Friday, January 8, 2010

20 Great Movies from the 2000s

Anyone who knows me probably knows that I don't really believe in "Best of" lists for movies - there are far too many factors at play to declare one film better than another (although we can all agree that most are better than anything starring Ashton Kutcher).

So rather than counting down the 20 best pictures of the 2000s, here's a list of what I consider some really great movies from that decade that was, in alphabetical order:


Almost Famous

The Aviator


The Dark Knight

The Fountain

Good Night, and Good Luck

Hot Fuzz

The Hurt Locker

Mystic River

No Country for Old Men

Requiem for a Dream


There Will Be Blood


25th Hour


Why We Fight

World Trade Center


Special mentions: Michael Clayton, Transformers, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, Iron Man, Narc, Sideways, Dancer in the Dark, Che, The Departed, The Prestige, Wall-E, Kingdom of Heaven (The Director's Cut), The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Children of Men, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Agree? Disagree? Think I've missed something?

Where you been?

Holy smokes, has it really been more than three months since I've posted here?

While I'm still kept pretty busy with my new daughter, I'm going to try to get back to regular posting - more regular than before, even - so watch this space.

Coming soon: my list of 20 great movies from the 2000s.