Best of the decade – Films

This last decade saw us grow up, when it started I was 12, this means my memories of the previous decade are slim, the ‘noughties’ then will be the decade that film took over my life. The last ten years saw Cathy and I doing degrees in the subject, neither of us are now working with anything to do with the industry but we both still have a love for the medium. Certainly the overblown special effects that have come in this decade have often come at the expense of plot but that is not to say that there have not been some great films. Film is an entertainment medium and the fact that 8 of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time came out in this decade shows that audiences have been entertained. Our lists are not ordered by preference but chronologically. My wife could not pick 10 and so has 11 instead and the nominees for film of the decade will be voted for by you from that shortlist.

Jonathan’s list:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-03)
Bourne Trilogy (2002-07)
The Incredibles (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Juno (2007)
Atonement (2007)
In Bruges (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Wall-E (2008)

Cathy’s list:
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-03)
The Bourne Trilogy (2002-07)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Atonement (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
In Bruges (2008)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Avatar (2009)

Beth’s list:
Lord of the Rings (2001-03)
Spiderman (2002)
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
Napolean Dynamite (2004)
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Lady in the water (2006)
Juno (2007)
Mamma Mia (2008)
Wall-e (2008)
Avatar (2009)

So now we come to the films which received more than a vote from us:
Lord of the Rings (2001-03)
The Bourne Trilogy (2002-07)
Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)
Juno (2007)
Atonement (2007)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Wall-e (2008)
In Bruges (2008)
Avatar (2009)

Which one of these 9 is the film of the decade though?

You decide, comment either on facebook, twitter or this blog by Friday 15 January, votes will then be tallied and the winner announced on Saturday 16 January!

Votes not for one of these 9 films will be ignored

  • Paddy

    Got to be Lord of the Rings. 😀

  • YOUR WIFE

    It was a close call between LoTR and Pirates. Mind you, I like to count LoTR as a trilogy, but really only preferred the first of the pirate films in my list of decade-ent (hahahaha pun intended) films. This decade was a very defining time for us all, and these films will ever remain in my memory of the long golden summer that was my teenage years (with a few winters in between. And autumn and spring. But you know what I mean). Unfortunately for LoTR there was a scary having-to-learn-Elvish incident, so my final choice – and the film I saw FIVE times in the cinema, personal record – is Pirates of the Caribbean, the Curse of the Black Pearl.