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Post by cinewest » December 10th, 2018, 9:22 pm

I am a big fan of the 2000's, and consider it perhaps the second greatest decade in film history (behind the 60's). 2006 might be the weakest year among them, though the year was punctuated by some very good satires, performances, and use of magical realism.

Here are the dozen most outstanding, or ones that made the biggest impression on me:

1. Ostrov (The Island)
2. Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále (I Served The King Of England)
3. Den brysomme mannen (The Bothersome Man)
4. El laberinto del fauno (Pan's Labyrinth)
5. Sehnsucht (Longing)
6. Efter brylluppet (After The Wedding)
7. Little Children
8. Manufactured Landscapes
9. Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
10. Notes On A Scandal
11. Kargaran mashghoole karand (Men At Work)
12. Sanxia haoren (Still Life)

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Post by lynchs » December 12th, 2018, 2:18 pm

just to point, IMDB says 2005
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Post by lynchs » December 12th, 2018, 2:35 pm

matthew, try these, you might enjoy,

La belle bête (Karim Hussain)
Hîrtia va fi albastrã (Radu Muntean)

and a short by Takashi Makino 'No is E'



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Post by Jimi Antiloop » December 13th, 2018, 2:04 pm

More to come. Really fine year.

1. A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
2. The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier)
3. Scream of the Ants (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
4. The Fall (Tarem Singh)
5. Tekkon Kinkreet (Michael Arias)
6. Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
7. All the King's Men (Steven Zaillian)
8. The History Boys (Nicholas Hytner)
9. Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
10. Idiocracy (Mike Judge)
11. Inside Man (Spike Lee)
12. The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)
13. Pans Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
14. Sharkwater (Rob Steward)
15. Hogfather (Vadim Jean)
16. Final Destination 3 (James Wong)
17. 16 Blocks (Richard Donner)
18. Cocaine Cowboys (Billy Corben)
19. Ober (Alex Warmerdam)
20. Drømmen (Niels Arden Oplev)


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Post by Onderhond » December 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm

A fine year. Three 5* ratings, two female directors

01. Mirrored Mind [Kyoshin] - Gakuryu Ishii
02. Tekkonkinkreet [Tekon Kinkurito] - Michael Arias
03. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A [46-Okunen no Koi] - Takashi Miike
04. The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters [Tachiguishi Retsuden] - Mamoru Oshii
05. Renaissance - Christian Volckman
06. Diary [Mon Seung] - Oxide Pang Chun
07. The Banquet [Ye Yan] - Xiaogang Feng
08. Dog Bite Dog [Gau Ngao Gau] - Pou-Soi Cheang
09. Invisible Waves - Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
10. Isabella [Yi Sa Bui Lai] - Ho-Cheung Pang
11. Do Over [Yi Nian Zhi Chu] - Yu-chieh Cheng
12. Container - Lukas Moodysson
13. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Tom Tykwer
14. The Chinese Botanist's Daughters [Les Filles du Botaniste] - Sijie Dai
15. Fearless [Huo Yuanjia] - Ronny Yu
16. The Go Master [Wu Qingyuan] - Zhuangzhuang Tian
17. The Girl Who Leapt through Time [Toki o Kakeru Shojo] - Mamoru Hosoda
18. Ten Nights of Dream [Yume Ju-Ya] - (anthology)
19. Sakuran - Mika Ninagawa
20. Wool 100% - Mai Tominaga


Also 8 films that didn't make the cut (because of the max 20 entries rule):

21. Pan's Labyrinth [El Laberinto del Fauno] - Guillermo del Toro
22. Ming Ming - Susie Au
23. Election 2 [Hak Se Wui Yi Wo Wai Kwai] - Johnnie To
24. I'm a Cyborg, but That's OK [Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a] - Chan-wook Park
25. LoveDeath - Ryuhei Kitamura
26. Exiled [Fong Juk] - Johnnie To
27. The Fountain - Darren Aronofsky
28. The Loafers [Damejin] - Satoshi Miki
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Post by the_beer_hunter » December 14th, 2018, 3:55 am

01. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
02. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
03. Sang sattawat (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
04. The Fall (Tarsem Singh)
05. Blood Tea and Red String (Christiane Cegavske)
06. Zwartboek (Paul Verhoeven)
07. Lampa cu caciula (Radu Jude)
08. Toki o kakeru shôjo (Mamoru Hosoda)
09. Das Leben der Anderen (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
10. Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)

11. A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
12. Bug (William Friedkin)
13. Papurika (Satoshi Kon)
14. Reprise (Joachim Trier)
15. Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr)
16. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
17. A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
18. First Snow (Mark Fergus)
19. Wristcutters: A Love Story (Goran Dukic)
20. Little Children (Todd Field)


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Post by MoTH » December 15th, 2018, 9:22 am

1. Unang aklat: Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak / Heremias: Book One - The Legend of the Lizard Princess (Lav Diaz)
2. Sanxia haoren / Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
3. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
4. Chaharshanbe-soori / Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi)
5. Offside (Jafar Panahi)
6. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
7. Hei yan quan / I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
8. Sehnsucht / Longing (Valeska Griesbach)
9. Belle Toujours / Belle Always (Manoel de Oliveira)
10. Flandres / Flanders (Bruno Dumont, France)
11. Juventude Em Marcha / Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
12. Volver / To Return (Pedro Almodovar)
13. Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
14. Reprise (Joachim Trier)
15. Opera Jawa (Garin Nugroho)
16. Sang sattawat / Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
17. El laberinto del fauno / Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
18. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
19. Haebyonui yoin / Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
20. United 93 (Paul Greengrass)



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Post by insomnius » December 15th, 2018, 5:05 pm

1. Deux fois le tour du monde (Jean-Claude Rousseau)
2. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
3. Blue Monet (Carl Brown)
4. Three Screen Ray (Bruce Conner)
5. Là-bas / Down There (Chantal Akerman)
6. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
7. Bellavista (Peter Schreiner)
8. Heremias: Unang aklat - Ang alamat ng prinsesang bayawak / Heremias: Book One - The Legend of the Lizard Princess (Lav Diaz)
9. Täydellisen pimennyksen vyöhyke / The Zone of Total Eclipse (Mika Taanila)
10. Presto, Perfect Sound (Manon de Boer)
11. The General Returns From One Place to Another (Michael Robinson)
12. True to Life (Gunvor Nelson)
13. Noir et Blanc (Tacita Dean)
14. Quei loro incontri / These Encounters of Theirs (Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet)
15. Nanjing lu / Street Life (Zhao Dayong)
16. Ignorance Before Malice (Sandra Davis)
17. Noon (Eriko Sonoda)
18. Soledad al fin del mundo / Solitude at the End of the World (Carlos Casas, Fernando Zuber)
19. The Other Side (Bill Brown)
20. Artel (Sergey Loznitsa)


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Post by cinewest » December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.

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Post by joachimt » December 15th, 2018, 9:06 pm

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
To vote for them, I first have to watch them. :whistling:
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Post by OldAle1 » December 15th, 2018, 10:36 pm

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
Haven't seen any of them, and they aren't on my short-list of potential watches over the next week, so nope I'm afraid. Vast amount of stuff I wanted to see for this year but I haven't gotten to much of it and if I watch anything else will probably focus on Iran.

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Post by cinewest » December 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 9:06 pm
cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
To vote for them, I first have to watch them. :whistling:
I thought most of you have seen thousands of movies, and hundreds from any one year?

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Post by cinewest » December 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 10:36 pm
cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
Haven't seen any of them, and they aren't on my short-list of potential watches over the next week, so nope I'm afraid. Vast amount of stuff I wanted to see for this year but I haven't gotten to much of it and if I watch anything else will probably focus on Iran.
Men at Work is a good one

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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 7:22 am

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm
joachimt wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 9:06 pm
cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
To vote for them, I first have to watch them. :whistling:
I thought most of you have seen thousands of movies, and hundreds from any one year?
I rated 11687 titles on IMDb. If you consider cinema is roughly 120 years old, that means I rated an average of 97 titles per year. For 2006 I rated 146 titles, of which 40 are tv-series and episodes, so 106 titles for 2006.

Even after seen thousands of movies, the list per year isn't hundreds of titles long.
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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 7:26 am

Here's the number of titles I rated for each year. This includes everything, so episodes as well.

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Post by cinewest » December 16th, 2018, 9:24 am

joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 7:22 am
cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm
joachimt wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 9:06 pm

To vote for them, I first have to watch them. :whistling:
I thought most of you have seen thousands of movies, and hundreds from any one year?
I rated 11687 titles on IMDb. If you consider cinema is roughly 120 years old, that means I rated an average of 97 titles per year. For 2006 I rated 146 titles, of which 40 are tv-series and episodes, so 106 titles for 2006.

Even after seen thousands of movies, the list per year isn't hundreds of titles long.
Isn't 146 is in the 100's?

I don't think I've seen more than 100 for any given year (saw roughly half the number you have for 2006, including 13 of your top 20), but I see plenty, for me, and have probably gotten more choosy over the years, or at least seek out different films than I used to, though I often accept the choices of others.

There are a lot of interesting films out there (my "to see" list is probably 1000 films long), but there aren't that many that really stand out, or films that I want to keep in my film library. Ostrov (or The Island) is definitely one of them, and it isn't difficult to find.
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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 9:44 am

cinewest wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
Isn't 146 is in the 100's?
Well, not counting episodes it was 106, but still, if you want to get technical about it...... :lol:

To me "hundreds" means X times 100 where X equals at least 2. When I use the plural form of things I always mean at least 2. If I had one apple and a piece of another apple (but less than half), which equals something between 1.0 and 1.5, I wouldn't call them apples. 146 is closer to 1x100 than to 2x100, so the order of magnitude of 146 is 1x10^2 and not 2x10^2, which means a single 10^2. So mathematically 146 isn't hundreds to me. :P

But sure, I have seen quite a lot of movies, but that doesn't mean I've likely seen your favorites. There are thousands (I didn't do the math on this) of movies from 2006, so a lot to choose from and your #1, #2 and #5 weren't on my radar.
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Post by cinewest » December 16th, 2018, 9:56 am

joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:44 am
cinewest wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
Isn't 146 is in the 100's?
Well, not counting episodes it was 106, but still, if you want to get technical about it...... :lol:

To me "hundreds" means X times 100 where X equals at least 2. When I use the plural form of things I always mean at least 2. If I had one apple and a piece of another apple (but less than half), which equals something between 1.0 and 1.5, I wouldn't call them apples. 146 is closer to 1x100 than to 2x100, so the order of magnitude of 146 is 1x10^2 and not 2x10^2, which means a single 10^2. So mathematically 146 isn't hundreds to me. :P

But sure, I have seen quite a lot of movies, but that doesn't mean I've likely seen your favorites. There are thousands (I didn't do the math on this) of movies from 2006, so a lot to choose from and your #1, #2 and #5 weren't on my radar.
And that speaks to my original point, which is why aren't those films on the radar of cinephiles who have seen so many films from this year?

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Post by cinewest » December 16th, 2018, 9:58 am

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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 10:18 am

cinewest wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:56 am
joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:44 am
cinewest wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:24 am
Isn't 146 is in the 100's?
Well, not counting episodes it was 106, but still, if you want to get technical about it...... :lol:

To me "hundreds" means X times 100 where X equals at least 2. When I use the plural form of things I always mean at least 2. If I had one apple and a piece of another apple (but less than half), which equals something between 1.0 and 1.5, I wouldn't call them apples. 146 is closer to 1x100 than to 2x100, so the order of magnitude of 146 is 1x10^2 and not 2x10^2, which means a single 10^2. So mathematically 146 isn't hundreds to me. :P

But sure, I have seen quite a lot of movies, but that doesn't mean I've likely seen your favorites. There are thousands (I didn't do the math on this) of movies from 2006, so a lot to choose from and your #1, #2 and #5 weren't on my radar.
And that speaks to my original point, which is why aren't those films on the radar of cinephiles who have seen so many films from this year?
Because there are soooooo many movies to watch and not only from 2006. A lot of my watches from that year are mainstream stuff I watched when I wasn't on iCM yet. Back then I watched more recent stuff. I was already watching lots of classics, but after discovering iCM my watches spread out even more over the complete history of cinema.
I don't know your numbers, but you always sound like a huge cinephile to me. I can't believe anyone who's so passionate about cinema still hasn't seen Sunrise, Bicycle Thieves, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Man with a Movie Camera, Playtime, M, Come and See, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, etc...
This is not criticism on your watching choices, but still I find that much more surprising than cinephiles not having an obscure title like Sehnsucht (unofficial check, less than 50 checks) on their radar. I think I heard of Ostrov before, but to me it's just another of thousands of movies that are only on one official list. I have no reason to choose watching this over a lot of others. I might have if others vote for it as well though and it ends up in the final results.
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Post by joachimt » December 16th, 2018, 10:25 am

Take a look at your graph compared to mine. I might have seen more movies from 2006 than you, but it's clear you have a completely different watching behavior than I have.

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Post by Onderhond » December 16th, 2018, 10:59 am

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 11:42 pm
I thought most of you have seen thousands of movies, and hundreds from any one year?
I've seen about 300 movies from 2006, but haven't seen the ones you singled out. I'm sure you probably haven't heard of half my Top 20 either. There are just many, many films made every year and most people here, by the nature of the site, are list-centric. So it's basically up to you to determine which films will end up in lists in 20 years time so they'll be able to watch them then.

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Post by Angel Glez » December 16th, 2018, 11:26 am

Unranked ballot:
Azuloscurocasinegro (Dark Blue Almost Black)
Coeurs (Private Fears in Public Places)
Daratt (Dry Season)
Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding)
Emmas Glück (Emma's Bliss)
Fong juk (Exiled)
Gwoemul (The Host)
Hors de prix (Priceless)
Jiang cheng xia ri (Luxury Car)
La noche de los girasoles (The Night of the Sunflowers)
La tourneuse de pages (The Page Turner)
Lady Chatterley
Lady in the Water
Laitakaupungin valot (Lights in the Dusk)
Mýrin (Jar City)
Omaret yakobean (The Yacoubian Building)
Requiem
The Queen
United 93
Zwartboek (Black Book) HMs:
Indigènes
L'ivresse du pouvoir
Ne le dis à personne
Offside
Quinceañera
Red Road
Ten Canoes
The Painted Veil

Deliberately excluded (IMDb/TSPDT/S&S top 500):
Blood Diamond
Casino Royale
Children of Men 
Das Leben der Anderen
El laberinto del fauno
Inland Empire
Juventude Em Marcha
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Letters from Iwo Jima
Rang De Basanti
Sang sattawat
Sanxia haoren
The Departed
The Fall
The Prestige
The Pursuit of Happyness 

To see before the deadline:
Making Of
Nue propriété
Zemestan

Wanted:
Tai yang yue

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Post by hurluberlu » December 16th, 2018, 11:48 am

1 . Sanxia haoren ( Zhangke Jia )
2 . El laberinto del fauno ( Guillermo del Toro )
3 . Reprise ( Joachim Trier )
4 . Yihe yuan ( Ye Lou )
5 . Requiem ( Hans-Christian Schmid )
6 . Hak se wui: Yi wo wai kwai ( Johnnie To )
7 . Casino Royale ( Martin Campbell )
8 . Papurika ( Satoshi Kon )
9 . Infamous ( Douglas McGrath )
10 . Little Children ( Todd Field )
11 . Iklimler ( Nuri Bilge Ceylan )
12 . La raison du plus faible ( Lucas Belvaux )
13 . The Departed ( Martin Scorsese )
14 . Moya lyubov ( Aleksandr Petrov )
15 . Children of Men ( Alfonso Cuarón )
16 . Away from Her ( Sarah Polley )
17 . Gwoemul ( Joon-ho Bong )
18 . Prête-moi ta main ( Eric Lartigau )
19 . Babel ( Alejandro G. Iñárritu )
20 . The Queen ( Stephen Frears )
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Post by St. Gloede » December 16th, 2018, 12:48 pm

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
If you go through the other ballots you will find other votes for all three, but none of them are too well exposed. Interestingly, Ostrov, the most checked film of the 3 was not on my radar at all. I have not seen the other two either, but at least they were on the long list of films I will likely get to at some point. All are now in the top 10 of my 2006 watchlist, thanks for the added spotlight (provided I like them ;).

Of course it will likely be decades until I view all of these 10 however.

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Post by lynchs » December 16th, 2018, 2:58 pm

cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
Jd is a big fan of 'Longing'!

me? seen all 3 but I'd rather not hurt sensitivities... all I can say, none will be on my list :turned:

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Post by Fergenaprido » December 16th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Might as well post now as I doubt I'll get around to seeing anymore films for this before the deadline, and I have a nice round Top 20 in my ratings.

1. Children of Men
2. Little Miss Sunshine
3. El laberinto del fauno [Pan's Labyrinth]
4. The Fall
5. The Prestige
6. Lucky Number Slevin
7. Das Leben der Anderen [The Lives of Others]
8. A fost sau n-a fost? [12:08 East of Bucharest]
9. Casino Royale
10. Ha-Buah [The Bubble]
11. Ten Canoes
12. Away from Her
13. Zwartboek [Black Book]
14. Notes on a Scandal
15. The History Boys
16. Shortbus
17. Jesus Camp
18. Little Children
19. 300
20. Take the Lead

Honorable Mentions (all shorts): Davy and Stu, Peter and the Wolf, H-e-n-r-y, Tower Bawher, The Danish Poet, Tanghi argentini
Reviewing that list, seems like I'm due to rewatch a bunch of those, as their placement doesn't look satisfactory anymore.

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Post by cinewest » December 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm

joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 10:18 am
cinewest wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:56 am
joachimt wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:44 am

Well, not counting episodes it was 106, but still, if you want to get technical about it...... :lol:

To me "hundreds" means X times 100 where X equals at least 2. When I use the plural form of things I always mean at least 2. If I had one apple and a piece of another apple (but less than half), which equals something between 1.0 and 1.5, I wouldn't call them apples. 146 is closer to 1x100 than to 2x100, so the order of magnitude of 146 is 1x10^2 and not 2x10^2, which means a single 10^2. So mathematically 146 isn't hundreds to me. :P

But sure, I have seen quite a lot of movies, but that doesn't mean I've likely seen your favorites. There are thousands (I didn't do the math on this) of movies from 2006, so a lot to choose from and your #1, #2 and #5 weren't on my radar.
And that speaks to my original point, which is why aren't those films on the radar of cinephiles who have seen so many films from this year?
Because there are soooooo many movies to watch and not only from 2006. A lot of my watches from that year are mainstream stuff I watched when I wasn't on iCM yet. Back then I watched more recent stuff. I was already watching lots of classics, but after discovering iCM my watches spread out even more over the complete history of cinema.
I don't know your numbers, but you always sound like a huge cinephile to me. I can't believe anyone who's so passionate about cinema still hasn't seen Sunrise, Bicycle Thieves, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Man with a Movie Camera, Playtime, M, Come and See, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, etc...
This is not criticism on your watching choices, but still I find that much more surprising than cinephiles not having an obscure title like Sehnsucht (unofficial check, less than 50 checks) on their radar. I think I heard of Ostrov before, but to me it's just another of thousands of movies that are only on one official list. I have no reason to choose watching this over a lot of others. I might have if others vote for it as well though and it ends up in the final results.
I've rated fewer than 3000 movies, though I have seen quite a few more that I can't remember well enough to assess (including a few that you mention above). It's also true that there are still many old classics and essential filmmakers I need/want to delve into (I have over 200 films on my "to see" list that are pre-90's classics).

I tend to see the most readily accessible first (last night, for example, I watched Orphuls' Le Plaisir (because I had the dvd), which was enjoyable but not outstanding, especially for Orphuls.

I also tend to see many more contemporary films because I am more interested in where film is today, though in the late 70's, early 80's I began my first real foray into the classics at the same time vis-a-vis about 15 movie theaters where I lived that showed double feature reprisals.

My primary resources at the moment are Netflix and Amazon Prime, though when I lived in SF, for years it was the numerous film festivals in the area, which is where I first saw both Ostrov and Sehnsucht (I love the thrill of discovery)

Personally, I don't find the "check feature" to be the best indicator of what to see, not only because of the numerous overrated films that are publicized through it, but because there are so many better films (like the ones I have mentioned) that are marginalized.

Though Sehnsucht may only have 50 checks, it has been spoken about in Sight and Sound magazine as one of the top 50 standouts of the 00's.

Coming back to my original point, my surprise is that avowed cinephiles who have seen more than 100 films from 2006, alone, have not discovered the films I have mentioned, though perhaps the governing "check" feature explains part of the reason.

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Post by cinewest » December 16th, 2018, 7:17 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 12:48 pm
cinewest wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Can't believe that nobody else is voting for my #1, 2, or 5.
If you go through the other ballots you will find other votes for all three, but none of them are too well exposed. Interestingly, Ostrov, the most checked film of the 3 was not on my radar at all. I have not seen the other two either, but at least they were on the long list of films I will likely get to at some point. All are now in the top 10 of my 2006 watchlist, thanks for the added spotlight (provided I like them ;).

Of course it will likely be decades until I view all of these 10 however.
"It will likely be decades until I view all 10, however." I hear you, ST. As I wrote somewhere, there are many interesting films out there, and simply not enough time to get to them all, even for someone who watches as many movies as you do. I have about 1000 movies on my "to see" list, and a whole bunch have come from you and others, here.

One of the things about the yearly polls, is that they cast a spotlight on a given year, and provide the impetus for many of us to get to a few more from the year in question.
Though I have seen less than most people on these boards, I delved quite a bit into the film landscape from 1995 until the last few years, and believe that I have some knowledge to share about that time period that isn't covered by the lists that most cinephiles here seem to turn to.

Of course, that doesn't mean that my film taste or interest in the medium will jibe with everyone's, but I will continue to promote awareness when I can, just as I look to become more aware by looking at the lists of others,* and having discussions like these.
*Looking at the lists in this thread, I don't notice many films I haven't seen from '06 that I am really interested in

As for Sensucht, I believe I mentioned recently when we talked about Grisebach's 2017 film, Western, which didn't impress me as much.
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Post by Rufus-T » December 18th, 2018, 4:14 am

My favorite movie year this century. :worship: I was in the midst of my movie madness during those middle years of last decade. That year was also the last time I went to the see a movie on the first day of release, which I went to four of them. :thumbsup: I also started posting on the IMDb message board regularly that year :imdb:

1. The Lives of Others
2. Pan's Labyrinth
3. The Departed
4. Away from Her
5. Little Miss Sunshine
6. The Queen
7. The Illusionist
8. Little Children
9. Venus
10. The Pursuit of Happyness
11. Babel
12. Borat
13. The Hoax
14. Volver
15. Cashback
16. Casino Royale
17. United 93
18. Once
19. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
20. Flags of Our Fathers

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Post by Opio » December 18th, 2018, 5:08 am

Hi,

Are stand-up comedy TV specials (e.g., https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815456/) eligible in these types of polls? I assumed they would be, but after reading people with strong opinions in the Musical results thread, I thought I would ask.

Thanks.

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Post by maxwelldeux » December 18th, 2018, 5:41 am

Opio wrote:
December 18th, 2018, 5:08 am
Hi,

Are stand-up comedy TV specials (e.g., https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815456/) eligible in these types of polls? I assumed they would be, but after reading people with strong opinions in the Musical results thread, I thought I would ask.

Thanks.
Hoo boy... do you know how to throw a wrench in things. :think:

You're going to get divided opinions here, but personally I'd argue yes - they are stand-alone visual works of art, which, to me, meets the minimum qualification for a movie. I haven't rated any from 2006 I'd nominate here. Also, I suspect that, because the results are from a consensus, the stand-up special wouldn't do well.

Of course, we can now queue the dissent... :satstunned:

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