Ten Best Films of 2000

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1. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 57,091 | Gross: $19.39M

2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.3
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Votes: 648,458 | Gross: $3.64M

3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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93 Metascore

A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 231,072 | Gross: $128.08M

4. You Can Count on Me (2000)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town.

Director: Kenneth Lonergan | Stars: Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick, Amy Ryan, Michael Countryman

Votes: 24,843 | Gross: $9.18M

5. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 179,737 | Gross: $124.12M

6. Chuck & Buck (2000)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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76 Metascore

An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Beth Colt

Votes: 4,845 | Gross: $1.05M

7. Judy Berlin (1999)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who... See full summary »

Director: Eric Mendelsohn | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn

Votes: 941 | Gross: $0.47M

8. Jesus' Son (1999)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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76 Metascore

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director: Alison Maclean | Stars: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks, Dierdre Lewis

Votes: 6,481 | Gross: $1.28M

9. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 223,994 | Gross: $32.53M

10. The House of Mirth (2000)

PG | 135 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

A woman risks losing her chance of happiness with the only man she has ever loved.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Eleanor Bron, Terry Kinney

Votes: 6,677 | Gross: $3.04M