Saturday, August 22, 2009

Best Movies of the Decade

Quick, name the best movies of the decade.

Still thinking? Maybe you can help me decide what we're calling this decade anyway (the aughts?)

If you've come up with more than two at this point, I'm impressed.

With apologies to whatever program I heard discussing this, as the '00s come to a close (can that be?) the decade has not been a good one in theaters.

But when it comes to TV, I can quickly rattle off a list of shows with staying power: Lost, The Office, Arrested Development, 24, House, American Idol, Survivor, Rescue Me, Grey's Anatomy, and on an on.

Not to say there haven't been some great movies, but where's this decade's "Star Wars", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", or even its "Titanic"?

I think as close as we've come are "The Dark Knight" and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Those are the only films I can think of that were box offices successes as well as critically acclaimed.

If anything, the movies from this decade that will last are probably Pixar films like "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E."

So what am I forgetting?

1 comment:

Jerry Ray said...

All I know is that I've never intentionally watched one second of any of the TV shows you named, and I've never even SEEN one second of most of them.

As for movies, I wouldn't personally put the LOTR movies all that high on the list - after the first one, they bored the heck out of me.

_The Incredibles_ and _Wall-E_ were quite good. The Batman movies were good, as were at least 2 of the Spidey and X-Men movies, the Iron Man movie, and the last couple of Bond movies. After that, the pickings among things I've seen get pretty slim. (But then, I don't see many movies and don't have much use for dramas, Oscar bait, horror movies, etc.)