James Berardinelli's All-Time Top 100
People love lists. Please note that the title of the list is my "Top 100 Films of All-Time" not the "Best 100 Films of All-Time". My ego is not large enough to allow me to claim to be able to compile the latter list. So all I'm doing here is listing my 100 favorites (actually more than 100 when factoring runners-up, residents of the original list that have since fallen off it). I doubt there's another person in this world who will come up with the same 100 movies. Also, the list is a living thing. As I see more movies, it will evolve and change. When a great new film comes out, it may enter the list. Likewise, I may see and fall in love with an older movie.
The Top 10 of the 2000s
Any "best of" list, including this one, is a representation of an individual's opinions. It's highly personal. By some set of "objective" criteria, I'm sure few (if any) of these titles would make a '00s Top 10 list, but that's not what it's about. This represents a brief catalog of the ten movies released between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009 that have impacted me the most forcefully in one way or another. They provided experiences I treasure and that have enriched me. I reserve the right to change the titles (or their order) in the future - I cannot predict how any fluidity in my opinions might alter the way I think about a particular movie in 5, 10, or 20 years.
The Top 10 of the 1990s