Tuesday, December 12, 2017

10 Off My Head: Siri Says 2000

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?


Pierce said...

Isn't She Great? Bette Midler as Jacqueline Susann
Wonder Boys
Drowning Mona, All the cars are Yugos.
American Psycho
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, loads of fun
Fantasia 2000
Chicken Run
The Broken Hearts Club
The Little Vampire
Charlie's Angels
Rugrats in Paris
102 Dalmations
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Miss Congeniality
Shadow of the Vampire

par3182 said...

billy elliot
o brother where art thou?
the virgin suicides
*you can count on me*

Anonymous said...

Yay, the year I was born! Obvi Bring It On >>>

larry said...

The only one on your list I liked much was "Best In Show". Pretty lousy year -- my fave was "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" (If you see it, be sure you see Preston Sturges' "Sullivan's Travels" first). "Amores Perros" was brilliant, but I didn't enjoy seeing dying dogs.

joel65913 said...

Wonder Boys is my favorite of the year

The rest:
Small Time Crooks
Miss Congeniality
Under the Sand
Thirteen Days
You Can Count on Me
Joe Gould's Secret

Shawny said...

1 Crouching tiger
2 The cell
3 Chicken Run
4 Best in show
5 o brother where art thou?

These are the only titles I would watch again out of everything listed.

remy said...

1.Dancer in the Dark
2.Almost Famous
3.Requiem For a Dream
4.Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5.Virgin Suicides
6.High Fidelity
7.Billy Elliot
8.Wonder Boys
10.American Psycho

FoxVerde said...

you've never seen billy elliot??? wow. that was one of the most thrilling kisses in modern film. reminds me of the kiss in herman hesse's book demian. thrilling for anyone who was once a lonely gayling. watch it this weekend!