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What, in your opinion, is the best movie of the past decade or so?

I nominate A beatiful Mind.

by Anonymousreply 7201/09/2013


by Anonymousreply 101/07/2013

I'd say a big no to that. Despite that movie, pretty much the whole culture is still a slave to Adam Smith.

by Anonymousreply 201/07/2013

I loved LOL R1.

by Anonymousreply 301/07/2013

Magic Mike

by Anonymousreply 401/07/2013

Jesus, I'm so old I was going to say "American Beauty," or "Out of Africa." But they are older than ten years.

Wow . . . I really don't know. I can't come up with anything good enough.

by Anonymousreply 501/07/2013

"Mulholland Drive" (2001)

"Kill Bill Pt. 1" (2003)

by Anonymousreply 601/07/2013

Brokeback Mountain

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by Anonymousreply 801/07/2013

Broken Sky

by Anonymousreply 901/07/2013

Your rules are sloppy. What is "a decade or so"? Your example is 12 years old. I'm going to take advantage of the vague timeline restrictions and go with:

The Talented Mr. Ripley

by Anonymousreply 1001/07/2013

V for Vendetta

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by Anonymousreply 1201/07/2013

Match Point

V for Vendetta

by Anonymousreply 1301/07/2013

Congrats R8 for being even more ridiculous than the OP. Crash will always sting as the worse BP winner since Shakespeare in Love, with a Beautiful Mind being the runner up IMO.

by Anonymousreply 1401/07/2013

LOL? A Beautiful Mind is a wonderful film...WTF?

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by Anonymousreply 1701/07/2013

I'd say it's a tie between Mulholland Drive and LOTR trilogy, District 9 and Billy Elliot. I know, it's a big tie.

by Anonymousreply 1801/07/2013

I really liked the deconstruction theme of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Inception, and Memento, the movie that affected me the most was "Requiem for a Dream" even though it was such a downer and depressed the hell out of me, I thought it was brilliantly made and Ellen Burstyn's performance was magnificent.

by Anonymousreply 1901/07/2013

Since we are being flexable, I'd say, The Matrix.

by Anonymousreply 2001/07/2013

Motorcycle Diaries.

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by Anonymousreply 2201/07/2013

Burn After Reading

by Anonymousreply 2301/07/2013

The Reader

by Anonymousreply 2401/07/2013

R19 - agree with all of those.

by Anonymousreply 2501/07/2013

I have to agree with Milk, only because of Sean Penn. Incredible performance.

by Anonymousreply 2601/07/2013

If we're talking Hollywood movies, it's "Mulholland Drive". No contest.

by Anonymousreply 2701/07/2013

Donnie Darko

by Anonymousreply 2801/07/2013

The Departed

by Anonymousreply 2901/07/2013


by Anonymousreply 3001/07/2013

Loved this years Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Life of Pi. Two of the best movies I've seen in years. I would also say Up is in there as well. Inception was pretty genius.

by Anonymousreply 3101/07/2013

The German film "Three". One man tops another man and it's the first time I've seen it portrayed correctly outside of a porn movie.

by Anonymousreply 3201/07/2013

The Lives of Others. Ghost World. I saw Finding Nemo recently in 3D and it gets better with age. Of course Up is a great movie also...

by Anonymousreply 3301/07/2013

Black Swan

by Anonymousreply 3401/07/2013

I would say Lost in Translation. It's a very meditative film.

Foreign I'd say Volver and Amelie.

by Anonymousreply 3501/07/2013

Keep the Lights On


Black Swan


The Deep Blue Sea

The Artist


Nostalgia for the Light

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia


The Secret in Their Eyes

Summer Hours

The Orphanage

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Pan's Labyrinth

The Science of Sleep

The Man of My Life

The Lives of Others

Children of Men

Marie Antoinette

Black Book

Time to Leave

Nobody Knows

Mysterious Skin


Before Sunset



I'm Not Scared

by Anonymousreply 3601/07/2013

Munich and Into The Wild have stuck with me.

by Anonymousreply 3701/07/2013

I love a good comedy, so for me it's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Still watch it sometimes and I still burst into laughter. So whip smart, so hilariously wicked and off beat funny.

by Anonymousreply 3801/07/2013

Titanic r30? First, that was in 1997. Second, it was a sappy film for the mass.

by Anonymousreply 3901/07/2013

Y Tu Mama Tambien.

by Anonymousreply 4001/07/2013

School of Rock

by Anonymousreply 4101/07/2013

No contest:

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (2001)

(2001 may have been the last great year of cinema including indies on their last gasp: "Mulholland Drive", "Amalie", "Ghost World", "Royal Tennenbaums", "In the Bedroom", "Monster's Ball", "L.I.E.", "Y Tu...", and, yes, "A Beautiful Mind" which both fooled me (that second act twist) and moved me.

by Anonymousreply 4201/07/2013

No Country for Old Men

by Anonymousreply 4301/07/2013

Talk to Her

by Anonymousreply 4401/07/2013

El Laberinto Del Fauno Das Leben Der Anderen The Matrix

by Anonymousreply 4501/07/2013

Enter The Void

The Prestige

Children of Men

The Ten

by Anonymousreply 4601/07/2013

There Will Be Blood

Savage Grace

by Anonymousreply 4701/07/2013

Honey Boo Boo Gets a Boil Lanced. Very dramatic and well acted. Sooo much better than the usual fare out of Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 4801/07/2013

Sunshine of the Spottless Mimd was my fave of the past decade. Personal choice. No reason why.

by Anonymousreply 4901/07/2013

There Will Be Blood.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

by Anonymousreply 5001/07/2013

I would happily sit next to r42 at the lunch table.

I'll nominate "The Invention of Lying" (2009)

by Anonymousreply 5101/07/2013

The White Ribbon


by Anonymousreply 5201/07/2013

Black Swan

by Anonymousreply 5301/07/2013

Throwing my hat in for Mulholland Drive.

Still think about it.

by Anonymousreply 5401/07/2013

No country for old men.

The social network.

Brokeback mountain.

by Anonymousreply 5501/08/2013

Bright Star

I Am Love

Jane Eyre

Femme Fatale

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Summer Hours

Monsieur Lazhar

by Anonymousreply 5601/08/2013

Requiem For A Dream

The White Ribbon

Burnt Money

by Anonymousreply 5701/08/2013

Burnt Money was good.


by Anonymousreply 5801/08/2013

[quote] 2001 may have been the last great year of cinema

How pretentious

by Anonymousreply 5901/08/2013

Brokeback Mountain

Black Swan

The Social Network

by Anonymousreply 6001/08/2013

Bad Education

Eternal Sunshine

Enter the Void

Black Swan

Synechdiche, New York

by Anonymousreply 6101/08/2013

What a dopey thread.

by Anonymousreply 6201/08/2013


by Anonymousreply 6301/08/2013

Sorry R63 but Zodiac was such a bore

by Anonymousreply 6401/08/2013

I kind of liked it.

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by Anonymousreply 6601/09/2013

I think "Precious" was an important film and I'm glad it was made. Top five.

by Anonymousreply 6701/09/2013

Best of Youth - an Italian movie, apparently released in theaters but more of a mini-series.

Along the same though - I Am Love, another Italian film, with Tilda Swinton.

by Anonymousreply 6801/09/2013

Momento (too old?)

Life is Beautiful (too old?)

Looper was great

Children of Men


by Anonymousreply 6901/09/2013

Damn I forgot There Will Be Blood and The Hurt Locker

by Anonymousreply 7001/09/2013

The Notebook

by Anonymousreply 7101/09/2013

Talk To Her

Mulholland Drive



Match Point

Brokeback Mountain

American Beauty

Best movie starring Meryl Streep: Adaptation

by Anonymousreply 7201/09/2013
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