The world did not change in the 2000s just because the years started with "2" (though that was huge). In the movies, the spread of digital technology made filming less costly than before, resulting in a new group of young directors. In the real world, the events of September 11, 2001 would affect films for the rest of the decade and beyond. Here are 20 films from 2000 to 2009, which we consider to be the best of the decade.
. 1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
It remains the most beaten-back foreign-language film in US box office history, and even inflation has been the highest since at least 1
. 2 Almost Famous (2000)
Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical story about a 15-year-old Rolling Stone correspondent who was embedded with a touring rock band In the first release, a profit was made has since become one of the most popular films of its kind, with outstanding performances by Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman and others.
. 3 The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
We cheat by counting three films as one entry, but Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy trilogy was filmed as a huge project, not as three separate ones – and it also means we did not finish LOTR three places. Apart from a monumental technical achievement with special effects, which still look good today, it is a rousing spectacle full of important topics, inspiring heroes, noble victims and Viggo Mortensen.
. 4 Memento (2001)
Before he won with his Batman films and Inceptions and Dunkirk's legions of fans, Christopher Nolan (along with his co-writer / brother Jonathan) made a brilliantly constructed neo Noir about a man with short-term memory loss who tries to find his wife's murderer – oh, and the movie starts with the final scene and works its way back. It's more than a twisty thriller, it's about the tricks our memories play on us, and the lies we tell ourselves.
. 5 The Hours (2002)
Stephen Daldry's story of three women in different periods, each influenced by Virginia Woolf's novel . Ms. Dalloway performed brilliantly on a trio of Hollywood actresses: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman (who Woolf played and won an Oscar for). And the rest of the cast: John C. Reilly, Toni Collette, Margo Martindale, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels!
. 6 Spirited Away (2002)
The fervor with which people love Hayao Miyazaki's imaginative animated films – especially this film about a girl who travels into the world of ghosts – can with the passion of Disney and Pixar (but without the same success at the box office). The inspired, magical craze of Spirited Away provides insight into most animated films that most other animated films never thought of.
. 7 About a Boy (2002)
There are movies on this list that are more likely to be guests, but few are so airy, charming, and as hearty as this comedy that Hugh Grant has come up with bullied child (Nicholas Hoult) and his mother (Toni Collette). Deceptively simple, it's about Rom-Com and other clichés on the head, while delivering an honestly beautiful story about connecting with others.
. 8 The Triplets of Belleville (2003)
Not Disney, Pixar, Studio Ghibli or DreamWorks were one of the most visually amusing animated films of the decade, but Frenchman Sylvain Chomet. His gentle, but crazy, almost dialogue-free adventure has something amusing or wonderful to offer in every picture – from surrealism to caricatures to anarchy in the style of Looney Tunes.
. 9 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Spirit (2004)
A 21st century love story from the radiantly sad spirit of Charlie Kaufman, directed by visionary Michel Gondry, in which Jim Carrey tries to erase one of his lost memories Love (Kate Winslet). Visually, it's awesome; thematically it is melancholic and enlightening (not to mention funny) in the study of true love and the perseverance of memory.
10th The Incredibles (2004)
Everything Pixar published in the 2000s could have made this list (except Cars obviously), but we go with Brad Bird's widescreen Action comedy about a family of superheroes. Even without the "animated" qualification, this is one of Hollywood's best superhero films, with vivid characters, relatively problematic issues, dynamic visuals, and cunning humor.
. 11 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
After writing Lethal Weapon and a handful of other louder, ridiculous buddy-cop films, Shane Black made his directorial debut and mocked the genre Conventions Black helped shape. A snappy detective story à la Raymond Chandler, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has an Ironman by Robert Downey Jr. and a post-batman Val Kilmer, who ridicules it with a Hollywood mystery, a script full of screwed one-liners ,
12th Brokeback Mountain (2005)
In an alternate universe, Ang Lee's beautifully made adaptation of Annie Proulx's short story about the love between two cowboys won the Oscar for Best Picture and Crash again spoken. In our universe, we have Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's emotional, silent performances centering a powerful film that picks up on the universal aspects of falling in love.
. 13 Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
More than a decade before he won Best Director and Best Picture Oscar for The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro inspired the Audience with this luscious dark fairy tale for adults in fascist Spain. Pan's Labyrinth exists in a world between fantasy and nightmare. It is morbid, breathtaking, gorgeous, thematically rich and full of amazing things to see and see.
fourteenth CHILDREN OF MEN (2006)
We knew then that Alfonso Cuarón's dystopian science-fiction thriller – about a woman who becomes pregnant in a world where no children have been born for 18 years – was technically brilliant and thematically stratified. What we did not know was how forward-looking his portrayal of a society trying to hold on to hope would appear in 2019.
15th No Country for Old Men (2007)
Joel and Ethan Coen have made at least one movie in each decade since the 1980s that could reasonably be considered their best, and each of these bests is better than most of the other films released in this decade. This is the case with this Best Picture winner, a perfect marriage of filmmakers and material (Cormac McCarthy's novel already had Coen-like traits) that reflects on fate, luck and fate.
sixteenth There Will Be Blood (2007)
It was Citizen Kane for the new century: a sprawling epic about a flawed, wealthy man who lets him destroy under his direction a prodigy which is already revered by most Hollywoods. Paul Thomas Anderson and the stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano do some of their best work in the history of a double oil master who meets him in the fiery son of a preacher.
17th Synecdoche, New York (2008)
After recording scripts for sloppy, melancholic comedies such as Being John Malkovich Adaptation. and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Charlie Kaufman directed the film himself, marveling at everything he had done before with Philip Seymour Hoffman as a theater director, creating a massive stage production out of his own life. Surrounded by whimsical, surreal details, it's an unforgettable work of art, as life goes by, if you do not look.
18th Tropic Thunder (2008)
Surely there was no better Hollywood satire in the 2000s than Ben Stiller's devastating, pervasive, merciless mockery of showbiz egos filmed in the jungles of Asia during a catastrophic film shooting were. Some of the most amazing accomplishments were: Tom Cruise, who was barely recognizable as a vicious studio manager, and Robert Downey Jr., who was in the black ghost the whole time – and got away with it.
19th In the Loop (2009)
An extension of the British television series The Thick of It and before  Veep -written by Armando Iannucci represents both English and American Politicians are cynical, insignificant, engaging opportunists. It's an extremely accurate view, but a weird view, and the film shows the best and most creative swarms of the decade.
20th The Hurt Locker (2009)
Several films about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan emerged in the second half of the decade, but this one written by Kathryn Bigelow and written by journalist Mark Boal is unique in its emotional resonance. Jeremy Renner plays the main role as a bomb technician, so stunned by the dangers of war that he becomes dependent on it, resulting in a sharp, tight and exciting action drama.