What is the iconic movie of the '00s?

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed
Not all messages are displayed: show all messages (160 of them)

Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle

this is the correct answer.

'borne movies' is also the correct answer.

j., Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there any '00s movie star who's as iconic of their decade as Travolta for the 70s or, like, Brad Pitt for the '90s? Mean Girls prob gets points for being a time capsule of Lohan as star-not-trainwreck

some dude, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Double bill of Traffic / Ocean's Eleven?

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

The iconic movie of the popular imagination isn't going to be one whose crappiness reflects the currently perceived crappiness of the decade - it's going to be one that we nostalgize over, which is why it's connected with youth.

Träumerei, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

The iconic movie of the popular imagination isn't going to be one whose crappiness reflects the currently perceived crappiness of the decade - it's going to be one that we nostalgize over, which is why it's connected with youth.

― Träumerei, Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:01 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

then... LOTR or Spirited Away?

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh Bring It On then.

Actually yeah, the question's wrong, and the answer's Buffy.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno. lots of 'iconic' movies of the 80s feature some lol80s aesthetics that i think people define with the decade more than the quality of the film. xpost

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

the question is wrong and the answer is the youtube clip 'the evolution of dance'

iatee, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

also surely 00s is the decade that saw the death of the Big Star who can carry any movie. Ocean's films feel like a throwback because of their starpower.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

what are like the 00s equivalents of Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Goonies, Ferris Bueler etc, nostalgia/cult-wise

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sort taking it as "Lazy sitcoms of 2030 will use 'you look like you stepped off the set of _______' as a way to signify 'you look very 00s'"

So, Napoleon Dynamite.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

in 2030 we'll always be watching a 4 minute video out of the corner of our google glasses and we'll be asking "wtf is a moovee?"

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

that fits the pattern jaymc set more than most itt xp

iatee, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Hangover kinda feels like it could fit the bill.

I'm finding it way easier to think of iconic '00s TV shows (Lost, The Wire, The Sopranos, 24, any number or reality shows (ugh)) than movies.

Potty Problems (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sort taking it as "Lazy sitcoms of 2030 will use 'you look like you stepped off the set of _______' as a way to signify 'you look very 00s'"

So, Napoleon Dynamite.

― Andrew Farrell, Saturday, April 21, 2012 1:11 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah, I'm kind of thinking that 00s mass culture was so generic that people are more likely going to look to hipster culture for 00s cues - so yeah Napoleon Dynamite and Royal Tenenbaums

for the time being I'm still thinking my answer would probably be Transformers on one pole, Royal Tenenbaums on the other

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm finding it way easier to think of iconic '00s TV shows (Lost, The Wire, The Sopranos, 24, any number or reality shows (ugh)) than movies.

surely because of content and production methods this would be the case for any decade?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

would it be cheating to say Hannah Montana The Movie or The Lizzie McGuire Movie?

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can we not just settle on this question meaning "what is the lol 00s movie?"?

Alba, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Prolly something with dancing like Step Up or Stomp The Yard or Stick It or Come At Me, Bro.

Potty Problems (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

'lol 00s': 300

Träumerei, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Allowing for historical movies. Actually, I withdraw it.

Träumerei, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

doesn't fit the criteria of this thread, but Children of Men was a very 00s movie from a gloomy perspective

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

little miss sunshine might be aiming for this, idk

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

but looking at youth culture, yeah juno or superbad or maybe scott pilgrim

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

The most iconic movie of the '00s is probably whichever remake was the most unnecessary and perfunctory and yet still hugely popular. Actually, the Pirates of the Caribbean movies kinda fit that bill in a way, inasmuch as it marked the point when the remake/adaptation virus devolved to the point of adapting amusement park rides (a devolution which continues with the upcoming slew of films based on Milton Bradley board games and then, one assumes, different varieties of soft drinks).

Potty Problems (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

inception, the dark knight?

diafiyhm (darraghmac), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Hostels have both lolbros and lol-technology and the big xenophobia.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

but looking at youth culture, yeah juno or superbad or maybe scott pilgrim

― diafiyhm (darraghmac), Saturday, April 21, 2012 4:40 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark

or youth in revolt, or year one, or paper heart

some dude, Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants will surely be a campus staple in the late 2010s.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Saturday, 21 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Superbad/Hangover/Knocked Up

I think comedies have a larger effect on mass culture than other genres

Darin, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anchorman kinda fits. Although, again, it pretty heavily references a different time period. Nostalgia is fairly prevalent in '00s (and '10s) culture, though.

Potty Problems (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

My personal answer for this is STEALTH because the ridic intelligent plane is suddenly "downloading all the music on the entire net!" Or maybe Fast & The Furious first for similar reasons, remember the VW dude was famed for being able to "find out anything about anyone on the internet."

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

At least we have the '10s one settled early:

http://youtu.be/gdamC7jUrjs

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fast and the Furious probably represents a specific 00s culture better than anything else. Also its very racially progressive.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thought Mean Girls was a good suggestion, too.

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

'10s is surely FRED: THE MOVIE

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dammit.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Taken features an American shooting a bunch of foreigners to save the virtue of a white woman. but maybe that's timeless.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really love all the Fast & the Furious movies! I was defs having some p disgusting 10 years ago nostalgia the other night after too much wine, watching Missy and Luda clips on vid, wishing I had a copy of 2 Fast 2 Furious.

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah was thinking Fast & The Furious would be a good one too, esp for the first half of the decade xxxp

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohmigod that step up trailer

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

They missed a trick by calling it Step Up Revolution instead of Occupy Step Up.

Potty Problems (Deric W. Haircare), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

that trailer is sooo cheeeesy

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

so bascially 00s was performance art and 10s is protest art.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

or Dance Dance Revolution: The Movie xxp

Chris S, Saturday, 21 April 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brokeback Mountain

Jeff, Saturday, 21 April 2012 22:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

1staethyr, Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Scott Pilgrim is a good suggestion, pop zeitgeist wise. After all, this was the decade video gaming really became a big, mainstream thing and it kinda reflects that.

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Saturday, 21 April 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.