Your most memorable films of this decade (2000-2009)

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#1

So, as the decade winds down, I find myself thinking of some of the films that I have seen during these ten years. There are some that still resonate in my memory and have influenced me for good or ill, but will not fade. A few I will not watch again, others will be films I return to time and again, seeking comfort/company in an old friend.

So here is my list of films from the 2000’s that are important to me for various reasons.

2000
Gladiator A reworking of the epic…great performances by Crowe and Phoenix
Almost Famous Fun, and Kate Hudson’s best film so far
Tully A small, quiet film overlooked unjustly.

2001
Amelie This one came unexpectedly…quirky, intelligent, charming
Black Hawk Down My favorite war movie set in modern times
Serendipity Don’t ask me why, but a movie I can watch repeatedly…maybe because Kate Beckinsale is gloriously beautiful here
Mostly Martha finely crafted German film with characters you care about immediately

2002
The Bourne Identity
finally a spy movie that I can actually watch…the 007 crap bored me for years (this entry counts for the entire series)

2003
Lost in Translation Love it or hate it…few people seem to be in the middle. The bittersweet recognition of love that might have been is enough for me.
Love Actually A bit overblown, but a feel good movie perfect for Christmas season

2004
Nothing

2005
Absolutely Nothing

2006
The Fall a glorious fantasy missed by most I think
Pan’s Labyrinth another fantasy, though much darker, and difficult to watch the brutality of Captain Vidal
Stranger than Fiction the only Will Ferrell movie I’ll watch
Letters from Iwo Jima an incredible film from the Japanese viewpoint of the invasion, far better than Flags of Our Fathers

2007
No Country for Old Men I’ve been pissed off at the last third of this movie for two years…got to include it, though I’ll never watch it again
Juno another quirky unexpected film that clicked for me

2008
Slumdog Millionaire Overhyped, but worth watching. Certainly different from the usual fare.
Gran Torino Great exit for Clint Eastwood
Let the Right One In Vampire story like very little else ever produced.

2009
Nothing. Though I’m leaving a place of honor for Moon and possibly Avatar if I ever get a chance to see them.

So what movies from the last ten years have you seen that have really had an impact on you? I hope to find some I have missed.


#2

Ah, I knew I left one out. So I get to amend my Absolutely Nothing entry from 2005.

[B]Serenity [/B] Virtually no one watched it outside the fans of the tv show Firefly. It lost money or just barely broke even after the dvd sales. But it was a fine farewell to a great series.


#3

Nice list! I like it.

Is was okay

[B]Almost Famous[/B] Fun, and Kate Hudson’s best film so far
Awesome movie!

Amelie[/B] This one came unexpectedly…quirky, intelligent, charming
And, did she change your life? I very much liked this movie.

[B]Black Hawk Down[/B] My favorite war movie set in modern times
Agree totally

The Bourne Identity
Sorry, didn’t like the trilogy that much.

[B]Lost in Translation[/B]
Excellent movie of missus Coppola.

[B]Pan’s Labyrinth [/B]
One of Del Toro’s movies i missed. Don’t feel like watching it though. I liked both Hellboys a lot.

[B]Slumdog Millionaire [/B]
It was indeed overhyped, but i liked it a lot. Still can’t get the end credit song out of my head. :slight_smile:

So what movies from the last ten years have you seen that have really had an impact on you? I hope to find some I have missed.

Let’s tap from this list :slight_smile:

I liked these ones:

Donnie Darko
Hellboy 1 and 2
Sin City
V for Vendetta
Team America
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Dark Knight
Lord of The Rings 1, 2, 3 DTS 6.1EX version
Wall-E
Up
Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, well 2 not so much…
Shaun Of The Dead
Sin City

And there was quite some anime in the last decade i liked a lot (yeah, sue me):

Death Note
Fullmetal Alchemist
Elfen Lied
GunGrave
Beck
Chrno Crusade
Wolf’s Rain
Read or Die
Witch Hunter Robin
Ergo Proxy
Samurai Champloo
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (awesome soundtrack)


#4

2006: Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

The horrifying, sometimes unintentionally funny system of observation in the former East Germany. In the early 1980s, the successful dramatist Georg Dreyman and his longtime companion Christa-Maria Sieland, a popular actress, are big intellectual stars in the socialist state, although they secretly don’t always think loyal to the party line. One day, the Minister of Culture becomes interested in Christa, so the secret service agent Wiesler is instructed to observe and sound out the couple, but their life fascinates him more and more…


#5

I picked up [I]Das Leben der Anderen[/I] today. Thanks for the lead pepst.
Haven’t watched it yet.


#6

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2477525]2006[B]The Fall[/B] a glorious fantasy missed by most I think[/QUOTE]

This one is in my top five of all time. Excellent acting all around and the storyline is fantastic. This movie and “A River Runs Through It” made Brad Pitt the mega star he is today.

I will have to give some thought as to any others.


#7

Uh, UTR, I think you are referring to [I]Legends of the Fall[/I] with Brad Pitt.

[I]The Fall[/I] is completely, utterly different, and stars Lee Pace, who you probably don’t know unless you watched either of the tv series Wonderfalls or Pushing Daisies.

Here is the IMDB page for [I]The Fall[/I]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/


#8

I just watched Inglorious Basterds. TYpical QT movie of course but i didn’t like it so much. Maybe i’ve outgrown his kind of work.


#9

The Departed.

Sin City.


#10

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2477774]I picked up [I]Das Leben der Anderen[/I] today. Thanks for the lead pepst.
Haven’t watched it yet.[/QUOTE]
You’re welcome! But you’ll have to let me know your opinion after viewing this film! :bigsmile:


#11

I watched [I]Das Leben der Anderen[/I] tonight and have to say it was a fine film. I understand why you would hold it in high esteem pepst.

It may be too real for me…too stark, even with the portrayal of the listener transformed by the lives he overheard. But it is certainly a film worth knowing.


#12

2001
Black Hawk Down
Serendipity

:iagree:

2002
The Bourne Identity ( this entry counts for the entire series )
Yes the entire series, Just watched all 3 again this weekend

:iagree:

2006
Letters from Iwo Jima

:iagree:

2007
Juno

:iagree:

Wild Hogs Funny :smiley: :iagree:

2008
Gran Torino

:iagree: :iagree:

Taken Good action movie :iagree:

2009

The Taking of Pelham 123 Nice action movie
Monsters vs. Aliens Nice family movie
Star Trek Very good Sci Fi Movie
My Sisters Keeper This one will bring tears to your eyes

Just a few that I have enjoyed


#13

2000:
Cast Away
The Patriot
Me Myself and Irene

2001:
Oceans Eleven
Hannibal
Enemy at the Gates

2002:
Road to Perdition
We Were Soldiers
Starwars Ep. II
Men in Black 2

2003:
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Italian Job

2004:
Million Dollar Baby

2005:
Sin City
Fun with Dick and Jane

2006:
Cars
Da Vinci Code
Talladega Nights (lol)
Borat

2007:
No Country for Old Men
Charlie Willson’s War
Die Hard 4
Oceans 13

2008:
Gran Torino
Dark Knight

2009:
Inglorious Basterds
Star Trek
Observe and Report

:iagree:


#14

The best one this year for me is Blind Side
it is a true movie about people from where I live in Memphis


#15

[QUOTE=Sexy_Southerner;2478311]The best one this year for me is Blind Side
it is a true movie about people from where I live in Memphis[/QUOTE]

I will have to add this to my list of movies to watch then :iagree:


#16

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2477791]Uh, UTR, I think you are referring to [I]Legends of the Fall[/I] with Brad Pitt.

[I]The Fall[/I] is completely, utterly different, and stars Lee Pace, who you probably don’t know unless you watched either of the tv series Wonderfalls or Pushing Daisies.

Here is the IMDB page for [I]The Fall[/I]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460791/[/QUOTE]

You are correct! Besides, “Legends of the Fall” was released in the 1990s. The old brain isn’t what it used to be.


#17

[QUOTE=Mr. Belvedere;2477811]I just watched Inglorious Basterds. TYpical QT movie of course but i didn’t like it so much. Maybe i’ve outgrown his kind of work.[/QUOTE]

I had mixed feelings about “Inglorious Bastards”. The over arching plot line wasn’t very good but I felt some of the individual scenes with their dialog was some of his best work. I would say the movie was a linking of many great scenes that never really worked well together. “Pulp Fiction” will always be QT’s best work, IMO.

[QUOTE=jhtalisman;2477826]The Departed.[/QUOTE]

Another excellent movie.

[QUOTE=bean55;2478286]2008 Gran Torino[/QUOTE]

Clint’s best since “The Unforgiven”.


#18

Just a few

Amelie (a French work of art)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (an American work of art)
Team America (balls out funny)
The Bourne Identity (good old-fashioned movie making)
Serenity (I’d never seen the series but really enjoyed this movie)
Sin City (Mickey Rourke, what can you say)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Momento (great film, no idea what was happening until the end)

Several others, but these are the one’s that just popped into my head at the moment.


#19

I would have to add Jerome Bixby’s “The Man from Earth”. It was a low budget film that was well written and acted. The plot line was excellent too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/


#20

These are some I like:
Secondhand Lions
Hidalgo
National Treasure 1&2
Night at the Museum 1 & 2
Van Helsing
Ghost Rider
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Plus any of the Star Wars,Star Trek. X-Men,Transformers.Terminator or Lord of the Rings.