Top 10 Films of the Decade

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  1. Gojira Prime

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    Got a list? Post it!!!!(!)*

    NOTE: Before reading my list, I want to make sure you don't skip my preface, which is pretty important so here it is:

    Now, look, I obviously haven't seen every movie this decade, and I haven't even seen a lot of the critically acclaimed films this decade, so my list will probably be controversial to some. But bear in mind, these are just opinions, my opinions. If you disagree, then you have every right to. You're not wrong, and I'm not wrong, we just have different tastes, that's all. No harm , no foul.

    Kaiju From the Id: Top 10 Films of the Decade (2000's)




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    A Cereal PS: I'm not trying to plug my blog, I'm just posting what I think are the top 10 films of this past decade, and encouraging others to do the same.
     
  2. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    This is a joke list, right....right? Dear lord please tell I'm right.

    Edit: at least you didn't put Avatar on that list, which is surprising.
     
  3. Dran0n

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    Nice list.
     
  4. Gojira Prime

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    No, I find your comment rather insensitive, sir. And also ignoring my preface about the fact that these are opinions, you don't have to agree with me, etc.

    I had a feeling you would be digging it.
     
  5. AniProwl

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    District 9 and The Dark Knight are on my top 10 of the decade but the decade isn't really over to really give my list. :wink: 
     
  6. smkspy

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    [​IMG]

    I was just giving ya a little ribbing, but props for having the balls to post that list.
     
  7. Gojira Prime

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    Just trying to avoid a flame war. I've seen what can happen when those go down. *shudder*
     
  8. smkspy

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    In the movie forum, it's best to create threads like these with titles like MY top films of the decade. Using "The Top" films of the decades implies that you're applying a more degree of cinematic important and creative value that many of those don't obviously have.

    And I even question using the word top, if you're just gonna list your favorites.

    Sorry, this is the teacher in me trying to stress proper word choice.
     
  9. Gojira Prime

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    Well, I'm not just posting mine, I'm asking other people to post thiers. Thus, I make the title "Top 10 Films of the Decade" instead of "Gojira Prime's Top 10 Films of the Decade." I also do this out of not wanting to look like I'm just plugging my blog.
     
  10. Optimus1986

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    10. Iron Man (2010). Robert Downey, Jr. made this movie great. If it was anybody else playing ol' Shell Head, it would have just simply been something less. But his character mixed with Jon Favreau's direction made a movie that most everyone could and did love.

    9. Spider-Man (2002). After year upon year of legal limbo, Marvel's flagship was heading to the big screen. And on May 3, 2002, I was there. The film itself feels a bit claustrophobic at times, but I was swept away by it and fell in love with it. We were at war, unsure of what was going to happen next, and we had a great escape into the world of Marvel.

    8. Casino Royale (2006). Martin Campbell brought back the Bond franchise not just once with GoldenEye (1995), but twice with this gem. And his choice in Bond was a good one. Sparking controversy all over the Internet (I remember something about "no blonde Bonds"), I knew Craig's turn at playing 007 would at least be interesting. Being a fan of Fleming's novels, I particularly love the evolution of this one.

    7. Open Range (2003). I have watched this movie dozens of times, and for some reason, I never tire of it. I'm still as enthralled and involved with the story line as I was the first time I watched it. Kevin Costner is a good director, and I'm glad he played the lead role himself, as he perfectly conveyed the emotion he was striving for. Robert Duvall was excellent in his supporting role.

    6. The Count of Monte Cristo (2003). Translating a Dumas story is a no-brainer, since his literary works are excellent. But Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce were excellent in their roles. I still remember the previews in the theater and the film itself certainlty did not disappoint me personally.

    5. Elizabethtown (2005). I just adore this movie, from the dialogue, to the atmosphere, to the awesome soundtrack. I feel like driving and visiting my family after I watch this film because it's so much like where I live. Everything about it just absolutely works in my opinion. And it's one of my all-time favorite films, past or present.

    4. Defiance (2008). I don't know if Edward Zwick has ever made a bad movie. Every one I've seen is just simply superb. The story is touching, and it just makes you think. This film about fleeing Jews in WWII was a stunning masterpiece, and I was pleasantly surprised at Craig's performance, as I was a tad apprehensive that he was playing the lead role. I had this fear he was going to be wooden for some reason, but, thankfully, he wasn't.

    3. The Dark Knight (2008). Christopher Nolan is quickly becoming one of my favorite film makers because he has a real talent for it. I, of course, had expectations, especially after Batman Begins (2005), but I did not expect this to be as big and apprehensive as it was. Ledger's performance was a particular treat in my experience. The day I saw it, I caught a matinee and I knew I was in for something epic when the showing before mine let out. Everyone was sighing and saying "Wow. What a movie." And as Joker uttered to Batman in the interrogation room, "Ya didn't disappoint."

    2. The Patriot (2000). I have a special fondness for the Revolutionary War, because as it turns out, I have an ancestor who was a spy for the Americans during the war. I was stunned that Roland Emmerich directed this piece, and still am in a way as it's so far off the beaten path that has been his career. A pleasant surprise to say the least.

    1. The Last Samurai (2003). Just like Open Range, I have watched it scores of times, yet I still mist up at the end. A fascinating character study of Samurai by Edward Zwick. I remember just before this premiered, Turner Classic Movies showed a marathon of Kurosawa films, and that was the night I first saw and fell in love with Yojimbo. The Last Samurai is a phenomenal piece of work and still remains one of my bench marks for good film.
     
  11. Team Jetfire

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    To try and narrow it down to only ten is way too hard for me. Hell, pixar would take up half the list.
     
  12. ZeroMayhem

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    I'd have to give it some thought, but off the top of my head Pan's Labyrinth would certainly make the list.
     

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