Monday, November 23, 2009

Top 50 of the decade....

Top 50 of the decade...

Played this game recently with a few people. After seeing it over at Sheila's blog, I figured I'd put mine on paper. Or computer screen, as it were.

Simply, these are my favorite movies from the year 2000 until the current day. This is a list that came largely off the top of my head, with some help from the Internet Movie Database to differentiate this decade from the last...surprising the number of movies I dig that came out in the year 1999...

There are a few things of note....I didn't put up A Serious Man, which I saw late last week. I'm still mulling that one. It's definitely high enough caliber to end up on this list, but I'm putting it into the same category (for now) as flicks like Hotel Rwanda or There Will Be Blood: I recognize that these are great flicks, each an achievement in the medium. But, I'm never going to sit down to watch those movies on my own, again. That can change (as an example, a strong performance, such as Daniel Day Lewis in There Will be Blood could bring that flick back into the fold of flicks I'll watch again and again.

Also: I'm way friggin' behind on my flicks. There are dozens of notable flicks from this year and last that I still haven't caught, owing to a work schedule that eats a lot of that thing men call spare time. Even more, there are a couple (The Road, The Fantastic Mr. Fox and the Robert Downey Sherlock Holmes flick) that I want to see.

There are countless others that nearly made the list, but will fall forever to the land of conversation....

Anyway. There may be later discussion, but, in alphabetical order, my Top 50 of 2000-2009:

40-Year Old Virgin (2005)
Amelie (2001)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Bourne Identity (2002)
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Coraline (2009)
Cloverfield (2008)
Dark Knight (2008)
The Departed (2006)
Dodgeball (2004)
Elf (2003)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Gangs of New York (2002)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
The Incredibles (2004)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Iron Man (2008)
Kill Bill, volume 1 (2003)
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Mean Girls (2004)
Memento (2000)
Miracle (2004)
The Mist (2007)
Mystic River (2003)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
O Brother Where Art Thou? (2000)
Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Rachel Getting Married (2008)
The Ring (2002)
Rocky Balboa (2006)
The Rookie (2002)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Sin City (2005)
Snatch (2000)
Spirited Away (2001)
Stardust (2007)
Stranger than Fiction (2006)
Super Troopers (2001)
Unbreakable (2000)
Walk the Line (2005)
Watchmen (2009)
Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
The Wrestler (2008)
Zach and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Zombieland (2009)

(Ones that Almost Made the Cut: The Prestige, Apocalypto, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Bourne Ultimatum, Ghost Town, Invention of Lying, The Others, Birthday Girl, Little Miss Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Club Dread, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, the Station Agent, Gone Baby Gone, The Specials, Paranormal Activity and The Simpsons Movie)....


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