Monday, December 7, 2009

My Favorite Movies of the 00's

I didn't even really think about 2009 being the end of a decade until all these 'best of' lists started floating around, and I'm still a little weirded out that the past 10 years are going to be viewed as one cohesive unit. It really doesn't feel like it should. Anywho, I was reading many of those best of movie lists and I got to thinking about all my favorite movies. I tried to make a nice little concise list, but that didn't happen. Also, I watch a lot of movies but not near as many as I'd like to, so this list is probably wildly incomplete/inaccurate. So anyways, here are my favorite 40 films from the past decade (and please note I said favorite, not best)....

28 Days Later (2002)

Across the Universe (2007)

Almost Famous (2000)

The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The Corporation (2003)

District 9 (2009)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Factory Girl (2006)

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Friday Night Lights (2004)

Good Bye Lenin! (2003)

Hell House (2001)

Igby Goes Down (2002)

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Jarhead (2005)

Kill Bill Vol. 1&2 (2003-04)

Little Children (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Love Actually (2003)

Man on Fire (2004)

Mean Girls (2004)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Oldboy (2003)

The Orphanage (2007)

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Saved! (2004)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Signs (2002)

Snatch (2000)

Super Troopers (2001)

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Wall-E (2008)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)


  1. Signs? I though M. Night Shamalamadingdong was showing the limits of his talents with that one.

  2. Yeah, people seem to dislike that movie a lot, but I really, really like it. It's pretty scary in some places and also really funny, and I know everything all sort of magically falls in place at the end, but every now and then I go for that kind of stuff. I think it's just a matter of preference. Same thing with Lady in the Water, which I am also a fan of.