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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Ten years of movies - try to choose at least five, but you can go to 30 picks if you so choose to (that's what I've done.)

It was tough enough whittling this down, so I will list these in chronological order. But I've added astericks to those films that would most likely be my top 5 of the decade.

2000:

Almost Famous *
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Yi Yi

2001:

A.I.
The Man Who Wasn't There
Mulholland Dr. *
The Royal Tenanbaums

2002:

Moonlight Mile
The Pianist
Russian Ark
Uzak (Distant)

2003:

House of Sand and Fog *
The Return
Shattered Glass

2004:

Spider-Man 2

2005:

Elizabethtown
Munich
The New World

2006:

Casino Royale
I Served the King of England
The Lives of Others
Syndromes and a Century

2007:

Across the Universe
Atonement *
Dan in Real Life
The Darjeeling Limited *
No Country for Old Men

2008:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Still Walking

2009:

A Serious Man

Runners-up: In the Mood for Love, Frequency, A Beautiful Mind, The Score, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Punch-Drunk Love, Le fils, Road to Perdition, About Schmidt, Master and Commander, Big Fish, Intolerable Cruelty, The Passion of the Christ, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Village, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Lost City, Children of Men, Lars and the Real Girl, There Will Be Blood, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Margot at the Wedding, Zodiac, Hipsters, Small Crime, A Christmas Tale, Departures, Burn After Reading, Nine, Inglourious Basterds, Fantastic Mr. Fox...and a few others as well. The rest of the decade sucks! Just kidding. wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Hmm. This will taking some thinking, but here's a start.

In the Mood For Love
O Brother, Where Art Thou
Donnie Darko
City of God
Whale Rider
Talk to Her
The Lord of the Rings
Head-On
The Station Agent
The Triplets of Belleville
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
The Lives of Others
Children of Men
The Host
The Bothersome Man
No Country for Old Men
Let the Right One In
Volver
Goodbye Solo
Still Walking
Pontypool
Lake Mungo
Departures
Speed Racer
Mother
A Prophet

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

2000

Gladiator
Unbreakable

2001

AI
The Fellowship of the Ring
Black Hawk Down

2002

Signs
Blade 2
The Two Towers

2003

Terminator 3
The Return of the King

2004

The Incredibles
Alien vs Predator

2005

Sin City
Revenge of the Sith
King Kong

2007

300

2008

Wall-E

2009

Star Trek
District 9

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

I haven't seen enough new films since 2000 to bother breaking them down into years, so here's my favorites of the 00s in a lump:

  • BAD EDUCATION
  • MULHOLLAND DR
  • NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
  • A SERIOUS MAN
  • THERE WILL BE BLOOD
  • VOLVER
  • THE WHITE RIBBON
  • YI YI
  • ZODIAC

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     Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 7:07 PM   
     By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

    The Lives of Others and Up in the Air.

    Dan

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 8:18 PM   
     By:   Michael24   (Member)


    Too difficult to pick just five for a whole decade, so I did a Top 5 (in alphabetical order) for each year. These were my personal favorites, along with some assorted honorary mentions.

    2000
    1. Gone In 60 Seconds
    2. Miss Congeniality
    3. The Patriot
    4. Titan A.E.
    5. U-571

    Honorary Mentions: American Psycho, Cast Away, Hollow Man, Scary Movie, Scream 3, Space Cowboys, Vertical Limit, What Lies Beneath

    2001
    1. Antitrust
    2. The Fast and the Furious
    3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    4. Jurassic Park III
    5. The Mummy Returns

    Honorary Mentions: Behind Enemy Lines, 15 Minutes, Ghosts of Mars, The Last Castle, Memento, Monsters Inc., Swordfish

    2002
    1. Dragonfly
    2. Orange County
    3. Road to Perdition
    4. Spider-Man
    5. The Time Machine

    Honorary Mentions: Collateral Damage, The Count of Monte Cristo, Treasure Planet, Windtalkers

    2003
    1. Freddy vs. Jason
    2. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    3. Open Range
    4. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
    5. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Honorary Mentions: A Man Apart, Paycheck, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    2004
    1. Cellular
    2. Hidalgo
    3. Miracle
    4. National Treasure
    5. Van Helsing

    Honorary Mentions: Alien vs. Predator, Dawn of the Dead, Paparazzi, The Punisher, Walking Tall

    2005
    1. The Matador
    2. Serenity
    3. Sky High
    4. War of the Worlds
    5. Zathura

    2006
    1. Casino Royale
    2. The Da Vinci Code
    3. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
    4. Flyboys
    5. Superman Returns

    2007
    1. Bee Movie
    2. Gone Baby Gone
    3. Live Free or Die Hard
    4. Mr. Brooks
    5. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    2008
    1. Gran Torino
    2. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
    3. Rambo
    4. Street Kings
    5. Valkyrie

    2009
    1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
    2. Ninja
    3. Taken
    4. Wolverine
    5. Zombieland

    Honorary Mentions: Angels & Demons, Fast & Furious, Knowing, The Last House on the Left, Moon, The Taking of Pelham 123, Terminator Salvation

     
     Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 7:48 AM   
     By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

    Thirteen Days (2000)

    Amelie (2001)

    Road to Perdition (2002)

    The Aviator (2004)

    Good Night and Good Luck (2005)

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

     
     Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 8:50 AM   
     By:   LeHah   (Member)

    The Way Of The Gun
    Speed Racer
    The Fountain
    Open Range
    Spider-Man 2
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

     
     Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
     By:   gone   (Member)

    a few that come to mind...

    Body Of Lies
    The Good Shepherd
    The Fountain
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Adaptation
    The Aviator
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    The Prestige
    There Will Be Blood
    No Country For Old Men
    Watchmen

     
     Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 12:10 PM   
     By:   random guy   (Member)

    2000
    Momento
    Traffic
    Unbreakable

    2001
    Amelie
    Training Day
    Y Tu Mama Tambien

    2002
    25th Hour
    Two Towers
    Adaptation

    2003
    Kill Bill 1
    X2
    The Hunted

    2004
    Collateral
    Eternal Sunshine
    Passion of the Christ

    2005
    A History of Violence
    Batman Begins
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    2006
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    The Prestige
    Children of Men

    2007
    No Country for Old Men
    Stardust
    Gone Baby Gone

    2008
    The Dark Knight
    Hellboy 2
    Iron Man

    2009
    Inglorious Basterds
    Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Up

     
     Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 4:34 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    Thanks for the responses! I see that there are some intriguing titles like "The Bothersome Man" and "Serenity" that I still need to check out.

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 9:07 AM   
     By:   Essankay   (Member)

    Thanks for the responses! I see that there are some intriguing titles like "The Bothersome Man" and "Serenity" that I still need to check out.


    As with you, I always find titles worth checking out in these lists, which is why I don't turn my nose up at them. I'm sad you abandoned the lists heading in the other direction, back into the 30s, but I suppose there would be seriously diminishing responses for the earlier decades. It was already the case for the 40s!

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 11:36 AM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    Thanks for the responses! I see that there are some intriguing titles like "The Bothersome Man" and "Serenity" that I still need to check out.


    As with you, I always find titles worth checking out in these lists, which is why I don't turn my nose up at them. I'm sad you abandoned the lists heading in the other direction, back into the 30s, but I suppose there would be seriously diminishing responses for the earlier decades. It was already the case for the 40s!


    Hey, that's all I need to hear. I would be happy to head back to the start of the talkie era ... and maybe back to the silents as well.

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
     By:   mstrox   (Member)

    1. Fellowship of the Ring
    2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    3. The Two Towers
    4. Kill Bill Vol 1
    5. The Dark Knight
    6. Wet Hot American Summer
    7. The Royal Tenenbaums
    8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    9. Big Fish
    10. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    11. Spider-man
    12. Return of the King
    13. Batman Begins
    14. Step Brothers.
    15. O Brother Where Art Thou
    16. AI Artificial Intelligence
    17. The Bourne Identity
    18. Funny Games
    19. I Love You Man
    20. The Bourne Supremacy

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    10. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Nice. Heck of a movie.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 3:47 PM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    I'm sad you abandoned the lists heading in the other direction, back into the 30s, but I suppose there would be seriously diminishing responses for the earlier decades. It was already the case for the 40s!


    Actually I wouldn't mind lists heading to both directions ! It's a very nice entertaining and "recap" exercise. smile

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 4:05 PM   
     By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

    I'm sad you abandoned the lists heading in the other direction, back into the 30s, but I suppose there would be seriously diminishing responses for the earlier decades. It was already the case for the 40s!


    Actually I wouldn't mind lists heading to both directions ! It's a very nice entertaining and "recap" exercise. smile


    Mastadge is in charge of 2005 to the present. Although I'd be happy to take over. big grin

     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2014 - 4:32 PM   
     By:   mastadge   (Member)

    Feel free. I only stopped because I ran out of time.

     
     Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 2:45 PM   
     By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

    Three stand apart from the rest;

    CAST AWAY
    THE DARK KNIGHT
    GRAN TURINO

    check 'em out!
    bruce

     
     
     Posted:   Feb 9, 2014 - 6:57 AM   
     By:   Angelillo   (Member)

    2000 :
    MEMENTO

    2001 :
    MULHOLLAND DRIVE

    2002 :
    CHICAGO

    2003 :
    LA MEGLIO GIOVENTU

    2004 :
    HAURU NO UGOKU SHIRO
    ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

    2005 :
    DE BATTRE MON COEUR S'EST ARRÊTE

    2006 :
    EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO

    2007 :
    ZODIAC

    2008 :
    THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON
    GAKE NO UE NO PONYO

    2009 :
    ESPION(S)
    (500) DAYS OF SUMMER



    TOP FIVE OF THE 2000-2009 DECADE :

    MULHOLLAND DRIVE
    CHICAGO
    LA MEGLIO GIOVENTU
    HAURU NO UGOKU SHIRO
    ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

     
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