Since 2000, Metacritic has aggregated reviews of major film releases by several of the world's most reputable critics.
It's a rival to Rotten Tomatoes, but takes a more nuanced approach to critical consensus. Metacritic tells readers how much most critics liked a film, rather than what percentage liked it at all.
Two New Zealand films have earned topped Metacritic's annual film list, both directed by Sir Peter Jackson, while the only film to score a perfect 100 score is Richard Linklater's Boyhood.
Below is a list of the top film from each year from 2000-17, with its Metacritic rating:
2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 93 percent
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 92 percent
2002: Spirited Away - 96 percent
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 94 percent
2004: Sideways - 94 percent
2005: The Best of Youth - 89 percent
2006: Pan's Labyrinth - 98 percent
2007: Ratatouille - 96 percent
2008: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 97 percent
2009: The Hurt Locker - 94 percent
2010: The Social Network - 95 percent
2011: A Separation - 95 percent
2012: Zero Dark Thirty - 95 percent
2013: 12 Years a Slave - 96 percent
2014: Boyhood - 100 percent
2015: Carol - 95 percent
2016: Moonlight - 99 percent
2017: A Fantastic Woman - 96 percent