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The Best Movies of 2000

Updated September 18, 2020 12.4k votes 1.3k voters 65.4k views93 items

List RulesOnly movies 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
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Cast Away
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    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 3
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Patriot
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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    X-Men
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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Remember the Titans
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    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling

    Released2000

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Meet the Parents
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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh

    Released2000

    Directed byAng Lee

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Requiem for a Dream
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    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto

    Released2000

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • 11
    American Psycho
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Miss Congeniality
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    Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner

    Released2000

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Pitch Black
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    Pitch Black

    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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    Bring It On
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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku

    Released2000

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Perfect Storm
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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Frequency
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    Frequency

    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    What Women Want
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    What Women Want

    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei

    Released2000

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Shanghai Noon
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    Shanghai Noon

    Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan

    Released2000

    Directed byTom Dey

    Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong action comedy western film starring Jackie Chan and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Me, Myself & Irene
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    Me, Myself & Irene

    Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 20
    High Fidelity
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    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • 21
    Space Cowboys
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    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm

    Released2000

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 22
    Scream 3
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    Scream 3

    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy

    Released2000

    Directed byWes Craven

    Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Road Trip
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    Road Trip

    Amy Smart, Andy Dick

    Released2000

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Gone in 60 Seconds
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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    Mission: Impossible II
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    Mission: Impossible II

    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Woo

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