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The Best Movies Since the Turn of the Century

Graphiq Logo By Nick Selbe of Graphiq | Slide 1 of 101: <p>The golden age of Hollywood is a term often used to describe the era of <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/">movies</a> in the '40s, '50s and '60s when movies were mostly shot in black and white, and audible dialogue was still a relatively new concept. While there are plenty of beloved <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/stories/22189/best-classic-old-nostalgic-black-white-films-movies">classic movies</a> that have withstood the test of time, the latest generation of filmmaking has left an indelible mark on the industry with some true modern masterpieces.</p><p><a href="http://www.prettyfamous.com/">PrettyFamous</a>, an entertainment data site by <a href="https://www.graphiq.com/">Graphiq</a>, found the 100 best movies since 2000. They ranked each film based on its Smart Rating, which is a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and Audience Score, IMDb rating, Metacritic Metascore, Gracenote rating and inflation-adjusted cumulative U.S. box office gross. To qualify for the list, movies had to have at least 30,000 IMDb votes and have at least $1 million in inflation-adjusted domestic box office gross.</p><p>There are 16 <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/stories/22159/best-animated-movies-toy-story-shrek-up">animated films</a> in the top 100, including five in the top 10. Of the 100 films on the list, 49 received Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards in their respective years. Eleven of the past 16 Best Picture winners appear in our top 100, with the following five omissions: <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/l/59330/Gladiator-2000">Gladiator</a> (2000), <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/l/63664/A-Beautiful-Mind-2001">A Beautiful Mind</a> (2001), <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/l/65734/Chicago-2002">Chicago</a> (2002), <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/l/71468/Crash-2004">Crash</a> (2004) and <a href="http://movies.prettyfamous.com/l/12074/Birdman-or-The-Unexpected-Virtue-of-Ignorance-2014">Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)</a> (2014). Our top 10 differs significantly with the Academy voters, however, as only one Best Picture winner made the cut.</p><p>Note: In the event of ties, the film with the highest inflation-adjusted domestic box office gross ranked higher on the list. Movie descriptions come from Gracenote.</p>

The Best Movies Since the Turn of the Century

The golden age of Hollywood is a term often used to describe the era of movies in the '40s, '50s and '60s when movies were mostly shot in black and white, and audible dialogue was still a relatively new concept. While there are plenty of beloved classic movies that have withstood the test of time, the latest generation of filmmaking has left an indelible mark on the industry with some true modern masterpieces.

PrettyFamous, an entertainment data site by Graphiq, found the 100 best movies since 2000. They ranked each film based on its Smart Rating, which is a score out of 100 that takes into account a movie's Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer and Audience Score, IMDb rating, Metacritic Metascore, Gracenote rating and inflation-adjusted cumulative U.S. box office gross. To qualify for the list, movies had to have at least 30,000 IMDb votes and have at least $1 million in inflation-adjusted domestic box office gross.

There are 16 animated films in the top 100, including five in the top 10. Of the 100 films on the list, 49 received Best Picture nominations at the Academy Awards in their respective years. Eleven of the past 16 Best Picture winners appear in our top 100, with the following five omissions: Gladiator (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Chicago (2002), Crash (2004) and Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Our top 10 differs significantly with the Academy voters, however, as only one Best Picture winner made the cut.

Note: In the event of ties, the film with the highest inflation-adjusted domestic box office gross ranked higher on the list. Movie descriptions come from Gracenote.

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