Curious about your picks for the best films of the decade — 2000 to 2009 — I asked for your input.
To my relief I was not inundated with comments about how Twilight and its new cousin, New Moon are the best films of the decade and maybe of all-time. They could, however, end up on someone's top-10 list for the highest grossing movies of the decade.
That doesn't really count. Dollars matter, but not when it comes to quality. Some of those I know will end up on my list barely broke even if they even did that. Some of the big dollar productions that will are the Lord of the Rings movies. I'll count them as one. Stunning stuff and a great story.
One person responded. Their picks were interesting. And three of them have the possibility of ending up on my best of the decade list.
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But that's just one person. Does anyone else have a best of list they want to share? Give us your top 5.
Then again, maybe these comments are a bit premature since there is a full month left in 2009. Maybe you're all waiting for Christmas to make your picks. Or as my son Brian says Avatar hasn't been released yet.
Meanwhile, I have to get going on list. So many movies to re-check. I am tempted to just go to my best of the year lists for the decade and just grab them from there. But movie loving is a funny sport. The longer we think about movies and the more they age, the better some of them get. Others suffer a reverse effect.
Do you have a favorite movie of the decade? Let me know.