CINEMATIC PASSIONS’ TOP 30 FEMALE PERFORMANCES OF THE 2000S


These are my choices for the Top 30 female performances of the past decade. I’ll have the corresponding male list on tap tomorrow.

Compilations from the 80s and 90s will follow over the next few days.

I’m going to have Top 20s for the guys, though. Not because I’m horrendously sexist or anything.

It’s simply because the female stuff has more depth and resonance to me personally.

But if some portion of my adored readership thinks I’m being unnaturally prejudiced, I’ll dig up some seriously impressive masculine artistry.

I do love men. So much it’s not funny. I wouldn’t want them to feel left out or anything.

Here we go…


30. ALISON LOHMAN – MATCHSTICK MEN

29. STOCKARD CHANNING – THE BUSINESS OF STRANGERS


28. SIENNA MILLER – INTERVIEW

27. GRETCHEN MOL – THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE

26. VIRGINIA MADSEN – SIDEWAYS

25. FRANCES McDORMAND – LAUREL CANYON

24. NICOLE KIDMAN – THE GOLDEN COMPASS

23. ROBIN TUNNEY – HOLLYWOODLAND

22. DIANE LANE – UNFAITHFUL

21. VERA FARMIGA – UP IN THE AIR

20. KIM BASINGER – THE BURNING PLAIN

19. MELANIE LAURENT – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

18. JOAN ALLEN – THE CONTENDER

17. ALISON LOHMAN – WHITE OLEANDER

16. JOAN ALLEN – THE UPSIDE OF ANGER

15. MARCIA GAY HARDEN – POLLOCK

14. CATHERINE ZETA JONES – TRAFFIC

13. IMELDA STAUNTON – VERA DRAKE

12. MERYL STREEP – THE HOURS

11. NICOLE KIDMAN – THE HOURS

10. KIM BASINGER – THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR

9. JULIA ROBERTS – ERIN BROCKOVICH

8. MICHELLE PFEIFFER – CHERI

7. JULIA ROBERTS – CLOSER

6. JUDI DENCH – NOTES ON A SCANDAL

5. CATHERINE ZETA JONES – CHICAGO

4. NICOLE KIDMAN – DOGVILLE

3. JODIE FOSTER – THE BRAVE ONE

2. UMA THURMAN – KILL BILL VOLUME I & II

1. MARION COTILLARD – LA VIE EN ROSE

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