Top 10 Films: 1999-2016 lists

These are the ten films of the year in question which I liked most. Both “year” and “liked” are vague, uncertain terms: the former is based generally on when the film became available here, the latter is… more or less unknowable. Click on the film names will generally go to the appropriate review, wherever I wrote it. Clicking on the year may take you to an article about it. Or it may not. Depends entirely on whether I wrote one.

2016

  1. Elle
  2. Hush
  3. Peelers
  4. The Battalion
  5. She Who Must Burn
  6. Neerja
  7. Dark Exorcism
  8. Model Hunger
  9. Mythica: The Iron Crown
  10. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

2015

  1. The Martian
  2. Spooks: The Greater Good
  3. Spy
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road
  5. Let Us Prey
  6. Cartel Land
  7. Lila & Eve
  8. Victoria
  9. Sicario
  10. Bone Tomahawk

2014

  1. Gravity
  2. Berkshire County
  3. Raze
  4. Mar Negro
  5. Maleficent
  6. Blood Runs Black
  7. Circus of the Dead
  8. 300: Rise of an Empire
  9. The Battered Bastards of Baseball
  10. Godzilla

2013

  1. Europa Report
  2. The Last Days
  3. Star Trek Into Darkness
  4. Escape (Flukt)
  5. The Attacks of 26/11
  6. The World’s End
  7. Maniac (2013)
  8. Violet & Daisy
  9. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
  10. Riddick

2012

  1. Skyfall
  2. ACAB – All Cops Are Bastards
  3. Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell
  4. The Raid: Redemption
  5. Inbred
  6. God Bless America
  7. The Holding
  8. Iron Sky
  9. The House With 100 Eyes
  10. The Cabin in the Woods

2011

  1. Four Lions
  2. Hobo With A Shotgun
  3. 36th Precinct
  4. Sucker Punch
  5. Eaters
  6. Darfur
  7. Sint
  8. Dossier K
  9. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  10. We Are The Night

2010

  1. Shellter
  2. Bitch Slap
  3. You, the Living
  4. La Horde
  5. SexyKiller
  6. The Countess
  7. Mutant Girls Squad
  8. Inception
  9. Harry Brown
  10. The Shadow Within

2009

  1. Martyrs
  2. Princess
  3. District 9
  4. The Machine Girl
  5. Star Trek
  6. Zombieland
  7. The Hurt Locker
  8. Monsters vs. Aliens
  9. Ghost Image
  10. Raging Phoenix

2008

  1. Sick Girl
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. The Bank Job
  4. WALL-E
  5. Machine Girl
  6. Diary of the Dead
  7. Chocolate
  8. Iron Man
  9. Dark Heart
  10. The Gingerdead Man 2: The Passion of the Crust

2007

  1. No Country For Old Men
  2. Red Road
  3. Hot Fuzz
  4. Chasing October
  5. 11:59
  6. 300
  7. Cave of the Yellow Dog
  8. A Flock of Dodos
  9. Grindhouse
  10. The Chambermaid

2006

  1. Children of Men
  2. Borat
  3. The Booth
  4. The Descent
  5. Caregiver
  6. Archangel
  7. Death Becomes Them
  8. Nightmare Man
  9. Boxed
  10. Ultraviolet

2005

  1. Sin City
  2. Kung Fu Hustle
  3. King Kong
  4. Cypher
  5. Cup of my Blood
  6. Azumi 2: Death or Love
  7. Dead Men Walking
  8. The Kiss (Bechard)
  9. Never Been Thawed
  10. Shadow Hunters

2004

  1. Shaun of the Dead
  2. Bloody Mallory
  3. Aan: Men at Work
  4. Noon Blue Apples
  5. Aileen: The Life & Death of a Serial Killer
  6. The Incredibles
  7. Up for Grabs
  8. The Chronicles of Riddick
  9. Kill Bill, Volume 2
  10. House of Flying Daggers

2003

  1. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  2. Finding Nemo
  3. The Animatrix
  4. The Returner
  5. Kill Bill, Volume One
  6. Guns & Talks
  7. The Princess Blade
  8. Synthetic Truth
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean
  10. Infernal Affairs

2002

  1. Nine Queens
  2. The Ring
  3. Dead Dogs Lie
  4. Spirited Away
  5. Minority Report
  6. Sum of all Fears
  7. Blade II
  8. Jane White is Sick and Twisted
  9. Signs [the first 90%!]
  10. Equilbrium

2001

  1. Ever Since the World Ended
  2. Monsters Inc.
  3. Versus
  4. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
  5. Boys From Madrid
  6. Memento
  7. Cradle of Fear
  8. Revolution #9
  9. 90 Miles
  10. Ginger Snaps

2000

  1. Run Lola Run
  2. Gladiator
  3. Dancer in the Dark
  4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  5. Beyond the Mat
  6. O Brother, Where Art Thou
  7. Final Destination
  8. Charlie’s Angels
  9. American Psycho
  10. Boiler Room

1999

  1. Last Night
  2. Fight Club
  3. eXistenZ
  4. Who am I?
  5. Bride of Chucky
  6. Drop Dead Gorgeous
  7. Gemini
  8. The Lost Son
  9. Cruel Intentions
  10. The Matrix