Cinema: “Get Out” movie tops list of best movies of the 21st century, according to American screenwriters

The thriller is ahead of “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Social Network” and the South Korean film noir “Parasite”.

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The screenwriters have decided: Get out is the best film of the 21st century, so far at least. Members of the American Screenwriters Union voted this 2017 thriller, directed by Jordan Peele, as the best feature film of the past 21 years, topping a selection comprising 101 works in total.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, with Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, finished second on the podium, ahead of The Social Network, which traces the creation of Facebook, and the South Korean film noir Parasite, Oscar winner in 2020.

The writers’ dream collection includes genres as diverse as animated films (The Incredibles), heist films like Ocean’s Eleven, the parody documentary Borat and works combining anticipation and dreamlike Inception by Christopher Nolan.

“The very concept of ‘writing for the big screen’ is going through an existential crisis”, underlines the union of screenwriters on its website. “The studio system has given way to the streaming system where everything, whatever the source, competes for attention. This democratization of content has also changed a large number of rules”, continues the blog post.

“The depth of character, once strictly reserved for drama or themed film, is not out of place in a superhero movie or in a movie featuring a misbehaving bridesmaid,” continues the site. “And genres that were previously well defined, such as science fiction, horror, comedy or drama intersect freely, sometimes within a single storyline.”

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