Movies Best movie of the last decade?

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Mirage, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Alright this other thread got me thinking, what is the best movie of the last decade?

    Sui said it was Batman Dark Knight.

    I disagree wholeheartedly. I'm going with "The Matrix". It was extremely influential and groundbreaking. It was the movie that ended the 90's with a HUGE bang and set Hollywood up for what people wanted to see in 2000+.

    The Matrix for me hands down.

    Runners up for me:

    1. Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
    2. Casino Royale (up there but certainly not the best)
    3. Pirates of the Caribbean 1

    I will add others if I think of them. I'll have to check IMDB and get a list of the popular movies in the last 10 years and see if I missed any of my favorites.

    For me though, The Matrix was the best movie of the last 10 years of movies.

  2. dDave

    dDave Guardian of the Light V.I.P.

    The matrix was great as well as star wars, pirates of the Caribbean, some of the james bond movies, etc.

    But I definitely think that The Lord Of The Rings trilogy as a whole is the best movie of the last decade I just really enjoy those movies a lot more than any other movies that i have ever seen.
  3. Wade8813

    Wade8813 Registered Member

    All the ones you guys mentioned were very good, but The Dark Knight was still better. A great combination of action, humor, great acting, and a lot of surprising scenes.

    Also worth mentioning was the X-Men movies (at least 1 & 2), the Bourne movies, Oceans 1-18, and 3:10 to Yuma. I know there's others I'm forgetting...
  4. SuiGeneris

    SuiGeneris blue 3

    Alright I'll make this fair. First and foremost I don't think you can put any trilogy as a top movie. After all it's the best movie, not the best movies grouped together that tell a story. Secondly, if you look at any LOTR individually without taking into consideration the other two movies, it's not all that compelling. I mean granted, I was a huge fanboy of the movies. I saw each movie multiple times in the theater, in fact, that was the last movie I've seen in theater's multiple times until TDK. Acting in LOTR was above average, I'll agree with you, however, no actor lost himself in the role. There was no one you could say "this is only Legolas, this is not Orlando Bloom." Out of the movies you listed though, I think this has the closest chance of being true. Best directed movie out of the three.

    The Matrix: The matrix was ground breaking in movie making. That is true, it broke a lot of barriers, and introduced America to a whole new level of sci-fi. Almost on the level of star wars. However, if you really look at the acting in the Matrix it really wasn't that impressive. Can you really say that The Matrix was one of the best acted movies in the last decade? Thats like saying that Sammy Sosa could was the best home run hitter of all time. He's not bad, but no where near the best. Acting is crucial in movies, yeah it was cool, yeah there was a lot of actions, explosions, and yeah some crazy people actually thought the movie was real, but it was not the best movie of the decade.

    PotC: Is actually a good choice. Acting wasn't bad at all. Johnny Depp did an amazing job, and Orlando Bloom was actually pretty believable. Theres not too many bad things I can say abuot this, but I don't think you can place it above TDK.

    TDK: My reasons for this, beyound anything else is acting. The script was written beautifully, acting was superb. If anyone tries to say that Heath ledger didn't do a good job as Joker...I'll laugh. It was one of the most believable performances I've ever seen. Like Kevin smith said it wasn't so much as watching Ledger portray Joker as it was Ledger losing himself to Joker. Christian bale, for all intensive purposes was a great batman. No he wasn't as amazing as Ledger was with joker, but he wasn't sloppy or bad at all. Back to the script for a second, it was the first time a super hero was shown as truly vulnerable. The writers of TDK did more than juts make a good little fan flick, they made a story with a plot that went beyound good always prevails. Something no other flick in your top three can claim. It actually delved into human emotion, vulnerability, and the constant struggle to do whats right. I can't say enough about this movie, and no it's not because I'm just one huge fanboy it was a ligitmately great movie. Great acting, great writing, and great visual effects. It delivered better than anyone expected.
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I really need to see this TDK to find out if it's just pure hype. So far, I haven't seen anyone say bad things about it, so it must be really good. Unfortunately I have to wait ten more days to see it (it's not yet showing here).

    Right now, I can only think of the Bourne series. I liked that much better than the Pirates, Matrix, LOTR, or even Harry Potter (even if I'm a big HP fan).
  6. Boredie

    Boredie In need of Entertainment

    The HP movies were not that great. As a fan I enjoyed them because I like seeing the books I enjoy come to life, but I wouldn't say they were the best.
    As to the best movie of the last decade, the only one that comes to mind of the movies that I've watched is Armageddon.
  7. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I've got a tie between American Beauty and City of God.

    Both are incredibly powerful films with strong messages.
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  8. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    Lord of the Rings trilogy pwns all. Excellent novel/story, special effects and very well-rounded cast.

    I would've said Star Wars but that would kinda entitle the thread to be about the last 3 decades.
  9. Rectify88

    Rectify88 Registered Member

    I really couldn't give just one film, I might be able to give a top 5 but other than that nothing really sticks out for me.
  10. Italiano

    Italiano Film Elitist

    Really? Groundbreaking? Influential? I wouldn't exactly go that far. It has it's psychological and Freudian references, more original than most movies that came out for it's time, but it wasn't a phenomenal masterpiece.

    I wouldn't put any of the other three up there either aside from Casino Royale and even that still stands a good distance from those that surpass it.

    THE DEPARTED is one that I'd put near the top along with BATMAN BEGINS.

    Both are (more or less) nicely wrapped packages with greatly written stories and oddly enough both technically remakes.

    TDK is becoming the #1 contender for a lot it seems. I put it far up there but I think it could have been improved significantly if it was to even stand a chance as head honcho. So many key characters were downplayed so much it was disappointing.

    Two that go hand-in-hand are the infalarious SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ (and yes, I made that word up). My favorite zombie movie and strangely teasing action satire with previous pop-culture references used with enough merit that Jason Friedberg and Arron Seltzer should kill themselves.

    Either way I'm not even sure I can even decide on a #1. Too many excel in different aspects of what they accomplish entertainment wise and snobby film student wise.

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