Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NEWS/TOP 10: Paste's 25 Most Essential Foreign Films Since 2000 and MY Top 10...



So recently, Paste Magazine (awesome magazing for the indie music/film fan in your life) posted their list for the "Top 25 Foreign Films Since 2000". While it's a really solid list, I do have a few disagreements. Here is their list.

25. Maria Full of Grace
24. Persepolis
23. Volver
22. Let The Right One In
21. Oldboy
20. Gommorah
19. Downfall
18. Paradise Now
17. Yesturday
16. The Class
15. Nobody Knows
14. The Best of Youth
13. Y Tu Mama Tambien
12. Amelie
11. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
10. Cache
9. Amores Perros
8. The Lives of Others
7. In The Mood For Love
6. Spirited Away
5. Talk To Her
4. City of God
3. The Diving Bell and The Butterfly
2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
1. Pan's Labryinth

While I love the ones on the list I've seen (all but Nobody Knows, Yesterday, and Best of Youth), I have a BIT of a different list, at least a different top 10. Therefore, in my newest edition of TOP 10, here is my list of the 10 essential foreign films since 2000...

10. Howl's Moving Castle/Pan's Labryinth
9. Amorres Perros
8. Let The Right One In
7. Cache
6. Maria Full Of Grace
5. In The Mood For Love
4. City of God
3. Tripletts of Belleville
2. Amelie
1. Oldboy

What are YOUR favorite foreign films?

3 comments:

  1. That's a really great top 10 w/exception of Maria Full of Grace and In the Mood for love I pretty much agree w/you

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  2. you are right on every single note. yay pans labrinth, yay let the right one in, yay old boy.

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  3. Haha, thank you Dan. But yeah, I love all of the films in both my top 10 and Paste's 25. I really wish more people would see foreign films, as you can see with these lists, these films are often times superior to films made here in the states. Not that US films are bad, I just think they are different. Foreign films seem to be far more imaginative and intimate. I think that their limitations, weither it be monatary or otherwise, breads their high quality. Limitations bread creativity.

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