Lately I've been hit over the head with the fact that it's the end of the decade. I've been seeing all sorts of lists about the best music, TV, news stories, athletes and whatever of the last ten years, so I thought it would be fun to do one myself.
My major love is music but I have no way of figuring out just what CDs I have that came out within the last decade so I'm instead doing my twelve favorite movies of the period. I don't have really mainstream tastes and I'm completely burned out on fantasy epics so you won't find "The Lord Of The Rings" or any comic book movies here (though "The Dark Knight" was under consideration) and as for comedy, the likes of Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith do nothing for me. I tend to be drawn to darker or crazier films. Some of the ones I've listed were substantial hits. Others barely got a theatrical release. The only real commonality is that they all stayed with me long after I watched them. So here goes:
Other movies considered: The President's Last Bang, Battle Royale, Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Birth, Melinda And Melinda, Baise-Moi.