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Top 60: Favorite Films of the 2000s

Definitely the decade that I was the most dedicated to watching a lot of films in. It was a struggle to narrow this down to "just" 60 films.


60. Apocalypto (2006)
Apocalypto

59. Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit


58. Sunshine (2007)
Sunshine

57. Eastern Promises (2007)
Eastern Promises

56. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Million Dollar Baby
The last time I shed a tear in the theatre.

55. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead

54. The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Identity
Despite what some other people might tell you, this is the best film of the Bourne series.

53. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001/2002/2003)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy


52. Traffic (2000)
Traffic

51. Munich (2005)
Munich

50. Grindhouse (2007)
Grindhouse
Maybe the best time I had at the theatre this decade... too bad not a lot of other people checked it out there.

49. Wall E (2008)
Wall E

48. Casino Royale (2006)
Casino Royale

47. Before Sunset (2004)
Before Sunset

46. The Way of the Gun (2000)
The Way of the Gun
Probably one of the most controversial movies that made my list. I love it though. Benicio is great, Phillipe is the best he's ever been, it has one of the best cutdowns I've ever heard (What Benicio says to Sarah Silverman at the beginning of the film), and the shootout at the end is amazingly well shot and executed.

45. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
The Brothers Bloom

44. High Fidelity (2000)
High Fidelity

43. Avatar (2009)
Avatar

42. Memento (2000)
Memento

41. Juno (2007)
Juno

40. Ratatouille (2007)
Ratatouille

39. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds

38. City of God (2002)
City of God

37. In Bruges (2008)
In Bruges

36. Chopper (2000)
Chopper
It's been all downhill for Bana since this film. Maybe not financially, but artistically yes.

35. The Fall (2006)
The Fall

34. Love Exposure (2009)
Love Exposure

33. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Requiem for a Dream

32. Monsters Inc. (2001)
Monsters Inc.

31. Rambo (2008)
Rambo
The film I've rewatched the most this decade. Whenever anyone visiting wants to watch a movie Rambo always seems to be their top choice. Major crowd pleaser.

30. The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight

29. Spider Man 2 (2004)
Spider Man 2

28. The Departed (2006)
The Departed

27. District 9 (2009)
District 9

26. Hustle & Flow (2005)
Hustle & Flow

25. The Squid and the Whale (2005)
The Squid and the Whale

24. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

23. Almost Famous (2000)
Almost Famous

22. Amelie (2001)
Amelie

21. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
Dave Chappelle's Block Party

20. In America (2003)
In America

19. The Science of Sleep (2006)
Science of Sleep

18. Zodiac (2007)
Zodiac

17. Lost in Translation (2003)
Lost in Translation

16. Talk to Her (2002)
Talk to Her


15. Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Punch Drunk Love

14. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Best soundrack of any film on this list.

13. The Incredibles (2004)
The Incredibles
Probably my favorite Pixar film.

12. Let the Right One In (2008)
Let the Right One In

11. Spirited Away (2002)
Spirited Away

10. There Will Be Blood (2007)

There Will Be Blood

9. Black Snake Moan (2006)
Black Snake Moan

8. Oldboy (2005)
Oldboy

7. All the Real Girls (2003)
All the Real Girls
Growing up in a small town, I could relate to this film more than most. My favourite romantic type film ever, even though ultimately it doesn't have a very positive ending.

6. Adaptation (2002)
Adaptation

5. Children of Men (2006)
Children of Men

4. No Country For Old Men (2007)
No Country For Old Men

3. A History of Violence (2005)
A History of Violence
The Viggo, Cronenberg combo can't be beat... except by the 2 films below.

2. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums
Tarantino and Wes Anderson have dominated the top spots on my last 2 best of decade lists. This movie only gets better on repeat viewings.

1. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 (2003/2004)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2
The only time I've ever watched a film 4x in the theatre (Vol. 1 only). This set of films contains everything that gets me pumped about film - swordfighting, badass ladies, a training montage, and an amazing tale of well deserved revenge.
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