The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films

The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films

BBC Culture has published a list of the one hundred greatest films of the 21st Century. For the poll BBC Culture received responses from 177 critics – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too.

The list includes seventeen films with either original soundtracks by Music Sales composers, licensed music or song placements from our catalogues.

They are:

2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000)
Includes Yumeji’s Theme by Shigeru Umebayashi

5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
Includes Sunshine Day

7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
Includes After the Rain by Barry Guy, Lacrimosa by Zbigniew Preisner, Symphony No 3 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Resurrection in Hades and Funeral Canticle by John Tavener

13. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006)
Includes Eternity's Sunrise and Fragments of a Prayer by John Tavener and the song It's not for me to say

22. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
Includes La Dolce Vita

25. Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000)
Score by David Julyan

28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)
Score by Alberto Iglesias

32. The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006)
Score by Gabriel Yared

35. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000)
Score by Tan Dun

48. Brooklyn (John Crowley, 2015)
Includes Garden in the Rain, Zing a Little Zong and Dynaflow

53. Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann, 2001)
Score by Craig Armstrong
Includes Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

64. The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrrentino, 2013)
Includes Symphony No 3 by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, I lie and World to Come by David Lang, Dies irae by Zbigniew Preisner and The Lamb by John Tavener

69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
Includes No other love, Perdido, A Garden In The Rain and Don't Blame Me

75. Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2014)
Includes Les Fleurs

78. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013)
Includes There Is No Greater Love and Gloria

81. Shame (Steve McQueen, 2011)
Score by Harry Escott

95. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012)
Includes Playful Pizzicato by Benjamin Britten

For the full list see here