Last year, the BBC published a feature titled ‘Greatest American Films Of All Time’ and it caused a bit of controversy because only six movies from the year 2000 and onward made the list. This made that tired “movies suck now!” argument even stronger. People finally had something to support their ridiculous claims, which made it that much harder to convince them that great films are still being made today.
Well, BBC Culture decided to shut the haters up recently by putting a twist on their original list. They talked to critics across the world and asked them to reveal their greatest films of the new century. The poll featured 177 film critics from 36 countries.
And according to the critics, David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive is the greatest film of the 21st century. The 2001 mystery film grabbed the number one spot, even if most of the critics who voted for it probably don’t understand what it’s about.
Paul Thomas Anderson makes the list at number 3 for his 2007 film There Will Be Blood, and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood sits comfortably in the number 5 spot. You can check out the top 10 list below. And you click here to check out the full list. There were several animated features that made the list, including, Wall-E, Finding Nemo, Inside Out and Ratatouille.