Best of the decade?

As you may or may not know, two of the Mayfair’s owners also co-host the weekly radio show The Drunken Master Revue (motto: by movie geeks, for movie geeks).

On yesterday’s show, we shared our lists of the best films of the decade. It’s a thing people are doing. Here are each of the hosts’ lists. What do you think? Are we crazy? What did we miss? What should we have given a miss? Let us know – that’s what the comments section is for!

(And if what you read interests you, you could do worse than tuning in every Wednesday, from 5-6, live on the mighty 93.1, CKCU on your FM dial.)

Adrian Tripod’s best films of the decade

Adaptation
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Battle Royale
Borat
Capturing the Friedmans
Casino Royale
Dancer in the Dark
The Departed
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Exiled
Ghost Dog
Grizzly Man
A History of Violence
Kill Bill
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
The Life Aquatic
The Man Who Wasn’t There
Marie Antoinette
Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Mulholland Drive
The New World
Ong Bak
Palindromes
Shaun of the Dead
There Will Be Blood
This is England
Zodiac

Alvy Singer’s best films of the decade

2000

memento

high fidelity

saving grace

vinyl

2001

ghost world

in the bedroom

the royal tennenbaums

storytelling

2002

secretary

bowling for columbine

adaptation

2003

house of sand and fog

lost in translation

a mighty wind

elephant

2004

before sunrise

sideways

2005

Enron: the smartest guy in the room

A history of violence

match point

march of the penguins

The squid and the whale

2006

borat

volver

casino royale

the devil and daniel johnston

thank you for smoking

2007

the diving bell and the butterfly

no country for old men

sicko

2008

man on wire

the dark knight

milk

the king of kong:a fistful of quarters

in bruges

elegy

the wackness

2009

ponty pool

rip: a remix manifesto

frost/nixon

inglourious basterds

the cove


Colonel Trautman’s best films of the decade

THE TOP 10

There Will Be Blood

Mulholland Drive

The Queen

25th Hour

Grizzly Man

The Royal Tennenbaums

Adaptation

The Dark Knight

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

WALL-E

RUNNERS UP

Caché

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

The Lives of Others

Barbarian Invasions

Hustle and Flow

El Aura

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

When the Levees Broke

Primer

Before Sunset

BODIES OF WORK

Steven Spielberg: A.I./Munich/War of the Worlds/Minority Report/Catch Me if You Can

Gus Van Sant: Last Days/Elephant/Gerry

Peter Jackson: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

ONES I’M SURE WILL BE ON OTHER LISTS

Battle Royale

Infernal Affairs

No Country for Old Men

Kill Bill

American Psycho

Requiem for a Dream

Ong Bak

The Host

King of Kong

Oldboy

Lists from co-hosts Carrie Nation and the Drunken Master still to come (whenever they get around to emailing me)!

Check back soon for more, and in the meantime, let us know what you think – what are  your top films of the decade?

Cut.

Andrew Lapointe (Mayfair staffer)

Some of my favorites of the decade:

Almost Famous
Wonder Boys
City of God
Donnie Darko
Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
Black Book
Shaun of the Dead
No Country For Old Men
Snow Angels
There Will Be Blood
The Dark Knight

Reply · June 17, 2018

Bill

Thanks for posting your listings, guys. I am the poor sap who was stuck in traffic and phoned in with the suggestion. Now what you have to do is post a podcast of the show so I can listen to the ones I miss because traffic was so bad I actually had to get out of my car and slam my head into the pavement.

Reply · June 17, 2018

Thunderlips - Best of the decade

Favourite 20 Horror films of the decade
20. Frailty (2001 dir. Bill Paxton)
19. Devil’s Rejects (2005 dir Rob Zombie)
18. Hard Candy (2005 – David Slade)
17. May (2002 – Lucky McKee)
16. Cabin Fever (2002 – Eli Roth)
15. American Psycho (2000 – Mary Harron)
14. Battle Royale (2000 – Kinji Fukasaku)
13. Frontier(s) (2007 – Xavier Gens)
12. Ginger Snaps (2000 – John Fawcett)
11. Session 9 (2001 – Brad Anderson)
10. Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005 – Scott Derrickson)
09. High Tension (2003 – Alexander Aja)
08. Donnie Darko (2001 – Richard Kelly)
07. Land of the Dead (2005 – George A. Romero)
06. Drag Me to Hell (2009 – Sam Raimi)
05. Trick R’ Treat (2009 – Michael Dougherty)
04. Shaun of the Dead (2004 – Edgar Wright)
03. Let the Right One In (2008 – Tomas Alferdson)
02. The Descent (2005 – Neil Marshall)
01. The Inside (2007 – Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury)

Favourite 10 Superhero movies of the decade
10. X-Men (2000 – Bryan Singer)
09. Unbreakable (2000 – M. Night Shyamalan)
08. Batman Begins (2005 – Christopher Nolan)
07. Superman Returns (2006 – Bryan Singer)
06. Iron Man (2008 – Jon Favreau)
05. Hellboy (2004 –Guillermo Del Toro)
04. Spider-Man (2002 – Sam Raimi)
03. Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008 – Guillermo Del Toro)
02. Spider-Man 2 (2004 – Sam Raimi)
01. The Dark Knight (2008 – Christopher Nolan)

2000
3- Ghostdog: The Way of the Samurai
2- O’Brother Where Art Thou
1- Requiem for a Dream

2001
3- Amelie
2- Mulholland Dr.
1- The Royal Tenenbaums

2002
3- Punch Drunk Love
2- Narc
1- Gangs of New York

2003
3- Old Boy
2- Lost in LaMancha
1- Kill Bill

2004
3- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2- Collateral
1- The Aviator

2005
3- Batman Begins
2- Casino Royale
1- A History of Violence

2006
3- Inside Man
2- The Departed
1- Pan’s Labyrinth

2007
3- Eastern Promises
2- Zodiac
1- There will be Blood

2008
3- The Dark Knight
2- The Wrestler
1- Let the Right One In

2009
10- Brothers
9- Star Trek
8- Taken
7- Pontypool
6- Bruno
5- Drag me to Hell
4- Trick R’ Treat
3- Fantastic Mr. Fox
2- District 9
1- Inglorious Basterds

Reply · June 17, 2018

Will

pretty incredibly terrible decade for movies…

Reply · June 17, 2018

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