1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
The 2000s saw the rise of fantasy filmmaking with stories of the unlikely hero saving the world. American audiences embraced international cinema. Christopher Nolan became a phenom, the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it took over Hollywood. It had beautiful dramas by Claire Denis, Wong Kar-wai, Alfonso Cuarón, Ang Lee, and Sarah Polley.