Because everyone's doin' it. Notice that I didn't call them the 10 Best Films of the Decade. That would be crazy talk.
You Can Count on Me (2000)- Funny, touching, wise, and emotional—with bravura performances by Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo.
In the Mood for Love (2000)- Wong Kar Wai's moody, gorgeous, and achingly sad love story.
Best in Show (2000) - Almost as funny as This is Spinal Tap. Which is saying a helluva lot.
Ghost World (2001) - Still the least condescending, most knowing, hip, and insightful film about the experience of the teenage girl in suburbia that I've ever seen.
Talk to Her (2002) - Pedro Almodovar is such a peerless artist. This melodrama, about two women in comas and the men who love them, is exquisitely weird, kinky—and beautiful.
Lost in Translation (2003) - Karoake, bad commercials, the loneliness of travel, and Bill Murray's sad-clown brilliance come together in Sofia Coppola's near-perfect love story.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003) - The perverse and the mundane commingle in this documentary about an imploding family. So intimate you want to look away—but you can't.
Kill Bill (vols. 1 and 2) (2003/04) - Pretty much just kicks ass.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) - This film, another impossible love story, shattered my heart into a million tiny pieces.
No Country for Old Men (2008) - Scary, haunting, formally beautiful, with our greatest cinematic villain since Hannibal Lecter.
Hon. Mention: Sideways, Far From Heaven, The Squid and the Whale, Y Tu Mama Tambien, In America, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Royal Tenenbaums, Slumdog Millionaire, Memento, Pan's Labyrinth.