The Best Movies of the 2000s, According to Film Critics

Source: Courtesy of Focus Features

10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
> Director: Michel Gondry
> Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne
> Domestic box office gross: $34.4 million — #729 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
> Director: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom
> Domestic box office gross: $377.8 million — #9 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

8. The Departed (2006)
> Director: Martin Scorsese
> Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg
> Domestic box office gross: $132.4 million — #153 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

7. Up (2009)
> Director: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
> Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger, Christopher Plummer
> Domestic box office gross: $293.0 million — #25 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Newmarket Films

6. Memento (2000)
> Director: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior
> Domestic box office gross: $25.5 million — #872 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s