''Dark Knight,'' ''Blade Runner,'' ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' all fall in this batch -- see where we rank 'em
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Anderson's towering American epic about ambition, commerce, self-invention, and self-destruction all embodied in an especially fierce performance by Daniel Day-Lewis as oil tycoon Daniel Plainview, whose insatiable hunger for money and power consumes absolutely everything before him. For a huge picture, it's also keenly intimate, and Jonny Greenwood's musical score is revolutionary.
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