Top 100 Films of the 2000s

As part of the Bit Players launch, we wanted to do something special that might give a little bit the listeners a little bit of a feel for who we are as film watchers, so we decided to count down our favorite films of the 2000s, a decade that largely marks our first days as serious film appreciators. It was a really fun process where we each submitted our own personal top 50 list of the decade and culled together a consensus using those films. What we came up with turned out to be a pretty interesting examination of what we look for and love in films, and the way that our tastes today were shaped by our teen and early adult years as filmwatchers. We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed making it together, and come to a better understanding of us as a group as you go forward with hopefully listening to more episodes.

As part of the Bit Players launch, we wanted to do something special that might give the listeners a little bit of a feel for who we are as film watchers, so we decided to count down our favorite films of the 2000s, a decade that largely marks our first days as serious film appreciators. It was a really fun process where we each submitted our own personal top 50 list of the decade and culled together a consensus using those films. What we came up with turned out to be a pretty interesting examination of what we look for and love in films, and the way that our tastes today were shaped by our teen and early adult years as filmwatchers. We hope you enjoy the list as much as we enjoyed making it together, and come to a better understanding of us as a group as you go forward with hopefully listening to more episodes.

In addition to the list, you can find some interesting statistics about the breakdown of the films and where things shook out as well as our individual ballots as a way to see where our tastes might veer off from one another.

100-51 | 50-1 | Statistics | Individual Ballots

Anders Oster
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
4. The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
5. Inglourious Basterds
6. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
7. Knocked Up
8. Star Trek
9. Batman Begins
10. Stardust
11. The Dark Knight
12. V For Vendetta
13. Serenity
14. Up
15. Superbad
16. Lucky Number Slevin
17. Sunshine
18. X2
19. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
20. Big Fish
21. District 9
22. Snatch.
23. Pineapple Express
24. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
25. Ocean's Eleven
26. The Departed
27. The Incredibles
28. Amélie
29. Casino Royale
30. The Prestige
31. Lost in Translation
32. Old School
33. Fantastic Mr. Fox
34. Children of Men
35. The Count of Monte Cristo*
36. WALL-E
37. Tropic Thunder
38. Almost Famous
39. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
40. Iron Man
41. Team America: World Police
42. Hot Rod*
43. Unbreakable
44. Into the Wild*
45. Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story*
46. Memento
47. Catch Me If You Can
48. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
49. The Legend of Bagger Vance*
50. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith*

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.99
Average IMDb Score: 7.86
Unique Films: 9
Brian Urrutia
The Prestige
1. The Prestige
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
3. WALL-E
4. Gladiator
5. The 40 Year Old Virgin
6. X-Men
7. Ray
8. Unbreakable
9. The Wrestler
10. Stardust
11. Star Trek
12. Pan's Labyrinth
13. Batman Begins
14. The Mummy Returns
15. Blow
16. Gone in Sixty Seconds
17. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
18. Mission: Impossible III
19. Almost Famous
20. V For Vendetta
21. Spirited Away
22. A Single Man
23. Love Actually
24. Casino Royale
25. Spider-Man
26. Good Night, and Good Luck.
27. The Dark Knight
28. Sideways
29. Little Miss Sunshine
30. The Descent
31. Superman Returns
32. Old School
33. Mulholland Drive*
34. Capote*
35. Sin City*
36. The Departed
37. Iron Man
38. Pineapple Express
39. Fantastic Mr. Fox
40. 300
41. Hellboy*
42. The Patriot*
43. Closer
44. Zombieland*
45. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
46. Superbad
47. War of the Worlds*
48. Catch Me If You Can
49. Atonement*
50. Children of Men

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.75
​Average IMDb Score: 7.67
Unique Films: 19
Clark Carmichael
Inglourious Basterds
1. Inglourious Basterds
2. The Wrestler
3. The Dark Knight
4. Sunshine
5. Children of Men
6. Batman Begins
7. District 9
8. The Departed
9. The Hangover
10. Stardust
11. There Will Be Blood
12. The Incredibles
13. Casino Royale
14. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
15. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
16. The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
17. Tropic Thunder
18. Ratatouille
19. The Prestige
20. Fantastic Mr. Fox
21. V For Vendetta
22. In Bruges
23. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
24. Watchmen
25. Slumdog Millionaire
26. Superbad
27. The Fountain
28. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
29. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
30. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
31. Taken
32. Star Trek
33. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
34. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
35. The 40 Year Old Virgin
36. The Descent
37. Knocked Up
38. The New World*
39. Iron Man
40. The Matrix Reloaded*
41. Valhalla Rising*
42. No Country for Old Men
43. The Hurt Locker
44. Memento
45. 300
46. Big Fish
47. Shrek*
48. X-Men
49. Up in the Air
50. Rambo*

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.97
​Average IMDb Score: 7.83
Unique Films: 11
Jarryd Baxter
Amelie
1. Amélie
2. Lost in Translation
3. No Country for Old Men
4. Pan's Labyrinth
5. Children of Men
6. There Will Be Blood
7. Big Fish
8. Signs
9. Up in the Air
10. The Dark Knight
11. Up
12. Almost Famous
13. District 9
14. Inglourious Basterds
15. Ratatouille
16. Ocean's Eleven
17. Slumdog Millionaire
18. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
19. Zodiac
20. The Hurt Locker
21. The Departed
22. Revolutionary Road
23. The Village
24. The Prestige
25. WALL-E
26. Before Sunset
27. Y Tu Mamá También
28. The Wrestler
29. The Royal Tenenbaums
30. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
31. Batman Begins
32. Elephant
33. Closer
34. High Fidelity
35. The Motorcycle Diaries*
36. Casino Royale
37. Memento
38. Unbreakable
39. Monsters, Inc.
40. Catch Me If You Can
41. Mission: Impossible III
42. Snatch.
43. Star Trek
44. Team America: World Police
45. Little Miss Sunshine
46. Superbad
47. The Descent
48. The Sea Inside*
49. Juno*
50. Zoolander*

Weighted IMDb Score: 7.93
Average IMDb Score: 7.84
Unique Films: 9
Jeff Pearson
Children of Men
1. Children of Men
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
4. The Prestige
5. No Country for Old Men
6. WALL-E
7. There Will Be Blood
8. The Royal Tenenbaums
9. City of God
10. Up
11. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
12. Pan's Labyrinth
13. The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers
14. Kill Bill: Vol. 1
15. The Dark Knight
16. The Departed
17. Old School
18. 28 Days Later...
19. Shaun of the Dead
20. Elf
21. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
22. Memento
23. Spirited Away
24. Best in Show
25. Zodiac
26. District 9
27. Little Miss Sunshine
28. Hot Fuzz
29. The Hangover
30. Gone Baby Gone
31. Death at a Funeral
32. Let the Right One In
33. Oldboy*
34. Sunshine
35. The Descent
36. The Wrestler
37. Amélie
38. Mean Girls*
39. X2
40. Star Trek
41. Finding Nemo*
42. Before Sunset
43. Super Troopers*
44. High Fidelity
45. Monsters, Inc.
46. Requiem for a Dream*
47. Almost Famous
48. Dancer in the Dark*
49. Ice Age*
50. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead*

Weighted IMDb Score: 8.0
Average IMDb Score: 7.92
Unique Films: 19

*Films excluded from the final top 100 list
Anders: 6
Brian: 8
Clark: 6
Jarryd: 4
Jeff: 8

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