Ten best scifi/fantasy movies of the past ten years

Everywhere you look this time of year you see lists for The Best/Worst Whatever for the Past Year/Decade. So, I might as well get in on it as well.

This is my list (in order of release date) of what I consider the ten best scifi/fantasy movies of the past ten years. The main difference between the movies listed here and some big name movies is that these have coherent plots. For me, that means far more than flashy special effects.

Donnie Darko – 2001

Harry Potter – 2001-2010

(I lumped all of these together because it’s easier than trying to pick one. I also tried to find something that had all the trailers together, but I couldn’t find a good version, so this is just the trailer for the first movie. How far they have come.)

Lord of the Rings – 2001-2003

(Same as with the Harry Potter movies.)

Spider-Man 2 – 2004

(This one it is easier to pick one of the three movies as better.)

Serenity – 2005

V for Vendetta – 2006

Children of Men – 2006

Iron Man – 2008

(The second movie was good, but I think this one is better.)

Watchmen – 2009

District 9 – 2009


3 Responses to “Ten best scifi/fantasy movies of the past ten years”

  1. Good list, although I will dispute Spiderman 2. He spent the entire movie WHINING, Kirsten Dunst was a shrinking violet/wallflower extraordinaire, and the only good character (AGAIN) was the villain. The best thing about the Spiderman movies has always been the villains – Green Goblin and Doc Oc were AWESOME. And, come on, Alfred Molina as your bad guy? Way cool. Oh, but only the Willem Dafoe Goblin was good – Harry taking over the Goblin was interesting but it just didn’t work.

    And THANK YOU for not putting that piece of complete crap, Avatar, on this list. Man, what a terrible movie.

    Oh, to complete my list, I would absolutely have to add the Star Trek reboot. It’s such a great movie for fans and for newbies – a friend of mine who’s NEVER SEEN any Star Trek just watched it with me last week and she LOVED it.

  2. I agree with you about Avatar, but I didn’t care for the new Star Trek. I’m from the group that Star Trek should just be allowed to die, instead of continuing to beat a decrepit cash cow.

  3. Shadow Boxer Says:

    Fair enough! 😀

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