The Good Films in recent years (2000-2016)

Each year thousands of films are made all over the world, majority by Hollywood and Bollywood, but only a handful of them could be considered as good enough films from an artistic, technical, significance and influential points of view. The following is a short list of such good films that not many won any awards, like the above list of great films, and also not included some awarded films by different festivals or agencies. Unfortunately recognition of good and great films have become political as well and are focused often on the subject of the story than the process of the filmmaking, so the recognition and the awards usually goes to the trend of the time and day than the real art of filmmaking!

Good Films in recent years (2000-2016):

127 hours (2010, Danny Boyle, England)

2046 (2004, Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)

A beautiful mind (2001, Ron Howard, USA)

A girl walks home alone at night (2014, Ana Lily Amirpour, USA)

American sniper (2014, Clint Eastwood, USA)

Amour (2012, Michael Haneke, Australia)

At five in the afternoon (2003, Samira Makhmalbaf, Iran)

Babel (2006, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexico)

Baran (2001, Majid Majidi, Iran)

Between sea and land (2016, Carlos del Castillo, Colombia)

Black book (2006, Paul Verhoeven, Netherland)

Black Hawk down (2002, Ridley Scott, USA)

Black Swan (2010, Darren Aronofsky, USA)

Bowling for Columbine (2002, Michael Moore, USA)

Bus 174 (2002, José Padilha, Brazil)

Chocolate (2000, Lasse Hallström, Sweden/USA)

Climates (2006, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)

Crash (2004, Paul Edward Haggis, Canada/USA)

Crouching Tiger, hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee, Taiwan/USA)

Dogtooth (2009, Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)

Dogville (2003, Lars von Trier, Denmark)

Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Ciro Guerra, Colombia)

Even the rain (2010, Icíar Bollaín, Spain/Mexico)

Farenheit 9/11 (2004, Michael Moore, USA)

Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton, USA)

Flight of the red balloon (2007, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)

Gladiator (2000, Ridley Scott, USA)

Goodbye first love (2011, Mia Hansen-Løve, France)

Goodbye Lenin! (2003, Wolfgang Becker, Germany)

Hero (2002, Zhang Yimou, China)

Hidden(Caché) (2005, Michael Haneke, France/Austria)

Holy motors (2012, Leos Carax, France)

Hotel Rwanda (2004, Terry George, Ireland/England)

Ida (2013, Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland/England)

In my skin (2002, Marina de Van, France)

Incendies (2010, Denis Villeneuve, Canada)

Knight of cups (2015, Terrence Malick, USA)

Kung fu hustle (2004, Stephen Chow, Hong Kong)

La Cienaga (2001, Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)

Let the right one in (2008, Tomas Alfredson, Sweden)

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006, Clint Eastwood, USA)

Life of Pi (2012, Ang Lee, Taiwan/USA)

Maria full of grace (2004, Joshua Marston, Colombia/USA)

Midnight in Paris (Woody allen, USA)

Millennium Mambo (2001, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Taiwan)

Million dollar baby (2004, Clint Eastwood, USA)

Mother (2009, Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)

Mr.Nobody (2009, Jaco Van Dormael, Belgium)

Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch, USA)

My Winnipeg (2007, Guy Maddin, Canada)

Mystic river (2003, Clint Eastwood, USA)

No (2012, Pablo Larraín, Chile)

Nocturnal animals (2016, Tom Ford, USA)

Nostalgia for the light (2011, Patricio Guzmán, Chile)

Nowhere in Africa (2002, Caroline Link, Germany)

Poetry (2010, Lee Joon-dong, South Korea)

Post Tenebras Lux (2012, Carlos Reygadas, Mexico)

Queen of Katwe (2016, Mira Nair, India/USA)

Rec (2007, Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, Spain)

Road to perdition (2002, Sam Mendes, USA)

Slumdog millionaire (2008, Danny Boyle, England)

Snowden (2016, Oliver Stone, USA)

Son of Saul (2015, László Nemes, Hungary)

Spirited away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)

Talk to her (2002, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)

The act of killing (2012, Joshua Oppenheimer, Norway/Denmark/USA)

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008, Uli Edel, Germany)

The Boy (2015, Craig Macneill, USA) 

L’enfent (2005, Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium/France)

The counterfeiters (2007, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Austria/Germany)

The crime of Padre Amaro (2002, Carlos Carrera, Mexico/Spain)

The Cuckoo (2002, Alexander Rogozhkin, Russia)

The curious case of Benjamine Button (2008, David Fincher, USA)

The Danish Girl (2015, Tom Hopper, England/USA)

The diving bell and the butterfly (2007, Julian Schnabel, France/USA)

The Fall (2006, Tarsem Singh, India/USA)

The fog of war (2003, Errol Morris, USA)

The Gleaners and I (2000, Agnès Varda, France)

The good shepherd (2006, Robert De Niro, USA)

The Good the Bad the Weird (2008, Kim Jee-Woon, South Korea)

The great beauty (2013, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France)

The Handmaiden (2016, Park Chan-wook, South Korea)

The headless woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)

The hours (2002, Stephen Daldry, England/USA)

The house of mirth (2000, Terence Davies, England/USA)

The Lord of the rings: The fellowship of the ring (2001, Peter Jackson, USA/New Zealand)

The motorcycle diaries (2004, Walter Salles, Argentina/Brazil)

The passion of the Christ (2004, Mel Gibson, USA)

The pianist (2002, Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Poland)

The Revenanat (2015, Alejandro González Iñárritu, USA)

The secret in their eyes (2015, Billy Ray, USA)

The theory of everything (2014, James Marsh, England)

The tree of life (2011, Terrence Malick, USA)

The white ribbon (2009, Michael Haneke, Austria/Germany)

The wolf of Wall street (2013, Martin Scorsese, USA)

Traffic (2000, Steven Soderbergh, USA)

Tsotsi (2005, Gavin Hood, South Africa/England)

Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives (2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

Volver (2006, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)

Wadjda (2012, Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia)

Waltz with Bashir (2008, Ari Folman, Israel)

War horse (2011, Steven Spielberg, USA)

Whiplash (2014, Damien Chazelle, USA)


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