Here we are in the Top 100 films of the last decade. There are some great titles on here. Enjoy. As usual, there is the movie title name along with the date it was released, a mini review/memory of the film and a link that takes you to AMAZON where you can purchase the flick for a great price.
100_ Signs – August 2, 2002
I really enjoyed this Alien film from M. Night. Total Hitchcockian throughout. That scene with the alien stuck in the pantry of and Mel Gibson tries to get a glimpse of it with the reflection of a butcher knife is so tense. If aliens do come to Earth, hopefully they are not hostile. A very good solid alien film. Very tense.
99_ Garden State – July 28, 2004
Zach Braff shows the world he is a very talented director, not just a comedic tv actor. This film has tons of heart and soul in it. You really feel for the characters. Nothing is forced and it moves along nicely. Natalie Portman is so lovely in this film. The soundtrack is one of the best of the decade as well. Go Shins. I wish more films were like this. I look forward to more directorial efforts from Braff.
98_ A Serious Man – October 2, 2009
The latest film from The Coen Bros. A very dark comedy. The story follows a Jewish man who has a family, a job, and everything else but respect. Everyone shits on him. I can say that if you are NOT jewish or you do not have any jewish friends then you most likely wont get a lot of the film, but this film is hilarious. This is suppose to be the Coen Bros. Biopic piece about themselves growing up. I can relate. Pretty funny. A must see.
97_ Dawn of the Dead – March 19, 2004
The only complaint I had about this film is that I wish it wasn’t called Dawn of the Dead, which tells people it is a remake of the Romero classic. It is not, although same story line in a way, but no. This zombie thriller is BALLS TO THE WALL awesome. It has got some of the best deaths, chills, and survival scenarios ever. The scene where they shoot zombies that look like famous people is priceless. Love this film. Go James Gunn and Zach Snyder. Some of the best head shots in cinema history.
96_ Match Point – January 20, 2006
Another Woody Allen film. This marks the first in a set of films that Woody filmed in England. This certainly does not play out like a typical Woody Allen film. It is not funny whatsoever. It is a serious drama. So well played out and acted and directed and written. Everything really. This film follows a young man who meets a girl from a wealthy family. The family takes him in as one of their own, buying him and their daughter a house and getting him the job of a lifetime. This guy has a long affair with the beautiful Scarlett Johanssen. When our main character wants to break off the affair he does so by murder. What a film. A must see.
95_ Hard Candy – April 14, 2006
What a brutal film this was. A young Ellen Paige is the star in this film. I literally had the flop sweats when I saw this in the theatre because I was so tense. Wheww. Just thinking about it gives me shivers. Tons of twists and turns in this film. I do not want to give anything away, but seriously….see this film. It will make you sweat.
94_ Super Troopers – February 16, 2001
Broken Lizards first feature film hit the jackpot and changed our lives forever with the immediate cult icon Officer Rod Farva. This film follows the Highway patrol team and their hilarious antics with civilians. People still today quote this film and will for some time. I remember laughing out loud in the theatre for fifteen minutes straight at the biker line. If you like comedy, then get off your ass and see this film if you have not already. You will love it.
93_ Best In Show – September 29, 2000
A wonderful mockumentary from Chris Guest about Dog Shows and the people who take their dogs there. We all know these types of people. Dog People. And it is all sorts of funny to watch all of their worlds crumble. Oh the nut rant is prime. This is dry humor at its best and your gut will hurt from all the laughter throughout the film. Stellar performaces all around. More please.
92_ Fahrenheit 9/11 – June 23, 2004
An amazing documentary about the 9/11 attacks and the events leading up to it and all the questions we had about it. We just didn’t know the truth, but we do now, and it was not pretty. Michael Moore was the first to show us the truth on this. This documentary will anger you and make you laugh and cry. This is what I think is the start of the fall of George W. Bush. You see who he really is in this film. Go M.M.
91_ Black Snake Moan – March 2, 2007
I really did enjoy this little film. I believe this film was loosely based on the great blues legend R.L. Burnside’s life. It definitely has the great music to back it up. Sam Jackson plays a old genuine God Fearing man who comes across a beaten up tramp played by the gorgeous Christina Ricci and takes her in to his home to get her well. She was left for dead. She gets all better and Sam Jackson chains her to his heater and he aims to cure her of her wickedness and make her a better person. It is really good. See it.
90_ Grindhouse – April 6, 2007
Oh yes. Tarantino and Rodriguez pay homage to the 70’s grindhouse experience by making a double feature of badassery, exploitation, and violence. An allstar cast in both films. One film deals with zombies and the other film deals with a crazed killer in a kick ass car. The soundtrack is out of this world. If you want to get a group of your friends together and pound a ton of beer and eat tons of junk food, then put this double feature on and enjoy the hell out of it. So much fun. I look forward to another double feature in the future from these two brilliant filmmakers. Thank you for giving me this pleasure.
88_ Thirst – July 31, 2009
A really fantastic Korean Vampire film from the director of OLDBOY. I like this one so much for its way of showing you every aspect of being a vampire and the guilt it causes and your need to feed. More vampire films like this. This director is amazing. Not too much gore but just enough.
87_ Burn After Reading – September 12, 2008
I loved this Coen Brothers comedy. Not a lot of people did. It grows on you. It is a comedy dram about the US government. Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and John Malkovich. If you liked Big Lebowski, you will like this film. Tons of laughs.
86_ Night Watch – February 17, 2006
The first film in this Russion Horror trilogy. This film is pretty epic and I believe is the biggest budget film Russia has ever done. There are shape shifters, ghosts, murders, robots, monsters, vampires and much much more. The visuals are stunning. I highly recommend these films. Classic Good vs. Evil here.
85_ Sin City – April 1, 2005
Finally the comic book of hardcore comes to the big screen. I love these comics and the fact that Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino brought in Frank Miller to make this shows me just how brilliant they are in filmmaking. Pretty much shot for shot and the same dialogue as the comic. It is beautiful. I love this modern Noir style. Mickey Rourke as Marv is genius. This is gruesome, funny and action packed. Brittany Murphy does a stellar job in this too. Cannot wait for the rest of the comics in comic book form.