Tonight in Seattle:  

Best of 2009 and the decade movie listage

Melanie Laurent as Shosanna in Inglourious Basterds

I've made lists before, sure, but deciding to make a Top 10 list for a year FULL of great films and then trying to put together a Best of the Decade nearly killed me. The top 10 was a teensy bit easier - but if I hadn't limited my decade list to 25, it would have been over 150 films long. But, I digress.

Here's what I liked:

Top 10 movies of 2009
1.  Inglourious Basterds
2.  The Hurt Locker
3.  District 9
4.  UP
5.  Cold Souls
6.  Away We Go
7.  A Serious Man
8.  Public Enemies
9.  Up in the Air
10. Coraline

(Runner-ups: Precious, Where the Wild Things Are, (500) Days of Summer)

Top 25 Films of the Decade
(in Alphabetical order)
1.   8 Women
2.   Almost Famous
3.   Amelie
4.   Brick
5.   Brokeback Mountain
6.   Casino Royale
7.   City of God
8.   Dancer in the Dark
9.   Donnie Darko
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
11. Frida
12. Infernal Affairs
13. Let the Right One In
14. Lost in Translation
15. Monsoon Wedding
16. Munich
17. No Country for Old Men
18. Pan’s Labyrinth
19. Shaun of the Dead
20. Stranger than Fiction
21. Swimming Pool
22. The Fall
23. Waitress
24. WALL-E
25.  Y Tu Mamba Tambien

Discussions about how wrong (or right!) I am are welcome. :)

Great list, Amie! Well thought out choices. I forgot about "Coraline" and "Away We Go" for my own, and they certainly deserve to be on it. Thanks for the reminder!
I totally agree with you on:
  • - UP (love love love!)
  • - Up in the Air (love, love)
  • - The Hurt Locker (ok, haven't seen it *yet* but will def see it before it wins all kindsa accolades come award season)

And my favorite Amie recommendations of 2010?
  • - Herb and Dorothy (all the way... amazing!)
  • - Anvil! The Story of Anvil
  • - Precious (ok, haven't seen it *yet* either... but will def see it before award season)

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