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The Top 10 films of the century so far and how you can vote for them

Film has become more important than ever for all of us, giving us an escape, thrills and also laughs during lockdown.

Now we want to compile a list of the top films of the century so far, with your help.

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We want to know your favourite films released since 2000.

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And if you're trying to think about the films since 2000, here's a reminder of what the last two decades have brought us...

Russell Crowe in Gladiator
Russell Crowe in Gladiator

2000

Russell Crowe won a Best Actor award and Joaquin Phoenix Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars that year for the epic Gladiator while Julia Roberts scooped a Best Actress award for her gritty portrayal of the true tale Erin Brokovich, but the year also saw us glued to the story of a Chinese warrior in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the sweet tale of Chocolat. But it was Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible 2 that made the really big bucks at the box office.

Daniel Radcliffe as a young Harry Potter Picture: Terry O'Neill, Warner Brothers Pictures
Daniel Radcliffe as a young Harry Potter Picture: Terry O'Neill, Warner Brothers Pictures

2001

It was this year that movie fans were introduced to the Hogwarts clan as Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released, making overnight stars of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint; it also picked up a few Oscars. It was also the year of the first instalment of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy with The Fellowship of the Ring, the all-singing, all-dancing Moulin Rouge! and Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind.

Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings

2002

This was the year we were wowed by Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Chicago and it was also another year for The Lord of the Rings with The Two Towers, which picked up no less than six Oscars, and a year to be moved by the haunting holocaust tale The Pianist.

2003

This year saw us all perplexed by Lost in Translation starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johanssen and gripped by the mysterious Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood. It was also another year for the hugely successful Lord of the Rings with The Return of the King and we delighted over the Pixar creation Finding Nemo. Quentin Tarantino brought us his Volume I of Kill Bill and Jack Black had us rocking out with School of Rock.

Finding Nemo Picture: PA Photo/Walt Disney
Finding Nemo Picture: PA Photo/Walt Disney

2004

Hilary Swank got tough this year in the Clint Eastwood-directed Million Dollar Baby while Leonardo DiCaprio and the cast and crew ran away with a clutch of Oscars for The Aviator. Things got darker for Harry Potter and co with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabar and we were introduced to The Incredibles (we'd have to wait 14 years for their return).

2005

This year saw another Hogwarts instalment with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, while the world watched in wonder as Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal depicted a lifelong love affair. There was also the remake of King Kong and Tom Cruise took on the War of the Worlds.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain
Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

2006

Martin Scorsese. lined up a veritable smorgasbord of acting talent including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Martin Sheen for The Departed and Daniel Craig smouldered as Bond in Casino Royale. It was also a year for Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway to step into heels for The Devil Wears Prada and Steve Carell and Toni Collette to have us laugh and cry with Little Miss Sunshine.

Daniel Craig as James Bond Picture: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.
Daniel Craig as James Bond Picture: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

2007

Ellen Page depicted a straight-talking pregnant teenager in Juno this year while Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones starred in the neo-Western crime thrillerNo Country for Old Men. Critics Consensus. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan starred in the adaptation of the Ian McEwan novel Atonement while Will Smith showed us humanity can be found anywhere in I Am Legend.

2008

2008 brought us Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire and Brad Pitt in the The Curious Case of Benjamin while Christian Bale and Heath Ledger starred in Oscar-winning The Dark Night. Colin Farrell starred in In Bruges and Clint Eastwood starred, produced and directed Gran Torino, while Mamma Mia! had us all up dancing.

Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire

2009

The colour this year was blue as the American epic science fiction film Avatar had us gripped while Quentin Tarantino's controversial offering was Inglourious Basterds. Wes Anderson showed us a new side to Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox and Disney found the real meaning of life in Up.

2010

We had to reach for the tissues this year as Toy Story 3 hit the big screen and Colin Firth depicted a royal with a stammer in The King's Speech. We were also treated to the mind-bending Inception.

Toy Story
Toy Story

2011

Steven Spielberg brought us the heart-rending adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and Bradley Cooper took us to some new highs with Limitless. It was also the year of the final instalment of JK Rowling's series, with the Oscar winning Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston, right) rides Joey into battle in War Horse Picture: David ApplebyDreamWorks II Distribution Co
Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston, right) rides Joey into battle in War Horse Picture: David ApplebyDreamWorks II Distribution Co

2012

The Hunger Games arrived this year, along with Tarantino's Django Unchained; Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning Argo and Ang Lee's Life of Pi. This year also saw Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, which was filmed at Chatham Historic Dockyard.

Hugh Jackman in Les Miserable
Hugh Jackman in Les Miserable

2013

This year saw the adaptation of the slave memoir Twelve Years a Slave hit the cinemas, and, at the other end of the spectrum, Disney's Frozen took the box offices by storm. The Wolf of Wall Street saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie join Jonah Hill for a trip back into the 80s.

2014

The Theory of Everything told us about the life of Stephen Hawking while The Imitation Game showed us how British mathematician Alan Turing cracked the German enigma code. The year also saw X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Guardians of the Galaxy and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything

2015

Matt Damon was on Mars in The Martian while Leonardo DiCaprio was in the wilderness in The Revenant, scooping 12 Oscars. Ashford-born Mark Rylance starred alongside Tom Cruise in Bridge of Spies and Star Wars: The Force Awakens had fans heading for the cinemas in their millions.

Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies
Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies

2016

This was the year of La La Land, though it lost out on Best Picture at the Oscars, and Manchester by the Sea, which scooped six. The year also saw Fences, Lion and Arrival on the big screen and the war drama Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson.

La La Land starring Ryan Gosling as Sebastian and Emma Stone as Mia. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate
La La Land starring Ryan Gosling as Sebastian and Emma Stone as Mia. Picture: PA Photo/Lionsgate

2017

Gary Oldman transformed himself to play Churchill in Darkest Hour, filmed partly in Kent, and Dunkirk saw an all-star cast head to the beaches during the Second World War. There was a watery tale in The Shape of Water and Emma Watson starred in the remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

2018

Black Panther proved a box office smash while Bohemian Rhapsody made a star of Rami Malek and A Star is Born showed that while Lady Gaga could sing, so could Bradley Cooper.

Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Alex Bailey
Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Alex Bailey

2019

The Irishman showed us a new way for films to be released, when it had us all tuning in for three hours on Netflix, while Jojo Rabbit found an interesting new take on the Hitler Youth and Parasite was the big winner of the year, both in awards and later the box office. 1917 also found a new way to show us wartime drama, with its one, long take while Avengers: Endgame had fans on the edge of their cinema seats.

Jojo Rabbit
Jojo Rabbit

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