Top 10 Films of 2000

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1. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

80 Metascore

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 1,036,416 | Gross: $25.54M

2. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 79,199 | Gross: $66.40M

3. The Tao of Steve (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

Director: Jenniphr Goodman | Stars: Donal Logue, Ayelet Kaznelson, John Hines, John Harrington Bland

Votes: 7,164 | Gross: $4.34M

4. Girlfight (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Douglas Santiago, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

Votes: 8,957 | Gross: $1.52M

5. Panic (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

Alex, a hit man, tries to get out of the family business, but his father won't let him do so. While seeking the help of a therapist, he meets a sexually charged 23-year-old woman with whom he falls in love.

Director: Henry Bromell | Stars: William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, John Ritter, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 7,755 | Gross: $0.78M

6. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 116,052 | Gross: $22.00M

7. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Votes: 1,220,483 | Gross: $187.71M

8. The Way of the Gun (2000)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

49 Metascore

Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Benicio Del Toro, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs

Votes: 30,344 | Gross: $6.06M

9. Time and Tide (2000)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. He secretly fantasizes about living the good life in South America. ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui

Votes: 4,046 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 94,976 | Gross: $45.01M

11. Seven Days to Live (2000)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A grieving woman suffers terrifying visions of her own demise after she and her husband move into a country mansion.

Director: Sebastian Niemann | Stars: Nick Brimble, Zdenek Maryska, Rich Gold, Renee Ackermann

Votes: 1,857

12. Groove (2000)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music

54 Metascore

An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.

Director: Greg Harrison | Stars: Chris Ferreira, Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Sun, Steve Van Wormer

Votes: 3,869 | Gross: $1.11M

13. Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Laura Kirk, Nat DeWolf, Griffin Dunne, Daniel London

Votes: 492 | Gross: $0.11M

14. The Monkey's Mask (2000)

R | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Abbie Cornish, Brendan Cowell

Votes: 1,428 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Other Voices (2000)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

This end-of-the-millennium drama deals with the breakdown of communication, the loss of identity and the facelessness of corporate life. Phil and Anna are a young married, New York couple ... See full summary »

Director: Dan McCormack | Stars: David Aaron Baker, Mary McCormack, Stockard Channing, Campbell Scott

Votes: 218

16. Tully (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Tully Coates, Jr., with his good looks and chiseled body, is the local heartthrob, and while he has a new girlfriend virtually every night, he's incapable of getting close to anyone. His ... See full summary »

Director: Hilary Birmingham | Stars: Glenn Fitzgerald, Anson Mount, Bob Burrus, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $0.43M

17. Fallen Arches (2000)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Transplanted from New York, Duke and his brother Frankie Romano live in a rundown LA apartment with their alcoholic mother (Karen Black).

Director: Ron Cosentino | Stars: Carmine Giovinazzo, Louis Ferreira, Karen Black, Peter Onorati

Votes: 58

18. Rave (2000)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Kids go to a rave and not all of them make it home the next day.

Director: Ron Krauss | Stars: Douglas Spain, Aimee Graham, Nicholle Tom, Dante Basco

Votes: 135

19. One Week (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.

Director: Carl Seaton | Stars: Kenny Young, Saadiqa Kamille, Eric Lane, Milauna Jackson

Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.24M

20. Complicity (2000)

R | 99 min | Thriller, Drama

Cameron Colley is a young Scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Keeley Hawes, Paul Higgins

Votes: 734

21. Red Dirt (2000)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring... See full summary »

Director: Tag Purvis | Stars: Dan Montgomery Jr., Aleksa Palladino, Karen Black, Peg O'Keef

Votes: 881

22. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A college dropout, attempting to live up to his father's high standards, gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm which puts him on the fast track to success. But the job might not be as legitimate as it first appeared to be.

Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

Votes: 46,591 | Gross: $16.94M

23. The Captive (2000)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Music, Romance

An adaptation of Proust's "La Prisoniere" (book five of "Remembrance of Things Past"). Set in Paris, France, it is a serious tale of a tragic and dysfunctional love.

Director: Chantal Akerman | Stars: Stanislas Merhar, Sylvie Testud, Olivia Bonamy, Liliane Rovère

Votes: 1,281

24. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 11,988 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Brooklyn Sonnet (2000)

R | 95 min | Drama, Action

A young man must decide between a life on the streets and a career in the theater.

Director: Elyse Lewin | Stars: Jim Stanek, Kerry Butler, Philip Bosco, Joseph Lyle Taylor

Votes: 67

26. Under Hellgate Bridge (2000)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being falsely imprisoned Ryan looks up his old girlfriend Carla who set him up. Carla is now married to Vincent who is Ryan's old nemesis and old vendettas resurface.

Director: Michael Sergio | Stars: Michael Rodrick, Jonathan LaPaglia, Frank Vincent, Jordan Bayne

Votes: 278 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

60 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 12,434 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Cement (2000)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Pasdar | Stars: Chris Penn, Jeffrey Wright, Anthony DeSando, Sherilyn Fenn

Votes: 379

29. Once in the Life (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

Once in the life (of drug dealing and organized crime), can anyone get out? During a brief jail stay, two half-brothers, who have rarely seen each other while growing up, connect. One of ... See full summary »

Director: Laurence Fishburne | Stars: Eamonn Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Gregory Hines, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 640 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Clean and Narrow (2000)

R | 82 min | Crime, Drama

An ex-convict tries to make an honest living and take care of his girlfriend and her mentally slow brother.

Director: William Katt | Stars: Jack Noseworthy, Laura Leighton, Jackie Belvin, Wings Hauser

Votes: 101

31. Double Parked (2000)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

A resourceful and high-spirited woman deals with financial distress and her asthmatic thirteen-year-old son when his life is gravely complicated by a new friendship with the son of her former drunken and abusive husband.

Director: Stephen Kinsella | Stars: Callie Thorne, Bill Sage, Noah Fleiss, Rufus Read

Votes: 139

32. Stardom (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

36 Metascore

A young girl is plucked from small-town obscurity and thrust into the spotlight of the glamorous world of super-models.

Director: Denys Arcand | Stars: Jessica Paré, Victoria Snow, Jessica Mackenzie, Macha Grenon

Votes: 1,582 | Gross: $0.08M

33. The Stonecutter (2000)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A heart-hardened son returns home to keep a promise to his dying father, a master stonecutter. This story touches a universal chord as it explores the passing on of an artistic legacy in spite of the dark shadows of an unresolved past.

Director: Stephen Erickson | Stars: Michael Cavalieri, Trisha Melynkov, Harold Cannon, Karin Argoud

Votes: 12

34. Small Time Crooks (2000)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

69 Metascore

A loser of a crook and his wife strike it rich when a botched bank job's cover business becomes a spectacular success.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Hugh Grant, Carolyn Saxon

Votes: 34,829 | Gross: $17.07M

35. Lakeboat (2000)

R | 98 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Film adaptation of David Mamet's comic play Lakeboat about a grad student who takes a summer job on a Great Lakes freighter and sees life through the eyes of his low-brow crew members.

Director: Joe Mantegna | Stars: Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary, Robert Forster

Votes: 586

36. Catch a Falling Star (2000 TV Movie)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sydney Clarke is a spoiled famous actress who is shooting a film when she suddenly gets angry and storms off. She wakes up in the middle of nowhere and gets a ride to a small New England ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sela Ward, Rebecca Jenkins, Andrew Jackson, Jane Curtin

Votes: 415

37. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

Votes: 3,533



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