WTYM's 50 Best Movies of the 00s (2000-2009)

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1.
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader. (160 mins.)
Director: Andrew Dominik
“ While not flawless, it is the singularly most captivating story captured on film of this generation. Andrew Dominik paints a gripping and heartfelt portrait of a man's life through its various angles and lenses. By the time you realize what's happened, it's too late. ” - wokhedinn
 
2.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Charlie Kaufman's love story is full of equal parts whimsy and sincerity. Carrey and Winslet bring to life this story so perfectly its impossible to look away. ” - wokhedinn
 
3.
Memento (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle. (113 mins.)
“ Christopher Nolan's debut feature is unquestionably his best, a fluid examination of memory, reality, and identity. Pearce is phenomenal as the vessel for Nolan's brilliant script. ” - wokhedinn
 
4.
Donnie Darko (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
“ Richard Kelly blows minds with this sci-fi romantic superhero tragedy that explores themes of adolescence, morality, personality and mental disorder, destiny, and time through 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds of a boy's life in suburban Virginia. ” - wokhedinn
 
5.
Big Fish (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Tim Burton culminates his talents with this precious and romantic story about a man's life and his son's attempts at trying to reconcile who his father truly was. The story comes to life in ways only Burton could achieve. ” - wokhedinn
 
6.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ Pixar creates arguably the greatest animated feature of all time. WALL-E is as beautiful visually as it is written. Pixar finds such deep and developed characters through the guise of a seemingly silent film, building meaning that harkens back to the very best storytelling of Chaplin and Keaton with deeper heart and understanding. The subplot paints a poignant picture of human apathy and its detrimental results. ” - wokhedinn
 
7.
The Departed (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston. (151 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Martin Scorcese's remake of the Gun-Fu Infernal Affairs takes all the original's greatest attributes and covers it with a gloss of grit, pessimism, and character that was previously lacking. DiCaprio, Nicholson and Damon are triumphant as the film's principal characters. ” - wokhedinn
 
8.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy... (140 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Lucas' conclusion to the epic Star Wars saga plays out with a bang. Tremendous action sets play starkly against a deep a tragic character study of Anakin Skywalker. As Skywalker fails to cope with the forces around him he can't control, the world around him begins to crumble in a tremendous third act that rivals the best of the original trilogy. ” - wokhedinn
 
9.
Unbreakable (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
“ M. Night Shamylan paints his masterpiece with this unnerving character study. Willis and Jackson play such beautiful juxtaposition of each other and as the film builds to its inevitable conclusion the viewer can't help but look on aghast. ” - wokhedinn
 
10.
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep. (102 mins.)
“ Darren Aronofky's suffocating depiction of addiction is as visceral and absorbing as anything ever caught on film. Ellen Burstyn gives the performance of a generation. Aronofsky's innovative directorial techniques advance the medium in ways few other films can. ” - wokhedinn
 
11.
Almost Famous (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Cameron Crowe's bizarre examination of celebrity, friendship and love follows a young, aspiring journalist on tour with dying rock band Stillwater. Its many characters discover a lot about each other and even more about themselves as the film spirals to its dynamic climax and bittersweet conclusion. ” - wokhedinn
 
12.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ Robert Rodriguez brings Frank Miller's iconic comic book franchise to life flawlessly. From cast to script to cinematography, Rodriguez brings it all. Though some may find fault in Miller's comic book dialogue, Sin City is as noir and pulpy and cliche as anything of this ilk should be. ” - wokhedinn
 
13.
The Village (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. (108 mins.)
“ A first viewing of M. Night Shamylan's visual masterpiece may leave viewers confused and betrayed. But beyond Shamylan's trademark smoke and mirrors is a thick atmosphere filled with tension and longing that few films achieve. Every shot is framed beautifully and every line delivered with meaning. ” - wokhedinn
 
14.
Screwed (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped. (81 mins.)
“ Screwed is a deliriously zany comedy carried by the deadpan brilliance of Norm MacDonald, offbeat sensibility of Dave Chapelle, and dark and random humor of Danny DeVito. Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (That Darn Cat, Ed Wood, Problem Child) deliver the perfect script as a place-setter for the inane absurdity that unfolds from minute one. ” - wokhedinn
 
15.
Road to Perdition (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living. (117 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Road to Perdition is as triumphant and tragic as storytelling gets. Tom Hanks is brilliant as a father pushed into a corner trying to salvage what he can out of his life. The screen adaptation of Max Allan Collins' (Dick Tracy) graphic novel loses a lot of the comic approach and goes for a straight-edged darkness that swirls around the film in almost noir atmosphere. ” - wokhedinn
 
16.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ The first of the Lord of the Rings trilogy is undoubtedly the best. From its magnificent ensemble cast to its dazzling special effects, the Fellowship of the Ring is a film you can't ignore in any capacity. Future films of the trilogy grow increasingly meandering and fluffy, but Fellowship captures the perfect mood and pacing for a feature film. ” - wokhedinn
 
17.
Team America: World Police (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love. (98 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
“ Matt Stone and Trey Parker (South Park) find the perfect direction for their satire, skewering Hollywood, Washington, and anything else that gets in their way with the marionette action comedy romp. Rarely does a movie elicit as many out-loud laughs as Team America. ” - wokhedinn
 
18.
X-Men 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces. (134 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ The middle child of the X-Men trilogy is easily the finest of the group. X2 plays out almost like the Empire Strikes Back of the three films. Bryan Singer gives each character their own identities and points of view tied fluidly into the grander scheme, and the film ends on such an uneasy and precarious note its hard to not immediately rewatch and pay the utmost attention. ” - wokhedinn
 
19.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ Gore Verbinski Americanized the cult Japanese horror flick Ringu into a modern horror masterpiece and arguably one of the last truly provoking horror films to come out in America. ” - wokhedinn
 
20.
Finding Neverland (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ As sincere as filmmaking gets. Finding Neverland is a tremendous tale about the power of imagination and friendship and the consequences of what happens when we let these things go. ” - wokhedinn
 
21.
Spider-Man (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ Sam Raimi's Spider-Man adaptation reignited the superhero genre into the billion dollar beast its become today. Raimi's blueprint still stands out as one of the best comic book movies. While there are plenty of flaws surrounding the adaptation, the film as itself is crafted brilliantly with a great protagonist/antagonist relationship and tremendous characterization. ” - wokhedinn
 
22.
Man on Fire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect. (146 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
“ Tony Scott's modern update on the Man on Fire novel breaks itself down into two equally parts. The film's first hour builds a tremendous relationship between John Creasey (Denzel Washington) and Lupita Ramos (Dakota Fanning). Creasey rediscovers meaning in his life, only to have it stolen from him. Enter the film's second part, a devilish and cutthroat action flick that stands out as one of the most visceral and visually compelling to date. ” - wokhedinn
 
23.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
After Homer accidentally pollutes the town's water supply, Springfield is encased in a gigantic dome by the EPA and the Simpson family are declared fugitives. (87 mins.)
Director: David Silverman
“ The Simpson's Movie is one of those rare occasions where a script finds itself so perfectly its hard to find fault anywhere. From the first frame to the last, The Simpsons Movie packs an ingenious number of laughs paired with the sincerity that often is missed or too heavy-handed in comedies. ” - wokhedinn
 
24.
Michael Clayton (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy
“ Michael Clayton is one of those films that's hard to capsule. Is it a thriller? A crime drama? A character study? A battle between good and evil? It may be all of these things. It may be none. Tony Gilroy's magnificent script and daring eye (the film is his directorial debut) keep you on the edge of your seat until the film's deflating conclusion. The wind won't be taken out of your sails for lack of execution, but rather such flawless execution there's nothing left to do but exhale. ” - wokhedinn
 
25.
A Serious Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking. (106 mins.)
“ The Coen Brothers usually delve into esoteric, black comedies. A Serious Man is the epitome of this theme. The film follows a man looking for meaning in life but seems bombarded with chaos around him. It's hard to make much of anything is A Serious Man, yet it's easy to make something out of everything simultaneously. The film builds into a tremendous conclusion that will leave even the most hardened of viewers asking "What the hell?" ” - wokhedinn
 
26.
Avatar (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. (162 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ James Cameron's visually stunning tale of discovery is worth every sentence of praise its earned. Cameron's story builds itself so perfectly with every scene and every moment paying itself off into one of the best third acts in the history of film. Despite some dry dialogue and cliches abound, Avatar hits so many home runs its astounding Cameron could be this good of a filmmaker. ” - wokhedinn
 
27.
Up (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway. (96 mins.)
“ Following up WALL-E, Pixar hit another home run with the Pete Docter/Bob Peterson film Up. Up does so many different things and does all of them so spectacularly well its hard to find fault anywhere. Ultimately, Up is carried by its marvelous characters and their heartfelt journey together, the core of great storytelling. ” - wokhedinn
 
28.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate "Captain" Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. (143 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ What could have been a mediocre cash in on Disney branding, Pirates of the Caribbean became an instant action classic full of marvelous sets and intriguing characters. While a series of increasingly subpar sequels followed, there's no denying the raw splendor that comes with watching The Curse of the Black Pearl. It's as inventive and imaginative as any big budget action film dared. ” - wokhedinn
 
29.
Matchstick Men (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A phobic con artist and his protg are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the former's teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly. (116 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Nicolas Cage and Alison Lohman are perfect in this thriller-drama-comedy directed by the great Ridley Scott. Its thrilling pace and plot serves as a cover up to its deeper human drama that unfolds so abruptly its nigh impossible to see coming. ” - wokhedinn
 
30.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
“ While Vol. 1 was Tarantino's love letter to his Japanese inspirations, Kill Bill Vol. 2 is his masterwork, a courageous blend of action and character that culminates into a crushing finale. While Tarantino's wit and style are on full display, its the depth of his characters that truly set Vol. 2 apart from the rest of his films. ” - wokhedinn
 
31.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. (102 mins.)
“ Stallone goes back to formula with Rocky Balboa, bringing his Rocky franchise full circle as Balboa returns to his roots while facing his end head on. Rocky Balboa is filled with as much hope, determination and sincerity as the first Rocky, a film less about a fight and more about a man. ” - wokhedinn
 
32.
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (120 mins.)
“ Danny Boyle's Bollywood inspired drama fuses the perfect script with equally perfect production design. While so many films that tackle challenging issues end depressingly or flat, Slumdog Millionaire dares to be triumphant and in its success comes a deep warmth few other films offer. ” - wokhedinn
 
33.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padm, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi. (142 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ The middle child of the Star Wars prequel trilogy is the most action packed and riveting. While some of the dialogue and acting (I'm looking at you Hayden Christiansen) leave much to be desired, Lucas makes up for it with his brilliant sets and marvelous visuals. And in spite of everything, the core of the film is the triumphant building of the relationship between Padme and Annakin, setting up for a daunting conclusion in Episode III. ” - wokhedinn
 
34.
The Prestige (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
“ The Prestige offers a building descent into madness and the extreme lengths a person will go to for revenge. A first viewing will prove much less enjoyable as the viewer tries to solve the puzzle, which for the most part isn't very puzzling. Repeat viewings highlight the insanity behind Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale and Nolan's mesmerizing portrayal of them. ” - wokhedinn
 
35.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
“ Steven Soderbergh takes the rat pack classic and updates it with a pacing and style that's hard to ignore. The ensemble cast is as inspired as any put together, overshadowed only by the taught and clever script. ” - wokhedinn
 
36.
Revolutionary Road (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
“ Revolutionary Road paints a terrifying portrait of a couples' attempt to break from the bondage of conformity in the 1950s and its ultimate destruction on their sanity. Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Michael Shannon all give award worthy performances. ” - wokhedinn
 
37.
The Wrestler (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle. (109 mins.)
“ Darren Aronofksy's examination of Randy 'The Ram' Robinson takes an almost documentary approach that add a thick layer of realism to this story of a broken man who sacrifices everything. While the film gained considerably buzz for Mickey Rourke's performance (which is nothing short of amazing), its the films brutal story and bittersweet sentiment that turns this from a great performance into a great film. ” - wokhedinn
 
38.
Garden State (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (102 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
“ Zach Braff created the seminal indie dramedy of the decade with Garden State, a perfect blend of wry wit, quirkiness and hidden candor. Natalie Portman steals hearts with her portrayal of Sam, the beacon of honesty in a world of apathy. ” - wokhedinn
 
39.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son. (119 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ The Life Aquatic may be Wes Anderson's best work. While earlier Anderson films allowed the director to flesh out his style, it's on full alert here in ways that can't be described, only witnessed. Beyond Anderson's intriguing style, the script is equal parts dry humor and brutal drama, constantly swinging the pendulum back and forth to never let the audience fully get comfortable. ” - wokhedinn
 
40.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (166 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ A true definition of epic filmmaking, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button spans many years and many moods as its titular character grows from an old man to a dying youth, experiencing life seemingly backwards. Button tries to tackle issues of humanity, love, knowledge, and wisdom and while it doesn't always succeed it does so far more often than not. ” - wokhedinn
 
41.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ The Bourne Identity put Doug Liman and Matt Damon on the map as Hollywood action heavyweights. Built around its strong source material, The Bourne Identity weaves a thrilling spy story into a great character study that examines the nature of identity and our ability to change it. ” - wokhedinn
 
42.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall. (101 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
“ Zack Snyder landed on the map with this action packed remake of George A. Romero's classic zombie flick. While Snyder's remake might lack the sharp social cometary of Romero's original, it makes up for it with stunning sets, a terrific cast and visceral, tense action that never relents. Snyder paints a truly suffocating portrait with his use of both zombies and humans and imminent threats. ” - wokhedinn
 
43.
Stardust (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. (127 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
“ In typical Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Neverwhere) fashion, Stardust tells an elaborate fantasy where an ordinary person tumbles into the world of the extraordinary. Though often whimsical, Stardust survives past its charm with a dark and passionate underbelly. ” - wokhedinn
 
44.
High Fidelity (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Rob, a record store owner and compulsive list maker, recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ John Cusack and Stephen Frear's Americanized adaptation of the Nick Hornby (About a Boy, Fever Pitch) novel hits the nail square on the head. Charming and funny, High Fidelity's inner monologue drives its way through a cast of characters as equally unique as they are lost. The film may be most notorious for cementing Jack Black squarely on the map as record store nitwit Barry. ” - wokhedinn
 
45.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Million Dollar Baby leaves you with a sinking feeling in your gut that no other film could muster. The film stands alongside the best Clint Eastwood has made. ” - wokhedinn
 
46.
Slackers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
When geeky Ethan discovers three fellow students scamming the examination system, he blackmails them to win over the college's most popular girl. (86 mins.)
Director: Dewey Nicks
“ As ridiculous as comedy gets. Slackers is a Jason Schwartzman vehicle accompanied by a diverse cast of Devon Sawa, Jamie King, Michael Marona (Pete and Pete), Laura Prepon and a young Jason Segel. If you're not sold on the cast, Schwartzman plays Cool Ethan and carries around a doll made of Jamie King's hair. Instant comedy. ” - wokhedinn
 
47.
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Sparks fly when spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice? (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ Joe Wright's feature debut gives a visually arresting adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. ” - wokhedinn
 
48.
Amélie (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Amlie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
“ Amelie is so light and fluffy yet so deviously rich and powerful. I dare anyone to not like this movie. ” - wokhedinn
 
49.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Ang Lee's phenomenal film about love and belonging is carried by a tremendous foursome of Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Anne Hathaway and Michelle Williams. Brokeback Mountain features some of the best cinematography you'll ever see. ” - wokhedinn
 
50.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opra House. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ Joel Schumacher's screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical fires on every cylinder. Stunning cinematography, delirious costume and production design, and enthralling art direction. ” - wokhedinn