Special Report

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

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

30. Batman Begins (2005)
> Director: Christopher Nolan
> Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson
> Domestic box office gross: $205.3 million — #67 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of The Weinstein Company

29. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
> Director: Quentin Tarantino
> Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent
> Domestic box office gross: $120.8 million — #182 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

28. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
> Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
> Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor
> Domestic box office gross: $141.3 million — #134 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

27. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
> Director: Clint Eastwood
> Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
> Domestic box office gross: $100.5 million — #242 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s

Source: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

26. Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
> Director: Hayao Miyazaki
> Starring: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin, Akihiro Miwa
> Domestic box office gross: $4.7 million — #1214 out of 1,350 movies released in the 2000’s