Annual Top Tens: 2000s (grouped by year of premiere; very much a work in progress)

2009

BLUEBEARD (Catherine Breillat)
ECCENTRICITIES OF A BLONDE-HAIRED GIRL (Manoel de Oliveira)
PUBLIC ENEMIES (Michael Mann)
THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (Steven Soderbergh)
THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (Jim Jarmusch)
THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (Radu Jude)
THE PORTUGUESE NUN (Eugene Green)
VINCERE (Marco Bellocchio)
YATTERMAN (Takashi Miike)
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (Tony Scott)

Gamer (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor); White Material (Claire Denis); Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos); They All Lie (Matias Pineiro); Vengeance (Johnnie To).

2008

TOKYO SONATA (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
35 SHOTS OF RUM (Claire Denis)
GRAN TORINO (Clint Eastwood)
NIGHT AND DAY (Hong Sang-soo)
24 CITY (Jia Zhangke)
SPARROW (Johnnie To)
TWO LOVERS (James Gray)
THE HEADLESS WOMAN (Lucrecia Martel)
LOVE EXPOSURE (Sion Sono)
WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt)

Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda); Changeling (Clint Eastwood); Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas); Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso); Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki).

2007

ZODIAC (David Fincher)
YOUTH WITHOUT YOUTH (Francis Ford Coppola)
DON'T TOUCH THE AXE! (Jacques Rivette)
FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, AND 2 DAYS (Cristian Mungiu)
WE OWN THE NIGHT (James Gray)
THE MAN FROM LONDON (Bela Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky)
THE ROMANCE OF ASTREA AND CELADON (Eric Rohmer)
IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA (Jose Luis Guerin)
RATATOUILLE (Brad Bird)

Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant); There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson); Smiley Face (Gregg Araki); Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas); The Walker (Paul Schrader).

2006

DEJA VU (Tony Scott)
RETRIBUTION (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (Tsai Ming-liang)
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (Clint Eastwood)
STILL LIFE (Jia Zhang-ke)
EXILED (Johnnie To)
MIAMI VICE (Michael Mann)
LADY IN THE WATER (M. Night Shyamalan)
SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
COLOSSAL YOUTH (Pedro Costa)

Election 2 (Johnnie To); Belle Toujours (Manoel de Oliviera); Fantasma (Lisandro Alonso); Paprika (Satoshi Kon); The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma).

2005

WAR OF THE WORLDS (Steven Spielberg)
DOMINION: PREQUEL TO THE EXORCIST (Paul Schrader)
THE WAYWARD CLOUD (Tsai Ming-liang)
LOFT (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
BATTLE IN HEAVEN (Carlos Reygadas)
THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU (Cristi Puiu)
ELECTION (Johnnie To)
THE NEW WORLD (Terrence Malick)
BROKEN FLOWERS (Jim Jarmusch)
LAST DAYS (Gus Van Sant)

Munich (Steven Spielberg); A History of Violence (David Cronenberg); Two Drifters (Joao Pedro Rodrigues); Red Eye (Wes Craven); Hidden (Michael Haneke).

2004

TROPICAL MALADY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
THE WORLD (Jia Zhangke)
THE VILLAGE (M. Night Shyamalan)
MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Clint Eastwood)
VERA DRAKE (Mike Leigh)
WOMAN IS THE FUTURE OF MAN (Hong Sang-soo)
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry)
THE AVIATOR (Martin Scorsese)
L'INTRUS (Claire Denis)
COLLATERAL (Michael Mann)

Throw Down (Johnnie To); The Manchurian Candidate (Jonathan Demme); Breaking News (Johnnie To); The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson); Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki).

2003

GOODBYE, DRAGON INN (Tsai Ming-liang)
THE STORY OF MARIE AND JULIEN (Jacques Rivette)
THAT DAY (Raul Ruiz)
BASIC (John McTiernan)
PTU (Johnnie To)
LOST IN TRANSLATION (Sofia Coppola)
ELEPHANT (Gus Van Sant)
ONE MISSED CALL (Takashi Miike)
ZATOICHI (Takeshi Kitano)
BRIGHT FUTURE (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

Mystic River (Clint Eastwood); The Magic Gloves (Martin Rejtman); Gozu (Takashi Miike); Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon); Paycheck (John Woo).

2002

BLISSFULLY YOURS (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
FEMME FATALE (Brian De Palma)
VENDREDI SOIR (Claire Denis)
SIGNS (M. Night Shyamalan)
SOLARIS (Steven Soderbergh)
ALL OR NOTHING (Mike Leigh)
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST (Aki Kaurismaki)
THE SON (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
UNKNOWN PLEASURES (Jia Zhangke)
PANIC ROOM (David Fincher)

Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson); My Left Eye Sees Ghosts (Johnnie To); Gerry (Gus Van Sant); Blood Work (Clint Eastwood); Minority Report (Steven Spielberg).

2001

PULSE (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
WHAT TIME IS IT THERE? (Tsai Ming-liang)
SPIRITED AWAY (Hayao Miyazaki)
MILLENNIUM MAMBO (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
ALI (Michael Mann)
GHOSTS OF MARS (John Carpenter)
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)
THE SON'S ROOM (Nanni Moretti)
IN VANDA'S ROOM (Pedro Costa)
LA LIBERTAD (Lisandro Alonso)

Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon); Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis); Harmful Insect (Akihiko Shiota); The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke); The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson).

2000

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar-wai)
MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT (Claude Chabrol)
PLATFORM (Jia Zhangke)
YI YI: A ONE AND A TWO (Edward Yang)
MISSION TO MARS (Brian De Palma)
BROTHER (Takeshi Kitano)
UNBREAKABLE (M. Night Shyamalan)
DANCER IN THE DARK (Lars von Trier)
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
CODE UNKNOWN (Michael Haneke)

Time and Tide (Tsui Hark); Space Cowboys (Clint Eastwood); Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa); Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku); Me, Myself & Irene (Bobby & Peter Farrelly).

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