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Favourite Movie of decade

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

    Votes: 9 13.2%
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Votes: 9 13.2%
  • City of God (2002)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Votes: 11 16.2%
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Amélie (2001)

    Votes: 5 7.4%
  • Spirited Away (2001)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Lives of Others (2006)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • WALL·E (2008)

    Votes: 5 7.4%
  • The Pianist (2002)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Inception (2010)

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • The Departed (2006)

    Votes: 3 4.4%
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • The Social Network (2010)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Prestige (2006)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Crash (2004)

    Votes: 2 2.9%
  • Downfall (2004)

    Votes: 3 4.4%
  • Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Votes: 7 10.3%
  • 127 Hours (2010)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Up (2009)

    Votes: 3 4.4%
  • The Hurt Locker (2008)

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Gran Torino (2008)

    Votes: 2 2.9%

  • Total voters
    68
  • Poll closed .
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I understand that when a film wins best picture at the Oscars, that it may not be the best film of the year, but I would have thought that more than 2 of the best pic winners of the decade would have been included here. I especially liked Gladiator, Crash, and The Hurt Locker. I think A Single Man belongs on the list too.
 

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It's hard to come out with a list of just 24. I used IMDB as a source. I agree that Hurt Locker / Crash deserved better treatment.

Let me adjust list.
 

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Voted for the Dark Knight.

No Country for Old Men would be my write in favorite.

Depending on my mood it's a toss up between the two.
 

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Voted for Return of the King. A few of those in the list are of equal caliber, but I prefer movies that take me to some other time and place.

-Mike
 

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I voted for Amelie. It's such a joyous, beautifully crafted film that lifts my spirits every time I watch it. It made me want to visit Paris, which I subsequently did three times this decade.
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Thought I'd be the only one to vote for it, but I'm pleasantly surprised to see it currently in the lead!

Runners up: (which had a powerful emotional impact that still resonates today) City of God and The Pianist, though I've only watched each once. I've seen Amelie at least a dozen times.
 

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Uh, correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't the decade run from 2000-2009 (0-9), thus making 2010 the beginning of the next decade- 2010-2019 (0-9)?!
 

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PlayitSimple,

When we count to ten what is the first number we start with? Zero or One?

The Gregorian calendar "starts" at year One not year Zero. As a decade is ten years the count from One to Ten is considered one decade. The count from Eleven to Twenty is the next decade. Fast forward 2000 years and the count is the same. 2001 to 2010 is the first decade of this century meaning that 2011 will be the next decade in the count.

2000 was from the previous decade which included 1991 up. I hope that helps.

Can't we consider LOTR one story/movie?
 

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Yes, we count starting from 1 not 0.

Today is the last day of the decade. Most people thought that December 31, 1999 was the last day of the century. It was not. December 1st, 2000 was.

Last Century was 1901 - 2000 (inclusive).
 

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Uh, correct me if I am wrong but shouldn't the decade run from 2000-2009 (0-9), thus making 2010 the beginning of the next decade- 2010-2019 (0-9)?!
I agree that it should run from 2000-2009.

Most people thought that December 31, 1999 was the last day of the century.
That's because it was. :)

When I turned 40, I wasn't in my 30s anymore. I didn't have to wait until I was 41 to be in my 40s.

And, actually, we do count starting from zero. The first "unit" of anything is what exists between 0 and 1, not between 1 and 2.

I'm pretty sure that this was all hashed out in Dec. of '99, as the century and millennium were coming to an end. :)

Oh, and I voted for "Crash". Great film.
 

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A decade is 10 years, so any 10 year period is a decade.

That being said when we bucket decades and centuries for the sake of comparision, we start from 1.

So, in the spirit of bucketing, the decade ends today.

Oh, I voted for The Pianist
 

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Didn't see No Country for Old Men, so I voted for the awesome Downfall.
 

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Of those, I have only seen WALL·E, although it is cute, it is not favorite worthy in my scheme of things.

Frankly, most of the movies I watch are mostly older ones, or throw away comedies.
 

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Avatar is missing. That would be my vote.

How can you post such a poll and ignore the highest grossing file in history?
 

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It was omitted because it didn't rank well enough using IMDB voters.

I used IMDB since it was more likely to list popular movies rather than the choices of film critics which would have more low grossing, less popular films.

Gone with the wind is the highest grossing film but that's a subject for another thread.
 
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