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Blank's Top 100 Films Of The 21st Century! (FINALLY COMPLETE!)

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Ethan Hunt    16,454

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I kinda just wanted an excuse to use some of the emoticons I don't get to use when I'm on my phone, this seemed like a pretty good excuse

 

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Squadron Leader Tele    128,319
1 minute ago, Ethan Hunt said:

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I kinda just wanted an excuse to use some of the emoticons I don't get to use when I'm on my phone, this seemed like a pretty good excuse

 

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You can use all of those on your phone now.

 

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Ethan Hunt    16,454
Just now, Telemachos said:
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You can use all of those on your phone now.

 

If only I could post from my phone

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13 minutes ago, Telemachos said:

Not even the top ten. Damn Blanks, you've really turned on this movie ever since it didn't win.

Tried to avoid putting a lot of 2014 films in the top 10, hence the recent barrage of them

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Ethan Hunt    16,454
6 minutes ago, Telemachos said:

What flavor of OS or browser is your phone running? I don't have any problem with mobile Safari and iOS.

I have no idea what OS, I was using Chrome. I guess I could try internet explorer

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11.

 

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Release Date: August 21, 2009.
Director: Quentin Tarantino.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, and Diane Kruger.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 134.566M
RottenTomatoes: 89%

Average BOT Reviews: 94% (35 votes)

 

 

I’m not going to use the word “masterpiece.” I’ve used that too much already, and Tarantino invokes that type of compliment within the movie, and I’m not feeling like pleasuring him. I will say this though: Inglourious Basterds is the best film Quentin Tarantino has made yet. Small caveat: I have not seen Jackie Brown, Death Proof, or the Kill Bills, but I sincerely doubt they are well executed as his WWII epic. It’s a sprawling saga of linear segments that are only slightly connected until the end when they all come together glouriously.

 

Everyone’s fucking phenomenal in it. I’m not gonna single out Waltz and Pitt like everyone already has, because everyone is amazing in this. The only weak point I can think of is Eli Roth but his role is so small, it’s barely noticeable. The action and tension is typical Tarantino greatness, and I think the bar scene might be his best direction and writing yet. Everything just works. The explosive and witty finale makes this be one of my all-time favorites. I think Tarantino is an overrated director, but if all his films were of this quality, he might be the best director working today. As it is, Inglourious Basterds still manages to be the best film of 2009.

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Hints for the top 10

 

2 directors are there twice (so four movies)
2 directors were robbed of Oscars
2 directors won Oscars for their films
2 directors made a shitty superhero movie some point after the release of the film on this list
There are two sets of same year movies (so hypothetically in a best of the 1990s list, there can be two 1994, and two 1997)

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WrathOfHan    28,019
1 hour ago, Blankments said:

Hints for the top 10

 

2 directors are there twice (so four movies)
2 directors were robbed of Oscars
2 directors won Oscars for their films
2 directors made a shitty superhero movie some point after the release of the film on this list
There are two sets of same year movies (so hypothetically in a best of the 1990s list, there can be two 1994, and two 1997)

Did you say Casino Royale yet? I think that could be one.

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10.

 

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Release Date: November 17, 2006.
Director: Martin Campbell.
Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 212.075M
RottenTomatoes: 95%
Average BOT Reviews: 91% (36 votes)

 

 

The best Bond movie by far, Casino Royale is a masterclass in action filmmaking. From the parkour opening to the final fights in Venice, everything just flows wonderfully. It’s meant to emulate the Bourne but it manages to surpass it. Craig is the best Bond. Sorry y’all, but I have to give it to him. His suaveness and physicality make a perfect combination, and he’s instantly iconic in this film. He’s helped by Eva Green, who is my personal favorite Bond villain and easily is objectively the best Bond film of Craig’s era. The film is just filled with great moments between the two of them, and since the film is ultimately a tragic romance, their chemistry wonderfully serves the story.

 

The really interesting thing about Casino Royale though is the story structure. The first half is a typical Bond film, and the second half is more slow burn thriller. Mikkelsen and Wright impress in supporting roles in the second half, which has sparse action but manages to be tenser than the opening bits. Speaking of the opening, pre-credits is a great way to set the tone of Craig’s Bond and the title sequence is my favorite Bond one ever. Basically, it’s a freaking amazing Bond movie, and one of the best blockbusters of the new millennium.

 

 

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9.

 

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Release Date: June 29, 2007.
Director: Brad Bird.
Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, and Lou Romano.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 250.225M
RottenTomatoes: 96%
Average BOT Reviews: 94% (44 votes)

 

 

 

I saw this movie on my twelfth birthday, choosing to have my only birthday party ever watching this film. I’m pleased to say that young Blanky made excellent choices in cinema. One of Pixar’s finest masterpieces, it ruminates on the ideas of criticism and if you’re inherently snobby if you’re passionate about what you make. That’s a gross simplification of this film’s themes, but eh, it’ll work for this. Brad Bird is on point, directing tremendous setpieces while keeping it very character-based. Until Inside Out released earlier this year, I’d call this Pixar’s most mature film, using intriguing plot devices rarely used in animated films to create a compelling story.

 

The animation, as always, is gorgeous; you’ll want to eat half of what Remy is serving. All the characters are impeccably cast, thanks to Bird sticking to a no-celebrity cast, with the exception of Patton Oswalt, but he’s like D-list and he fits Remy perfectly so okay. Oh yeah, and Peter O’Toole… But Peter O’Toole is astounding with his monologue, and it’s a fitting finale to his entire film career. The plot’s engaging, the themes resonate deeply, and it’s equally poignant and funny. Ratatouille is one of Pixar’s best films, and a worthy addition to my top ten.

 

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8.

 

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Release Date: July 18, 2008.
Director: Christopher Nolan.
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Heath Ledger.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 620.958M
RottenTomatoes: 94%

Average BOT Reviews: 95% (119 votes)

 

 

Christopher Nolan’s superhero movie has been written about far too often on these boards. What could I possibly add to the discussion? Nevertheless, it’ll get two paragraphs, just like every other film on this list. It’s just a super rewatchable film. I’ve Pinked out to it more than any other film, partially because it’s always on TNT, but it’s just really entertaining while being thematically okay. By that I mean it’s very good in themes, but it’s kinda overrated. However, the setpieces are really cool, and the acting is strong.

 

I used to think Aaron Eckhart was the strongest member of the cast. Now, I’ve changed back to the more appropriate opinion of Heath Ledger being the best. However, literally everything has been said about Heath Ledger’s performance, so I’m gonna talk about Eckhart instead. Two-Face has always been my favorite Batman villain, and Eckhart does him perfectly in the last half hour. He’s better as Harvey Dent, a conflicted man confused about morality and wanting to what’s right for his city. Oldman is also great, and Nolan directs it to perfection. It’s just a damn great film.
 

 

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7.

 

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Release Date: November 5, 2004.
Director: Brad Bird.
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Jason Lee, and Holly Hunter.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 350.530M
RottenTomatoes: 97%

Average BOT Reviews: 97% (37 votes)

 

 

Brad Bird’s second appearance in my top ten (and third appearance overall) still isn’t his best film ever. That honor goes to The Iron Giant. Yet, The Incredibles comes quite close. When it comes to CGI animated setpieces, only Kung Fu Panda 2 comes close and The Incredibles care much more about characters than that film does. It’s just a rollicking good time with a lot of intriguing themes that are developed really well. Every character in this is enjoyable, and I’m not just talking about the Incredible family. Syndrome, Mirage, Frozone, Rick Dicker, Wallace Shawn’s insurance guy… all of them super entertaining to watch. Edna Mode is a “showstealer” by most standards, but personally she’s always been a weak spot for me.

 

The voice cast works well too. Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter are perfect as Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, and Jason Lee gives a winning – dare I say it – iconic performance as Syndrome. I’ve always maintained the opinion that if the Incredibles started as a graphic novel, it’d be up there with Watchmen as one of the best ever made. I also think that a live-action version of this would’ve been lame, as it truly takes full advantage of the animated format, taking impossible camera angles for its setpieces, and allowing actually more brutal action than could be allowed in a PG-13 tentpole, just because it’s slightly slapsticky. The Incredibles is funny, heartfelt, and ultimately, the best superhero movie I’ve ever seen.

 

 

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My favorite Pixar film to this date. :)

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6.

 

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Release Date: July 11, 2014.
Director: Richard Linklater.
Starring: Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater.
Adjusted Domestic Box Office: 26.124M
RottenTomatoes: 98%

Average BOT Reviews: 91% (57 votes)

 

 

I’ve written about Boyhood a lot since it came out. You all might be surprised it’s not my #1. You’d be right to that surprise because Boyhood is actually my #1, but I didn’t feel comfortable putting a 2014 movie as my best film of the half decade. That said, Boyhood is astounding. We’re currently living in a nostalgia age with Star Wars and Jurassic Park blowing up the box office, but Boyhood captures life in a nostalgic way that tops all those films. It’s poignant in its simplicity, and always manages to make you just think about life and how you made it to your place in the world.

 

The acting is brilliant. Coltrane has a lot of detractors, but I think he plays his character well. He may be bratty at points, but that’s just his generation. Hawke is perfect as the father, bringing pathos to every scene, and Arquette is quietly beautiful as the mother giving up everything for her kids’ well-being, even if the kids don’t see that. The vignettes are of varying quality but the affect they give off is quite lovely, and the film is truly the sum of its parts. Boyhood is a masterpiece. There’s no other word I could give to this wonderful film.

 

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