2000s

2000

The Gleaners & I (Agnes Varda)
Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky)

2001

61* (Billy Crystal)
Amelie
(Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
The Believer (Henry Bean)
Children Underground (Edet Belzberg)
Hardball (Brian Robbins)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Chris Columbus)
Heist (David Memet)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (Alfonso Cuaron)

2002

The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita)
Die Another Day
(Lee Tamahori)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Chris Columbus)
Insomnia (Christopher Nolan)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Peter Jackson)
The Rookie (John Lee Hancock)

2003

Battlefield Baseball (Yudai Yamaguchi)
Gods and Generals
(Ronald F. Maxwell)
Good Bye, Lenin! (Wolfgang Becker)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson)
Oldboy (Park Chan-wook)
Step Into Liquid (Dana Brown)
Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald)

2004

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuaron)
Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
Mr 3000 (Charles Stone III)
The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson)

2005

Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater)
Brokeback Mountain
(Ang Lee)
The Descent (Neil Marshall)
Fever Pitch (Peter & Bobby Farrelly)
Game 6 (Michael Hoffman)
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell)
The Sandlot 2 (David M. Evans)

2006

Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro)
Tales From Earthsea (Goro Miyazaki)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
Volver (Pedro Almodovar)

2007

Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (David Yates)
Once (John Carney)
The Sandlot: Heading Home (William Dear)

2008

24 City (Zhangke Jia)
The Class (Laurent Cantet)
Pontypool (Bruce McDonald)
Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki)
Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster)
Sugar (Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck)

2009

Arlen Faber (John Hindman)
The Band that Wouldn’t Die (Barry Levinson)
The Beaches of Agnes (Agnes Varda)
Bright Star (Jane Campion)
Chloe (Atom Egoyan)
A Christmas Carol (Robert Zemeckis)
An Education (Lone Scherfig)
Enter the Void (Gaspar Noe)
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Niels Arden Oplev)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (David Yates)
Kings Ransom (Peter Berg)
The Last Station (Michael Hoffman)
The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (Fritz Mitchell)
Mine (Geralyn Pezanoski)
Muhammad and Larry (Albert Maysles & Bradley Kaplan)
The Perfect Game (William Dear)
The Princess and the Frog (Ron Clements & John Musker)
A Serious Man (Joel & Ethan Coen)
A Single Man (Tom Ford)
Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? (Mike Tollin)
The U (Billy Corben)
Where the Wild Things Are (Spike Jonze)
Without Bias (Kirk Fraser)
Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta)