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25 best bad girls of the aughts

25. Ellen Page (Hard Candy)
24. Sigourney Weaver (Heartbreakers)
23. Brooke Smith (Series 7: The Contenders)
22. Tilda Swinton (Chronicles of Narnia)
21. Miranda Richardson (Chicken Run)

20. Isabelle Furhman (Orphan)
19. Lina Leandersson (Let the Right One In)
18. Teri Hatcher (Coraline)
17. Michelle Pfeiffer (White Oleander)
16. Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)

15. Maggie Gyllenhaal (Happy Endings)
14. Mandy Moore (Saved!)
13. Renee Zellweger (Chicago)
12. Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
11. Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada)

10. Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill Vol. 2)
9. Lorna Raver (Drag Me To Hell)
8. Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger…)
7. Eartha Kitt (The Emperor’s New…)
6. Melissa Leo (Frozen River)

5. Tilda Swinton (Julia)
4. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the…)
3. Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago)
2. Annette Bening (Being Julia)
1. Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandal)

best of the decade: rivalry showdown

All right everyone, place your bets! It’s time for some old rivals from the aughts to throw down. Who do you have your money on in these 15 epic battles?

Yu Shu Lien vs. Jen Yu
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Velma Kelly vs. Roxie Hart
Chicago (2002)

The Bride vs. O-Ren Ishii
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)

Stephen Glass vs. Chuck Lane
Shattered Glass (2003)

Julia Lambert vs. Avice Crichton
Being Julia (2004)

Jason Bourne vs. Pamela Landy
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The Bride vs. Elle Driver
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)

Mary vs. Hilary Faye
Saved! (2004)

Billy Costigan vs. Colin Sullivan
The Departed (2006)

Andrea Sachs vs. Miranda Priestley
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Llewelyn Moss vs. Anton Chigurh
No Country for Old Men (2007)

Daniel Plainview vs. Eli Sunday
There Will Be Blood (2007)

Bruce Wayne vs. The Joker
The Dark Knight (2008)

Christine Brown vs. Sylvia Ganush
Drag Me To Hell (2009)

Kate Coleman vs. Esther
Orphan (2009)

Who’s got the stuff to win these face-to-face fistfights?

best of the decade: the family band

All right people – we all know and love countless film characters that do a little musicianing on the side, and here’s my big showcase of my ultimate family band of the decade’s countless musical characters – ordered by orchestral section… sort of.

On guitar, Guy (Once), Juno McGuff & Paulie Bleeker (Juno)
On cello, Jenny (An Education), Claire Spencer (What Lies Beneath)
On autoharp, June Carter (Walk the Line), Mickey Crabbe (A Mighty Wind)

On tambourine, Saraghina (Nine)
On drums, Prof. Walter Vale (The Visitor)
On water glasses, Gracie Hart (Miss Congeniality)
On claps, Raimunda (Volver)
On bells, Sister Aloysius (Doubt)

On piano, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Jude (I’m Not There)
On keyboard, Girl (Once)
On organ, Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest)

Back-Up Dancers
Daisy (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Billy Elliott (Billy Elliott)
Velma Kelly (Chicago)

Who would be in your family band of the aughts?

best of the decade: the movies (#10-#1)

10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Warner Bros. Pictures / 1492 Pictures / Heyday Films
dir. Alfonso Cuaron
with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, & Emma Thompson

9. Spirited Away (2002)
Studio Ghibli / Walt Disney Pictures
dir. Hayao Miyazaki
with Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, & Susan Egan

8. Being Julia (2004)
Sony Pictures Classics / Serendipity Point Films / First Choice Films
dir. Istvan Szabo
with Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, & Michael Gambon

7. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio
dir. Pete Docter & David Silverman
with Billy Crystal, John Goodman, & Steve Buscemi

6. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, & Ian McKellen

5. WALL-E (2008)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studio
dir. Andrew Stanton
with Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, & John Ratzenburger

4. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Focus Features / Paramount Pictures / River Road Entertainment
dir. Ang Lee
with Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, & Michelle Williams

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, & Viggo Mortensen

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Sony Pictures Classics / Asia Union Film / EDKO Film
dir. Ang Lee
with Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, & Chow-Yun Fat

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
New Line Cinema / WingNut Films / Saul Zaentz Company
dir. Peter Jackson
with Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, & Andy Serkis

best of the decade: the movies (#20-#11)

20. Finding Nemo (2003)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios
dir. Andrew Stanton & Lee Unkrich
with Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, & Alexander Gould

19. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
20th Century Fox / Angel Studios / Bazmark Films
dir. Baz Luhrmann
with Ewan McGregor, Nicole Kidman, & Jim Broadbent

18. Chicago (2002)
Miramax Films / Producers Circle / Storyline Entertainment
dir. Rob Marshall
with Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, & Richard Gere

17. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Big Beach Films / Bona Fide Productions
dir. Jonathon Dayton & Valerie Faris
with Toni Collette, Steve Carell, & Abigail Breslin

16. Once (2007)
Fox Searchlight Pictures / Samson Films / Summit Entertainment
dir. John Carney
with Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova, & Bill Hodnett

15. Closer (2004)
Sony Pictures Entertainment / Columbia Pictures
dir. Mike Nichols
with Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, & Natalie Portman

14. The Departed (2006)
Warner Bros. Pictures / Plan B Entertainment / Vertigo Entertainment
dir. Martin Scorsese
with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, & Jack Nicholson

13. Up (2009)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios
dir. Pete Docter & Bob Peterson
with Ed Asner, Jordan Nagai, & Christopher Plummer

12. Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003)
Miramax Films / A Band Apart / Super Cool ManChu
dir. Quentin Tarantino
with Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, & Darryl Hannah

11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Focus Features / Anonymous Content / This is That Productions
dir. Michel Gondry
with Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, & Mark Ruffalo

best of the decade: the movies (#30-#21)

30. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Warner Bros. Pictures / Heydey Films / Cool Music
dir. David Yates
with Daniel Radcliffe, Imelda Stautnon, & Emma Watson

29. Zodiac (2007)
Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Phoenix Pictures
dir. David Fincher
with Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, & Robert Downey, Jr.

28. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Universal Pictures / Kennedy Marshall Company
dir. Paul Greengrass
with Matt Damon, Joan Allen, & David Strathairn

27. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Walt Disney Pictures
dir. Mark Dindal
with David Spade, Eartha Kitt, & John Goodman

26. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Aardman Animations / Dreamworks Animation
dir. Steve Box & Nick Park
with Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, & Helena Bonham Carter

25. Adaptation (2002)
Sony Pictures Entertainment / Screen Gems / Columbia Pictures
dir. Spike Jonze
with Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, & Meryl Streep

24. Whale Rider (2003)
ApolloMedia / New Zealand Film Commission / Newmarket Films
dir. Niki Caro
with Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rowiri Paratene, & Vicky Haughton

23. I Am Sam (2001)
New Line Cinema / Bedford Falls Productions
dir. Jessie Nelson
with Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, & Dakota Fanning

22. Junebug (2005)
Epoch Films / Sony Pictures Classics
dir. Phil Morrison
with Embeth Davidtz, Alessandro Nivola, & Amy Adams

21. You Can Count on Me (2000)
Paramount Classics / Hart-Sharp Entertainment
dir. Kenneth Lonergan
with Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, & Rory Culkin

best of the decade: the movies (#40-#31)

40. Minority Report (2002)
20th Century Fox / DreamWorks SKG / Cruise Wagner Productions
dir. Steven Spielberg
with Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, & Lois Smith

39. No Country for Old Men (2007)
Paramount Vantage / Miramax Films / Scott Rudin Productions
dir. Ethan & Joel Coen
with Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, & Tommy Lee Jones

38. Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Clinica Estetico / Marc Platt Productions / Sony Pictures Classics
dir. Jonathon Demme
with Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, & Debra Winger

37. Children of Men (2006)
Universal Pictures / Strike Entertainment / Hit & Run Productions
dir. Alfonso Cuaron
with Clive Owen, Claire-Hope Ashitay, & Julianne Moore

36. The Incredibles (2004)
Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios
dir. Brad Bird
with Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, & Brad Bird

35. The Dark Knight (2008)
Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / DC Comics
dir. Christopher Nolan
with Christian Bale, Heath Ledger & Gary Oldman

34. Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Miramax Films / Summit Entertainment / UK Film Council
dir. Mike Leigh
with Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, & Alexis Zegerman

33. Precious, Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)
Lionsgate / Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment
dir. Lee Daniels
with Gabourey Sidibe, Mo’Nique, & Paula Patton

32. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films
dir. Gore Verbinski
with Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, & Keira Knightley

31. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Warner Bros. Pictures / Heyday Films / 1492 Pictures
dir. Chris Columbus
with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, & Emma Watson