Out of all the movies in 2009, three made the cut on Yahoo! Movies list of "100 Movies to See Before You Die: The Modern Classics," and they're all notably familiar from awards circuit coverage: James Cameron's 3-D gold mine "Avatar", Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker."
The movies - all of which were made between 1990 and 2009 - were chosen based on their artistry, originality, and pure cinematic entertainment, Yahoo! said in a statement. This is what creates an interesting mix of critically acclaimed features ("Brokeback Mountain; "American Beauty") with movies that were more embraced by the moviegoers themselves ("There's Something About Mary"; "The Big Lebowski").
The list also highlights some movies that are not only generation-defining, but also have scripts that just beg to be quoted at random, such as1995's "Clueless" or 2004's "Anchorman." And of course, more obvious choices from the past two decades, like "Goodfellas," "Silence of the Lambs," "Fargo" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," were included.
International standouts also weren't ignored, with foreign films like “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” “Amelie,” "Chungking's Express" and “Pan’s Labyrinth" among the them.
Of the past 20 years, what are your absolute, hands-down, must-see-before-you-die films?
Hannah Montana the movie it was so good.
nah... this list is just personal preference, if you don't like hanah montana the movie, then you don't appreciate true cinema.
DONNIE DARKO, FREEWAY, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, DAZED AND CONFUSED, AMELIE, BEST IN SHOW, SPINAL TAP, A MIGHTY WIND
I can't beleive no one has mentioned "So I Married an Axe Murderer" with Mike Myers and Nancy Glass. EVERYONE quotes from this movie!
LUST IN THE DUST
HAROLD AND KUMAR GET WERKED
SOMEBODY GOT WERKED
WHOMS YER DADDY
CAUGHT FROM BEHIND
THE FANTASTIC MRS FOX
BEING JOHN MALKAVICH
favorite of all time... Bloodline
some good movies on here, but some of the best ones (in my opinion) are not even major productions.
however, if you want comedy, i suggest the three Friday movies, and anything starring jay and silent bob.
if you want action, i suggest the kill bill movies, fight club, etc.
if you want fantasy, i suggest lord of the rings,
the list goes on...
I would have included Farewell, My Concubine instead of Raise the Red Lantern.
Boondock Saints for sure... V for Vendetta...... Lost in Translation.... The Dark Night...... Fight Club.....Usual Suspects....American History X...
Requiem For A Dream; Spider-Man 3; Forest Gump;
What a list!
The Green Mile
The Ten Commandments
Field of Dreams
21 grams, mystic river, usual suspects, arizona dream
There were not 100 movies made during the last twenty years hardly worth watching! The real classics are those of the great actors and actresses of the 30's thru 60's.
The right stuff
Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, Schindler's List, The Princess Bride, Young Frankenstein
If they did not release this list we would be so lost.
Some of my favorite are on here, but all-in-all, what a HORRIBLE list!
and dances with wolves the sequel!!! lol
En el tiempo de las mariposas, 'In the Time of the Butterflys"
Gran Torino & Slumdog Millionaire
Dances With Wolves! (I agree with Sara)
Donnie Darko, Lord of the Rings, Sin City, Boondock Saints (YES and the sequel too)
Life is Beautiful
The American Beauty,pulp Ficton,Dances with Wolves,Legends of the fall
The Abyss, The Crow, Fight Club, Dogma and Chasing Amy
Meet Joe Black
PULP FICTION!! The Boondock Saints [minus the sequel].
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