Unlike me, I hope all the readers (if there are any) will be more considerate and won't blame me if this list includes more English movies made outside Hollywood than the native-born and bred ones. So here is my list of top 10 Hollywood / English movies of the noughties which defies any sort of sorting.
In Bruges: Con men in Belgium. Comedy dunked in powerful script.
Hot Fuzz: Action + Comedy, no one does comedy better than the Brits, they are learning to do low-cost action that looks good.
Inception: Brain crackling entertainment, a mega movie Hollywood style.
Kick-ass: Comic book lovers and those waiting for second comings and super heroes, this one's for you.
Idiocracy: The closest you can get to time travel in the US, brilliant low budget caper.
Babel: Multiple narratives racing against time, Inarritu directs for a global audience.
Avatar: If you missed Dances with the Wolves, this one's even better, it is set in a different planet!
Blood Diamond: Ladies, this is the one about your engagement / wedding rings.
Source Code: Included because I watched it recently and it is fresh in my mind.
White Chicks: I love black(oops, politically incorrect, shame on me) comedy with white titles.