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01:44 pm - Best films of the naughties?
andrewducker has compiled a list of top films 2000-2009 via an 'IMDB search for movies scoring over 7 on the IMDB with more than 10,000 votes during 2000-2009 and then listing the ones that I thoroughly enjoyed.'

Here is my short list which I have compiled by looking down andy's list to see which ones still give me a tingly feeling, plus adding any others I can think of off the top of my head.

No Country for Old Men
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Downfall
Equilibrium
Harry Potter (Azkaban)
Spirited Away
Serenity
In Bruges
Kung Fu Hustle
Memento
Sexy Beast
Shaun of the Dead
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Bourne Identity
The Lord Of The Rings (Fellowship)
The Prestige
Unbreakable
Watchmen
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Casino Royale
Gladiator
28 days later
Pan's Labyrinth
Persepolis
Wall-E
The Incredibles
I heart huckabees
A scanner darkly
Brokeback mountain
Donnie Darko
The Others

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From:andrewducker
Date:December 2nd, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
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From:communicator
Date:December 2nd, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, I've only got to the Bs and I can't believe I forgot Brokeback Mountain
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From:espresso_addict
Date:December 2nd, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Do you think it's been a good decade for film? I've not seen the majority of these, to my shame, but some of those I have seen I wouldn't particularly rate (eg Serenity, Memento).
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From:communicator
Date:December 2nd, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
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I was just pondering that. I loved Memento, and there are several on that list (above) I think are exceptional. I think the mid nineties shading into the early noughties were very strong for film, and it might have slackened off a bit in the last year or so? Too many remakes.
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From:espresso_addict
Date:December 2nd, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
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I'd agree that the mid-90s were very strong, but my feeling is that the 00s have slackened off somewhat, but that might just be a consequence of the complete change in my film-watching habits during that period.

Off the top of my head, my favourite films of the decade that haven't made your list would be Milk & The Death of Klinghoffer.
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From:communicator
Date:December 2nd, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I haven't seen either of those - how has your film watching changed?
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From:espresso_addict
Date:December 2nd, 2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
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I lived in Cambridge until 1998, and saw a huge amount of film at the Arts Cinema & the Cambridge Film Festivals; I didn't then own a television. On moving north, for a long time the nearest cinema was 50 minutes' drive away (there's a slightly closer one now), and I got out of the habit of seeing new films on release. Also, there's still no practical arts cinema, so we're limited to whatever the local multiplexes consider saleable. In consequence, in the 00s I've see a lot more film on television or DVD long after release, and a lot less at the cinema.

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