Best Movie of the past decade

Discussion in 'Community' started by Durandal7, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    What would you say is the best movie produced in the last 10 years (since 1992 for those of you who can't be bothered to look)

    It is a difficult choice and I must mull it over a bit.

    I'm interested to hear all of your opinions.
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Personally for me "The Matrix" has to be the greatest film of the last ten years. It has a great story, was ground breaking in its SFX, & was so different to anything alse before it. I can't count the number of times I have watched it.
  3. Nipsy macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2002
    The Royal Tenenbaums slightly edges out Lock stock for repeat watchability.

    For power, Schindler's List is incredible.
  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
  5. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2002
    I agree with you there, the Matrix is my "greatest film" of all that I have seen.

    P.S. nice avatar!
  6. yzeater macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2002
  7. diorio macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2002
    1. Lord of the rings (Both FOTR, and TTT)
    2. The matrix
    3. Life is Beautiful
  8. job macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2002
    in transit

    Or Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
  9. atodd macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2002
    between yourself
    The five best films of the last decade (imo), not in any order:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Being John Malkovich
    Royal Tenenbaums
    Life is Beautiful
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Saving Private Ryan, Forest Gump, The Professional etc were also good - but it's always interesting that people are more likely to choose a recent movie over a movie that is older (or something that was popular and/or full of eye candy).
  11. alset macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    Maybe Casino? I also would have voted for several of the above mentioned films, if I wasn't so worried about being original.

    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    What Dreams May Come


    Fantastic film! Biggest, most powerful film in recent memory. Great acting and fantastic directing!

  12. hesdeadjim macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I agree with a previous poster, schindler's list is probably the most powerful movie over the last decade. They are few movies that compare to it at all. Now, if you are going to pick Lock, Stock... and Snatch, you probably should pick Pulp Fiction for really being the inspiration for those both. (Technically, it should be Reservoir Dogs, but that was released just a little over a decade ago). Similarly, Trainspotting is also a good movie that served as a similar inspiration. Now, The Two Towers really impressed me and I feel that it truely is one of the best movies in quite a long time. The last time I saw a movie that wowed me like Two Towers did was Saving Private Ryan, but it was only good during the first half hour and the closing scenes. Well, way more than my 2 cents.
  13. Nipsy macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2002
    I see Lock, Stock, etc. & Snatch as totally different than any of Tarentino's work.

    Ritchie's films are a revival of the classic British comic caper (a la The Italian Job), with great dialogue, and mild plot weaving.

    Tarentino focuses on the complexly woven plot, with more 'realistic' dialogue, and without unnatural comedy.
  14. TheT macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2002
    I've not been around watching movies for that long (hey, I'm not even 18), but IMO, it's

    1. The Matrix
    2. Fight Club
    3. LotR (the Triology, though noone knows about 3, it will be awesome... if I had to pick, it'd be TTT)

    Schindler's List is one great movie, but I prefer watching the movies mentioned above... that's just personal opinion, SL is still an amazing film.
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan are very good and powerful movies, but not the type of movie I'd watch over and over.

    Forest Gump, Apollo 13, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, etc. capped off a powerful period in film.
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    I think for it to be the best of the past decade you'd have to take into account how much the movie affected the industry and the viewers.

    Matrix had one of the greatest impacts - pushing the envelope and now you see Matrixesque cinematography in many movies of the same genre.

    And I think Lord Of the Rings has rewritten epics again, but we won't see the fallout of that until the next couple years.

    Something About Mary has pushed comedies to a more in your face, slightly over the top, humor. Something you see way too much of.

    Saving Private Ryan redefined war moives - such a powerful, less glamorous portrait of war, but it works so well.

    As for dramas? Usual Suspects was good, kept you going.

    Toy Story for 3D animation.

    I'm missing many, I just don't think any one movie could claim being the best.

  17. springscansing macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2002
    New York
    1. A Clockwork Orange
    2. Shindler's List
    3. Clerks :)
  18. Dignan macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2002
  19. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    1. Matrix: because the real innovation at last.
    2. Terminator 2: I still thinking about it.
    3. I have to check out because there are a few movies that really made an impact on my. I like the one with tom Hanks on the sea... Cast Away.

    And I would like to add Independence Day, gusy accept it, that movie is so much fun, it si like Titanic but funny and exciting, I like it very much, it is more fun to watch it than Episode I or II.
  20. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2002
    Washington DC USA
    Fight Club + Half Baked :D

    But Bowling for Columbine is also damn good :)
  21. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I can't say that I liked the matrix all that much, it was kinda lame, Forrest Gump beat it by a mile
  22. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    1) Schindler's List
    2) Forest Gump
    3) Fargo
    4) Unforgiven
    5) Pulp Fiction
    6) Lord of The Rings
  23. mattevil macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2002
    definetly pulp fiction it was the film of the 90s that gave hollywood a shot in the arm and told it needed to choose a different way of doing things
  24. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    If you want to talk about the impact on future films....

    Film making has long been a game of one-up-manship. Current films can't help but push the bounds of film making. Audiences always want more, better, and flashier.

    My picks on films with the most impact in the last ten years?

    The Star Wars films. Though they feel somewhat hollow (we all know how they will end), the visuals, technology, and editing will truely take films to the next level.

    Titanic, Gladiator, & Forest Gump - These films were great stories and took special effects out of the realm of sci-fi and eye candy and mede them part of the story.

    Because of the length of time it takes to make a computer animated film, the impact of films like Shrek and Monsters, Inc. will be a long time coming, at least on the animated side of things.

    Shawshank Redemption has to be the best story told in a long time.

    Though I haven't seen Signs, M. Night Shyamalan's other films (Unbreakable & The Sixth Sense) really take story telling to a new level.

    There has been a long rumored film that takes place entirely around a phone booth called, oddly enough "Phone Booth". Looking at future releases, I see Joel Schumacher screened it at the Toronto International Film Festival. I will have to add this one to my list!!!
  25. adamcoop macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2002
    Canberra, Australia

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