It’s fair to say that the 21st century has produced some great movies. What’s more, since the turn of the millennium, we’ve witnessed the rise of some exceptional film franchises, enjoyed our fair share of superlative indie flicks and cheered as some of our favorite superheroes took to the big screen for the first time.
But which films of the last two decades really warrant repeat viewing? Well, no need to ponder that question any further: just put one of the following flicks on, sit back and enjoy.
It may not have had the biggest budget in the world, but unique 2009 thriller Triangle does more than most films with four times as much money behind them. And while the basic premise of the movie is a simple one – a boat trip that goes horrifyingly wrong – that’s just skimming the surface of this multi-layered flick. Indeed, given Triangle’s plot’s temporal loops, alternate timelines and twists and turns around every corner, it’s exactly the sort of feature that requires multiple viewings to really grasp its complex narrative.
Few comedic films of the 21st century are as endlessly quotable as the fashion-industry parody Zoolander. Featuring hilarious performances by Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell, it’s one of those oh-so-rare comedies that doesn’t wear thin after repeated viewings. Chances are that you’ll be laughing just as hard the tenth time you watch it, in fact.