From the glittering cabarets of Belle Epoque France to the windswept plains of Middle Earth, the best movies of the 2000s transported audiences to fantastical new realms. These are the best Oscar-nominated movies of the 2000s, as ranked by you, fellow movie-lover. The award-winners from this decade forged new territory in cinematic achievement, from special effects and costuming to outstanding performances. Many of these Oscar nominated 2000s movies are considered some of the best films of all time.
What films will you find on this list of 2000s Oscar-winning movies? The decade started off with a bang with Gladiator taking home the Oscar for Best Picture in 2000. Russell Crowe also won his own Oscar that same year for playing the lead character of Maximus Decimus Meridius. Chicago is another great movie that was nominated for the Academy's top prize in the '00s.
Jamie Foxx may best be known for his comedic work, but his film Ray was nominated for several Oscars in 2004. Other great nominees and winners featured on this list include the quiet drama Brokeback Mountain, the quirky comedy Little Miss Sunshine, and the tense historical epic There Will Be Blood.Which of these Oscar nominated 2000s films is your favorite? Give the best films a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list.
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel CoenWon Best Picture in 2007.
Directed by: Peter JacksonNominated in 2001.
Directed by: Peter JacksonWon Best Picture in 2003.
Directed by: Peter JacksonNominated in 2002.
Directed by: Pete DocterNominated in 2009.
Directed by: Martin ScorseseWon Best Picture in 2006.
Directed by: Ridley ScottWon Best Picture in 2000.
Directed by: Paul Thomas AndersonNominated in 2007.
Directed by: Clint EastwoodNominated in 2006.
Directed by: Valerie Faris, Jonathan DaytonNominated in 2006.
Directed by: Roman PolanskiNominated in 2002.
Directed by: Sofia CoppolaNominated in 2003.
Directed by: Steven SpielbergNominated in 2005.
Directed by: Ang LeeNominated in 2000.
Directed by: Jason ReitmanNominated in 2007.
Directed by: James CameronNominated in 2009.
Directed by: Clint EastwoodNominated in 2003.
Directed by: Gus Van SantNominated in 2008.
Directed by: Peter WeirNominated in 2003.
Directed by: Ang LeeNominated in 2005.
Directed by: Kathryn BigelowWon Best Picture in 2009.
Directed by: John Lee HancockNominated in 2009.
Directed by: Ron HowardWon Best Picture in 2001.
Directed by: Martin ScorseseNominated in 2004.
Directed by: Clint EastwoodWon Best Picture in 2004.