Favourite Movie From Each Year Of The 2000s

Next up…we come to the 5th thread in the Favourite Movie Series.

This one is for the 2000s and what a great decade it was (imho)

The rules are simple…pick as many as you like as long as you nominate a favourite :slight_smile:

So here’s my effort:

2000 Almost Famous (Honourable mentions to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Gladiator; High Fidelity and Remember The Titans…wow, what a great year)

2001 Black Hawk Down (Honourable mentions to LOTR: The Fellowship of The Ring; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Serendipity)

2002 The Bourne Identity (Honourable mentions to 8 Mile; Gangs of New York; Hero; Insomnia; LOTR" The Two Towers; Road to Perdition and We Were Soldiers)

2003 LOTR: Return of the King (Honourable mentions to Kill Bill; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Underworld)

2004 House of the Flying Daggers (Honourable mentions to Before Sunset; The Bourne Supremacy; Downfall; Hotel Rwanda and Kill Bill 2)

2005 Batman Begins (Honourable mentions to Jarhead; Kingdom of Heaven; Munich; The Proposition and Sin City)

2006 Casino Royale (Honourable mentions to Blood Diamond; The Da Vinci Code and The Departed)

2007 The Bourne Ultimatum (Honourable mentions to Hot Fuzz; Shooter and We Own The Night)

2008 The Dark Knight (Honourable mentions to The Hurt Locker; Ip Man and Traitor)

2009 The Blind Side (Honourable mentions to Angels & Demons; Avatar; The Hangover and Inglourious Basterds)


I see you love a good franchise.

2000 - American Psycho
Hon. Mentions: Gladiator/Memento/Chopper/Brother/Battle Royale

2001 - Training Day
HM: Zoolander, Blow, The Fast & the Furious

2002 - The Pianist
HM: Gangs of New York

2003 - Lost in Translation
HM: Kill Bill Vol. 1/Old School

2004 - Kill Bill Vol. 2

2005 - Wedding Crashers
HM: Batman Begins/A History of Violence

2006 - The Departed

2007 - There Will Be Blood
HM: Superbad/No Country for Old Men

2008 - The Dark Knight
HM: Departures

2009 - The Hurt Locker
HM: Inglourious Basterds

NB: I’ve included ‘The Hurt Locker’ as my 2009 pick, Swoods. Even though it was released at a few film festivals in 2008, it wasn’t released in the States and globally until 2009 onwards.


I love good movies…don’t care if their part of a franchise or not


2000 - Amores Perros
2001 - Amélie (my fave film of the decade)
2002 - City Of God
2003 - Lost in Translation (despite moving to Japan the same year, I saw this at a cinema on holiday in Paris in early ‘04. It was confusing as hell walking back onto the street afterwards.)
2004 - Before Sunset (my fave of the trilogy)
2005 - Good Night and Good Luck
2006 - The Lives Of Others
2007 - No Country For Old Men
2008 - The Dark Knight
2009 - (500) Days Of Summer


Fantastic movie, Jez-san. Sofia Coppola nailed her second directorial effort. A film of ethereal beauty. Wonderful casting and performances. Great soundtrack.

I still trip out that we moved to Japan in the same year. 16 years is a long time.


I am shocked!

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On the shelf above my desk, PP2. Collector’s item. No, it’s not for sale. :grin:


Another great decade.

2000 - Sexy Beast/Battle Royale
HM - In the Mood for love, Memonto, Amores Perros, Chopper, JSA

2001 - Mullholland Drive
HM - Fellowship, Donnie Darko

2002 - City of God
HM - Road to Perdition, Rabbit Proof Fence

2003 - Memories of Murder
HM - Oldboy, Touching the Void, A Tale of Two Sisters, Identity

2004 - Before Sunset
HM - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Notebook, Downfall, Sideways

2005 - Brokeback Mountain/Cache

2006 - Children of Men
HM - The Prestige, The Host

2007 - No Country for Old Men
HM - Zodiac, There will be Blood, Gone Baby Gone, Atonement, and about 30 others(great year).

2008 - The Dark Knight
HM - The Chaser, In Bruges

2009 - The Secret in their Eyes
HM - Mother, A Serious Man, A Single Man, Revanche


2000 - Sn*atch
HM - Chopper, Memento, High Fidelity

2001 - Donnie Darko
HM - Enemy At The Gates, The Royal Tenenbaums

2002 - Adaptation
HM - Bowling For Columbine, The Ring

2003 - Kill Bill Vol. 1
HM: Old School

2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
HM: Kill Bill Vol 2, Anchorman, Shaun of The Dead

2005: Lord of War
HM: Sin City

2006: Borat
HM: The Departed

2007: No Country for Old Men
HM: Superbad, Juno

2008: the Dark Knight
HM: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder

2009: Inglourious Basterds
HM: The Men who stare at Goats, Avatar


2000 - requiem for a dream
2001 - Donnie Darko
2002 - Gangs of New York
2003 - kill Bill
2004 - The Incredibles
2005 - 40 yo virgin
2006 - the Departed
2007 - there will be blood
2008 - the dark knight
2009 - Avatar


Strange that no ones mentioned the dark knight


I was going to go with Twighlight, but thought it was better to stay hidden in the crowd.

Donnie Darko, High Fidelity, Eternal Sunshine… couldn’t even get some of my favourite movies in my list.

Anyone who doesn’t have the dark knight as their top choice for 2008 can tongue my nuts


Arguably the best film of the decade.

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I like Donnie Darko (directors cut) but,
2001 Shrek


In my top 5 of all time.

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A week ago, I took a 7 hour road trip with the little fella. First DVD he requested via my car’s sat navi system was Shrek. Murphy, as the donkey, was so fckn funny. I almost crashed. :joy: