Trying to determine the best films of the 21st Century can be quite a challenge. After all, everyone has their own tastes and opinions when it comes to movies. Not to mention, there have been thousands and thousands of movies made since 2000. So, in this list, we will just give our opinion on the best movies of the 21st Century.
10. The Help
While female-centered roles do exist in Hollywood, not many of them have been as popular as “The Help”, staring Jessica Chastain and Ahna O’Reilly. There are several personalities portrayed throughout the movie that many people fell in love with. And let’s not forget that Viola Davis was given an Oscar nomination, despite only appearing in the movie for eight minutes. The movie has its juicy parts and will make for a very good watch.
9. The Dark Knight
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the Dark Knight is an incredible movie that was houses some incredible acting. For those who don’t know, it is about Batman and Harvey Dent, who both attempt to bring an end to the mob ruling Gotham, run into the Joker. Now, the Joker’s performance was unforgettable and Heath Ledger was nominated for a role despite his passing after the movie was produced. The Dark Knight is a non-stop thriller that will leave you wanting more all the way until the end.
Although Gladiator came out in 2000, it was obvious that this would be a movie that people would remember for a long time. Basically, it is about a Roman general who is betrayed by a corrupt emperor, who later has his family murdered. Seeking revenge, he makes his way back to Rome as a gladiator. First off, Russell Crowe is an amazing actor who shines like a star in this movie. The movie is incredibly intriguing and is definitely considered one of the better movies of the 21st Century.
7. The Village
Leave it to M. Night Shyamalan to leave people hanging until the end of a movie. In his movie “The Village”, he introduces his to a remote village that has a mysterious alliance with the creatures in the forest. Little do we know is that the leader of the village made up these stories in order to keep his people clueless to the fact that they are actually in the 21st Century. And as smart of a director as he is, Shyamalan doesn’t reveal this to us until the final 20 minutes or so of the movie. This one will really make your head twist, which is why it made its way onto number seven of this list.
6. Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead’s Man Chest
This movie is quite the thriller and houses a lot of talent. The movie is a sequel that is about Captain Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp) who attempts to avoid paying off a debt that would force him to spend a lifetime aboard a ghostly vessel. The vessel is run by a legendary pirate who goes by the name of Davy Jones (played by Bill Nighy). And with the assistance of his friends- Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) and Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) – he embarks on a journey that will force him to face an odd love triangle and a terrifying sea creature. The movie is very entertaining for all ages and does have a good story line.