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Top 13 BEST Movies of the 2000s…In No Particular Order!

And we are back with the Top 13 BEST Movies of the 2000s, in no particular order. A slew of movies came out during this decade. It was the TRUE introduction to modern graphics, stories, and CG affects. This is going to be a tough countdown, because I loved so many movies from this decade, just like the 1990s.

Top 13 BEST Movies of the 2000s

1. Taken (2008)

Taken

Liam Neeson’s huge return to the big screen after his wife’s death was astounding. He’s gorgeous and a badass, despite his age! The description IMDb gives is “A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.”

2. Gladiator (2000)

Gladiator

Great film score, great story, great acting. A wee bit long, but still amazing. The description IMDb gives is “When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor’s corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.”

3. Avatar (2009)

Avatar

The highest grossing film in the history of movies, and I understand why! Visually astonishing, great storyline, and full of romance, action, and intrigue. The description IMDb gives is “A Paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.”

4. Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek

I’ve always appreciated this franchise because of my father, but this updated version featuring Chris Pine was entertaining, funny, and choked-full of action! The description IMDb gives is “The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.”

5. Big Fish (2003)

Big Fish

This movie was either loved or hated. I walked a fine line for many years, but now I find it soothing to watch and full of imagination. The description IMDb gives is “A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.”

6. Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice

What a great remake of this book, movie, story. Keira Knightley is amazing and Matthew Macfadyen makes one of the most swoon-worthy Mr. Darcy’s EVER. The description IMDb gives is “Sparks fly with spirited Elizabeth Bennet meets single, rich, and proud Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy reluctantly finds himself falling in love with a woman beneath his class. Can each overcome their own pride and prejudice?”

7. Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually

One of the best movies ever. I usually don’t like movies or stories with multiple characters intertwined, but this story is smooth and full of laughter and love. The description IMDb gives is “Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.”

8. Iron Man (2008)

Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr has forever ruined this role…because NO ONE will ever be able to match his charisma or acting. He’s funny, gorgeous, and PERFECT for this part. The description IMDb gives is “After being held captive in an Afghan cave, an industrialist creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight against evil. This leads him to conflict within his own company.”

9. Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko

A twisted, dark film that shows just how far cult films will go. The description IMDb gives is “A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.” Gary Jule’s “Mad World” also became a world hit!

10. Mamma Mia! (2008)

Mamma Mia

A fun musical that will have you coming back for more! The description IMDb gives is “The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA.”

11. Transformers (2007)

Transformers

The movie that started it all. Yes, there were cartoons before, but this rendition of a classic animated story blew up the world. From toys and lunch boxes, to costumes, Transformers was a HUGE hit!. The description IMDb gives is “An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.”

12. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

A Beautiful Mind

Russel Crowe delivers a powerful performance that has resonated with me for many years. The description IMDb gives is “After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.” Twists and turns galore!!

13. Stardust (2007)

Stardust

Robert De Niro as the flamboyant Captain Shakespeare? Superb! Full of fun, romance, and action…and I just happened to watch it this morning! The description IMDb gives is “In a countryside town bordering on a magical place, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he’ll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.”

The 2000s brought about a HUGE improvement with graphics, sound, and screen orientation. Movies nowadays make movies from 10 years ago look obsolete. The 2000s started this phenomenon and it has only gotten better! All of this information was found on IMDb. Make sure to check out my Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1980s and the Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1990s.

Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1990s…In No Particular Order!

And we’re back with the Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1990s…in no particular order. The 1990s brought about chick music, Nirvana, and a slew of movies based on books, TV shows, and vivid imaginations. My “true” decade is the 1990s, since this is the decade I can really remember from growing up. Below are my favorite movies of the 1990s, all equally loved.

Top 13 BEST Movie of the 1990s

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption

What a powerful, beautifully made film. This is in the top of ALL movies I’ve watched. The description IMDb gives is “Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.” Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman give performances of a lifetime.

2. Dazed and Confused (1993)

Dazed and Confused

Even though this movie was based in the 1970s, I was terrified this would be high school when I got there lol. The description IMDb gives is “The adventures of incoming high school and junior high students on the last day of school, in May of 1976. Funny, drugs, good damn music…and a young, HAWT Matthew McConaughey.

3. Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump

Yes, I know this is one of the most popular movies in history, but I LOVE it. The description IMDb gives is “Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.” Great music, awesome storyline, and some of the best acting I’ve ever seen from Tom Hanks.

4. Se7en (1995)

Se7en

Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Envy, Wrath, Pride, & Lust. The description IMDb gives is “Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.” Suspenseful, intriguing, and exciting!!!

5. The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix

Seriously the COOLEST movie of the 1990s. I was amazed the first time I watched it, and to this day, it remains one of my favorites!! And Keanu Reeves makes the hottest Neo in the world. The description IMDb gives is “A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.”

6. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You

What a bittersweet movie, especially with hunky Heath Ledger gone from this world. But still one of my faves!! The description IMDb gives is “A new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does.” Funny and romantic movie that melts my heart!

7. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins ROCKED his roll as Hannibal, a cannibal with a twisted mind. The description IMDb gives is “A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.” Sick, twisted, entertaining fun!

8. Clueless (1995)

Clueless

Hilarious, fashion, and romance all tied up in this fun film. The description IMDb gives is “A rich high school student tries tries to boost a new pupil’s popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.” Alicia Silverstone is PERFECT for her role, as is Brittany Murphy (another we lost too soon).

9. The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

What an emotional roller coaster that has stretched decades. The description IMDb gives is “The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges; a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.”

10. Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day

A great classic. I’ve watched it SO many times and can quote it almost word for word The description IMDb gives is “The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Man’s best weapon is the will to survive.”

11. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve watched it a million times, and I’ll watch it a million more!! The description IMDb gives is “A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.” A timeless classic that will forever be in my favorites.

12. The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element

Bruce Willis and Mia Jovavich have amazing chemistry, while the movie is hilarious and full of action! The description IMDb gives is “In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.”

13. Now and Then (1995)

Now and Then

A classic favorite for all little girls. The movie I fell in love with Deven Sawa. The description IMDb gives is “Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.”

There you go, the Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1990s, in no particular order. I know I’m missing a ton, like Deep Impact, Armageddon, and many others, but I’ll try to include them on future posts of my Top 13. And if you haven’t already checked it out, My Top 13 BEST Movies of the 1980s is up as well! All of this information was deemed from IMDb.