I thought it would be fun to take each year of a decade and show you my favorite movie from that year. I posted about the 2010s last week.
2000: Remember the Titans – I still remember meeting my mom’s preschool co-teacher’s neighbor and her telling us how they were making a movie about her son. It was a random enough comment to an 4th grader who was trying to be polite to a stranger, but that movie they were making about her son was Remember the Titans. When we lived in Virginia, there was also a movie being made about my sister’s friend’s grandfather – We Were Soldiers. Its amazing how much more I enjoy these movies having met people who actually lived it.
2001: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Pure magic seeing the world from these books and your imagination come to life. I still find this movie absolutely magical!
2002: A Walk to Remember – One of our sweet neighbors in Minot gave me this book for my birthday in seventh grade and I loved it, so when the movie came out later that year I had to see it. I still find it a very sweet movie.
2003: Finding Nemo – Not only does this movie make me laugh, but I remember being in geometry class in Alabama and having to make three dimensional hanging projects that were creative in telling a story. My friend Audra did hers all about Finding Nemo and I think we watched this movie for 24 hours straight alternating between English, Spanish and French!
2004: The Incredibles – We took my brother to see this for his birthday and our whole family just loved it. When it was on TV over the weekend, my husband and I stopped to watch it because its just that good!
2005: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – My third grade teacher gave me this series at the end of the year for reading the second most books in class. I still have them and they are inscribed “Love Mrs Howell” and I loved the magical world they took me to as a child. Now as an adult, I love the layers to these stories.
2006: The Devil Wears Prada – Another book I loved that I knew I needed to see the movie. This is the only movie that I think is better than the book. Even with the fashion and trends in this film being 10 years old, I still find it flawless.
2007: Ratatouille – This is one of my husband’s favorite movies; how could you not enjoy a movie about cooking and friendship told by a rat?
2008: Definitely, Maybe – This is just a sweet movie that makes me smile and a good winter day chick-flick.
2009: The Proposal – Another movie I caught on TV this weekend while cleaning and watched. This movie makes me laugh out loud and I just think the chemistry of the cast as an ensemble is hilarious.
What were your favorite movies from this decade?