Top Ten Best Movies of the 21st Century

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1
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
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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.
this one, end of discussion.

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3The Departed
4th? definitely higher than this!
Great cast great plot great director

GREAT MOVIE!
Looove this movie Leonardo DiCaprio was perff and Matt Damon

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4Inception
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.

Jammer196

Love this movie! And human centipede is just plain disturbing..
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5Pirates 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...
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.
It's a well planned movie. Nice settled and very thrilling.
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6The Human Centipede II, Full Sequence
How is this in 8th! This movie SUCKS

7The Dark Knight Rises
Worst movie ever. So disappointing
Best Movie of All Time
The Movie is so great. Just can't wait for the sequel.

8Gladiator
Really! Twilight is above gladiator?! One of the best movies, watched it like ten times and still not bored.
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
Amazing film, great plot and acting. Definitely worth a watch. 10/10!
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9No 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.

redgedawson

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

10Django 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!

The Contenders

11There 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.

12Avatar
28? Definitely should be higher.

13Oldboy

14Star 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!
Spock is in it. Need I say more...
The second one is good too, wonder why is not in the here. BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
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15Saw
One of the best horror movies ever.
It changed my view for horror movies... The whole series keeps you glued
I like saw film

16Pan'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.

17Maleficent
How is this so high

18Jurassic Park III
This would have been had you changed the plot but kept the characters excluding The kirbys

19Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

20The Tree of Life

21Antichrist

22The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Awesome! Should be first!

23The 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

24Memento
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.
Watch this film if you haven't seen it.

25The Avengers
Bombed it the is should be number 1
I have watched this movie over and over again.
This is my 5th Favorite Movie. Madagascar is Number 4, Alvin and The Chipmunks are Number 3, Wreck it Ralph is Number 2, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid is Number 1.
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26Memories of Murder

27Star Trek Into Darkness
Awesome action, awesome story line, it really is a must see movie for star trek fans and non-star trek fans

28Divergent

29Martyrs

30City of God

31The Chaser

32Batman Begins

33Ichi the Killer

34Twilight
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.
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35The Girl Next Door (2007)

36Inglourious 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.

37Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

38The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

39Transformers

40Iron Man
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 friking element what tony are you taking this whole surgery thing serisly 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 buts ok
Best superhero without any god gifted powers. Amazing acting and action.

41Melancholie Der Engel

42Blue Is the Warmest Color

43Superbad

44Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The end of a saga that defined a generation

45Mystic 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.

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46Ichi 1

47Coraline

48The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

49Eternal 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"


50Life of Pi
Good ending and beautiful film, should be above half the list

51Wrong Turn

52Iron Man 3
A fantastic movie of robert downey jr.

53Spirited Away

54Just My Luck

55A Serbian Film

56Holes

57Hannah Montana The Movie

58The Hangover

59Hugo

60Diary of a Wimpy Kid
I love the book and I love the movie too!

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

62Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

63The Pianist

64Heartbreakers
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'.

65Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

66Matrix Reloaded

67The Golden Compass

68300

69How to Train Your Dragon

70Gangs of Wasseypur

71The Simpsons Movie

72Frozen

73Freaky Friday

74The Informers

75The Cell

76The X-Files: I Want to Believe

77Moulin Rouge!

78Gangs of New York

79Silent Hill

80Man on Fire

81The Town

82Zero Dark Thirty

83Source Code

84Looper

85District 9
Still a better love story than Twilight... No matter how much "action" (refer to Twilight comments) there is...

86Man of Steel
The start of this movie might be rushed but when we get to the action it is nothing that you have ever seen. Imagine superman fighting with all his powers against his enemies. Well this is IT!

8721 Jump Street
ONE OF THE BEST FILMS EVER

88The Fighter

89(500) Days of Summer

90Grown Ups 2

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

92I Dreamed of Africa

93Tamara

94The Legend of Zorro

95Prison Break: The Final Break

96The Hurt Locker

97Leap Year

98127 Hours

99The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

100Argo

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