The 200 Freshest Movies of the Last 20 Years

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"Can you remember a time without Rotten Tomatoes? Those sightless days of people reaching out and bumping into movies at random, like wandering through a Blockbuster with all the lights off. Those were dark and undirected times. Since the launch of RT in August of 1998, though – the site went live on August 18 of that year – movie fans have had immediate access to the largest accumulation of film reviews ever, distilled for one purpose: to get you watching the best kind of movies you want to see. (Or if you only want to watch bad movies, the site can help you find those more quickly, too.)

"As we mark our 20th birthday, we’re looking back on the past two decades with this guide to the 200 best-reviewed movies released since that fateful day in August of 1998. To keep the competition tight, we only included movies that had at least 80 reviews, the number at which wide-release movies qualify for Certified Fresh status; applying that rule, and limiting the total list to 200 titles, the lowest Tomatometer score you’ll find is 95%. The criteria also meant that no films from 1998 made the cut (Shakespeare in Love did come awfully close)."

-List was released in August of 2018
-Unranked; listed chronologically

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    Todo sobre mi madre

    1999 — a.k.a. All About My Mother, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Iron Giant

    1999, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Straight Story

    1999, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Insider

    1999, in 5 top lists Check
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    Toy Story 2

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
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    Chicken Run

    2000, in 7 top lists Check
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    Yi yi

    2000 — a.k.a. Yi Yi, in 18 top lists Check
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    L'emploi du temps

    2001 — a.k.a. Time Out, in 5 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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    The Dish

    2000, in 0 top lists Check
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    Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien

    2000 — a.k.a. With a Friend Like Harry..., in 2 top lists Check
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    Monsters, Inc.

    2001, in 14 top lists Check
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    Spellbound

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
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    Sur mes lèvres

    2001 — a.k.a. Read My Lips, in 3 top lists Check
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    Mies vailla menneisyyttä

    2002 — a.k.a. The Man Without a Past, in 5 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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    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
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    Catch Me If You Can

    2002, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Pianist

    2002, in 19 top lists Check
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    Raising Victor Vargas

    2002, in 1 top list Check
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    Le peuple migrateur

    2001 — a.k.a. Winged Migration, in 1 top list Check
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    Sweet Sixteen

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
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    Finding Nemo

    2003, in 18 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Capturing the Friedmans

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
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    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of...

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
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    Osama

    2003, in 3 top lists Check
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    Control Room

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    Before Sunset

    2004, in 14 top lists Check
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    Maria Full of Grace

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    Hauru no ugoku shiro

    2004 — a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle, in 16 top lists Check
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    Sideways

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Incredibles

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    Murderball

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    2005, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Queen

    2006, in 4 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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    Taxi to the Dark Side

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile

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

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
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    Ratatouille

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    No End in Sight

    2007, in 1 top list Check
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    The King of Kong

    2007 — a.k.a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, in 1 top list Check
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    Bikur Ha-Tizmoret

    2007 — a.k.a. The Band's Visit, in 0 top lists Check
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    Persepolis

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    Man on Wire

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
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    Låt den rätte komma in

    2008 — a.k.a. Let the Right One In, in 13 top lists Check
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    Vals Im Bashir

    2008 — a.k.a. Waltz with Bashir, in 9 top lists Check
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Last updated on Oct 22, 2018; source