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Best and Worst and What-not of the Decade

Posted 01-08-2010 at 09:22 AM by BrotherMan

... or how I learned to start worrying and love to hate the Bomb.

It's totally en vogue for folks across the webonets to post their favorite movies from the last ten years. Sometimes broken down by year or braving the depths and finding the rarified few that totally pleased them for the whole ten years. One could call it a meme if they wanted to. I don't care about web trends or calling them memes except to sound better than I really am.

I started the process by simply making the big list of all the movies I've seen this decade. The least curious oddity is the paucity of films I saw through 2009. Truly. It did make it an easy year to break down in a best to worst fashion, though.

Maybe I'll leave a brief comment, maybe I won't. Maybe I'll start leaving comments and then get tired of it. Heck, I may even contradict myself if anyone were to look back over the :ff:'s great movie thread. So what?

So, anyway. The Big List™.

2000
Scream 3 - The first Scream was great. I think I finished this one just to be a completist.
Pitch Black - Good action flick.
The Whole Nine Yards - Amanda Peet was an It Girl for a little while there. Big teeth and all, still cute.
Reindeer Games - I don't know what I didn't like, but I did not like it. Worst of the Year.
Mission to Mars
The Ninth Gate
Erin Brockovich
Rules of Engagement
28 Days
American Psycho
Frequency
Gladiator - Top 5 material
Battlefield Earth - Bad but not as bad as Reindeer Games. Really.
Mission Impossible 2 - M:I 1 is far superior.
Shanghai Noon
Gone in Sixty Seconds
Fantasia 2000 - Like the original, fell asleep. It was good but I was really tired.
Shaft
Titan AE
Chicken Run - Yay for Ardman Animation!
Me, Myself and Irene
Scary Movie
X-Men - Helped open the door for future super comic movies. Well paced, told what I thought the best story.
What Lies Beneath
Coyote Ugly - Confession: Out of Town and bored in the hotel room.
Hollow Man
Space Cowboys
Bring It On - Confession: Out of Town and bored in the hotel room. Hey, Eliza Dushku. Had to take the chance.
The Art of War
Highlander Endgame
Remember the Titans
Meet the Parents
The Ladies Man
Bedazzled
Pay It Forward
The Legend of Drunken Master - One of Jackie Chan's last good movies.
Charlie's Angels
Men of Honor
Red Planet - Only slightly better than Mission to Mars.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Unbreakable - Plodding plot but still a great story.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Moar Michele Yeoh, please!
Dude, Where's My Car
What Women Want
Cast Away - WILSON!
Dracula 2000 - I wanted to like this more than I did.
Finding Forrester
Miss Congeniality
O Brother Where Art Thou - When I finally saw this, I got the hype.
The Family Man

2001
A Beautiful Mind
Antitrust
Black Hawk Down
Hannibal
15 Minutes
Exit Wounds
Spy Kids
Along Came a Spider
Joe Dirt
Driven - Set the bar for Worst Movie Ever
The Mummy Returns
A Knight's Tale
Shrek
Pearl Harbor
The Animal
Moulin Rouge - I'm a sucker for musicals, and this one attacks it from a somewhat oblique angle.
Swordfish
Atlantis the Lost Empire
Lara Croft
The Fast and the Furious
AI Artificial Intelligence - HJO does it again.
Final Fantasy
Legally Blonde
Jurassic Park 3
Planet of the Apes
Osmosis Jones
The Others - A great thriller flick. Kidman is perfect. Suck it M. Night.
Ghosts of Mars
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Rush Hour 2
Zoolander - I get a delicious tickle thinking about the pretend gas fight.
Joy Ride
Training Day
Bandits
From Hell
The Last Castle (TV)
K-PAX
Thirteen Ghosts
Monsters Inc - Pixar. PIXAR.
The One
Shallow Hal
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Black Knight
Ocean's Eleven
Not Another Teen Movie
Vanilla Sky
Jimmy Neutron
Lord of the Rings
The Majestic - Odin love him, Jim tries hard to be serious but people can't get past his rubber face.

2002
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Mothman Prophecies
Rollerball
Dragonfly
Queen of the Damned
The Time Machine
Ice Age
Resident Evil - mmmm Milla...
Blade 2
ET (rerelease) - Pretty sure I cried again.
Panic Room
Changing Lanes
The Scorpion King
Jason X
Spider-Man - Friendly, Neighborhood.
The New Guy
Star Wars Attack of the Clones - Bright! Shiny! Kinda sucky.
The Sum of All Fears
Undercover Brother - Blackspoiltation was never funnier!
The Bourne Identity - Read the book(s). Don't remember much. Still consider it good.
Minority Report
MiB 2
The Powerpuff Girls Movie - "So I was reaching down between my legs, easing the seatback," line had me laughing.
Halloween Resurrection
Rain of Fire
Road to Perdition
Austin Powers in Goldmember - Good, but at some point I'd love to see the original on TV.
Signs
Spy Kids 2
XXX
The Adventures of Pluto Nash - Sweet muppety Odin, why.
One Hour Photo
S1m0ne
Barbershop
Sweet Home Alabama
The Tuxedo
Red Dragon
The Transporter
The Ring
Ghost Ship
I Spy
Femme Fatale
Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets
Die Another Day - In a year where Pluto Nash was released, a James Bond movie sucked more.
Treasure Planet
Drumline
The Hot Chick
Star Trek Nemesis - In a year of mediocre to sucky movie viewing, can't believe a Trek film was on the Worst of list instead of the other one.
LotR Two Towers
Two Weeks Notice
Catch Me if You Can

2003
National Security
Shanghai Knights
Daredevil - I didn't think it was as bad as others. But I'm not ashamed of my fanism of Jen Garner (even though she married Ben).
Agent Cody Banks
Basic
The Core
Phone Booth
Anger Management
Bulletproof Monk
X2
The Matrix Reloaded
Bruce Almighty
Finding Nemo
The Italian Job
The Hulk - I'm one of the half dozen people in the world who liked this one.
28 Days Later - I don't like zombies. I blame Resident Evil. This movie doesn't allay my fears one bit.
Charlie's Angels Full Throttle
Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines
Pirates of the Caribbean - Johnny Depp channels Keith Richards. Who cares about the rest? (Okay, Geoffrey Rush was even better.)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Bad Boys 2
Lara Croft 2
SWAT
Freddy v Jason
Open Range
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Underworld - Bumped out of the Top 5 by Monster.
Out of Time
Mystic River - Critically acclaimed snore-fest.
Kill Bill - Edged out, because I wanted to seem anti-pretentious and keep Stuck On You in the Top 5.
Runaway Jury
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Radio
Matrix Revolutions - Finally, the suck ends.
Elf
Bad Santa
Timeline
The Last Samurai - Despite the problems other people had with this, I enjoyed the story of it.
Stuck On You - Quirky and fun. I can't help myself. The song at the end sells it for me everytime.
LotR Return of the King
Monster - A not-pretty Charlize Theron movie. It was very well done.
Paycheck

2004
Torque - Only because I knew the guy who designed the spinner wheels for motorcycles that were featured.
The Butterfly Effect - Proof that Ashton Kutcher can do serious.
Hidalgo
Starsky and Hutch
Secret Window
Jersey Girl
Hellboy
Kill Bill 2
The Punisher
Man on Fire
13 Going on 30 - I again point to my fanism for Jen Garner. Shut up.
Van Helsing
Shrek 2
The Day After Tomorrow
Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban
The Chronicles of Riddick
Napolean Dynamite - Fuck you people. These movies aren't funny. Stop liking them.
The Stepford Wives
Around the World in 80 Days
Dodgeball
Spider-Man 2 - A sequel better than the original? OMG, yay!
King Arthur
Anchorman
I, Robot
The Bourne Supremacy
Catwoman - There it is. Oh shi-
Alien v. Predator
Hero
Resident Evil Apocalypse
Mr. 3000
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Shaun of the Dead
Team American World Police
Ray - Jamie Foxx does serious too!
The Incredibles - All time favorite. Nigh perfect entertainment.
Finding Neverland
National Treasure
House of Flying Daggers - Enjoyable but I didn't like it as much as CTHD
Blade Trinity
The Life Aquatic
Ocean's Twelve
Lemony Snicket
The Phantom of the Opera

2005
Elektra - DON'T YOU JUDGE ME
Hitch
Constantine
The Pacifier
Robots
Sin City
Kung Fu Hustle
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Star Wars Revenge of the Sith - It's over. Ding dong, it's OVER.
Madagascar
Mr and Mrs Smith
Batman Begins
Bewitched
War of the Worlds
Fantastic Four
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Stealth
The Dukes of Hazard
Four Brothers
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Brothers Grimm
Transporter 2
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Corpse Bride
A History of Violence
Serenity - I would be hanged and quartered (hopefully in that order) if I didn't.
Domino
Doom
The Weather Man
Zathura
Harry Potter Goblet of Fire
Walk the Line - Reese Witherspoon is adorable and Jude Law sings!
Aeon Flux
The Chronicles of Narnia
King Kong
Munich

2006
BloodRayne - It took 4 tries but I think I've finally seen every scene of this crapfest.
Underworld Evolution
Nanny McPhee
16 Blocks
Ultraviolet
V for Vendetta
Slither - A fun horror flick starring Cpt. Tightpants!
Lucky Number Slevin
Mission Impossible 3 - Better than M:I 2.
X-Men 3
Cars
Nacho Libre
Superman Returns
Pirates of the Caribbean 2
Monster House
Miami Vice
Talladega Nights
Snakes on a Plane - IT'S SO BAD BUT I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF
Invincible
Crank
The Black Dahlia
The Departed
Employee of the Month
The Prestige
Stranger than Fiction - In the Top 5 if simply because of the surprisingly subtle performance of Will Ferrel.
Casino Royale
Night at the Museum

2007
Smokin' Aces
Ghost Rider - Oh, goody. Got Worst out of the way early!
The Astronaut Farmer
The Number 23
Black Snake Moan
300
TMNT
Blades of Glory
Meet the Robinsons
Grindhouse
Spider-Man 3
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer
Nancy Drew
Evan Almighty
Live Free or Die Hard
Ratatouille
Transformers
Harry Porter Order of the Phoenix
The Simpsons Movie
The Bourne Ultimatum
Eastern Promises
Resident Evil Extinction
30 Days of Night
No Country for Old Men
Enchanted
The Golden Compass
I Am Legend
National Treasure Book of Secrets
Sweeney Todd
Aliens v Predator Requiem

2008
Cloverfield - Yes, it has it's problems but a pretty darn good monster flick.
Rambo
Jumper
Leatherheads
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Iron Man - The New Standard for super comic movies.
Indiana Jones - At least better than the Star Wars prequels. But at times I regret thinking that.
Kung Fu Panda
You Don't Mess With the Zohan
The Incredible Hulk
Get Smart
Wall-E
Wanted
Hancock
Hellboy 2
The Dark Knight - The New New Standard for super comic movies.
The X-Files
The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Tropic Thunder
Star Wars Clone Wars
Babylon AD
Burn After Reading
Eagle Eye
Miracle at St. Anna
Max Payne
Soul Men
Bolt
Transporter 3
Punisher War Zone
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Gran Torino
Yes Man
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Spirit - No. Just no.

2009

A break out, best to worst for the year 2009

1 District 9
2 Sherlock Holmes
3 Up
4 Harry Potter
5 Zombieland
6 Taken
7 Watchmen
8 Star Trek
9 Drag Me to Hell
10 Coraline (video)
9
Duplicity (video)
Astroboy
Monsters vs Aliens (video)
Surrogates
10 X-Men Origins: Wolverine
9 Terminator Salvation
8 Paul Blart (video)
7 Transformers
6 Race to Witch Mountain
5 Land of the Lost
4 Knowing (video)
3 GI Joe
2 Underworld (video)
1 Angels and Demons (video)
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