If you're trying to find some of the best films of the decade, then these blockbusters should be sufficient enough to get you started. The 2000's decade may not have had as many memorable hits as previous decades like the 80's and 90's, but there are certainly a few movies that stand out and were hugely successful. Who could forget the frightening monster that terrorized New York City in "Cloverfield" or Tom Cruise's strange dream-like journey in "Vanilla Sky"?
James Cameron follows up "Titanic" with another blockbuster, "Avatar", perhaps the biggest movie of the 2000s decade period. "Avatar" is the story of "Dances With Wolves" but set far out in space on a different planet and in the future. "Avatar" is also a trend setter, having refreshed the whole 3D film aspect.
When it comes to science fiction movies with aliens in them, the aliens are usually the good guys or they're the bad guys, but here in "District 9", not only are they the good guys but they are also victims too. "District 9" stands out as one of the best films of the 2000s.
Despite having started the fast zombie trend (even though the infected in this film aren't technically 'zombies'), "28 Days Later" certainly deserves to be one of the best films of the decade, sporting a very nitty gritty approach to a post-apocalyptic story and characters we actually care about.
A good shaky-cam thriller is very rare, but the Spanish horror hit that is "[REC]" makes for a very cool exception. Not only is this an outstanding horror flick, it's one of the best films of the decade, it put the fear back in horror movies. The film centers around a quarantined apartment building where an demonic infection has spread and a group of people trapped inside.
Directed by Cameron Crowe and released in 2001, "Vanilla Sky" stars Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, and Penelope Cruz in a sci-fi thriller tale in which a wealthy hot shot's life takes a strange turn when he signs himself up for a longitivity program. This movie is also a remake of a film called "Open Your Eyes."
Released in 2001, this modern-day remake of the 1960s classic once again sports an all-star cast led by George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, and Julia Roberts. "Ocean's Eleven" is among one of the most elite and intricate heist/robbery thrillers, making it one of the best films of the decade.