Best Movie Scenes of the 2000s by Dan Calvisi

Great lines. Great performances. Great payoffs.

Huge laughs. Crocodile tears.

This is why we love to go to the movies. These scenes are what is best about the movies.

The greatest siege battle ever put on film.

My favorite scene about making music.

A moment that I think about every time I go to the gym.

The most hilarious child choreography ever.

The most ridiculous thing ever done with a grocery cart.

The scenes on this list will never fail to inspire me. If there is any doubt that this was a great decade for film, one only needs to watch these clips to see the truth.

[Note: Clips not available for every scene.  I’m working on it.]

In no particular order…

Little Miss Sunshine: The talent competition.

What is your daughter doing?
She’s kickin’ ass, that’s what she’s doing.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: The Battle of the Hornburg (a.k.a. “Helm’s Deep”)

No enemy has ever breached the deeping wall nor set foot upon the Hornburg. They shall break upon this wall like water on a rock.

The Dark Knight: The Interrogation

The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules…and tonight you’re gonna break your one rule.

Unbreakable: The bench press

How much did you put on?
All of it.



Kill Bill: Volume 2: The Bride vs. Elle Driver in Bud’s trailer

Bitch. You don’t have a future.

There Will Be Blood: The baptism

I’ve abandoned my child!

The Darjeeling Limited: Luftwaft Automotive


[clip to be posted]


Million Dollar Baby: Frankie begins to train Maggie Fitzgerald

The problem is, this is the only thing I ever felt good doin’. If I’m too old for this, then I got nothin’.

Sideways: Miles and Maya talk about why they love wine so much.

Do you like Rieslings?

[clip to be posted]

The Aviator: Dinner at the Hepburns


You don’t care about money because you always had it.

Hustle & Flow: The Making of “Whoop that Trick”

Anthony Anderson: “Whoooo…!”

(bad quality)


Anchorman: The Rumble


“This ends. Today.”

[clip to be posted]

Road To Perdition: The Silent Tommy Gun

I’m glad it was you.

American Psycho: Killing Paul Allen

Do you like Huey Lewis and the News?


District 9: Weapons Testing


[clip to be posted]


Jackass: The Movie: The Giant Grocery Cart

I’m Johnny Knoxville and this is Jackass.


Star Wars, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith: The Opera House

Is it possible to learn this power?
Not…from a Jedi.

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