Mulholland Drive voted Best Film of the 21st Century
The BBC asked 177 critics for their top 10 great films since the year 2000, and finally the results can be revealed; David Lynch’s mind-melting masterpiece Mulholland Dr. has been voted the best film of the 21st century. While the film remains an enigma to many, there’s no denying it’s among the boldest and most memorable films created in the last fifteen years.
Mulholland Dr. is a worthy number one on an excellent list made up of everything from Oscar winners (No Country For Old Men) to American indie (The Master) to depressing European arthouse (Amour) to populist action (Mad Max: Fury Road) to bonafide modern classics (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento).
Many people are sure to disagree with the placement of certain films; whether they appear too low, too high, or not at all. I’m just happy to see such a diverse list of genuinely phenomenal films, and hope people will use this as a chance to catch up on some of the greatest films of the last decade. If just one person goes out of their way to watch A Separation (one of the greatest dramas ever written) or Holy Motors (perhaps even stranger than Mulholland Dr.), the BBC has done their job.
By Harry J. Ford
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