The 25 most beloved movies of the 2000s

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A number of hit films were released between 2000 and 2009.
INSIDER pulled data from IMDB to find the top 25 that were released based on fan ratings.
“The Dark Knight” tops the list.

2000 ushered in a new century.

And in the first decade, movie fans were treated to a number of hit films and franchises. Between the years of 2000 and 2009, fans got to see Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy and the “Lord of the Rings” movies.

INSIDER analyzed movies released between 2000 and 2009 with a score of 8.0 or higher on IMDB with over 3,000 votes. From those 159, we picked the top 25.

Here are the top movies from the aughts.

2008’s “The Dark Knight” is the second installment of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy.

Critics rating: 94%

Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” often lands on “best of all time” lists (ex. The Hollywood Reporter and BBC) and is hailed as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Heath Ledger’s Joker is riveting to watch, and the tension between his character and Christian Bale’s Batman makes for an unforgettable movie. The film earned eight Oscar nominations and won two, including one for Ledger’s supporting role.

2001’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” launched the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Critics rating: 91%

Based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel of the same name, the epic “Fellowship of the Ring” followed Frodo and his eight companions on a journey through Middle-earth. The film won four out of the 13 Academy Awards it was nominated for and continues to be revered as one of the best films of all time.

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