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Muriel Awards Best Film Top 10s

Below can be found each year’s results for Best Film voting. Eligibility for these lists is determined by U.S. commercial release.

2006
1. The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
2 (tie). Children of Men (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, UK)
2 (tie). United 93 (dir. Paul Greengrass, USA)
4. Borat (dir. Larry Charles, USA)
5. A Prairie Home Companion (dir. Robert Altman, USA)
6. Pan’s Labyrinth (dir. Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico)
7. The Prestige (dir. Christopher Nolan, UK)
8. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (dir. Michael Winterbottom, UK)
9. The Proposition (dir. John Hillcoat, Australia)
10. Little Children (dir. Todd Field, USA)

2007
1. No Country For Old Men (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
2. There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
3. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher, USA)
4. Ratatouille (dir. Brad Bird, USA)
5. Gone Baby Gone (dir. Ben Affleck, USA)
6. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dir. Andrew Dominik)
7. I’m Not There (dir. Todd Haynes)
8 (tie). Michael Clayton (dir. Tony Gilroy, USA)
8 (tie). Once (dir. John Carney, Ireland)
10. Grindhouse (dir. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino)

2008
1. WALL*E (dir. Andrew Stanton, USA)
2. Rachel Getting Married (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
3. Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman, USA)
4. The Wrestler (dir. Darren Aronofsky, USA)
5. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, USA)
6. Man on Wire (dir. James Marsh, UK)
7. In Bruges (dir. Martin McDonagh, Ireland)
8. A Christmas Tale (dir. Arnaud Desplechin, France)
9. Burn After Reading (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
10. Happy-Go-Lucky (dir. Mike Leigh, UK)

2009
1. Inglourious Basterds (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
2. The Hurt Locker (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, USA)
3. Fantastic Mr. Fox (dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
4. A Serious Man (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
5. Summer Hours (dir. Olivier Assayas, France)
6. Up (dir. Pete Docter, USA)
7. Two Lovers (dir. James Gray, USA)
8 (tie). 35 Shots of Rum (dir. Claire Denis, France)
8 (tie). In the Loop (dir. Armando Iannucci, UK)
10. Up in the Air (dir. Jason Reitman, USA)

2010
1. The Social Network (dir. David Fincher, USA)
2. True Grit (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
3 (tie). Dogtooth (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece)
3 (tie). Toy Story 3 (dir. Lee Unkrich, USA)
5 (tie). The Ghost Writer (dir. Roman Polanski, UK)
5 (tie). Winter’s Bone (dir. Debra Granik, USA)
7. Carlos (dir. Olivier Assayas, France)
8. Exit Through the Gift Shop (dir. Banksy, UK)
9. Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky, USA)
10. Mother (dir. Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)

2011
1. The Tree of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, USA)
2. Certified Copy (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
3. A Separation (dir. Asghar Farhadi, Iran)
4. Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn, USA)
5. Melancholia (dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
6. Meek’s Cutoff (dir. Kelly Reichardt, USA)
7. Take Shelter (dir. Jeff Nichols, USA)
8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (dir. Tomas Alfredson, UK)
9. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
10. Margaret (dir. Kenneth Lonergan, USA)

2012
1. Holy Motors (dir. Léos Carax, France)
2. Moonrise Kingdom (dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
3. The Master (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
4. Zero Dark Thirty (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, USA)
5. The Turin Horse (dir. Bela Tarr, Hungary)
6. The Deep Blue Sea (dir. Terence Davies, UK)
7. Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
8. Lincoln (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
9. Looper (dir. Rian Johnson, USA)
10. Amour (dir. Michael Haneke, Austria)

2013
1. Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
3. Her (dir. Spike Jonze, USA)
4. Inside Llewyn Davis (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
5. 12 Years a Slave (dir. Steve McQueen, USA)
6. The Act of Killing (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer, Denmark)
7. Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, UK)
8. Like Someone in Love (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Japan)
9. Upstream Color (dir. Shane Carruth, USA)
10. The Great Beauty (dir. Paolo Sorrentino, Italy)

2014
1. Boyhood (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
2. Under the Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer, UK)
3. Inherent Vice (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
5. Only Lovers Left Alive (dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
6. Two Days, One Night (dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
7. The Immigrant (dir. James Gray, USA)
8. Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay, USA)
9. Goodbye to Language 3D (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
10. The Babadook (dir. Jennifer Kent, Australia)

2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road (dir. George Miller, Australia)
2. Carol (dir. Todd Haynes, USA)
3. Sicario (dir. Denis Villeneuve, USA)
4. Creed (dir. Ryan Coogler, USA)
5. The Hateful Eight (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
6. Anomalisa (dir. Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, USA)
7. Magic Mike XXL (dir. Gregory Jacobs, USA)
8. The Duke of Burgundy (dir. Peter Strickland, UK)
9. Inside Out (dir. Pete Docter, USA)
10. Phoenix (dir. Christian Petzold, Germany)

2016
1. Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
2. O.J.: Made in America (dir. Ezra Edelman, USA)
3. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins, USA)
4. Manchester By The Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan, USA)
5. Silence (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
6. Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven, France)
7. The Handmaiden (dir. Park Chan-wook, South Korea)
8. Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson, USA)
9. Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade, Germany)
10. The Lobster (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, Ireland)

2017
1. Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, UK)
2. Lady Bird (dir. Greta Gerwig, USA)
3. Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, USA)
4. Nocturama (dir. Bertrand Bonello, France)
5. Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas, France)
6. The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker, USA)
7. A Ghost Story (dir. David Lowery, USA)
8. Call My By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino, Italy)
9. Good Time (dir. Josh and Benny Safdie, USA)
10. Dunkirk (dir. Christopher Nolan, UK)

2018
1. First Reformed (dir. Paul Schrader, USA)
2. Roma (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico)
3. If Beale Street Could Talk (dir. Barry Jenkins, USA)
4. Leave No Trace (dir. Debra Granik, USA)
5. Zama (dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)
6. Shoplifters (dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan)
7. The Other Side of the Wind (dir. Orson Welles, USA)
8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
9. BlacKkKlansman (dir. Spike Lee, USA)
10. Support the Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski, USA)

Anniversary Top 10 Lists

Below are the results of our Anniversary Award categories. Eligibility is determined by IMDb date.

1957 (50th Anniversary Award, 2007)
1. The Seventh Seal (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
2. Sweet Smell of Success (dir. Alexander Mackendrick, USA)
3. 12 Angry Men. (dir. Sidney Lumet, USA)
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (dir. David Lean, UK)
5. Paths of Glory (dir. Stanley Kubrick, USA)
6. Throne of Blood (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
7. Nights of Cabiria (dir. Federico Fellini, Italy)
8. A Face in the Crowd (dir. Elia Kazan, USA)
9. Wild Strawberries (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10. The Tall T (dir. Budd Boetticher, USA)

1958 (50th Anniversary Award, 2008)
1. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. Touch of Evil (dir. Orson Welles, USA)
3. The Hidden Fortress (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
4. Mon Oncle (dir. Jacques Tati, France)
5. Elevator to the Gallows (dir. Louis Malle, France)
6. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (dir. Richard Brooks, USA)
7. Man of the West (dir. Anthony Mann, USA)
8. Some Came Running (dir. Vincente Minnelli, USA)
9. The Tarnished Angels (dir. Douglas Sirk, USA)
10. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (dir. Sergei M. Eisenstein, USSR)

1959 (50th Anniversary Award, 2009)
1. North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. The 400 Blows (dir. François Truffaut, France)
3. Rio Bravo (dir. Howard Hawks, USA)
4. Some Like It Hot (dir. Billy Wilder, USA)
5. Pickpocket (dir. Robert Bresson, France)
6. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (dir. Alain Resnais, France)
7. Shadows (dir. John Cassavetes, USA)
8. Anatomy of a Murder (dir. Otto Preminger, USA)
9. Fires on the Plain (dir. Kon Ichikawa, Japan)
10. Floating Weeds (dir. Yasujiro Ozu, Japan)

1960 (50th Anniversary Award, 2010)
1. Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. The Apartment (dir. Billy Wilder, USA)
3. Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
4. Peeping Tom (dir. Michael Powell, UK) 5 (tie). L’Avventura (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
5 (tie). La Dolce Vita (dir. Federico Fellini, Italy)
7. Shoot the Piano Player (dir. François Truffaut, France)
8. Spartacus (dir. Stanley Kubrick, USA)
9. The Virgin Spring (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10 (tie). Les Bonnes Femmes (dir. Claude Chabrol, France)
10 (tie). Le Trou (dir. Jacques Becker, France)

1961 (50th Anniversary Award, 2011)
1. Yojimbo (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
2. The Hustler (dir. Robert Rossen, USA)
3. Viridiana (dir. Luis Buñuel, Spain)
4. Last Year at Marienbad (dir. Alain Resnais, France)
5. Jules and Jim (dir. François Truffaut, France)
6. West Side Story (dir. Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, USA)
7. One, Two, Three (dir. Billy Wilder, USA)
8. The Innocents (dir. Jack Clayton, UK)
9. Blast of Silence (dir. Allan Baron, USA)
10. A Woman Is a Woman (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)

1962 (50th Anniversary Award, 2012)
1. Lawrence of Arabia (dir. David Lean, UK)
2. The Manchurian Candidate (dir. John Frankenheimer, USA)
3. The Exterminating Angel (dir. Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (dir. John Ford, USA)
5. Jules and Jim (dir. François Truffaut, France) *
6. To Kill a Mockingbird (dir. Robert Mulligan, USA)
7. My Life to Live (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
8. L’Eclisse (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy)
9. Ivan’s Childhood (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
10. Ride the High Country (dir. Sam Peckinpah, USA)
* It has not escaped my notice that Jules and Jim appeared on our lists for both 1961 and 1962. As previously stated, eligibility in the anniversary award categories is based on IMDb during the voting period. Somehow, the film’s IMDb year changed between voting for the 2011 and 2012 Muriels, through some strange IMDb goings-on. Since this happened, the rules have been tweaked slightly, and there have been no further incidents of this sort thus far.

1963 (50th Anniversary Award, 2013)
1. 8 ½ (dir. Federico Fellini, Italy)
2. The Birds (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
3. Contempt (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
4. High and Low (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
5. The Great Escape (dir. John Sturges, USA)
6. The Leopard (dir. Luchino Visconti, Italy)
7 (tie). Charade (dir. Stanley Donen, USA)
7 (tie). The Haunting (dir. Robert Wise, USA)
9. The Servant (dir. Joseph Losey, UK)
10. Shock Corridor (dir. Samuel Fuller, USA)

1964 (50th Anniversary Award, 2014)
1. Dr. Strangelove (dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (dir. Jacques Demy, France)
3. A Hard Day’s Night! (dir. Richard Lester, UK)
4. Woman in the Dunes (dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japan)
5. Band of Outsiders (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
6. A Fistful of Dollars (dir. Sergio Leone, Italy)
7. Marnie (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
8. The Naked Kiss (dir. Samuel Fuller, USA)
9. Kwaidan (dir. Masaki Kobayashi, Japan)
10. Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, USA)

1965 (50th Anniversary Award, 2015)
1. Repulsion (dir. Roman Polanski, UK)
2. Chimes at Midnight (dir. Orson Welles, Spain)
3. For a Few Dollars More (dir. Sergio Leone, Italy)
4. Pierrot le Fou (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
5. Faster, Pussycat… Kill! Kill! (dir. Russ Meyer, USA)
6. The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise, USA)
7. Red Beard (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
8. Simon of the Desert (dir. Luis Buñuel, Mexico)
9. Bunny Lake Is Missing (dir. Otto Preminger, USA)
10. Alphaville (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)

1966 (50th Anniversary Award, 2016)
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (dir. Sergio Leone, Italy)
2. Persona (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
3. Au Hasard Balthazar (dir. Robert Bresson, France)
4. The Battle of Algiers (dir. Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy)
5. Blow-Up (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, UK)
6. Seconds (dir. John Frankenheimer, USA)
7. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (dir. Mike Nichols, USA)
8. Andrei Rublev (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR)
9. A Man For All Seasons (dir. Fred Zinnemann, UK)
10. Daisies (dir. Vera Chytilova, Czechoslovakia)

1967 (50th Anniversary Award, 2017)
1. Play Time (dir. Jacques Tati, France)
2. Bonnie and Clyde (dir. Arthur Penn, USA)
3 (tie). Belle de Jour (dir. Luis Buñuel, France)
3 (tie). Point Blank (dir. John Boorman, USA)
5. The Graduate (dir. Mike Nichols, USA)
6. Le Samouraï (dir. Jean-Pierre Melville, France)
7. Week-End (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, France)
8. Cool Hand Luke (dir. Stuart Rosenberg, USA)
9. Wavelength (dir. Michael Snow, Canada)
10. The Young Girls of Rochefort (dir. Jacques Demy, France)

1968 (50th Anniversary Award, 2018)
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
2. Night of the Living Dead (dir. George A. Romero, USA)
3. Rosemary’s Baby (dir. Roman Polanski, USA)
4. Once Upon a Time in the West (dir. Sergio Leone, USA)
5. Faces (dir. John Cassavetes, USA)
6. Shame (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
7. High School (dir. Frederick Wiseman, USA)
8. Memories of Underdevelopment (dir. Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Cuba
9. if… (dir. Lindsay Anderson, UK)
10. Head (dir. Bob Rafelson, USA)

1982 (25th Anniversary Award, 2007)
1. Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, USA)
2. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
3. The Thing (dir. John Carpenter, USA)
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (dir. Amy Heckerling, USA)
5. Fitzcarraldo (dir. Werner Herzog, West Germany)
6. Diner (dir. Barry Levinson, USA)
7. Pink Floyd: The Wall (dir. Alan Parker, UK)
8. Tootsie (dir. Sydney Pollack, USA)
9. Fanny and Alexander (dir. Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)
10. The Verdict (dir. Sidney Lumet, USA)

1983 (25th Anniversary Award, 2008)
1. The King of Comedy (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
2. Videodrome (dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)
3. The Right Stuff (dir. Philip Kaufman, USA)
4. Local Hero (dir. Bill Forsyth, UK)
5. Scarface (dir. Brian De Palma, USA)
6 (tie). Monty Python’s Meaning of Life (dir. Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam)
6 (tie). Return of the Jedi (dir. Richard Marquand)
8. Sans Soleil (dir. Chris Marker, France)
9. Trading Places (dir. John Landis, USA)
10. Koyaanisqatsi (dir. Godfrey Reggio, USA)

1984 (25th Anniversary Award, 2009)
1. This Is Spinal Tap (dir. Rob Reiner, USA)
2. Blood Simple. (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
3. Stranger Than Paradise (dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
4. Once Upon a Time in America (dir. Sergio Leone, Italy)
5. Stop Making Sense (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
6. The Terminator (dir. James Cameron, USA)
7. Ghostbusters (dir. Ivan Reitman, USA)
8. Repo Man (dir. Alex Cox, USA)
9. Amadeus (dir. Milos Forman, USA)
10. Paris, Texas dir. Wim Wenders, West Germany)

1985 (25th Anniversary Award, 2010)
1. Brazil (dir. Terry Gilliam, UK)
2. Ran (dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
3. After Hours (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. Back to the Future (dir. Robert Zemeckis, USA)
5. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (dir. Tim Burton, USA)
6. The Purple Rose of Cairo (dir. Woody Allen, USA)
7. Lost in America (dir. Albert Brooks, USA)
8. Come and See (dir. Elem Klimov, USSR)
9. The Breakfast Club (dir. John Hughes, USA)
10. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (dir. Paul Schrader, Japan)

1986 (25th Anniversary Award, 2011)
1. Blue Velvet (dir. David Lynch, USA)
2. The Fly (dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)
3. Hannah and Her Sisters (dir. Woody Allen, USA)
4. Aliens (dir. James Cameron, USA)
5. Something Wild (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
6. Down By Law (dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
7. Manhunter (dir. Michael Mann, USA)
8. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (dir. John Hughes, USA)
9. The Green Ray (dir. Éric Rohmer, France)
10. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (dir. John MacNaughton, USA)

1987 (25th Anniversary Award, 2012)
1. Full Metal Jacket (dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
2. RoboCop (dir. Paul Verhoeven, USA)
3. Raising Arizona (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
4. Broadcast News (dir. James L. Brooks, USA)
5. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
6. The Princess Bride (dir. Rob Reiner, USA)
7. Wings of Desire (dir. Wim Wenders, West Germany)
8. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (dir. Todd Haynes, USA)
9. Hope and Glory (dir. John Boorman, UK)
10. House of Games (dir. David Mamet, USA)

1988 (25th Anniversary Award, 2013)
1. Die Hard (dir. John McTiernan, USA)
2. Dead Ringers (dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)
3. My Neighbor Totoro (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)
4. They Live (dir. John Carpenter, USA)
5. The Last Temptation of Christ (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (dir. Robert Zemeckis, USA)
7. Distant Voices, Still Lives (dir. Terence Davies, UK)
8. The Thin Blue Line (dir. Errol Morris, USA)
9 (tie). Cinema Paradiso (dir. Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy)
9 (tie). Grave of the Fireflies (dir. Isao Takahata, Japan)

1989 (25th Anniversary Award, 2014)
1. Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee, USA)
2. Crimes and Misdemeanors (dir. Woody Allen, USA)
3. The Killer (dir. John Woo, Hong Kong)
4. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (dir. Peter Greenaway, UK)
5. Drugstore Cowboy (dir. Gus van Sant Jr., USA)
6. Mystery Train (dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
7. sex, lies and videotape (dir. Steven Soderbergh, USA)
8. Kiki’s Delivery Service (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)
9. Say Anything… (dir. Cameron Crowe, USA)
10. Casualties of War (dir. Brian De Palma, USA)

1990 (25th Anniversary Award, 2015)
1. GoodFellas (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
2. Miller’s Crossing (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
3. Close-Up (dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran)
4. Wild at Heart (dir. David Lynch, USA)
5. Total Recall (dir. Paul Verhoeven, USA)
6. Edward Scissorhands (dir. Tim Burton, USA)
7 (tie). Gremlins 2: The New Batch (dir. Joe Dante, USA)
7 (tie). The Grifters (dir. Stephen Frears, USA)
9. Metropolitan (dir. Whit Stillman, USA)
10. Miami Blues (dir. George Armitage, USA)

1991 (25th Anniversary Award, 2016)
1. The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
2. Barton Fink (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
3. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (dir. James Cameron, USA)
4. A Brighter Summer Day (dir. Edward Yang, Taiwan)
5. The Double Life of Veronique (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)
6. My Own Private Idaho (dir. Gus van Sant Jr., USA)
7. JFK (dir. Oliver Stone, USA)
8. Point Break (dir. Kathryn Bigelow, USA)
9. The Rapture (dir. Michael Tolkin, USA)
10. Naked Lunch (dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)

1992 (25th Anniversary Award, 2017)
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (dir. David Lynch, USA)
2. Unforgiven (dir. Clint Eastwood, USA)
3. Reservoir Dogs (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
4. Hard Boiled (dir. John Woo, Hong Kong)
5. The Player (dir. Robert Altman, USA)
6. Malcolm X (dir. Spike Lee, USA)
7. The Last of the Mohicans (dir. Michael Mann, USA)
8. The Long Day Closes (dir. Terence Davies, UK)
9. Glengarry Glen Ross (dir. James Foley, USA)
10. Husbands and Wives (dir. Woody Allen, USA)

1993 (25th Anniversary Award, 2018)
1. Dazed and Confused (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
2. Schindler’s List (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
3. The Age of Innocence (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. Naked (dir. Mike Leigh, UK)
5. Groundhog Day (dir. Harold Ramis, USA)
6. Short Cuts (dir. Robert Altman, USA)
7. The Piano (dir. Jane Campion, New Zealand)
8 (tie). Jurassic Park (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
8 (tie). Three Colors: Blue (dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, France)
10. Carlito’s Way (dir. Brian De Palma, USA)

1997 (10th Anniversary Award, 2007)
1. Boogie Nights (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
2. Jackie Brown (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
3. L.A. Confidential (dir. Curtis Hanson, USA)
4. The Sweet Hereafter (dir. Atom Egoyan, Canada)
5. The Ice Storm (dir. Ang Lee, USA)
6. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (dir. Errol Morris, USA)
7. In the Company of Men (dir. Neil LaBute, USA)
8. Titanic (dir. James Cameron, USA)
9. Funny Games (dir. Michael Haneke, Austria)
10. Grosse Pointe Blank (dir. George Armitage, USA)

1998 (10th Anniversary Award, 2008)
1. Rushmore (dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
2. The Thin Red Line (dir. Terrence Malick, USA)
3. The Big Lebowski (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
4. Out of Sight (dir. Steven Soderbergh, USA)
5. Buffalo ‘66 (dir. Vincent Gallo, USA)
6. Saving Private Ryan (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
7. The Truman Show (dir. Peter Weir, USA)
8. A Simple Plan (dir. Sam Raimi, USA)
9. The Celebration (dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark)
10. Dark City (dir. Alex Proyas, Australia)

1999 (10th Anniversary Award, 2009)
1. Eyes Wide Shut (dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
2. Magnolia (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
3. Fight Club (dir. David Fincher, USA)
4. Three Kings (dir. David O. Russell, USA)
5. Being John Malkovich (dir. Spike Jonze, USA)
6. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (dir. Trey Parker, USA)
7. Toy Story 2 (dir. John Lasster, USA)
8. The Limey (dir. Steven Soderbergh, USA)
9. Election (dir. Alexander Payne, USA)
10. The Matrix (dir. Larry and Andy Wachowski, USA)

2000 (10th Anniversary Award, 2010)
1. In the Mood For Love (dir. Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
2. Memento (dir. Christopher Nolan, USA)
3. Yi Yi (dir. Edward Yang, Taiwan)
4. Requiem For a Dream (dir. Darren Aronofsky, USA)
5. Dancer in the Dark (dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
6. Almost Famous (dir. Cameron Crowe, USA)
7. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (dir. Ang Lee, Taiwan)
8. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
9. American Psycho (dir. Mary Harron, USA)
10. Wonder Boys (dir. Curtis Hanson, USA)

2001 (10th Anniversary Award, 2011)
1. Mulholland Dr. (dir. David Lynch, USA)
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
3. Ghost World (dir. Terry Zwigoff, USA)
4. The Man Who Wasn’t There (dir. Joel Coen, USA)
5. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
6. Waking Life (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
7. Donnie Darko (dir. Richard Kelly, USA)
8. Spirited Away (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, Japan)
9. Gosford Park (dir. Robert Altman, UK)
10. Y Tu Mama Tambien (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico)

2002 (10th Anniversary Award, 2012)
1. Punch-Drunk Love (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
2. 25th Hour (dir. Spike Lee, USA)
3. Adaptation (dir. Spike Jonze, USA)
4. Far From Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, USA)
5. Talk to Her (dir. Pedro Almodovar, Spain)
6. The Son (dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)
7. 24 Hour Party People (dir. Michael Winterbottom, UK)
8 (tie). City of God (dir. Fernando Meirelles, Brazil)
8 (tie). Morvern Callar (dir. Lynne Ramsay, UK)
10 (tie). About Schmidt (dir. Alexander Payne, USA)
10 (tie). Gangs of New York (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)

2003 (10th Anniversary Award, 2013)
1. Dogville (dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
2. Lost in Translation (dir. Sofia Coppola, USA)
3. Kill Bill: vol. 1 (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (dir. Peter Jackson, New Zealand)
5. Bad Santa (dir. Terry Zwigoff, USA)
6. Memories of Murder (dir. Bong Joon-ho, South Korea)
7. Oldboy (dir. Park Chan-wook, South Korea)
8. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (dir. Peter Weir, USA)
9. Elephant (dir. Gus van Sant Jr., USA)
10. Finding Nemo (dir. Andrew Stanton, USA)

2004 (10th Anniversary Award, 2014)
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (dir. Michel Gondry, USA)
2. Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater, USA)
3. Sideways (dir. Alexander Payne, USA)
4. The Incredibles (dir. Brad Bird, USA)
5. Kill Bill: vol. 2 (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
6. Shaun of the Dead (dir. Edgar Wright, UK)
7. Tropical Malady (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
8. Collateral (dir. Michael Mann, USA)
9. The Aviator (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
10. Kings and Queen (dir. Arnaud Desplechin, France)

2005 (10th Anniversary Award, 2015)
1. The New World (dir. Terrence Malick, USA)
2. A History of Violence (dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)
3. Caché (dir. Michael Haneke, Austria)
4. Munich (dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
5. Brokeback Mountain (dir. Ang Lee, USA)
6. Grizzly Man (dir. Werner Herzog, USA)
7. The Squid and the Whale (dir. Noah Baumbach, USA)
8. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (dir. Shane Black, USA)
9. The Devil’s Rejects (dir. Rob Zombie, USA)
10. The Child (dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium)

2006 (10th Anniversary Award, 2016)
1. Children of Men (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, UK)
2. INLAND EMPIRE (dir. David Lynch, USA)
3. Pan’s Labyrinth (dir. Guillermo Del Toro, Mexico)
4. The Departed (dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
5. The Prestige (dir. Christopher Nolan, UK)
6. Marie Antoinette (dir. Sofia Coppola, USA)
7. United 93 (dir. Paul Greengrass, USA)
8. Miami Vice (dir. Michael Mann, USA)
9. Syndromes and a Century (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)
10. Volver (dir. Pedro Almodovar, Spain)

2007 (10th Anniversary Award, 2017)
1. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher, USA)
2. There Will Be Blood (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
3. No Country For Old Men (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
4. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (dir. Andrew Dominik, USA)
5. Death Proof (dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
6. I’m Not There (dir. Todd Haynes, USA)
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (dir. Cristian Mungiu, Romania)
8. Silent Light (dir. Carlos Reygadas, Mexico)
9. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (dir. Julian Schnabel, France)
10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (dir. Tim Burton, USA)

2008 (10th Anniversary Award, 2018)
1. WALL*E (dir. Andrew Stanton, USA)
2. Synecdoche, New York (dir. Charlie Kaufman, USA)
3 (tie). Happy-Go-Lucky (dir. Mike Leigh, UK)
3 (tie). Rachel Getting Married (dir. Jonathan Demme, USA)
5. Wendy and Lucy (dir. Kelly Reichardt, USA)
6. Burn After Reading (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
7. The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, USA)
8. Let the Right One In (dir. Tomas Alfredson, Sweden)
9. Two Lovers (dir. James Gray, USA)
10. The Headless Woman (dir. Lucrecia Martel, Argentina)

Top 10 Lists by Decade

Every once in a while, the Muriel voters are polled on their favorite films by decade. Again, eligibility is based on IMDb date.

Top 10 of the 2000s (chosen in 2009)
1. Mulholland Dr. (2001, dir. David Lynch, USA)
2. There Will Be Blood (2007, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, dir. Michel Gondry, USA)
4. The New World (2005, dir. Terrence Malick, USA)
5. No Country For Old Men (2007, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen, USA)
6. Memento (2000, dir. Christopher Nolan, USA)
7. Dogville (2003, dir. Lars von Trier, Denmark)
8. In the Mood for Love (2000, dir. Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
9. Punch-Drunk Love (2002, Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
10. Before Sunset (2004, dir. Richard Linklater, USA)

Top 10 of the 1990s (chosen in 2011)
1. GoodFellas (1990, dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
2. Pulp Fiction (1994, dir. Quentin Tarantino, USA)
3 (tie). The Big Lebowski (1998, dir. Joel Coen, USA)
3 (tie). The Thin Red Line (1998, dir. Terrence Malick, USA)
5. Boogie Nights (1997, dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
6. Rushmore (1998, dir. Wes Anderson, USA)
7. Fargo (1996, dir. Joel Coen, USA)
8. Dead Man (1995, dir. Jim Jarmusch, USA)
9. Miller’s Crossing (1990, dir. Joel Coen, USA)
10. Three Colors: Red (1994, dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Switzerland)

Top 10 of the 1980s (chosen in 2018)
1. Blue Velvet (1986, dir. David Lynch, USA)
2. Do the Right Thing (1989, dir. Spike Lee, USA)
3. Raging Bull (1980, dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
4. The Shining (1980, dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
5. Videodrome (1983, dir. David Cronenberg, Canada)
6. Sans Soleil (1983, dir. Chris Marker, France)
7. The King of Comedy (1982, dir. Martin Scorsese, USA)
8. Blade Runner (1982, dir. Ridley Scott, USA)
9. Brazil (1985, dir. Terry Gilliam, UK)
10. The Thing (1982, dir. John Carpenter, USA)

Top 10 of the 1970s (chosen in 2012)
1. Taxi Driver (1976, dir. Martin Scorsese, USA) 2. Apocalypse Now (1979, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, USA)
3. The Godfather (1972, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, USA)
4. Chinatown (1974, dir. Roman Polanski, USA)
5. Jaws (1975, dir. Steven Spielberg, USA)
6. A Clockwork Orange (1971, dir. Stanley Kubrick, UK)
7. Nashville (1975, dir. Robert Altman, USA)
8. The Godfather, Part II (1974, dir. Francis Ford Coppola, USA)
9. Annie Hall (1977, dir. Woody Allen, USA)
10. Days of Heaven (1978, dir. Terrence Malick, USA)

Top 10 of the 1950s (chosen in 2010)
1. Vertigo (1958, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
2. Rear Window (1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock, USA)
3. The Searchers (1956, dir. John Ford, USA)
4. The 400 Blows (1959, dir. François Truffaut, France)
5. Touch of Evil (1958, dir. Orson Welles, USA)
6. The Seven Samurai (1954, dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
7. Sunset Blvd. (1950, dir. Billy Wilder, USA)
8. Singin’ in the Rain (1952, dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, USA)
9. Rashomon (1950, dir. Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
10. The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton, USA)