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12th Jun 2017

Here are the 25 greatest films of the 21st century so far, according to critics

Paul Moore

How many have you seen?

Given that football fans only have the Confederations Cup to keep them ticking over for the next few days, it’s very likely that you’ll be binging on some TV and films over the next few weeks to keep you entertained.

After Empire revealed their list of the greatest films of all time, there’s more than enough titles for film fans to get stuck into, but if you need any more incentive to grab your movie buddy and make a date, this list of upcoming cinema releases should definitely win you over.

Baby Driver, All Eyez On Me, The House, Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes and Dunkirk are all coming to your local cinema, but if you fancy a few nights on the couch, the New York Times have selected their best films of the 21st century so far.

In what’s a fairly eclectic list, there are some notable omissions like Whiplash, Spotlight, Let the Right One In, The Raid, Borat and countless others.

This being said, we’re very happy to see the likes of Boyhood, Mad Max: Fury Road and this year’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight, making the grade.

Here’s their list in full.

How many of these films have you seen and what other titles would you add?

  1. There Will Be Blood
  2. Spirited Away
  3. Million Dollar Baby
  4. A Touch of Sin
  5. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
  6. Yi Yi
  7. Inside Out
  8. Boyhood
  9. Summer House
  10. The Hurt Locker
  11. Inside Llewyn Davis
  12. Timbuktu
  13. In Jackson Heights
  14. L’Enfant
  15. White Material
  16. Munich
  17. Three Times
  18. The Gleaners and I
  19. Mad Max: Fury Road
  20. Moonlight
  21. Wendy and Lucy
  22. I’m Not There
  23. Silent Light
  24. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  25. The 40-Year-Old Virgin