Saturday, February 19, 2011

Colin and Nick's Top 5 Movies of the Last Decade

So these are our favorite movies from 2000-2010, we were going to do in January but we are just so lazy.

                                        Nick's top 5

                                                 5. Gangs of New York
An awesome movie about the gang rivalries in New York in the 1860s. My 2nd favorite Scorsese movie (after Taxi Driver), Daniel Day-Lewis gives, I think, his best performance ever in this, completely overshadowing Leonardo DiCaprio.



                                                      4. Inception
 My favorite film of 2010, this movie was extremely intense to watch in theaters, the effects were amazing throughout the movie but really its the whole concept of going in the dreams I found really interesting. The music was also pretty intense.



                                                      3. Gladiator
 Amazing action, acting, music, story and cinematography. What would you want, to be entertained?



                                                  2. American Psycho
 An amazing satire on the 80's ''Wall Street'' attitude, this movie is both hilarious and insane. Christian Bale gives the performance of a lifetime in an incredibly entertaining movie.



                                                     1. Donnie Darko
 My favorite movie of all time, nevermind just the last decade, this movie encompasses the life of a teenager living a bizarre and fragile life. Getting the occasional visit from a giant bunny, he delves deeper into madness while retaining a seemingly normal teenage life. Jake Gyllenhaal's best performance , this film is a must-see.



                                                 Colin's top 5

                                                  5. This is England
 An amazing and very underrated movie about the racist neo-nazi skinhead subculture of England. Stephen Graham (Snatch, Boardwalk Empire) gives one of the best performance of any movie I've ever seen. The music is also fantastic



                                                      4. City of God
 A stunning movie about the ghettos and life in the City of God, the most insane thing about this movie is that it's all based on a true story. Violence, drugs, love and good music, this film could be about rock and roll but its about The violence and corruption of Brazil.



                                             3. No Country for Old Men
 One of the Coen brothers' best movie, this film is intense from the start till the end. The cinematography is thrilling and beautiful throughout, the lack of soundtrack just adds to the intensity and reality of the movie. The three main actors all also give stunning performances.



                                               2. Let the Right One In
 An extremely beautiful and disturbing movie about the relationship between two outcasts of society, a young bullied boy and a vampire who has kept her body for a very long time. The acting, cinematography and music are all done to perfection in this must-see movie.



                                                       1. Oldboy
 A masterpiece beyond comparison, this movie kept me on the edge till the end. It's hard to choose a favorite among the Vengeance trilogy (sympathy for mr.vengeance and lady vengeance are the others) but this one has so many memorable scenes and moments that it's too hard not to put it at #1. The soundtrack is also one of the best I've ever heard.

33 comments:

Haezer said...

I didn't see two of the movies of the list, gonna see them ;)

bbmike15 said...

i have to agree with both lists because all those movies are great

HillDog said...

You guys have really good taste. It's hard to decide which list is better.
I almost started bawling when I saw let the right one in. Oldboy is good as well, sigh.

Nice blog.

anonymous said...

nice movies. I enjoyed watching the gangs of ny and gladiator. Haven't seen inception... Yet :p.

Archon6 said...

Donnie Darko is too high on the list

Glovey said...

Inception is my favorite! definately!

Dilgaf said...

great list of movies, gladiator ftw!

IanFromLastNight said...

I must wholeheartedly disagree with No Country for Old Men. That movie is insanely boring to me.

Oldboy, however, is hard to argue with. The Koreans make some really incredible movies that tend to go unnoticed. Just watched an awesome one today called Attack the Gas Station! Hilarious and awesome.

Hom Diddly said...

American Psycho is one of my favourite movies of all time. I was not as impressed as everyone else seems to be by inception, though, I don't know why.

ReidTech said...

Oldboy is killer, alot of movies by koreans and such really don't get the attention they deserve in the west.

American Psycho and Inception will remain classic, they are both great films

Tom's Life Strategies said...

Oh wow, Nicks top 5 is almost exactly the same as mine! Donnie Darko was absolutely mindblowing, a movie you just have to watch more than once before you truly understand its brilliance!

fulano tal said...

Excellent taste!
I loved all of your movies! Special the Gangs of New York and This is England :)
I loved those two.

Keep on the good stuff coming :P

joe said...

Oldboy! loved American Psycho too, good list, I'll be checking back for more

S.S. said...

Seen them all. Loved them all :D

Egz said...

City of god <3 and Donnie Darko <3

Awesome list, haven't seen some of them, I will check them out!

Jay Cockson said...

Saw Inception at IMAX. Was pretty much amazing on every level.

rfs said...

Gladiator is my favourite one.

Saive said...

I completely agree with Nicks top 5 list!

Subscribed!

AnthropoSeptic said...

I have somehow still not seen Inception. WTF is wrong with me?

Paul Johannsen said...

I agree with most of em. Some I haven't watched, like Old Boy.. so I'm definitely buying those in the near future.
Keep it up man.

synoptixs said...

I've seen all these movies and support your list :)

Robert Fünf said...

Great list(s). There are some on Colin's that I'm going have to look up though.

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Tristie said...

I loved American Psyco, Inception just cracks me up everytime because how much its been made fun of, but Leo is hot!

Ashton Chase said...

Inception is probably the best movie I have seen this year so far. Real brain buster.

College Kid said...

This is a great top 5, excellent post

Mike said...

really nice list man! we have similar taste. city of god is a great movie i used to watch it everyday and brazil is simply amazing. too bad kids had to grow up in those barbaric conditions

Lhosreiff said...

Donnie Darko is still my favorite. I could watch that movie my whole life and still love it.

Anonymous said...

City of God all the way

meisnick said...

city of god is like the top five good post

russkofkof441 said...

i agree this and will proceed to see the movies i didn't see in the list thx

DorfinAllDay said...

oldboy was REALLY good but the twist ending was also REALLY sick, and not in a good way..

Stein said...

This list... I love you guys!

And you know #2 Let the right one in got an american remake now. Not really needed since I'm skandinavian, but they did a really good job. The only thing missing was this twisted scene when the boy sneak peeked into the bedroom when miss Tepes was changing. Still got no idea what that was.

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