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

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5. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
> Director: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean
> Domestic box office gross: $315.5 million — #20 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Focus Features

4. The Pianist (2002)
> Director: Roman Polanski
> Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox
> Domestic box office gross: $32.5 million — #768 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

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3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
> Director: Peter Jackson
> Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom
> Domestic box office gross: $342.5 million — #12 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

2. The Dark Knight (2008)
> Director: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine
> Domestic box office gross: $533.7 million — #2 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

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1. Spirited Away (2001)
> Director: Hayao Miyazaki
> Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino, Rumi Hiiragi
> Domestic box office gross: $10.0 million — #1123 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s