We are already halfway through 2010 but I don’t think it’s too late for me to introduce what I think were the best movies of the last decade (2000 – 2009) in alphabetical order:
One of the most original and interesting movies you will ever see.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
A comedy classic that will forever be quoted.
City of God (2002)
The movie that pretty much blows away Season 4 of “The Wire”.
The Hangover (2009)
Without question the best closing credits of all-time.
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, collectively perhaps the greatest achievement in cinema history.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
A fresh and unique take on the teen comedy.
“How much do you want to bet me that I can throw a football over them mountains!” – Uncle Rico
The best written film of the decade that also includes the strongest performances of the last ten years.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Still my favorite comic book movie of all-time.
Team America: World Police (2004)
I guess its pretty sad that over the last 10 years there where really only 9 movies that I consider truly outstanding, and 5 of them were in 2004 alone, wow what a year for movies.
So far in 2010 all I’ve seen in the theaters has been “Iron Man 2”, which was just OK, but this decade still has 9 1/2 more years to catch up with the past decade.