Thematically rich and consummately gorgeous, The Fountain embarks on an ambitious narrative that transcends space and time in pursuit of lofty ideations of love, fate, and the fabric of the universe. The movie featured voice work from Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi, and it had been in various stages of development since 1996 - one year after Pixar launched their first animated movie. As always, Boyle is working with a first-rate cast including Rose Byrne, Cillian Murphy, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Benedict Wong, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Chris Evans in the first pre- Captain America role that really gave him credit for his talent. Trying to decide which movies are the best movies ever made is difficult. The equally Herculean task of determining the best films in a genre category is driven by the same individual taste that drives all film writing on every level. It tugs at the heart-strings and leaves you feeling all warm and tingly inside -- exactly the way you're supposed to feel during Christmas-time. The second instalment of the Bourne series — and the first to be directed by Paul Greengrass — sees the hero out for revenge following the murder of his girlfriend.
Score: 97% The highest-rated movie of the first year of the millennium was Peter Lord and Nick Park's 2000 stop-motion animated film, Chicken Run, starring Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Miranda Richardson, and more. Set during the Cold War, everyone is a suspect for being a Soviet spy. Bolstered by an outstanding cast including Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner, Robert Carlyle, and Imogen Poots, 28 Weeks Later was a hell of an English-language debut for director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, who confidently kept the film in line with the stylistic approach Danny Boyle established in the original while putting his own spin on the material, and stands out as one of the best viral films of the decade. Alfred Hitchcock directs as Dr. The review-aggregation website has become one of the prime sources of film criticism in the 21st Century, and while its simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down collection method has led some to doubt about the Tomatometer's accuracy - especially since several movies out there show including recent films such as Zack Snyder's Justice League and - it usually allows the cream to rise to the top. Sexy Beast Jonathan Glazer, 2000 Screenplay by Louis Mellis and David Scinto Ray Winstone stars as a retired British gangster named Gal who now resides in Spain with his wife.
But while technology gave filmmakers more possibilities to make things bigger, better, and flashier, the best films of the genre throughout the 2000s used the technology as a tool, not a crutch, and some of the lower-tech sci-fi films ended up being some of the best. The performances are pulpy and the dialogue earns more than a few cringes, but once you get pulled in, Sanchez makes the most of his limited means with brutal, visceral set-pieces and effects that absolutely hold up when they need to the most. And he puts them to great use in a pulse-pounding, legitimately science-based science fiction for adults that was ever so slightly ahead of its time. Thankfully not a typical day at work is it? With input from critics, history, and a love of the medium, here are our 25 Best Movies Ever Made. It's just heart-warming enough to make the list. They are altered: more good-looking, more thrilling, more romantic, more scary than real life. Called in to investigate a scientist's disappearance, Palmer's investigation takes a turn for the psychedelic when he's subjected to brainwashing.
Matt Damon stars as anti-Bond Jason Bourne in this spy thriller on steroids. Lee Byung-hun reunited with director Kim Jee-woon for the unforgettable and incredibly violent neo-film noir I Saw the Devil in 2010 also starring Oldboy lead actor Choi Min-sik in a tremendous performance as a psychotic villain. The first — and arguably best — Austin Powers film sees Mike Meyers artfully play both Austin Powers a horny 60's spy with questionable dental hygiene and Dr. Such is the case with Moon, the feature directorial debut of Duncan Jones that stars Sam Rockwell as an astronaut working alone on the moon who may or may not uncover something fishy going on. There have been more Christmas movies than can be counted, but we thought we would take a look at some of the best over the past few decades.
As is the nature of genre labeling, it should be noted that a number of films mentioned in this article could also be classified in other genres such as heist film, suspense thriller of moral confrontation or even psychopath horror in some cases. James Bond 007 is the most useless secret agent in the world. The result is unequivocally breathtaking, an intricate dance of shape and light that makes the somewhat impenetrable storyline infinitely watchable. The Matrix is pretty much a perfect movie, and while Reloaded falls short of being as satisfying as its predecessor, the expansion of the world is ambitiously awe-inspiring, with the Wachowskis pushing the limits of cinematic language. They are heroic, brave, cowardly, sinister — they are easy to love or despise, and in some cases, both.
What follows is a lesson on life, love and rock n roll. However, all of them illustrate some essential element of love, from falling to longing and all the sticky bits in between. In his third cinematic outing, Bond does very little spying — he saves the day by being repeatedly knocked out and conveyed by the villains to a new location, where they tell him a bit more of their plans. As would be expected from Seth Rogen, the plot also revolves around marijuana. There's plenty of melodrama in this John le Carre adaptation — Colin Firth tossing his hair, lots of long moody looks — but apart from that, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a thoroughly modern classic. Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick had been talking about A.
What follows is the ultimate Hitchcock picture: an innocent man forced on the run through a series of iconic set pieces — including the famous crop duster chase and a thrilling climax atop Mount Rushmore. Year of Release: 2000 Overall Rating: 3. Billy Bob Thornton is a thieving bad Santa Clause and the dwarf Marcus Tony Cox is his accomplice. The best-reviewed films of each year since 2000 on include superheroes, hobbits and a whopping six animated features. These questions and more racked the brains of those who dove headfirst into the cult of Donnie Darko, and the concurrent rise of the internet age allowed the conversation to continue online, as websites and chat rooms popped up purporting to explain or hash out what Donnie Darko was all about. It also demanded more from its fight choreography than any other movies being made at the time, with actors and stunt doubles spending six months to train before shooting. He's assigned to investigate the murder of a colleague in Cairo, which he does in the manner of Inspector Clouseau parachuted into a Connery-era Bond film.
Four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The theme of finding common ground has never been more prevalent. Note: The films listed are in chronological order by release year. The science-fiction feature film genre has been around for decades, but it went through a curious evolution in the 2000s that gave us some of the best sci-fi films ever made. But it's the mystery surrounding Bourne's personal history that really keeps up the suspense. And then Carly Simon broke into the title theme: Nobody Does It Better. Be on the lookout for an almost unrecognizable Cliff Curtis in a brief but outstanding performance as a Latino gang member.