In my latest exploration, I've delved into the cinematic universe of the 21st century. The sheer brilliance of films like "The Dark Knight", "Inception", and "Parasite" have left me awestruck. Not to forget the heart-wrenching "12 Years a Slave" and the enchanting "Avatar" that have set a new benchmark in filmmaking. The raw intensity of "No Country for Old Men", and the delightful charm of "La La Land" also make the cut. These films, in my opinion, are the standout productions this century has birthed.