20 Great Movies Since 2000 That You Forgot Existed

You loved 'em. Then you forget 'em.

It happens to the best of us: you watch a movie, you declare it awesome, and then... you forget that it ever existed until you're reminded by some arbitrary list that you saw it once, liked it, and should probably consider watching it again at some point (if you want). There are so many movies out there, after all, that it's hard to constantly recall everything you've seen - especially since thousands of new films are released every year. Most people tend to assume that you only ever forget about the "bad movies" - that a truly good movie will lodge itself into your memory banks and refuse to leave for the rest of time. Not so. Given our high frequency of exposure to films of all types and genres - more-so in this era of Netflix - and the tendency for "big" franchise-orientated movies to dominate the realms of popular culture, we can forget about good films, too. So here's a list to remind you of some of those great motion pictures that you may have forgotten about in the last 15 years. These are the movies that - for one reason or another - you haven't thought about for a while, either due to the inevitable passing of time or simply because nobody talks about them anymore. That doesn't necessarily mean they're bad; it just means that they're waiting for you to rediscover them all over again...

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.