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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (Compiled by Steven Jay Schneider, 2015 Update by Ian Haydn Smith)

Got this book for my birthday in 2016 and wanted to create a list of it to track my progress. A lot of foreign films in here and a couple trilogies (Toy Story and Lord of the Rings) and some multi-movie parts counted as one (Ivan the Terrible Pt I and II, Olympia Pt I and II).

There are 40 films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • The Gleaners & I
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Gladiator
  • Kippur
  • Yi Yi
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Amores Perros
  • Memento
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Spirited Away
  • No Man's Land
  • Gangs of New York
  • Russian Ark
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • City of God
  • Talk to Her
  • Elephant
  • Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
  • Oldboy
  • Good bye, Lenin!
  • Osama
  • Head-On
  • The Consequences of Love
  • Moolaadé
  • Downfall
  • Tsotsi
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Lives of Others
  • Paranormal Activity
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Dark Knight
  • Let the Right One In
  • District 9
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