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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby W » April 26th, 2017, 11:04 pm


Remember the Titans (2000) Dir: Boaz Yakin, Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst


Depending on the day, week, month I could have chose Scott Pilgrim or Elf (especially around the holidays), but most of the time this movie is my favorite from the year 2000 (barely) on. As a historical sports movie, it's really in my wheelhouse. In my opinion, it's easily the best of the "historical sports" genre (yes, over Hoosiers). It's also a Civil Rights movie following the team through public school integration in the very early '70's, albeit Disney-fied.

It has an excellent cast headlined by one of Denzel's best roles where he plays a true coach, equal parts Drill Sargent, motivational speaker, and friend. He gives some of the best motivational speeches rivaling Bill Pullman in Independence Day, the best being the Gettysburg speech (see below). Besides Will Patton and a very early Ryan Gosling role, the rest of the cast are mostly known for television roles. Wood Harris (Avon Barksdale, "The Wire") and Ryan Hearst (Opie, "Sons of Anarchy") have a real chemistry as enemies turned friends.

Gettysburg Speech (starts about 1:30):
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby transformers2 » April 26th, 2017, 11:23 pm

Excellent choice W. Remember the Titans is an exceptional movie that I feel doesn't always get the love it deserves.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 27th, 2017, 1:53 am

UDM, your turn is tomorrow (Thursday). You are the last one up. After that, we are officially done!!

Loved your list, W. I've seen a whopping 47 of them, and we had THIRTEEN overlaps. Obviously, we love animated stuff and Marvel movies, but I think it's cool that we are the only two who felt Zootopia and The Martian worthy of inclusion. Loved that you had The Island, which I remember loving when it came out.

But... Episode III??? I (anagram of Sith) all over that choice.
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 27th, 2017, 1:56 am


100. The Lion King 3D
99. Avatar
98. King Kong
97. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
96. Casino Royale
95. Memoirs of a Geisha
94. Aeon Flux
93. Jason Bourne
92. Bourne Identity
91. Bourne Supremcy
90. Bourne Ultimatum
89. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
88. Let the Right One In
87. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
86. Star Trek
85. Zombieland
84. Dr. Strange
83. Jurassic World
82. Guardians of the Galaxy
81. I, Robot
80. Jack Reacher
79. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
78. Sunshine
77. About Time
76. Pitch Black
75. War of the Worlds
74. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
73. The Devil Wears Prada
72. The Prestige
71. Inside Man
70. Silver Linings Playbook
69. Minority Report
68. Ratatouille
67. Curse of the Golden Flower
66. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
65. There Will Be Blood
64. The Book of Eli
63. Hulk
62. The Italian Job
61. Skyfall
60. Austin Powers in Goldmember
59. A Knight's Tale
58. The Count of Monte Cristo
57. Ocean's Eleven
56. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
55. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
54. Gladiator
53. Inglourious Basterds
52. Prisoners
51. John Carter
50. Cowboys vs. Aliens
49. Captain America: The First Avenger
48. Batman Begins
47. Children of Men
46. Gravity
45. Shutter Island
44. Harry Potter 1, II, & III
43. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (English version)
42. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy (Swedish version)
41. Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix
40. Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire
39. Mean Girls
38. Man on Fire
37. The Day After Tomorrow
36. The Village
35. Shrek
34. Julie and Julia
33. The Dark Knight
32. 28 Days Later
31. The Adjustment Bureau
30. Spirited Away
29. Spider-Man
28. X-Men
27. POTC: At World's End
26. POTC: Dead Man's Chest
25. Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows
24. Pride and Prejudice
23. TCON: The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe
22. Junebug
21. The Assassination of Jesse James
20. The Way Way Back
19. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
18. The House of Flying Daggers
17. LOTR: The Two Towers
16. Revolutionary Road
15. Black Hawk Down
14. The Proposal
13. Miss Congeniality
12. X-Men 2
11. Pan's Labyrinth
10. LOTR: Return of the King
9. Hero
8. The Incredibles
7. Spider-Man 2
6. Signs
5. Harry Potter & Half-Blood Prince
4. Sky Captain & World of Tomorrow
3. Howl's Moving Castle
2. POTC: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby numbersix » April 27th, 2017, 5:24 am

Banks, you had a pretty decent list overall. At first I thought it was a mixed bag but forgot you only came in at #60.

As for the Social Network, I agree with you about Fincher's talent. He's very strong on visuals, editing. But for me he's only great at the technical side. Unless he has a great script I find he struggles, like with Benjamin Button, Dragon Tattoo, etc. And I have lots of problems with The Social Network's script. It even goes beyond Sorkin's usual issue of every character talking in the same way, even children (like in Steve Jobs) - I think it's the one-note tone, that nasty cynicism that pervades the whole story. Social networks have gone beyond being a sort of fad, just like all major technology (TV, video, walkman, etc) - it's now ingrained in our culture, and its complexity and connection with our broad identity has both good and bad things. To basically tie all this down to a guy who can't get over his ex (as the final scenes reveal) is reductive and a little shallow. It was no surprise that neither Fincher nor Sorkin actually use social networks in their life. They don't understand it, and that's evident in the film.

As for the rest of your list, it was great to see you include Exit Through the Gift Shop, and particularly Wolf of Wall Street - think we're the only 2 who picked that modern classic. We shared 13 films out of our lists, which is pretty impressive, especially considering there were 12 of your 60 I haven't seen. Going to add Kung Fu Panda and Wreck It Ralph to me Must Watch list!
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby undeadmonkey » April 27th, 2017, 10:15 am

I"m sure it's not hard to guess, My #1 is LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring.

My top ten was hard to order, as i could love some more than others at any time, but #1 was easy. Many fantasy films have tried but none have come close to achieving what Lord of the Rings did. Most struggle to barely be believable, but Lord of the Rings flies. It's almost as if we are watching history. It's anchored by it's wonderful, lovable characters, the amazing practical effects. I'm sure i don't need to say much, as most of you love it as well, so i will just leave you with a quote and what a quote to start off with...

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was, is lost. For none now live, who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings...
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Shrykespeare » April 27th, 2017, 1:57 pm

Well, UDM, you win the "Like Shryke, If I Could Be Like Shryke" Award.

I've seen 79 of your films, and we had 25 overlaps (including LOTR, which you split up). You love the worlds of HP, LOTR, and POTC, so you're okay in my book. We were the only two to pick Pitch Black (YESS!!!)

I commend your courage for picking more Shyamalan than anyone, not to mention your fetish for Sandra Bullock comedies and Asian period action films.

I seriously considered Jack Reacher, The Book of Eli, Skyfall, Cowboys vs. Aliens, Man on Fire and Julie and Julia for my list, and I'm glad they ended up on yours. Nice job, sir!
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby BanksIsDaFuture » April 27th, 2017, 4:47 pm

More catching up...


A solid list, full of always-ready-to-watch comedies sprinkled with a dash of actioners and blockbusters. There's even a Woody Allen film in there, which honestly I didn't see coming :lol: . We had 18 overlaps, including a handful that only us two selected: Grandma's Boy, Creed, Short Term 12! Can't believe I forgot The Spectacular Now. I've seen 85(!) of your films (86%), and I've even seen Pluto Nash! Out of all those, there's only one I do not like: Zoolander. Your #1, Sin City, was a great experience and it definitely opened up my mind of what film could be, at the time. However, personally, it collapses on rewatches, it doesn't seem to hold my interest and is mostly why I haven't bothered with the sequel. But it's a worthy inclusion.

Added to my Watch List, among others: Snatch, Remember The Titans


It seems that we've found almost the perfect midpoint of our group, smack dab between the foreign appreciation of Six/Chien and the love for American new-classics. There's a lot to like here, and a lot that I haven't seen. We had 17 overlaps, which is surprising when I count them up. You know my love for The Social Network, and if I'd started at 100, you'd see films like Prisoners, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Thank You for Smoking make appearances. I've only seen 52 movies from your list, and there's a lot there I'm interested in. Pan's Labyrinth, for your #1, is a simply beautiful film, and you'll find no dissent here for that pick. del Toro is a magician with the right script.

Added to my Watch List, among others: Incendies, Memories For Murder (how many times has this appeared?), Kill List, Coraline


Our resident Canuck! There's a lot there that I like and even a bunch I've never heard of (which is becoming more rare, outside of Chien), like Stranger by the Lake or Enigma. Some big surprises too, from films I've never seen but have only heard bad things about: Lords of Salem and The Killer Inside Me, primarily. We only had 11 overlaps, and I think we're the only ones to list 12 Years A Slave - had I opted to add in the Potters, we'd be at 18, which is looking pretty average for me. I'll also stick up for Mean Girls 8 days out of the week. I've seen only 49 of your list (49%), which I attribute to a lot that I've always meant to get to, but they don't necessarily interest me enough to bang them out at any urgent pace. For your #1, I did enjoy The Royal Tenenbaums, but Wes Andersen just isn't my cup of twee- uh, I mean tea. It does edge out Fantastic Mr. Fox as my favorite of his however, and it even gave me reason to enjoy Gwyneth Paltrow!

Added to my Watch List, among others: The Ghost Writer, The Handmaiden, 99 Homes, Zodiac
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Re: Fantaverse Top 100 Movies of the New Millennium (2000-)

Postby Ron Burgundy » April 28th, 2017, 10:30 am

Numbers 4 3 and 2, keyboard and mouse albeit not mine. Such a difference :)

Recent viewings (which I think made someones list): Toni Erdmann (7.5/10), It Follows (7/10), United 93 (5.5/10) & The Great Beauty (6.5/10)

Memories of Murder - Made my top 10. Strangely anticipating a rewatch to catch the 80s vibe I cant quite remember
Amelie - Real good, almost surprised its NOT your no.1
LOTR - My no.1, nuff said

Requiem for a Dream - Nice pick. Doesn't seem to age, apart from them massive TVs ;)
The Master - Also on me list
Memento - 3 strikes! You're out? of this world? Im Ron Burgundy? :lol:

Lucky Number Slevin - Over here its called 'The Wrong Man' smacks head. And wow, its pretty gosh darn high on ya list
How to Train Your Dragon - Im one of the odd ones out that doesn't like this movie much- despite liking the animated genre. Wait, what genre is this?
V for Vendetta - On my list too. I wonder where this would have placed overall? pretty sure 3+ people picked it

Juno - Not my cup of tea, but it aint bad
Kill Bill 1 - Noice pick banks
TDK - Great minds....
by the by - Nice post pick in top 100 for Thank You For Smoking :)

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Not bad, but ranks in the lower half of Wes Anderson movies for me
Inside Llewyn Davis - I gave it something like a 7.5/10. But not completely sure if its closer to 7 or 8, needs to be seen once again
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship - Well, its kinda my FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!! So yeah, nice pick.

No Country for Old Men - in my top 10, good choice
The Royal Tenenbaums - As ive mentioned before, I used to dislike this and strongly. Thankfully it got better with each viewing. Seen it 3 times
Scott Pilgrims - So, how many people picked this overall? Must be at least 3 with 2 picks coming in very high. That said, I cant remember this nor thinking it was a masterpiece.

28 Days Later - Seems everyone who picked this had it in their top 20 except for me. Cant really complain.
It Follows - Ahhhh, finally got to see this one last night. It was pretty fun to watch. Ill give it a 7/10, nice original music by disaterpiece as well.
Incendies - Arrrrghhh!! Finally got my hands on a 2nd copy of this today. Turns out it (like the first) DID NOT have English subtitles. BAH, maybe one day ill learn French

Kill Bill 1 - I also prefer the first half, although I still dig both parts. My no 50
The 40 year old virgin - Its pretty funny, and got some heart too. Which is a nice combo in comedy
The Departed - Yes, good pick. Would be cool if none of us had of seen this and we all placed bets on who would survive. And I bet we'd all be wrong

Sky Captain - I cant remember much besides the Blue Screen from the making of this. Which as you know is now Green :)
Howls Moving castle - Also my fav from Miyazaki. Well done
Pirates....Black Pearl - This is the first one right? If so, almost made my list

Old School - Great pick buddy
Scott Pilgrim...- This one didn't strike a chord with me as it did others here. I cant remember much tbh.
Elf - On me list. Id say its a tight race between yourself and surfer to the most overlaps with myself.
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