The Best Movies of the 21st Century (So Far)

  • Publish Date: April 11, 2018
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Highest-scoring films since 2000

Listed below are the 100 best-reviewed (highest-scoring) movies released between January 1, 2000 and April 6, 2018. Further down the page are additional lists of high- (and low-) scoring films by category.

Overall Top 100
Movie Score Stream
1Boyhood (2014)100 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
2Moonlight (2016)99 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
3Pan's Labyrinth (2006)98 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
44 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008)97 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
512 Years a Slave (2013)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6Manchester by the Sea (2016)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
7Ratatouille (2007)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
8Gravity (2013)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
9Carol (2015)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Social Network (2010)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11Faces Places (2017)95 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
12I Am Not Your Negro (2016)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
13Zero Dark Thirty (2012)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14A Separation (2011)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
15Before Midnight (2013)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
16Dunkirk (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
1745 Years (2015)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
18Spirited Away (2002)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
19Mr. Turner (2014)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
20The Hurt Locker (2009)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
21WALL-E (2008)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
22Sideways (2004)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23We Were Here (2011)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24Lady Bird (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
25The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
26Inside Out (2015)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
27Carlos (2010)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
28Amour (2012)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
29Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30Toni Erdmann (2016)93 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
31Spotlight (2015)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
32Call Me by Your Name (2017)93 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
33La La Land (2016)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
34Sherpa (2015)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
35Sita Sings the Blues (2009)93  
36Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
37One More Time with Feeling (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
38Yi Yi (2000)92 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
39The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
40The Class (2008)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4135 Shots of Rum (2009)92  
42The Florida Project (2017)92 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
43Timbuktu (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
44There Will Be Blood (2007)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
45The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
46Leviathan (2014)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
47Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)92 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
48Toy Story 3 (2010)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
49The Look of Silence (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
50Tower (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
51Moolaadé (2004)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
52Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002)91  
53The Triplets of Belleville (2003)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
54The Queen (2006)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
55Stories We Tell (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
56The Fits (2016)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
57Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
58Beau Travail (2000)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
59Waltz with Bashir (2008)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
60EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library (2017)91  
61No Country for Old Men (2007)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
62Nostalgia for the Light (2011)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
 The Gatekeepers (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
64Foxtrot (2017)91  
65Ida (2014)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6613th (2016)90 Watch on Netflix 
67Winter's Bone (2010)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
68Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
69I Called Him Morgan (2017)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
70Bloody Sunday (2002)90 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
 My Voyage to Italy (2001)90  
72Her (2013)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
73It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 My Perestroika (2011)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 Paths of the Soul (2016)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
76Finding Nemo (2003)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
77This Is Not a Film (2012)90 Buy From iTunes 
78Before Sunset (2004)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
 The Incredibles (2004)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
80A Prophet (2010)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
81Hard to Be a God (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
82Almost Famous (2000)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
83Phantom Thread (2017)90 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
84American Splendor (2003)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 Big Men (2014)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
86Gosford Park (2001)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
87United 93 (2006)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
88Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
89Capturing the Friedmans (2003)90 Buy From iTunes 
90American Hustle (2013)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
91Paterson (2016)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
92Persepolis (2007)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
93The Act of Killing (2013)89 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
94Lost in Translation (2003)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
95The Best of Youth (2005)89  
96The Overnighters (2014)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
97The Lives of Others (2006)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
98House of Flying Daggers (2004)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
99Columbus (2017)89  Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesHulu  
100Man on Wire (2008)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Superhero Films (Live Action, English-language)
Movie Score Stream
1Pan's Labyrinth (2006)98 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
2Gravity (2013)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
5Her (2013)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
8Black Panther (2018)88  
9Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)87 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Shape of Water (2017)87 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
11Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)85 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
12Children of Men (2006)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
13Looper (2012)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14Snowpiercer (2014)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
15Avatar (2009)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
16Spider-Man 2 (2004)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
17War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
18Star Trek (2009)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
19Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
20Marjorie Prime (2017)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
21The Dark Knight (2008)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
22Blade Runner 2049 (2017)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23Arrival (2016)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
24Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)81 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
26District 9 (2009)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
27The Martian (2015)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
28Melancholia (2011)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
29The Survivalist (2017)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
30Minority Report (2002)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
Best Animated Films
Movie Score Stream
1Ratatouille (2007)96 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
2Spirited Away (2002)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
3WALL-E (2008)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4Inside Out (2015)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
5Sita Sings the Blues (2009)93  
6Toy Story 3 (2010)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
7Tower (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
8The Triplets of Belleville (2003)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
9Waltz with Bashir (2008)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11Finding Nemo (2003)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
12The Incredibles (2004)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
13Persepolis (2007)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2014)89  
15Chicken Run (2000)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
16Up (2009)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
17Anomalisa (2015)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
18Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)87 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
19The Red Turtle (2017)86 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
20Ponyo (2009)86 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
21Ernest & Célestine (2014)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
22Song of the Sea (2014)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
23April and the Extraordinary World (2016)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24My Life as a Zucchini (2017)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
25Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
26Shrek (2001)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
27Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
28Corpse Bride (2005)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
29The Wind Rises (2013)83  
30The LEGO Movie (2014)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
Best Documentaries
Movie Score Stream
1Faces Places (2017)95 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
2I Am Not Your Negro (2016)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
3We Were Here (2011)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4Sherpa (2015)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
5One More Time with Feeling (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
6The Look of Silence (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
7Tower (2016)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
8Stories We Tell (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
9Waltz with Bashir (2008)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library (2017)91  
11Nostalgia for the Light (2011)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
 The Gatekeepers (2013)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
1313th (2016)90 Watch on Netflix 
14I Called Him Morgan (2017)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
15My Voyage to Italy (2001)90  
16My Perestroika (2011)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
17This Is Not a Film (2012)90 Buy From iTunes 
18Big Men (2014)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
19Capturing the Friedmans (2003)90 Buy From iTunes 
20The Act of Killing (2013)89 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
21The Overnighters (2014)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
22Man on Wire (2008)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
23Uncertain (2017)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24National Gallery (2014)89  
25No End in Sight (2007)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
26Western (2015)89 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
27The Arbor (2011)88 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
28Democrats (2015)88  
29In Transit (2017)88  
30Quest (2017)88  
Best Foreign-Language Films (Live Action, Excluding Documentaries)
Movie Score Stream
1Pan's Labyrinth (2006)98 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008)97 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3A Separation (2011)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4Carlos (2010)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
5Amour (2012)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
7Toni Erdmann (2016)93 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
8Yi Yi (2000)92 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
9The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Class (2008)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
1135 Shots of Rum (2009)92  
12Timbuktu (2015)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
13Leviathan (2014)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14Werckmeister Harmonies (2001)92 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
15Moolaadé (2004)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
16Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2002)91  
17Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
18Beau Travail (2000)91 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
19Foxtrot (2017)91  
20Ida (2014)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
21Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
22Paths of the Soul (2016)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23A Prophet (2010)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24Hard to Be a God (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25The Best of Youth (2005)89  
26The Lives of Others (2006)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
27House of Flying Daggers (2004)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
28Still Walking (2009)89 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
29Gangs of Wasseypur (2015)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30Elle (2016)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
Best Horror Films and Supernatural Thrillers
Movie Score Stream
1The Babadook (2014)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
2The Host (2007)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
3Under the Shadow (2016)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
4Get Out (2017)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
5The Witch (2016)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
6Drag Me to Hell (2009)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 Taxidermia (2009)83 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
8It Follows (2015)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
9Let the Right One In (2008)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Love Witch (2016)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
11A Quiet Place (2018)82  
12Raw (2017)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
13A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14The Wailing (2016)81 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
15Goodnight Mommy (2015)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
16Berberian Sound Studio (2013)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
17Demon (2016)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
18The Endless (2018)79  
19Annihilation (2018)79  
20Green Room (2016)79 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon Prime 
21Let Me In (2010)79 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
2228 Weeks Later (2007)78 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23It Comes at Night (2017)78 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
24The Devil's Backbone (2001)78 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Personal Shopper (2017)77 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
26Grindhouse (2007)77  
27Gerald's Game (2017)77 Watch on Netflix 
28Housebound (2014)76 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
29Shaun of the Dead (2004)76 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3010 Cloverfield Lane (2016)76 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
Best Suspense/Thrillers (English-Language)
Movie Score Stream
1Zero Dark Thirty (2012)95 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
2The Hurt Locker (2009)94 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3No Country for Old Men (2007)91 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
4Hell or High Water (2016)88 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
5All Is Lost (2013)87 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6You Were Never Really Here (2018)86  
7Argo (2012)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
8Traffic (2000)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
9Baby Driver (2017)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11The Departed (2006)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
12Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
13Take Shelter (2011)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
14Lantana (2001)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
15Mystic River (2003)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
16Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)84 Buy From iTunes 
17The Quiet American (2002)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
18'71 (2015)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
19Animal Kingdom (2010)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
20Captain Phillips (2013)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
21127 Hours (2010)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
22The Constant Gardener (2005)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23Michael Clayton (2007)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
24Eastern Promises (2007)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Sicario (2015)82 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
26A History of Violence (2005)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
27Mulholland Dr. (2001)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
28Locke (2014)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
29Skyfall (2012)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30Two Step (2015)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
Best Action Films
Movie Score Stream
1Dunkirk (2017)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
2The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)94 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
3Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)93 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)92 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
5Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)90 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
6House of Flying Daggers (2004)89 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
7The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
8Black Panther (2018)88  
9Drug War (2013)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
10Baby Driver (2017)86 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
12Hero (2004)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
13Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)85 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
14Snowpiercer (2014)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
1513 Assassins (2011)84 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on HuluWatch on Netflix 
16Avatar (2009)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
17Spider-Man 2 (2004)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
18Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
19War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
20Star Trek (2009)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
21The Dark Knight (2008)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
22Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
23Hot Fuzz (2007)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
24Django Unchained (2012)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Skyfall (2012)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
26Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)81 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
27The Assassin (2015)80 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
28Casino Royale (2006)80 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
29Iron Monkey (2001)79 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30Iron Man (2008)79 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
Best Musicals (Live Action, English-Language)
Movie Score Stream
1La La Land (2016)93  
2Once (2007)88 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
3Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
4Passing Strange (2009)85 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Hulu 
5Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010)84 Watch on Hulu 
6Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)83 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
7Chicago (2002)82 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
8Hairspray (2007)81 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
9Sing Street (2016)79 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
10The Saddest Music in the World (2004)78 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 

Lowest-scoring films since 2000

50 Worst Movies (Any Genre)
Movie Score Stream (if you must)
1Chaos (2005)1 Buy From iTunes 
 United Passions (2015)1 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
3The Singing Forest (2003)1  
4Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)2 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
5Strippers (2000)5  
 Vulgar (2002)5 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
7The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (2015)5 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Netflix 
8National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)6 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
9The Hottie & the Nottie (2008)7 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
10Screwed (2000)7 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
11Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)7 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
12Miss March (2009)7 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
13Transylmania (2009)8 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
14Septic Man (2014)8 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
15Among Ravens (2014)8 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
16State Property (2002)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
17Dirty Love (2005)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
18Meet the Spartans (2008)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
19Atlas Shrugged III: Who Is John Galt? (2014)9 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
20Alone in the Dark (2005)9 Buy From iTunes 
21Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 The Tortured (2012)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
23Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)9 Buy From iTunes 
24Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)9 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
25Whipped (2000)10 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
26Some Kind Of Beautiful (2015)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
27Nine Lives (2016)11 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
 Scary Movie 5 (2013)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Netflix 
29Pinocchio (2002)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
30Date Movie (2006)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
313 Strikes (2000)11  
32Persecuted (2014)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
33King's Ransom (2005)11 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
34The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
 The Master of Disguise (2002)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
36Slackers (2002)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
37The Emoji Movie (2017)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
38Left Behind (2014)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
39I Will Follow You Into the Dark (2013)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
40Strange Wilderness (2008)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoWatch on Amazon PrimeBuy From iTunes 
41Nothing Left to Fear (2013)12 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
42New Best Friend (2002)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
43Down to You (2000)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
44Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
45Freddy Got Fingered (2001)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
46Fascination (2005)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
47Daddy Day Camp (2007)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 
48Love, Wedding, Marriage (2011)13 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunesWatch on Hulu 
49Cabin Fever (2016)14 Buy From Amazon Instant Video 
50The In Crowd (2000)14 Buy From Amazon Instant VideoBuy From iTunes 

 

For all tables in this article, only movies with seven or more reviews released between January 1, 2000 and April 6, 2018 were considered. Re-releases are excluded. The Metascore is a weighted average of scores from top professional critics, on a scale from 0 (bad) to 100 (good). Although scores have been rounded to the nearest whole number, movies are ranked prior to rounding. All scores in this article are from April 10, 2018. And, yes, we know that the 21st century actually started on January 1, 2001.

What are your favorites?

What are your favorite (and least favorite films) of the century so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

Comments (29)

  • CollinP  

    FYI, Wall-E's meta-score is currently at a 95, not 94. Cheers.

  • applescruff  

    2000s:
    1. City Of God
    2. There Will Be Blood
    3. Children Of Men
    4. The Dark Knight
    5. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    6. WALL-e
    7. Mullholland Dr.
    8. Once
    9. Requiem For A Dream
    10. Memento
    11. Almost Famous
    12. Adaptation
    13. Lord Of The Rings trilogy
    14. Kill Bill 1&2
    15. Zodiac
    16. A Prophet
    17. Before Sunset
    18. The Royal Tenenbaums
    19. Talk To Her
    20. No Country For Old Men

    2010s:
    1. The Social Network
    2. Beasts Of The Southern Wild
    3. Her
    4. Black Swan
    5. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
    6. Boyhood
    7. Hugo
    8. 12 Years A Slave
    9. The Act Of Killing
    10. Whiplash
    11. Inception
    12. Toy Story 3
    13. Drive
    14. Holy Motors
    15. The Master
    16. The Wolf Of Wall Street
    17. La La Land
    18. Phoenix
    19. Gravity
    20. Before Midnight

  • moviemitch96  

    On second thought, here's my top 10, and I switched the order of some.
    1. Interstellar (2014)
    2. The Dark Knight (200
    3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    4. Room (2015)
    5. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    6. Boyhood (2014)
    7. The Departed (2006)
    8. Drive (2011)
    9. The Tree of Life (2011)
    10. La La Land (2016)
    Honorable mentions: Babel, Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception, The Incredibles, Inglorious Basterds, Inside Out, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Social Network, The Wolf of Wall Street

  • moviemitch96  

    So many great films in this century so far! My top 5:
    1. Interstellar (2014)
    2. The Dark Knight (200
    3. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    4. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
    5. Room (2015)

  • Cittadel  

    Zootopia was robbed! It's simply the best animated Disney movie that has been made so far.

  • woostar  

    1. Mulholland Dr.
    the rest

  • ahmedaiman9999  

    It's really stupid that Zootopia's metascore is only 78

  • BillyB95  

    My TOP 5:
    1. There will be blood (2007)
    2. Inglorious basterds (2009)
    3. La La Land (2016)
    4. Memento (2000)
    5. Frank (2014)

  • willians1900  

    BVS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all movies

  • bmaster4616  

    When two of the top 5 came out last year and yet people said it was a bad year for movies

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