Friday, February 19, 2010

best of the decade: the movies (#10-#1)

10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Warner Bros. Pictures / 1492 Pictures / Heyday Films
dir. Alfonso Cuaron
with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, & Emma Thompson

9. Spirited Away (2002)
Studio Ghibli / Walt Disney Pictures
dir. Hayao Miyazaki
with Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, & Susan Egan

8. Being Julia (2004)
Sony Pictures Classics / Serendipity Point Films / First Choice Films
dir. Istvan Szabo
with Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, & Michael Gambon

7. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio
dir. Pete Docter & David Silverman
with Billy Crystal, John Goodman, & Steve Buscemi

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, & Ian McKellen

5. WALL-E (2008)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio
dir. Andrew Stanton
with Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, & John Ratzenburger

4. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Focus Features / Paramount Pictures / River Road Entertainment
dir. Ang Lee
with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, & Michelle Williams

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, & Viggo Mortensen

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Sony Pictures Classics / Asia Union Film / EDKO Film
dir. Ang Lee
with Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, & Chow-Yun Fat

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, & Andy Serkis

7 comments:

Bob Wendland said...

BEING JULIA!
TOP 10!
WOOHOO!

Simon said...

I have yet to jump onto the LotR bandwagon.

But, WALL-E!

Sara said...

WALL-E!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jose said...

WALL-E is so wonderful so perfect choice. Interesting that you didn't put all the Lord of the Rings in one entry.

Castor said...

Nice to see Spirited Away in the top 10

Luke said...

Bob: Indeed - it's one of the best period comedies I've seen in ages, and Bening was totally robbed of that Oscar!

Simon: It's a shame about the LOTR thing, since it's quite the spectacle, both visually and content(ally) appealing.

Jose: Call me a purist, but I just can't consider them all one film, considering I'm partial to the final chapter anyway...

Castor: Miyazaki is pure genius! :)

Film Conqueror said...

Lord of the Rings...those three movies are in a class of their own