29 October 2009

Skandies: Best Films of the Decade, #1

Dogville (2003, Lars von Trier)
originally placed: #1, 2004.

And here are the other films that were in the running, again categorized by number of votes (which may or may not have any bearing on how they finished pointwise).

6 votes:

Synecdoche, New York (Cowen, Ebiri, Marks, Nictate, Ralston, Waters)

5 votes:

The Prestige (Bowman, Butcher, D'Angelo, Murray, Prigge)

4 votes:

Brokeback Mountain (Frazer, Odell, Renshaw, Rothkopf)
Capturing the Friedmans (Bowman, Jacobson, Morton, Panayides)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Frazer, Nictate, Odell, Renshaw)
Tropical Malady (Heilman, Panayides, Pittillo, Stults)

3 votes:

Caché (Hidden) (Fung, Halim, Waters)
Dancer in the Dark (Bowman, Heilman, Jacobson)
Esther Kahn (Hirschkron, Sallitt, Stults)
Far From Heaven (Halim, Muse, Odell)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Frazer, Morton, Reiher)
I'm Not There (Butcher, Heilman, Schwartz)
Kings & Queen (Muse, Overbeck, Prigge)
Late Marriage (Nictate, Pittillo, Sallitt)
L'Enfant (The Child) (Bowman, Morton, Sallitt)
Songs From the Second Floor (Morton, Prigge, Vispo)
Time Out (Butcher, Marks, Morton)
WALL•E (Reiher, Renshaw, Tobias)

2 votes:

Battle Royale (Vispo, Waters)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Marks, Murphy)
The Dark Knight (Muse, Odell)
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Hirschkron, Sallitt)
The Departed (Murphy, Schwartz)
Devils on the Doorstep (Prigge, Vispo)
Donnie Darko (Cowen, Ebiri)
The Five Obstructions (Jacobson, Rothkopf)
Grizzly Man (Fung, Morton)
I ♥ Huckabees (Muse, Rizov)
In the City of Sylvia (Panayides, Rizov)
Inland Empire (Halim, Panayides)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Murphy, Reiher)
Michael Clayton (Murphy, Sallitt)
Mutual Appreciation (Hirschkron, Rizov)
Oldboy (Cowen, Waters)
The Piano Teacher (Morton, Vispo)
Primer (D'Angelo, Hirschkron)
Punch-Drunk Love (Heilman, Overbeck)
Ratatouille (Bowman, Frazer)
Regular Lovers (Lambert, Sicinski)
The Royal Tenenbaums (Lambert, Murray)
Spirited Away (Frazer, Reiher)
The Squid and the Whale (Murray, Rizov)
State and Main (D'Angelo, Nictate)
Tale of Cinema (Hirschkron, Stults)
Talk to Her (Jacobson, Pittillo)
Turning Gate (Butcher, Hirschkron)
United 93 (Murray, Schwartz)
The Way of the Gun (Lambert, Ralston)
When It Was Blue (Sicinski, Stults)
Y tu mamá también (Murphy, Ralston)


Anonymous said...

aww it's over :(

Jeff Slater said...

I guess I'll post both my '80s and '70s Skandies decade model results now -- that's what I get for trying to be a serialization mooch. For context (and for '90s and '00s results), check the Eternal Sunshine thread.

'80s Top 30:
1. Do the Right Thing (1989, Spike Lee)
2. The King of Comedy (1982, Martin Scorsese)
3. Raging Bull (1980, Martin Scorsese)
4. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
5. After Hours (1985, Martin Scorsese)
6. Sans Soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
7. The Aviator's Wife (1981, Eric Rohmer)
8. Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
9. Housekeeping (1987, Bill Forsyth)
10. The Fly (1986, David Cronenberg)
11. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989, Peter Greenaway)
12. Blow Out (1981, Brian De Palma)
13. Fanny and Alexander (1982, Ingmar Bergman)
14. L'Argent (1983, Robert Bresson)
15. Brazil (1985, Terry Gilliam)
16. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Steven Spielberg)
17. Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph)
18. Mon oncle d'Amérique (1980, Alain Resnais)
19. Blood Simple (1984, Joel Coen)
20. Once Upon A Time in America (1984, Sergio Leone)
21. My Dinner With André (1981, Louis Malle)
22. Kagemusha (1980, Akira Kurosawa)
23. The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
24. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981, George Miller)
25. The Ballad of Narayama (1983, Shohei Imamura)
26. Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman)
27. (tie) Dead Ringers (1988, David Cronenberg)
27. (tie) Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies)
27. (tie) The Empire Strikes Back (1980, Irvin Kershner)
30. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981, Steven Spielberg)

'70s Top 30:
1. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971, Robert Altman)
2. The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
3. Badlands (1973, Terrence Malick)
4. (tie) Annie Hall (1977, Woody Allen)
4. (tie) The Conversation (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
6. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
7. Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
8. 3 Women (1977, Robert Altman)
9. Days of Heaven (1978, Terrence Malick)
10. Claire's Knee (1970, Eric Rohmer)
11. Jaws (1975, Steven Spielberg)
12. Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
13. Manhattan (1979, Woody Allen)
14. (tie) The Conformist (1970, Bernardo Bertolucci)
14. (tie) Stroszek (1977, Werner Herzog)
16. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972, Luis Buñuel)
17. The Mother and the Whore (1973, Jean Eustache)
18. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
19. Network (1976, Sidney Lumet)
20. Mean Streets (1973, Martin Scorsese)
21. Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
22. (tie) Dawn of the Dead (1978, George A. Romero)
22. (tie) Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones)
24. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976, John Carpenter)
25. Nashville (1975, Robert Altman)
26. Céline and Julie Go Boating (1974, Jacques Rivette)
27. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977, Steven Spielberg)
28. The Long Goodbye (1973, Robert Altman)
29. The Godfather: Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
30. F for Fake (1973, Orson Welles)

The Hunting of the Snark said...

Great to see the support for SYNECDOCHE, NY here. It's a jumble but I'd pick it above a lot of the more flawless offerings that'll place high on all the lists out there. To me, it's this decade's MAGNOLIA - an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink auteur statement.

Great list overall, AVB! I'd post my own but that seems extraneous/presumptuous. Love to see your collective list for the original Oughts! I have a feeling ELECTROCUTING AN ELEPHANT would be a lock for #1.

Theo said...

Wow, Dave Cowen only got one of his 10 Best Film choices in the Top 20. Maverick much?

Theo said...

Scratch that: Dan Sallitt got none.

md'a said...

I decided there was little point in holding off on the last two entries, since everybody knew what they were. And I'm concerned that Vimeo's gonna delete my new account any second now—it only took them about two days to kill the original one after I put the Julianne Moore clip up.

There will be one final summary post tomorrow.

Daniel! said...

To recap:

1. Dogville (2003, Lars von Trier)
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, Michel Gondry)
3. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
4. Mulholland Drive (2001, David Lynch)
5. There Will Be Blood (2007, Paul Thomas Anderson)
6. The New World (2005, Terrence Malick)
7. Memento (2000, Christopher Nolan)
8. 25th Hour (2002, Spike Lee)
9. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
10. No Country for Old Men (2007, Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)
11. Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
12. Silent Light (2007, Carlos Reygadas)
13. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003, Quentin Tarantino)
14. Werckmeister Harmonies (2000, Béla Tarr)
15. Irreversible (2002, Gaspar Noe)
16. Zodiac (2007, David Fincher)
17. Ghost World (2001, Terry Zwigoff)
18. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001, Joel Coen)
19. Trouble Every Day (2001, Claire Denis)
20. Gerry (2003, Gus Van Sant)

I've loved reading the list, just so say. We really had some amazing stuff this decade - time for me to see all the stuff I never caught beforehand then! (And putting this together allowed me to hold on from studying for a good ten minutes, so score.)

Asian Film Fanatic said...

2 Asian films out of 20 is better than nothing I guess...

scarequotes said...

Despite a radical decline in my movie-watching habits this decade (replaced by reading classic Caspar and Little Dot comics), I've seen all but 1 of the top 10 (sorry, The New World) and 15 of the top 20.

I'd be hard-pressed to choose between ITMFL and Mulholland Dr. as my own #1 slot, but Dogville is still a film I admire far more than I like.

Nictate said...


Nictate said...

So nice to see other votes for the remarkable LATE MARRIAGE.

Now that all the results are posted, my single regret is not voting for BEFORE SUNSET. What a beauty.

Robert Fuller said...

"2 Asian films out of 20 is better than nothing I guess..."

The real crime is the complete lack of African, Australian, South American, and Antarctican movies.

Vadim said...

Also, the lack of Inuit representation. Where art thou, ATARNARJUAT?

Andrew Dignan said...

So unless I'm reading this incorrectly, there is not a single representative in the top 20 from the years '06,'08, & '09. Not sure I have a point to make or a theory to explain why. Just interesting.

Sijmen said...

Sad that it's over... I was getting a litlle bit addicted to this...

Sijmen said...

Here's my Top 10

1. There Will Be Blood
2. In the Mood for Love
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
4. Capturing the Friedmans
5. Infernal Affairs
6. Amelie
7. The Corporation
8. The Twilight Samurai
9. Before Sunset
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Alex S. said...

My picks:

1. Dogville
2. In the Mood for Love
3. The Prestige
4. The Host
5. Mulholland Dr.
6. Memento
7. Primer
8. Kill Bill Vol. 1
9. Monsters, Inc.
10. Hero

futurefree said...

I'd be curious to see Vern do some top ten lists; he doesn't seem to be much of a list-maker, though. Has anyone ever tried to cajole him into it?

inessentials said...

Still rewatching the earlier decade films, but my likely top 10:

1. Inglorious Basterds
2. Moulin Rouge!
3. Zodiac
4. In the Mood for Love
5. City of God
6. No Country for Old Men
7. I (Heart) Huckabees
8. Elephant
9. Mulholland Dr.
10. Brick

Hard to leave off The Best of Youth, Ratatouille, The Man Who Wasn't There, and so many others. A good decade for documentaries, too.

md'a said...

FYI: Final recap post will have to wait until Monday. Blogger seems to be having some issues at the moment.

Nictate said...

FYI: Final recap post will have to wait until Monday.

Ah, poop.