top 100 films of the 21st century (so far)

my personal picks, from what i've seen. super rough order but definitely ranked


i tried to be as objective as possible, putting my preference aside for what i consider the best in all aspects. still, it is my personal ranking so preference can't be totally avoided


my own rules: no documentaries (i haven't seen enough important ones honestly) and hardly any animated. i grouped the lotr trilogy together as well for convenience

  • Amélie

    1

  • Whiplash

    2

  • The Social Network

    3

  • The Lord of the Rings Collection

    4

  • Interstellar

    5

  • Donnie Darko

    6

  • Her

    7

  • It Follows

    8

  • Synecdoche, New York

    9

  • Spirited Away

    10

  • Inglourious Basterds

    11

  • Inception

    12

  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    13

  • Let the Right One In

    14

  • Mommy

    15

  • The Dark Knight

    16

  • Stoker

    17

  • Short Term 12

    18

  • Moonlight

    19

  • Drive

    20

  • La La Land

    21

  • Children of Men

    22

  • Carol

    23

  • Incendies

    24

  • The Fall

    25

  • The Tribe

    26

  • The Tree of Life

    27

  • There Will Be Blood

    28

  • The Lobster

    29

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    30

  • Snowpiercer

    31

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    32

  • Pariah

    33

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    34

  • Under the Skin

    35

  • Breathe

    36

  • Take Shelter

    37

  • Polytechnique

    38

  • Martyrs

    39

  • Victoria

    40

  • Gravity

    41

  • Lore

    42

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    43

  • Lovesong

    44

  • City of God

    45

  • Gone Girl

    46

  • Jackie

    47

  • The Double

    48

  • Room

    49

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

    50

  • Mulholland Drive

    51

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    52

  • Hunger

    53

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    54

  • Melancholia

    55

  • In Bruges

    56

  • A Single Man

    57

  • Juno

    58

  • The Prestige

    59

  • Ghost World

    60

  • Son of Saul

    61

  • Beginners

    62

  • Death Proof

    63

  • Brick

    64

  • Girlhood

    65

  • Adaptation.

    66

  • Moon

    67

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    68

  • Nightcrawler

    69

  • 20th Century Women

    70

  • The Hurt Locker

    71

  • The Fits

    72

  • The Master

    73

  • Frances Ha

    74

  • Still Alice

    75

  • The Witch

    76

  • Rust and Bone

    77

  • Submarine

    78

  • Doubt

    79

  • Birdman

    80

  • Tangerine

    81

  • Brokeback Mountain

    82

  • Closer

    83

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    84

  • Mysterious Skin

    85

  • Black Swan

    86

  • The Handmaiden

    87

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    88

  • Another Earth

    89

  • Enemy

    90

  • Paterson

    91

  • Lost in Translation

    92

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    93

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    94

  • Ex Machina

    95

  • Sunshine

    96

  • Elephant

    97

  • Weekend

    98

  • Phoenix

    99

  • Sin City

    100