A little something for those lazy afternoons.

"Best" is a word thrown around quite freely nowadays. Often times, it refers more closely to popularity than quality. But here we are, with a complete year-by-year breakdown of the "best" movies since 2000... according to critics

Whether you choose to agree or disagree with them is another matter entirely (an audience score has been included for comparison). And given how these critics have leads us astray lately with acclaimed dumpster fires like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I wouldn't blame you for being skeptical. In fact, a few of these selections are rather questionable (can we please just get off Boyhood's dick? It's pretty much all gimmick...)

Anyways, check 'em out.

2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Critic score: 93/100
Audience score: 8.1/10

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Critic score: 92/100
Audience score: 9.1/10

2002: Spirited Away

Critic score: 96/100
Audience score: 9/10

2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Critic score: 94/100
Audience score: 9.1/10

2004: Sideways

Critic score: 94/100
Audience score: 7/10

2005: The Best of Youth

Critic score: 89/100
Audience score: 8.8/10

2006: Pan's Labyrinth

Critic score: 98/100
Audience score: 8.7/10

2007: Ratatouille

Critic score: 96/100
Audience score: 8.6/10

2008: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days

Critic score: 97/100
Audience score: 8/10

2009: The Hurt Locker

Critic score: 94/100
Audience score: 7.3/10

2010: The Social Network

Critic score: 95/100
Audience score: 8.3/10

2011: A Separation

Critic score: 95/100 
Audience score: 8.9/10

2012: Zero Dark Thirty

Critic score: 95/100
Audience score: 6.8/10

2013: 12 Years a Slave

Critic score: 96/100
Audience score: 8/10

2014: Boyhood

Critic score: 100/100
Audience score: 7.7/10

2015: Carol

Critic score: 95/100
Audience score: 8/10

2016: Moonlight

Critic score: 99/100
Audience score: 7.2/10

2017: Call Me By Your Name

Critic score: 95/100
Audience score: 9.1/10

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