The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 100-91
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98. Shrek (Andrew Adamson, 2001)
Look, there’s not much to say about Shrek. We’ve all seen it a hundred times, we’ve all quoted Eddie Murphey’s wise-crackin’ Donkey, and we’ve all thoughtfully wondered to ourselves ‘What ever did happen to Michael Meyers?” Shrek is a perfect blending of comedy and fantasy in a style that both kids and adults can enjoy. The less said about those sequels, however, the better.
Also, it was responsible for introducing a whole generation of kids to the wonders of Smash Mouth, so take from that what you will.
97. Best in Show (Christopher Guest, 2000)
All of Christopher Guest's mockumentaries (This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, A Mighty Wind) are excellent, having created and fine-tuned an entire genre over the years. Best in Show, however, is arguably his best. Showing what happens when a very strange group of people gather for a dog show with their very strange pets, Best in Show is a terrifying and hilarious examination of human behavior.
And if Fred Willard as an incompetent dog-show announcer that doesn’t understand how they ‘miniaturize the Schnauzers’ doesn’t make you laugh, then nothing will.