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music friday: #1

they shoot pictures in the 21st century

A couple of weeks after the main list was released, we get the 2017 version of the They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They list of the top 1000 films of the 21st century. Here are the top ten movies, with last year’s ranking in parentheses:

1. In the Mood for Love (1)
2. Mulholland Dr. (2)
3. Yi Yi (3)
4. There Will Be Blood (9)
5. Caché (7)
6. The Tree of Life (8)
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (5)
8. Spirited Away (4)
9. Tropical Malady (13)
10. Brokeback Mountain (28)

Over on the I Check Movies site, I find that I have seen 449 of the top 1000 movies (actually 1001 due to multiple-part works). This puts me at #529 on the list of ICM users who have submitted their viewing history to the site. Here are the top 10 ranked films on the TSPDT list that I haven’t seen:

1. Tropical Malady
2. Werckmeister Harmonies
3. Russian Ark
4. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
6. Dogville
7. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks
8. Punch-Drunk Love
9. The Turin Horse
10. Melancholia