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Revealed: 25 Best Movies Of The 21st Century So Far

From historical period drama to romantic science fiction comedy, the New York Times ranked the 25 best movies since the turn of the millennium. Overall, the list is fairly eclectic.

So far, I’ve seen only four of the top ten, much worse for the whole 25. How many of these movies have you seen?

What films are you surprised didn’t make the list?

The list’s most puzzling selection is “40-Year-Old Virgin” by Judd Apatow at number #25, lauded by both critics (Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott at NY Times) for bringing a feminist perspective to the blockbuster comedy.

The write-ups are obviously worth reading in their entirety, but here’s the list of the 25 greatest movies of the 21st century so far.

THE 25 Best Movies Of The 21st Century So Far:

  1. There Will Be Blood
    Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007
  2. Spirited Away
    Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 2002
  3. Million Dollar Baby
    Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2004
  4. A Touch of Sin
    Directed by Jia Zhangke, 2013
  5. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
    Directed by Cristi Puiu, 2006
  6. Yi Yi
    Directed by Edward Yang, 2000
  7. Inside Out
    Directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, 2015
  8. Boyhood
    Directed by Richard Linklater, 2014
  9. Summer Hours
    Directed by Olivier Assayas, 2009
  10. The Hurt Locker
    Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 2009
  11. Inside Llewyn Davis
    Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013
  12. Timbuktu
    Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, 2015
  13. In Jackson Heights
    Directed by Frederick Wiseman, 2015
  14. L’Enfant
    Directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2006
  15. White Material
    Directed by Claire Denis, 2010
  16. Munich
    Directed by Steven Spielberg, 2005
  17. Three Times
    Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2006
  18. The Gleaners and I
    Directed by Agnès Varda, 2000
  19. Mad Max: Fury Road
    Directed by George Miller, 2015
  20. Moonlight
    Directed by Barry Jenkins, 2016
  21. Wendy and Lucy
    Directed by Kelly Reichardt, 2008
  22. I’m Not There
    Directed by Todd Haynes, 2007
  23. Silent Light
    Directed by Carlos Reygadas, 2008
  24. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Directed by Michel Gondry, 2004
  25. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
    Directed by Judd Apatow, 2005

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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