You would think after how excruciatingly difficult it was to create a top 10 performances of all time list that I’d attempt an easy return to Top Ten Tuesday, but alas here I am with 10 films I consider modern classics. Spurned on by this article, I decided to take a look at the landscape from 2000 onward to see what movies could possibly be offered up in the pantheon of “classics.” I chose not to include anything from this current year (though Boyhood surely would have a strong shot at a list like this) and I tried my hardest to make sure that no more than one film per year made it, but one year completely blew past that. It’s a challenge I think you all should undertake, the one film a year rule I mean. Now that I’ve said, this is a list of films that I tried to make eclectic across genres, languages and subject matter, to give it some balance. Also, to kind of cheat, I have included another modern film and a classic film to go with each movie, to give you a wonderful triple feature. So without further ado, here are 10 modern classics.