After a recent conversation with my friend Jason, I realized what a huge mistake I had made when put together my ‘Best of the Decade (2000-2010)’ list in the Fall of 2011. My mistake was that I included 2010, which is part of an entirely new decade. Much to my chagrin, one of my favorite movies of all time, ‘The Social Network’ can no longer be the champion of this list, being that it was not released in the previous decade. Perhaps the mistake was simply my subconscious trying to give Fincher’s brilliant movie the credit it deserves, but I guess I’ll have to wait another 8 years for that to happen.
However, I’ve decided to make lemons out of lemonade and revise this list, and tweak a few things around. Congrats to our new champion at the top! It’s well deserved. There are also a few new additions to this list; one that was on the fence the last time around, and now I tend to be leaning the other way, and another that I totally overlooked for the first edition of this list (which is a shame, because it truly is an incredible film…) and just had to put in, correcting yet another mistake. Hopefully, this will be the final revision necessary.
I’ll simply just post the entire list, mostly, because I feel like it would be overkill to write about each movie considering I did the same thing just last year, and let you decide where I’m right and where I’m wrong! If you would like to know my rationale behind any of these choices, feel free to ask. Let the dialogue begin (I guess?)!
Top Ten Films of the 2000’s (00-09)
1. Michael Clayton (2007)
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
3. The Hurt Locker (2009)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
5. City of God (2002)
6. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
7. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
8. Up (2008)
9. Juno (2007)
10. There Will Be Blood (2007)
11. Memento (2000)
12. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
13. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
14. Up in the Air (2009)
15. In America (2002)