Films I've Seen And Liked At TIFF, 2000-2019

Just for the hell of it. "Liked" for my purposes is a B or better (64+). Films I revisited at TIFF after first seeing them elsewhere are not included, nor are any revisions of opinion from subsequent repeat viewings.

Expected to see a year-to-year trend, which in theory would be affected by my attending Cannes after my first couple years at Toronto and then not attending NYFF the last few years (i.e. I'm now seeing NYFF titles in Toronto rather than skipping them). But no, actually looks pretty random.

2000: 10 (what a fucking year that was)
2001: 9
2002: 7
2003: 11 (didn't remember this year being so strong)
2004: 5
2005: 5
2006: 5
2007: 7
2008: 7
2009: 4
2010: 12
2011: 5
2012: 7
2013: 10
2014: 8
2015: 5
2016: 6
2017: 11 (only two of which I'd likely have seen at Cannes)

  • Sade
  • The Gleaners and I
  • Memento
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Bread and Tulips
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Code Unknown
  • The House of Mirth
  • The Widow of Saint-Pierre
  • Songs from the Second Floor
  • The Orphan of Anyang
  • Pulse
  • Waterboys
  • Be My Star
  • Fulltime Killer
  • The Grey Zone
  • Manic
  • Lantana
  • Harmful Insect
  • Heaven
  • The Good Thief
  • Gerry
  • Raising Victor Vargas
  • The Secret Lives of Dentists
  • On the Run
  • An Amazing Couple
  • Roads to Koktebel
  • Cypher
  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • Zatoichi
  • The Saddest Music in the World
  • The Company
  • School of Rock
  • Shattered Glass
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • Dallas 362
  • The Five Obstructions
  • 3-Iron
  • I ♥ Huckabees
  • Innocence
  • Duck Season
  • The Forest for the Trees
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • The Notorious Bettie Page
  • Citizen Dog
  • The Matador
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Lives of Others
  • Retrieval
  • Time
  • Drama/Mex
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
  • The Duchess of Langeais
  • Lust, Caution
  • My Winnipeg
  • Nightwatching
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • Stuck
  • Days and Clouds
  • Burn After Reading
  • Rachel Getting Married
  • The Rest of the Night
  • Still Walking
  • Revanche
  • The Hurt Locker
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • Hadewijch
  • Soul Kitchen
  • The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Black Swan
  • Silent Souls
  • Leap Year
  • Trophy Wife
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Promises Written in Water
  • 13 Assassins
  • Tabloid
  • Oki's Movie
  • 127 Hours
  • How I Ended This Summer
  • You Are Here
  • A Separation
  • The Loneliest Planet
  • Damsels in Distress
  • The Deep Blue Sea
  • Rampart
  • Ernest & Celestine
  • Frances Ha
  • Eat Sleep Die
  • Jayne Mansfield's Car
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Leviathan
  • The Central Park Five
  • The Missing Picture
  • Club Sandwich
  • Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari
  • Moebius
  • Under the Skin
  • Gloria