10 Films of the Year

1990

– Awakenings (Penny Marshall)
– Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
– Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner)
– Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton)
– The Godfather Part III (Francis Ford Coppola)
– Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
– Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
– Miller’s Crossing (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)
– Wild at Heart (David Lynch)

1991

– Barton Fink (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– Beauty and the Beast (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
– The Commitments (Alan Parker)
– The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
– La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson)
– Les amants du Pont-Neuf (Leos Carax)
– The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
– Slacker (Richard Linklater)
– Terminator 2: Judgment Day (James Cameron)
– Thelma and Louise (Ridley Scott)

1992

– Aladdin (Ron Clements, John Musker)
– Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
– Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola)
– The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
– Delicatessen (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro)
– Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley)
– The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann)
– The Player (Robert Altman)
– Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino)
– Scent of a Woman (Martin Brest)

1993

– Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
– Naked (Mike Leigh)
– The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick)
– Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme)
– The Piano (Jane Campion)
– Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg)
– Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
– Three Colors: Blue (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
– True Romance (Tony Scott)
– Un Coeur en Hiver (Claude Sautet)

1994

– Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
– Clerks (Kevin Smith)
– Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell)
– Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
– Leon: The Professional (Luc Besson)
– The Lion King (Roger Allens, Rob Minkoff)
– Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
– The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
– Three Colors: Red (Krzysztof Kieślowski)
– Three Colors: White (Krzysztof Kieślowski)

1995

– Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
– Braveheart (Mel Gibson)
– Dead Man Walking (Tim Robbins)
– Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
– Heat (Michael Mann)
– Se7en (David Fincher)
– Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle)
– Smoke (Paul Auster, Wayne Wang)
– Toy Story (John Lasseter)
– The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer)

1996

– Bound (Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski)
– The English Patient (Anthony Minghella)
– Fargo (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh)
– Jerry Maguire (Cameron Crowe)
– L’appartement (Gilles Mimouni)
– Lone Star (John Sayles)
– The People Vs. Larry Flynt (Milos Forman)
– Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
– Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)

1997

– Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
– The Full Monty (Peter Cattaneo)
– Gattaca (Andrew Niccol)
– Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant)
– The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
– Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantiino)
– L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
– Mrs. Brown (John Madden)
– Open Your Eyes (Alejandro Amenábar)
– The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)

1998

– The Big Lebowski (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– Central Station (Walter Salles)
– Henry Fool (Hal Hartley)
– The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
– Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni)
– Nil by Mouth (Gary Oldman)
– Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh)
– Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
– The Thin Red Line (Terrance Malick)
– The Truman Show (Peter Weir)

1999

– American Beauty (Sam Mendes)
– Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)
– Eternity and a Day (Theodoros Angelopoulos)
– Fight Club (David Fincher)
– Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
– The Matrix (Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski)
– Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
– Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay)
– Rosetta (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
– The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)

2000

– Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
– Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel)
– Best in Show (Christopher Guest)
– Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry)
– Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)
– High Fidelity (Stephen Frears)
– O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofski)
– Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
– You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)

2001

– Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
– Amores Perros (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
– Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)
– Gosford Park (Robert Altman)
– In the Bedroom (Todd Field)
– In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
– The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
– Memento (Christopher Nolan)
– Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
– Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer)

2002

– Adaptation (Spike Jonze)
– Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
– The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
– My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Joel Zwick)
– The Pianist (Roman Polanski)
– The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
– Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
– Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes)
– Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
– Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar)
– Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuarón)

2003

– 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
– The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand)
– City of God (Fernando Meirelles)
– Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton)
– In America (Jim Sheridan)
– Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
– Mystic River (Clint Eastwood)
– Seabiscuit (Gary Ross)
– Thirteen (Catherine Hardwicke)
– Whale Rider (Niki Caro)

2004

– Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
– Closer (Mike Nichols)
– Collateral (Michael Mann)
– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
– Love Me If You Dare (Yann Samuell)
– Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston)
– Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)
– The Motorcycle Diaries (Walter Salles)
– The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenábar)
– Sideways (Alexander Payne)

2005

– A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
– Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
– Cache (Michael Haneke)
– Capote (Bennett Miller)
– Crash (Paul Haggis)
– Good Night, and Good Luck (George Clooney)
– Junebug (Phil Morrison)
– Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Shane Black)
– My Summer of Love (Pawel Pawlikowski)
– The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)

2006

– Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
– Brick (Rian Johnson)
– Candy (Neil Armfield)
– Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
– L’enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
– Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
– Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
– Somersault (Cate Shortland)
– United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
– Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)

2007

– 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
– Atonement (Joe Wright)
– The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Julian Schnabel)
– Juno (Jason Reitman)
– La Vie en Rose (Olivier Dahan)
– The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
– No Country for Old Men (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
– Once (John Carney)
– There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
– Zodiac (David Fincher)

2008

– The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan)
– Doubt (John Patrick Shanley)
– Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
– Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson)
– Man on Wire (James Marsh)
– Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme)
– Revolutionary Road (Sam Mendes)
– Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle)
– WALL-E (Andrew Stanton)
– The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)

2009

– (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb)
– A Single Man (Tom Ford)
– Away We Go (Sam Mendes)
– District 9 (Neill Blomkamp)
– Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
– Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
– The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)
– Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
– Up (Peter Docter)
– The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke)

2010

– Animal Kingdom (David Michôd)
– A Prophet (Jacques Audiard)
– Black Swan (Darren Afonofsky)
– In a Better World (Susanne Bier)
– Inception (Christopher Nolan)
– The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper)
– Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Edgar Wright)
– The Social Network (David Fincher)
– Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
– Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik)

2011

– A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
– The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
– The Descendants (Alexander Payne)
– Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn)
– The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
– Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin)
– Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
– Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen)
– Moneyball (Bennett Miller)
– Shame (Steve McQueen)

2012

– Amour (Michael Haneke)
– Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin)
– The Invisible War (Kirby Dick)
– The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
– Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
– Looper (Rian Johnson)
– The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
– Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
– Rust and Bone (Jacques Audiard)
– Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow)

2013

– 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen)
– Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
– Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach)
– Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón)
– Her (Spike Jonze)
– The Past (Asghar Farhadi)
– Short Term 12 (Destin Daniel Cretton)
– Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley)
– The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
– The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)

2014

– Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
– Gone Girl (David Fincher)
– The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
– Ida (Paweł Pawlikowski)
– Life Itself (Steve James)
– Mommy (Xavier Dolan)
– Selma (Ava DuVernay)
– Tracks (John Curran)
– Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne)
– Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

2015

– A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour)
– About Elly (Asghar Farhadi)
– Beasts of No Nation (Cary Fukunaga)
– Brooklyn (John Crowley)
– Ex Machina (Alex Garlamd)
– Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen)
– Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
– The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
– The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert)
– Wild Tales (Damián Szifrón)

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