R2D2's Ultimate Top 10 Countdown Of The 2000s #11 (Final) - Years.

Welcome to the new year! It's the first day of the new year and the final day of my Top 10 extravaganza. Over the last 10 days, we have previously seen Top 10 Comedies, Dramas, Animation, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror, Foreign, Musicals, Action/Thrillers, Decade Specials, and Oscar Winners of the 2000s. Now, in this final post, I'm going to be including a plethora of lists using all of the previous 100+ movies over the last 10 days (100+ because I included some 'series' films in one number, as well as one tie).

So this is what I'm going to do. I've taken all the movies I've stated of each year and compiled them into their own lists. Some years had more than 10. Some barely had 5. So if there were more, I trimmed it down to my favorite 10. If there weren't enough, I added other of my favorite films from that year that weren't on the other lists. Those movies will be labeled with an asterisk (*) and a brief note about the movie. So now for those of you who questioned why I separated foreign films from other genres, or some similar issue, here you will find them mixed in with everything else in order to have equal representation among the years. I'm starting with Year 2000 and going through 2009. And then, after that, I'm taking all the #1 positions from those years and making a Top 10 Best of the 2000s list, as it only makes sense to have my favorite film from each year be on the Top 10 of the Decade list. In other words, over the last 10-11 days, it's just been one big OCD spasm to get all my movies into categorical order and make it all nice and tidy.

Note: Before I start, I just want to give you a basic reminder that all of the following lists show my FAVORITE films, not necessarily the BEST films of any given year. That being said, let me stop rambling and end this already.

TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2000

10. American Psycho*
(The movie that mainstreamed Christian Bale... before Batman Begins, anyway)

9. Snatch*
(Can hardly understand it, but it's still oddly fun)

8. X-Men*
(The movie that started the superhero craze)

7. Finding Forrester*
(It's essentially a teacher movie, but without the 'teacher'. And it's Sean Connery)

6. Scary Movie*
(The beginning of the "Movie" Movie craze, and it's still the best)

5. Titan A.E.

4. Final Destination

3. Memento

2. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

1. Pitch Black


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2001

10. Shrek

9. Wasabi

8. Frailty

7. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

6. Ocean's 11

5. Training Day

4. Moulin Rouge!

3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

2. Amelie

1. Spirited Away


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2002

10. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

9. Chicago

8. Catch Me If You Can

7. The Mothman Prophecies

6. Equilibrium

5. Minority Report

4. The New Guy*
(Call it a guilty pleasure, this is one of my favorite comedies, and probably would have come in at #11 on my comedies list)

3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

2. 28 Days Later...

1. Bang Bang You're Dead


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2003

10. Phone Booth*
(A suspenseful and stylish film... with a brief (and funny) appearance by Ben Foster, at that!)

9. Kill Bill Vol. 1

8. Identity

7. The Rundown*
(Probably The Rock's best movie)

6. Paycheck*
(Again, I'm a Philip K. Dick fan)

5. 11:14

4. Big Fish*
(Love the fantasy elements, the heartwarming nature... fantastic movie)

3. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2. The Last Samurai

1. Oldboy


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2004

10. The Incredibles

9. Finding Neverland

8. Spider-Man 2

7. Dawn of the Dead

6. EuroTrip

5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

4. Collateral

3. Napoleon Dynamite

2. Saw

1. Shaun of the Dead

Note: Yes, Prisoner of Azkaban (released in this year) is the only Harry Potter movie that didn't make one of these Top 10 lists. But it would have come in the #11 spot for those that care.


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2005

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

9. Sky High

8. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical

7. Unleashed

6. Hostage

5. Angel-A

4. Feast

3. MirrorMask

2. V For Vendetta

1. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2006

10. The Host

9. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

8. Driving Lessons

7. Re-Cycle

6. Silent Hill

5. Black Snake Moan

4. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK

3. The Prestige

2. Pan's Labyrinth

1. Inside Man

Note: I guess this is the year of foreign films. Only 4 movies on this list (6, 5, 3, 1) were made in America... but even #3 has a British director and largely non-American cast.


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2007

10. Disturbia

9. Enchanted

8. Planet Terror

7. Michael Clayton

6. Death at a Funeral

5. Superbad

4. The Orphanage

3. 28 Weeks Later

2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

1. 3:10 to Yuma

Note: I guess this wasn't an outstanding year for movies? This one is probably my least exciting list.


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2008

10. Iron Man

9. Man On Wire

8. Slumdog Millionaire

7. The Wrestler

6. The Dark Knight

5. Gamers: Dorkness Rising

4. Role Models

3. Repo! The Genetic Opera

2. In Bruges


Note: I guess this was my Oscar year... at least 7 of these films were nominated for some category, and I believe only 2 (In Bruges and Iron Man) didn't win.


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of 2009

10. Adventureland

9. Watchmen

8. Thirst

7. Pandorum

6. Avatar

5. Inglorious Basterds

4. Up

3. Star Trek

2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

1. Zombieland

Note: This list is slightly different than the list I gave for an upcoming LAMBcast, as I hadn't seen Inglorious Basterds prior to the episode recording.


TOP 10 Favorite Movies of the 2000s


10. Pitch Black

9. 3:10 to Yuma

8. Spirited Away

7. Zombieland


5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

4. Inside Man

3. Oldboy

2. Shaun of the Dead

1. Bang Bang You're Dead

Note: This is a rare case of substance over fun, I suppose you could say. I had to put BBYD at the top, because while Shaun might be my favorite movie, BBYD is--I feel--one of the most important movies ever made. So there.

CONSOLATION PRIZE: I wanted to give this film notice, because I didn't have a proper category for it (it's a documentary), but it's a film I really loved. So, a shout-out to another favorite film of the 2000s:

- The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

And that's it! R2D2's Ultimate Top 10 Countdown Of The 2000s has officially ended! We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.


  1. Exhaustive! I'm impressed at your determination at the very least.

    One thing irks me above all else: I don't get why you felt like each year had to have representation on your final top 10 for the decade. It seems like such an arbitrary way to pick those ten, and is a misrepresentation of what your real top 10 for the decade is.

  2. How is it a misrepresentation? Those really are my favorite films to come out of this decade...

  3. Oh, and I chose to list my top 10 for each year of the decade because I'm anal like that, and I always have to go pretty above-and-beyond what's probably the easiest thing to do.

  4. I suppose they very well could be your ten favorites from the decade, but you have to admit that it seems quite the coincidence that one film from each year happened to make your decade top 10. What were the odds?

  5. If I were to make any changes, I'd probably remove 3:10 to Yuma and replace it with either Napoleon Dynamite, Saw, or 28 Days Later. But otherwise... yeah... it's just an amazingly strange coincidence.

  6. It will be great to watch Army Black Knights,i have bought tickets from TicketFront.com looking forward to it.


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