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Movies Turning 20 In 2020 

Jason Bancroft
Updated January 7, 2020 923 votes 27 voters 100 items

List Rules Vote up the movies that came out in 2000 that you still enjoy today.

Are you ready to feel old? We've got a list of films turning 20 this year, and it's guaranteed to blow your mind. How can it possibly be that twenty years have gone by since The Perfect Storm, Meet the Parents, and Almost Famous first hit screens? Sure, they've been around for a while, but two full decades having passed just doesn't seem possible.

Movies that came out in 2000 run the cinematic gamut. There are blockbuster hits, like the Jim Carrey version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible II, and Sandra Bullock's Miss Congeniality. There are award winners, like Best Picture Gladiator and the film that earned Julia Roberts an Oscar, Erin Brockovich. Cult favorites from that year include Best in Show, Coyote Ugly, and Dude, Where's My Car? There were even a few films we bet you've forgotten all about. When was the last time you thought about Drowning Mona or What Planet Are You From? Probably about twenty years ago, right?

Given that you've had a whopping two decades to reflect on them, vote up the films that are 20 years old which still mean the most to you, and check back to see how other users are voting. 

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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more
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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more
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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

Released: 2000

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which ...more
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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinc... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
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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What Women Want is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more
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Scary Movie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Carmen Electra, Anna Faris, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans

Scary Movie is a 2000 horror comedy spoof film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. It is an American dark comedy that heavily parodies the horror, slasher, and mystery genres. Several mid- and ...more
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What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do ...more
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Meet the Parents is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Roach

Meet the Parents is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach. Male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father (robert De ...more
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Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
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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Remember the Titans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington

Released: 2000

Directed by: Boaz Yakin

Remember the Titans is a 2000 American sports drama film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Boaz Yakin. The screenplay, written by Gregory Allen Howard, is based on the true story of ...more
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Bring It On is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Bring It On is a 2000 American teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of ...more
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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more
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Gone in 60 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

Released: 2000

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more
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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

Released: 2000

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the ...more
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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

Released: 2000

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice
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Mission: Impossible II ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Thandie Newton

Released: 2000

Directed by: John Woo

Mission: Impossible 2 (also stylized as Mission: Impossible II and abbreviated as M:I-2) is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo, and the second film in the Mission: Impossible ...more
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Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Released: 2000

Directed by: David McNally

Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more
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Erin Brockovich is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more
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Me, Myself & Irene ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more
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Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

Released: 2000

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more
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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

Released: 2000

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more
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Chicken Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
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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The Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Danny Boyle

The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more
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28 Days is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2000

Directed by: Betty Thomas

28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation. The film costars Viggo ...more
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Love & Basketball is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies Turning 20 In 2020
Tyra Banks, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan

Released: 2000

Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Love & Basketball is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan. The film tells the story of Quincy McCall and Monica Wright, two next-door neighbors in Los ...more