A few weeks ago, Twitter users were asked to list their #7favouritefilms – and immediately, in unison, they all screamed 'THE DARK KNIGHT' over and over and over again until their voices grew hoarse and their data capped out. It's probably still happening now, if you look.
Needless to say, film critics took a different stance when the 'favourite film' brain scratcher was posed to them by the BBC as part of their 'top 100' poll.
Nearly 200 critics around the globe were tasked with listing their top movies of the 21st century, and the results are as pretentious as they are justified.
David Lynch's confounding Hollywood masterpiece Mulholland Drive takes top spot, followed by acclaimed Chinese romance In the Mood For Love, and then Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.
Check out the top ten below, and sift through thefull list here:
10. No Country for Old Men (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007)
9. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)8. Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang, 2000)
7. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011)
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004)
5. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)
4. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
3. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007)
2. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
1. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)