It’s probably the ultimate movie for Millennials – a sensationalized story about the creation of Facebook. But no, there’s a mobile phone. The films are ordered chronologically and alphabetically by decade. In this most twisted of love stories, a pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri) poses as maid to a wealthy heiress (Kim Min-hee). It’s the story of a workaholic management consultant (Sandra Hüller) whose embarrassing dad turns up unannounced for the weekend wearing joke-shop false teeth. From "The Raid" to "District B13," this is a list where direct-to-DVD can be a good sign. A film of mayhem and fury, three stories intersect around a car crash in which one of the passengers is a champion fighting dog. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). CS Read the review, Edward Yang’s final film is a delicate domestic miracle: the story of one family seen through the perspectives of the father, the son and the daughter. CC Read the review, A sprawling drama that functions both as an excoriating treatise on the nature of poverty in Lebanon, and an idiosyncratic drama in which a child takes his parents to court for their ill-treatment of him. A cinema of awkwardness, wielding a scalpel on the well-to-do middle classes, was born. CC Read the review, A beautifully shot observational documentary about the continuing humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean: the lethally dangerous boats that carry refugees from Africa and end up on the Italian island of Lampedusa. Sure, there’s humor. With Bourne now back, we thought it was the perfect time to take another look back at the recent history of the genre, and so we’ve expanded our old list and picked out the 50 Best Action Movies since the year 2000. Crafting a brilliantly written dramedy around the concept of wine, Alexander Payne scored a tasty result with “Sideways.” The film is as hilarious as it is touching, anchored by Paul Giamatti’s character, who brings an unprecedented level of humanity to his role. If you’ve never “City of God,” brace yourself for a crime drama of epic proportions. The best summer movie of every year since 2000 The summer movie season has been delayed with theaters closed across the US due to the coronavirus pandemic. Scarlett Johansson plays an alien in human form, trawling the streets of Glasgow for unsuspecting males to “take home” – in fact, using them as a food source. But it’s also about one man reaching his limits and being forced to trust in the people he’s chosen to protect. Mark Wahlberg is great as the straight man to the foul-mouthed toy of the title, with Mila Kunis as his censorious fiancee. Scarlett Johannson and Bill Murray are impeccable casting as the unlikely soulmates thrown together in high-rise Tokyo. Am I with the right person? The power of Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream” makes itself known in so many different ways. There’s the acting (led by an Oscar-nominated Ellen Burstyn). Listed below are the 100 best-reviewed (highest-scoring) movies released between January 1, 2000 and April 6, 2018. This is the most almighty achievement. Mostly, though, it’s just ferociously funny, even if most of the humour does, finally, come from the sight of the 2ft puppets tottering around, getting drunk, having wild sex, attempting to walk through doorways and wrestling panthers played by kittens. OK, a flip-phone, but this is modern rural Italy. Naomi Watts was the big discovery here: she plays a wannabe actor who midway seems to switch personalities with another, more jaded one. Sandra Bullock is the rookie astronaut with George Clooney by her side, a living, breathing Buzz Lightyear. Rampling is sensational. There are the visuals, as Aronofsky puts his full mind-bending arsenal on display. “Her” is a movie that may always be ahead of its time. The decade of the 2000s in film involved many significant developments in the film industries around the world, especially in the technology used. Thus is the case for a silent movie that serves as a lover letter for old-school Hollywood. Separate, each film would make its way onto this list. With very few words uttered, he tells a story of survival and family that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller are the Tenenbaum siblings, all former child prodigies. You’ll want to watch it again and again. The film takes on the journey of a group of young people trying to survive and, for some, thrive in the drug land of Rio de Janeiro. The performances of Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons are top-notch in a movie with one of the best end scenes you will ever see. It’s also the last time Tarantino’s vision seemed as precise as his 1990s classics. CS Read the review, Groundbreaking single-shot paean to the Winter Palace in St Petersburg from Russian director Alexander Sokurov. It was easy to gloss over Steven Spielberg's "Munich" when it was released for two reasons. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman.” CC Read the review, If we are living through a golden age of space movies, here’s where it started, Alfonso Cuarón’s spectacular thriller, shot with unbearable tension and Discovery Channel realism. This is pure art with performances worthy of the awards they received. You had a feeling "Black Panther" would be good. There’s a reason people get excited when they see Guillermo del Toro’s name attached to a project. In its most basic sense, “The Dark Knight” is about good versus evil. CS Read the review, The second in Roy Andersson’s trilogy of wackily incisive Swedish vignettes comes at you thick and fast – about 50 micro-sketches, sometimes loosely linked – yet sticks like plasticine beneath your fingernails. AP Read the review, A knockout blow for the lazy, patronising stereotype that Germans don’t have a sense of humour, Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann is one of the funniest films to hit (arthouse) cinemas in years. AP Read the review, Steven Soderbergh is the Renaissance man of American cinema, and this intricately crafted heist movie – remade from the old Frank Sinatra chestnut – shows him on never-bettered, commercially minded form. But Jonze, along with Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson’s voice, pieces together a perfect love story of the future. Most tried, but few succeeded in even coming close to measuring up to Matt Damon led franchise, whose peak comes with “The Bourne Ultimatum,” an absolute thrill ride that never stops. CC Read the review, Arguably Penélope Cruz’s finest performance, in one of Pedro Almodóvar’s key films: a heady stew of murder, family strife and supernatural shenanigans. Jordan Peele's original ending for "Get Out" had the main character getting arrested for the murder of the white family that intended to steal his brain. This year's Oscar category for Best Picture features one of the highest box office totals over. AP Read the review, Hayao Miyazaki’s wondrous animation, the greatest success of a spectacular run from Japan’s Studio Ghibli. Haneke ratchets up the tension with an unerring sense of dread and dismay. Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000 The change gives humor to a film with several twist and turns that prove haunting. But from 2016, there has been a raging Plainview in plain sight in the White House: Trump, the eccentric property billionaire and spoilt baby whose cranky tweets are as crazy as Plainview’s deranged “milkshake” pronouncement. Yet the Italian writer/director/star performs miracles making a movie so wrenching also so hopeful. The movie perhaps looks even stranger, starker and more unforgiving now than it did in 2007 when it first came out. CS Read the review, One of the recent stream of fine dramas issuing from South Korea, Lee Chang-dong’s adaptation of a Haruki Murakami story is an elusive, unsettling thriller, in which a young writer reconnects with a former schoolfriend, only to find she mysteriously disappears after a trip away. But the ambition visual production added an oomph that would create an escape for millions of moviegoers. I’d argue the case for Wuthering Heights as one of the most criminally underrated movies of recent years – though it’s been influential, blazing a trail for stripped-back period movies such as Lady Macbeth. AP Read the review, Steven Spielberg’s portrait of the great US president looked at the time like a history lesson come to life: graced by a monumental, Oscar-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, it detailed the arm-twisting and chicanery behind the passing of his slave-freeing constitutional amendment. After that, it’s complicated, with a flight into magic realism or perhaps even reincarnation. Even after the controversial release of "Passion of the Christ" and his own personal problems, there was no denying Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" as the epic piece of filmmaking that it was. Beckinsale has never been better; Tom Bennett steals the show as the fantastically dim lord lined up for her daughter. You can’t watch “The Master” just once. Ant-Man gives the crime picture a superhero overhaul, but these movies do it better. CC Read the review, British director Andrew Haigh’s quietly devastating drama is a deeply moving portrait of marriage with the shiver of a ghost story. With a title referring to the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery, DuVernay suggests that privatised prisons, cheap labour and light-touch capitalism are all in it together. Love isn’t meant to be perfect and battling it is futile. But Sofia Coppola’s film paints a portrait of loneliness in a crowded world. It’s 1962. Director Michel Gondry’s surrounds Kaufman’s story with visuals to marvel at, while Jim Carrey (never better) and Kate Winslet make you feel every ounce of their angst. CC Read the review, The Dardenne brothers’ second Palme d’Or was bestowed on this stark portrait of underclass desperation, filmed in their characteristic hyper-naturalist manner. Scott and Manohla Dargis rank the best films made since 2000. CS Read the review, Terence Davies utilised Gillian Anderson’s poised elegance to good advantage in this brilliantly controlled adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel. AP Read the review, The Young Pope director Paolo Sorrentino crafted this swooningly beautiful love letter to Rome – “la grande bellezza” – in its decadent, jaded glory. “The Hurt Locker” has some of that, but focuses more on the psychology of an adrenaline junkie (the fantastic Jeremy Renner) who finds his only sense of purpose in what most would consider a death wish. The 2016 Best Picture winner accomplishes a small movie miracle. And Murray scores with it, bringing a worthy Scarlett Johansson up to his level of poignant acting. Paul King did the unthinkable and made a sequel to his insta-classic yet more charming, inventive and across-the-generations entertaining. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). It’s also hard to separate them. AP Read the review, When Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for his film about the Irish rebellion against British rule, the tabloids went on the attack (Daily Mail: “Why Does Ken Loach hate his country so much?”). It's a film about the American economy and greed that's as entertaining as it is eye-popping. “What is it to be human?” asks Michael Stone (Thewlis). The film’s climax is the massacre of Palestinian refugees by Christian Phalangists at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. It wasn’t enough for Christopher Nolan to play with the way in which a film reveals its story. CS Read the review, Just nudging Gene Hackman’s Tenenbaum clan down the list, Wes Anderson’s glorious 1930s confection is a delight with a hard nugget of politics at its core. The performances are flawless. Toni Servillo, Sorrentino’s regular onscreen foil, plays journalist Jep Gambardella, a bon viveur beginning to sense the dying of his personal light, and hunting out meaning and substance in the world around him. CS Read the review, An early lead for Ben Whishaw as the ailing John Keats romancing Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is the tremulous soul of this underappreciated Jane Campion drama. “Traffic” was a bit too dark and real for Academy voters in 2001, earning four awards, but somehow not Best Picture. Haynes takes the bold, vivid melodrama beloved of Douglas Sirk, and reconfigures it to fully reveal the social faultlines of race, sex and class that were considerably more latent in the original. The best example of that is “Slumdog Millionaire,” an exciting and heartfelt film with a satisfying ending Oscar voters couldn’t help but embrace. Alexander Payne’s black-and-white ode to small-town America is his best this century (Sideways has not aged like a fine wine). Our hero fisherman is forced from his home so that the corrupt local mayor can build his own palace on the site. A shoplifting gang take in a young girl who seems abandoned; how they hang together – or not – is the film’s key theme. --Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Playful, ingenious and prodigiously informative, it’s a triumph of vision over verite. Michael Douglas cast vanity aside and caution to the wind with virtuosic results as the promiscuous ivories-tickler; Matt Damon was terrific against type as his lover, Rob Lowe pinched and uproarious as their much-employed cosmetic surgeon. CC Read the review, Here’s a police procedural with a difference by the Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan – the whodunnit and why playing second fiddle to long stretches of silence. CS Read the review, Andrea Arnold’s bad mum high-rise dance tragedy is singular, sensuous and alive with everyday upset. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. The best movies released between 2000-2009, from Spider-Man 2 to The Dark Knight, Moulin Rouge! “Drive” is a modish film that has a tremendous cool factor. CC Read the review, Lars von Trier’s Brechtian parable about coercive capitalism remains arguably the Danish provocateur’s masterpiece. CS Read the review, Hugh Grant recently called this the best film in which he’s ever been involved – and he might well be right. It was the first film with an all-black cast as well as with an LGBTQ theme to scoop the prize – and it must also rank as one of the most visually and tonally ambitious: told in three parts, with three different leads, each showing the stages of repression and internalised loathing in the young life of a Miami man. AP Read the review, One of Isabelle Huppert’s finest performances, and that’s saying something. In retrospect this is a movie that moves you through intensity and thrilling scenes, only to realize that vengeance or even justice can't cloud the fact that violence brings about more violence. The amazing cast, story and larger worldview is one of the best winning combinations in cinema of the past few years. Borat is on a trip in the US to try to marry Pamela Anderson; not everything works, but when it does it’s astounding: cruelly revelatory and hysterically funny at the same time. But together, they make for one of the greatest film epics in history. AP Read the review, Has there ever been a more beautiful couple in the history of cinema than Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung in Wong Kar-Wai’s smouldering love story In the Mood for Love? The 25 best horror movies since 2000. Set in post 9/11 New York, Anna Paquin is an overentitled teenager partly responsible for a tragic accident. Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hypnotic experimentalism has never been bettered; sorry, Uncle Boonmee. As in Manchester by the Sea, the effect is shattering; it is like watching actual lives fall apart. Tangled doesn't hew as closely to the movie musical formula as the '90s Disney Renaissance movies, ... TV and Movies. During the mid-2000s, every studio wanted a “Bourne” style film. His wife is having an affair – with her husband. The story was already timeless before Peter Jackson got his hands on it. AP Read the review, A young solider and a feral boy fall in love, dance to the Clash then trek to the jungle searching for a shaman dressed up as a tiger. From its unnerving alien-POV sequences, to the empathetic scene with actor Adam Pearson (who has neurofibromatosis), to the sheer coldness of the predatory logic of its central figure, Under the Skin achieves a mood and texture unlike anything else before or since. Transformative leads from Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer captured the collective imagination; Michael Stuhlbarg gently grounded realities. In watching the bonafide progress of Ellar Coltrane – as well as Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke as his parents – Boyhood provides its audience with an intimacy and an investment like no other. Agitprop, and essential. A.O. By Matt Patches. In her feature debut, Unrelated, Kathryn Worth played a fortyish woman holidaying in Tuscany with two dysfunctional families and flirting outrageously with one of the lads (Tom Hiddleston in his first movie). CS Read the review, Yorgos Lanthimos’s debut film was the only one, in the end, to make our list; its tonal idiosyncrasy and battily unsettling story and performances just edging out Alps, The Lobster and The Favourite. (Marvel). CS Read the review, An official working for the Spanish crown descends into madness while waiting for a transfer out of his backwater post in 18th-century Paraguay in Lucrecia Martel’s fevered historical drama. AP Read the review, Mammoth two-part Indian crime film that’s a long, long way from Bollywood. AP Read the review, An extraordinary documentary about the wave of barbaric killings that swept Indonesia in the mid-60s. C'mon 5 Oscars including Best Picture, 3nd highest rating from imdb.com of 8.4 to 8.6 of Memento and 8.5 of Requiem for a dream though not a lot of critics are fun of it a lot of viewers do.... so hands down to the best epic of the new century! Like Brief Encounter, the film aches with the understanding that impossible love makes for a more romantic movie. CS Read the review, A beautiful, strange dream of a film, Italian director Alice Rohrwacher’s drama looks at first as if it’s set sometime in the dim and distant, a portrait of villagers exploited by feudal oppression. He has repressed his memories of the time. Sometimes movies can catch you off guard and be so subtly powerful they leave you sitting there for minutes after trying to comprehend the emotions you're feeling. CC Read the review, It took Winter’s Bone’s Debra Granik eight years to get this off the ground, but was worth the wait: a brilliantly moving eco drama with Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie as a father and daughter living off grid in an Oregon forest, but whose relationship and priorities are changed as the child begins the transition to adulthood. She wants to leave Iran and take their daughter. 2) That sex scene at the film's end is cringe-worthy. ... Esquire - The 100 Best Movies of All Time, Nov. 2020. CS Read the review, The hardest-drinking movie on our list - with some stiff competition - Andrey Zvyagintsev’s anti-Putin polemic is brilliant, ballsy and completely sozzled. We saw Disney dominating at the box office with the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a renewed "Star Wars" franchise, live-action reboots, and the continued dominance of their animated films. Corruption is so endemic, these people have even lost God. The '80s were rad and the '90s were fresh but the kids' movies in the 2000's were out-of-this-millennium good—and we're not exaggerating. The past 10 years have featured an abundance of raunchy bro comedies. But where do movies like "Black Panther" or "Roma" rank among the best of this era? Haleigh Foutch runs down the best horror movies from 2000 to 2010, from The Descent to Saw, in a wide-ranging, global list. The 15 Best-Reviewed Horror Films Since 2000 1. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. 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