The Popdose 100: The Best Movies of the 2000s

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Last year’s Thanksgiving-timed Popdose 100 proved so popular that this season we’ve compiled three critical-consensus lists for your reading (and arguing) pleasure — documenting our choices for the best films, albums and songs of the 21st century’s first decade. In fact, we’ve become so enamored of building these lists that it wouldn’t be surprising, a couple years from now, to find us offering one every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas. (Nah … that might detract from Mellowmas.) What can we say? We just love to quantify what we like, using elaborate point systems.

We begin with the decade’s best movies — and, if nothing else, our list is certainly genre-film-friendly: Somewhere in the middle, Let the Right One In, Hellboy, Hot Fuzz and Mulholland Drive sit proudly side by side. Because our crew of participants isn’t all that big (11 of Popdose’s writers contributed), a few personal favorites that one might not expect somehow earned enough votes to make the cut (hello, Dodgeball!); nonetheless, we were all pleasantly surprised to see that our compiled Top 100 offers such a nice balance of prestige films and high-quality popcorn fare. Of course, since this list is being posted before Thanksgiving, 2009’s holiday films (and likely Oscar bait) aren’t represented; over the coming months we’ll no doubt be kicking ourselves that we didn’t yet know the quality of films like Up in the Air, Invictus, The Lovely Bones, Nine … Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel… With that caveat in mind, away we go!

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    Almost Famous

    2000, in 9 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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    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 25 top lists Check
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    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
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    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
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    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 23 top lists Check
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    Sideways

    2004, in 7 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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    Finding Nemo

    2003, in 18 top lists Check
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    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 22 top lists Check
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    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    2000, in 5 top lists Check
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    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Wrestler

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
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    Das Leben der Anderen

    2006 — a.k.a. The Lives of Others, in 19 top lists Check
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    Mystic River

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    2001, in 7 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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    Wo hu cang long

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

    2006, in 13 top lists Check
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    Spider-Man 2

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
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    WALL·E

    2008, in 21 top lists Check
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    The Incredibles

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
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    High Fidelity

    2000, in 3 top lists Check
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    Coraline

    2009, in 3 top lists Check
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    Children of Men

    2006, in 10 top lists Check
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    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
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    Iron Man

    2008, in 8 top lists Check
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    Michael Clayton

    2007, in 2 top lists Check
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    Ghost World

    2001, in 7 top lists Check
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    Brokeback Mountain

    2005, in 20 top lists Check
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    Casino Royale

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
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    A Mighty Wind

    2003, in 1 top list Check
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    Shrek

    2001, in 12 top lists Check
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    Adaptation.

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
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    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 16 top lists Check
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    Little Miss Sunshine

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
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    Ying xiong

    2002 — a.k.a. Hero, in 7 top lists Check
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    25th Hour

    2002, in 5 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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    Hellboy

    2004, in 1 top list Check
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    Hot Fuzz

    2007, in 5 top lists Check
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    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
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    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 25 top lists Check
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    Ratatouille

    2007, in 10 top lists Check
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    Mean Girls

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
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    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
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    Artificial Intelligence: AI

    2001, in 11 top lists Check
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