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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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.
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.
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.