Monday, June 21, 2010

Top Ten Films III

Time for another top ten list. The earlier lists can be found here and here. As with those, these are not necessarily films released recently, but the best ten films I've seen (in cinema or on DVD) recently (last 12 months approximately). And as an arbitrary way of keeping the list a little more manageable than it might otherwise be, I'm excluding docos, which I'll post later.

10. Gran Torrino
9. Red Road
8. A Serious Man
7. The Wrestler
6. 4 Months, 3 weeks And 2 Days (Romanian: 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile)
5. Breaking the Waves
4. The White Ribbon
3. In Bruges
2. Apocalypse Now Redux
1. Let the Right One In (Swedish: Låt den rätte komma in)
And some honourable mentions since I've had so long since the last list:
The Straight Story, Fish Tank, District 9.


byron smith said...

Great review of The White Ribbon, which we saw last night, and which was the impetus for this post.

Benjamin Wu said...

Let the Right One In is unbeatable ...

byron smith said...

Yeah, it was a really delightfully dark film with a couple of genuine surprises. If you're going to watch it (and only do so if you can handle darker films), make sure you don't read anything about it beforehand. Some of the fun moments are easily spoiled (but there are plenty more, even if you've read a little about it). It is best to not even ask about the genre of the film, beyond saying "Swedish love story".

Anonymous said...

Glad to know there is another fan of 'A Serious Man' out there. I loved that film. I have been recommending it to numerous friends, who have all since told me that they won’t be taking movie recommendations from me anymore!

byron smith said...

Really? Your friends didn't like ASM? How come? It is really the story of Job set in the 20thC.