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Sostie
Another Poll! You know you love it.

Whilst Ade attends to all your aural pleasures, I will soon be looking for your nominations in The Spaced Out Ultimate Film of the Noughties Poll!

As with the albums poll, I will be asking for your top twenty films released in the UK during the years 2000-2009.

Please get your thinking caps on and decide what are your 20 favourite films of the decade.

Your votes will not be requested until the beginning of January giving you plenty of time to seriously consider your choices and whatever consequences they may lead to.

Your Top 20's should be listed as a 20 - favourite film at "1" down to 20. Please, no joint positions.

Only films with a UK theatrical release between 1 Jan 2000 and 31st of December 2009 are eligible. If unsure of the release date search for the film on imdb.co.uk and check "release dates" under Other Info. And please, no re-releases.

You can also vote for any film that received a cinema release abroad but premiered on DVD in the UK, provided it was produced between the dates above.

Finally, please vote for the single worst film you endured in the last decade.

Please do not post your votes in this thread - send them to me via a PM.


To aid your selection process you may find the links below useful.

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2001 -
2002 -
2003 -
2004 -
2005 -
2006 -
2007 -
2008 -
2009


Please feel free to use this thread for any questions, useful links, general discussion etc.


Thankyou
maian
I've been thinking about this, and whether or not there would be one on here, for a couple of days now and I'd like to broach a subject that may not be popular but he goes:

What do people think about handicapping Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz for the purposes of this poll?

I don't ask this because I don't like those films or anything, but the very nature of this forum means that they will have a certain bias in their favour that could skew the results when the votes are counted. I'm just playing devil's advocate here and don't want anyone to get too worked up about this suggestion, I just wanted to get it out there to see what people think.

Anyway, I've thought of three or four films that would definitely be in my Top 10, not much beyond those, though.
Sostie
QUOTE (maian @ Oct 26 2009, 07:26 PM) *
I've been thinking about this, and whether or not there would be one on here, for a couple of days now and I'd like to broach a subject that may not be popular but he goes:

What do people think about handicapping Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz for the purposes of this poll?


Only if we can veto any films directed by anyone with the surname "Anderson". wink.gif

Personally I see no problem with allowing the two films to remain.
maian
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 26 2009, 07:31 PM) *
Only if we can veto any films directed by anyone with the surname "Anderson". wink.gif

Personally I see no problem with allowing the two films to remain. We didn't veto Spaced in the TV Comedy poll and it didn't win.


Oh no, that would mean that Death Race would be ineligible!

I wasn't suggesting that the films be vetoed or banned, just that perhaps they could have their votes weighed differently, but I'm not really fussed either way, it's more of a question that I was pondering when thinking about a poll such as this and whether or not such a distinction should be made and wondered what others thought about it. I myself have no problem voting for them, though I imagine that they'll probably be pushed out of my Top 20 when I really get down to refining my choices.
Sostie
Well Hot Fuzz only reached 22 in the Comedy Poll and Shaun 4.

I'd like to think if people vote for those films, it's based on merit.
maian
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 26 2009, 07:42 PM) *
I'd like to think if people vote for those films, it's based on merit.


I'm sure they will be voted on merit too, I was just raising the question.

Anyway, another question:

What's the ruling on Lord of the Rings? Do we count them as a single film or as three separate films? My gut reaction would be to count them as a single entity since, although it is broken up into a trilogy, they were filmed as a single project and released yearly and could be considered a single work rather than a trilogy in the sense that Star Wars or The Matrix.
Sostie
QUOTE (maian @ Oct 26 2009, 07:49 PM) *
I'm sure they will be voted on merit too, I was just raising the question.

Anyway, another question:

What's the ruling on Lord of the Rings? Do we count them as a single film or as three separate films? My gut reaction would be to count them as a single entity since, although it is broken up into a trilogy, they were filmed as a single project and released yearly and could be considered a single work rather than a trilogy in the sense that Star Wars or The Matrix.


The ruling of Sostie is seperate films. Released (and awarded) seperately, therefore seperate films. Ditto Mesrine. No Channel 4 type laziness here.
maian
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 26 2009, 07:52 PM) *
The ruling of Sostie is seperate films. Released (and awarded) seperately, therefore seperate films. Ditto Mesrine. No Channel 4 type laziness here.


A fair ruling, and I've no problem deciding which I'll be voting for (it's the one with "Two" in the title).
Jon 79
What about Grindhouse. ...That'll be somewhere in my top 20, but some people may vote for either of the films it's made up of. ohmy.gif
Sostie
QUOTE (Jon 79 @ Oct 26 2009, 08:20 PM) *
What about Grindhouse. ...That'll be somewhere in my top 20, but some people may vote for either of the films it's made up of. ohmy.gif


Grindhouse had a couple of rare showings in the UK cinema. And both Death Proof and Planet Terror had a wider release. All three are valid
Jessopjessopjessop
Ooh, another chin-scratchingly good poll. *doff*
empathy-with-beast
I think I'm going to vote for an aeful lot of films that get no other votes.
Sostie
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Oct 27 2009, 11:55 AM) *
I think I'm going to vote for an aeful lot of films that get no other votes.


No porn permitted
Zoe
I have about 35 on my 'long list' so far, but that does include 'Cabin Fever' and '13 Going on 30'
Sostie
Initial post amended to include DVD premieres, and vote for worst film of the decade.




(Sadly this still won't allow me to vote for definite Top 20 inclusion My Sassy Girl.)
empathy-with-beast
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 27 2009, 11:59 AM) *
No porn permitted


Gag Factor 1 through 20.
empathy-with-beast
I think I was harder on Lord of the Rings than I needed to be. That bit where Bernard Cribbins cries for his dead son is a classic. Or is that only in the extended version.
Serafina_Pekkala
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Oct 28 2009, 07:06 AM) *
I think I was harder on Lord of the Rings than I needed to be. That bit where Bernard Cribbins cries for his dead son is a classic. Or is that only in the extended version.


Cribbins. Hehe.
Sostie
This ain't going to be easy - have a list of over 20 and that's just foreign language films.

Worst film is easy though.
maian
Just looking at those Wikipedia pages about the individual years, one of the things strikes me the most is the huge drop in revenue between The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. I know that reaction against Reloaded was bad, but for Revolutions to make less than half of what Reloaded did? That's pretty steep. And entirely justified, obviously.
Ade
QUOTE (empathy-with-beast @ Oct 28 2009, 07:06 AM) *
I think I was harder on Lord of the Rings than I needed to be. That bit where Bernard Cribbins cries for his dead son is a classic. Or is that only in the extended version.
QUOTE (Serafina_Pekkala @ Oct 28 2009, 09:45 AM) *
Cribbins. Hehe.

Heheheh.


"Right," Said Frodo. "Both of us together
On and ever on, and steady as we go."
Tried to shift it, couldn't even lift it
That ring was goin' nowhere
And, so, we had a second breakfast...
Kick in the Head
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 28 2009, 10:13 AM) *
This ain't going to be easy - have a list of over 20 and that's just foreign language films.

Worst film is easy though.


Garden State?

I would plump for The Room, except that I love it so much! Has to be a genuinely bad film I hate, and I think a certain videogame adaptation by a certain German director might be in contention...
Sostie
QUOTE (Kick in the Head @ Oct 28 2009, 01:09 PM) *
I think a certain videogame adaptation by a certain German director might be in contention...


Its too easy to hate them. Bad films that think they are good annoy me more.
Kick in the Head
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 28 2009, 01:19 PM) *
Its too easy to hate them. Bad films that think they are good annoy me more.


A vaild point. But in this instance with the film I have in mind, it's so incomprehensibly awful with zero understanding of editing, acting, cinematography, narrative or dialogue, it transcends everything. His later work is just bad or boring but not necessarily worse than other DTV junk.
Sostie
One thing I've noticed trying to compile my list is what a good decade it was for horror cinema, especially from outside the US (the two best American horrors I can think of were remakes!) and, surprisingly, from the UK.

This is going to be so much more difficult that the music poll.
Ade
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 29 2009, 01:42 PM) *
This is going to be so much more difficult that the music poll.

Strangely, I'm finding quite the opposite, though maybe because I've bought far more music than I have films over the past ten years.

That said, I haven't really started rooting through my DVDs properly yet, but I have a fairly cohesive Top 10 in mind already. The music poll is proving extremely tough for me - so many cuts I don't want to make. Maybe I'm being too generous.
Kick in the Head
QUOTE (Sostie @ Oct 29 2009, 01:42 PM) *
This is going to be so much more difficult that the music poll.



QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 29 2009, 01:59 PM) *
Strangely, I'm finding quite the opposite, though maybe because I've bought far more music than I have films over the past ten years.


Maybe we can have a poll at the end to determine which one was the best poll?
logger
The Times top 100 films of the decade Silly film at number 1.
empathy-with-beast
Ooh, Dirty Pretty Things. i forgot that.

And Grizzly Man and No Country for Old Men
Raven
Not sure how I missed this, but:

QUOTE (Ade @ Oct 28 2009, 10:32 AM) *
"Right," Said Frodo. "Both of us together
On and ever on, and steady as we go."
Tried to shift it, couldn't even lift it
That ring was goin' nowhere
And, so, we had a second breakfast...


Genius sir!
Atara
I was only 13 when the millenium hit us, so my list will be interesting to create. I am definately going to do it from the angle of films that had most influence, effect one me as and when I seen them, so some may seem a bit childish, certainly many will not be the type of films that won Oscars. Hmmm, I will make a shortlist and get working on it. I am all excited about the final results.
Sostie
Can't quite fill my 20 with Stath films.

I actually think there will only be one, maybe two, in my final 20.
logger
The Saw films take care of my top 6.
Rua
Jigsaw is the worst horror protagonist of all time. He's not scary, he's just a dick.
A pussy that couldn't cope with getting ill.
logger
I've only seen the first one but that was so good I can't imagine another five films that could compete with that premise.
Zoe
I thought the first one was boring and predictable, but the second one was silly, schlocky fun.

I stopped there.
logger
What other films I've not seen to put in my top 20...
Ade
QUOTE (logger @ Nov 10 2009, 11:21 AM) *

Quite chuffed to see many of my current choices thus far are in there. But then, owning 58 of them, it wasn't exactly a long shot. Reminded me of a few I'd overlooked though.

The Number 1 is indeed a bit of a 'meh' choice. Sure it's a good film, excellent even, but best of the decade? Think again, Times Online.

QUOTE (Raven @ Nov 10 2009, 07:05 PM) *
Not sure how I missed this, but:

Genius sir!

Eeeyyyy! Thank you, squire!
Sostie
Decisions, decisions. Do I pack my 20 with films I adore, or do I sacrifice a few spaces for films I admire more than love such as There Will Be Blood and Master & Commander
Atara
I'm going for films I love,though I guess I admire many of them.
logger
I'm going for films I love which means they're the best because I'm always right.
dandan
so, i started thinking about this, before noting the uk release part. not sure i have time to work on a top twenty films which have had a uk release, but i shall add a top twenty films of the noughties, which have had no uk release...

in alphabetical order;

crazy stone (china)
devils on the doorstep (china)
exodus (hong kong)
isabella (hong kong)
killing words (spain)
linda linda linda (japan)
my beautiful girl, mari (south korea)
my sassy girl (south korea)
narco (france)
nobody knows (japan)
noise (australia)
peacock (china)
secret sunshine (south korea)
the foul king (south korea)
the king and the clown (south korea)
the shoe fairy (taiwan)
the taste of tea (japan)
university of laughs (japan)
untold scandal (south korea)
waterboys (japan)
logger
Wow, not only have I heard of one of those films, I've actually seen it too.
Jon 79
Well I've narrowed my choices down to just 25 films, and put them in a rough-ish order. ...it's really tricky to compare films of different genres though.

What is actually better: ....chalk or cheese? *


















*There's only one way to find out...








....FIGHT!!!
Sostie
QUOTE (dandan @ Nov 30 2009, 08:49 PM) *
my sassy girl (south korea)


That, without a doubt, would have made my 20.
logger
Just thinking, I'm not sure if Takeshi Kitano has released a film in the UK since Zatoichi.
beatoswald
QUOTE (dandan @ Nov 30 2009, 08:49 PM) *
so, i started thinking about this, before noting the uk release part. not sure i have time to work on a top twenty films which have had a uk release, but i shall add a top twenty films of the noughties, which have had no uk release...

in alphabetical order;

crazy stone (china)
devils on the doorstep (china)
exodus (hong kong)
isabella (hong kong)
killing words (spain)
linda linda linda (japan)
my beautiful girl, mari (south korea)
my sassy girl (south korea)
narco (france)
nobody knows (japan)
noise (australia)
peacock (china)
secret sunshine (south korea)
the foul king (south korea)
the king and the clown (south korea)
the shoe fairy (taiwan)
the taste of tea (japan)
university of laughs (japan)
untold scandal (south korea)
waterboys (japan)

I'm pretty sure the above two we're released in the UK as I saw Untold Scandal at the cinema and Nobody Knows is on region 2 DVD.

Interesting list! Thanks.
logger
20 best performances of the 00s

I'd only been thinking about this the other day. I haven't seen most of the films on that list but it's good to see Naomi Watts on there for Mullholland Drive, a performance that is often overlooked. Would also have liked to have seen Penelope Cruz, Eric Bana, Yeong-ae Lee and Min-sik Choi on there too.
maian
Also from the AVClub:

The 50 best films of the decade

Almost the best films of the decade

The Number 1 film will not chime with everyone here, but both lists are interesting and have certainly reminded me of a handful of films that I had forgotten about.
dandan
hmmm... some insanely mediocre fare squeezed into those lists...
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