Movies This Decade We'll Remember

In leiu of TBOs movie quotes post and the fact DME and I are going to do a summer movie podcast, I decided to do a movie post. This was something I was thinking about yesterday, which movies will people actually remember from this decade? When we have children, what movies will they know from our time and still watch? Now I'm sure there were some great movies from back in the day that our parents really loved but did not stand the test of time. I'm sure there are also some movies that probably shouldn't have stood the test of time. My list is not one of the best movies of the decade or ones that I even enjoy. I simple believe these are the ones that people will remember. So which movies will people remember, well here's my guess:

Comedy:
-Superbad
-The 40 Year Old Virgin
-Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle
-Zoolander
-Little Miss Sunshine
-Borat
-Wedding Crashers
-Anchorman
-Napolean Dynomite
-Old School
-American Pie
-Legally Blonde

Drama:
-Memento
-Million Dollar Baby
-Mystic River
-Crash
-Erin Brokivich
-No Country For Old Men
-Gladiator
-Garden State
-Donnie Darko
-Pans Labrynth
-Traffic
-The Pianist
-The Passion of the Christ
-Brokeback Mountain

Action/Adventure:
-Spiderman 2
-The Dark Knight
-Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy
-LOTR trilogy
-Harry Potter series
-Bourne trilogy
-Casino Royale
-Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
-Twilight
-Kill Bill Vol. 1

Romance/Musical:
-The Notebook
-Birdget Jones' Diary
-Chicago
-Moulin Rouge

Animation:
-Shrek
-WallE
-Finding Nemo

Documentary:
-Bowling For Columbine
-March Of The Penguins
-An Inconvenient Trust
-Supersize Me

Movies I Believe Are Borderline:
-There Will Be Blood
-Juno
-Knocked Up
-Sideways
-Training Day
-The Departed
-Lost in Translation
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
-Ray
-8 Mile
-Almost Famous
-Scary Movie
-Adaptation
-Black Hawk Down
-Iron Man
-American Psycho
-The Royal Tennenbaums
-The Incredibles
-Dodgeball
-Supertroopers
-The Devil Wears Prada
-The Ring
-South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
-My Big Fat Greek Wedding
-Amelie
-A Beautiful Mind
-Spiderman
-Batman Begins

Movies That Probably Should Be Remembered But Won't:

-Minority Report
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall
-Stepbrothers
-Mullholland Drive
-Munich
-Sin City
-Hotel Rwanda
-City Of God
-Children of Men
-Seabiscuit
-The Prestige
-Requiem For A Dream
-Bad Santa
-O Brother Where Art Thou
-Capote
-Spirited Away
-Gangs Of New York
-Ali
-The Aviator
-The Hours
-Frost/Nixon
-The Wrestler
-Best In Show
-Jesus Camp
-Monsters, Inc

3 comments:

David "MVP" Eckstein said...

What about:

The Lives of Others
Match Point
The Life Aquatic
Amelie
Kill Bill Vol 2
Eastern Promises
Dogville
Bubba HoTep
High Tension
Science of Sleep
Royal Tennanbaums
Collateral
Spirited Away
Broken Flowers
Princess Mononoke
21 grams

to name a few

Sexy Rexy said...

I mentioned Amelie, Spirited Away, and Royal Tennenbaums

I can't mention every fucking movie this decade and all those movies on that list (excluded the three already mentioned in the post) will not remembered . I guarantee you that. Just because YOU liked them, doesn't mean they will stand the test of time.

Again, this list is NOT the best movies from this decade but the ones that will be remembered. There is a difference and one I obviously pointed out in the post

However, the one movie I did leave out that I will now add is Legally Blonde. As much and I and the GOI authors probably hate the movie- it's shown on TV all the time, won some MTV awards (a decent indicator in how a movie play out in the cultural realm which helps movies get remembered), and spurned a hit Broadway musical and a sequel. Girls loved Legally Blonde- just watch the episode of The Office where Ryan started the fire and you'll understand why it'll get remembered

Also a movie I should put on the maybe list- 8 Mile. It's on TV all the time but I find it hard to believe that people 10 years from now will still care about it, who knows?

David "MVP" Eckstein said...

You are incredibly gay. You also apparently forgot Chocolat