The best film of every year since 2000, according to reviews

Metacritic's best film of the year from 2000 - 2017
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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

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 92 percent

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

2002: Spirited Away - 96 percent

Spirited Away

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - 94 percent

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2004: Sideways - 94 percent

Sideways

2005: The Best of Youth - 89 percent

The Best of Youth

2006: Pan's Labyrinth - 98 percent

Pan's Labyrinth

2007: Ratatouille - 96 percent

Ratatouille

2008: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days - 97 percent

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

2009: The Hurt Locker - 94 percent

The Hurt Locker

2010: The Social Network - 95 percent

The Social Network

2011: A Separation - 95 percent

A Separation

2012: Zero Dark Thirty - 95 percent

Zero Dark Thirty

2013: 12 Years a Slave - 96 percent

12 Years a Slave

2014: Boyhood - 100 percent

Boyhood

2015: Carol - 95 percent

Carol

2016: Moonlight - 99 percent

Moonlight

2017: A Fantastic Woman - 96 percent

A Fantastic Woman

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