“25th Hour” Opening Credits Sequence (Spike Lee, 2002)
There have been more obvious movies about September 11 (Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” Paul Greengrass’s “United 93,” and, arguably, “Cloverfield”), but, as I’ve written here before, I’m convinced that Spike Lee’s “25th Hour” is the best 9/11 movie anyone has made. And this despite the fact that the story (which follows a drug dealer on his last night before a reporting for a prison sentence) only references the events of 9/11 obliquely.
I’ve always felt this film is very underrated. Some of Buzz’s thoughts speak to why. Some of what lurks just under the surface creates a mood that is unlike any other film out there.