Saturday, February 18, 2006

Best Movies of the Decade

Since the Oscars usually screw up Best Picture (in my opinion), I'll make it my job to correct them.

Here are my Best Pictures and Runners-up.

2005
Actual Winner: TBA
My Winner: Crash
Runner-up: Munich

In general, the movies of 2005 SUCKED. Absolutely sucked. That's all I have to say.

2004
Actual Winner: Million Dollar Baby
My Winner: Sideways
Runner-up: Million Dollar Baby

Sideways did something rare to me the first time I saw it...I wanted to see it again before the movie was over.

2003
Actual Winner: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
My Winner: Lost in Translation
Runner-up: Mystic River

It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that LOTR was going to win this one. Taking the prize from two smarter and more deserving films.

2002
Actual Winner: Chicago
My Winner: The Pianist
Runner-up: 25th Hour

Chicago is a great movie so I fully understand why it won. But there were two emotionally charged movies with two fantastic leading actors that had me thinking for days.

2001
Actual Winner: A Beautiful Mind
My Winner: The Royal Tenenbaums
Runner-up: Monster's Ball

Monster's Ball is one of those movies that I want to recommend to people because it's very good....but I just can't. And The Royal Tenenbaums gets funnier every time I watch it.

2000
Actual Winner: Gladiator
My Winner: Requiem for a Dream
Runner-up: Traffic

I'm just not a big Russell Crowe fan. Actually, I dislike him. Requiem for a Dream may be the most powerful movie I've ever seen....and it's definitely one of the most visually creative. Traffic ain't so bad either.

There it is. My attempt to right the wrong. Or at least try. And in the process, alienating more girls who have no desire to read about movies.

Good day.

9 Comments:

Blogger Tory Jane said...

I have yet to see the Pianist, but have always wanted to. I couldn't stomach my way through the rest of Monster's Ball. That's rare for me - to not be able to finish a movie. But it got under my skin so much, and I just couldn't do it. Requiem For Dream... I spent a lot of my time avoiding it because my friends told me it was too hard to watch. When I finally saw it, I was surprised by the fact that I found it totally interesting. Mad creative. Royal Tennenbaums - man, that just makes me want to watch it now! :)

Good list, man...

February 18, 2006 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with all of your movie lists. i too hope crash wins because i saw it for the first time a couple weeks ago and i am still emotional and thought provoked because of it, although, i think brokeback mountain may win. just a guess. you should be a college film professor

February 18, 2006 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lost in translation...worst movie i ever saw

February 18, 2006 7:46 PM  
Blogger Tory Jane said...

I liked Lost in Translation. Not at all what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it... I think Sophia Coppela is really talented... Girl filmmaker - rock on! Anyway, two thumbs up for Lost in Translation. I have yet to see Broken Flowers, but I hear Bill's just as good in that one...

February 18, 2006 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, if you want a story with a crappy storyline and one the flirts with adultery, Lost in Translation rocks.

February 19, 2006 7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think girls aren't interested in movies?? Especially your opinions on them....I just think thats strange. You are cooler than you think Drew.

February 19, 2006 11:23 PM  
Blogger dbrown said...

You're right, last anonymous.
I think the lone girl who complains about stuff has altered my perception of what girls like to read.

Thanks for the wake up call. Seriously.

February 20, 2006 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I could wake you up Drew...Now if only I could make you realize that there are so many worthy girls out there you are passing up...

February 21, 2006 12:46 AM  
Blogger dbrown said...

Passing them up how exactly?

February 21, 2006 2:37 PM  

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