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Your 100 Greatest Movies Of The 21st Century


Mar 6, 2014
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Got the idea from the latest cover of Empire magazine (never read it) but it makes for a good question, now that we are 20 years deep in to this century what 100 films would you pick that stand out to you as the very best or your absolute favourites so far. (Doesn't need to be any specific order as I imagine that would make a list like take days or even weeks to finish.)

I have split mine in to a few different sections to make it less of a wall of text.

1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
4. Batman Begins
5. The Dark Knight
6. Dark Knight Rises
7. Spider-Man
8. Spider-Man 2
9. Spider-Man 3
10. X-Men
11. X-Men 2
12. X-Men: Last Stand
13. Captain America
14. Captain America: Winter Soldier
15.Captain America: Civil War
16. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl
17. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
18. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
19. Transformers
20. Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon
21. Transformers: Age Of Extinction
22. The Avengers
23. The Avengers: Age of Ultron
24. The Avengers Infinity War
25. Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
26. Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets
27. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
28. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire
29. Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix
30. Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

Single Superhero Movies
31. Iron Man
32. Avenger's: Endgame
33. Ant-Man
34. Wonder Woman
35. Guardians of the Galaxy
36. Watchmen
37. V For Vendetta
38. Logan
39. Shazam
40. Constantine
41. Joker
42. The Punisher
43. Deadpool
44. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Sets Of Two
45. The Matrix Reloaded
46. The Matrix Revolutions
47. Thor
48. Thor: Ragnarok
49. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
50. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
51. X-Men: First Class
52. X-Men: Days of Future Past
53. Hellboy
54. Hellboy: The Golden Army
55. Jurassic Park
56. Jurassic Park: the Lost World

57. Toy Story 3
58. The Incredibles
59. Finding Nemo
60. Monsters Inc
61. Kung Fu Panda
62. The Emperor's New Groove
63. Atlantis: The Lost Empire
64. Wreck-It Ralph
65. Shrek
66. Shrek 2

67. Rush Hour 2
68. This Is The End
69. Tropic Thunder
70. School of Rock
71. Team America
72. Pineapple Express
73. Dude Where's My Car?
74. Hot Tub Time Machine
75. Austin Powers: Goldmember
76. Anchorman
77. Get Him To The Greek
78. The Interview
79. Wedding Crashers

Random Personal Favourites
80. Catch Me If You Can
81. The Adjustment Bureau
82. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
83. True Grit
84. The Town
85. Django Unchained
86. Casino Royale
87. Hero
88. Gladiator
89. Van Helsing
90. The Prestige
91. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
92. Lawless
93. Training Day
94. Man On Fire
95. Bad Boys II
96. Phonebooth
97. Collateral
98. King Kong
99. Troy
100. Pacific Rim

Look forward to hearing what your 100 would be.
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Im actually rather surprised there was only 1 error:funny:

Yeah, not bad!

Anyway, I decided to try this out, as well. I don't have the same patience to divide my picks into categories, but here they are in alphabetical order. I also made sure to stay true to the title and include only movies which were released since January 1st, 2001, so literally the 21st Century:

21 Jump Street
25th Hour
3:10 to Yuma
A History of Violence
A Quiet Place
American Gangster
Atomic Blonde
Attack the Block
Baby Driver
Batman Begins
Big Fish
Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Blade Runner 2049
Blood Diamond
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Catch Me If You Can
Cloud Atlas
Deadpool 2
District 9
Donnie Darko
Edge of Tomorrow
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ex Machina
Get Out
Gone Baby Gone
Gone Girl
Gran Torino
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
In Bruges
Inglorious Basterds
Iron Man
Iron Man 3
It: Chapter One
John Wick
Jojo Rabbit
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Mad Max: Fury Road
Matchstick Men
Million Dollar Baby
Minority Report
Old School
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Pan’s Labyrinth
Pineapple Express
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Silver Linings Playbook
Sin City
Smokin’ Aces
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Star Trek
The 40-Year Old Virgin
The Bourne Identity
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Rises
The Departed
The Guest
The Hangover
The Incredibles
The Interview
The LEGO Movie
The Machinist
The Nice Guys
The Prestige
The Social Network
The Wolf of Wall Street
This is the End
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Up in the Air
V for Vendetta
We Own the Night
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Young Adult

By the way, when putting together this list I noticed I have yet to see so many 21st century movies. There are other I HAVE seen and probably would be a good fit, but that I would have to rewatch to make a SINCERE assessment.

P.S.: To all "Lord of the Rings" fans out there. I know it's one of the best and most influential trilogies out there, and masterful filmmaking (especially the first one, IMO), I just don't share the same enthusiasm for it. Simply a matter of taste.
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