90. "Sideways" (2004)
Alexander Payne made a fine, funny film about aging gracefully and knowing when to uncork, even if it is anti-merlot.
89. "Star Trek" (2009)
It was a big-budget, big-screen concept film, a classic TV show revival of all things, and despite the inherent drawbacks it's still a great piece of entertainment.
88. "Ghost World" (2001)
As Terry Zwigoff's truthful, strangely sentimental Daniel Clowes adaptation tells it, there is life after high school, but it doesn't necessarily make any more sense.
87. "High Fidelity" (2000)
Modern romantic comedies can rarely pull off a happy ending without it feeling like a total cop-out. This one does the trick.
86. "Fateless" (2006)
It's a holocaust film like no other, defined by a horrible yet haunting form of beauty.
85. "The Aristocrats" (2005)
As sick jokes go, it's epic, and Paul Provenza's movie includes a lot of great comedians sharing their own versions, but it also offers a unique view of comedy and improvisation as an art form.
84. "Bad Santa" (2003)
It's not just a perfect Christmas movie for the decade; it's one exquisitely foul-mouthed holiday film for the ages.
83. "The King of Kong" (2007)
Director Seth Gordon finds a classic, compelling story of sportsmanship in a rivalry over bitmapped gorillas and rolling barrels.
82. "Juno" (2007)
Two years after being flavor of the month, Jason Reitman's clever combination of familiar but tweaked story elements and excellent performances is still pretty tasty.
81. "Capote" (2006)
Philip Seymour Hoffman's extraordinary performance anchors a film whose presence improves two genres: the character study and the true-crime drama.