Best films of the 00s: Help me compile a master list

The Waitress


American Splendor

Can’t believe I almost forgot that one.

Oh! and…

The Cooler

Very glad to see Stranger than Fiction in the OP. Very underappreciated little movie. Even if you hate Will Ferrell, you’ll love it.

I agree, obviously. :slight_smile: Nice performance by Dustin Hoffman, too.

I can’t believe no one has said Night at the Museum yet! :slight_smile: (Okay, 90% of a hijack, I just saw that and I would vote it as maybe the worst of the decade. But it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be!)

Yi Yi
In the Mood for Love

La Vie En Rose

25th Hour

About A Boy

The Fall


Ocean’s Eleven

Sin City

Open Range

American Gangster

My personal list:

The Departed
United 93
Y Tu Mama Tambien
The Dark Knight
Amores Perros
City of God
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Inglourious Basterds

With honorable mentions to The 25th Hour, Punch Drunk Love and Vanilla Sky.

Couple more for the master list:

Hustle and Flow
The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Brotherhood Of The Wolf
Hot Fuzz
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
The Last King of Scotland
Lord of War

I had a big list in mind but saw most of them already posted as I quickly browsed the thread.

A quick search reveals that no one has yet mentioned:

The Science Of Sleep (2006)
Spider (2002)
In The Realms Of The Unreal (2004)
The Mechanic (2004)

Tired now. Can’t remember the rest of my list. :frowning:

Hunger (2008)
Man on Wire (2008)
The Queen (2006)
The Sea Inside (2004)
You Can Count on Me (2000)
Traffic (2000)

Man On Wire
The Dark Knight
Avatar (?) (Yet to come)
A Beautiful Mind
Law Abiding Citizen
The Science of Sleep
Ocean’s Eleven
The Pianist
Casino Royale
Requiem for a Dream

My personal list.

I nominateI Heart Huckabees for being a rare combination of hilarious and touching.

I would nominate:

Black Hawk Down
The Bourne Identity
Casino Royale
Cast Away
Cold Mountain
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ghost Town
Hot Fuzz
The Incredibles
Iron Man
LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring
Minority Report
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pride & Prejudice
Super Troopers
V for Vendetta

All wonderful in their own way; some are close to perfect.

State and Main was one of my favorite comedies of the decade.

And I’ll throw in a nomination for School of Rock as well. Not on my top 15 but Jack Black gave a great performance, and it had some odd philosophical heft as well.

The A.V. Club did a pretty cool list of the top 50 films. Even better, however, were the lists of the best scenes and best performances.