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]This is so GOOD! , the Joker was amazing!

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]I don't understand why this isn't #1. I mean, it really is the BEST. ♥

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!

5The Human Centipede II, Full Sequence
I hate this nasty movie.
I love this movie
How is this in 8th! This movie SUCKS

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...
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.
[Newest]Why do movie critics hate this film


7There 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.

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!
[Newest]Not entirely historically accurate, but I was definitely not, NOT entertained!

9The Dark Knight Rises
Worst movie ever. So disappointing
The Movie is so great. Just can't wait for the sequel.
Best Movie of All Time
[Newest]One of greatest pleasure to watch movie.


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

11The Avengers
I have watched this movie over and over again.
Bombed it the is should be number 1
Best superhero movie of all time


12Mulholland Dr.

28? Definitely should be higher.

14The Tree of Life

15Django 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!

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!

17Love Exposure

18Pan'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

19The Maze Runner

20Star 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

21Pacific Rim

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!

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.

24Wreck-It Ralph
Amazing, funny, epic, original. It took place in a video game. First movie to do that.
It had a great storyline.


25Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl

26Jurassic Park III
This would have been had you changed the plot but kept the characters excluding The kirbys

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

How is this so high? Worst movie.


How is this so high

29Ender's Game
Sad, but very awesome.


30The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Hunger games catching fire is way better than the dark night
These are all superhero fanboys voting these I mean seriously half of the top ten are fanboy movies!

31City of God

32Melancholie Der Engel


34The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Awesome! Should be first!

35Memories of Murder

36The Inland Empire

37Star Trek Into Darkness
Awesome action, awesome story line, it really is a must see movie for star trek fans and non-star trek fans


39Batman Begins
Just watched it, Just amazed by it.

40The Chaser

41The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers

42The Emperor's New Groove
All time favorite disney movie


44Inglourious 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.


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


47Ichi the Killer

48Iron 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

49Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

50The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

51Toy Story 3

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


53Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The end of a saga that defined a generation

54The Girl Next Door (2007)

55Blue Is the Warmest Color

56The Human Centipede

57Real Steel

58Mystic 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!

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


60The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring

61Eternal 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"

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

63Ichi 1


65Lost In Translation

66Wrong Turn

67Spirited Away
Never got tired of watching this

68Just My Luck


70Diary of a Wimpy Kid
It should at least be there in the top 20 list. This movie is a cool movie
I love the book and I love the movie too!
What this movie is awful how is it on this list? Are you guys 12?

71Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

72Iron Man 3
A fantastic movie of robert downey jr.


74Hannah Montana The Movie

75The Hangover

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

77The Simpsons Movie

78A Serbian Film

79The 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.


80The 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'.

82Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

83Matrix Reloaded

84The Golden Compass


86How to Train Your Dragon

87Gangs of Wasseypur

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


90Freaky Friday

91The Informers

92The Cell

93The X-Files: I Want to Believe

94Moulin Rouge!

95Gangs of New York

96Silent Hill

97Man on Fire

98The Town

99Zero Dark Thirty

100Source Code

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