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

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20. Iron Man (2008)
> Director: Jon Favreau
> Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
> Domestic box office gross: $318.6 million — #16 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

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19. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
> Director: Edgar Wright
> Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis
> Domestic box office gross: $13.5 million — #1067 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

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18. The Wrestler (2008)
> Director: Darren Aronofsky
> Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis
> Domestic box office gross: $26.2 million — #862 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Miramax

17. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
> Director: Julian Schnabel, Laura Obiols
> Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny
> Domestic box office gross: $6.0 million — #1191 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

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16. Finding Nemo (2003)
> Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
> Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe
> Domestic box office gross: $380.5 million — #7 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s