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theyshootpictures.com top 1000 movies of the 21st century

Spirited Away  Hayao Miyazaki, Japan #7

Y tu Mama tambien  Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico #41

Amelie  Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France #58

The Piano Teacher  Michael Haneke, Austria #80

La Cienaga  Lucrecia Martel, Argentina #107

Atanarjuat:  the Fast Runner  Zacharias Kunuk, Canada #112

In Praise of Love  Jean-Luc Godard, France #159

Fat Girl  Catherine Breillat, France  #179

What Time is it There?  Tsai Ming-liang, China (Taiwan)  #186

Time Out  Laurent Cantet, France #215

Trouble Every Day  Claire Denis, France #224

Millenium Mambo  Hou hsiao-hsien, China (Taiwan) #234

The Devil's Backbone  Guillermo del Toro, Spain #273

Pulse  Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Japan #277

Monsoon Wedding  Mira Nair, India #324

The Son's Room  Nanni Moretti, Italy #342

Lagaan:  Once Upon a Time in India   Ashutosh Gowariker, India #362

I'm Going Home  Manoel de Oliveira, France #407

La Libertad  Lisandro Alonso, Argentina #410

All About Lily Chou-Chou  Shunji Iwai, Japan #527

No Man's Land  Danis Tanovic, Japan #645

The Lady and the Duke  Eric Rohmer, France #663

En Construccion  Jose Luis Guerin, Spain  #685

Late Marriage  Dover Kosashvili, Israel  #758

Va Savoir  Jacques Rivette, France #798

Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 pm  Claude Lanzmann, France #878

Visitor Q  Takashi Miike, Japan #879

Millennium Actress  Satoski Kon, Japan #920

Sex and Lucia  Julio Medem, Spain  #941

Shaolin Soccer  Stephen Chow, China (Hong Kong) #976

Opera, contadini  Jean-Marie Straub, Danielle Huillet, France  #980

Kandahar  Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran #984

 

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The winner of the 2001 Nederlands Film Festival Best Picture Award …

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The Moving True Story of a Woman Ahead of Her Time (2001) Pieter Verhoeff, the Netherlands

 

The winner of the 2002 Nederlands Film Festival Best Picture Award …

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Miss Minoes (2001) Vincent Bal, the Netherlands

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The 2001 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Picture went to ….

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Cool and Crazy (2001) Knut Erick Jensen, Norway

 

The 2002 winner of Norway’s Amanda Award for Best Foreign Film went to ….

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Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France

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The winner of the 2001 Sweden’s Goteborg International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Cool and Crazy (2001) Knut Erick Jensen, Norway

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The 2001 winner of the Ghent International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001) Zacharias Kunuk, Canada

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Winners of the 2002 Moscow International Film Festival included ….

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Resurrection (2001) Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Italy

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The winner of the 2001 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet, France

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The 2002 winner of the Hungarian Film Week Best Picture Award was …

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Chico (2001) Ibolya Fekete, Hungary

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The winner of the 2001 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Picture was ….

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Anita Takes a Chance (2001) Ventura Pons, Spain

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The 2001 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Picture Award was …

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Pauline & Paulette (2001) Lieven Debrauwer, Belgium

 

The 2001 winner of the Cairo International Film Festival's Best Arabic Picture Award was …

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Mothakerat Morahkah (2001) Enas El-Degheldy, Egypt

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The 2001 winner of the Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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What Time Is It There? (2001) Ming-liang Tsai, Taiwan

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The Best Picture winner of the 2002 Golden Horse Film Festival was …

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The Best of Times (2001) Tso-chi Chang, Taiwan

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The winner of the 2001 Tokyo International Film Festival Best Picture Award was …

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Slogans (2001) Gjergi Xhuyani, Albania

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My top FF films of 2002 of the 14 that I have seen are ….

 

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1.  City of God (2002) Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Brazil

2.  Infernal Affairs (2002) Andrew Lau, Alan Mak, Hong Kong

3.  The Twilight Samurai (2002) Yoji Yamada, Japan

4.  An Amazing Couple (2002) Lucas Belvaux, France

5.  Open Hearts (2002) Susanne Bier, Denmark

6.  8 Women (2002) Francois Ozon, France

7.  L’adversaire (2002) Nicole Garcia, France

8.  The Man Without a Past (2002) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

9.  Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance (2002) Park Chan-wook, South Korea

10.  Public Enemy (2002) Woo-**** Kang, South Korea

 

Hero (2002) Zhang Yimou, China

 

and I’ve also seen …

Russian Ark (2002) Alexsandr Sokurov, Russia

Uzak/Distant (2002) Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

A Loving Father (2002) Jacob Berger, France

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2002

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  1. Russian Ark, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia
  2. Hero, Zhang Yimou, China
  3. Talk to Her, Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  4. The Twilight Samurai, Yoji Yamada, Japan
  5. Public Enemy, Kang Woo-****, South Korea
  6. Infernal Affairs, Andy Lau & Alan Mak, Hong Kong
  7. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Park Chan-wook, South Korea
  8. Bus 174, Jose Padilha & Felipe Lacerda, Brazil
  9. City of God, Fernando Meirelles, Brazil
  10. Irreversible, Gaspar Noe, France
  11. Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla, Masaaki Tezuka, Japan
  12. A Snake in June, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Japan
  13. He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not, Laetitia Colombani, France
  14. The Crime of Padre Amaro, Carlos Carrera, Mexico
  15. Returner, Takashi Yamazaki, Japan
  16. Alive, Ryuhei Kitamura, Japan
  17. L'auberge espagnole, Cedric Klapisch, Spain/France
  18. So Close, Corey Yuen, Hong Kong
  19. 2009: Lost Memories, Lee Si-myung, South Korea
  20. H, Lee Jong-Hyuk, South Korea
  21. Naked Weapon, Ching Siu-Tung, Hong Kong

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I've also seen:

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  • Bloody Mallory, Julien Magnat, France
  • Ju-on: The Grudge, Takashi Shimizu, Japan
  • Unborn But Forgotten, Lim Chang-jae, South Korea
  • Samourais, Giordano Gederlini, France
  • Dracula's Fiancee, Jean Rollin, France

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1001 Movies You Must See

  • Bus 174, Jose Padilha & Felipe Lacerda, Brazil
  • City of God, Fernando Meirelles, Brazil
  • Hero, Zhang Yimou, China
  • Irreversible, Gaspar Noe, France
  • Russian Ark, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia
  • Talk to Her, Pedro Almodovar, Spain
  • Uzak, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

 

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  1. Open Hearts, Susanne Bier, Denmark
  2. Talk to Her, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
  3. My Mother Likes Women, Daniela Féjerman & Inés París, Spain
  4. 8 Women, François Ozon, France
  5. The Son, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium
  6. Hero, Zhang Yimou, China
  7. Bella Bettien, Han Pos, Netherlands
  8. Intimate Stories, Carlos Sorín, Argentina
  9. Every Stewardess Goes to Heaven, Daniel Burman, Argentina
  10. Twin Sisters, Ben Sombogaart, Netherlands
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My top FF films of 2002

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1. The Star, Nikolai Lebedev, Russia

2. Russian Ark, Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia

3. Talk to Her, Pedro Almodovar, Spain

4.  City of God, Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Brazil

5. On the Other Side of the Bridge, Mei Hu, Austria

6. Infernal Affairs, Andy Lau & Alan Mak, Hong Kong

7. Twin Sisters, Ben Sombogaart, Netherlands

8.  Hero, Zhang Yimou, China

9. L'auberge espagnole, Cedric Klapisch, Spain/France

10. Uzak/Distant, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey

 

From the foreign editions-

Twin Sisters, Ben Sombogaart, Dutch edition

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1.  Russian Ark  Alexander Sokurov, Russia

2.  Ten  Abbas Kiarostami, Iran

3.  The Man Without a Past  Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

4.  Unknown Pleasures  Jia Zhangke, China

5.  Blissfully Yours  Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand

6.  Amen  Constantin Costa-Gavras, France

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The 2002 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included these nominees …

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The Man Without a Past (2002) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

 

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Hero (2002) Zhang Yimou, China

 

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The Crime of Father Amaro (2002) Carlos Carrera, Mexico

 

The 2003 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film included these nominees …

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The Twilight Samurai (2002) Yoji Yamada, Japan

 

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Twin Sisters (2002) De Tweeling, the Netherlands

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The 2002 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

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Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar, Spain ****

 

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City of God (2002) Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Brazil

 

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Devdas (2002) Sanjay Leela Bhansali, India

 

The 2003 BAFTA Foreign Film Award included ….

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In This World (2002) Michael Winterbottom, UK

 

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Etre et Avoir (2002) Nicolas Philibert, France

 

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The winner of the 2002 European Film Awards Best Picture was …

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Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

The winner of the 2002 European Film Screen International Award was …

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Divine Intervention (2002) Elia Suleiman, Palestine

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The 2003 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award included …

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City of God (2002) Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Brazil ****

 

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Lilya-4-Ever (2002) Lukas Moodysson, Sweden

 

Nominated for the 2004 Independent Spirit Best Foreign Film Award …

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Oasis (2002) Chang-dong Lee, South Korea

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The 2001/02 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award included this nominee …

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Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

 

The winner of the 2002/03 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award …

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City of God (2002) Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Brazil

 

Nominated for the 2003/04 British Independent Foreign Language Film Award …

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Hero (2002) Zhang Yimou, China

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The winner of the 2002 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film was …

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Talk to Her (2002) Pedro Almodovar, Spain

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The 2002 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge award was …

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Lilya-4-Ever (2002) Lukas Moodysson, Sweden

 

The 2002 winner of Sweden’s Guldbagge Foreign Film Award was …

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The Man Without a Past (2002) Aki Kaurismaki, Finland

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