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    What were your best movie experiences of the last decade if you consider the year 2010 as part if it? I myself liked Avatar and the Inception to name a few.

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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    So you're talking about the movies that have premiered over the last 10 years? In that case, I'll name a few.

    I watched the first Ice Age movie when it first came out. I loved it, and watched every sequel ever since.

    I watched the Saw movies. Not on a movie theater, but on DVD. Sure, it doesn't have any like ghosts, vampires, or werewolves (and I'm GLAD for that). But hey, my spine tingled whenever I watched any of the movies for the first time. I always watch them with someone else, even during the day.

    And one of my personal favorites: Night at the Museum. To me, that's just one of the best movies ever. Most movies nowadays have too much violence, cursing, and most of the time -- if not always -- feel they have to have a tough girl who plays hard to get.

    But for a PG movie, I can safely say Night at the Museum is my favorite movie of all time. I was super happy when they released a sequel.

    Some honorable mentions: Click, Ghost Rider, X-Men, Kangaroo Jack, White Chicks.
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    When it comes to the mainstream movies I would say without a doubt in my mind that watching "The Dark Knight" for the first time was the greatest viewing experience I had. And it doesnt get any worse with subsequent viewing.

    But I am a zealot of Japanese and Korean cinema. "Battle Royale" is my singular most satisfying viewing experience I have had the pleasure of having seen. And also ahead of "The Dark Knight"(in my personal estimation) are "Memories of Murder", "Crows Zero", "Zatoichi", "Oldboy" and "Lady Vengeance".

    I would have no problem in being stubborn as rating all the above as "Masterpieces" in their own right and they are all movies which never get tedious after repeated viewing.
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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Last year I did a list for my favourite films of the decade just gone (2000-2009), and my top 5 was:

    Mulholland Drive
    It may be bewildering it, may be fractured, it may resemble an especially infuriating jigsaw puzzle, but it’s also a work of genius. Dreamlike and brilliant.

    Spirited Away
    Miyazaki's crowning glory (and that's saying something), and the sort of film which can even reel those who wouldn't watch anime usually.

    City of God
    Like a shot of adrenaline to the heart, painful to watch at times but always compelling.

    Lost in Translation
    I loved how low-key and touching it was, and the two leads are excellent. Sofia Coppola steers this tale to a fitting conclusion and shows that a relationship is simply about two people connecting.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The best depiction of a relationship since Annie Hall, capturing all the highs and lows. At the same time it's a hugely inventive concept.

    Honourable mentions: Sideways, There Will Be Blood, The Lives of Others, The Incredibles, Elephant
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    What's up with this mess?! No mention of the Lord of the Rings movies?! That's bullshit, right there! I am ashamed to be a part of a forum that does not mention those movies in a "Best of the Last Decade" thread. Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King are undoubtedly some of the best movies ever. Why? Because I fuc[kin' said so! And the Academy Awards agree with me; that series holds the most Oscar wins for any other movie series,and Return of the King is tied for the most Oscars for a single movie with Titanic and... some classic movie I forget about. Not only that, but the movies were adapted from one of the most beloved novels of all time. SO THERE!!

    ,,,I also agree with the Dark Knight. That movie was a lot of fun, with big action sequences, interesting, quirky characters, and plot twists (that apparently some people said they saw coming... *shrug*)

    Watchmen was another great comic book movie that didn't seem to catch on with the general public for whatever reason. I guess people got too distracted by the blue penis to notice the complex characters and plot that was going on. This movie could have hardly been any more faithful to the graphic novel without pandering to the original author Alan Moore, in my opinion (although the violence and sex was a little over the top in places.)

    As far as other comic book movies go, there were a few great ones in X-Men 2, Spider-Man 2, and Iron Man. X-Men 2 was a great action movie with some drama, Spider-Man 2 had some great character development and emotional scenes/speeches, and Iron Man was a pretty decent character study.

    Pixar turned out some real classics, as always. I think they hit full stride the end of this decade though, with Up and Toy Story 3. Both had fun stuff for kids and emotional stuff and good humor for adults. Up in particular had a rather touching message at the end.

    Fantastic Mr. Fox was a great throw back movie, and was very quirky and funny. And it featured foxes as the main characters! It may look like a kids' movie, but I think it is actually more enjoyable for adults, almost. Definitely my favorite by Wes Anderson.

    ...I'm losing interest in thinking of anything else to list. So...

    Anyhoo...

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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    The Prestige.


    One of the only movies I went to see more then once in the theaters. I understood it the first time but I wanted to fully get everything better. So I watched it again....and a 3rd lol.
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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Book of Eli was also one of those great movies that I actually watched more then once.
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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Lets see the last decade

    LOTR Trilogy
    Star Wars Trilogy

    Both of these trilogies were f*cking amazing. How no one mentioned Star Wars is beyond me, but oh well..

    The X-Men movies, Spiderman, pretty much anything Marvel was excellent.

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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Please tell me you don't mean the Star Wars prequels? There is no way they belong anywhere near any best films list.

    And I put the Lord of the Rings series in my top 20 when I did my list, I didn't go down that far here though! And frankly how many Oscars it won is neither here nor there, Titanic also won 11 and I wouldn't call that a great film.
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    Gladiator, Spiderman, X-men, Lord of the Rings, Batman Movies, Transformers, Harry Potter, Supertroopers, Grandma's Boy, Sixth Sense, Blood Diamond, The Departed, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Will Ferrel movies

    A have a hard time picking a favorite movie of the year let alone a decade. That added with the was special effects have gone the last 10 years. I know I am forgetting a lot of movies but those are the Movies I actually own from the decade so I actually remember them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiden View Post
    Gladiator, Spiderman, X-men, Lord of the Rings, Batman Movies, Transformers, Harry Potter, Supertroopers, Grandma's Boy, Sixth Sense, Blood Diamond, The Departed, The Pirates of the Caribbean, Will Ferrel movies

    A have a hard time picking a favorite movie of the year let alone a decade. That added with the was special effects have gone the last 10 years. I know I am forgetting a lot of movies but those are the Movies I actually own from the decade so I actually remember them.
    I hope you had fun watching those movies.

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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    And I put the Lord of the Rings series in my top 20 when I did my list, I didn't go down that far here though! And frankly how many Oscars it won is neither here nor there, Titanic also won 11 and I wouldn't call that a great film.
    Y'know what, all I'm hearing is excuses, and excuses just aren't acceptable with something like this.

    Dodie pointed out to me that I didn't mention any Studio Ghibli movies from this past decade. I thought that there weren't any from them that were fantastic... but then again, I forgot The Cat Returns. And to pretend like I am a fan of more sophisticated movies somewhat, I will also agree with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and should probably mention Gran Torino too (an angry old man who growls and swears at everyone is as sophisticated as I get.) Oh yeah, and Once was really good too.

    I didn't say anything before about comedies either, so I will give a nod to Hot Fuzz and Pineapple Express as well. Anyhoo...

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    Inglourious Basterds was one of the first movies in a long long time that I re-watched immediately after I saw it the first time. Haven't seen that mentioned yet.

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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    My favourite is Donnie Darko. It is my favourite film ever, let alone this decade. Donnie Darko is quirky, sometimes funny, generally thrilling movie. It tells a great story, and even lets you make your own interpretations. To me, that is a good film.

    My second favourite would be The Wrestler. As a huge wrestling fan, naturally, I was going to like this. But beyond the wrestling, it tells a heartwarming story of a man that has lost something he loves do to.

    Honourable mentions also go to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Saw and American Psycho

    EDIT* Another film I'd like to nominate would be Requiem For A Dream. I watched it last night, and wondered why the hell I haven't watched it sooner. It is a truly great film, with some gritty themes and amazing acting. Simply awesome.
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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    Please tell me you don't mean the Star Wars prequels? There is no way they belong anywhere near any best films list.
    On the contrary; Episodes II and III were two of the best films of the last decade. They were visually breathtaking, had a relatively decent cast (with the exception of the highly overrated Natalie Portman,) and were cleverly written to adumbrate the original trilogy. I would mention Episode I, but that one actually came out in 1999. Plus it wasn't very good.

    The best film of the last decade, however, would have to be The Departed. But of course, when you have a great director, a great story, and a great cast, you're bound to have a great movie.

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    I think The Wrestler(Aronofski), I'm not at all into wrestling, but this is by far one of the best character films I've seen in a long time.
    I think Bamboozled(Spike Lee) is one of the better satirical films made in quite a while. Though it's themes may (hopefully) lose relevence in the future.
    For Narrative stregth I would have to say Watchmen(Snyder). Though being written in the 80s Im not sure thatit should be considered a film of 'this decade'.

    As for cultural significance. I think Napoleon Dynamite, Avatar, and all the franchises
    (Harry Potter/Matrix/Pirates/LotR/Super Hero films/Saw) will be what people recall from "the 2000s"
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    Pretty much everything Nolan did in past ten years, such as my favorite movie "The Prestige", there's still "Inception", "Memento", "Dark Knight", just to name few. The man is ****ing genius, no doubt about it.

    Excellent decade for movies based on comics, "V for Vendetta", "Spiderman 2", "Watchmen", "X-Men 2", "From Hell"...there was even a great movie based on a game, despite what reviews were saying "Silent Hill" is great movie, true to it's source.

    Animated jewels such as "Ratatouille", "Spirited Away", "Ice Age 3", "Wall - E", "Up", "Monsters vs Aliens"...

    My personal favorites, "American Gangster", "The Ilusionist", "The Butterfly Effect", "Taking of Pelham 123", "Kingdom of Heaven", "The Last Samurai", "Old School", "Pitch Black", "Frost Nixon"...seriously, I could go on forever.

    And of course, who could forget titans such as "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Star Wars II & III", "Matrix II & III", "Star Trek"...

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    these arent really in any particular order, but heres a list of my top 20 for the last decade or so:

    - The Social Network
    - Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
    - The Pacific (i know it isnt a movie, but i wanted to include it)
    - The Hurt Locker
    - Inception
    - The Dark Knight
    - Inglorious Bastards
    - The Prestiege
    - Where the Wild Things Are
    - Lord Of The Rings
    - American Gangster
    - Forgetting Sarah Marshall & Get Him to the Greek
    - Spiderman 1 & 2
    - Kingdom of Heaven
    - Gladiator
    - Watchmen
    - Finding Nemo
    - The Last Samurai
    - The Runaways
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    Re: The best movies of last decade

    Id have to say there are 2 movies that some to mind when i think of the best in along time... the last HULK movie that came out about 2 years ago, and Kickass.... both very action packed, good story line, fantastic actors etc

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    despite what reviews were saying "Silent Hill" is great movie,
    I thought very highly of this one too.
    Solid nerrative, avoided many of the common cleches. Fits in a good amound of subtext. Great art direction.
    Pulls off being a horror film without the usually cheesiness.
    I would have to say this is the only 'good' video game movie I can think of that I've seen.

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    The Matrix (only the first one for me)
    LoTR Trilogy (honestly I think the books are overrated, but the movies were amazing)
    The Prestige
    Watchmen
    Requiem For A Dream
    Man On Fire
    Taken
    Old Boy
    A Beautiful Mind
    300 (I thought it was a masterpiece, crit my choice if u want)
    American History X
    100 Girls (surprisingly its not a porno)
    Cinderella Man
    American Pie 1+2 (others got cheezy fast)
    Blood Diamond (I'm South African, and just loved hearing Leo say "hey bru! this is for my TV!" or "Hey china!")
    Saw 1+2 (while the rest are still great, the first 2 were in another league for me)
    Finding Nemo
    Pirates of The Carribean: Curse of The Black Pearl (I felt they were trying too hard with the characters in the others, overdoing the character quirks a bit)
    The Dark Knight (Not my favourite Batman adaptation, but close)
    Trainspotting
    Human Traffic
    Twilight Saga (just kidding, toilet saga is more like it)
    City of God
    Battle Royale (Read the manga the rewatch it, gives more background info on the characters that just couldn't fit into a movie timeslot)

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    Hero, Pan's Labyrinth, Spirited Away, Slumdog Millionaire. These are just movies I've enjoyed which have fared very well amongst critics as well. I suspect they'll be popular for decades to come, while others will fade away.

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