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BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century

The 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century is a list compiled in August 2016 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), chosen by a voting poll of 177 film critics from around the world. It was compiled by collating the top ten films submitted by the critics who were asked to list the best films released since the year 2000.

Selection criteriaEdit

 
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
 
Christopher Nolan
 
Wes Anderson
 
Michael Haneke
 
Paul Thomas Anderson
 
Coen brothers

BBC Culture requested 177 film critics from around the world to submit their responses for ten films which according to them are the greatest. The time period was limited from January 2000 to June 2016 (when the responses were completely collected). Each film listed in these responses was then given points based on their ranking. For instance, if a film was ranked at #1 in a critic's list, that film would get 10 points, whereas the one ranked at #10 would get 1 point. The list has 102 titles to be exact, due to a tie between Carlos, Requiem for a Dream, and Toni Erdmann for the 100th rank.[1][2] With three each, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Haneke, and the Coen brothers have the largest number of films in the list.

A total of 177 critics from 36 countries participated in the poll, with the largest number (81) from the United States followed by the United Kingdom. Out of the 177, 122 are men and 55 are women, and are primarily newspaper/magazine film reviewers, website film reviewers, academics, and cinema curators.

Full listEdit


No. Title Director Country Year
1 Mulholland DriveDavid Lynch  2001
2 In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai   2000
3 There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson   2007
4 Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki   2001
5 Boyhood Richard Linklater   2014
6 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry   2004
7 The Tree of Life Terrence Malick   2011
8 Yi Yi Edward Yang     2000
9 A Separation Asghar Farhadi   2011
10 No Country for Old Men Joel Coen and Ethan Coen   2007
11 Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen and Ethan Coen   2013
12 Zodiac David Fincher   2007
13 Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón     2006
14 The Act of Killing Joshua Oppenheimer       2012
15 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days Cristian Mungiu   2007
16 Holy Motors Leos Carax     2012
17 Pan's Labyrinth Guillermo del Toro     2006
18 The White Ribbon Michael Haneke   2009
19 Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller     2015
20 Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman   2008
21 The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson   2014
22 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola   2003
23 Caché Michael Haneke         2005
24 The Master Paul Thomas Anderson   2012
25 Memento Christopher Nolan   2001
26 25th Hour Spike Lee   2002
27 The Social Network David Fincher   2010
28 Talk to Her Pedro Almodóvar   2002
29 WALL-E Andrew Stanton   2008
30 Oldboy Park Chan-wook   2003
31 Margaret Kenneth Lonergan   2011
32 The Lives of Others Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck   2006
33 The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan     2008
34 Son of Saul László Nemes   2015
35 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Ang Lee         2000
36 Timbuktu Abderrahmane Sissako     2014
37 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Apichatpong Weerasethakul   2010
38 City of God Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund   2002
39 The New World Terrence Malick   2005
40 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee   2005
41 Inside Out Pete Docter   2015
42 Amour Michael Haneke       2012
43 Melancholia Lars von Trier         2011
44 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen     2013
45 Blue Is the Warmest Colour Abdellatif Kechiche       2013
46 Certified Copy Abbas Kiarostami   2010
47 Leviathan Andrey Zvyagintsev   2014
48 Brooklyn John Crowley       2015
49 Goodbye to Language Jean-Luc Godard     2014
50 The Assassin Hou Hsiao-hsien       2015
51 Inception Christopher Nolan     2010
52 Tropical Malady Apichatpong Weerasethakul   2004
53 Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann     2001
54 Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Nuri Bilge Ceylan   2011
55 Ida Paweł Pawlikowski         2013
56 Werckmeister Harmonies Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky   2000
57 Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow   2012
58 Moolaadé Ousmane Sembène           2004
59 A History of Violence David Cronenberg   2005
60 Syndromes and a Century Apichatpong Weerasethakul   2006
61 Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer       2013
62 Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino     2009
63 The Turin Horse Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky   2011
64 The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino     2013
65 Fish Tank Andrea Arnold   2009
66 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring Kim Ki-duk     2003
67 The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow   2008
68 The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson   2001
69 Carol Todd Haynes     2015
70 Stories We Tell Sarah Polley   2012
71 Tabu Miguel Gomes        2012
72 Only Lovers Left Alive Jim Jarmusch     2013
73 Before Sunset Richard Linklater   2004
74 Spring Breakers Harmony Korine   2012
75 Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson   2014
76 Dogville Lars von Trier   2003
77 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel     2007
78 The Wolf of Wall Street Martin Scorsese   2013
79 Almost Famous Cameron Crowe   2000
80 The Return Andrey Zvyagintsev   2003
81 Shame Steve McQueen   2011
82 A Serious Man Joel Coen and Ethan Coen       2009
83 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg   2001
84 Her Spike Jonze   2013
85 A Prophet Jacques Audiard     2009
86 Far from Heaven Todd Haynes   2002
87 Amélie Jean-Pierre Jeunet     2001
88 Spotlight Tom McCarthy   2015
89 The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel   2008
90 The Pianist Roman Polanski         2002
91 The Secret in Their Eyes Juan José Campanella     2009
92 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Andrew Dominik   2007
93 Ratatouille Brad Bird   2007
94 Let the Right One In Tomas Alfredson   2008
95 Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson   2012
96 Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton   2003
97 White Material Claire Denis   2009
98 Ten Abbas Kiarostami   2002
99 The Gleaners and I Agnès Varda   2000
100 Carlos Olivier Assayas     2010
100 Requiem for a Dream Darren Aronofsky   2000
100 Toni Erdmann Maren Ade     2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films". BBC. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ "BBC - Culture - The 21st Century's 1-- Greatest Films: Who Voted?". BBC.Com. Retrieved 28 August 2016.