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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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Memento is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story ...more

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Cast Away 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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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Gladiator 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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Requiem for a Dream is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Requiem for a Dream 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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
American Psycho 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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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 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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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
X-Men 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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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Snatch Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones Snatch is a 2000 crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing ...more

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 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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Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist ...more

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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Remember the Titans 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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Traffic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a ...more

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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 film directed by Roland Emmerich.

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Meet the Parents 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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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Erin Brockovich Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more

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Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa Final Destination is a 2000 American horror film directed by James Wong. It is the first installment of the Final Destination series. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and ...more

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Chocolat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Chocolat Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina Chocolat is a 2000 American-British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Joanne Harris, and was directed by Lasse Hallström. Adapted by screenwriter Robert Nelson ...more

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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Perfect Storm 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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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more

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What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do ...more

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Best in Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Best in Show Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by Christopher Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show and focuses on the slightly ...more

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The Crimson Rivers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
wiabux added The Crimson Rivers 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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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Miss Congeniality 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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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Road Trip 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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U-571 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
U-571 Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton U-571 is a 2000 war film directed by Jonathan Mostow, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Noseworthy, Will Estes and Tom Guiry. ...more

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Men of Honor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Men of Honor 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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Me, Myself & Irene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Me, Myself & Irene Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée 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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The Emperor's New Groove is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dimos Dicoudis added The Emperor's New Groove John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
High Fidelity 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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Bring It On 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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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Replacements 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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Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Thirteen Days Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten Thirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson dramatising the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, seen from the perspective of the US political ...more

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Boiler Room is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Boiler Room 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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Scary Movie 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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Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Coyote Ugly Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more

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Pitch Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Pitch Black 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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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Whole Nine Yards Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian crime comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more

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The Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Beach 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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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas 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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Pay It Forward is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Pay It Forward 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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Charlie's Angels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Charlie's Angels 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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The Legend of Bagger Vance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Legend of Bagger Vance Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Matt Damon The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and starring Will Smith, Matt Damon and Charlize Theron. It is based on the 1995 book of the same title by ...more

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Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Gone in 60 Seconds 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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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami. It is the final film directed by Kinji Fukasaku, the screenplay written by ...more

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The Family Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
The Family Man Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Nicolas Cage and Téa Leoni. Cage's production company, Saturn Films, helped produce the ...more

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dimos Dicoudis added Rugrats in Paris: The Movie 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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What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
What Women Want 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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Dude, Where's My Car? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Dude, Where's My Car? 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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Shanghai Noon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Shanghai Noon 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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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
looksharp added Frequency 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