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The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 50-41

Alright everyone, we're halfway through our list, and now we're counting down the Top 50 movies of the 2000s. Keep checking back every day to see which movies made the cut, and finally which movie will be crowned number 1!

Get caught up:

50. Moon (Duncan Jones, 2009)

Moon

First of all, not enough people talk about how awesome Sam Rockwell is.  That guy is great in everything he does, and he has never been better than he is in Moon.  The only person in the movie (besides a robot voiced by Kevin Spacey), he holds your attention completely the whole way through.  It would be super douchey of me to ruin the various twists and turns this film takes, but what seems like the simple tale of a moon-worker nearing the end of his solitary five-year stint turns out to be so much more.  Also, it was directed by David Bowie’s son.  So, you know, there’s that.

49. The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010)

King's speech

If I’m being honest, biopics often bore me.  I find that they generally fall in to a predictable mold, with with great actors performing moving but unoriginal scripts.  Not the case with The King’s Speech.  Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are given phenomenal dialogue to work with, and as such manage to turn this story of a British King with a stutter into a moving, heartfelt, and believe it or not, really fun and funny film.  The movie is good the whole way through, but whenever Rush and Firth are onscreen together, it’s really something special.

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Eric Zipper Eric Zipper is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles. When he's not making you laugh, playing video games, or watching movies, he's probably sleeping. Follow him on Twitter @erzip
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