My favorite movies of this decade!

Well, it’s November 2009, you MUST know what this means, right? It’s time for lists! Best of the 00s, movies, albums, songs, books, trends etc etc Smile Oh yeah I love that! Open-mouthed

Well anyway, I won’t go into the "best" of everything, I’ll try to give you a sum of favorites though, at least for movies, we’ll look at music some other time! So what happened this decade? We did have a bit of everything, didn’t we? 2012, recently, a return to the late 90s great destruction movies, super heroes returning to action (Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, The Hulk, Dare-Devil, Elektra, Catwoman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man and the list continues!). We also had so many mindless action movies I have lost count (Transformers, Snakes on a Plane, Crank, Kill Bill – Shut up Tarantino fans!, The Bourne Identity – and the sequels, all the Transporter movies, and well the list pretty much goes on and on and on!). So what else? The return of the horror film? Totally! All those Saw movies would have been enough (at least for me!) but it wasn’t! We were faced with a whole array of horror films, starting with The Ring and all the other Japanese sort of horror movies that flooded movie theaters at some point (Dark Water, One Missed Call, Premonition, Cure and the like!). And then we have all the spoof movies such as Scary Movie(s), Date Movie, Epic Movie, Superhero Movie and the like! I’m not gonna miss those if they disappear. So what about romance, romantic comedies and the like? We had our fair share of those but nothing that could even come close to those we saw in the 90s (IMHO). Of course, what really marks the decade we are leaving behind is trilogies and movie series. The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ice Age, Shrek… Speaking of cartoons, we really saw some cool stuff in animation this decade.  My favorite is definitely Wall-E but more of that later. So, now to the serious stuff. Political movies have really seen a rise, especially since 9/11. Syriana, Munich, Milk, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 and more have made their way into our lives, trying to put a message out there, some more successful than others.

So, yes, enough of that, now for my list (and it wasn’t easy!). My favorite movies of this decade, in no particular order

  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Shrek (and the sequels)
  • Artificial Intelligence: AI
  • Dogville
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • Donnie Darko
  • 300
  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Finding Nemo
  • Gladiator
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • K-PAX
  • Amelie
  • Memento
  • Lost in Translation
  • Harry Potter (all of them)
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mulholland Dr.
  • The Departed
  • The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
  • Wall-E
  • 2046
  • Across the Universe
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Juno
  • OldBoy
  • Avatar

Ok that’s enough, I did promise to limit myself! It’s not everything, but it’s a list, and I think a representative one of what I liked this decade.

What’s yours? Smile