Metacritic's Best Movies of the 21st Century

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Listed below are the 100 best-reviewed (highest-scoring) movies released between January 1, 2000 and February 3, 2017. Further down the page are additional lists of high- (and low-) scoring films by category.

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    Boyhood

    2014, in 11 top lists Check
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    Moonlight

    2016, in 7 top lists Check
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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
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    4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

    2007 — a.k.a. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, in 11 top lists Check
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    12 Years a Slave

    2013, in 13 top lists Check
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    Manchester by the Sea

    2016, in 5 top lists Check
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    I Am Not Your Negro

    2016, in 1 top list Check
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    Ratatouille

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Gravity

    2013, in 9 top lists Check
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    Carol

    2015, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Social Network

    2010, in 11 top lists Check
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    Zero Dark Thirty

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
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    Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

    2011 — a.k.a. A Separation, in 12 top lists Check
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    Before Midnight

    2013, in 3 top lists Check
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    45 Years

    2015, in 2 top lists Check
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    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
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    Mr. Turner

    2014, in 1 top list Check
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    The Hurt Locker

    2008, in 10 top lists Check
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    Toni Erdmann

    2016, in 7 top lists Check
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    WALL·E

    2008, in 22 top lists Check
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    Sideways

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
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    We Were Here

    2011, in 0 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    Inside Out

    2015, in 13 top lists Check
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    Carlos

    2010, in 4 top lists Check
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    Amour

    2012, in 10 top lists Check
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    Wo hu cang long

    2000 — a.k.a. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 23 top lists Check
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    Spotlight

    2015, in 10 top lists Check
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    La La Land

    2016, in 13 top lists Check
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    Sherpa

    2015, in 0 top lists Check
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    Sita Sings the Blues

    2008, in 3 top lists Check
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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    2013, in 5 top lists Check
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    One More Time with Feeling

    2016, in 0 top lists Check
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    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 18 top lists Check
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    Le scaphandre et le papillon

    2007 — a.k.a. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, in 5 top lists Check
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    Entre les murs

    2008 — a.k.a. The Class, in 3 top lists Check
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    35 rhums

    2008 — a.k.a. 35 Shots of Rum, in 1 top list Check
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    Timbuktu

    2014, in 4 top lists Check
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    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
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    Leviafan

    2014 — a.k.a. Leviathan, in 3 top lists Check
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    Werckmeister harmóniák

    2000 — a.k.a. Werckmeister Harmonies, in 12 top lists Check
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    Toy Story 3

    2010, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Look of Silence

    2014, in 2 top lists Check
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    Tower

    2016, in 1 top list Check
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    Moolaadé

    2004, in 5 top lists Check
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    Atanarjuat

    2001 — a.k.a. The Fast Runner, in 5 top lists Check
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    Les triplettes de Belleville

    2003 — a.k.a. The Triplets of Belleville, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Queen

    2006, in 4 top lists Check
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    Stories We Tell

    2012, in 5 top lists Check
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Last updated on Feb 10, 2017; source