My 50 Favorite Movies Of The Decade


Entertainment Weekly recently released their “Best of the Decade” issue, which included their Top Ten Movies of the Decade.

I thought I’d try my hand at coming up with my own list. But I couldn’t stop at ten. And I certainly couldn’t figure out how to rank them in any kind of real order!

I did come up with 50 movies I really liked from the past decade. I’ve sorted them into categories and then listed them in order of original release date within each category.

So, in no particular order…

Where’s My Tissue Box: Movies That Moved Me
A Beautiful Mind
Ladder 49
The Namesake
Then She Found Me
Slumdog Millionaire

Socio-Political Commentary Movies
With All Deliberate Speed
United 93
The Kingdom
Charlie Wilson’s War

Who Says They’re Just For Kids?
Monsters, Inc.
Kung Fu Panda

Perfect Popcorn Flicks
Return To Me
A Knight’s Tale
Ocean’s Eleven
Music and Lyrics
Dan in Real Life

Quirky But Really Worked For Me
Moulin Rouge
In America
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Before Sunset
Lars and the Real Girl

“Guy Movies” This Girl Got Into
The Bourne Trilogy
Glory Road
3:10 To Yuma

Movies I Liked Even Though They’re About Teenage Girls And I’m 42
Bend It Like Beckham
13 Going on 30
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Icons and Epics
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Star Wars: Episodes II & III
The Passion of the Christ
Spider-Man 2
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Superman Returns
Casino Royale
Star Trek

Completely Underrated Female-Oriented Films
Calendar Girls
Mona Lisa Smile
Something’s Gotta Give
In Her Shoes
The Duchess

What are your favorite movies of the past decade? What am I missing?

3 thoughts on “My 50 Favorite Movies Of The Decade

  1. Stephanie, thought I'd check in with your blog. So fun to read this list. I'm going to bug you again about watching “The Proposal”. So, so good. One of my very favorites.

    Hope you survived Vison 09 NYC … in Cedar Park. Scott was such a huge help with our kids from time to time while Trae and I were both “working”. I know he missed y'all so much!


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