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

Photo of Eric Kohn By Eric Kohn | Eric Kohn January 6, 2010 at 5:13AM

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

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 this installment:

Bradley Hope
Abu Dhabi-based reporter, The National; co-founder, The New York Moon

I chose 10 films that really stuck with me over the years. I would happily watch them again. There were many others that I enjoyed immensely, but they were one-off experiences that I'd rather not sit through a second time.
The Saddest Music in the World – Guy Maddin, 2003, Canada
Volver – Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Dancer in the Dark – Lars von Trier, 2000, Denmark/France/Sweden/Italy/Germany/Norway/Netherlands/Iceland/Finland/UK/USA
Grizzly Man – Werner Herzog, 2005, USA
Mulholland Dr. – David Lynch, 2001, France/USA
There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007, USA
The Royal Tenenbaums – Wes Anderson, 2001, USA
Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola, 2003, USA/Japan
Eastern Promises – David Cronenberg, 2007, UK/Canada/USA
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – Julian Schnabel, 2007, France/U.S.

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