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Are These the Top 15 Best Movies Since 2000?

There are countless lists of the best movies of all time, but what about focusing on just this millennium? Over on IMDB, they're listing off "the Top Rated Films of the New Millennium, looking at the 15 films made since 2000 that our users have rated as the best of the new millennium." So, it's not a bunch of snooty critics making these decisions, the list is based on ratings from general IMDB readers.

  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 actually don't have too many major beefs with this list (though, admittedly, I haven't seen a couple of them, like City of God — yes, I know, I know), and there are some inclusions that delight me, like Spirited Away! What say you?

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Moviebuff31190 Moviebuff31190 6 years
Every Movie will have both types(Extremes) of critics. the"Awesum party" and the "Aweful party". So finally it comes down to one's own opinion. I have watched all the above movies and all I can say is LOTR trilogy was too awesum (visually,storywise,plot,actingetc.) . This is my opinion backed by all three major movie departments 17OSCARS,3 billion $ earning, and among top films in all reliable moviesites. Here is my pick 1.LOTR Trilogy 2.Million Dollar Baby 3.No country for old men 4.Departed 5.The pianist 6.Finding Nemo 7.The Dark Knight 8.Ratatouille 9.Amelie 10.The Aviator
sassbidefan89 sassbidefan89 7 years
those are pretty good but there were better movies like lars and the real girls, brokeback mountain, big fish, the curious case of benjiman button, into the wild, snatch, etc...
gingirl gingirl 7 years
Not a bad list. Like Buzz, I haven't seen all of these movies. But I absolutely loved The Departed!! One of my favorites, such a great movie. Not sure if The Dark Night and the LOTR movies should be so far up there.
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
I hate LOTR. INcredibly boring and I honestly think that they're catered to people that enjoy that type of genre - which I don't. I couldnt even get through half of WallE because I thought it was SO boring. Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc are a million times better! I havent seen UP so I can't say- but I really want to!I think Requiem is extremely overrated! Where are Pans Labyrinth, The Fountain and like another poster said DONNIE DARKO!? Those are movies that are extremely thought provoking, visually stunning and overall amazing movies! And not that I think it should be on this list, but one of my most favorite movies of all time is Chumscrubber. If you havent seen it - you should! It's awesome!!
clareberrys clareberrys 7 years
I hate LOTR. INcredibly boring and I honestly think that they're catered to people that enjoy that type of genre - which I don't. I couldnt even get through half of WallE because I thought it was SO boring. Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc are a million times better! I havent seen UP so I can't say- but I really want to! I think Requiem is extremely overrated! Where are Pans Labyrinth, The Fountain and like another poster said DONNIE DARKO!? Those are movies that are extremely thought provoking, visually stunning and overall amazing movies! And not that I think it should be on this list, but one of my most favorite movies of all time is Chumscrubber. If you havent seen it - you should! It's awesome!!
Allyace Allyace 7 years
I never understand how they go about making movies like this b/c film is such a subjective thing. I mean, I love a lot of the movies on this list (Dark Knight, Eternal Sunshine [probably my favorite movie]) but there are others that I think are super overrated (Wall-E, Requiem). And of course some are left off, but that's just the way these polls go (Moulin Rouge being the one that I would definitely have in my top 15).
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Also, an Audrey Tatou movie called Priceless. So it's not as well known as these movies but it's good
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
Come on, Ratatouille was better than all the animated movies on this list.
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
Agree with everything but Dark Knight... Would have liked to see some Little Miss Sunshine or Chicago in there...
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
definitely not a bad list, but its definitely skewed by the male population.i enjoyed the 1st LOTR's, but the others were WAY long. Dark Knight was good and Heath was fantastically creepy, but that's it.WallE is so good b/c it looks like a little kid movie, but its more like a warning to lazy americans. it sneaks in a deeper meaning...i'm happy its on there!!
redchick152 redchick152 7 years
definitely not a bad list, but its definitely skewed by the male population. i enjoyed the 1st LOTR's, but the others were WAY long. Dark Knight was good and Heath was fantastically creepy, but that's it. WallE is so good b/c it looks like a little kid movie, but its more like a warning to lazy americans. it sneaks in a deeper meaning...i'm happy its on there!!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I agree with some and disagree with others. Overall, it's not a bad list.
cibele cibele 7 years
Buzz, you should watch City of God. And as long Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is on the list, I'm okay with it. But Dark Knight does not deserve first place. Memento, Amélie and Requiem are awesome movies.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 7 years
UP!! Loved WALL-E, too. The fact that they could have absolutely no dialogue for half the picture and still keep the audiences attention? Very nice.Also loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Good stuff.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 7 years
UP!! Loved WALL-E, too. The fact that they could have absolutely no dialogue for half the picture and still keep the audiences attention? Very nice. Also loved the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Good stuff.
AllyEm AllyEm 7 years
i think this is a solid list. obviously everyone has their personal favorites, but i agree with a lot of the choices on there
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Fight Club came out in 1999
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Fight Club came out in 1999
PirateKitty PirateKitty 7 years
Where the hell is Fight Club!!!???
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Yeah, well, all you people who are complaining, go to IMDB, register, then vote. There is an absolute dearth of women (and judging by the forums, gay men) on that site. I checked out the stats for LOTR: RotK. Out of almost 316,000 votes, the male/female break down on who voted= Males 227,619 Females 40,625The ratios are pretty similar for all movies across the board of the top 250
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
Yeah, well, all you people who are complaining, go to IMDB, register, then vote. There is an absolute dearth of women (and judging by the forums, gay men) on that site. I checked out the stats for LOTR: RotK. Out of almost 316,000 votes, the male/female break down on who voted= Males 227,619 Females 40,625 The ratios are pretty similar for all movies across the board of the top 250
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