Best Movies of 2000

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Best Movies of 2000
Best Movies of 2000
TOP Movies: Gladiator (2000), Memento (2000), Almost Famous (2000), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Cast Away (2000), Traffic (2000), Erin Brockovich (2000), Snatch (2000), Unbreakable (2000), Remember the Titans (2000), American Psycho (2000), Meet the Parents (2000), Billy Elliot (2000), X-Men (2000), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Final Destination (2000), Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000), Scary Movie (2000).

List of Best Movies

 8.5
 1.4M
Gladiator (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta, Morocco
Duration: 155 min.
Story: In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to ...
Style: epic, captivating, rough, breathtaking, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: roman empire, vengeance, warrior, revenge, freedom, gladiator, ancient rome, courage, pride and honor, master warrior, slavery, sword fight ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: rome italy, germany, spain, italy, north africa
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 8.4
 1.2M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, twist ending, mind bending ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.9
 259K
Almost Famous (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater – fronted by lead guitar ...
Style: road movie, feel good, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, on the road, musician's life, rock band, rock, fame, music, journalism, musician, singer, family relations, music band ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, san diego california, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug use, drug trip, downfall, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, China
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, captivating, exciting, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, warrior, sword fight, martial artist, female martial artist, vengeance, love and romance, female warrior, theft, heroes, unspoken love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 17th century
Place: china, asia, beijing china, hong kong, tokyo
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 7.8
 540K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, cerebral, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, desert island, island, stranded on an island, human spirit, solitude, adventure, courage, tropical island, determination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, russia
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 7.6
 199K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, war on drugs, marijuana, drug cartel, organized crime, drug dealing, profanity, interracial sex, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
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 7.4
 181K
Erin Brockovich (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. ...
Style: factual, uplifting, captivating, inspirational, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: contamination, justice, lawyer, against the odds, relationship vs career, single mother, court, family relations, righting the wronged, ambition, society, young woman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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 8.3
 798K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, crimes, master criminal, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, underground fighting, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
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 7.3
 395K
Unbreakable (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invulnerability, self discovery, supernatural ability, a vision, superhero, train crash, villain, plot twist, mystery, conflict, good versus evil, comics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Remember the Titans (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: racism, football, coach, friendship, african american, prejudice, american football, contests and competitions, human spirit, high school, against the odds, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: virginia, united states, southern usa, usa, new jersey ...
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 7.6
 512K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: macabre, brutal, stylized, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, dark humor, yuppie, sex maniac, nihilism, millionaire, hidden identity, psycho, satire, killings ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harvard university, yale university ...
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Meet the Parents (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good ...
Style: humorous, witty, ridiculous, funny, not serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, meet the parents, wedding, family gatherings, family disapproval, jewish, cia, marriage, nothing goes right, love and romance, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 7.7
 129K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: uplifting, touching, feel good, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, ballet, follow your dream, gay, father son relationship, dancer's life, audition, working class, family relations, gay slur, prejudice, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
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 7.4
 581K
X-Men (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.
Style: serious, exciting, comic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mutant, good versus evil, heroes, supernatural ability, superhero, adventure, superhuman powers, rescue, genetically altered, supernatural, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, near future, 1940s ...
Place: usa, mississippi, poland, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty ...
Style: fairy tale, stylized, humorous, semi serious, whimsical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, imaginary kingdom, santa claus, village, redemption, holiday, materialism, rescue, family, disorder, social misfits, fish out of water ...
Time: 2000s
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The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, semi serious, humorous, funny ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: disney, change of heart, emperor, talking animals, family, adventure, friendship, partners, llama, king, rescue, treason ...
Time: 15th century, ancient history
Place: latin america, south america, peru
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Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, supernatural, psychic, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, freak accident, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly ...
Style: exciting, intense, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, car chase, car thief, master criminal, race against time, car, thief, danger, chase, blackmail, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.2
 237K
Scary Movie (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Following on the heels of popular teen-scream horror movies, with uproarious comedy and biting satire. Marlon and Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth and Carmen Electra pitch in to skewer some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Scream, ...
Style: parody, humorous, horror spoof, slasher, idiotic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night
Plot: youth, serial killer, stupidity, stabbing, graphic violence, teenage life, media satire, who done it, killing off one by one, satire, teenage angst, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
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 7.5
 58K
Best in Show (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the ...
Style: humorous, cynical, parody, funny, absurd ...
Plot: dog, poodle, pet shop, obsession, dog movie, ambition, psychiatrist, rivals, training, lovers, terrier, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, florida, illinois, usa, pennsylvania ...
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Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Rhode Island State Trooper Charlie Baileygates has a multiple personality disorder. One personality is crazy and aggressive, while the other is more friendly and laid back. Both of these personalities fall in love with the same woman named Irene ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, realistic, mad ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: split personality, schizophrenia, disorder, fall in love, nothing goes right, chases and races, on the run, woman in danger, stupidity, gross out humor, sex aid, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1982, 80s
Place: rhode island, usa, new york
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 7.2
 259K
The Patriot (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, ...
Style: uplifting, rough, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revolution, battles, vengeance, war, american revolution, rebellion, human spirit, freedom, soldier, patriotism, period piece, heroic mission ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa, england, scotland
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You Can Count on Me (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: drifter, single mother, workplace, introspection, love and romance, family secret, free spirited, hopes, parents and children, small town, workplace romance, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york state, new york
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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, heroes, super villain, crimes, secret identity, fighting crime, master villain, heroic mission, save the day, imaginary, aging ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2040s
Place: tokyo
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Miss Congeniality (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only ...
Style: feel good, funny, humorous, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, undercover agent, beauty pageant, working undercover, special agents, fbi agent, tough girl, tomboy, personality change, crimes, fbi, beauty queen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 80s, year 1982 ...
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, new jersey ...
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 8.1
 228K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, depressing, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, multiple storylines, siblings relations, hitman, marital problem, machismo, marriage, divorce, robbery, human nature, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, road movie, entertaining, melancholic, funny ...
Plot: adventure, prison escape, obsessive quest, on the run, runaway, small town, creativity, prophecy, criminal heroes, seduction, treasure hunt, country music ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 103K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, investigation, changing the past or future, parallel universe, rescue, sent to the past, radio, murder, family relations, police detective, hopes, haunted by the past ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
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