As a company which deals primarily with capturing and preserving your fondest memories with our Video8 to DVD transfers, we have a special interest in all things film; be that advances in recording technology, new film releases or any other news regarding the business of show.
The 21st century has so far been excellent for providing us with some brilliant and memorable movies. Whether it’s a huge action blockbuster, or a tearjerker romance, or even a family friendly Disney film, there has been something for everyone to add to their all time favourite films list.
We are talking about the films that you actually wanted to go watch again at the cinema, or those films that you rushed to buy on DVD as soon as they were released. There are certain things that make a great movie – and wanting to re-watch a film is definitely high on the list.
Read on as we choose some of our favourites from the last 15 years!
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight was the second instalment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and is arguably the best one out of the three (although we love them all).
The film focused on the DC Comic villain The Joker, who is running around Gotham killing people and causing a lot of trouble. With the help of Commissioner Gordon and DA Harvey Dent, Batman is determined to stop The Joker and rid the streets of all organised crime groups. Before long, Bruce Wayne is forced to revaluate everything he believes in – including the vigilante he has become.
The late Heath Ledger is unrecognisable in the role of The Joker, playing a character that is both utterly frightening and brilliant all at the same time. It’s one of his last roles before his death and it showcases what a loss his death was for the world of acting.
The Social Network (2010)
Who would have predicted that one day there would be a whole film about Facebook? Well it’s true, and it’s found its way onto our list of all time favourite movies from the 21st century.
Released back in 2010, the film tells the story of how Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created the idea of a social network site that would go onto become Facebook. An idea that he comes across in his dorm room whilst at university, soon becomes a global success – one so big that he didn’t even see it coming!
This story gives a brilliant account of how Facebook came to be – including the people that Zuckerberg fought with over the years, the people that claimed that he stole the idea from them, and the friends that he sadly lost on the way to be becoming the world’s youngest billionaire.
We’re not sure that it would have been fair to write a list of the best movies of the 21st century and not include Disney’s Frozen. Released towards the end of 2013, it became the highest grossing animated film ever produced.
The story is loosely inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Snow Queen, and tells of two sisters, one who has magical icy powers! After Elsa accidently sets off an eternal winter, whilst fleeing soon after being crowned queen, her sister Anna must set off on a journey to bring her back and reverse the spell she has put on the town. She meets some extra special friends along the way, including a loveable snowman called Olaf!
The film has incredibly catchy songs – they will get stuck in your head! We dare you not to fall in love with this Disney classic.
We hope you enjoyed reading this as we looked back over the last 15 years of movies to choose some of our all time favourites – we certainly have! Were some of these your favourites? Or would your list look totally different?
Whilst thinking about looking back, do you have any old home movies that encourage you to look back even further? As a company who specialises in transferring VHS to DVD, we are proud to be able to help customers look back on their oldest and fondest memories from childhood.
If you have old tapes that you are no longer able to watch, and would like to be able to access those precious moments again, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can give us a call on 0800 592433 and a member of our helpful team will be happy to help.