Wednesday, November 25, 2009

50 films from the Aughts

The other day in Sentential Links I linked two different bloggers who made a list thusly:

This list means nothing, except to me. It's a list of 50 movies that gave me pleasure over the past decade. I can say without reservation that I would watch any of these again. Would I say that all of them are great films, however great films are supposed to be defined? Probably not. But that's nothing you need to worry about. Because it's my list.

So, here's my list of such films. Some of these I've written about before, and I briefly considered digging back to find their respective posts, but in some cases I've written about these films multiple times and I really don't feel like doing all that work. Sorry for that, but there is a search function on this blog if you're interested! These are in no particular order, just the order in which I think of them whilst writing this post. (I usually italicize film titles in my posts, but since this is literally a list of titles, I'm eschewing the italics for now.)

1. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
3. The Lord of the Rings (all three films)
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
5. Love, Actually
6. Catch Me If You Can
7. Finding Nemo
8. Spirited Away
9. Sunshine
10. Kingdom of Heaven
11. Almost Famous
12. Elizabethtown
13. 3:10 to Yuma
14. Anchorman
15. Blades of Glory
16. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
17. Casino Royale
18. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
19. Batman Begins
20. Cast Away
21. The Emperor's New Groove
22. Spiderman 2
23. Monsters, Inc
24. Millennium Actress
25. Chicago
26. The Count of Monte Cristo
27. Possession
28. Road to Perdition
29. Whale Rider
30. Across the Universe
31. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
32. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
33. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
34. X2: X-Men United
35. Before Sunset
36. Finding Neverland
37. The Incredibles
38. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
39. The 40-year Old Virgin
40. Little Miss Sunshine
41. Serenity
42. Brokeback Mountain
43. Tristan and Isolde
44. Nanny McPhee
45. A Prairie Home Companion
46. The Simpsons Movie
47. Stardust
48. Juno
49. Atonement
50. Star Trek

Anyone else? (If you do this, probably best to quote the paragraph reproduced above and link back to the original blogger.)

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

I wonder if I've even SEEN 50 movies in the Aughts. Probably, with them leaning heavily pre-Lydia (2004).