Favorite Movies of the 21st Century

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For IMDb list please follow the link: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls082436943/

This list is a personal favorites list, and the films are chosen and listed according to subjective preferences, between 8.240 movies, that match criterias below.

The criterias for being chosen for this list are listed below.
- All movies must be released in year 2000, or later.
- Feature films, documentaries, TV movies, mini series, movies released directly to video (or internet) and TV-episodes from anthology series, where the episodes are unrelated, are accepted. TV-series and short movies are not accepted.
- All movies must be 45 minutes, or longer.
- Adult movies are accepted. However, no adult movie could make it through Top 1.000 in 2021.
The list is prepared on 31.01.2021. Movies I watched later are excluded. List is going to be updated annually.

For detailed info please follow the link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1peGnA0ie29RIOWb42f5rtoDG-2_W3UQudlSYFZOnsZA/

Directors:
- 712 directors are represented in the list.
- Christopher Nolan is the most time represented director with 8 movies. (In list order: Memento, Inception, The Dark Knight, Interstellar, The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Dunkirk)
- Wes Anderson, Hirokazu Koreeda, Richard Linklater, Takashi Miike, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino and Lars von Trier follow him with 7 representations each.
- Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Bong Joon Ho each has 6 movies in this list, while Fatih Akin, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Darren Aronofsky, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Coen Brothers, Alfonso Cuarón, David Fincher, Michael Haneke, Peter Jackson, James Mangold, Chan-wook Park, Steven Spielberg and Denis Villeneuve each has 5.

Countries:
- Movies from 58 different countries are chosen for the list.
- For co-productions; the first country listed on IMDb is counted as the production country.
- USA is the most time represented country with 338 movies. United Kingdom (105), France (73), Turkey* (63), Japan (39), Canada (31), Spain (29), Germany and South Korea (28) are coming behind USA respectively.
*Turkey has a competitive advantage at this point, for being my home county, as I watched a very high number of Turkish movies.

Genres*:
- Drama (760), Comedy (250), Thriller (250), Crime (187) and Romance (166) are the most common genres in this list.
- Adult (0), News (2), Western (12), Musical (19) and Sport (19) are the least common genres.
* Genre information on IMDb is accepted as source.

Release Years:
- The list contains movies from 2000 to 2020.
- 2004 seems to be the most succesful year with 74 entries. While 2002 (70), 2003 (63), 2007 (56) and 2008 (56) follows it respectively.

Actors/Actresses:
- More than 40.000 different actors and actresses appeared (including voice actors and archive footages) in these movies.
- Arnold Montey acts in 29 movies from the list, according to IMDb. However he is not credited in any of them.
- Brad Pitt (16), Cate Blanchett (13), Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Serkan Keskin (12) are the most time credited actors and actresses.

IMDb Ratings*:
- Average IMDb Rating for the movies from the list is 7.6.
- Top 5 titles with the highest IMDb rating are Band of Brothers (9.4), Chernobyl (9.4), Planet Earth (9.4), The Last Dance (9.1) and Sahsiyet (9.1). All of them are mini series.
- Movies with the highest IMDb rating are The Dark Knight (9.0), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8.9), Inception (8.8), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (8.8) and Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (8.8).
- Titles with the lowest IMDb rating are Red Cockroaches (4.7), Srpski film (5.0), Cosmopolis (5.1), Spring Breakers (5.3) and Twentynine Palms (5.3).
- Ombres vives ...une autre histoire du cinema... is the only movie in the list that has no IMDb rating due to not having 5 votes.
*Ratings are listed as of 04.05.2021.

Note: The ranking of movies, especially the ones below 500, is likely to change dramatically in the next version.

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    Memento

    2000, in 25 top lists Check
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    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 38 top lists Check
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    Cidade de Deus

    2002 — a.k.a. City of God, in 21 top lists Check
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    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
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    Inception

    2010, in 19 top lists Check
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    Gisaengchung

    2019 — a.k.a. Parasite, in 21 top lists
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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 31 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 20 top lists Check
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    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 32 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 24 top lists Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 16 top lists Check
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    Hable con ella

    2002 — a.k.a. Talk to Her, in 11 top lists Check
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    Interstellar

    2014, in 10 top lists Check
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    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 10 top lists Check
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    Faa yeung nin wa

    2000 — a.k.a. In the Mood for Love, in 29 top lists Check
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    Batoru rowaiaru

    2000 — a.k.a. Battle Royale, in 9 top lists Check
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    Big Fish

    2003, in 5 top lists Check
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    Katakuri-ke no kôfuku

    2001 — a.k.a. The Happiness of the Katakuris, in 1 top list Check
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    Life of Pi

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 27 top lists Check
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    A History of Violence

    2005, in 11 top lists Check
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    Vozvrashchenie

    2003 — a.k.a. The Return, in 11 top lists Check
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    El secreto de sus ojos

    2009 — a.k.a. The Secret in Their Eyes, in 10 top lists Check
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    Dogville

    2003, in 13 top lists Check
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    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 22 top lists Check
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    Sin City

    2005, in 10 top lists Check
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    V for Vendetta

    2005, in 8 top lists Check
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    Kynodontas

    2009 — a.k.a. Dogtooth, in 5 top lists Check
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    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 17 top lists Check
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    Ombres vives ...une autre histoire du cinema...

    2013, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 19 top lists Check
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    Midnight in Paris

    2011, in 2 top lists Check
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    Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

    2011 — a.k.a. A Separation, in 14 top lists Check
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    Black Swan

    2010, in 11 top lists Check
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    Kis Uykusu

    2014 — a.k.a. Winter Sleep, in 5 top lists Check
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    Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

    2009 — a.k.a. The White Ribbon, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Act of Killing

    2012, in 7 top lists Check
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    Amour

    2012, in 13 top lists Check
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    Hunger

    2008, in 6 top lists Check
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    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 17 top lists Check
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    Mary and Max

    2009, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Departed

    2006, in 19 top lists Check
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    Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón

    2001 — a.k.a. Bunuel and King Solomon's Table, in 0 top lists Check
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    Mysterious Skin

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
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    Koroshiya 1

    2001 — a.k.a. Ichi the Killer, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Prestige

    2006, in 13 top lists Check
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    Up

    2009, in 16 top lists Check
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    Ruang rak noi nid mahasan

    2003 — a.k.a. Last Life in the Universe, in 2 top lists Check