originals\ Jul 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

The 100 Best Movies of the 2000s: 60-51

Alright, we're at the halfway point now. Read on to see which movies didn't quite make it into the Top 50, but are still worthy of being in our Top 100.

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60. Toy Story 3 (John Lasseter, 2010)

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We’ve come to expect great things from Pixar, but that greatness often stems from originality.  I admit to getting a bit nervous when I saw that they were making a third Toy Story film, but I need not have worried.  Crafting a film that is heartwarming coming of age tale, raucous comedy, and bad-ass prison escape movie all in one is no easy feat, but Pixar accomplished it here.  With a great villain (Lotso, as voiced by Ned Beatty), and a scene that somehow manages to convince you that they are about to kill the entire cast, Toy Story 3 isn’t afraid of putting it’s adorable characters in danger.  Or of making the entire audience cry with that ending.  I dare you not to go play with your old toys after watching it.

59. Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010)


Inception is a film that came out of nowhere and drove audiences crazy, in both good ways and bad.  Looking past that controversial ending, however, Inception is essentially just the coolest heist movie ever, which it accomplishes by expertly setting up its rules in the first half, and then paying them off in the second half.

While somewhat light on great character development, Inception consistently wows with its sheer sense of imagination, creating action sequences like you’ve never seen.  More than that, it’s a big budget blockbuster that isn’t a sequel, remake, or adaptation, and for that we should all be thankful.

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