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It is time to pay homage to a very special decade of romantic, comedic, action packed, fantasy-filled, date movies.

Yes, it was the first decade of the year 2000, and boy was it a good one. Below you will find the official Good News Weekly Top 10 list of the greatest date movies of 2000-2010.

In the list we give our review, and not the actual movies summary. We feel it is more important to express our "unbiased" opinion of each. Wouldn't you agree? If you are interested in the summary, we have provided links to the official iMob webpage of each film, so just head on over there for a more detailed analysis.



The Top 10 Greatest Date Movies of the First Decade of the Year 2000


10. The Wedding Planner (2001) - This is one of those feel good date movies that sees lead man Matthew McConaughey play a role he knows all to well. There are not a lot of surprises in this one, but for most women, it is a tissue filled tear jerker. Guys, take some time to appreciate the finer forms of Jennifer Lopez, and buckle in for the long haul. At 103 minutes, it can feel like 2 hours.


9. Casino Royal (2006) - Clearly a man's favourite, Casino Royal is the ultimate struggle of good versus evil. There is nothing better than a bit of action, mixed with a bit of sex to get the engines revved for a date night movie. By the end of the film, the men will be strutting their best Daniel Craig impression, and the ladies will be wondering if they look as unassumingly pretty as Eva Green does. Rent this one if you haven't already.


8. Avatar (2009) - If you don't know why this is on the list... then you must be living under a rock. This is the perfect date movie for pleasing the male desire for action and fantasy, while satisfying the female desire for romance and a happy ending. Avatar is arguably one of the most influential blockbuster films with a true social commentary. Crossing race, religion, and ethical boundaries at every turn, this is definitly a must see film.


7. 50 First Dates (2004) - Just when you thought you had seen the last of the comedy duo Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, they returned. Barrymore plays a woman who loses her memory every time she goes to bed at night. Adam Sandler playing the man who is hopelessly in love with Barrymore's character. The twist, he must go on a first date with her everyday in order to continue the relationship. You get where we are going with this. The film has a unique premise, and is sure to pull the heartstrings just a little.


6. Hitch (2005) - The date doctor is in! Will Smith takes being "the man" to a completely new level in this hilarious comedy about finding love in all the wrong places. Kevin James plays the absolute best supporting role, allowing this film to transcend the predictably whimsical comedy styling of Will Smith. Check it out if you have a minute and you are sure to have a laugh, without feeling too sappy and emotional by the end.


5. Along Came Polly (2004) - We usually reserve harsh criticism for the film work of Jennifer Anniston, but it seems paring her with the always funny Ben Stiller is just the recipe to bring out the best in this extremely good looking, but apparently untalented 40-something actress. Along Came Polly will keep you laughing throughout the entire film, and Jennifer Anniston could not be looking better!


4. The Notebook (2004) - Yes, the year 2004 was definitely the year of the date movies, and the Notebook is no exception. With this film, we would like to issue a TEAR WARNING, and encourage men who do not like to cry in front of their women to avoid this film. You have to be a soulless individual to get through the Notebook without as much as a tear in your eye, if not a flood of waterworks. We recommend this film for those who really like the Hollywood ending of a heart stopping dramatically romantic film. Warning: Do not watch if you are looking for a pick me up at the end of a long day.


3. 500 Days of Summer (2009) - One of the most understated films of the last decade, 500 Days of Summer is a non-stop rollercoaster of brilliant scripting, and uniquely heartfelt acting. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is absolutely stunning in his portrayal of a heartbroken 20-something trying to bring passion and joy back into his life. The depth of the character he portrays is unlike anything in most of the mainstream media, and this is a must see for anyone looking to watch an awesome romantic comedy.


2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Jim Carry breaks free of his traditional role, and goes ultra-unfunny. And he does so brilliantly! Arguably, his greatest accomplishment, Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind explores what it would be like to erase the painful memories left behind from a horrible breakup. The film pushes the boundaries of what you thought life could be like, and more importantly, what you thought Jim Carry could be like. Watch it 2 or 3 times before you pass judgment on this film. Eternal Sunshine is one of those movies that you can easily shrug off, but if you take a moment and really open your mind, the brilliance of this film will definitely come shining through (no pun intended).


1. Stardust (2007) - The absolute best date movie of the 2000's! Stardust mixes action, adventure, fantasy, comedy, and romance into a masterpiece of a movie. With surprise cameos by some of the world's most famous actors and actresses, you will be truly amazed at how good this film actually is. Stardust is our #1 date movies recommendation for both the guys and the girls. So go rent it already!


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