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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Cannes Film Festival 1983-1999

Here’s my third list of films screened at the annual Cannes Film Festival. For the festivals held from 1983-1999 I rank the films I’ve seen that screened in competition and give a grade for each of them.

1983

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2. The King of Comedy (USA) D-

1. The Meaning of Life (UK) A

Palm d’Or: The Ballad of Narayama (Japan)

 

1984

I haven’t seen any films that screened in 1984.

Palm d’Or: Paris, Texas (West Germany)

 

1985

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2. Mask (USA) F

1. The Kiss of the Spider Woman (Brazil/USA) A-

Palm d’Or: When Father Was Away on Business (Yugoslavia)

 

1986

1. The Mission (UK) C+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1987

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1. Babette’s Feast (Denmark) A+

Palm d’Or: Under the Sun of Satan (France)

 

1988

Palm d’Or: Pelle the Conqueror (Denmark)

 

1989

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2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (USA) A Palm d’Or Winner

1. Do the Right Thing (USA) A+

 

1990

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1. Cyrano de Bergerac (France) A

Palm d’Or: Wild at Heart (USA)

 

1991

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1. Barton Fink (USA) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1992

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5. Of Mice and Men (USA) B-

4. A Stranger among Us (USA) B

3. Strictly Ballroom (Australia) A

2. Howards End (UK) A

1. The Player (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: The Best Intentions (Sweden)

 

1993

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1. Much ado about Nothing (UK) A

Palm d’Or: TIE between Farewell My Concubine (China) & The Piano (New Zealand)

 

1994

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2. The Hudsucker Proxy (USA) A

1,  Pulp Fiction (USA) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

 

1995

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4. Angels and Insects (UK) B-

3. Carrington (UK) B-

2. The Madness of King George (UK) A

1. Ed Wood (USA) A+

Palm d’Or: Underground (Serbia)

 

1996

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2. Secrets and Lies (UK) A+ Palm d’Or Winner

1. Fargo (USA) A+

 

1997

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3. Happy Together (Hong Kong) C

2. L.A. Confidential (USA) A-

1. The Sweet Hereafter (Canada) A+

Palm d’Or: TIE between The Eel (Japan) & Taste of Cherry (Iran)

 

1998

1. Life Is Beautiful (Italy) B+

Palm d’Or: Eternity and a Day (France)

 

1999

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1. The Straight Story (USA)A+

Palm d’Or: Rosetta (Belgium)