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Selections by Paul Stathakis

1998
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Life is Beautiful
3. American History X
4. The Truman Show
5. The Big Lebowski
6. Pleasantville
7. Shakespeare in Love
8. Run Lola Run
9. Legend of 1900
10. Primary Colors

1999
1. The Insider
2. American Beauty
3. The Sixth Sense
4. The Matrix
5. Being John Malkovich
6. Magnolia
7. The Blair Witch Project
8. Three Kings
9. Bringing Out the Dead
10. Dogma – The Limey (tie)

2000
1. Gladiator
2. Unbreakable
3. Cast Away
4. Boiler Room
5. In the Mood for Love
6. Traffic
7. Erin Brockovich
8. Almost Famous
9. Chocolat
10. Wonder Boys

2001
1. Moulin Rouge
2. Vanilla Sky
3. The Man Who Wasn’t There
4. Lantana
5. Memento
6. A Beautiful Mind
7. Black Hawk Down
8. Shrek
9. In The Bedroom
10. Amores Perros

2002
1. Insomnia
2. Road to Perdition
3. 25th Hour
4. Minority Report
5. One Hour Photo (Sundance Version)
6. Punch-Drunk Love
7. Nine Queens (Nueva Reinas)
8. Gangs of New York
9. About A Boy
10. Solaris

2003
1. Mystic River
2. Finding Nemo
3. Matchstick Men
4. Lost In Translation
5. Owning Mahowny
6. 21 Grams
7. Big Fish
8. Love Actually
9. Alexandra’s Project
10. Gerry

2004
1. Sideways
2. Fahrenheit 9/11
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. The Aviator
5. The Passion of the Christ
6. The Motorcycle Diaries
7. Spider-Man 2
8. Closer
9. De-Lovely
10. Collateral – The Manchurian Candidate (tie)

2005
1. Walk the Line
2. Cinderella Man
3. Crash
4. Good Night and Good Luck
5. King Kong
6. Broken Flowers
7. Brokeback Mountain
8. Palindromes
9. Sin City
10. Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2006
1. Babel
2. The Departed
3. Flags of our Fathers
4. The Last King of Scotland
5. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
6. Over the Hedge
7. An Inconvenient Truth
8. Clerks II
9. V for Vendetta
10. Rocky Balboa

2007
1. Zodiac
2. Michael Clayton
3. Reservation Road
4. Juno
5. No Country for Old Men
6. Spider-Man 3
7. Dan In Real Life
8. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
9. The Darjeeling Limited
10. Disturbia – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (tie)

2008
1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Seven Pounds
3. The Wrestler
4. Frost/Nixon
5. Milk
6. Iron Man
7. The Dark Knight
8. Righteous Kill
9. Valkyrie
10. Pineapple Express

2009
1. 500 Days of Summer
2. Watchmen
3. The Hurt Locker
4. Up in the Air
5. Avatar
6. Up
7. Funny People
8. Star Trek
9. Public Enemies
10. Capitalism: A Love Story

2010
1. Shutter Island
2. The Social Network
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
4. The King’s Speech
5. Easy A
6. Inception
7. Knight and Day
8. The Fighter
9. Black Swan
10. True Grit

2011
1. The Artist
2. Drive
3. Moneyball
4. War Horse
5. Midnight in Paris
6. The Adjustment Bureau
7. The Ides of March
8. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
9. Bridesmaids
10. 50/50 – Crazy, Stupid, Love (tie)

2012
1. Intouchables
2. Argo
3. Silver Linings Playbook
4. Skyfall
5. Lincoln
6. Amour
7. Flight
8. Celeste and Jesse Forever
9. Detachment
10. Premium Rush

2013
1. Prisoners
2. American Hustle
3. Captain Phillips
4. 12 Years a Slave
5. Lee Daniels’ The Butler
6. Before Midnight
7. The Spectacular Now
8. This is the End
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10. Nebraska

2014
1. Mommy
2. Whiplash
3. Kill the Messenger
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Life Itself
6. Birdman
7. Foxcatcher
8. A Most Violent Year
9. Get On Up
10. St. Vincent

2015
1. Spotlight
2. Bridge of Spies
3. Southpaw
4. The Martian
5. Best of Enemies
6. Brooklyn
7. Burnt
8. 99 Homes
9. Love & Mercy
10. The Look of Silence

2016
1. La La Land
2. Arrival
3. Hacksaw Ridge
4. Lion
5. The Fundamentals of Caring
6. Snowden
7. Don’t Think Twice
8. Sully
9. Sing Street
10. Zootopia