Best Reviewed Movies of Decade: Pan's Labyrinth, Man on Wire

by Anne Thompson
January 2, 2010 8:26 AM
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The best-reviewed movies of the decade on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes are Pan's Labyrinth and Man on Wire, respectively.

On Metacritic, two Oscar-winning animated films make the top five: Pixar's Ratatouille and Miyazaki's Spirited Away. Only two of the top-grossing movies of the decade appear in the top 100: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (best-reviewed of all best picture winners of the decade) and The Two Towers.

Rotten Tomatoes organizes its best-of-decade lists by genre: Slashfilm, thankfully, broke down the lists, which are on the jump.

Metacritic’s Top 10 Best-Reviewed Movies of the Decade

1. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 98

2. Ratatouille (2007) 96

3. Spirited Away (2002) 94

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) 94

5. Sideways (2004) 94

6. WALL-E (2008) 93

7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 93

8. There Will Be Blood (2007) 92

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 92

10. The Queen (2006) 91

Rotten Tomatoes: Top 20 Best Reviewed Films of the Decade (minimum 100 reviews):
100% Man On Wire 141

98% Up 250

98% The Wrestler 205

98% Finding Nemo 191

98% The Hurt Locker 171

98% Let the Right One In 146

98% Spellbound 134

98% Chicken Run 134

98% Murderball 133

98% The Fog of War 133

98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil 122

98% The Band’s Visit 110

97% The Incredibles 224

97% Sideways 207

97% The Queen 177

97% Spirited Away 154

97% Once 148

97% Capturing the Friedmans 143

97% Maria Full of Grace 131

97% Winged Migration 125

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2 Comments

  • Aaron | November 13, 2011 1:25 PMReply

    bit.ly/tfYYB7

  • DavidC | January 4, 2010 5:31 AMReply

    How could the best reviewed film on one list not even make the top twenty on the other? Makes the whole excercise seem dubious.

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