This morning, after weeks of agonizing, I finished (the first draft of) my best of the decade film list, just in time to send it to Gavin Smith at Film Comment for their anticipated end-of-decade extravaganza. My list(s) will surely change in the coming weeks…
Now, in celebration of the past ten years of movies, I’ll publish a list of films from this decade — one letter at a time — from the list of more than 1,000 movies recently circulated by Film Comment.
Faat Kiné – Ousmane Sembene, 2000, Senegal
Face – Junji Sakamoto, 2000, Japan
Faithless – Liv Ullman, 2000, Sweden/Italy/Germany/Finland/Norway
Fa Talai Jone- Wisit Sasanatieg, 2000, Thailand
Fahrenheit 9/11 – Michael Moore, 2004, USA
The Fall – Tarsem Singh, 2006, India/U.K./U.S.
Falling – Barbara Albert, 2006, Austria
Falling from Earth – Chadi Zeneddine, 2007, Lebanon/France
Far From Heaven – Todd Haynes, 2002, USA/France
Feast of Villains – Pan Jianlin, 2008, China
Femme Fatale – Brian De Palma, 2002, U.S.
Fengming: A Chinese Memoir – Wang Bing, 2007, China
Festival – Annie Griffin, 2005, UK
Le Filmeur – Alain Cavalier, 2005, France
Finding Nemo – Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, 2003, USA
First on the Moon – Alexei Fedorchenko, 2005, Russia
The Five Obstructions – Lars von Trier and Jorgen Leth, 2003 Denmark
Flags of Our Fathers – Clint Eastwood, 2006, U.S.
Flame & Citronen – Ole Christian Madsen, 2008, Denamrk/Germany
Flandres – Bruno Dumont, 2006, France
Flight of the Red Balloon – Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2007, France/Taiwan
The Flower of Evil – Claude Chabrol, 2003, France
The Fly – Vladimir Kott, 2008, Russia
The Fog of War – Errol Morris, 2003, USA
The Forest of Mogari – Naomi Kawase, 2007, France/Japan
The Forsaken Land – Vimukthi Jayasundara, 2005, France/Sri Lanka
Foster Child – Brillante Mendoza, 2007, Philippines
Four Nights with Anna – Jerzy Skolimowski, 2008, Poland
La France – Serge Bozan, 2007, France
Frau Fährt, Mann Schläft – Rudolf Thome, 2004, Germany
Free Radicals – Barbara Albert, 2003, Austria
Friday Night – Claire Denis, 2002, France
Friday, or Another Day – Yvan Le Moine, 2005, Belgium/France
The Frontier of Dawn – Philippe Garrel, 2008, France
Frost/Nixon – Ron Howard, 2008, U.S.
Frozen River – Courtney Hunt, 2008, U.S.
Frownland – Ronald Bronstein, 2007, U.S.
Fujian Blue – Robin Weng, 2007, China
Funny Ha Ha – Andrew Bujalski, 2002, USA
Fuse – Pjer Zalica, 2003, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Which are the best films of the decade that start with the letter ‘F’?
NOTE: There’s a reason I am starting this look back with the letter ‘F’, but it’s not because my favorite film of the decade begins with that letter. The answer will can be found in the list(s) I sent to Film Comment.