Cannes Film Festival 2000-2016

Throughout May I’ve been looking at every year of the Cannes Film Festival. Now that this year’s festival is complete, here is my last list of rankings of films I’ve seen that screened in competition for each year of the Cannes Film Festival.

2000

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4. Nurse Betty (USA) D

3. Yiyi: A One and a Two (Taiwan) C+

2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (USA) A

1. Dancer in the Dark (Denmark) A Palm d’Or Winner

 

2001

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4. The Anniversary Party (USA) D

3. The Man Who Wasn’t There (USA) A

2. Shrek (USA) A

1. Moulin Rouge (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The Son’s Room (Italy)

 

2002

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3. About Schmidt (USA) C+

2. Punch-Drunk Love (USA) A-

1. Bowling for Columbine (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The Pianist (Poland)

 

2003

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4. The Barbarian Invasions (Canada) C

3. The Triplets of Belleville (France) A

2. Mystic River (USA) A

1. American Splendor (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: Elephant (USA)

 

2004

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3. Shrek 2 (USA) B-

2. The Ladykillers (USA) B-

1. The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina) A-

Palm d’Or: Farenheit 9/11

 

2005

Palm d’Or: The Child (Belgium)

 

2006

2. Babel (USA) C+

1. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (UK) C+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

2007

1. No Country for Old Men (USA) B-

Palm d’Or: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Poland)

 

2008

3. Wendy and Lucy (USA) A-

2. Changeling (USA) A+

1. The Class (France) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

2009

4. Precious (USA) B

3. Taking Woodstock (USA) A-

2. Up (USA) A+

1. Inglourious Basterds (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The White Ribbon (Austria)

 

2010

Palm d’Or: Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Thailand)

 

2011

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6. Footnote (Israel) C+

5. We Have a Pope (Italy) A

4. Take Shelter (USA) A

3. The Kid with a Bike (Belgium) A

2. The Tree of Life (USA) A+ Palm d’Or

1. The Artist (France) A+

 

2012

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5. Renoir (France) C

4. Amour (Austria) B- Palm d’Or Winner

3. Moonrise Kingdom (USA) A-

2. Ernest & Celestine (France) A

1. Beasts of the Southern Wild (USA) A+

 

2013

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4. The Past (France) A

3. Nebraska (USA) A+

2. Inside Llewyn Davis (USA) A+

1. Fruitvale Station (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: Blue Is the Warmest Color (Greece)

 

2014

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2. Foxcatcher (USA) A-

1. Timbuktu (Mauritania) A-

Palm d’Or: Winter Sleep (Turkey)

 

2015

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5. The Assassin (Taiwan) C

4. Mustang (France) B

3. The Lobster (Greece) B

2. Amy (UK) B+

1. Carol (USA) A

Palm d’Or: Dheepan (France)

 

2016

1. Captain Fantastic (USA) B-

Palm d’Or: I, Daniel Blake (UK)

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