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Best movies (any genre) of the 2000's to this point.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:06 AM

CHRISISALL


My Hollywood pal said that the 2000's sucked worse than any other time in film-making history for greatness in movies.

To prove him wrong (or at least not entirely correct) I made my list:


Serenity
Seraphim Falls
Moon
Iron Man
Batman Begins
The Constant Gardner
Sherlock Holmes
Avatar
Ponyo
Solaris
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
V For Vendetta
Watchmen
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Heh, just pissin' off a friend here at FFF)

So, I'm totally missing many greats here, help me out, my peeps!


The laughing Chrisisall



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Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:46 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Heh, just pissin' off a friend here at FFF)

The laughing Chrisisall




I understand that you have the right to your opinion even if it is the wrong (or not entirely correct) opinion. (joke)

I'll second you with:
Serenity, Moon, Avatar, Batman Begins, Iron Man, Watchmen and V For Vendetta.

And I'll add:
The Dark Knight
Bourne Trilogy
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
District 9
Cars
Wall-E
Up
Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
Pan's Labyrinth

To name a few others but there are more.
Your Hollywood pal is definitely wrong and needs to start watching some of these decent films.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 11:53 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Your Hollywood pal is definitely wrong and needs to start watching some of these decent films.



He's old school & a stuntman. In another era, I'm sure he'd say glass shots (matte paintings filmed through glass to expose the desired parts) were a cheat.
My Dad used to say "They don't make films like THAT any more (referring to the 30's & 40's)"- whoah, knock knock, Cursed Earth Pizza! Of COURSE they don't. Like they don't drive model T's!
Change is painful sometimes.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:00 PM

WHOZIT


Dodgeball: A true under dog story

The Pirate Steve ROCKS!

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:08 PM

ZEEK


I vote for

Wedding Crashers
Knocked Up
Forgetting Sarah Marshal

for comedies.

Garden State - just for an odd movie that I can watch over and over
The Departed - I know it's a remake but I still like it
Enchanted - Amy Adams is yummy and it was pretty funny for what it was

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:10 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


2000 - 2010. Best films thus far eh..... Hmmm

1) SERENITY - Well it just rules! Joss Whedon's masterpice.... ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!!!
2) AMELIE - Inventive and cheerful. One of the hardest things to pull off is a 'happy' film. This breezes it!
3) BE KIND REWIND - Just relished in it's love of cinema.
4) CLOVERFIELD - I love monster films!
5) UP - First ten minutes are incredible! The rest is simply charming.
6) THE DESCENT - Good, violent and scary horror film.
7) THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - Crapped all over whatever Bond had to offer this decade. Great action and great fight scenes!
8) CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON - All imitators stand aside. A genuine love story that makes sense.
9) SHAUN OF THE DEAD - Traditional British comedy with spice and energy.
10) LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU - Off beat and imaginative comedy with some subtle yet brilliant animation.

I wouldn't have said this decade is the worst for cinema - I actually think there has been some imaginative cinematic concepts so far. One thing that could be dissapointing in retrospect is the trend to limit character development and character dialogue in favour of action. But then action has certainly improved so...


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Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:46 PM

HIXIE129


Harry Potter Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter Chamber of Scerets
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter Prizoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter Half Blood Prince
Iron Man
Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End
Crouching Tiger
Kung Fu Hustle
Serenity

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:26 PM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Adds "A Series of Unfortunate Events" to the thread.


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Find here the Serenity you seek. -Tara Maclay

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 2:45 PM

CATPIRATE


Piratecat thinks any movie with out George Clooney.

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 4:05 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I'll start by agreeing on these, in the order they were mentioned by others:
Serenity
Moon
Batman Begins
Avatar
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Watchmen
The Dark Knight
District 9
Up
Lord Of The Rings
Pan's Labyrinth
Amelie

Now for some others, listed alphabetically:
Across the Universe
Children of Men
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Everything is Illuminated
Good Night, and Good Luck
The Incredibles
Let the Right One In
Life as a House
The Man from Earth
The Motorcycle Diaries
No Country for Old Men
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Persepolis
The Road
Volver
Waking Life





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Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:50 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
My Hollywood pal said that the 2000's sucked worse than any other time in film-making history for greatness in movies.

To prove him wrong (or at least not entirely correct) I made my list:


Serenity
Seraphim Falls
Moon
Iron Man
Batman Begins
The Constant Gardner
Sherlock Holmes
Avatar
Ponyo
Solaris
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
V For Vendetta
Watchmen
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Heh, just pissin' off a friend here at FFF)

So, I'm totally missing many greats here, help me out, my peeps!

The laughing Chrisisall


From your list, I'd agree with him.
I'll say:
Reign of Fire
Notebook
Gladiator
We Were Soldiers
Serenity
uNBREAKABLE
Sin City
Lucky Number Slevin
Black Hawk Down
Enchanted
Atonement
300
Casino Royale
Transporter
Crank
King Arthur
Underworld
Resident Evil
Signs
Kill Bill
Nl Country for old Men
Pan's labyrinth
Lord of the Rings
Dark Knight
Batman Begins
Star Trek
Bourne trilogy
Shaun of the Dead
Hot fuzz
Da Vinci Code
National Treasure
A History of Violence

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:18 PM

OPPYH


-Cars

-Iron Man

-Bright Star

-No Country for Old Men

-House of Sand and Fog

-Shaun of the Dead

-Million Dollar Baby

-Stoked: The rise and fall of Gator

-Clean

-The Whole Wide World

-Downfall

-Ghost World

-Infinity

-Secretary

-The Fast Runner

-Stevie

-The Twilight Samurai(One of my favorite films of all time)

-Monster

-Lost in Translation

-Elephant

-Dark Days

-The passion of the Christ

-The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters



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70's TV FOREVER

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 1:18 AM

BORIS


did anyone mention Pineapple Express...it's like an unchick flick for boys...it's so wrong it's right.
Also I loved The Proposal and Up. and most of the movies y'all mentioned.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 3:28 AM

KHAMBILO


Nice thread! These are a few of my favorites.

Serenity
The Fountain
Paprika
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Star Trek
Avatar
Sunshine
Devdas
28 Days Later
The Brothers Bloom
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
King Kong
Titan AE
The Dark Knight
Up
The Incredibles
(and as much as I will take heat for saying) Star Wars Episode II (and maybe even Star Wars Episode III a little. Even though they weren't anywhere near as good as the original trilogy, I still enjoyed the new trilogy)

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 1:31 PM

PCCH7


Don´t really agree with most movies that I´ve read as I think many of them are just good or average. But I´ll add some but there´s so many others.. You´re friend is definitely wrong.

The Wrestler

LOTR

City of God

Slumdog Millionaire

There Will Be Blood

Walk The Line

Oldboy

Memento

Let The Right One In

Spider-Man 2

Pan´s Labyrinth

Hellboy

Kill Bill 1 & 2

Inglorious Basterds

Moulin Rouge

Kick-Ass



"Summer Glau can simply walk into Mordor.."

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Sunday, May 2, 2010 10:11 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Good thread as I love movies; here are some of my favs since 2000:

Memento - it totally and thoroughly confused and baffled me, Iloved it.

Pan's Labyrinth - story, story, story. Brilliant imagery, well written and acted.

The Dark Knight - Extremely well written and brilliantly acted, I rate this above Batman Begins.

The Departed - All those iconic actors in one movie, I was in heaven.

Amelie - Loved the inventiveness of the storytelling, simply brilliant and uplifting without being syrupy or corny.

LOTR: Return of the King; my fav in the trilogy.

Wall-E - made me care for an animated character; that's good storytelling.

Avatar - despite Cameron's political underpinnings in this story, it still manages to awe it's audience.

V for Vendetta - Hugo Weaving breathes life into V and gives the film its most human character

Watchmen - Like V for Vendetta, I was surprised by who I most liked in this film, Rorschach.

No Country for Old Men - Inspired script, solid perfs and one of the best villians ever (Joker being another).

Gladiator - Classic story, excellent script, solid acting, perfect ending. Brought back sandal epics (Troy, 300).

Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood doing his thing, really good story, that peeled like an onion.

Secretary - an underrated indy, acquired taste. A quirky love story that is one of my underdog favs.

Monster - Inspired perfs by Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci. Theron was so good it was scary, it was too bad that she didn't acknowledge the perf by Ricci in her Oscar acceptance speech. Ricci gave her something tangible to play off of.

Moulin Rouge - sheer magic in the grand hollywood sense, but without being Hollywood. A great story with classic music.

The Wrestler - second underdog indy movie; story again and inspired acting by Mickey Rouke (best since his stint in Sin City).

Kill Bill 1 & 2 - I didn't think Part 2 would live up to the slapsticky type of humor Part 1 had; then I discovered it was better.

Inglorious Basterds - it was dark and funny, suspenseful and ironic and all Tarantino at his best.

Kick-Ass - It's not perfect, but the overall story and script has flashes of brilliance. Nick Cage and Chloe Moretz, go see for yourself.

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I'm not leaving Serenity out so much as I am reserving a special place upon the mantle all by itself. It's what got us here, it's a given that it is number one.



SGG

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