3 Billboards is s*** anyway, every scene is so overcharged with gut wrenching lurid tragic melodrama that I'd have to be 15 to really be moved by it, and on top of that, the message is generic and preachy, the godawful cop is hardly actually redeemed, and the idea that he wouldn't be in more trouble for what he did makes the movie worse than American Beauty, its obvious inspiration. AB is the ultimate pre 9/11 pigpile and I can only hope 3B goes yhe same way.
For 2000-2010 I nominated The Sum Of All Fears, an early 90s Cold War/Iraq book gutted and rejiggered to play off 9/11 tensions, it also has zero emotional resonance.
Argo doesn't seem too relevant right now does it?
You said "25 years ago" which is 1995. Seen Higher Learning recently?