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Best of the Decade: Expanding the Arena, Part II.

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn December 31, 2009 at 2:24AM

Best of the Decade: Expanding the Arena, Part II.

This is the latest in a series of blog posts collecting best of the decade lists from "non-professional" film-lovers. Go here to read the previous entry.

In today's compilation: Jerry Portwood, David Roer, and Joey Stern

Jerry Portwood
Editor, New York Press

1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2. Oldboy

3. Talk to Her

4. Y tu mamá también

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

6. Storytelling

7. Dancer in the Dark

8. Persepolis

9. Kill Bill Volume 1

10. The Piano Teacher

Runner-ups: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memento, American Psycho, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Adaptation, 3-Iron, Amores perros, Donnie Darko, Far From Heaven, The Incredibles, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Milk, Team America: World Police

Essentially the entire list consists of movies I never tire of, can watch over and over again and am inspired by... but it's pretty predictable I guess.

David Roer
Accountant, Clothier & Head, PS

Almost Famous

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers


28 Days Later

No Country for Old Men

Children of Men

Mystic River

Kill Bill: Volume 2

City of God

Honorable Mentions: Shaun of the Dead
(a great underrated comedy), Donnie Darko (not by any means a *top* film, but a wild, wild trip nonetheless that's always entertaining).

Joey Stern
Lead blogger,

1) Batoru rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
2) Mean Girls
3) House Bunny
4) A.I. Artificial Intelligence
5) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6) Frost/Nixon
7) Grizzly Man
8) Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
9) Spider-Man
10) WALL-E

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