12 Best Films of 21st Century

Time to revisit 'Mulholland Drive'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2016 6:29 AM CDT
Updated Aug 27, 2016 3:24 PM CDT
12 Best Films of the 21st Century
Naomi Watts, left, and Laura Harring are shown in a scene from 'Mulholland Drive.'   (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, file)

BBC set out to find the best films of the 21st century by polling 177 critics around the world. They've decided that David Lynch's 2001 film Mulholland Drive is the one most likely to end up a classic, as it sits atop the list of 100. The top 12:

  1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)
  2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
  4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
  5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
  7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
  8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
  9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
  10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
  11. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013)
  12. Zodiac (David Fincher, 2007)
Click for the full list. (Or see reviews of the "twisty neo-noir" Mulholland Drive here.)

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