Experiment Awards: Foreign – Best of the 2000s

Visual Effects


  1. The Curse of the Golden Flower
  2. The Good, The Bad, The Weird
  3. The Host
  4. Magadheera
  5. Mr. Nobody
  6. Paco and the Magical Book
  7. Pan’s Labyrinth
  8. Red Cliff I & II
  9. Taxidermia
  10. Thirst

Period/Historical Film


  1. City of Life and Death
  2. The Curse of the Golden Flower
  3. Devdas
  4. Downfall
  5. Forever Enthralled
  6. Garpastum
  7. Hey Ram
  8. Lust, Caution
  9. Pan’s Labyrinth
  10. Parineeta
  11. Red Cliff I & II
  12. Sophie Scholl
  13. Tae Guk Gi
  14. The Twilight Samurai
  15. The White Ribbon

Action/Thriller Film

  1. Domovoy
  2. Election/Triad Election
  3. Elite Squad
  4. The Good, The Bad, The Weird/A Bittersweet Life
  5. Infernal Affairs
  6. Ip Man
  7. Mother/Memories of Murder
  8. Oldboy
  9. Shinjuku Incident
  10. A Wednesday

Horror Film

  1. Battle Royale
  2. The Devil’s Backbone
  3. Ginger Snaps
  4. The Host
  5. Let the Right One In
  6. A Tale of Two Sisters
  7. Taxidermia
  8. Thirst


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

8 Responses

  1. City of Life and Death is a devastating viewing experience. Pair it with the harrowing Soviet movie Come and See (Idi i smotri) and you might not want to watch WWII movies for a long time.

    heheh putting Let the Right One In for Food.

  2. beeline says:

    More movie suggestions. Yes, I know it is Asian films: Kisaragi (2007), Fish Story (2009), Owl and the Sparrow (2007), Chocolate (2008), House of Flying Daggers (2004), Shaolin Soccer (2001), Waiting in the Dark (2006), 13 Beloved (2006), Linda Linda Linda (2005), Dorm (2006), Citizen Dog (2004), I Not Stupid (2002), Last Life In the Universe (2003), The Great Yokai War (2005), Phobia 2 (2009), Hansel and Gretel (2007)

    • amy says:

      Linda Linda did make it to my Best Comedy Film category, but thank you for all the title suggestions~ But other than Flying Daggers (for which I didn’t care much for) Shaolin Soccer, or Hansel and Gretel (heard and pedning but not seen), I hadn’t heard of most.

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