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NEW The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films

The seventh edition of our 21st Century list is now online, and incorporates many of 2011's critics' ballots. Unsurprisingly, Terrence Malick's Tree of Life leads the 2011 bunch.  View


  1. Thanks for the link. I always take these lists with a grain of salt. Having said that, I've seen 41 of the Top 50 and 132 of the 250 on the list. There are some really bizarre choices on there (Femme Fatale? Really?)

    1. It's only a list like you said. But I am some kind of obsessive completist who wants to catch everything and terminate every list I can find... There are many weird choices but I think it is a list that made me discover many films I wouldn't have watch if it wasn't on it...

    2. Oh, I know what you are talking about. I've been saving the IMDB Top 250 lists at the end of every year since 1998. I make sure to see whatever new films have come onto the list after the end of each year. I've seen all but one of the Best Picture Oscar winners, and I've seen all the nominated movies since the late 80s. I've got a list of all the nominated movies since 1927 that I haven't seen yet. I've checked off what films I've seen in my copy of 1001 Movies to See Before You Die (somewhere between 400 and 500). It is actually this book, plus another critics list of the 1,000 best movies that made me start questioning them. When you've got that many you should be able to include movies for which there is a consensus, yet both of these huge lists include obscure films simply for the sake of being obscure, and they leave off movies which most everyone agrees are good. They also include movies obviously chosen simply to try to appear "cool" (like Top Gun in the 1,001 movies book.)


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