The 100 best films of the 21st century by Guardian

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Guardian recently released its list of ‘100 best films of the 21st century’ and it was a fantastic mix of art, history, sci-fi, and reality.

The list was topped by ‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007) that was written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. For his intriguing performance, Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded the Academy Award. At number two position was another Academy Award-winning movie – 12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen. This was followed by the coming-of-age drama written and directed by award-winning director Richard Linklater – Boyhood.

Here is a list of the top 20 movies:

  1. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  3. Boyhood (2014)
  4. Under the Skin (2013)
  5. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  6. Hidden (2005)
  7. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
  8. Moonlight (2016)
  9. Zama (2017)
  10. Team America: World Police (2004)
  11. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  12. Son of Saul (2015)
  13. Far From Heaven (2002)
  14. White Material (2009)
  15. Shoplifters (2018)
  16. The Act of Killing (2012)
  17. The Great Beauty (2013)
  18. A Serious Man (2009)
  19. Lincoln (2012)
  20. Roma (2018)

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight became the only comic book movie to make it to the list. It was placed at the 98th spot. Meanwhile, the only Indian movie on the list was Gangs of Wasseypur, an Indian crime film directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Have a look at the entire list here. Which one of these is among your favorites? Let us know in the comments section.

How many of these movies have you watched already? Tick them off your list sooner than later!

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