Home Movie Library – 2000’s

The 2000’s. The new millennium. The rise in technology (i.e. the Apple Revolution, Facebook, etc.) stimulates high-concept films, ending the decade with one of its most prominent features: Avatar. The super-hero franchises emerge as an indestructible force in the marketplace. But 9/11 reminds us of the importance and responsibility human beings have towards one another. Foreign films and documentaries become a larger part of the mainstream. And CGI animation continually breaks new ground, particularly box office grosses. But the big question still remains, where is cinema headed? Where will On Demand, Streaming, Youtube, and other innovative means of exhibition guide the future of film?

Overseas, foreign markets are on a steady rise, many becoming commercial hits in the U.S. (i.e. Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonAmélieThe Lives of OthersPan’s Labyrinth, etc.). Bolder experimentations open up new cinematic possibilities – the technical bravura of Zhang Yimou’s wuxia films and Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark, the self-reflexiveness of Michael Haneke’s Caché, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s complete filmography, among many other things. New voices usually silenced by inaccessibility take advantage of the digital revolution. World cinema has finally become global in the truest sense of the word.

Almost Famous (Crowe, U.S.A., 2000): Columbia Pictures2000 Almost Famous

The Circle (Panahi, Iran/Italy/Switzerland, 2000): Fox Lorber
2000 The Circle

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, Taiwan/Hong Kong/U.S.A./China, 2000): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2000 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Dancer in the Dark (Trier, Denmark, 2000): New Line Home Video
2000 Dancer in the Dark

Faithless (Ullman, Sweden, 2000): First Look Pictures
2000 Faithless

George Washington (Green, U.S.A., 2000): Criterion Collection
2000 George Washington

The Gleaners and I (Varda, France, 2000): Zeitgeist Films
2000 The Gleaners and I

High Fidelity (Frears, U.S.A., 2000): Touchstone Home Entertainment
2000 High Fidelity

The House of Mirth (Davies, U.K./U.S.A., 2000): Sony Pictures Classics
2000 The House of Mirth

Memento (Nolan, U.S.A., 2000): Lionsgate
2000 Memento

In the Mood for Love (Kar-wai, Hong Kong, 2000): Criterion Collection
2000 In the Mood for Love

Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, Hungary, 2000): Facets Video
2000 Werckmeister Harmonies

Wonder Boys (Hanson, U.S.A., 2000): Paramount Pictures
2000 Wonder Boys

Yi Yi (Yang, Taiwan, 2000): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2000 Yi Yi

You Can Count on Me (Lonergan, U.S.A., 2000): Paramount Pictures
2000You Can Count on Me 2

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2001): Blu-ray Dreamworks Video
2001 A.I

The Devil’s Backbone (Del Toro, Spain/Mexico, 2001): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2001 The Devil's Backbone

The Fast Runner (Kunuk, Canada, 2001): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2001 The Fast Runner

Ghost World (Zwigoff, U.S.A., 2001): MGM DVD
2001 Ghost World

Gosford Park (Altman, U.K./U.S.A., 2001): Universal
2001 Gosford Park

The Lady and the Duke (Rohmer, France, 2001): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2001 The Lady and the Duke

Late Marriage (Kosashvili, Israel/France, 2001): New Yorker Video
2001 Late Marriage

Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, U.S.A., 2001): Universal
2001 Mulholland Drive

The Piano Teacher (Haneke, France/Austria, 2001): Criterion Blu-ray
2001 The Piano Teacher

The Royal Tenenbaums (Anderson, U.S.A., 2001): Criterion Collection
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums

Time Out (Cantet, France, 2001): Miramax
2001 Time Out

Spirited Away (Miyazaki, Japan, 2001): Disney Home Entertainment

Va Savoir (Rivette, France, 2001): Sony Pictures
2001 Va Savoir

Y Tu Mamá También (Cuarón, Mexico, 2001): MGM DVD
2001 Y Tu Mama Tambien

About Schmidt (Payne, U.S.A., 2002): New Line Home Entertainment
2002 About Schmidt

Adaptation (Jonze, U.S.A., 2002): Blu-ray Image Entertainment
2002 Adaptation

Blissfully Yours (Weerasethakul, Thailand, 2002): Strand Releasing
2002 Blissfully Yours 2

The Man Without a Past (Kaurismäki, Finland, 2002): Sony Picture Classics

Minority Report (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2002): Dreamworks Video
2002 Minority Report

The Pianist (Polanski, France/Poland/Germany/U.K., 2002): Universal
2002 The Pianist

Punch-Drunk Love (Anderson, U.S.A., 2002): Columbia Pictures
2002 Punch Drunk Love 2

The Son (Dardenne Brothers, Belgium/France, 2002): New Yorker Video
2002 The Son

Talk to Her (Almodóvar, Spain, 2002): Sony Picture Classics
2002 Talk to Her

American Splendor (Berman/Pulcini, U.S.A., 2003): HBO Video
2003 American Splendor

Dogville (Trier, Denmark, 2003): Lionsgate
2003 Dogville

Far From Heaven (Haynes, U.S.A., 2003): Universal
2003 Far From Heaven

Japón (Reygadas, Mexico, 2003): Palisades Tartan
2003 Japon

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2003): Miramax
2003 Kill Bill Vol 1

Lost in Translation (Coppola, U.S.A., 2003): Universal
2003 Lost in Translation

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Weir, U.S.A./Australia/U.K., 2003): 20th Century Fox
2003 Master and Commander

Memories of Murder (Bong, South Korea, 2003): Palm Pictures
2003 Memories of Murder

Mystic River (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2003): WB
2003 Mystic River

Bad Education (Almodóvar, Spain, 2004): Sony Picture Classics
2004 Bad Education

Before Sunset (Linklater, U.S.A., 2004): WB
2004 Before Sunset

Collateral (Mann, U.S.A., 2004): Dreamworks Video
2004 Collateral

The Intruder (Denis, France, 2004): Fox Lorber
2004 The Intruder

Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2004): Miramax
2004 Kill Bill Vol 2

Kings and Queen (Desplechin, France, 2004): Wellspring
Kings and Queen- Directed by Arnaud Desplechin Emmanuelle Devos as Nora

Million Dollar Baby (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2004): WB
2004 Million Dollar Baby 2

Nobody Knows (Koreeda, Japan, 2004): MGM DVD
2004 Nobody Knows

Sideways (Payne, U.S.A., 2004): 20th Century Fox
2004 Sideways

Vera Drake (Leigh, U.K., 2004): Studio Canal
2004 Vera Drake

The Beat that my Heart Skipped (Audiard, France, 2005): Wellspring
2005 The Beat that my Heart Skipped

Brokeback Mountain (Lee, U.S.A./Canada, 2005): Universal
2005 Brokeback Mountain

Caché (Haneke, France, 2005): Sony Picture Classics
2005 Cache

L’Enfant (Dardenne Brothers, Belgium, 2005): Sony Pictures Classics
2005 L'Enfant

Good Night and Good Luck (Clooney, U.S.A., 2005): WB
2005 Good Night and Good Luck

Grizzly Man (Herzog, U.S.A., 2005): Lionsgate
2005 Grizzly Man

Munich (Spielberg, U.S.A., 2005): Universal
2005 Munich

No Direction Home (Scorsese, U.S.A., 2005): Paramount Pictures
2005 No Direction Home

The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach, U.S.A., 2005): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2005 The Squid and the Whale

Children of Men (Cuarón, U.K., 2006): Universal
2006 Children of Men

The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Puiu, Romania, 2006): Tartan Video
2006 The Death of Lazarescu

Half Nelson (Fleck, U.S.A., 2006): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2006 Half Nelson

A History of Violence (Cronenberg, U.S.A./Germany/Canada, 2006): New Line Home Entertainment
2006 A History of Violence

The Departed (Scorsese, U.S.A., 2006): WB

Flags of Our Fathers (Eastwood, U.S.A., 2006): Dreamworks Video
2006 Flags of Our Fathers

The Lives of Others (Donnersmarck, Germany, 2006): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Gerd Wiesler (Ulrich Mühe) bei seiner Arbeit.

The Queen (Frears, U.K., 2006): Lionsgate
2006 The Queen

Pan’s Labyrinth (Del Toro, Mexico/Spain, 2006): Blu-ray New Line Home Entertainment
2006 Pan's Labyrinth

A Prairie Home Companion (Altman, U.S.A., 2006): New Line Home Entertainment
2006 A Prairie Home Companion

Still Life (Zhangke, China, 2006): New Yorker
2006 Still Life

United 93 (Greengrass, U.S.A., 2006): Blu-ray Universal
2006 United 93

Volver (Almodóvar, Spain, 2006): Sony Picture Classics
2006 Volver

The Wind that Shakes the Barley (Loach, U.K., 2006): IFC Films
The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray WB
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James

Eastern Promises (Cronenberg, U.K., 2007): Universal
2007 Eastern Promises

Flight of the Red Balloon (Hsiao-hsien, France, 2007): IFC Films
2007 Flight of the Red Balloon

4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Mungiu, Romania, 2007): IFC Films

Gone Baby Gone (Affleck, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Miramax
Gone, Baby, Gone

Into the Wild (Penn, U.S.A., 2007): WB
2007 Into the Wild

My Winnipeg (Maddin, Canada, 2007): Seville
2007 My Winnipeg

No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 2007): Miramax
2007 No Country for Old Men

Once (Carney, Ireland, 2007): Fox Searchlight
2007 Once

Silent Light (Reygadas, Mexico, 2007): Vivendi Entertainment
2007 Silent Light

There Will Be Blood (Anderson, U.S.A., 2007): Miramax
2007 There Will Be Blood 2

3:10 to Yuma (Mangold, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Lionsgate
2007 Three Ten to Yuma

Zodiac (Fincher, U.S.A., 2007): Blu-ray Paramount Pictures

A Christmas Tale (Desplechin, France, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 A Christmas Tale

The Dark Knight (Nolan, U.S.A., 2008): WB
The Dark Knight

The Duchess of Langeais (Rivette, France, 2008): Canal Plus
2008 The Duchess of Langeais

The Edge of Heaven (Akin, Germany/Turkey, 2008): Strand Releasing
2008 The Edge of Heaven

Everlasting Memories (Troell, Sweden, 2008): Criterion Collection
2008 Everlasting Moments

The Hurt Locker (Bigelow, U.S.A., 2008): Blu-ray Summit Entertainment

Summer Hours (Assayas, France, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 Summer Hours

Still Walking (Koreeda, Japan, 2008): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2008 Still Walking

Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt, U.S.A., 2008): Oscilloscope
2008 Wendy and Lucy

Broken Embraces (Almodóvar, Spain, 2009): Blu-ray Universal

Inglorious Basterds (Tarantino, U.S.A., 2009): Universal
2009 Inglorious Basterds

A Prophet (Audiard, France/Italy, 2009): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2009 A Prophet

A Serious Man (Coen Brothers, U.S.A., 2009): Alliance
2009 A Serious Man

White Material (Denis, France, 2009): Blu-ray Criterion Collection
2009 White Material

The White Ribbon (Haneke, Germany, 2009): Blu-ray Sony Picture Classics
2009 The White Ribbon