Communicator (communicator) wrote,

A decade in lists

Happy New Year All. I have tried to put together my 'top tens' of the decade and this is what I have ended up with. I feel a bit unsatisfied with all of these, except perhaps the TV. These are not in order of preference, just random order of compilation.

10 TV shows:

American -

Mad Men
The Wire
Breaking Bad

British -

Life on Mars
The Office
Doctor Who

40 Films:
(these are in year order)

Gladiator (2000)
Memento (2000)
Unbreakable (2000)
Sexy Beast (2000)
The Man who Wasn't There (2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
The Lord Of The Rings (Fellowship of the Ring) (2001)
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
Lantana (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Infernal affairs (2002)
Adaptation (2002)
Twilight Samurai (2002)
28 days later (2002)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Equilibrium (2002)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2002)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring (2003)
Cold Mountain (2003)
Ong Bak (2003)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Downfall (2004)
I heart huckabees (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Harry Potter (Azkaban) (2004)
Brokeback mountain (2005)
Serenity (2005)
Children of Men (2006)
A scanner darkly (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Casino Royale (2006)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Persepolis (2007)
In Bruges (2008)
Wall-E (2008)
(Very biased towards the start of the decade - perhaps because it is easier to spot at a distance the films that you really like. I haven't included any from 2009 - perhaps Watchmen)

20 Books:

The Red Riding Trilogy by David Peace
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Averno by Louise Gluck
Shakespeare's Language by Frank Kermode
Light by M John Harrison
Darkmans by Nicola Barker
Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel
Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson
Transition by Iain Banks
Black Man by Richard Morgan
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
The Separation by Christopher Priest
The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Collapse by Jared Diamond
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
Soul Mountain by Gao Xingjian
Lavinia by Ursula Le guin

10 songs (this is actually 11):

Rehab by Amy Winehouse
Stan by eminem
When the sun goes down by Arctic Monkeys
Club Foot by Kasabian
Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
Can't Stop by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes
Gay Bar by Electric Six
Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
Push the Button by Sugarbabes
Hot Like Me by Pussycat Dolls

10 albums:

In Rainbows
Kid A
Franz Ferdinand
By the Way by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Time the Revelator by Gillian Welch
Scissor Sisters
Kasabian (Test Transmissions)
Exit Music by various
Version by Mark Ronson

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