Time for this week's weekly installment of "Siri Says When" wherein the voice from our telephone commands us what to do by choosing a number between 1 and 100, which we then use to select a favorite batch of films from the corresponding year. Today Siri gave us one I wasn't totally sure her software allowed for - the number 100. And so we'll be looking at The Movies of 2000. While maybe not quite as good as the year before it - 1999 is one for the record books - the year 2000 is an excellent one too.
Lots of filmmakers that I've come to worship and adore in the 17 years since were just finding their footing - people like Michael Haneke and Darren Aronofsky and Park Chan-wook and Sofia Coppola weren't necessarily making their first films but they were making films that would come to define them or give us a good look at what they were capable of. Indeed this is another instance where the year's good enough to force my hand - we're doing a Top 10.
My 10 Favorite Movies of 2000
(dir. Mary Harron)
-- released on Aril 14th 2000 --
(dir. Peyton Reed)
-- released on August 25th 2000 --
(dir. E. Elias Merhige)
-- released on ?December 29th 2000 --
(dir. Darren Aronofsky)
-- released on December 15th 2000 --
(dir. Christopher Guest)
-- released on October 20th 2000 --
(dir. Curtis Hanson)
-- released on February 25th 2000 --
(dir. Sofia Coppola)
-- released on May 19th 2000 --
(dir. Lars von Trier)
-- released on October 6th 2000 --
(dir. Wong Kar-wai)
-- released onSeptember 29th 2000 --
(dir. Ang Lee)
-- released on December 8th 2000 --
Runners-up: Memento (dir. Nolan), Battle Royale (dir. Kinji Fukasaku), Unbreakable (dir. Shyamalan), Pitch Black (dir. Twohy), Final Destination (dir. James Wong), The Gift (dir. Sam Raimi), Nurse Betty (dir. LaBute), JSA: Joint Security Area (dir. Park Chan-wook), The Cell (dir. Tarsem Singh)...
... What Lies Beneath (dir. Robert Zemeckis), Ginger Snaps (dir. John Fawcett), Sexy Beast (dir. Jonathan Glazer), You Can Count on Me (dir. Lonergan), Tigerland (dir. Schumacher), Scream 3 (dir. Craven), Chopper (dir. Andrew Dominik), Code Unknown (dir. Haneke), Before Night Falls (dir. Schnabel), Erin Brockovitch (dir. Soderbergh), Chicken Run (dir. Peter Lord)
Never seen: O Brother Where Art Thou? (dir. Coens), The Beach (dir. Danny Boyle), Chocolat (dir. Lasse Hallström), Amores Perros (dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu), Billy Elliot (dir. Daldry)
What are your favorite movies of 2000?