January 1, 2010

Top 25: 2000-2009

Here's my Top 25 movies of the last decade. This list includes the movies that were the most entertaining, the movies I like to watch over and over, the movies with the biggest emotional whallop. Most of the decade retrospective lists I've read in magazines, newspapers, and online this winter have given little respect to comedies and action movies. Critics are too desperate for respect to admit there's value in quality "popcorn" entertainment. Yours truly, however, won't fool anyone by putting some obvious Oscar-winning "respected" movies on this list!
  • Chicken Run
  • Gladiator
  • High Fidelity
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Wonder Boys
  • Shrek • I think we have all forgotten how irreverent and funny the first Shrek movie was before it's power was diluted by sequels and a flood of merchandising.
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 02, 03) Yes, I counted them as one big movie.
  • A Mighty Wind
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse Of The Black Pearl
  • Finding Nemo
  • Master & Commander: Far Side of the World
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • The Incredibles
  • The Forty-Year-Old Virgin
  • Children Of Men
  • The Departed
  • The Prestige
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Ratatouille
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Dark Knight
  • WALL•E