To those who have a job where they sit at a computer all day, spending most of their time rummaging through the internet in a quest to try and pass the long hours, you have probably noticed a trend. This is the time of the year when many of the most popular news sources like Newsweek, USA Today, and Time magazine put out their top ten lists. But since this is the end of the decade they have taken this holiday tradition to the next level. Nothing is spared as you can read the top ten lists about everything from movies, music, to worst political gaffes of the decade. Since I have to work these next two weeks with nothing really to do here at the library, I thought I would take the initiative and make some of my own top ten lists. Everyone who reads this should feel free to comment, contribute and even disagree with any of these lists because this is just the world according to Tyler.
As I've started to formulate some of these lists the first thing that jumps out at me is how much time I have on my hands, second how hard it is to narrow these things down! But don't worry loyal readers, I've pushed through the pain and with the help of my good friend Wikipedia, I have my first list.
The top ten films of the 00's
I should probably give some kind of reasoning to my madness but honestly I don't really know if I have any solid criteria. I think one of the things that makes a great movie is its re watchable value. Can you watch the same movie multiple times and still think its awesome. Also of these movies remind me of a certain time in my life that was fun or important I put them in. Some of these movies may not have won many awards but hey, this is my list and I can do whatever I want!
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Say what you want about the last two films in this trilogy but the first was the best! I remember seeing it my freshman year in the theater and then seeing it three more times once it came to the dollar theater. This movie is just plain fun, great acting, amazing actions scenes and one of the funniest scripts out there.
2. The Dark Knight (2008)
I think one of the best things about this movie was taking my cousin to see it about a week after he got home from his mission, needless to say I think he is still traumatized to this day! Its easy to dismiss this film as just another comic book movie but just like ogres it has layers. For me it talks about the post 9/11 world we live in and the difficult choices we have to make. Not to mention it has some of the best action scenes I have ever seen and through in Heath Ledgers Joker and you have a great movie.
3. Finding Neverland (2004)
I didn't seen this one until I got back from my mission but it was worth the wait. It was just a solid movie, from the story, cinematography, acting, I loved just everything about it.
4. Minority Report (2002)
The first film on the list from my favorite director, Steven Spielberg, Minority Report is another film you just can't think of as Sci Fi because there is so much more to it than that. Its like a modern day Raiders of the Lost Ark.
5. The Emperors New Groove (2001)
One of the lesser known Disney Cartoons but still hilarious and with a nice message at the end.
6. Hitch (2005)
Hitch is one of those movies that always seems to be TNT but you still watch it every time. In my opinion its the best chick flick of the decade, I mean it has the great Will Smith in it, what more do you need? Whenever I watch the part where Albert gets up the nerve to kiss Alegra and throws his inhaler away, I think of Cam, hamming it up in his Senior year video, priceless!
7. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Yes I know there are a few inappropriate parts but with clear play its all good!
8. The Incredible s (2004)
Can Pixar make a bad movie? I think not!
9. Gladiator (2000)
"Are you not Entertained!!!!"
10. Casino Royal (2006)
The best James Bond to date, this is one of my favorite movies because its the rare "guy flick" that Jody will actually watch with me.
10b. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
How can anyone not love this movie. Boy meets girl, Boy gets sold into slavery, Boy loses girl, Boy finds girl and wins who wants to be a millionaire. Pretty good if you ask me.
UP (2009) Balled like a baby during the first five minutes. Shrek 2 (2002) The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), Star Trek (2009) WALLE (2008) Bruce Almighty (2003), 3:10 to Yuma (2007) Avatar (2009)
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