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The Best Movies of 2000 

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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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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 accident ...more

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O Brother, Where Art Tho... is listed (or ranked) 3 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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#28 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #180 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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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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Crouching Tiger, Hidden ... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#347 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #91 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto
American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking ...more

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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more

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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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 film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the ...more

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinc... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard
This film 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 Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more

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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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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 13 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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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 14 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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#1,021 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #27 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #59 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Road Trip is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
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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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Pitch Black is listed (or ranked) 19 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 man Richard B. ...more

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Me, Myself & Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
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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What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Rugrats in Paris: The Mo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2000
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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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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Shanghai Noon is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 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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