15 December, 2009

Top Ten

Apparently people who care about such things have recently realized that this month is the end of the '00 decade. To honor it, they have been making "Top _____ of the Decade" lists, because that's what people do. I was listening to the guys on SBK Live last night debating the top 10 movies of the decade, and only agreeing with one or two of their picks.

So here's my Ten Favorite Movies of the 2000's:
(in alphabetical order...because I can't pick a favorite)

1. Batman Begins
2. Chicago
3. Crash
4. Erin Brockovich
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. Finding Neverland
7. Juno
8. Monsters, Inc. (which could have just as easily been Finding Nemo or maybe Up... I just couldn't pick one and didn't want the list to be so Pixar-centric)
9. Moulin Rouge
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Others that almost made the cut were Shrek 2, Traffic, and the rest of the Pixar movies.

The ones I've listed are the ones that I either own or wish that I did (looking for a last-minute gift? try #3, 5, 6, or 7), and that I would recommend that everyone see at least once. And with the exception of Chicago, which is more of a spectacle, these are movies that I really connected with. So what do you think? What are your top movies?

Update (12/17): I should have referenced my DVD collection before writing this list. I can't believe I forgot Saved! or Zoolander. Those two definitely should've been in the top ten, but I can't decide which ones get bumped.


wickedmess said...

I don't see movies often enough to comment, sorry! I did see three at the theater in the 2000s and liked them all: Resident Evil, Serenity and Julie and Julie. (Who has diverse tastes? I do! Yes, I do!)

From your list I REALLY enjoyed Chicago and Monsters, Inc.

I think I should make it a goal to try to see more contemporary movies in the 2010s! Hopefully Hollywood will cooperate and actually produce more decent movies and fewer Will Ferrell crapfests.

mamajoy said...

I went alphabetically too.
1 Chicago
2 Facing the Giants
3 Holes
4 Juno (great music too)
5 The Passion of the Christ (but I don't want to ever see it again)
6 Space Cowboys
7 Toy Story 2
8 Up