1) AMELIE - Jean-Pierre Jeunet's stunningly beautiful fable of Paris and true love. Forget Alien: Resurrection, Jeunet has resurrected his career with this charming and delightful masterpiece.
2) INNOCENCE - Paul
3) MEMENTO - Chris Nolan's intricately woven film noir homage is as entertaining as it is inspired.
4) THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS - Wes Anderson is one of the most original and oddball voices in cinema and "Royal Tennenbaums" is another strikingly unique and satisfying story of an eclectic family and their trials and tribulations.
5) THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING - Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkien's classic fantasy saga is as good as this fantasy saga could have been and has probably led to many sleepless nights for George Lucas whose new Star Wars series is an also-ran now to LOTR.
6) MULHOLLAND DRIVE - Mulholland Drive is Lynch's best film since Blue Velvet, improving on every viewing.
7) THE TAILOR OF PANAMA - One of this year's most overlooked gems in which Pierce Brosnan plays the anti-Bond in this intelligent and well-directed adaptation of the John LeCarre novel by the ever-reliable John Boorman.
8) THE DEVIL'S
9) MOULIN ROUGE - Baz Luhrmann's audacious and, at times, completely warped musical drama about love and loss at the Moulin Rouge. Although it can be trying at times, it's a brilliantly realized vision by a true auteur.
10) THE WIDOW OF ST. PIERRE - Patrice Laconte's dramatic and stunningly photographed period piece of an impending execution in which the accused awaits the arrival of a guillotine from France.