For the last two months, my friend Tim and I — the two dopey overgrown Mattoon movie kids — have been revealing and discussing our Top 10 Movies Of The Decade. Yes, yes, the decade ended almost three months ago, but Grierson and I like to be thorough. We finally finished yesterday. Here are our top 10s.


1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. United 93
3. There Will Be Blood
4. War of the Worlds
5. Punch-Drunk Love
6. Before Sunset
7. Mulholland Drive
8. The Class
9. Requiem for a Dream
10. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


1. Dogville
2. Yi Yi
3. Zodiac
4. There Will Be Blood
5. The House of Sand
6. Junebug
7. Memento
8. The Corporation
9. The Dark Knight
10. The Silence Before Bach

My honorable mentions, in alphabetical order: Best In Show, The Corporation, The Dark Knight, Junebug, Monster, Once, A Serious Man, Spellbound, Wall-E, You Can Count On Me.

If we do this again in 10 years, you have to like Leap Year’s chances.