Top Ten Best Movies of the 21st Century

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The Top Ten

1 The Dark Knight 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

This is definitely the best movie of 21st century. Inception is the second. And why the hell am I seeing Twilight in this list? - San_Lakshitha

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2 The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King The 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. - TheSudhanva

World class movie superb!

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3 The Avengers The Avengers

I have watched this movie over and over again.

Bombed it the is should be number 1

Best superhero movie of all time - jeremyelmkies

Avengers assemble

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4 Inception Inception

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

How is this not the best?! Avengers? Seriously? I just can't take these rankings seriously after I see contenders like the hunger games, transformers, and others

Worst movie ever

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5 The Departed The Departed

4th? definitely higher than this!

Great cast great plot great director

GREAT MOVIE!

Should be 2nd, this movie had Jack Nicholson one of the best actors of all time time.

Insane, character driven cast

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6 Gladiator Gladiator

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 story and acting, its really a Jewel, probably one of my favourite movies of all time

Best movie of the century only behind the dark Knight and may be inception

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7 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens V 1 Comment
8 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The 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

amazing

Really?! This is the best move that ever existed and if you can't see that you are stupid just stupid stupid stupid. This is far better than
The dick knight rises garbage.

9 Avatar Avatar

Film technology's leading edge. THIS movie makes me a CGI-man finally. AWESOME story.

Let's go blue people! (No offense if I hurt somebody feeling or something)

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10 Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest Pirates 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.

Why do movie critics hate this film - Harri666

Awesome movie

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The Contenders

11 No Country for Old Men No 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

How is Human Centipede and Pirates of the Caribbean above this?

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12 Transformers Transformers

Transformers is my favourite movie of all time. And the fact that they play my favourite song, Linkin Park's What I've Done, in it makes it even better

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13 The Maze Runner The Maze Runner V 2 Comments
14 Django Unchained Django Unchained

How is this not number 1? And how are there no other Tarantino films in the top 10?

My friend watched the movie, he suggested that I call him Django Freemen

Definitely the best movie I've ever seen, chrisoph waltz plays king schultz amazingly and you have no chice but to love him!

Jamie foxx! Name's enough

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15 Twilight Twilight

NO I thought I'd vote no!

Best love story ever!

Hate it

Amazing movie. It teaches people who don't know how to love, how to love. etc...

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16 There Will Be Blood There 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.

For me, this IS the best film of the 21st century, which deserves a spot in the top 5 on this list. It's ahead of other modern masterpieces like The Dark Knight, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, No Country for Old Men, Nightcrawler, etc.

Triple Oscar winning actor Daniel Day-lewis puts in an exceptional performance in this mind-blowing thriller.

17 Pacific Rim Pacific Rim V 1 Comment
18 Inglourious Basterds Inglourious 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 greatest cast and director for a movie

19 Captain America: Civil War Captain America: Civil War V 1 Comment
20 The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight Rises

Worst movie ever. So disappointing

It wasn't bad. It just wasn't as good as it's predecessor. That's all. This is a great movie. How the hell someone could demand another movie like The Dark Knight (2008)? It's a masterpiece, and the best film of 21st century. - San_Lakshitha

One of greatest pleasure to watch movie. - Raghavbakshiultimate

Amazing plot and finale to an outstanding trio of films. The only thing it lacked in slightly was a sadistic criminal like the Joker.

One of the best movies I have ever seen

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