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The Best Drama Movies of 2000

Updated September 23, 2019 1.2k votes 105 voters 5.1k 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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  • The Yards26
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    The Yards

    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Gray

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  • High Fidelity27
    6
    7

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • Mission to Mars28
    7
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    Mission to Mars

    Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • Thirteen Days29
    11
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    Thirteen Days

    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood

    Released2000

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • Keeping the Faith30
    11
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    Keeping the Faith

    Ben Stiller, Edward Norton

    Released2000

    Directed byEdward Norton

    Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film written by Stuart Blumberg, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Proof of Life31
    9
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    Proof of Life

    Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe

    Released2000

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

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  • You Can Count on Me32
    2
    5

    You Can Count on Me

    Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick

    Released2000

    Directed byKenneth Lonergan

    You Can Count on Me is a 2000 American drama film starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sexy Beast33
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    15

    Sexy Beast

    Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane

    Released2001

    Directed byJonathan Glazer

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  • Rules of Engagement34
    12
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    Rules of Engagement

    Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2000

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    Rules of Engagement is a 2000 American drama film directed by William Friedkin and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Billy Elliot35
    10
    18

    Billy Elliot

    Jamie Bell, Julie Walters

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Daldry

    Billy Elliot is a 2000 British dance drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen... more on Wikipedia

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  • American Psycho36
    12
    22

    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

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  • Les Misérables37
    8
    16

    Les Misérables

    John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

    Released2000

    Directed byJosée Dayan

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  • Shadow of the Vampire38
    6
    14

    Shadow of the Vampire

    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich

    Released2000

    Directed byE. Elias Merhige

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  • Battle Royale39
    10
    21

    Battle Royale

    Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama

    Released2000

    Directed byKinji Fukasaku

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  • My Dog Skip40
    7
    16

    My Dog Skip

    Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon

    Released2000

    Directed byJay Russell

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  • The Man Who Cried41
    6
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    The Man Who Cried

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released2000

    Directed bySally Potter

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  • Wonder Boys42
    7
    18

    Wonder Boys

    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes

    Released2000

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • Requiem for a Dream43
    6
    18

    Requiem for a Dream

    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto

    Released2000

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

    Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky... more on Wikipedia

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  • Animal Factory44
    4
    14

    Animal Factory

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Buscemi

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  • Gangster No. 145
    4
    14

    Gangster No. 1

    Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany

    Released2000

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

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  • All the Pretty Horses46
    4
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    All the Pretty Horses

    Penélope Cruz, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byBilly Bob Thornton

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  • Amores perros47
    2
    12

    Amores perros

    Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza

    Released2000

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

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  • Quills48
    2
    14

    Quills

    Kate Winslet, Michael Caine

    Released2000

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

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  • Dancer in the Dark49
    2
    18

    Dancer in the Dark

    Björk, Catherine Deneuve

    Released2000

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • Hot Boyz50
    0
    10

    Hot Boyz

    Snoop Dogg, Gary Busey

    Released2000

    Directed byMaster P

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