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. Discrepancies between each of these sources presented a challenge to select the top domestic-grossing film of each year. On the next page, we break down the results by genre, with lists of top comedies, documentaries, blockbusters, comic book adaptations, horror films, musicals, and many other categories. If Cornell Woolrich were alive today, Memento would probably be his favorite film. The Crimson Rivers Mathieu Kassovitz, 2000 Screenplay by Kassovitz based on the Jean-Christophe Grange novel Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno play a pair of detectives investigating a series of murders in an isolated university town in this highly atmospheric French film that culminates in a tense mountainside climax. All goes well until Joseph Gordon-Levitt's future self comes back as Bruce Willis and escapes. Earlier this week, we published our list of.
Only three other films appeared on more than a quarter of the lists: the Michel Gondry-Charlie Kaufman collaboration , David Lynch's cryptic and surreal , and the Coen Brothers' dark thriller. They were all about danger, mystery, and espionage. In most cases, the top-earning domestic film was the one with the most mentions as the highest-grossing film. It was released a year before George Lucas' and Hollywood's first big-budget all-digital production of. March 26 Hollywood, California, U.
Number nine on our list is Sicario. Let us know in the comments section below, or. Skyfall was the biggest grossing film of all time, and for most critics and fans, one of the best James Bond films of all time, across all James Bond actors. He was the kind of spy that could disappear, could strike without warning, and had the kind of knowledge that was hard to access at first but was still present enough that he could prove to be dangerous to anyone that bothered to challenge him. User scores represent an average of scores assigned by Metacritic. Figures are given in United States dollars.
The popular video-sharing website offered visitors user-generated video content alongside often unauthorized short clips from copyrighted movies, television shows and music videos. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir who offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. March 25 Santa Monica, California, U. 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. Tom Foster Wake has been a freelance writer for the past several years now and has continued to do what he loves to do while attempting to get his work out to the masses. Collateral Michael Mann, 2004 Screenplay by Stuart Beattie A hitman named Vincent played by Tom Cruise forces a cab driver named Max played by Jamie Foxx to transport him to a series of paid killings over the course of one night.
By mid-decade, the proliferation of low-budget horror films with grisly torture as their main theme, e. Our film staff has been collecting reviews for each week's new theatrical releases since the fall of 1999, and, as a result, we have a nearly complete database of films from the past decade: certainly every major release from 2000-09, and virtually all minor releases, including obscure titles that barely made an appearance on the big screen. With its focus on ideas of loyalty and honor, A Bittersweet Life is reminiscent of the 1980s and early 1990s golden era of Hong Kong gangster films and if that piques your imagination, be sure to seek out this film. They are followed by , and , each with six. It's a film that starts the action early on and doesn't let up until the last frame and it's thrilling. S April 9 , England, U.
Indeed, a large portion of that Top 100 is occupied by foreign films and less-publicized art house films -- films that played in few theaters especially outside of Los Angeles and New York. No matter how they did it or how many they tallied up, serial killers in 90s movies were portrayed as absolutely gruesome and even maniacal at times in their methods, taking the time and effort needed to make sure that their kills would be made into something worthy of legend. I don't think that Ratatouille deserves to be on the list, though. A very poor sequel to Crimson Rivers was made in 2004, starring Reno but not Cassel. List of worldwide highest-grossing films Rank Title Studios Worldwide gross Year Ref. Unless you are a cinema aficionado, you probably noticed something else about the list above: you haven't heard of many of those movies.
More and more, consumers were viewing ad-subsidized streaming video content from legal and illegal online sources and new-media revenue streams. April 15 June 3 Los Angeles, California, U. The entire series of Final Destination horror films throughout the decade 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009 specialized in the various horrible ways in which people die - sometimes freakishly accidental Rube Goldberg-like and very complex. They also provide a window into the era when the film was originally released. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, and 50 Cent on their last mission in Iraq when they were ambushed. Our summary list is not weighted or scored in any way; films are simply ranked by the frequency with which they appear in critic Best of the Decade lists, in any position on those lists.
Now, it's time to do the same for movies. The genre also began with the release of the. Also, rankings of the top films by year are included. But the Zodiac killings are something that eluded anyone and everyone that was involved in them and even today has yielded no results since the killings did eventually stop. The end of the decade was punctuated by James Cameron's revolutionary and major blockbuster film Avatar 2009 , the highest grossing domestic film of 2009 - and of the decade. Bloody good Now that the decade is officially over -- give or take a year -- we are declaring an end to our Best of the Decade coverage with a quick look at the films selected by critics as representing the best of the past ten years.
In this era they started to become a little more sensitive to the fact that they are human and need to act like it occasionally in order to be better at their job. Note: The films listed are in chronological order by release year. What won't you see on the list below? March 11 Los Angeles, California, U. March 25 Hollywood, California, U. The number of times they appear in the 1 position is indicated as a convenience. Possibly, audiences underappreciated the cleverness of this film about a soldier in a future war against invading aliens, that re-lives the same battle over and over again until he gets it perfect! Here are some of the best spy movies of the 2000s.
This is the Bond film that singularly re-energized the franchise, ensured the next few Bond films financially, and set the bar for both Bond and non-Bond action films. Ray Winstone and Ian McShane reunited with Sexy Beast screenwriters Mellis and Scinto in 2009 for the very disappointing revenge film 44 Inch Chest, which comes off more as a stage play than dynamic crime cinema. From that point on it becomes a race to see if Bond can once again beat the bad guy and get the girl. As the events of the day take a very dark and dangerous turn, Jake slowly discovers that Alonzo has much bigger plans for him. But when he finds someone that he cares about and wants to see survive the stakes become that much higher and his ability to outwit and outlast anyone that stands in his way becomes even sharper. But again, things have changed a bit. In addition, became the second animated feature ever to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.