First, let's get this straight: 2000-2009 is the decade. The 1990's were from 1990-1999. 2010 is the next decade, and it would make no sense to start at 1 rather than 0 for the beginning of a ten year span.
Obviously, these selections bring up hours of debate, or sometimes just minutes depending on the company you keep. Here's a few of my best of the decade selections with brief reasons why:
Best action movie: Gladiator. Russell Crowe is phenomenal in this historical fiction piece bringing to life Ancient Rome and the bloodbaths of gladiator battle. There's a man with nothing to lose and everything to gain, a disgusting villian and he KILLS A TIGER. Cha-ching. Honorable mention: Munich.
Best geek movie: Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers. This is my favorite of the three movies, and I have to admit I enjoyed the trilogy. There were corny parts in all three, and you have to really throw yourself into fantasy world to get into these movies. Great battle scenes and unbelievable story-telling though. Honorable mention: Spiderman.
Best mystery/crime/thriller: The Departed. Martin Scorsese is fantastic. I would imagine the payroll for this movie was larger than Black Friday spending. South Boston accents all over the place, dead bodies flying off rooftops and the classic undercover cop flushing out a rat story. Honorable mention: Traffic.
Best drama: A Beautiful Mind. Russell Crowe, go back to drinking a lot and acting well. Gladiator in 2000, A Beautiful Mind in 2001. Daggum. Honorable mention: Million Dollar Baby.
Best musical/movie: Ray. I'm a Georgia boy, through and through. Jamie Foxx, amazing. Music in this should shake your soul. Honorable mention: Chicago.
Next post, we'll go further into my best of 2000's selections with some music. What's your opinion on my choices? What movies did I miss out on?