Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies from 2000 You Must Watch!

Buckle up, movie buffs! We’re about to take a cinematic journey back to the turn of the millennium. Remember Y2K, dial-up internet, and when ‘low-rise jeans’ were a fashion statement? Well, the year 2000 wasn’t just about questionable fashion choices and tech paranoia. It was also a golden year for the silver screen, gifting us with some unforgettable cinematic gems. From heart-wrenching dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, and from mind-bending thrillers to epic adventures, the year 2000 had it all. So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and prepare to be transported back in time as we countdown the top 20 fan-favorite movies from 2000 you must watch. Whether you’re a film fanatic or just looking for a nostalgic night in, this list is your golden ticket to a movie marathon that’s two decades in the making. Let’s roll the film!
A Dog's Will

A Dog’s Will

Release Date: 2000-09-15

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

“A Dog’s Will” is a hilarious Brazilian comedy released in 2000. Set in the Northeastern region of Brazil, it follows the misadventures of João Grilo and Chicó, two cunning yet lovable characters who trick people in their small town. After their deaths, they face judgment from Christ, the Devil, and the Virgin Mary before they can enter paradise. With a talented cast including Matheus Nachtergaele and Selton Mello, this movie promises a delightful and entertaining watch.

Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele (João Grilo) , Selton Mello (Chicó) , Rogério Cardoso (Padre João) , Denise Fraga (Dora) , Diogo Vilela (Eurico) , Luís Melo (Diabo) , Virginia Cavendish (Rosinha) , Bruno Garcia (Vicentão) , Enrique Díaz (Joaquim Brejeiro) , Maurício Gonçalves (Jesus Cristo / Emanuel) , Aramis Trindade (Cabo 70) , Marco Nanini (Severino de Aracaju) , Paulo Goulart (Major Antônio Moraes) , Lima Duarte (Bispo) , Fernanda Montenegro (Nossa Senhora)

Directors: Guel Arraes

Writers: João Falcão, Guel Arraes, Adriana Falcão, Ariano Suassuna




Release Date: 2000-05-04

Genres: Action, Drama, Adventure

“Gladiator” is a captivating historical drama set in the year 180, during the chaotic times of the Roman Empire. The movie follows Maximus, a trusted general and advisor to Emperor Marcus Aurelius, whose life takes a dramatic turn when the emperor’s son, Commodus, seizes power. After escaping execution, Maximus is captured and forced to become a gladiator, where he must fight for his life against other men for the entertainment of paying audiences. Starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielsen, this epic film was released on May 4, 2000, and is hailed as one of the best movies of the year.

Cast: Russell Crowe (Maximus Meridius) , Joaquin Phoenix (Emperor Commodus) , Connie Nielsen (Lucilla) , Oliver Reed (Proximo) , Richard Harris (Marcus Aurelius) , Derek Jacobi (Gracchus) , Djimon Hounsou (Juba) , David Schofield (Falco) , John Shrapnel (Gaius) , Tomas Arana (Quintus) , Ralf Moeller (Hagen) , Spencer Treat Clark (Lucius) , David Hemmings (Cassius) , Tommy Flanagan (Cicero) , Sven-Ole Thorsen (Tigris) , Omid Djalili (Slave Trader) , Nicholas McGaughey (Praetorian Officer) , Chris Kell (Scribe) , Tony Curran (Assassin #1) , Mark Lewis (Assassin #2) , John Quinn (Valerius) , Alun Raglan (Praetorian Guard #1) , David Bailie (Engineer) , Chick Allan (German Leader) , David Nicholls (Giant Man)

Directors: Ridley Scott

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson

Tags: rome, italy, parent child relationship, gladiator, arena, senate, roman empire, emperor, slavery, ancient rome, epic, revenge, battlefield, slave auction, historical fiction, ancient world, combat, chariot, philosopher, barbarian horde, 2nd century, successor, commodus, maximus



Release Date: 2000-10-11

Genres: Mystery, Thriller

“Memento” is a gripping thriller released in 2000 that follows Leonard Shelby, a man on a relentless quest to find his wife’s killer. The catch? Leonard suffers from a rare form of short-term memory loss, making his search even more challenging. With an incredible cast including Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Joe Pantoliano, this mind-bending film will keep you on the edge of your seat as you unravel the mystery alongside Leonard.

Cast: Guy Pearce (Leonard Shelby) , Carrie-Anne Moss (Natalie) , Joe Pantoliano (John Edward “Teddy” Gammell) , Mark Boone Junior (Burt) , Russ Fega (Waiter) , Jorja Fox (Catherine Shelby) , Stephen Tobolowsky (Samuel R. “Sammy” Jankis) , Harriet Sansom Harris (Mrs. Jankis) , Thomas Lennon (Doctor) , Callum Keith Rennie (Dodd) , Kimberly Campbell (Blonde) , Marianne Muellerleile (Emma) , Larry Holden (James F. “Jimmy” Grantz)

Directors: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Tags: insulin, tattoo, waitress, amnesia, drug dealer, motel, manipulation, insurance salesman, revenge, murder, flashback, confusion, memory loss, psychological thriller, whodunit, los angeles, california, polaroid, cult film, based on short story, nonlinear timeline, individuality, phone call, neo-noir, reverse chronology

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Release Date: 2000-09-29

Genres: Drama, Romance

“In the Mood for Love” is a captivating movie released in 2000 that tells the story of two neighbors who find solace in each other’s company after discovering their spouses are having an affair. With an incredible cast including Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-wai, this film beautifully explores the complexities of love, desire, and the boundaries we set for ourselves. It’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of 2000!

Cast: Maggie Cheung (Su Li-Zhen) , Tony Leung Chiu-wai (Chow Mo-Wan) , Rebecca Pan (Mrs. Suen) , Kelly Lai Chen (Mr. Ho) , Siu Ping-lam (Ah Ping) , Chin Tsi-Ang (Amah) , Joe Cheung Tung-cho (Man living in Mr. Koo’s Apartment) , Kam-Wah Koo (Mrs. Koo) , Chan Man-Lei (Mr. Koo) , Paulyn Sun (Mrs. Chow) , Roy Cheung (Mr. Chan) , Julien Carbon (French Tourist (uncredited)) , Charles de Gaulle (Self (archive footage) (uncredited)) , Laurent Courtiaud (French Reporter (uncredited))

Directors: Wong Kar-wai

Writers: Wong Kar-wai

Tags: adultery, lovesickness, martial arts, newspaper, husband wife relationship, married couple, shanghai, china, deceived husband, forbidden love, singapore, marriage crisis, secret love, neighbor, author, hong kong, extramarital affair, 1960s

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Release Date: 2000-10-06

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Requiem for a Dream” is a gripping drama released in 2000 that delves into the lives of four ambitious individuals whose dreams are shattered as their drug addictions take a devastating toll. With an incredible cast including Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans, this film offers a raw and powerful exploration of addiction and its overwhelming impact on both the mind and body. Prepare to be captivated by this thought-provoking masterpiece.

Cast: Ellen Burstyn (Sara Goldfarb) , Jared Leto (Harry Goldfarb) , Jennifer Connelly (Marion Silver) , Marlon Wayans (Tyrone C. Love) , Christopher McDonald (Tappy Tibbons) , Louise Lasser (Ada) , Marcia Jean Kurtz (Rae) , Janet Sarno (Mrs. Pearlman) , Suzanne Shepherd (Mrs. Scarlini) , Joanne Gordon (Mrs. Ovadia) , Charlotte Aronofsky (Mrs. Miles) , Mark Margolis (Mr. Rabinowitz) , Michael Kaycheck (Donut Cop) , Jack O’Connell (Corn Dog Stand Boss) , Chas Mastin (Lyle Russel) , Ajay Naidu (Mailman) , Sean Gullette (Arnold the Shrink) , Samia Shoaib (Nurse Mall) , Peter Maloney (Dr. Pill) , Abraham Abraham (King Neptune) , Aliya Campbell (Alice) , Te’ron A. O’Neal (Young Tyrone) , Denise Dowse (Tyrone’s Mother) , Bryan Chattoo (Brody) , Eddie De Harp (Brody’s Henchman Victor)

Directors: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Hubert Selby Jr.

Tags: drug addiction, drug dealer, junkie, heroin, hallucination, speed, diet, unsociability, drug use, illegal prostitution, gay parent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, loss of sanity, gay theme

Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

Release Date: 2000-06-30

Genres: Drama, Crime

“Dancer in the Dark” is a captivating movie released in 2000 that tells the story of Selma, a Czech immigrant facing the challenges of impending blindness. Determined to secure a costly operation for her son, who shares the same genetic disorder, Selma finds solace in her love for musicals. With an incredible cast including Björk, Catherine Deneuve, and David Morse, this heartfelt film takes you on a journey where Selma’s dreams and the rhythmic beats of her surroundings become her escape from life’s hardships.

Cast: Björk (Selma Jezkova) , Catherine Deneuve (Kathy) , David Morse (Bill Houston) , Peter Stormare (Jeff) , Joel Grey (Oldrich Novy) , Cara Seymour (Linda Houston) , Vladica Kostic (Gene Jezkova) , Jean-Marc Barr (Norman) , Vincent Paterson (Samuel) , Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Brenda) , Zeljko Ivanek (District Attorney) , Udo Kier (Dr. Porkorny) , Jens Albinus (Morty) , Reathel Bean (Judge) , Mette Berggreen (Receptionist) , Lars Michael Dinesen (Defense Attorney) , Katrine Falkenberg (Suzan) , Michael Flessas (Angry Man) , John Randolph Jones (Detective) , Stellan Skarsgård (Doctor) , Paprika Steen (Woman on Night Shift) , Noah Lazarus (Officer of the Court / Dancer) , John Martinus (Chairman / Dancer) , Luke Reilly (New Defense Council) , Sean-Michael Smith (Person in Doorway)

Directors: Lars von Trier

Writers: Lars von Trier, Sjón

Tags: individual, dancing, robbery, factory worker, small town, blindness and impaired vision, immigrant, eye operation, naivety, hereditary disease, dying and death, musical, debt, police officer



Release Date: 2000-09-01

Genres: Crime, Comedy

“Snatch” is a thrilling and action-packed movie released in 2000. With an all-star cast including Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, and Benicio del Toro, it follows a chaotic and hilarious story involving boxing promoters, bookmakers, robbers, and a stolen diamond. Get ready for a wild ride as these characters clash in their pursuit of the priceless gem.

Cast: Jason Statham (Turkish) , Brad Pitt (Mickey O’Neil) , Stephen Graham (Tommy) , Dennis Farina (Cousin Avi) , Alan Ford (Brick Top Polford) , Benicio del Toro (Franky Four Fingers) , Vinnie Jones (Bullet-Tooth Tony) , Robbie Gee (Vincent) , Lennie James (Sol) , Rade Šerbedžija (Boris “The Blade” Yurinov) , Ade (Tyrone) , Mike Reid (Doug “The Head” Denovitz) , Jason Flemyng (Darren) , Ewen Bremner (Mullet) , Andy Beckwith (Errol) , Charles Cork (MC) , Sorcha Cusack (Mum O’Neil) , Dave Legeno (John) , Trevor Steedman (Bomber Harris) , Yuri Stepanov (Himy) , Velibor Topic (The Russian) , Elwin ‘Chopper’ David (Boxer (uncredited)) , William Beck (Neil) , Sam Douglas (Rosebud) , Adam Fogerty (Gorgeous George)

Directors: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Guy Ritchie

Tags: england, gypsy, gambling, bare knuckle boxing, slang, robbery, trailer park, antwerp, boxer, gangster, pig, underground fighting, cult film, diamond heist, pikey

Cast Away

Cast Away

Release Date: 2000-12-22

Genres: Adventure, Drama

“Cast Away” is a captivating movie released on December 22, 2000. Starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt, it tells the story of Chuck Nolan, a FedEx manager, and his fiancée Kelly. After surviving a plane crash during a storm, Chuck finds himself stranded on a deserted island, where he must learn to adapt and survive. It’s a thrilling tale of resilience and the human spirit.

Cast: Tom Hanks (Chuck Noland) , Helen Hunt (Kelly Frears) , Chris Noth (Jerry Lovett) , Paul Sanchez (Ramon) , Lari White (Bettina Peterson) , Leonid Citer (Fyodor) , David Allen Brooks (Dick Peterson) , Semion Sudarikov (Nicolai) , Peter Von Berg (Yuri) , Dmitri S. Boudrine (Lev) , Nick Searcy (Stan) , François Duhamel (French FedEx Loader) , Michael Forest (Pilot Jack) , Lauren Birkell (Lauren Madden) , Yelena Popovic (Beautiful Russian Woman) , Viveka Davis (Pilot Gwen) , Jennifer Choe (Memphis State Student) , Nan Martin (Kelly’s Mother) , Anne Bellamy (Anne Larson) , Dennis Letts (Dennis Larson) , Wendy Worthington (Wendy Larson) , Valerie Wildman (Virginia Larson) , John Duerler (John Larson) , Steve Monroe (Steve Larson) , Lisa Long (Lisa Madden)

Directors: Robert Zemeckis

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr.

Tags: exotic island, suicide attempt, volleyball, loneliness, survival, airplane crash, deserted island, tropical island

Ask Me If I Am Happy

Ask Me If I Am Happy

Release Date: 2000-12-15

Genres: Comedy

“Ask Me If I Am Happy” is a heartwarming Italian comedy released on December 15, 2000. It follows the journey of three aspiring actors, Aldo, Giovanni, and Giacomo, who are stuck in mundane jobs but are determined to stage their own adaptation of ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’. However, their friendship is tested when they all fall in love with the same woman, leading to a rift that lasts for three years until Giovanni and Giacomo reunite to visit their dying friend Aldo, embarking on a memorable road trip from Milan to Sicily.”

Cast: Aldo Baglio (Aldo) , Giovanni Storti (Giovanni) , Giacomo Poretti (Giacomo) , Marina Massironi (Marina) , Silvana Fallisi (Silvana) , Antonio Catania (Antonio) , Giuseppe Battiston (Beppe, the thief) , Paola Cortellesi (Dalia) , Augusto Zucchi (Chief salesperson at the department store) , Daniela Cristofori (Daniela) , Max Pisu (Servizio treno-bar) , Serena Michelotti (Aldo’s mother) , Salvatore Ficarra (spettatore a teatro) , Valentino Picone (Physician) , Ines Nobili (Nurse) , Cinzia Massironi (Francesca) , Saturno Brioschi (Officer Brioschi) , Rodolfo Rezzoli (Officer Rezzoli) , Mohamed El Sayed (Guard) , Marco Pagani (Voice actor)

Directors: Massimo Venier, Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti

Writers: Massimo Venier, Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti, Walter Fontana, Paolo Cananzi, Graziano Ferrari

Tags: male friendship, dying wish, tearjerker, aspiring actor, dramedy, estranged friend, friends love same woman, three guys

Amores Perros

Amores Perros

Release Date: 2000-06-16

Genres: Drama, Thriller

“Amores Perros” is a captivating Mexican film released on June 16, 2000. It revolves around the lives of three individuals whose fates intertwine after a tragic car accident in Mexico City. The movie explores the unexpected consequences that arise from this incident, affecting a supermodel, a young man with forbidden desires, and a homeless man. Their stories are beautifully portrayed by a talented cast including Gael García Bernal, Vanessa Bauche, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero, Emilio Echevarría, Jorge Salinas, Rodrigo Murray, Humberto Busto, Gerardo Campbell, and Rosa María Bianchi.

Cast: Gael García Bernal (Octavio) , Vanessa Bauche (Susana) , Goya Toledo (Valeria) , Álvaro Guerrero (Daniel) , Emilio Echevarría (El Chivo) , Jorge Salinas (Luis) , Rodrigo Murray (Gustavo) , Humberto Busto (Jorge) , Gerardo Campbell (Mauricio) , Rosa María Bianchi (Tía Luisa) , Dunia Saldívar (Mama Susana) , Adriana Barraza (Mama Octavio) , José Sefami (Leonardo) , Lourdes Echevarría (Maru) , Marco Pérez (Ramiro) , Laura Almela (Julieta) , Gustavo Sánchez Parra (Jarocho) , Dagoberto Gama (Alvaro) , Rodrigo Ostap (El jaibo) , Patricio Castillo (Doctor) , Roberto Medina (Conductor de T.V.) , Carlos Samperio (Hombre deshuesadero) , Mauricio Martínez (Judicial) , Ricardo Dalmacci (Andrés Salgado) , Gustavo Muñoz (El Chispas)

Directors: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Writers: Guillermo Arriaga

Tags: homeless person, mexico city, mexico, daughter, secret love, dog fighting, money, dog, nonlinear timeline, multiple storylines, new mexican cinema

Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans

Release Date: 2000-09-29

Genres: Drama

“Remember the Titans” is a heartwarming sports drama released in 2000. Starring Denzel Washington and Will Patton, the movie tells the inspiring true story of coach Bill Yoast, who is replaced by the tough and opinionated Herman Boone. Together, they overcome their differences and transform a group of hostile young men into champions, making it a must-watch for fans of uplifting sports movies.

Cast: Denzel Washington (Coach Herman Boone) , Will Patton (Coach Bill Yoast) , Wood Harris (Julius Campbell) , Ryan Hurst (Gerry Bertier) , Donald Faison (Petey Jones) , Craig Kirkwood (Jerry ‘Rev’ Harris) , Ethan Suplee (Louie Lastik) , Kip Pardue (Ronnie ‘Sunshine’ Bass) , Hayden Panettiere (Sheryl Yoast) , Nicole Ari Parker (Carol Boone) , Kate Bosworth (Emma Hoyt) , Earl Poitier (Blue Stanton) , Ryan Gosling (Alan Bosley) , Burgess Jenkins (Ray Budds) , Neal Ghant (Frankie Glascoe) , David Jefferson (Cook) , Preston Wigasi Brant (Jerry Buck) , John Michael Weatherly (Kirk Barker) , Gregory Alan Williams (Coach Paul ‘Doc’ Hines) , Brett Rice (Coach Herb Tyrell) , Richard Fullerton (A.D. Watson) , J. Don Ferguson (Executive Director) , Krysten Leigh Jones (Nicky Boone) , Afemo Omilami (Charles Campbell) , Andrew Masset (Colonel William G. Bass)

Directors: Boaz Yakin

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard

Tags: ku klux klan, american football, 1970s, trainer, race politics, coaction, civil rights, apartheid, friendship, sports, politics, high school, racial segregation, racist, high school sports, based on true story, racial tension, xenophobia, virginia, head coach

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot

Release Date: 2000-09-28

Genres: Drama, Comedy, Music

“Billy Elliot” is a heartwarming movie set in County Durham, England during the 1984 miners strike. The story revolves around 11-year-old Billy, who discovers his natural talent for ballet after stumbling upon a class. With the help of his teacher, Mrs Wilkinson, Billy prepares for an audition at the prestigious Royal Ballet school in London. Released in 2000, this film features a talented cast including Jamie Bell, Gary Lewis, and Julie Walters.”

Cast: Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) , Gary Lewis (Jackie Elliot) , Julie Walters (Mrs Wilkinson) , Jean Heywood (Grandma) , Jamie Draven (Tony Elliot) , Stuart Wells (Michael Caffrey) , Mike Elliot (George Watson) , Billy Fane (Mr Braithwaite) , Nicola Blackwell (Debbie Wilkinson) , Carol McGuigan (Librarian) , Joe Renton (Gary Poulson) , Colin MacLachlan (Mr Tom Wilkinson) , Janine Birkett (Billy’s mother) , Trevor Fox (PC Jeff Peverly) , Charlie Hardwick (Sheila Briggs) , Denny Ferguson (Miner) , Dennis Lingard (NCB Official) , Matthew James Thomas (Simon) , Stephen Mangan (Ballet Doctor) , Paul Ridley (Tutor in Medical) , Patrick Malahide (Principal) , Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Vice-Principal) , Imogen Claire (Tutor 1) , Diana Kent (Tutor 2) , Neil North (Tutor 3)

Directors: Stephen Daldry

Writers: Lee Hall

Tags: dancing, homophobia, mentor, dream, sadness, workers’ quarter, socialism, youngster, dancing class, letter, hope, strike, ballet dancer, northern england, small person, street riots, friendship, ballet, coming of age, young boy, cross dressing, crying, single father, audition, dance class, retrospective, lgbt, revolt, ballet school, emotional vulnerability, helping children, smart kid, street kid, dance teacher, 1980s, miners strike, father son relationship, 80s throwback, ballet dancing, gay theme, late 20th century, teen playing kid, ya, generational divide

Almost Famous

Almost Famous

Release Date: 2000-09-15

Genres: Drama, Music

“Almost Famous” is a heartwarming movie set in 1973, following the story of 15-year-old William Miller. His dream of becoming a rock journalist comes true when he gets the opportunity to interview and tour with the rising band, Stillwater, for Rolling Stone magazine. With a talented cast including Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, and Frances McDormand, this film takes you on a nostalgic journey filled with music, friendship, and the pursuit of dreams. Released on September 15, 2000, it’s definitely one of the best movies of the year.

Cast: Billy Crudup (Russell Hammond) , Patrick Fugit (William Miller) , Kate Hudson (Penny Lane) , Frances McDormand (Elaine Miller) , Jason Lee (Jeff Bebe) , Zooey Deschanel (Anita Miller) , Michael Angarano (Young William) , Anna Paquin (Polexia Aphrodisia) , Fairuza Balk (Sapphire) , Noah Taylor (Dick Roswell) , John Fedevich (Ed Vallencourt) , Mark Kozelek (Larry Fellows) , Philip Seymour Hoffman (Lester Bangs) , Liz Stauber (Leslie) , Jimmy Fallon (Dennis Hope) , Olivia Rosewood (Beth from Denver) , Bijou Phillips (Estrella Starr) , Alice Marie Crowe (Mrs. Deegan) , J.J. Cohen (Roadie Scully) , Gary Kohn (Roadie Gregg) , Ray Porter (Roadie Mick) , Mark Pellington (Freddy) , Eion Bailey (Jann Wenner) , Terry Chen (Ben Fong-Torres) , Rainn Wilson (David Felton)

Directors: Cameron Crowe

Writers: Cameron Crowe

Tags: rock ‘n’ roll, hotel room, san diego, california, drug addiction, stewardess, overdose, groupie, music journalist, heavy metal, concert, swimming pool, based on true story, promiscuity, coming of age, on the road, domineering mother, reconciliation, semi autobiographical, innocence lost, bus trip, aspiring writer, teenager

Men of Honor

Men of Honor

Release Date: 2000-09-13

Genres: Drama

“Men of Honor” is a powerful and inspiring true story set in the year 2000. Starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr., it follows the journey of Carl Brashear, an African-American man determined to become the Navy’s first master diver. Despite facing prejudice and a tough diving instructor, Carl’s unwavering determination and the eventual bond between the two men lead to a story of respect, triumph, and honor. Released on September 13, 2000, this movie is a must-watch for those seeking an uplifting and heartfelt tale.

Cast: Robert De Niro (Master Chief Leslie W. Sunday (‘Billy’)) , Cuba Gooding Jr. (Senior Chief Carl Brashear) , Charlize Theron (Gwen Sunday) , Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Jo) , Hal Holbrook (‘Mr. Pappy’) , Michael Rapaport (GM1 Snowhill) , Powers Boothe (Captain Pullman) , David Keith (Captain Hartigan) , Dulé Hill (Red Tail) , Holt McCallany (MM1 Dylan Rourke) , David Conrad (Lt. / Cmdr. / Capt. Hanks) , Joshua Leonard (PO2 Timothy Douglas Isert) , Carl Lumbly (Mac Brashear) , Lonette McKee (Ella Brashear) , Glynn Turman (Chief Floyd) , Theo Nicholas Pagones (FC Mellegrano) , Richard Sanders (Donny Moor Bartender) , Henry Harris (Rescued Pilot) , Tyler Posey (Boy (uncredited))

Directors: George Tillman, Jr.

Writers: Scott Marshall Smith

Tags: diving, u.s. navy



Release Date: 2000-03-16

Genres: Drama

“Malena” is a captivating movie set during World War II that tells the story of a young boy who falls head over heels for Malèna, a stunning woman living in a conservative Italian town. With a stellar cast including Monica Bellucci and Giuseppe Sulfaro, this film explores themes of self-discovery, love, and the challenges faced by individuals in a narrow-minded society. Released on March 16, 2000, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Monica Bellucci (Malèna Scordia) , Giuseppe Sulfaro (Renato Amoroso) , Luciano Federico (Renato’s Father) , Matilde Piana (Renato’s Mother) , Pietro Notarianni (Prof. Bonsignore) , Gaetano Aronica (Nino Scordia) , Gilberto Idonea (Centorbi, the Lawyer) , Angelo Pellegrino (Political Secretary) , Gabriella Di Luzio (Baron’s Lover) , Pippo Provvidenti (Dr. Cusimano) , Maria Terranova (Dr. Cusimano’s Wife) , Marcello Catalano (Lieutenant Cadei) , Elisa Morucci (Lupetta) , Domenico Gennaro (Pharmacist) , Vitalba Andrea (Pharmacist’s Wife) , Giuseppe Pattavina (Praetor) , Franco Catalano (Shopkeeper) , Daniele Arena (Agostino) , Giovanni Litrico (Pinè) , Gianluca Guarrera (Nicola) , Michel Daniel Bramanti (Sasà) , Giuseppe Zizzo (Tanino) , Totò Borgese (Fascist Soldier) , Emanuele Gullotto (Record Shopkeeper) , Aurora Quattrocchi (Brothel Tenant)

Directors: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni, Giuseppe Tornatore

Tags: sicily, italy, jealousy, world war ii, longing, sex trafficking, intrigue, pretty woman

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

Release Date: 2000-03-17

Genres: Drama

“Erin Brockovich” is a captivating movie released on March 17, 2000, starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, and more talented actors. It tells the inspiring true story of a determined mother of three who takes on a powerful corporation after discovering a shocking cover-up in a nearby town. With her wit, charm, and a little help from her push-up bra, Erin fights for justice and triumphs against all odds.

Cast: Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich) , Albert Finney (Ed Masry) , Aaron Eckhart (George) , Marg Helgenberger (Donna Jensen) , Cherry Jones (Pamela Duncan) , Veanne Cox (Theresa Dallavale) , Conchata Ferrell (Brenda) , Tracey Walter (Charles Embry) , Peter Coyote (Kurt Potter) , Michael Harney (Pete Jensen) , Scarlett Pomers (Shanna Jensen) , Scotty Leavenworth (Matthew Brown) , Gina Gallego (Ms. Sanchez) , T.J. Thyne (David Foil (1st PG&E Rep)) , Valente Rodriguez (Donald) , Erin Brockovich (Waitress) , David Brisbin (Dr. Jaffe) , Dawn Didawick (Rosalind) , George Rocky Sullivan (Los Angeles Judge) , Pat Skipper (Defending Lawyer) , Jack Gill (Defendant) , Irene Olga López (Mrs. Morales) , Emily Marks (Beth (8 months)) , Julie Marks (Beth (8 months)) , Gemmenne de la Peña (Katie)

Directors: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: Susannah Grant

Tags: biography, based on true story, single mother, water pollution, environmental law, legal drama, corporate negligence

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Release Date: 2000-07-06

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Action, Romance

“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is a captivating martial arts film released in 2000. Set in ancient China, it follows two skilled warriors on a quest to retrieve a stolen sword and capture a notorious fugitive. Their journey takes an unexpected turn when they encounter a talented young noblewoman who is at a crucial point in her life. With an impressive cast including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi, this movie is a must-watch for fans of action-packed adventures and beautifully choreographed fight scenes.

Cast: Chow Yun-fat (Master Li Mu Bai) , Michelle Yeoh (Yu Shu Lien) , Zhang Ziyi (Jen Yu) , Chang Chen (Lo “Dark Cloud”) , Sihung Lung (Sir Te) , Cheng Pei-pei (Jade Fox) , Li Fazeng (Governor Yu) , Gao Xi’an (Bo) , Hai Yan (Madame Yu) , Wang Deming (Police Inspector Tsai) , Li Li (May) , Suying Huang (Auntie Wu) , Zhang Jinting (De Lu) , Yang Rui (Jen’s Maid) , Chen Bing (Servant) , Zhang Jin ()

Directors: Ang Lee

Writers: James Schamus, Wang Dulu, Wang Huiling, Kuo Jung Tsai

Tags: flying, martial arts, kung fu, based on novel or book, mountain, sword, taskmaster, comb, tiger, fistfight, sword fight, thief, revenge, villainess, theft, historical, female martial artist, 18th century, wuxia, warrior, bamboo, tavern fight, action hero, qing dynasty

American Psycho

American Psycho

Release Date: 2000-04-13

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Crime

“American Psycho” is a gripping psychological thriller released in 2000. Starring Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, and Jared Leto, the movie follows a wealthy investment banker in New York who leads a double life as a psychopath, concealing his dark fantasies from his colleagues and loved ones. With a stellar cast and a release date of April 13, 2000, this film is definitely worth checking out if you’re into intense and twisted storylines.

Cast: Christian Bale (Patrick Bateman) , Willem Dafoe (Detective Donald Kimball) , Jared Leto (Paul Allen) , Josh Lucas (Craig McDermott) , Samantha Mathis (Courtney Rawlinson) , Matt Ross (Luis Carruthers) , Bill Sage (David Van Patten) , Chloë Sevigny (Jean) , Cara Seymour (Christie) , Justin Theroux (Timothy Bryce) , Guinevere Turner (Elizabeth) , Reese Witherspoon (Evelyn Williams) , Krista Sutton (Sabrina) , Reg E. Cathey (Al) , Anthony Lemke (Marcus Halberstram) , Stephen Bogaert (Harold Carnes) , Monika Meier (Daisy) , Blair Williams (Waiter #1) , Marie Dame (Victoria) , Kelley Harron (Bar Girl) , Patricia Gage (Mrs. Wolfe) , Landy Cannon (Man at Pierce & Pierce) , Park Bench (Stash) , Catherine Black (Vanden) , Margaret Ma (Dry Cleaner Woman)

Directors: Mary Harron

Writers: Mary Harron, Bret Easton Ellis, Guinevere Turner

Tags: new york city, based on novel or book, businessman, wall street, psychopath, satire, dark comedy, serial killer, chainsaw, big city, psychological thriller, cult film, character study, white collar, harvard business school, child of divorce, voice imitation, unreliable narrator, woman director, 1980s, toxic masculinity, american businessman, bloody, rude male lead

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Release Date: 2000-08-30

Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Crime

“O Brother, Where Art Thou?” is a hilarious adventure set in the 1930s deep south. It follows three escaped convicts, played by George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, as they search for hidden treasure while being chased by a determined lawman. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters and find themselves in unbelievable situations. This movie, based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, is a must-watch for its comical twists and turns.

Cast: George Clooney (Ulysses Everett McGill) , John Turturro (Pete Hogwallop) , Tim Blake Nelson (Delmar O’Donnell) , Charles Durning (Menelaus ‘Pappy’ O’Daniel) , John Goodman (Daniel ‘Big Dan’ Teague) , Michael Badalucco (George ‘Baby Face’ Nelson) , Holly Hunter (Penny Wharvey-McGill) , Stephen Root (Mr. Lund) , Chris Thomas King (Tommy Johnson) , Wayne Duvall (Homer Stokes) , Daniel von Bargen (Sheriff Cooley) , J.R. Horne (Pappy’s Staff) , Brian Reddy (Pappy’s Staff) , Frank Collison (Washington B. ‘Wash’ Hogwallop) , Musetta Vander (Siren) , Ray McKinnon (Vernon T. Waldrip) , Del Pentecost (Junior O’Daniel) , Mia Tate (Siren) , Christy Taylor (Siren) , Lee Weaver (Blind Seer) , Ed Gale (The Little Man) , Millford Fortenberry (Pomade Vendor) , Quinn Gasaway (Boy Hogwallop) , Royce D. Applegate (Man with Bullhorn)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Homer

Tags: prophecy, southern usa, music record, country music, mississippi river, based on novel or book, seduction, fraud

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

Release Date: 2000-10-20

Genres: Drama

“Pay It Forward” is a heartwarming movie released on October 20, 2000, starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osment. It tells the inspiring story of 12-year-old Trevor McKinney, who believes in the goodness of human nature and sets out to change the world for the better. With a talented cast and a powerful message, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a touching and uplifting experience.

Cast: Kevin Spacey (Eugene Simonet) , Helen Hunt (Arlene McKinney) , Angie Dickinson (Grace) , Haley Joel Osment (Trevor McKinney) , Jay Mohr (Chris Chandler) , Jim Caviezel (Jerry) , Jon Bon Jovi (Ricky McKinney) , David Ramsey (Sidney Parker) , Gary Werntz (Mr. Thorsen) , Colleen Flynn (Woman on Bridge) , Marc Donato (Adam) , Kathleen Wilhoite (Bonnie) , Liza Snyder (Michelle) , Jeannetta Arnette (Nurse) , Hannah Leder (Thorsen’s Daughter) , Tina Lifford (Principal) , Loren D. Baum (Rough Kid #1) , Nico Matinata (Rough Kid #2) , Zack Duhame (Rough Kid #3) , Shawn Pyfrom (Shawn) , Alexandra Kotcheff (Alexandra) , Bradley White (Jordan) , Christi Colombo (Christi) , Phillip Stewart (Phillip) , Justin Parsons (Justin)

Directors: Mimi Leder

Writers: Leslie Dixon, Catherine Ryan Hyde

Tags: child’s point of view, candlelight vigil, good deed, exotic dancer, schoolteacher, extra credit assignment, disfigurement, junior high school, burn injury, woman director

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