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25 best films of the 21st century .. says someone

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Love the No. 1 pick. Great, great, underrated movie.

    Eternal Sunshine should be higher. Probably No. 2.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They should call that the 25 Most Pretentious Bullshit Movies.

    Not that I didn't enjoy many on the list.
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  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    That's far from a terrible list, but the Royal Tenenbaums should have been on it.

    I haven't seen too many movies the past couple years, but Birdman, Punch Drunk Love, Silver Linings Playbook, Midnight in Paris, The Hurt Locker, The Departed all could have easily made it.

    And Anchorman, of course.
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  4. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson wacking off.

    The movie may be enjoyable to watch, but it is nothing in the end.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I have tried and tried, but I will never understand the appeal of Lost In Translation.
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  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Somebody spent a little too much time in pretentious indy theaters.
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  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I tried to watch Boyhood and was bored to tears and turned it off. And I like Linklater - all three of his Before... movies are better than Boyhood.

    Notable omissions are 12 Years a Slave, Almost Famous, Requiem for a Dream, Inglourious Basterds, and Lars and the Real Girl.

    Some animated movies, like Up or Finding Nemo, should probably be in there, too.
  8. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Some of them, yeah, but that's a pretty mainstream list for the most part.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I watched exactly three of these movies, "Grand Budapest Hotel, "Mad Max" and "No Country for Old Men." There were more films on the list that I'd never heard of. I admit I'm a philistine, but still...
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I agree. Children of Men is certainly not pretentious. Nor are Memento and Mad Max.

    Mulholland Drive is what I'd call high-concept, but that's not the same thing. In lesser hands than Lynch's, it could've been a pretentious mess.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it's not exactly a list of popcorn flicks, but most of them probably played at your local multiplex at some point.
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