My Favorite Movies of the Decade

In alphabetical order, here are my favorite movies….of the decade.

  • Almost Famous
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Children of Men
  • City of God
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Definitely, Maybe
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Incredibles
  • Inside Man
  • Iron Man
  • Let the Right One In
  • Lost in Translation
  • Memento
  • Old School
  • The Prestige
  • Primer
  • Seabiscuit
  • Sideways
  • Superbad

A few notes:

There are no movies on this list from 2009. I actually think that 2009 was a good year for movies–I loved Up, Adventureland, District 9, Up in the Air, and Avatar–but as of now, they’re not decade-long favorites yet. Also, my favorite movie of all time–Fight Club–couldn’t make the list because I saw it first in 1999. Just thought I should mention it.

The theme of many of these movies is that they successfully transported me to a different world and kept me on the edge of my seat. Most of them tug at my heartstrings every time I watch them. The storytelling in them is near perfect (in my opinion).

What do you think? Are there some that you agree with, some that you don’t? What are a few of your top movies of the decade?