butterfly Effect (Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber) [USA]
  10. I, Robot (Alex Proyas) [USA]

My Top Films of 2003

  1. Big Fish (Tim Burton) [USA]
  2. 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu) [USA]
  3. Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino) [USA/JPN]
  4. Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park) [KOR]
  5. Bruce Almighty (Tom Shadyac) [USA]

My Top Films of 2002

  1. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund) [BRA]
  2. Solaris (Steven Soderbergh) [USA]
  3. The Pianist (Roman Polanski) [UK/POL]
  4. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  5. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]

My Top Films of 2001

  1. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki) [JPN]
  2. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) [FRA]
  3. Visitor Q (Takashi Miike) [JPN]
  4. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter) [USA]
  5. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe) [USA]

My Top Films of 2000

  1. Gladiator (Ridley Scott) [UK/USA]
  2. Brother (Takeshi Kitano) [JPN/USA]
  3. Memento (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  4. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky) [USA]
  5. American Psycho (Mary Harron) [USA]

My Top Films of 1995-1999

  1. The Truman Show (Peter Weir) [USA]
  2. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  3. Election (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  4. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan) [USA]
  5. The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski) [USA]
  6. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  7. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  8. Fight Club (David Fincher) [USA]
  9. Gattaca (Andrew Niccol) [USA]
  10. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick) [USA/UK]
  11. Braveheart (Mel Gibson) [USA]
  12. American Beauty (Sam Mendes) [USA]
  13. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont) [USA]
  14. Office Space (Mike Judge) [USA]
  15. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) [UK]
  16. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant) [USA]
  17. Seven (David Fincher) [USA]
  18. Casino (Martin Scorsese) [USA]
  19. Face/Off (John Woo) [USA]
  20. Dangerous Minds (John N. Smith) [USA]

My Top Films of 1990-1994

  1. Terminator 2 (James Cameron) [USA]
  2. Léon: The Professional (Luc Besson) [FRA]
  3. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  4. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) [USA]
  5. Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont) [USA]
  6. To Live (Yi-Mou Zhang) [CHN]
  7. Forest Gump (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  8. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton) [USA]
  9. Leap of Faith (Richard Pearce) [USA]
  10. Heart and Souls (Ron Underwood) [USA]
  11. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner) [USA]
  12. Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  13. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  14. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni) [ITA]
  15. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis) [USA]
  16. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly) [USA]
  17. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) [USA]
  18. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen) [USA]
  19. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow) [USA]
  20. White Men Can’t Jump (Ron Shelton) [USA]

My Top Films of 1980-1989

  1. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  2. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  3. Brazil (Terry Gilliam) [UK]
  4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  5. A City of Sadness (Hsiao-Hsien Hou) [TWN]

My Top Films Prior to 1980

  1. The Godfather: Part I + II (Francis Ford Coppola) [USA]
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  3. Roman Holiday (William Wyler) [USA]
  4. The Devil’s Playground (Fred Schepisi) [AUS]
  5. Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison) [USA]
  6. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean) [UK/USA]
  7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) [USA]
  8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock) [USA]
  9. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu) [JPN]
  10. (Federico Fellini) [ITA]
  11. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming) [USA]
  12. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet) [USA]
  13. The Exorcist (William Friedkin) [USA]
  14. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa) [JPN]
  15. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles) [USA]
  16. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan) [USA]
  17. My Fair Lady (George Cukor) [USA]
  18. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa) [JPN]
  19. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) [USA]
  20. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica) [ITA]