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    Top movies of the decade

    What were our favorite films of the decade? We polled our arts writers, and this is what we came up with.

    Eternal Sunshine of the

    Spotless Mind

    Garden State

    WALL-E

    Slumdog Millionaire

    The Departed

    Up

    Amelie

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    There Will Be Blood

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    — Ali Freedman

    The Lives of Others

    Dancer in the Dark

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Donnie Darko

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Mean Girls

    Almost Famous

    Up

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Dark Knight

    — Heather Price-Wright

    Almost Famous

    Amelie

    There Will Be Blood

    No Country for Old Men

    Gangs of New York

    Eternal Sunshine of the

    Spotless Mind

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    WALL-E

    Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2

    Lost in Translation

    — Alex Gendreau

    Lost in Translation

    School of Rock

    I Served the King of England

    The Pianist

    Ghost World

    Downfall

    Almost Famous

    The Power of Nightmares

    Persepolis

    The Notorious Bettie Page

    — Justyn Dillingham

    Love Actually

    The Dark Knight

    Up

    Harry Potter series

    Miss Congeniality

    The Hangover

    Juno

    Wedding Crashers

    Casino Royale

    She’s the Man

    — Dallas Williamson

    Mean Girls

    Napoleon Dynamite

    A Love Song for Bobby Long

    Garden State

    Crash

    Almost Famous

    There Will Be Blood

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Legally Blonde

    Finding Nemo

    — Anna Swenson

     

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    The Dark Knight

    In the Mood for Love

    No Country For Old Men

    Paprika

    The Prestige

    Princess Mononoke

    Punch-Drunk Love

    Twilight Samurai

    WALL-E

    — Steven Kwan

    Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum

    Dodgeball

    Dreamgirls

    The Dark Knight

    Mr. and Mrs. Smith

    I Am Legend

    Spiderman

    Madea Goes to Jail

    17 Again

    — Ada Dieke

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    There Will Be Blood

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Kill Bill Vol. 2

    Dogville

    A Serious Man

    A History of Violence

    Broken Flowers

    In Bruges

    Children of Men

    — Brandon Specktor

    Y tu mamá también

    Sweeney Todd

    Mean Girls

    The Sweetest Thing

    She’s the Man

    Monsters, Inc.

    El orfanato

    Pride & Prejudice

    Love Actually

    Sex and the City: The Movie

     

    — Kenny Contrata

     

    Our Picks:

    “”Amelie”” (2 votes)

    “”Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”” (2 votes)

    “”Garden State”” (2 votes)

    “”Lost in Translation”” (2 votes)

    “”Mean Girls”” (3 votes)

    “”The Royal Tenenbaums”” (2 votes)

    “”Up”” (3 votes)

    “”The Dark Knight”” (3 votes)

    “”Kill Bill”” (3 votes)

    “”WALL-E”” (3 votes)

    “”Almost Famous”” (4 votes)

    “”There Will Be Blood”” (4 votes)

    1. There Will Be Blood/Almost Famous

    Paul-Thomas Anderson’s dark vision of the politics of oil, featuring a bravura performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, tied with Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical tale of the rock-ridden ’70s, topped our list of favorite movies from this decade.

    2. (tied) The Dark Knight, Kill Bill, WALL-E, Up

    Batman returned (for the seventh time), Bill got killed, and Pixar’s space explorers (both on Earth and in, well, space) jockeyed for second place.

    3. (tied) Amelie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Lost in Translation, Mean Girls, The Royal Tenenbaums

    All the weepy, indie-kid favorites came in a timid, self-conscious third.

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