The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 100-91
Along with games, movies have always been my one true love, which means that over the course of the past twelve years, I’ve seen quite a lot of them. This was especially true during the time that I worked at a movie theater and saw them for free, which was pretty much the coolest thing ever (except for the working at a movie theater part). Anyways, since I have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve compiled this handy list of what are, in my opinion, the 100 best films of the 2000s.
Feel free to agree or disagree, but keep in mind that this is just one guy’s (awesome) opinion. Here are numbers 100-91.
100. House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004)
As you read through this list, you may notice that it contains a large number of Asian films, several of which contain an emphasis on martial arts. This is because of one universal truth: Kung Fu is AWESOME. House of Flying Daggers, as you may suspect from the name, is a modern-day epic about love, loyalty, betrayal, and dudes fighting each other.
In addition to being beautifully shot, this movie has a blind chick that kicks ass, a rebel army planning an attack, a heartbreaking love triangle, and a final fight so long that the seasons literally change during the course of it. If you like your kung fu with a hefty dose of pretty, this is the film for you.
99. 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)
There has been a deluge of zombie films in recent years, but Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later was at the forefront of that movement, despite only kind of being a zombie film. The threat in this film are the Infected — normal folks who have come down with a nasty case of Rage Virus, brought on by some very angry monkeys.
Containing several excellent twists on the zombie genre (“Wait, they can RUN??”) 28 Days Later is a film that never lets the viewer get comfortable, changing up the game every time you think you have it figured out. It also served as America’s first major introduction to Cillian Murphy, who would lateter become known as ‘that creepy dude with the eyes.’