‘I thought it was basically amazing’: readers’ pick of the best movies since 2000

From No Country for Old Men to Paddington 2, Guardian readers on the best films of the 21st century so far Pans Labyrinth (2006) It reminds me how hard it is to leave the relative certainties of childhood: Amanda, 57, Spain It is an extraordinary, visceral depiction of the growth to awareness of a young girl, on the cusp of adolescence caught up in a savage world where not even retreat into fantasy can provide a moral framework. There are, of course, many coming of age films but none, I think, as poetic and haunting as this. It was the first film my eldest son took me to see and at 18 he was just emerging out of the chaos …

Can Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt save Hollywood?

In an industry obsessed with franchises and superheroes, critics have suggested that Leo might be the last true film star Is Hollywood Reporter feature, suggesting he stands alone as an actor whose name is a hallmark of a movies quality in itself, who rarely has a flop, and who doesnt put himself about too much Quentin Tarantinos 2015s The Revenant. He is arguably the only global superstar left in a film industry in which an interchangeable group of actors regularly suit up in spandex or brandish a lightsaber for the latest billion-dollar earner, the magazine argues, comparing DiCaprios pre-eminence with would-be peers such as Jennifer Lawrence and Brad Pitt. Pitts back catalogue might be patchier (recent flops such as Allied …