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TheReverend
02-15-2011, 11:01 AM
What do you guys have? Here's my list of personal favorites:

The Departed
The Dark Knight
Ironman
Kill Bill series
Superbad
No Country for Old Men
3:10 to Yuma
Gone Baby Gone
Mystic River
The Prestige
Casino Royale
Hurt Locker'
40 year old Virgin
Dodgeball
Bourne Series
Gladiator

In b4 Beantown blows it up with a list of 250 movies.

rugbythug
02-15-2011, 11:09 AM
Antihero much?

Dr. Broncenstein
02-15-2011, 11:10 AM
My favorites:

No Country for Old Men
Mr Brooks
Inglorious Basterds
Cars
The Incredibles
Napoleon Dynamite
Best in Show
My Dog Skip
O Brother Where art Thou
Tao of Steve

TheReverend
02-15-2011, 11:13 AM
My favorites:

No Country for Old Men
Mr Brooks
Inglorious Basterds
Cars
The Incredibles
Napoleon Dynamite
Best in Show
My Dog Skip
O Brother Where art Thou
Tao of Steve

Good call on Mr Brooks. That movie was so good even Dane Cook couldn't ruin it.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Good call on Mr Brooks. That movie was so good even Dane Cook couldn't ruin it.

I went into that movie kicking and screaming. It was my wife's turn to pick. I thought she was trying to kill me with a Costner movie.

OABB
02-15-2011, 11:19 AM
King of kong
Lars and the real girl
million dollar baby
Rambo
brokeback mountain
let the right one in
kick ass
bourne identity
gran Torino

Smilin Assassin
02-15-2011, 11:20 AM
Great lists....one I wanted to add:

King Arthur.


Just a great flik.

Smilin Assassin
02-15-2011, 11:22 AM
and hafta mention the LOTR series....

Smiling Assassin27
02-15-2011, 11:23 AM
I really enjoyed Valkyrie.

Kid A
02-15-2011, 11:28 AM
Most the Coen Bros and Pixar output, definitely.

Off the top of my head...

The New World
Children of Men
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Talk to Her
Spirited Away
Lord of the Rings
In the Mood for Love
Almost Famous
Assassination of Jesse James

Lots of classics, American and Foreign, out of the last decade.

TheReverend
02-15-2011, 11:34 AM
and hafta mention the LOTR series....

I actually despised the LOTR series

CHANGSTER
02-15-2011, 11:39 AM
What do you guys have? Here's my list of personal favorites:

The Departed
The Dark Knight
Ironman
Kill Bill series
Superbad
No Country for Old Men
3:10 to Yuma
Gone Baby Gone
Mystic River
The Prestige
Casino Royale
Hurt Locker'
40 year old Virgin
Dodgeball
Bourne Series
Gladiator

In b4 Beantown blows it up with a list of 250 movies.

Good list. I'd add Lucky Number Slevin and Anchorman.

SonOfLe-loLang
02-15-2011, 11:48 AM
The Station Agent is one of my all time fav movies. 2003 i think. I think Slimdog Millionare is amazing too, though i know that gets some hate for no other reason than it was popular. Anything Danny Boyle does is pretty dang good.

PRBronco
02-15-2011, 11:51 AM
Before Judd Apatow started delivering his masterpieces, Wedding Crashers was probably the funniest movie I saw in the 00s.

Also adding Serenity.

Miss I.
02-15-2011, 11:53 AM
some of my favorites in no particular order:
The Departed
Memento
Mystic River
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Batman Begins
Sideways
Aviator
Almost Famous
Gran Torino
Up
Walk the Line
Gosford Park
Amelie
Little Miss Sunshine
3:10 To Yuma
American Psycho
Black Hawk Down
Chocolat
Frailty
Girl Fight
Muriel's Wedding
Master and Commader: Far Side of the World
Ocean's Eleven
The Pledge
Open Water
One Hour Photo
Red Eye
Serenity
Shadow of a Vampire
Slither
Traffic
Tigerland

loborugger
02-15-2011, 11:53 AM
I would go with The Departed as the best movie of the decade. So good, that even princess Leo couldnt screw it up.

FantomForce
02-15-2011, 11:54 AM
I loved Mystic River, although every time I watch it I throw up a little

jhns
02-15-2011, 12:02 PM
There are some good lists already. I would add 1 Night in Paris.

mr007
02-15-2011, 12:27 PM
I would go with The Departed as the best movie of the decade. So good, that even princess Leo couldnt screw it up.

You're kidding, right?

TonyR
02-15-2011, 12:49 PM
From metacritic:

1 There Will Be Blood 2007 5 17 92
2 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 3 11 89
2 Mulholland Drive 2001 4 11 81
4 No Country For Old Men 2007 0 10 91
5 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King * 2003 2 9 94
5 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers * 2002 2 9 88
7 Spirited Away 2002 0 8 94
8 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 2008 0 7 97
8 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring * 2001 2 7 92
8 The Dark Knight 2008 1 7 82
11 Amélie 2001 0 6 69
11 Children of Men 2006 0 6 84
11 Memento 2001 0 6 80
11 Pan’s Labyrinth 2006 1 6 98
11 United 93 2006 0 6 90
11 WALL-E 2008 1 6 94
17 Almost Famous 2000 0 5 90
17 Brokeback Mountain 2005 0 5 87
17 Far From Heaven 2002 1 5 84
17 Lost in Translation 2003 0 5 89
17 Sideways 2004 0 5 94
17 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 1 5 92
17 The Lives of Others 2006 0 5 89
17 The New World 2005 0 5 69
17 Yi Yi (A One and a Two) 2000 0 5 92
26 25th Hour 2002 0 4 67
26 Cache (Hidden) 2005 1 4 83
26 In the Mood for Love 2001 1 4 85
26 Ratatouille 2007 0 4 96
26 The Departed 2006 0 4 86
26 The Hurt Locker 2009 0 4 94
26 The Incredibles 2004 0 4 90
26 Y Tu Mamá También 2002 0 4 88
26 Zodiac 2007 0 4 78

http://features.metacritic.com/features/2010/film-critics-pick-the-best-movies-of-the-decade/

Pick Six
02-15-2011, 12:57 PM
I won't repeat what has already been mentioned, but Up In the Air is one of my recent favorites...

Inkana7
02-15-2011, 01:02 PM
I won't repeat what has already been mentioned, but Up In the Air is one of my recent favorites...

Ew why?

Dexter
02-15-2011, 01:06 PM
I thought the Departed and No Country for old men were two of the worst movies I've ever seen. Maybe I just didn't "get it" but a movie where everyone just dies or kills one another seems pretty shallow and boring. I could write script like that. Bad guy 1 is crazy, he kills everyone in the movie, the end.

I did really enjoy True Grit though.

Dark Knight
LOTR series.
Wall-E
Gran Torino
Serenity
HP movies :P
Slumdog Millionaire
Wanted
Mysitc River
RED
Little Miss sunshine
Shutter Island
Bourne Series
Knocked up
Get Him to the Greek

probably way more that I'm forgetting.

SonOfLe-loLang
02-15-2011, 01:14 PM
I won't repeat what has already been mentioned, but Up In the Air is one of my recent favorites...

This one has been growing on me

epicSocialism4tw
02-15-2011, 01:23 PM
I guess The Matrix came out in 1999, and just missed the list, but that was the most brilliant movie I have ever seen. It satisfies on so many levels. I was taking a philosophy class in college at the time, and we literally did a philosophical analysis of the movie for like a month. It's a brilliant work. Way too brilliant to be a movie. ;D Evidently the story was ripped from a philosopher by the Wachowskis (or so our prof told us)...he only wrote the one story...thats why the following two movies didnt have the same power as the first. They werent written by the same guy.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5493136/PHILOSOPHY-THE-MATRIX

TonyR
02-15-2011, 01:30 PM
I guess The Matrix came out in 1999, and just missed the list, but that was the most brilliant movie I have ever seen.

Wow, we agree on something! I think The Matrix has taken a hit both because the sequels were so disappointing and people generally hate Keanu Reeves but the original was a groundbreaking, game changing movie.

Dukes
02-15-2011, 01:36 PM
Wow, we agree on something! I think The Matrix has taken a hit both because the sequels were so disappointing and people generally hate Keanu Reeves but the original was a groundbreaking, game changing movie.

Just imagine if Will Smith had taken the role instead of Wild Wild West.

epicSocialism4tw
02-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Wow, we agree on something! I think The Matrix has taken a hit both because the sequels were so disappointing and people generally hate Keanu Reeves but the original was a groundbreaking, game changing movie.

I went to go see the original on a whim with a friend of mine who is a neuroscientist. Neither of us knew anything about it, we were just looking for something to do. About thirty minutes in, we're looking at each other with cocked eyebrows saying "No way!" like freakin' Bill and Ted. They really just didnt explore the mind body problem and modernism vs. postmodernism in an action flick! The way they build the mind body problem up with these odd events that awaken Anderson, and then he is pretty much forced to go down the rabbit hole by his human will to confront the construct imposed upon him...the whole thing is absolutely brilliant. So brilliant that you dont even notice that you're watching Keanu Reeves.

TheReverend
02-15-2011, 02:37 PM
I guess The Matrix came out in 1999, and just missed the list, but that was the most brilliant movie I have ever seen. It satisfies on so many levels. I was taking a philosophy class in college at the time, and we literally did a philosophical analysis of the movie for like a month. It's a brilliant work. Way too brilliant to be a movie. ;D Evidently the story was ripped from a philosopher by the Wachowskis (or so our prof told us)...he only wrote the one story...thats why the following two movies didnt have the same power as the first. They werent written by the same guy.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5493136/PHILOSOPHY-THE-MATRIX

I really couldn't disagree more. The idea that the waking world is just a dream is as fundamental before christ philosophy as it gets. Making it a robot induced dream is just a corny modern twist. Very overrated, imo.

LetsGoBroncos
02-15-2011, 02:54 PM
I thought Inception was badass

Elway 4 Life
02-15-2011, 03:08 PM
Secondhand Lions
Gran Torino
Blood Diamond
Red
Kill Bill 1&2
Inglorious Basterds
Taladegha Nights
Saw 1 and only 1
Snatch
Invincible

Just a few more that i did not see listed tha i thought were worth mentioning.

Smiling Assassin27
02-15-2011, 03:12 PM
Too lazy to check but wasn't A Beautiful Mind in that decade? Dug that one a lot. Also In The Shadow Of The Moon was awesome. Downfall was the hardest hitting (along with Hurt Locker).

Smiling Assassin27
02-15-2011, 03:13 PM
Passion Of The Christ

epicSocialism4tw
02-15-2011, 03:15 PM
I really couldn't disagree more. The idea that the waking world is just a dream is as fundamental before christ philosophy as it gets. Making it a robot induced dream is just a corny modern twist. Very overrated, imo.

That's only one piece of a gigantic interlocking system of philosophical cogs. Check out the link I provided for a little bit more.

Whether or not you liked it doesnt change the fact that it was brilliant.

Pick Six
02-15-2011, 03:31 PM
Ew why?

The storyline is not something we've seen over and over again. It's based on the real-life recession, and shows the pain that people have when learning they just lost their job. It's a very intriguing movie, and has a little bit of humor splashed throughout the film...

Smiling Assassin27
02-15-2011, 03:32 PM
a gigantic interlocking system of philosophical cogs

I don't quite see it as 'interlocking', per se but more a mish mash of many philosophical underpinnings with allusions to all sorts of texts, belief systems and paradigms. The first film seemed to have the most 'meat' while the sequels kind of pulled the rug out from what it had started. No doubt it deserves mention here, though.

Smiling Assassin27
02-15-2011, 03:34 PM
The storyline is not something we've seen over and over again. It's based on the real-life recession, and shows the pain that people have when learning they just lost their job. It's a very intriguing movie, and has a little bit of humor splashed throughout the film...

Definitely a memorable film from the decade for me. Quirky and kinda outside the box. Good pick.

NFLBRONCO
02-15-2011, 04:20 PM
paul blart mall cop

BleedingOrange
02-15-2011, 04:24 PM
Red

gunns
02-15-2011, 04:43 PM
I haven't seen a lot of the movies listed as I don't go to movies often or watch them on TV. But for the 2000's I have liked Mystic River, Remember the Titans, Gran Torino, and I love the cartoonish movies, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Up and I liked Alice in Wonderland. I think the 90's were much better as far as movies.

bendog
02-15-2011, 04:45 PM
The internet has really put a dent in porn movies.

ShutDownPoster
02-15-2011, 05:29 PM
Am I the only one here who thought The Dark Knight was overrated? Sure Nolan is a great director and glad they they took it serious and all but I was a bit disappointed when I saw it - didn't match the hype at all.

Tombstone RJ
02-15-2011, 05:34 PM
Wow, lots of peeps forgetting about the best movie of the decade: The Wrestler.

TheReverend
02-15-2011, 05:37 PM
Wow, lots of peeps forgetting about the best movie of the decade: The Wrestler.

Probably because it definitely wasn't.

Tombstone RJ
02-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Probably because it definitely wasn't.

oh, but it was.

TheReverend
02-15-2011, 05:43 PM
oh, but it was.

It was worth the money, but I wouldn't consider putting it in my top 10 of the decade.

Boobs McGee
02-15-2011, 06:27 PM
I would actually put batman begins before dark knight, just my opinion.

And I would like to submit another that hasn't been mentioned.

Count of Monte Cristo. EVERY TIME that movie comes on, I'm hooked.

Archer81
02-15-2011, 06:28 PM
My issue with the Matrix Trilogy is the ending of the third flick. All of that buildup, massive set pieces...for a tie. All of this philosophical hand wringing and thwarting of conventional morality and its a bull**** tie.

Shenanigans.

:Broncos:

Boobs McGee
02-15-2011, 06:31 PM
My issue with the Matrix Trilogy is the ending of the third flick. All of that buildup, massive set pieces...for a tie. All of this philosophical hand wringing and thwarting of conventional morality and its a bull**** tie.

Shenanigans.

:Broncos:

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and actually, super troopers is top 10 all time comedy in my book

mkporter
02-15-2011, 06:33 PM
Lots of good ones already noted: LOTR, Batman Begins, Most of Pixar, Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, etc..

A few that I didn't see listed yet:

Super Troopers <- Missed by a post :)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Shaun of the Dead

Archer81
02-15-2011, 06:33 PM
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and actually, super troopers is top 10 all time comedy in my book


Agreed on Super Troopers.


:Broncos:

SonOfLe-loLang
02-15-2011, 06:39 PM
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and actually, super troopers is top 10 all time comedy in my book

Fantastic choice, meow

Broncobiv
02-15-2011, 06:40 PM
Love Actually

Archer81
02-15-2011, 06:43 PM
My tops of the 00's...(in no particular order)

LOTR: Return of the King
Traffic
A Beautiful Mind
The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
Gangs of New York (the parts with Liam Neeson)
Shrek 1 and 2
Harry Potters
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Kill Bills
Black Hawk Down
Finding Nemo
The Incredibles
Cast Away
Spiderman II
Ray (For the soundtrack)
Gladiator
No Country for Old Men

:Broncos:

Garcia Bronco
02-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Good call on Mr Brooks. That movie was so good even Dane Cook couldn't ruin it.

it does have a happy ending in the grave yard.

Rock Chalk
02-15-2011, 07:27 PM
I guess The Matrix came out in 1999, and just missed the list, but that was the most brilliant movie I have ever seen. It satisfies on so many levels. I was taking a philosophy class in college at the time, and we literally did a philosophical analysis of the movie for like a month. It's a brilliant work. Way too brilliant to be a movie. ;D Evidently the story was ripped from a philosopher by the Wachowskis (or so our prof told us)...he only wrote the one story...thats why the following two movies didnt have the same power as the first. They werent written by the same guy.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/5493136/PHILOSOPHY-THE-MATRIX

The Matrix was ripped from Plato's Republic, specifically the Allegory of the Cave. Thrown into a futuristic setting and wrapped with a ****load of ground breaking (at the time) special effects. Cinemetography and meaning behind nearly every word, item and place in the movie will probably never be duplicated. Toss in a little Hume, Berkeley, and Nitsche(sp?) and you have a truly spectacular movie even the steaming pile of dung known as Keanu + Laurence FIshburn could not ruin.

That being said, it has not aged well. I guess what you find out what the Matrix is it's not nearly as cool, although the **** they threw out there for sequels may have permanently ruined the original.

Dr. Broncenstein
02-15-2011, 07:29 PM
I loved the Matrix, but I almost took a dump in the movie theater seat to protest the sequel. Good lord that was awful. I haven't even watched the third.

footstepsfrom#27
02-15-2011, 08:01 PM
The Great Debators
Blood Diamond
The Devil Came on Horseback
Avatar
Hotel Rwanda
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The Aviator
Gladiator
The Last Samurai
Minority Report
A Beautiful Mind
Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Rings
Lord of the Rings- Return of the King
Hero
Mongol
Master and Commander-The Far Side of the World
Hitch
Monsters Ball
Erin Brockovich
The City of God
Mystic River
King Arthur
Batman Begins
War of the Worlds

Punisher
02-15-2011, 10:35 PM
My favorites:

No Country for Old Men
Mr Brooks
Inglorious Basterds
Cars
The Incredibles
Napoleon Dynamite
Best in Show
My Dog Skip
O Brother Where art Thou
Tao of Steve

"No Country for Old Men" hands down best movie of 00s nothing will come close its a masterpiece.

Here's my Top Twelve
12.There Will Be Blood
11.Chicago
10.Black Snake Moan
9.Little Children
8.Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
7.The Departed
6.City of God (Cidade de Deus)
5.Gangs of New York
4.The Dark Knight
3.High Fidelity
2.Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
1.No Country for Old Men

Boobs McGee
02-15-2011, 11:02 PM
Now I'm curious...am I alone in thinking Monte Cristo was an amazing film? Or have people just not seen it?

SonOfLe-loLang
02-15-2011, 11:09 PM
I loved the Matrix, but I almost took a dump in the movie theater seat to protest the sequel. Good lord that was awful. I haven't even watched the third.

Im not sure why people were surprised the matrix sequels sucked. The coolest part about the matrix was learning how the actual virtual world worked, not some fight for humanity (by the way, living in the matrix seemed more appealing than living in, what was it? zion?) So all the cool **** was established in the first movie...and the boring **** was taken care of in the next two.

broncocalijohn
02-15-2011, 11:35 PM
Comedy would be Hangover, Drama would be Gran Tourino and action would be the Bourne Series. I did like the last Star Wars and The LOTR movies.

epicSocialism4tw
02-15-2011, 11:52 PM
The Matrix was ripped from Plato's Republic, specifically the Allegory of the Cave. Thrown into a futuristic setting and wrapped with a ****load of ground breaking (at the time) special effects. Cinemetography and meaning behind nearly every word, item and place in the movie will probably never be duplicated. Toss in a little Hume, Berkeley, and Nitsche(sp?) and you have a truly spectacular movie even the steaming pile of dung known as Keanu + Laurence FIshburn could not ruin.

That being said, it has not aged well. I guess what you find out what the Matrix is it's not nearly as cool, although the **** they threw out there for sequels may have permanently ruined the original.

I'll see if I can find the name of the guy they ripped the script from, but the allegory of the cave is only one aspect of the story...the aspect that Neo is convinced by others who exited the cave, and then exited the cave himself. The major allegory in the story is the allegory of Neo (new life) that is based in the story of Jesus. Neo fulfills prophecy of salvation from slavery to evil. Neo even works miracles and resurrects from the dead.

People use the Christ allegory as messianic figures in films often, but this one was really specific.

Miss I.
02-16-2011, 01:25 AM
Now I'm curious...am I alone in thinking Monte Cristo was an amazing film? Or have people just not seen it?

is that the one with Jim Caviezel? If it is, I recall quite enjoying it.

driver
02-16-2011, 05:29 AM
Not a movie, per se, but I submit Band of Brothers as the absolute best "movie" of the last 25 years.

Archer81
02-16-2011, 08:27 AM
Now I'm curious...am I alone in thinking Monte Cristo was an amazing film? Or have people just not seen it?


I knew I forgot one...

I love The Count of Monte Cristo. Good flick.


:Broncos:

Chris
02-16-2011, 08:55 AM
Most the Coen Bros and Pixar output, definitely.

Off the top of my head...

The New World
Children of Men
4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days
Talk to Her
Spirited Away
Lord of the Rings
In the Mood for Love
Almost Famous
Assassination of Jesse James

Lots of classics, American and Foreign, out of the last decade.

Love this list. Still haven't seen 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days though. In the mood for love was a 2000s film? Thought that was 90s.

Kaylore
02-16-2011, 09:04 AM
I hate these lists because they take me days to put together. I'm a big movie buff though, so I'll try and hack something out.

Tombstone RJ
02-16-2011, 10:06 AM
There's way more suck on this thread than great movies... now I know most people just don't get it.

Garcia Bronco
02-16-2011, 10:08 AM
With a handful of exceptions; I consider the oughts as the lost decade of movies. 50 percent of it is re-made crap.

TheReverend
02-16-2011, 10:13 AM
There's way more suck on this thread than great movies... now I know most people just don't get it.

Yup. It's definitely everyone else who "just don't get it"

Tombstone RJ
02-16-2011, 10:28 AM
Yup. It's definitely everyone else who "just don't get it"

What the hell, I'll play along, but it's pretty weak:

2000 (acutally part of the 1990s): High Fidelity and Traffic

2001: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (great music)

2002: The Pianist (pretty weak year overall)

2003: Master and Commander (again, pretty weak year)

2004: Million Dollar Baby (again, pretty damn weak)

2005: Munich (again, boat load of weak crap)

2006: Casino Royal (hey, Bond is back, but overall weak crapola)

2007: Juno (way, way better than "No Country for Old Crappy Movies")

2008: The Wrestler (BEST PICTURE BY FAR), Dark Knight

2009: Star Trek (way sucky movies, but better than Avatar)


Yep, full of suck for the most part, but some good ones in there.

NUB
02-16-2011, 10:38 AM
Minority Report, Road to Perdition, American Beauty, Gladiator.

Tombstone RJ
02-16-2011, 10:41 AM
Minority Report, Road to Perdition, American Beauty, Gladiator.

Great movie, wrong decade.

Kid A
02-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Love this list. Still haven't seen 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days though. In the mood for love was a 2000s film? Thought that was 90s.

Came out in 2000.

I thought the 00s were a great decade for movies due to the increasing availability/lower prices for basic digital film equipment and the platform of the internet. So many smaller foreign and independent filmmakers were able to get wide exposure. Sure, the Hollywood machine continued to churn out ****ty sequels every weekend, but that's little different than top 40 radio producing disposable, tween pop.

The internet has made it so simple to circumvent what the media moguls try to feed the masses and to find work from around the world you actually like. I think as a result, the market for things like foreign films has grown considerably and is being recognized by bigger studios. Films like Spirited Away, Amelie, and City of God are widely known in the USA. Not sure we could have seen that before.

Kaylore
02-16-2011, 11:36 AM
Now I'm curious...am I alone in thinking Monte Cristo was an amazing film? Or have people just not seen it?

I liked it. However it's fairly formulaic and deviates from the book so much it was criticized heavily. It's definitely underrated, but not "Amazing."

Boobs McGee
02-16-2011, 03:42 PM
@ Miss I, yes, it was jim caviezel...who did a wonderful job!

@ Kaylore, I've never read the book (unfortunately), so can't speak to that extent. But to me, while it may seem formulaic, it captures my attention EVERY time I see it. Action, adventure, comedy, romance, betrayal, revenge, swashbuckling; caviezel and pierce were electric, and the authenticity of the set designs/locations really lent to the historical accuracy of the time period.

I dunno, for whatever reason it just does it for me. Glad to hear some differing opinions though

Chris
02-16-2011, 04:56 PM
Came out in 2000.

I thought the 00s were a great decade for movies due to the increasing availability/lower prices for basic digital film equipment and the platform of the internet. So many smaller foreign and independent filmmakers were able to get wide exposure. Sure, the Hollywood machine continued to churn out ****ty sequels every weekend, but that's little different than top 40 radio producing disposable, tween pop.

The internet has made it so simple to circumvent what the media moguls try to feed the masses and to find work from around the world you actually like. I think as a result, the market for things like foreign films has grown considerably and is being recognized by bigger studios. Films like Spirited Away, Amelie, and City of God are widely known in the USA. Not sure we could have seen that before.

Unfortunately in the past two to three years studios have been greenlighting less and less "medium" sized movies (i.e. the High Fidelities of the world) and are putting all their money into the huge blockbusters. They've scaled down their output considerably in favour of this.

Smilin Assassin
02-17-2011, 01:06 PM
The Great Debators
Blood Diamond
The Devil Came on Horseback
Avatar
Hotel Rwanda
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
The Aviator
Gladiator
The Last Samurai
Minority Report
A Beautiful Mind
Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Rings
Lord of the Rings- Return of the King
Hero
Mongol
Master and Commander-The Far Side of the World
Hitch
Monsters Ball
Erin Brockovich
The City of God
Mystic River
King Arthur
Batman Begins
War of the Worlds

Great list.

For those of you that haven't seen Hotel Rwanda, I highly reccomend it.

A very powerful (and true) story with an great acting cast.

91BRONCO
02-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Traitor was another good film with Don Cheadle in it.

I grew up in the Midde East so I understood the frustration that part of the world breeds and that the movie portrayed. Very good flick.