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 Post subject: Top 15 Films of the New Millennium
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Top 15 Films of the New Millennium
by John Nolte

Using reader scores, IMDB ranked their top 15 films produced since 2000. Other than “The Departed,” which along with “Mystic River,” “Crash,” “Crash,” and “Crash,” ranks in the top 5 over-rated films of ever, there’s little to quibble over. Taste is a subjective thing.

My personal Top 15 are ranked as my favorites always are — based on nothing more than re-watchability. “Rocky Balboa” might not be better written, photographed or acted than any number of films not on this list, but I’m going to watch it a helluva lot more, that’s for sure.

1. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - Ever since the lights came up after that first screening, like a drug this lyrical, gorgeously photographed piece of myth-making has tugged me back for another taste. This isn’t easy to admit, but I think I admire Andrew Dominik’s directorial debut even more than John Ford’s “Young Mister Lincoln” (1939), which it resembles in so many ways. Were this also a listing of the greatest performances of the new millennium, Casey Affleck’s portrayal of Robert Ford would rank #1, as well.

2. The Passion of the Christ (2004) - Easily, the purest and rawest emotional cinematic experience I’ve ever had. The Left’s bigoted, venomous attacks combined with the film’s eventual blockbuster success were almost as satisfying as the re-election of George W. Bush. (more…)
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Interesting list.

I guess it must have been made a couple weeks ago because "Inglorius Basterds" and "District 9" rank 8th and 9th respectively on the top 200 list for films made after 2000.

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AngryOldMan wrote:
Interesting list.


I guess he was going for variety.

From what I saw, missing from his top 35, that would likely be in mine: Mystic River, There Will Be Blood, Children of Men, Donnie Darko, Frailty, Blackhawk Down. Probably a few less serious films that don't immediately come to mind.

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AngryOldMan wrote:
I guess it must have been made a couple weeks ago because "Inglorius Basterds" and "District 9" rank 8th and 9th respectively on the top 200 list for films made after 2000.


It's his own list, not the imdb version.

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My personal Top 15 are ranked as my favorites always are — based on nothing more than re-watchability


A claim i find doubtful, some of the movies on that list aren't even moderately re-watchable by any standard.

The actual list is here:

http://www.imdb.com/features/poweroffilm/?ya

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. City of God (2002)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
5. Up (2009)
6. Memento (2000)
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
8. WALL·E (2008)
9. Amélie (2001)
10. The Departed (2006)
11. The Lives of Others (2006)
12. The Pianist (2002)
13. Spirited Away (2001)
14. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
15. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

~ I'll take objection to Wall-E and Up straight off. IMO Finding Nemo (2003) and Shrek (2001) were better both as movies and animations.


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Big Hollywood is a conservative site, some of the reviews show his anti liberal bias.

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Hated City of God.

I would say that Up is the best Pixar film....certainly the first 10 minutes was the best animated sequence ever to be shown, IMO.

Blackhawk Down was very good.

No Country for Old Men? Maybe....


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The Dark Knight? Highly overrated, IMO.

I am surprised to see 'Eternal Sunshine' and 'Requiem' on there....great movies.

I liked 'Memento', even though it gave me a friggin headache.

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If I had to pick one movie for the millennium it would be "The Lives of Others". A masterpiece IMO.

The glaring omission would be "Downfall".

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I liked 'Memento', even though it gave me a friggin headache.


I loved that movie but was very confused as well. Have you ever seen "Following"? A low budget movie made by Christopher Nolan in London about 2 years before he made "Momento". Quite good as well.

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The most original thing I've seen in a while is one where a girl keeps dreaming about being kidnapped and murdered. This is a major spoiler, but the twist is she's actually the serial killer himself. He's in hell, and hell is him reliving the life of his victim. It's two hours of her (him) trying to figure out if there's a way to keep her nightmares from coming true until she finds out she is actually the guy who killed her. Can't remember the name of it. :oops:

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AngryOldMan wrote:
If I had to pick one movie for the millennium it would be "The Lives of Others". A masterpiece IMO..

interesting you would say that, as you are, i'm assuming , very far removed from that culture and what happened in the DDR. The movie was positive in the sense it showed that even the most jaded gestapo/Stasi operative could develop a conscience when eavesdropping on people who were more human and real than his his own miserable function in a police state.
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The glaring omission would be "Downfall"

good movie, somewhat . never saw the dubbed version. even in the german version, IMO it failed to really capture the morbid atomosphere in that last week in Berlin 4/24-5/2. the urban combat scenes , despite low budget not filmed in Berlin, were not so bad. Goebbels was pisspoor acting, make-up stupid. Bruno Gantz as Hitler was good, but no morbid pathos, relying on the secret Finnish tape of that Mannerheim-Hitler conversation to earn his keep as an actor


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