10 Best Movies Since 2000
The Artist, Hurt Locker, and Lord of the Rings make the list
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2012 3:17 PM CDT
A shot from "The Artist."   (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company)

(Newser) – What are the 10 best movies since the year 2000? Richard Corliss at Time rounds up the greatest film achievements of the millennium so far. Here's a sampling:

  • 10. The Artist, 2011: A "delightfully inventive comedy" and "sustained cinematic inspiration" that rightfully deserved its best-picture Oscar.
  • 6. The Hurt Locker, 2009: This "acutely nonpartisan" war flick had a "fresh, revisionist vision" and was helmed by Kathryn Bigelow, "a smart director of gritty action films."
  • 4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000: Ang Lee assembled three stars from three eras to create "a movie of gravity and buoyancy, of high art and higher spirits. It's contemplative, and it kicks ass."
  • 2. The Lord of the Rings, 2001-2003: Hugely and riskily expensive epics that employed "vision and daring" to make them "among the most satisfying achievements of the new millennium."
  • 1. WALL-E, 2008: Pixar's animated feature has "technical wizardry," "digital sheen," plus a "love story as pure as any in the cinema's first 100 years."
Read the rest of the top 10 here.

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SadieHeldberg
May 23, 2012 5:06 PM CDT
The best movie since the year 2000 for me, was The Lord of the Rings, it is masterpiece. I feel like I am whisked away on an adventure with Gandalf, and Frodo every time I watch the trilogy. I travel frequently on business for Dish; this gives me the opportunity to do most of my research for my film blog. With the upcoming Hobbit film, there is quite a lot of chatter, and Lord of the Rings is a hot topic. I subscribe to Blockbuster @Home so I can stream, or order movies prior to my trips, that way I complete my research before I get home. Then it’s just a matter of writing the article. I know the members of my blog will be thrilled for this mystic topic. I will look into the movies I haven’t seen that you also posted, so thank you for the heads up.
geneparmesan
May 21, 2012 1:12 AM CDT
This list should begin with No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood and you can finish out the rest with who cares.
begi88
May 20, 2012 11:24 PM CDT
This list needs at least 2 Christopher Nolan films on it I say. Pick any two that he's directed since 2000 and they would fit in very well.