one hell of a decade

When I looked over my IMDb ratings to find my favorite movies of the decade, my first list had 86 entries. I don’t like “top tens” but 86 is a bit much. So these are the movies I found most important or most cherished by me, trimmed from that to a more digestible number. Another blogger had 58 so I decided on 69, dude! In no particular order except a little alphabetical.
1. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. There Will Be Blood
3. No Country for Old Men
4. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
5. Superbad
6. The Incredibles
7. Spirited Away
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. Children of Men
10. Kill Bill, Vol.1 and 2
11. Closer
12. Amelie
13. Pan’s Labyrinth
14. In Bruges
15. The Bourne Trilogy
16. Oldboy
17. Cache
18. Juno
19. Irreversible
20. Knocked Up
21. The Wrestler
22. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
23. The Descent
24. Tropic Thunder
25. Punch-Drunk Love
26. Borat
27. City of God
28. The Orphanage
29. The Dark Knight
30. The Lives of Others
31. Downfall
32. Eastern Promises
33. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
34. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
35. Far From Heaven
36. Hot Fuzz
37. Happy-Go-Lucky
38. Kung Fu Hustle
39. The Triplets of Belleville
40. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
41. Michael Clayton
42. Mulholland Dr.
43. WALL-E
44. Shotgun Stories
45. Snatch.
46. Sexy Beast
47. Spider-Man
48. Standard Operating Procedure
49. Role Models
50. The Departed
51. The Wind That Shakes the Barley
52. Sicko
53. Traffic
54. Miami Vice
55. United 93
56. Watchmen
57. The Black Book
58. The 25th Hour
59. 28 Days Later…
60. Apocalypto
61. Dirty Pretty Things
62. George Washington
63. Layer Cake
64. Lost in Translation
65. Man on Wire
66. The Fall
67. The Prestige
68. Let the Right One In
69. Zodiac

I’m sure I missed many great films last decade (or this decade if you follow proper mathematics) and I had to leave many excellent films out. I think it was better than the ’90s due to that decade having a weak start, but 1999 remains one of the best years for film.

2 thoughts on “one hell of a decade

  1. Nice list! Good to see we crossover on quite a few films! Nice to see you include EASTERN PROMISES. I had forgotten about that one! Great film.

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