70. "Touching the Void" (2003)

The story itself is amazing, but the reenactments in Kevin Macdonald's chronicle of near-tragedy and amazing perseverance on a climb up the Peruvian Andes take this doc into the stratosphere.


69. "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004)

Though it doesn't work quite as well as predecessor "The Royal Tenenbaums," Wes Anderson's ocean saga features great performances and all-around delightful visuals.


68. "Far From Heaven" (2002)

With a delicious sense of style, Todd Haynes pays homage to the weeper melodramas of the 1950s and the varied talents of star Julianne Moore.


67. "Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005)

Nick Park's Oscar-winning Claymation creations made the jump to feature-length without breaking their stride, or their winning streak.


66. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001)

Daringly sexy, gloriously trashy and full of music that would fit fairly easily on an alternative station's playlist more musicals should be this way.


65. "Inland Empire" (2007)

I don't understand David Lynch's gorgeous swan dive off storytelling's deep end, but I love the mere existence of it.


64. "Lost in Translation" (2003)

What's not to love about a trip to Japan with a lonely Bill Murray, especially when Sofia Coppola is at the wheel?


63. "Spider-Man 2" (2004)

"Spider-Man 3" may have been a mess, but the second part of the Spidey franchise transcends with help from script doctor Michael Chabon and Alfred Molina's multilayered super-villain.


62. "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006)

"Unforgiven" still stands as Clint Eastwood's masterpiece, but so far he hasn't gotten enough credit for this ambitious WWII drama from the Japanese side.


61. "A Lion in the House" (2006)

Exhaustive and amazing, this lengthy look at six years on the cancer ward at Cincinnati Children's Hospital offers rewards that more than equal its challenges.