1. The New World, The Extended Cut (dir. Terrence Malick, 2008)

2. Talk to Her (dir. Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)

3. Spirited Away (dir. Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

4. The Wire, Season 5 (creator David Simon, 2008)

5. Zodiac (dir. David Fincher, 2007)

6. Collateral (dir. Michael Mann, 2004)

7. Gosford Park (dir. Robert Altman, 2001)

8. No Country for Old Men (dir. Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, 2007)

9. Grizzly Man (dir. Werner Herzog, 2005)

10. The Gleaners and I (dir. Agnès Varda, 2000)

Honorable Mentions: Amélie, Capturing the Friedmans, Volver, Public Enemies, Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman, The Departed, The Lives of Others, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Bad Education, Donnie Darko, Encounters at the End of the World, The Bourne Ultimatum.