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List Rules Only movies that were released in theaters in 2000

A list of the best movies of 2000, from blockbusters like Mission: Impossible II to cult classics like Snatch. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2000 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2000. Who could forget Gladiator with Russell Crowe, Requiem For A Dream with Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly, and of course, X-Men with Hugh Jackman. And let's not forget about American Psycho with Christian Bale.

The best movies of 2000 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Almost Famous, or established stars like Tom Hanks starring in Cast Away and Michael Douglas in Traffic.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2000. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2000, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1999. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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225 132
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in ...more

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141 128
American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe American Psycho is a 2000 American psychological thriller comedy film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, ...more

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161 112
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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129 97
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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128 100
Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on ...more

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116 75
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese co-production, the film was directed by Ang Lee and featured an international cast of Han actors, ...more

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126 88
Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more

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133 76
Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film written by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg and directed by Jay Roach. Starring Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller, the film chronicles a series of ...more

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133 81
The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the ...more

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88 75
The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which ...more

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81 58
Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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76 74
Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and directed by Phillips. The film, featuring an ensemble cast including Breckin Meyer, Seann William ...more

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70 86
Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more

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32 67
The Crimson Rivers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
wiabux added Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Dominique Sanda The Crimson Rivers is a 2000 French psychological horror film starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel. The film, which was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, is based on the best-selling novel Les ...more

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49 65
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

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75 80
Me, Myself & Irene is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, RenĂ©e Zellweger Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more

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66 61
Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more

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73 41
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by ...more

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43 59
Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr. Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is inspired by the true story of Master chief petty officer Carl ...more

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52 52
The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, and Brooke Langton.

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dimos Dicoudis added Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, John Lithgow Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is a 2000 American animated comedy-drama film and the sequel to The Rugrats Movie that follows the continuing adventures of the Rugrats. In the film, Chuckie Finster ...more

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56 74
Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as three women working for a private investigation agency. The film is ...more

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59 60
Pitch Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Keith David Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The film stars Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, and Keith David. Dangerous criminal Richard B. ...more

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64 60
Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action/Heist film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more

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42 55
Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel, Nia Long Boiler Room is a 2000 American crime drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Tom Everett Scott, ...more

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36 69
The Beach is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more

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40 63
Pay It Forward is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It was directed by Mimi Leder and written by Leslie Dixon. It stars Haley Joel Osment as ...more

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48 49
What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more

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43 49
Frequency is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
looksharp added Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit and written and co-produced by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Jim ...more

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52 58
Shanghai Noon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong action comedy western film starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. The film, marking the directorial debut of Tom Dey, was written by Alfred Gough and ...more

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50 90
Dude, Where's My Car? is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Andy Dick Dude, Where's My Car? is a 2000 American stoner comedy film directed by Danny Leiner. The film stars Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott as two young men who find themselves unable to ...more

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47 58
Next Friday is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps Next Friday is a 2000 American stoner comedy film, and the sequel to the 1995 film Friday. This is the first film to be produced by producer Ice Cube's film production company Cubevision. The ...more

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24 34
Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dimos Dicoudis added Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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45 51
Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise. Directed by Wes Craven and written by Ehren Kruger, the film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and ...more

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38 43
Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

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40 48
Bedazzled is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Elizabeth Hurley, Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor Bedazzled is a 2000 fantasy-comedy film remake of the 1967 film of the same name, originally written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which was itself a comic retelling of the Faust legend. The ...more

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27 53
Wonder Boys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as ...more

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44 60
Mission: Impossible II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo, and the second film in the Mission: Impossible ...more

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33 53
Romeo Must Die is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Grace Park, Aaliyah, DMX Romeo Must Die is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his directorial debut, and also fight choreography by Corey Yuen, and starring Jet Li and Aaliyah. ...more

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39 47
Big Momma's House is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence, Nia Long Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl Quarles and Don Rhymer, and starring Martin Lawrence as FBI agent Malcolm Turner. The majority of the ...more

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27 50
28 Days is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi 28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation for alcoholism. The film costars ...more

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32 47
Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall and Monica Wright, two next-door neighbors in Los ...more

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Tigerland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser Tigerland is a 2000 war drama film directed by Joel Schumacher starring Colin Farrell in the role of Private Roland Bozz, and takes place in a training camp for soldiers to be sent to the ...more

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25 48
Mission to Mars is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma from an original screenplay written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost. In 2020, a manned Mars exploration ...more

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24 51
Sexy Beast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone Sexy Beast is a 2000 British-Spanish crime film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Glazer. Glazer had previously directed music videos and commercials for companies such as Guinness and ...more

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Proof of Life is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
wiabux added Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse Proof of Life is a 2000 American kidnap action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title refers to a phrase commonly used to indicate proof that a kidnap victim is still alive. The ...more

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35 67
Little Nicky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan.

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Keeping the Faith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Jenna Elfman Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Stuart Blumberg and directed by Edward Norton. It stars Ben Stiller, Norton, Jenna Elfman, Eli Wallach, and Anne Bancroft. ...more

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The Dish is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
looksharp added Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Lenka The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes Observatory's role in relaying live television of man's first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 ...more