favourite early 2000′s movies

    [2000 - 2010 ; across genres]

    1. Ghost World 2001 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 52m

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    Starring Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch
    Directed by Terry Zwigof
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    “The trouble is the kind of guy I want to go out with doesn’t even exist… Like a rugged, chain-smoking, intellectual, adventurer guy who’s really serious, but also really funny and mean…”

    2. Donnie Darko 2001 ‧ Drama/Fantasy ‧ 2h 13m

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    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Drew Barrymore
    Directed by Richard Kelly

    “Dear Roberta Sparrow, I have reached the end of your book and… there are so many things that I need to ask you. Sometimes I’m afraid of what you might tell me.“

    3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 ‧ Drama/Sci-fi ‧ 1h 48m

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    Starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet
    Directed by Michael Gondry

    “Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.“

    4. (500) Days of Summer 2009 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 37m

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    Starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Directed by Marc Webb

    “Look, I know you think she was the one, but I don’t. Now, I think you’re just remembering the good stuff. Next time you look back, I, uh, I really think you should look again.”

    5. Requiem for a Dream 2000 ‧ Drama/Psychological thriller ‧ 1h 42m

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    Starring Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly 
    Directed by Daron Aronofsky
     

    “There’s a sorrow and pain in everyone’s life, but every now and then there’s a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.”  

    6. Chicago 2002 ‧ Crime/Comedy music ‧ 1h 53m

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    Starring Catherine Zita-Jones and Renée Zellweger
    Directed by Rob Marshal

    “I don’t like to blow my own horn, but believe me if Jesus Christ had lived in Chicago today and if he had five thousand dollars and he’d come to me, lets just say things would have turned out differently.“

    7. Brokeback Mountain 2005 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2h 14m

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    Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger
    Directed by Ang Lee

    “You got no fuckin idea how bad it gets. I’m not you. I can’t make it on a couple a high-altitude fucks once or twice a year. You’re too much for me, Ennis, you son of a whoreson bitch. I wish I knew how to quit you.”

    8. Coraline 2009 ‧ Fantasy/Thriller ‧ 1h 40mOriginally 

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    Starring Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher 
    Directed by Henry Selick
     

    “I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got everything I ever wanted just like that, and it didn’t mean anything? What then?” 

    9. A Beautiful Mind 2001 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2h 20m

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    Starring Russel Crowe and Jennifer Connely
    Directed by Ron Howard

    “It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found. I am only here tonight because of you. You are the only reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.“

    10. Moulin Rouge! 2001 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 2h 10m

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    Starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor 
    Directed by Baz Luhrman
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    “All my life you made believe I was only worth what someone would pay for me! But Christian loves me. He loves me. He loves me, Harold. And that is worth everything.“