Top Ten Best Movies of the 21st Century


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The Top Ten

The Dark Knight
This movie definitely has the most evil villain you can imagine - this guy is crazy. No, actually he isn't: The Joker is nothing more than a bank robber and assassin, but the best one ever "created". Late Heath Ledger justly won his Oscar for the best supporting actor. This movie has the best and most twisted story I know, in which the good guys turn bad and prisoners become heroes. The Batman himself is the Dark Knight who saves lives without anyone saying thank you. This movie shows an unbelievable character development and is just perfect.
I thought good movies were in the past, until I see this one
Never seen so many plots overlapping each other, n finally each every plot superimposed each other to give us great climax
[Newest]You don't even have to like super hero movies to like this movie

2The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
It's unfair to split the Lord of the Rings because Tolkien meant for it to be all one book. And the movies too should truly be considered one massive film, which if it were the case, would EASILY top this list.

Nevertheless, LOTR: ROTK deserves to be #1. Dark Knight is fantastic, and I absolutely love it, but nothing beats the Return of the King.

There was a reason it clean-sweeped the Oscars.
A legendary epic, The Dark Knight was great but Return of the King was a benchmark in history.
Surprised that even when so much had to be covered in so less time - and the movie did last long for more than 3 hours - it still lived up to the high standards of the book. Skillfully made and aptly directed. The actors too have executed their task well.


[Newest]Just powerful film of all time.

People, are you serious? There's no way how any one of they movies are better than inception... Perfect shot... Best storyline I've ever seen... Great acting... Amazing action... Just a perfect movie... It was as interesting as it was confusing but in this movie it is a good thing
I love all the movies above this, but this is my favorite movie. Full of action, but revolved around story. Amazing character development. Even more amazing movie overall.


Love this movie! And human centipede is just plain disturbing..
[Newest]Love love love this movie

4The Departed
4th? definitely higher than this!
Great cast great plot great director

Should be 2nd, this movie had Jack Nicholson one of the best actors of all time time.
[Newest]LOL! I never watched this movie, and Jack Nicholson and Leonardo De? AWESOME!

Hell on earth was not number 1 on the list it's a work of art and for the love of god way twilight number 5. Twilight sucks people
Really! Twilight is above gladiator?! One of the best movies, watched it like ten times and still not bored.
Amazing film, great plot and acting. Definitely worth a watch. 10/10!
[Newest]Not entirely historically accurate, but I was definitely not, NOT entertained!

6Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
A good mix of action adventure and comedy. A stellar cast including Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley all in a well written plot. Defiantly a franchise favourite...
It's a well planned movie. Nice settled and very thrilling.
Quite the thriller. May not be the absolute best but definitely one of them.
Interesting to see twilight here. Cannot imagine who would call it good acting though.
[Newest]This should be number one

7The Avengers
I have watched this movie over and over again.
Best superhero movie of all time


Bombed it the is should be number 1

8The Dark Knight Rises
Worst movie ever. So disappointing
One of greatest pleasure to watch movie.


The Movie is so great. Just can't wait for the sequel.

9The Human Centipede II, Full Sequence
I hate this nasty movie.
I love this movie
How is this in 8th! This movie SUCKS

10No Country for Old Men
You have no idea how brilliant this movie is unless you've seen it. Go fo it - I call it Human Terminator - Part I.


Perhaps the best movie ever! Should be at the very top of this list. This is no "kids" movie like the bat man stuff--I mean come on, are you kidding me?
Scariest non horror movie ever made in my opinion
[Newest]How is Human Centipede and Pirates of the Caribbean above this?

The Contenders

28? Definitely should be higher.

NO I thought I'd vote no!
Apart from the love and all those stuff, there is a wonderful scene of action in the climax. But why isn't the entire Series here.
Nice story, love, action, thrill and even fantasy.

13There Will Be Blood
Amazing actor.. Daniel Day Lewis's performance is brilliant It takes a talented person to make a great film, but it takes an even more talented one to know when to say enough is enough. This is a film by Paul Thomas Anderson that has overshot the runway of movie modernity with something thrillingly, dangerously new...
Besides Mulholland Dr. , this is the best film of the decade. It is a great epic and a great masterpiece with an amazing performance by Day-Lewis. Anderson's seminal film, and one of the best ever made, probably in the top ten and even the top five.
Triple Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-lewis puts in an exceptional performance in this mind-blowing thriller.

14Django Unchained
Jamie foxx! Name's enough
Definitely the best movie I've ever seen, chrisoph waltz plays king schultz amazingly and you have no chice but to love him!

15The Maze Runner

16Pacific Rim

17Pan's Labyrinth
this might be in spanish but you can't pull your eyes from the screen. its a bit bloody but still childish enough to not be considered horror. its an adult fairy tail and has such a good story line.
Gruesome, magical, horrifying, hopeful... There are a plethora of words that could be used to describe this film. The best films have comedy in the mix, but that would ruin this masterpiece. From the very outset, you are in tune with the feelings of this girl as she tries to make her way in hard times and even harder places.
Finally a good movie on this list

18Star Trek
A stunning and hilarious rendition of the old series! Absolutely should be #1! I am confused as to why Twilight is even on this list, not to mention above this incredible movie! Star Trek for life! Can't wait for a sequel!
Really amazing movie. Great casting to play Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew, while still getting our good old Leonard Nimoy! Expecting to see Into darkness up here soon!
13th?!?! Should be way higher than this!

I can't believe that a masterpiece like this is below something as stupid as Frozen. The list should be in this order:
1. The Dark Knight
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
4. Inception
5. Interstellar
6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
7. City of God
8. Spirited Away
9. The Intouchables
10. Memento
11. The Pianist
12. The Departed
13. Gladiator
14. The Prestige
15. The Lives of Others
16. Django Unchained
17. The Dark Knight Rises
18. WALL-E
19. Amelie
20. Toy Story 3
21. Oldboy
22. Requiem for a Dream
23. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
24. Inglourious Basterds
25. A Separation
26. Boyhood
27. Batman Begins
28. Up
29. Downfall
30. 3 Idiots
31. Gone Girl
32. Pan's Labyrinth
33. The Hunt
34. The Wolf of Wall Street
35. The Secret in Their Eyes
36. Gran Torino
37. Warrior
38. V for Vendetta
39. Rang De Basanti
40. Howl's Moving Castle
41. How to Train Your Dragon
42. Rush
43. Into the Wild
44. A Beautiful Mind
45. Guardians of the Galaxy
46. Hotel Rwanda
47. Dil Chahta Hai
48. Finding Nemo
49. No Country for Old Men
50. Mary and Max
51. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
52. Incendies
53. 12 Years a Slave
54. Sin City
55. There Will be Blood
56. The Grand Budapest Hotel
57. Amores Perros
58. Million Dollar Baby
59. Hachi: A Dog's Tale
60. Gangs of Wasseypur
61. The Avengers
62. The Bourne Ultimatum
63. Donnie Darko
64. X-Men: Days of Future Past
65. Infernal Affairs
66. Shutter Island
67. The King's Speech
68. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
69. Ip Man
70. Monsters, Inc.
71. Memories of Murder
72. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
73. The Help
74. Swades
75. Prisoners

20Wreck-It Ralph

21Ender's Game
Sad, but very awesome.


How is this so high? Worst movie.


I did not like this either
How is this so high

23Jurassic Park III
This would have been had you changed the plot but kept the characters excluding The kirbys


25The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
These are all superhero fanboys voting these I mean seriously half of the top ten are fanboy movies!
Hunger games catching fire is way better than the dark night

The only reason this is so low is because a lot of people haven't seen it. This is Christopher Nolan's best work to date, that includes Inception and The Dark Knight. Those are both great movies along with The Prestige and all of Nolan's other movies but Memento is pure genius and the many twists at the end are amazing. The fact that the scenes are in reverse chronological order makes it so that you are just as confused as Leonard (the main character) and makes for some great plot twists. Memento is my favorite movie and anyone who hasn't seen it needs to watch it.
This movie is amazing. Nolan's best for sure. If you haven't seen it watch it.
Watch this film if you haven't seen it.
[Newest]I think this is Nolan's best! One of the best films ever!

27Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Streets

28The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Awesome! Should be first!

29Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The end of a saga that defined a generation

30Almost Famous

31Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

32Star Trek Into Darkness
Awesome action, awesome story line, it really is a must see movie for star trek fans and non-star trek fans

Divergent needs to be higher.
Divergent should be at the top.

34Batman Begins
Just watched it, Just amazed by it.

35City of God

36The Emperor's New Groove
All time favorite disney movie

37Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

38American Psycho


The first Thor was amazing. I didn't get to see the sequels, though.


41Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

42Amores Perros

43Inglourious Basterds
This and ALL the Christopher Nolan films - Memento, Inception, The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins
Proof that Quentin Tarantino movies never get old, because no body gets sick of bloody violence and cursing.

44Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
How Twilight is higher than this is just embarassing.

45Battle Royale

46Iron Man
Best superhero without any god gifted powers. Amazing acting and action.
Iron man is a great step into more modern tech and he is so smart and mr. Downey has no plans to continue after avengers2 he is so cool and is a boss at being tony stark so if he steps down I will bight some ones ear off I mean iron man3 was good but I did not run out of the theater like holy crap what a movie like avengers iron man 4 needs to be the last iron man end because the way that iron man3 ended was not cool so they want us to believe that he's ok and lives somewhere iron man 4 is where the finial stand should be not this oh I'm just going to chuck what's been keeping me alive and I don't care it's a new element what tony are you taking this whole surgery thing seriously I know he's not a collector but I was like what the heck Jon favrou and Shane black get your head out of your butts ok

As far as comedies go, this one is the best.


48Real Steel

49Black Swan

50Before Night Falls

One of the best horror movies ever.
It changed my view for horror movies... The whole series keeps you glued
Gory but good movie
[Newest]Best ever horror movie

It was really great. It interested me so much. I enjoyed it.




55Mystic River
Mystic River or Shaun of The Dead. Mystic River was acted Perfectly. It was directed with Clint Eastwood's typical flair. It was... the best movie of the last 10 years.


Should be #2 behind Lord of the Rings. Amazing film!


57The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

58Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
If there's one movie that realistically delves in this relationship business, it's the eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Beautiful, poetic, subtle and moving. This is the "Inception" of chic flicks or any other romantic movie
After watching this, there is a sunshine in my life. ,
Most original movie since "Fargo"

59Melancholie Der Engel

This scared me but I can be a wimp but still a really good movie.
Vote for this...
Seriously this is one of the best movies ever...

61Billy Elliot

62Life of Pi
Good ending and beautiful film, should be above half the list

63Ichi the Killer

64Wrong Turn
I love them all its scary I mean I would of never thought of that and yes I have them all but 6 hopefully there is a 7 one!

65Just My Luck



68Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I love the book and I love the movie too!
It should at least be there in the top 20 list. This movie is a cool movie
What this movie is awful how is it on this list? Are you guys 12?

69Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

70The Girl Next Door (2007)

71Iron Man 3
A fantastic movie of robert downey jr.

72Hannah Montana The Movie

73The Hangover

74The Golden Compass


76How to Train Your Dragon
This movie is awesome... Especially Toothless

77Gangs of Wasseypur

783 Idiots
I like 3 idiots because in this film comedy, romance and free life and also the formulaue of success

79The Simpsons Movie


This is one of the best, most beautiful (and brutal) movies I've ever seen. This should definitely be in the top ten!
And If you haven't seen it yet, PLEASE, DO NOT WATCH THE REMAKE! IT IS CRAAAP!

82The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
Not released yet, but I have read the books and have seen the previews and it looks to be amazing.


83Cast Away

84The Others

85The Pianist

Creepy sikk
Dis film is like well good man-dem, I got me a well big semi when I watched it. One of my fave films of all time. Its bangin'.

87Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

88Matrix Reloaded

898 Mile
The best realist life story I've ever watched plus its Eminem

Come on people this movie dominated the entertainment world...

91Freaky Friday

92The Informers

93The Cell

94The X-Files: I Want to Believe

95Moulin Rouge!

96Gangs of New York

97Silent Hill

98Man on Fire

99The Town

100Zero Dark Thirty

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