Top 100 Films of the 2000s

As part of the Bit Players launch, we wanted to do something special that might give a little bit the listeners a little bit of a feel for who we are as film watchers, so we decided to count down our favorite films of the 2000s, a decade that largely marks our first days as serious film appreciators. It was a really fun process where we each submitted our own personal top 50 list of the decade and culled together a consensus using those films. What we came up with turned out to be a pretty interesting examination of what we look for and love in films, and the way that our tastes today were shaped by our teen and early adult years as filmwatchers. We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed making it together, and come to a better understanding of us as a group as you go forward with hopefully listening to more episodes.

As part of the Bit Players launch, we wanted to do something special that might give the listeners a little bit of a feel for who we are as film watchers, so we decided to count down our favorite films of the 2000s, a decade that largely marks our first days as serious film appreciators. It was a really fun process where we each submitted our own personal top 50 list of the decade and culled together a consensus using those films. What we came up with turned out to be a pretty interesting examination of what we look for and love in films, and the way that our tastes today were shaped by our teen and early adult years as filmwatchers. We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed making it together, and come to a better understanding of us as a group as you go forward with hopefully listening to more episodes.

In addition to the list, you can find some interesting statistics about the breakdown of the films and where things shook out as well as our individual ballots as a way to see where our tastes might veer off from one another.

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Total Films Submitted: 131
Unanimous Picks: 5 (The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Children of Men, The Departed, Star Trek)
Lowest Ranked Unanimous Film: #11 Star Trek
Directors:
4 films: Christopher Nolan
3 films: Alfonso Cuaron, Bryan Singer, Danny Boyle, M. Night Shyamalan, Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson
2 films: Brad Bird, Coen Brothers, Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Edgar Wright, J.J. Abrams, Jon Favreau, Judd Apatow, Pete Docter, Todd Phillips, Zack Snyder
Animated Films: 8 (WALL-E, Up, Ratatouille, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Incredibles, Spirited Away, Monsters, Inc., Team America: World Police)
Foreign Films: 6 (Pan's Labyrinth, Amélie, Spirited Away, City of God, Y Tu Mamá También, Let the Right One In)
Best Comedy: #26 Superbad
Best Horror: #34 The Descent
Sequels: 7 (The Dark Knight, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Casino Royale, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, X2, Mission: Impossible III, The Mummy Returns, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)
By Year:
2000: 10
2001: 9
2002: 6
2003: 9
2004: 13
2005: 8
2006: 11
2007: 11
2008: 14
2009: 9
Films in Common:
Anders and Clark: 26
Anders and Jarryd: 24
Jarryd and Jeff: 23
Clark and Jarryd: 22
Anders and Brian: 20
Brian and Clark: 20
Brian and Jarryd: 19
Anders and Jeff: 18
Clark and Jeff: 15
Brian and Jeff: 13
Highest IMDb Score: #1 The Dark Knight (9.0)
Lowest IMDb Score: #95 Superman Returns (6.1)
Average IMDb Score: 7.75

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