So I’ve been a cinephile for a long time and I was thinking to myself, “what are my favorite movies from the years?”. I went through some lists and I decided to pick my favorite movie from the year 2000 to 2009. Some might be a little nostalgic, but that’s just too bad.
“Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks and WILLLLLLLLLLSOOOOOONNNNNN the volleyball. I was looking through the movies released in 2000 and there was really nothing that I loved as much as this one. I know it’s because I have a strange obsession with Tom Hanks, but come on. Have you seen his smile?
“Shrek” starring Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy. How can you not love that big green ogre? I saw this movie when I was 6 years old and it was the first movie that we owned on DVD. The sequels aren’t bad either although I stopped watching them after “Shrek the Third”. Puss in Boots spin-offs can only go so far…
“Catch Me If You Can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and…..Tom Hanks. I know! I told you I had a problem. Despite the fact that my old man crush is in this movie, it is also my second favorite Steven Spielberg movie (behind “Jurassic Park” of course).
“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightly. I’m going to be real honest, 2003 was a rough year. Not much to choose from. I almost went with “The Core” because that movie is a huge guilty pleasure for me, but dang I just love Captain Jack Sparrow.
“The Incredibles” starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Jason Lee. This movie is in my top 5 films of all time. I just can never get over how relatable it is, even though it’s about a family of superheroes. It’s really what the Fantastic Four movies should be like….#SHADETHROWN
“The 40-Year-Old Virgin” starring Steve Carell and Catherine Keener. Definitely one of my favorite comedies of all time. The story behind the waxing scene is what makes it for me.
“The Holiday” starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, and Kate Winslet. I had to pick one chick flick okay? I watch this movie every winter with NO SHAME. It’s cute, harmless, and makes me cry everytime.
“No Country for Old Men” starring Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem. I saw this movie when I was probably too young, and the scene with the nail gun gave me nightmares. In a good way. My personal favorite Coen Brother movie.
“The Dark Knight” starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. I always argue that 2008 was the best year for movies, and this is such a staple from the 2000’s. Heath Ledger was the first person to win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar posthumously and I think it’s more than deserved.
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” starring Heath Ledger and Christopher Plummer. Not a movie for everyone, but I think more people should see it.