When people are asked to name the greatest films, they often refer to 20th century classic movies, like Casablanca, Gone with the wind, The Godfather, Seven Samurai or Citizen Kane.
It seems that today cinemas offer only superhero movies that won’t write their name in the history.BBC in its latest research
is trying to argue this fact and prove that this century has given us films that will stand the test of time.
For the poll to determine the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, BBC Culture surveyed 171 film critics from around the world. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites, academics and cinema curators also represented. They were asked to name the greatest films started 2000.
Looking through the list it seems it’s a good time to be Christopher Nolan, as are in the list with Inception
on 51st place, The Dark Knight
on 33rd and Memento
on 25th. Three films in a list also have Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Last year hit Spotlight
directed by Tom McCarthy gets 88 spot.
The one of the most famous women directors Kathryn Bigelow contributed two films to the list with The Hurt Locker
on 67th and Zero Dark Thirty
The top-three started with two Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood
, 2007, by Paul Thomas Anderson, a story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
The second place belongs to Wong Kar-wai 2000 movie In the Mood for Love
– a story about a strong bond between two neighbors, a woman and a man.
The list is topped with David Lynch 2001 movie Mulholland Drive
. American neo-noir mystery film about Betty Elms no doubt has already become a classic.