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The Best Family Movies of 2000 

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Updated April 2, 2019 1.9k votes 82 voters 2.5k views

List of the best 2000 family movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. The films on this list can be enjoyed by everyone in your family, including children and grandparents. If you're looking for movies without swearing or violence, then these are great picks for you. These are all the family 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 features movies like Chicken Run and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. This isn't necessarily a list of all family movies from 2000, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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John Goodman, David Spade, Tom Jones

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mark Dindal

The Emperor's New Groove is a 2000 American animated buddy comedy film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation, the 40th film in Disney's animated features canon. It was directed by Mark ...more

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Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ron Howard

This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more

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John Hurt, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jun Falkenstein

The Tigger Movie is a 2000 American animated musical comedy film co-written and directed by Jun Falkenstein. Part of the Winnie-the-Pooh series, this film features Pooh's friend Tigger in his ...more

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Clancy Brown, Buddy Hackett, Tara Strong

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jim Kammerud

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea is a 2000 Disney animated feature film and direct-to-video sequel to the 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Jim Kammerud and Brian Smith, ...more

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Glenn Close, Ioan Gruffudd, Gérard Depardieu

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kevin Lima

102 Dalmatians is a 2000 family comedy film directed by Kevin Lima in his live action directorial debut and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and ...more

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Blue's Big Musical Movie Ray Charles, Aleisha Allen, Steve Burns

Released: 2000

Directed by: Todd Kessler

Blue's Big Musical Movie is a 2000 American direct-to-video film based on the Blue's Clues television series, and acted as the first full length musical film for the character of Blue the Dog. ...more
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Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Sean Hayes

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steve Loter, Tad Stones

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 Disney animated direct-to-video film that acts as a pilot to the television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Set in the ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton

Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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Kevin Zegers, Brandi Chastain, Alexander Ludwig

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bill Bannerman

Air Bud: World Pup is the third film in the Air Bud series. It was the first Air Bud movie to be filmed without Buddy, the canine star of the first two films; Buddy died after production of the ...more

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Frank Welker, E.G. Daily, Rob Paulsen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kathi Castillo

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Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Lord, Nick Park

Chicken Run is a 2000 British-French-American stop-motion animated comedy film made by the Aardman Animations studios and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park. Chicken Run received positive ...more

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Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Russell

My Dog Skip is a 2000 film, directed by Jay Russell. It is based on the autobiographical book My Dog Skip by Willie Morris. The movie was released March 3, 2000. The movie recounts a few ...more

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Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

Released: 2000

Directed by: Des McAnuff

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Jonathan Lipnicki, Anna Popplewell, Richard E. Grant

Released: 2000

Directed by: Uli Edel

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Mark Hamill, Frank Welker, Kevin Michael Richardson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jim Stenstrum

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders is the third of a series of direct-to-video animated films based upon the Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on October 3, 2000, and it was ...more
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Bruce Willis, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew Perry

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

Disney's The Kid is a 2000 American comedy-drama fantasy film, directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Audrey Wells. It stars Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin, with Emily Mortimer, Lily ...more

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Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh

Released: 2000

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The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more

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Brenda Song, Spencer Breslin, Bill Fagerbakke

Released: 2000

Directed by: Greg Beeman

The Ultimate Christmas Present is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Brenda Song and Hallee Hirsh. It premiered December 1, 2000 on Disney Channel as part of their Christmas season.
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Once Upon a Christmas Kathy Ireland, Kirsten Prout, John Dye

Released: 2000

Directed by: Tibor Takács

Once Upon a Christmas is a 2000 family film directed by Tibor Takács. It stars Kathy Ireland, John Dye, and Mary Donnely-Haskell. The filming location was in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...more
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Joan Rivers, Betty White, Angela Bassett

Released: 2000

Directed by: Dereck Joubert

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale is a 2000 family film directed by Dereck Joubert.
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Julia Sweeney, Judge Reinhold, Frank Gorshin

Released: 2000

Directed by: David M. Evans

Beethoven's 3rd is the second sequel to the 1992 film, Beethoven. Additionally, this is the third installment in the Beethoven film series. It is the first film to be released directly to video. ...more
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Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks, Jere Burns

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mark Rosman

Life-Size is a 2000 made-for-TV film directed by Mark Rosman and originally premiered on ABC. It was released to DVD and VHS in the same year. The film is a family comic fantasy starring Lindsay ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 2000

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. ...more

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Kaley Cuoco, Laura Vandervoort, Robert Ri'chard

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Alley Cats Strike! is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie. It premiered on March 18, 2000.
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Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Robert Miano

Released: 2000

Directed by: Craig Shapiro

Our Lips Are Sealed is a 2000 direct-to-video film featuring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The film was set and filmed in Sydney, Australia.