The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films

A list created by sleestakk

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world. For the purposes of this poll we have decided that a list of the greatest films of the 21st Century should include the year 2000, even though we recognise that there was no ‘Year Zero’ and that 2001 is mathematically the start of the century.

Movies on The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films List
RankTitleDirector(s)Year Released
1Mulholland DriveDavid Lynch2001
2In the Mood for LoveWong Kar-wai2000
3There Will Be BloodPaul Thomas Anderson2007
4Spirited AwayHayao Miyazaki2001
5BoyhoodRichard Linklater2014
6Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindMichel Gondry2004
7The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick2011
8Yi YiEdward Yang2000
9A SeparationAsghar Farhadi2011
10No Country for Old MenEthan Coen, Joel Coen2007
11Inside Llewyn DavisEthan Coen, Joel Coen2013
12ZodiacDavid Fincher2007
13Children of MenAlfonso Cuarón2006
14The Act of KillingAnonymous, Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn2012
154 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 DaysCristian Mungiu2007
16Holy MotorsLeos Carax2012
17Pan's LabyrinthGuillermo del Toro2006
18The White RibbonMichael Haneke2009
19Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller2015
20Synecdoche, New YorkCharlie Kaufman2008
21The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson2014
22Lost in TranslationSofia Coppola2003
23CachéMichael Haneke2005
24The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson2012
25MementoChristopher Nolan2000
2625th HourSpike Lee2002
27The Social NetworkDavid Fincher2010
28Talk to HerPedro Almodóvar2002
29WALL·EAndrew Stanton2008
30OldboyPark Chan-wook2003
31MargaretKenneth Lonergan2011
32The Lives of OthersFlorian Henckel von Donnersmarck2006
33The Dark KnightChristopher Nolan2008
34Son of SaulLászló Nemes2015
35Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonAng Lee2000
36TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako2014
37Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul2010
38City of GodKátia Lund, Fernando Meirelles2002
39The New WorldTerrence Malick2005
40Brokeback MountainAng Lee2005
41Inside OutPete Docter2015
42AmourMichael Haneke2012
43MelancholiaLars von Trier2011
4412 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen2013
45Blue Is the Warmest ColorAbdellatif Kechiche2013
46Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami2010
47LeviathanAndrey Zvyagintsev2014
48BrooklynJohn Crowley2015
49Goodbye to LanguageJean-Luc Godard2014
50The AssassinHou Hsiao-hsien2015
51InceptionChristopher Nolan2010
52Tropical MaladyApichatpong Weerasethakul2005
53Moulin Rouge!Baz Luhrmann2001
54Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan2011
55IdaPaweł Pawlikowski2013
56Werckmeister HarmoniesBéla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky2000
57Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow2012
58MoolaadéOusmane Sembene2004
59A History of ViolenceDavid Cronenberg2005
60Syndromes and a CenturyApichatpong Weerasethakul2006
61Under the SkinJonathan Glazer2014
62Inglourious BasterdsQuentin Tarantino2009
63The Turin HorseÁgnes Hranitzky, Béla Tarr2011
64The Great BeautyPaolo Sorrentino2013
65Fish TankAndrea Arnold2009
66Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and SpringKim Ki-duk2003
67The Hurt LockerKathryn Bigelow2008
68The Royal TenenbaumsWes Anderson2001
69CarolTodd Haynes2015
70Stories We TellSarah Polley2012
71TabuMiguel Gomes2012
72Only Lovers Left AliveJim Jarmusch2013
73Before SunsetRichard Linklater2004
74Spring BreakersHarmony Korine2013
75Inherent VicePaul Thomas Anderson2014
76DogvilleLars von Trier2003
77The Diving Bell and the ButterflyJulian Schnabel2007
78The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese2013
79Almost FamousCameron Crowe2000
80The ReturnAndrey Zvyagintsev2003
81ShameSteve McQueen2011
82A Serious ManEthan Coen, Joel Coen2009
83A .I. Artificial IntelligenceSteven Spielberg2001
84HerSpike Jonze2013
85A ProphetJacques Audiard2009
86Far from HeavenTodd Haynes2002
87AmélieJean-Pierre Jeunet2001
88SpotlightTom McCarthy2015
89The Headless WomanLucrecia Martel2008
90The PianistRoman Polanski2002
91The Secret in Their EyesJuan José Campanella2009
92The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert FordAndrew Dominik2007
93RatatouilleBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava2007
94Let the Right One InTomas Alfredson2008
95Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson2012
96Finding NemoAndrew Stanton2003
97White MaterialClaire Denis2010
98TenAbbas Kiarostami2002
99The Gleaners and I: Two Years LaterAgnès Varda2002
100Requiem for a DreamDarren Aronofsky2000
101CarlosOlivier Assayas2010
102Toni ErdmannMaren Ade2016