Though "the task is ridiculous," Brendon Connelly has come up with 10 films from the last decade that will prove influential 20 years down the road. Slashfilm has the list:
- Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow: "On the list for kick-starting green-screen mania."
- The Bourne Ultimatum: A technical triumph for its "running man camera" and its "rapid-fire cross cutting between an alarming amount of different angles."
- Traffic: The film that introduced a "narrative paradigm I think we’ll be seeing a lot of."
- My Big Fat Greek Weeding: A "puff of wind" that allowed the "pseudo-indie wings of studios" to take flight.
- Polar Express: "Motion capture is now here, and is not going anywhere."
- Rushmore: For "stamping Wes Anderson’s style, in its most successful form, onto the broad pop culture."
- The Matrix: For the dubious honor of "badly repackaging the good ideas and techniques of better films and filmmakers."
- Children of Men: It takes "several elements" and brings "them together into long, seemingly unbroken ‘takes.'"
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin: "The acorn from which the grand Apatow oak has grown."
- Coraline: "3D is here to stay this time—no, really."