Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Favorite Movies of the 2000s

I know I don't ever talk about movies, but I got too caught up in decade-list-mania that I had to make a list of my favorite films. Granted, I'm not quite as well versed in film as I am in music, but I like to think that I know what I'm talking about when it comes to movies. (This blog is partly named after a movie, after all.) Yes, I might pick a feel-good children's movie over an arty foreign film now and again, but that shouldn't discredit my taste. Right? Maybe not.

Anyways, here is a list of the 60 movies I liked best from 2000 to 2009. Sometimes I like a movie because it's well directed (No Country For Old Men), sometimes I like one that's funny (Royal Tennenbaums), sometimes I like one with a great script (Kill Bill), sometimes I like one that makes me think (Mulholland Drive), sometimes I have no idea why I like something, but I did (Big Fish). Knowing the people that will read this, though, you're probably the same way and will like most of these films. This decade, I laughed, I cried (not really--I don't cry), I made a list. Enjoy. (Note: I bolded the ones that came out in 2009, so as to insert my "favorite movies of '09" list in there.) (Note #2: I know there are many good movies not on this list. This could be because I've seen them and was not crazy about them (The Departed, Lord Of The Rings 3, The Dark Knight, etc.) or, more likely, because I haven't seen them (Grizzly Man, Amelie, Requiem For A Dream, Rescue Dawn, Eternal Sunshine (I fell asleep half way in), etc.).) (You like that triple parenthesis? I thought so.) (Note #3: I'm pretty behind on 2009 movies, so I'll probably have to publish a revision in a few months. But like I said, I'm behind on all movies. So a revision will be most necessary.) Without further parentheticals, here's the list.

60. Ratatouille
59. Coraline
58. 3:10 To Yuma
57. Triplets of Belleville
56. Crazy Heart
55. Frost/Nixon
54. Babel
53. Thank You For Smoking
52. Zodiac
51. Fahrenheit 9/11

50. Moon
49. A Mighty Wind
48. The Host
47. Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
46. The Darjeeling Limited
45. Monsters, Inc.
44. Ghost World
43. Grindhouse: Planet Terror
42. Bowling For Columbine
41. Batman Begins

40. In Bruges
39. 24 Hour Party People
38. Into The Wild
37. Antichrist
36. Memento
35. The Hurt Locker
34. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
33. The Machinist
32. Lost In Translation
31. Wall-E

30. Big Fish
29. Gomorrah
28. Man On Wire
27. Sin City
26. Finding Nemo
25. American Splendor
24. Napoleon Dynamite
23. Waltz With Bashir
22. Elf
21. Fantastic Mr. Fox

20. Layer Cake
19. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
18. Snatch
17. School Of Rock
16. Up
15. Children Of Men
14. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
13. A Serious Man
12. Hunger
11. There Will Be Blood

10. The Lives Of Others
9. Inglourious Basterds
8. The Royal Tennenbaums
7. Mulholland Drive
6. The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
5. Spirited Away

Now, I know this is very unlike me, but the top 4 is a 4-way tie between:

I know, I know. But I just couldn't pick one. I had City Of God at the top for a while, but then I decided Pan's Labyrinth was #1. Then I was like, "Nah, it's No Country." But then I looked back and realized that I had seen Kill Bill the most out of the four. But then I was like, "But I think I like City Of God better," and so on and so forth. Bottom line is, I couldn't pick. But these four movies are all amazing, and you should watch them (even if you've already seen them).

That's what I think. And that's it for decade list mania. Check back in a bit. I'm probably gonna take a short break from posting because, you know, I have school now, and I can't sit in my basement and blog all day. (Not that that was what I was doing.) (Yes, it was.) (No, it wasn't.) (It kinda was.)

1 comment:

  1. Im feeling the love for animated movies, especially pixar. and you really need to watch eternal sunshine.