Recently, BBC selected 100 ” 100 Best Movies in the Century”. They are all excellent films.

Movie fans complained that they are no longer classic. Nowadays, good films are rare. It seemed that the classic movies are more engaging, more meaningful. From the movie website IMDb’s top 100 list selected by fans of film, the top-ranking movie is “Shawshank Redemption.”, Which is a movie 20 years ago? The second and three movies are the “Godfather” “Godfather II” respectively.

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Apart from that, for every decade, professionals selected British magazine’ “Movie and Sound” has “The best 10 in movie history” shows that regardless of whether the top is the “citizen Kane” or “Ecstasy”, they have another point of view: Movies are always good.

Last year, BBC culture Column Editorial Office had collected ” 100 Best Movies in the Century” from 62 movie reviewers, and the result is that there were only six movies, which were filmed after 2000.

This makes the initiator very confused:

Is it because the standard of the movies after 2000 dropped drastically? Or is it because the standard of the movies are Americanized by time?

Then, BBC had organized a voting activity for ” 100 Best Movies in the Century” once again.  And the starting point is from 1st January 2000. The purpose of this exercise is to help the movie fans and readers to know the best movies in this recent decade and to discover some new classic that was easily ignored on screen.

They hoped to prove that there are some excellent movies. In time, its importance will not be inferior to the “Godfather” and “Seven Samurai” and other works.

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BBC had issued a questionnaire to a total of 36 countries around the world, a total of 177 critics (of which the majority of critics in Europe and the United States, Zhou Li Ming was selected in China. Among them, there are some highly respected film scholars, some famous movies reviewers, opinion leaders in the network era and personal media platform.

Finally, we have this long list covering 102 movies. (the 100th film is a series composed of three films). By using the initiator’s words, these films had proven that “Movies are not dying, but becoming newer.” Does the list contain the best movies that coincide with what you have in mind? Perhaps this is not important. The important point is whether it can make you feel interested in the new and good movies. Even if you do not necessarily agree that “Mulholland Road” is the best film, and “In the Mood for Love”  comes second, however, please consider watching it if you have not watched this movie yet. This is the meaning why these reviews exist.

100

《Toni Erdmann》,2016

Director:Jonas Dornbach

《Requiem for a Dream》,2000

Director:Darren Aronofsky

《Carlos》,2010

Director:Olivier Assayas

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99

《The Gleaners and I》,2000

Director:Agnès Varda

98

《Ten》,2002

Director:Abbas Kiarostami

97

《White Material》,2009

Director:Claire Denis

96

《Finding Nemo》,2003

Director:Andrew Stanton

95

《Moonrise Kingdom》,2012

Director:Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom

94

《Let the Right One In》,2008

Director: Tomas Alfredson

93

《Ratatouille》,2007

Director:Brad Bird

92

《The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford》,2007

Director:Andrew Dominik

91

《The Secret in Their Eyes》,2009

Director:Juan José Campanella

90

《The Pianist》,2002

Director:Roman Polanski

The Pianist

89

《The Headless Woman》,2008

Director:Lucrecia Martel

88

《Spotlight》,2015

Director:Thomas McCarthy

87

《Amélie》,2001

Director:Jean-Pierre Jeunet

86

《Far From Heaven》,2002

Director:Todd Haynes

85

《A Prophet》,2009

Director:Jacques Audiard

A Prophet

84

《Her》,2013

Director:Spike Jonze

83

《A.I. Artificial Intelligence》,2001

Director:Steven Allan Spielberg

82

《A Serious Man》,2009

Director:Joel Coen / Ethan Coen

81

《Shame》,2011

Director:Steven Rodney “Steve” McQueen

80

《The Return》,2003

Director:Andrei Zvyagintsev

The Return

79

《Almost Famous》,2000

Director:Cameron Crowe

78

《The Wolf of Wall Street》,2003

Director:Martin Scorsese

77

《The Diving Bell and the Butterfly》,2007

Director:Julian Schnabel

76

《Dogville》,2003

Director: Lars von Trier

75

《Inherent Vice》,2014

Director:Paul Thomas Anderson

Inherent Vice

74

《Spring Breakers》,2012

Director: Harmony Korine

73

《Before Sunset》,2004

Director:Richard Linklater

72

《Only Lovers Left Alive》,2013

Director:Jim Jarmusch

71

《Tabu》,2012

Director:MiguelGomes

70

《Stories We Tell》,2012

Director:Sarah E. Polley

Stories We Tell

69

《Carol》,2015

Director:Todd Haynes

68

《The Royal Tenenbaums》,2001

Director:Wes Anderson

67

《The Hurt Locker》,2008

Director:Kathryn Bigelow

66

《Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring》,2003

Director:Ki-duk Kim

65

《Fish Tank》,2000

Director:American Honey

Fish Tank

64

《The Great Beauty》,2013

Director:Paolo Sorrentino

63

《The Turin Horse》,2011

Director:Béla Tarr

62

《Inglourious Basterds》,2009

Director:Quentin Jerome Tarantino

61

《Under the Skin》,2013

Director:Jonathan Glazer

60

《Syndromes and a Century》,2006

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Syndromes and a Century

59

《A History of Violence》,2005

Director:David Cronenberg

58

《Moolaadé》,2004

Director:Ousmane Sembene

57

《Zero Dark Thirty》,2012

Director:Kathryn Bigelow

56

《Werckmeister Harmonies》,2000

Director:Béla Tarr

55

《Ida》,2013

Director:Pawel Pawlikowski

Ida

54

《Once Upon a Time in Anatolia》,2011

Director:Nuri Bilge Ceylan

53

《Moulin Rouge》,2001

Director:Baz Luhrmann

52

《Tropical Malady》,2004

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul

51

《Inception》,2010

Director:Christopher Nolan

50

《The Assassin》,2015

Director:Hou Hsiao-hsien

The Assassin

49

《Goodbye to Language》,2014

Director:Jean Luc Godard

48

《Brooklyn》,2015

Director:John Crowley

47

《Leviathan》,2014

Director:Andrei Zvyagintsev

46

《Certified Copy》,2010

Director:Abbas Kiarostami

45

《Blue Is the Warmest Color》,2013

Director:Abdellatif Kechiche

Blue Is the Warmest Color

44

《12 Years a Slave》,2013

Director:Steven Rodney “Steve” McQueen

43

《Melancholia》,2011

Director:Lav Diaz

42

《Amour》,2012

Director:Michael Haneke

41

《Inside Out》,2015

Director:Pete Docter

40

《Brokeback Mountain》,2005

Director:Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain

39

《The New World》,2005

Director:Terrence Malick

38

《City of God》,2002

Director:Fernando Meirelles

37

《Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives》,2010

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul

36

《Timbuktu》,2014

Director:Abderrahmane Sissako

35

《Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon》,2000

Director:Ang Lee

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

34

《Son of Saul》,2000

Director: Laszlo Nemes

33

《The Dark Knight》,2008

Director:Christopher Nolan

32

《The Lives of Others》,2006

Director:Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

31

《Margaret》,2011

Director:Kenneth Lonergan

30

《Old Boy》,2003

Director:Park Chan-wook

Old Boy

29

《WALL-E》,2008

Director:Andrew Stanton

28

《Talk to Her》,2002

Director:Pedro Almodovar

27

《The Social Network》,2010

Director:David Fincher

26

《25th Hour》,2002

Director:Spike Lee

25

《Memento》,2000

Director:Christopher Nolan

Memento

24

《The Master》,2012

Director:Paul Thomas Anderson

23

《Caché》,2005

Director:Michael Haneke

22

《Lost in Translation》,2003

Director: Sofia Coppola

21

《The Grand Budapest Hotel》,2014

Director:Wes Anderson

20

《Synecdoche, New York》,2008

Director: Charlie Kaufman

Synecdoche, New York

19

《Mad Max: Fury Road》,2015

Director:George Miller

18

《The White Ribbon》,2009

Director: Michael Haneke

17

《Pan’s Labyrinth》,2006

Director: Guillermo del Toro

16

《Holy Motors》,2012

Director:Leos Carax

15

《4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days》,2007

Director:Cristian Mungiu

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

14

《The Act of Killing》,2012

Director:Joshua Oppenheimer

13

《Children of Men》,2006

Director:Alfonso Cuarón

12

《Zodiac》,2007

Director: David Fincher

11

《Inside Llewyn Davis》,2013

Director:Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

10

《No Country for Old Men》,2007

Director:Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

No Country for Old Men

9

《A Separation》,2011

Director:Asghar Farhadi

A Separation

8

《A One and a Two》,2000

Director:Edward Yang

A One and a Two

7

《The Tree of Life》,2011

Director:Terrence Malick

The Tree of Life

6

《Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind》,2004

Director: Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

5

《Boyhood》,2014

Director:Richard Linklater

Boyhood

4

《Spirited Away》,2001

Director:Miyazaki Hayao

Spirited Away

3

《There Will Be Blood》,2007

Director:Paul Thomas Anderson

There Will Be Blood

2

《In the Mood for Love》,2000

Director:Karwai Wong

In the Mood for Love

1

《Mulholland Drive》,2001

Director: David Lynch

Mulholland Drive