It's scary to think that a whole decade has just gone by, which means that the movies I'm about to mention are almost ten years old each. They all came out during the beginning of the decade, and I suppose they could almost be seen as classics at this point. Anyway, I hadn't seen these movies in a while but always loved them, so I decided to see them again. To my satisfaction, they were just as good this time around as they were when I first watched them.
First of all, Memento was a great movie. This Christopher Nolan film is a psychological thriller with a very interesting plot and a completely original means of filming the story line. Check this out if you never have, as it's still one of the best movies I've ever seen.
Jared Leto and crew are great in Requiem for a Dream. This is a Darren Aronofsky movie, and while the director has since moved on to bigger films like Batman, this movie showcases his talent and his original style of directing movies. This is a very serious subject matter (drug addiction), and the way he presents it is simply haunting.
If you haven't seen Donnie Darko, I'd highly recommend this movie too. Jake Gylenhaal puts in one of his first big acting performances, and the plot is an extremely original one. This movie takes you into another world for two hours, and you'll be glad that you made the jump.
Enjoy these all, as they're all classics!