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Old 12-04-09, 08:03 PM
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Right now it's looking like:

1. Yi Yi
2. No Country For Old Men
3. Synecdoche, New York
4. Werckmeister Harmonies
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. Mullholland Dr.
7. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
8. Pan's Labyrinth
9. In the Mood For Love
10. Spirited Away/The Pianist (not sure yet)

I need to revisit 25th Hour, Children of Men and Desplechin's work before finalizing a list. Basterds, Let the Right One in, ROTK, TWBB and Almost Famous would make a top 20-25 though I don't know what else would fill it.

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Old 12-04-09, 08:46 PM
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1. Spartan
2. The Dark Knight
3. We Were Soldiers
4. Watchmen
5. Batman Begins
6. The Departed
7. Minority Report
8. The Aviator
9. LOTR: Return of The king
10. Snatch
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Old 12-04-09, 10:51 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

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Sorry, but I wasn't stating my opinion, just the fact of what a decade actually is. The numeral integer is immaterial. A decade starts with 1 and ends with 10. By your "math" the first decade would only be 9 years - since a decade, by definition is 10 years, the last year of the first decade is 10AD, and then the second decade starts with 11AD and so on.
A decade is simply a span of ten years. So any span of ten consecutive years can be called a decade. Therefore calling 2000-2009 a decade is just as correct as calling 2001-2010 a decade (or calling 2002-2011 a decade, etc., etc.).

(Yeah, there is a common misconception when talking about the incremental decades since the year 1 AD/CE due to the lack of a year 0. So the 201st decade since then refers specifically to the decade of the years 2001-2010, but it's still not incorrect to call 2000-2009 a decade. Both are valid.)
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

But then it becomes arbitrary and meaningless as denoting a decade covering, say, 1997-2006, which might be a 10 year span, but not a proper decade as it doesn't fit properly within the span of all decades.
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Old 12-05-09, 10:07 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

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But then it becomes arbitrary and meaningless as denoting a decade covering, say, 1997-2006, which might be a 10 year span, but not a proper decade as it doesn't fit properly within the span of all decades.
I don't think there's such a thing as a "proper decade" because you're under the assumption that we should start counting from 1AD, which is in and of itself an arbitrary and meaningless starting point.

I just know that when I say "the Sixties," 1960 is included and 1970 is not.
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Old 12-06-09, 02:20 AM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

In no particular order...my list purposefully does not contain anything from 2009. It's funny how your impressions change over the years as this list includes films that did not "win" my best picture for particular years and excludes films that did in those same years.

Almost Famous: Untitled
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Letters from Iwo Jima
United 93
Slumdog Millionaire
The Incredibles
Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut
Spider-Man 2
Collateral
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Old 12-06-09, 10:36 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

Without giving it much thought and in.no order:

Zodiac
No Country For Old Men
American Splendor
Snatch
City Of God
Sideways
Eastern Promises
About Schmidt
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
There Will Be Blood

The Pianist, The Departed and Hot Fuzz just miss out.

I guess I'm the only one who really liked American Splendor. I never see it mentioned in any "Best of the Decade" lists.

I just realized I left off Eternal Sunshine. Oh well.

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Old 12-07-09, 07:10 AM
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I guess I'm the only one who really liked American Splendor. I never see it mentioned in any "Best of the Decade" lists.

I just realized I left off Eternal Sunshine. Oh well.
I love American Splendor. But like Eternal... for you it just doesn't make my top ten.
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Old 12-07-09, 05:31 PM
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I have noticed that some of the more popular movies are ones I didn't care for. Maybe I just like crap. Anyway, here is how my top 10 would look right now.

1. Gladiator

2. United 93

3. Requiem For a Dream

4. The Departed

5. Lord of the Rings Return of the King

6. Memento

7. Almost Famous Bootleg Cut

8. American Gangster

9. Million Dollar Baby

10. Black Hawk Down

Below the top 10:

Kill Bill Vol 1,2

A beautiful Mind

Mystic River

Minority Report
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Old 12-07-09, 06:40 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

There is no way I am compiling anything resembling an official list. That's just too much effort. However, I am quite confident that the following would be on it (excluding documentaries):

You Can Count On Me (happy to see at least one other mention of this)
Sideways
Michael Clayton
Wit

I have little trouble naming my favorite Pixar movie. It is The Incredibles. It might make my top 10.

Looking at my DVDs and the replies of others, these are also possibles:

The Station Agent
High Fidelity (it really is that good)
21 Grams
The Deep End
Eternal Sunshine...
Gosford Park (not an Altman fan overall but I love this film)
Shaun of the Dead
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Old 12-07-09, 06:52 PM
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1: Requiem for a Dream
2: Sunshine
3: Memories of Murder
4: The Fountain
5: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
6: No Country for Old Men
7: Munich
8: Haute Tension
9: Bug
10: Mysterious Skin
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Old 12-07-09, 09:24 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

did a big write up about the decade of horror movies and included my 10 favorite horror movies and 15 favorites in gneral in my blog http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/...of-decade.html
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Old 12-07-09, 11:12 PM
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These ones come to mind...

The Departed
Good Night and Good Luck
Superbad
Babel
Wonder Boys
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men
The Good Shepherd
Love Actually
High Fidelity


others I enjoyed a lot/thought were good for their genre are :
Man on Fire
Burn After Reading
Sky Captain and the World of Tommorrow
Catch Me if You Can
The Kingdom
The Good German
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Old 12-07-09, 11:41 PM
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Re: So...what does your "Top 10 of this Decade List" look like?

my top ten:

* There will be Blood
* City of God
* Nobody Knows
* Dogville
* Cache
* Little Children
* Fellowship of the Ring
* Y Tu Mama Tambien
* Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
* Spirited Away

honorable mentions - pollock, mystic river, the hours, gosford park, bad lieutenant, 4 months 3 weeks 2 days
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Old 12-08-09, 02:52 AM
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Originally Posted by SethDLH View Post
did a big write up about the decade of horror movies and included my 10 favorite horror movies and 15 favorites in gneral in my blog http://celluloidterror.blogspot.com/...of-decade.html
From your blog "As I write this there are 18 days remaining in 2009" I'm sure you meant 28 days. Which would have been perfect had 28 Days Later been your #1 (as it is mine).

Four of your 10 would make it into my top 10: The Descent, Let the Right One In, REC, and (as mentioned above) 28 Days Later. Even though we don't agree on most of the list, it was a fun read.

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Old 12-08-09, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by dino88 View Post
From your blog "As I write this there are 18 days remaining in 2009" I'm sure you meant 28 days. Which would have been perfect had 28 Days Later been your #1 (as it is mine).

Four of your 10 would make it into my top 10: The Descent, Let the Right One In, REC, and (as mentioned above) 28 Days Later. Even though we don't agree on most of the list, it was a fun read.
Thanks for reading! Believe me there were another 10 that weren't easy to exclude.
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Old 12-08-09, 02:22 PM
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not in any specific order:
1. Garden State
2. Lord of The Rings: Return of the King
3. Crash
4. Amelie
5. Chicago
6. Juno
7. Erin Brocovitch
8. Shrek
9.Walk the Line
10.Up

Additional picks:
Little Miss Sunshine
Shawn of the Dead
Spirited Away
The Queen
Star Wars
Spider Man
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
The Hangover
Slumdog Millionaire
Harry Potter
Ray
Finding Nemo
The Notebook
Lars and the Real Girl
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Wow. People, understand that (while oddly) this decade is from 1999-2009. Therefore, everyone here has missed the most obvious answer to be on any op list of this decade: Fight Club (1999).
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Wow. People, understand that (while oddly) this decade is from 1999-2009. Therefore, everyone here has missed the most obvious answer to be on any op list of this decade: Fight Club (1999).
Whoa.

I didn't know that decades were 11 years long.
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Whoa.

I didn't know that decades were 11 years long.
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Wow. People, understand that (while oddly) this decade is from 1999-2009. Therefore, everyone here has missed the most obvious answer to be on any op list of this decade: Fight Club (1999).
massive fail
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ABOUT A BOY (A great, uplifting film.)

BAD SANTA (Should be considered a Christmas classic, right up there with A Christmas Story, and where in the world did they find that kid that played Thurman Merman...?)

CAST AWAY (Great performance by Tom Hanks and beautiful photography.)

GHOST WORLD (I love EVERYTHING about this film - from the performances to the perfect ending.)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (These three count as one in my book - Simply one of the best trilogies ever made. And, yes, I've read the book a couple of times and am ok with the changes that were made.)

MONSTERS, INC. (After Toy Story, my favorite Pixar film.)

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (Offbeat, lowkey, and laugh-out-loud funny!)

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

SPIDER-MAN (One of the best superhero movies ever.)

STAR TREK (A reboot of one of the most beloved sci-fi franchises that actually worked and was incredibly entertaining.)
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Wow. People, understand that (while oddly) this decade is from 1999-2009.
Quoted for comedic genius.
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BAD SANTA (Should be considered a Christmas classic, right up there with A Christmas Story, and where in the world did they find that kid that played Thurman Merman...?)
I wish I could say that I was appalled by this film, but the truth is I laughed even when I felt bad about laughing. I don't know that it's in my top ten overall, but it may be my single greatest guilty pleasure of the decade.

MONSTERS, INC. (After Toy Story, my favorite Pixar film.)
Really? For me, Monsters, Inc. is the weakest in the Pixar canon. I don't know why, necessarily. Not that you, or anyone else, owes an explanation for your taste, but would you mind sharing what it is about this that resonates with you? Maybe I'm missing something.

O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?
I may have to revise my list to include this; it was sheer fun from start to finish. "Gopher, Everett?" cracks me up every time.

SPIDER-MAN (One of the best superhero movies ever.)
The only thing I'm still not in love with is the Goblin costume. Otherwise, yes, it is pretty solid. It doesn't make my top ten, but I think it would place somewhere in my top 20 list.
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I guess I'm the only one who really liked American Splendor. I never see it mentioned in any "Best of the Decade" lists.
It seems we have quite the same taste in movies, and I haven't seen Kiss Kiss Bang Bang yet, so I'll definetly be checking that one out soon!
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