Don't blame the decade; blame the Oscars, who have always favored flavors of the month to films that will stand the test of time. What do Double Indemnity, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Star Wars, and Pulp Fiction all have in common? None of them won Best Picture Oscars. And with the exception of Star Wars losing out to Annie Hall, none of them were beaten by films anyone gives a sh*t about today. And Don't throw American Beauty in with the crap. American Beauty actually was at least one of the better films of 1999, which was already possibly the greatest year in cinema history. And as far as biopics go, A Beautiful Mind was pretty good. And you're just flat-out crazy about The Departed, which is in my opinion, one of Marty's finest works to date. LOTR sucked. But yeah, you were pretty dead on with everything else, especially Gladiator which was a giant turd. But jesus, what the hell did you like this decade?