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The Best Action Movies of 2000

Updated September 23, 2019 1.2k votes 66 voters 3.3k views50 items

List of the best 2000 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2000, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Movies on this list include Gladiator and X-Men. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2000, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon1
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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

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  • Pitch Black2
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    Pitch Black

    Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid Twohy

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

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  • The Perfect Storm3
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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

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  • Miss Congeniality4
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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

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  • Gladiator5
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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

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  • Titan A.E.6
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    Titan A.E.

    Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

    Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both...  more

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  • X-Men7
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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

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  • The Patriot8
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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

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  • Battle Royale9
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    Battle Royale

    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama

    Released2000

    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

    Battle Royale is a 2000 Japanese action thriller film adapted from the 1999 novel of the same...  more

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  • Vertical Limit10
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    Vertical Limit

    Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney

    Released2000

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    Vertical Limit is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by New Zealander Martin...  more

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  • Get Carter11
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    Get Carter

    Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen T. Kay

    Get Carter is a 2000 American thriller film, a remake of the Michael Caine 1971 film of the...  more

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  • Gone in 60 Seconds12
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    Gone in 60 Seconds

    Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage

    Released2000

    Directed byDominic Sena

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

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  • Reindeer Games13
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    Reindeer Games

    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    Reindeer Games is a 2000 action film film, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Ben...  more

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  • The 6th Day14
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    The 6th Day

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Duvall

    Released2000

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    The 6th Day is a 2000 American science fiction film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, and...  more
  • Romeo Must Die15
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    Romeo Must Die

    Grace Park, Aaliyah

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

    This film is a 2000 American martial arts action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak in his...  more

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  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker16
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    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

    Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill

    Released2000

    Directed byCurt Geda

    Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic...  more

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  • Space Cowboys17
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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
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  • Shanghai Noon18
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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

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  • Shaft19
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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Singleton

    Shaft is a 2000 American action-thriller film directed by John Singleton, and starring Samuel...  more

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  • The Way of the Gun20
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    The Way of the Gun

    Sarah Silverman, Juliette Lewis

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher McQuarrie

    The Way of the Gun is a 2000 American action film written and directed by Christopher...  more

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  • The Replacements21
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    The Replacements

    Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman

    Released2000

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Replacements is a 2000 American sports comedy film directed by Howard Deutch. It stars...  more

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  • Big Momma's House22
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Big Momma's House is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by Darryl...  more

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  • Hollow Man23
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    Hollow Man

    Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue

    Released2000

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction-thriller-horror film directed by Paul...  more

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  • Company Man24
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    Company Man

    Bill Murray, Woody Allen

    Released2000

    Directed byDouglas McGrath, Peter Askin

    Company Man is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Peter Askin and Douglas McGrath. The...  more
  • U-57125
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    U-571

    Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    U-571 is a 2000 film directed by Jonathan Mostow, and starring Matthew McConaughey, Bill...  more

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