Every year has its unique pop culture obsession, but the 21st century has brought along with it, amazing movies and it has led to our evolved taste in them. Everyone of these movies were painstakingly written, directed and executed by some of the most captivating stars around the world.
Here are the most popular movies released in every year since the new millennium began.
2019: Avengers: Endgame
The much-awaited sequel to 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, is set to be released on April 26. It is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Avengers.
The movie follows the life of a live-in housekeeper of a middle-class family. The emotional tale is set against the domestic and political turmoil in the 1970’s Mexico.
2017: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Following the events of The Force Awakens, Rey looks for Luke Skywalker to help the Resistance fight the First Order, but Kylo Ren has his own plans.
2016: Captain America: Civil War
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers led to collateral damage. The new status quo divides the group -with Captain America leading one side and Iron Man on the other.
2015: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Three decades after the Empire was defeated, the Resistance in a bid to fight a new threat: the First Order, team up with a pair of characters with mysterious backgrounds for the fight.
2014: Transformers: Age of Extinction
Optimus Prime befriends an inventor, who helps him and the other Autobots fight off alien robots.
The newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally curses her village by giving it a permanent winter, so she teams up with her sister (Anna), a traveler, a reindeer, and a snowman on a quest to fix it.
2012: The Avengers
The characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe came together in The Avengers, with Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, and Black Widow fighting off Loki and his alien army.
2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
The Harry Potter series comes to a magnificent end, as Harry, Ron, and Hermione finds the remaining Horcruxes and have an epic face-off against Lord Voldemort at the Battle of Hogwarts.
2010: Toy Story 3
The plot focuses on toys (Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends) who were accidentally donated to a daycare center as their owner, Andy, prepares to leave for college.
It is a science-fiction film where a paraplegic marine inhabits another body to live on the moon of another planet and ingratiate himself with the alien population.
2008: The Dark Knight
Batman guards the city against the Joker while trying to avoid the psychological traps he sets.
2007: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The third installment of the pirates’ movie had the characters sail off the edge of the map to find what mystery lies beyond.
2006: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Captain Jack Sparrow and his troop try to capture the heart of Davy Jones for its magical properties -but each of them have their own secret agendas.
2005: Harry Potter And The Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter entered the dangerous Triwizard Tournament, where he competes against the representatives of other magical schools.
2004: Shrek 2
After returning from their honeymoon, Shrek and Fiona discovers that Fiona's parents have heard about her marriage, and has required that her husband visits them. Her parents do not know that they’re both ogres.
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
In the last sequel of Lord of the Rings film, Gandalf and Aragorn lead a battle against Sauron's army while Frodo and Sam attempt to destroy the One Ring.
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The second Lord of the Rings movie is about how Frodo and Sam got closer to Mordor to fight the dark wizard, Saruman.
2001: Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
The first movie features Harry Potter discovering he's a wizard and leaving his abusive aunt and uncle to go to the magical school of Hogwarts, where he makes friends and fights off evil.
2000: Mission: Impossible II
A secret agent pulls together a team of professionals who are misfits, to find and destroy a genetically modified disease that could wipe out humanity.