The 100 Best Movies of the 2000's: The Top Ten
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1. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
Probably not what you were expecting, huh? I’ve already said it a few times in this list, and I’ll say it again: No one tells a story like Pixar. And in Wall-E, they manage to tell an epic science-fiction love-story/environmental-parable with hardly any dialogue.
Set on an trash-ridden, abandoned Earth, Wall-E follows the lone remaining trash-robot, as he falls in love with a sleek, badass ‘bot named EVE. Wall-E’s love for EVE takes him to far reaches of space, on a mission to save the world, but more importantly, get the girl.
In addition to be incredibly sweet and adorable, Wall-E is perfect science fiction. It uses a story about the future to say pressing, relevant things about the right now, while still managing to be an engaging kid’s adventure movie.
Wall-E may be a story about robots, but it makes its characters feel totally and utterly human, regardless of their limited abilities of expression. Wall-E is one of the very few movies that I would describe as perfect, and that’s because it made me feel and made me think more than any other movie of the century.
Whew! We made it! Thanks for sticking around this long, guys. Please feel free to let me know what you think of my choices, and I hope you enjoyed!