2000 – Frequency
There are two things that I really love: hot guys and science fiction. This movie has them both, in spades. Jim Caviezel has probably never been hotter than he is in this film, Dennis Quaid is at his hottest since The Big Easy and the Sci-Fi is primo. Plus, you get a bonus detective story.
2001 – Amélie
This was probably the first French film I ever saw (I’ve seen lots and lots now, for the record) and I just fell in love with it. It was also one of the first films I bought on DVD. Such beautiful colors and such a whimsical story, with just the right amount of romance.
2002 – Minority Report
More Sci-Fi. I have Steven Spielberg to thank for introducing me to Colin Farrell, whom I love dearly, with this film. Also, one of the best Philip K. Dick film adaptations (they tend to be hit and miss).
2003 – Big Fish
Oh, Tim Burton you did so well with this movie. I always loved him, but this movie just hit all the right notes for me more than any of his other films (with, perhaps, the exception of Sleepy Hollow). I guess part of this has to do with my undying love for Ewan McGregor.
2004 – Wicker Park
This was the first film I saw in theaters after going off to college. I loved it. I still love it. Diane Kruger is a hot woman and she dances and dances and dances in this movie. The soundtrack is great and the color scheme is gorgeous. And the final scene packs quite the emotional wallop.