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The Best Movies of 2000

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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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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix
    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott,...  more

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    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt
    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and...  more

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman
    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and...  more

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    #232 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#122 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger
    The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich....  more

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman
    X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same...  more

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    Meet the Parents

    Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller
    Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker...  more

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film. An American-Chinese-Hong Kong-Taiwanese...  more

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    #94 of 1,184 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#301 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Remember the Titans

    Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling
    Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and...  more

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    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and...  more

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    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto
    Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky...  more

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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe
    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by...  more

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    Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock, William Shatner
    Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence,...  more

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    Pitch Black

    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell
    Pitch Black is a 2000 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by David Twohy. The...  more

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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg
    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang...  more

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    Bring It On

    Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku
    Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written...  more

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    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm
    Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood....  more

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    Me, Myself & Irene

    Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova
    Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and...  more

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    #27 of 31 Great Movies Set Along the Coast#14 of 73 The Best Movies About Split Personalities

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    What Women Want

    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei
    What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy...  more

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    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell
    Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by...  more

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    Shanghai Noon

    Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan
    Shanghai Noon is a 2000 American-Hong Kong action comedy western film starring Jackie Chan and...  more

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    #150 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#273 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen
    High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring...  more

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    Mission: Impossible II

    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins
    Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a...  more

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    Scream 3

    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy
    Scream 3 is a 2000 American slasher film and the third installment in the Scream franchise....  more

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    Road Trip

    Amy Smart, Andy Dick
    Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and...  more

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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage
    Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie,...  more

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