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The Best Drama Movies of 2000

Updated September 23, 2019 1.2k votes 105 voters 5.0k views

List of the best 2000 drama movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of the movies on this list are award-winning drama films, so if you're trying to watch Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated drama movies, then these are the ones you want to see. These are all the drama 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.

List ranges from Gladiator to Remember the Titans and more. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2000, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • 1
    Remember the Titans
    42
    11

    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 Wikipedia
  • 2
    Cast Away
    39
    15

    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 Wikipedia
  • 3
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    35
    14

    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 Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Erin Brockovich
    30
    9

    Erin Brockovich

    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

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  • 5
    Pay It Forward
    31
    11

    Pay It Forward

    Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Gladiator
    31
    14

    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 Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Space Cowboys
    22
    4

    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm

    Released2000

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • 8
    Center Stage
    19
    5

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    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull

    Released2000

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Where the Heart Is
    20
    6

    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

    Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    What Lies Beneath
    19
    9

    What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 11
    The Patriot
    18
    8

    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 12
    Almost Famous
    19
    11

    Almost Famous

    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson

    Released2000

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Love & Basketball
    13
    4

    Love & Basketball

    Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union

    Released2000

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 14
    The Family Man
    15
    8

    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni

    Released2000

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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  • 15
    The Perfect Storm
    12
    5

    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 Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Men of Honor
    12
    5

    Men of Honor

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro

    Released2000

    Directed byGeorge Tillman, Jr.

    Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Chocolat
    13
    6

    Chocolat

    Johnny Depp, Judi Dench

    Released2000

    Directed byLasse Hallström

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  • 18
    Coyote Ugly
    12
    7

    Coyote Ugly

    Tyra Banks, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid McNally

    Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Down to You
    10
    4

    Down to You

    Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson

    Released2000

    Directed byKris Isacsson

    Down to You is a 2000 romantic comedy film about losing a first love. It was directed by Kris... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Frequency
    12
    7

    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 Wikipedia

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  • 21
    The Beach
    14
    10

    The Beach

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton

    Released2000

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Boiler Room
    10
    6

    Boiler Room

    Ben Affleck, Vin Diesel

    Released2000

    Directed byBen Younger

    Boiler Room is a 2000 American drama film written and directed by Ben Younger, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Finding Forrester
    9
    6

    Finding Forrester

    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Legend of Bagger Vance
    8
    6

    The Legend of Bagger Vance

    Charlize Theron, Will Smith

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Legend of Bagger Vance is a 2000 American sports drama directed by Robert Redford and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Memento
    10
    9

    Memento

    Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.... more on Wikipedia

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