2000 Ranked Filmsby TimMacAusland | created - 15 Apr 2017 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
The ranked list of 2000 films that I have seen so far.
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1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 241,440 | Gross: $128.08M
Featuring fight choreography that's as fluid as its sweeping score, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a wholly spiritual, wholly visceral martial-arts flick courtesy of maestro Ang Lee.
2. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,226,624 | Gross: $187.71M
As exciting as it is cathartic, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator proffers a sword-and-sandals epic that supplies its narrative the proper gravitas it needs to resonate.
3. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 236,530 | Gross: $32.53M
Headlining a fine-tuned cast with perfect chemistry, Almost Famous is an evocative passion piece from Cameron Crowe that deftly captures the zeitgeist of its era.
4. Chicken Run (2000)
G | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a cockerel apparently flies into a chicken farm, the chickens see him as an opportunity to escape their evil owners.
Votes: 165,389 | Gross: $106.83M
Perhaps Aardman Animation’s magnum opus, Chicken Run proves thoroughly charming in its claymation practices and darkly comedic themes.
5. Billy Elliot (2000)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.
Votes: 116,628 | Gross: $22.00M
Thoroughly inspiring and headlining a star-making first feature performance from the young Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot might just be the feel-good movie of the year.
6. Unbreakable (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident.
Votes: 357,558 | Gross: $95.01M
A shrewd subversion of the superhero paradigm, Unbreakable features M. Night Shyamalan at his subtlest and most emotionally affecting.
7. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 266,736 | Gross: $45.51M
O Brother, Where Art Thou? takes a literary classic and repurposes it with a Southern, musical twist in a way only the Coen Brothers can.
8. Meet the Parents (2000)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance
Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.
Votes: 294,769 | Gross: $166.24M
Meet the Parents’s titular premise may be played out, but a game cast, particularly a scene-stealing Robert De Niro, keep it more than fresh.
9. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.
Votes: 163,540 | Gross: $89.30M
It’s off-brand Disney, but with a novel story and a unique sense of humor, The Emperor’s New Groove has no shortage of laugh-inducing sight gags.
10. Traffic (2000)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 187,128 | Gross: $124.12M
The most narratively accessible crime drama Traffic is not, but thanks to Steven Soderbergh’s signature visual style, it’s more than able to suck the viewer into its bleak diegesis.
11. Battle Royale (2000)
Not Rated | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Transcending its source material the way only film can, Battle Royale is a thematically and visually arresting action-thriller with loads of influence on speculative fiction as a whole.
12. Shanghai Noon (2000)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A Chinese man travels to the Wild West to rescue a kidnapped Princess. After teaming up with a train robber, the unlikely duo takes on a Chinese traitor and his corrupt boss.
Votes: 112,738 | Gross: $56.94M
Brilliantly pairing the comedic sensibilities of Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, Shanghai Noon is the Western-set buddy comedy for the ages.
13. Chocolat (2000)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
Votes: 169,237 | Gross: $71.51M
Chocolat never really savors the emotionality at the core of its story, but with some delectable performances from Juliette Binoche and the like, it proves a surprising treat.
14. Dinosaur (2000)
PG | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Votes: 48,310 | Gross: $137.75M
Employing some CGI work heretofore unseen, Dinosaur will excite viewers young and old, even if its narrative is a bit prehistoric.
15. Final Destination (2000)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
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.
Votes: 213,261 | Gross: $53.33M
Final Destination's dialogue and story don't always measure up to its crackerjack concept, but its thoroughly eerie atmosphere and horrific set pieces should please genre enthusiasts.
16. The Patriot (2000)
R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Votes: 239,414 | Gross: $113.33M
Roland Emmerich’s histrionic approach often robs The Patriot of its story’s nuance, though most audiences should feel properly inspired regardless.
17. The Tigger Movie (2000)
G | 77 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
Tigger goes looking through the hundred-acre-wood to find his family.
Votes: 15,890 | Gross: $45.55M
The wonderful thing about The Tigger Movie is its reverence for the eponymous character, even if it’s a relatively slight animated offering.
18. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 436,468 | Gross: $15.07M
American Psycho never really comes full circle on its timely themes, but thanks to a captivating turn from Christian Bale, it proves a memorable foray into the mind of a killer.
19. Pay It Forward (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Drama
A young boy attempts to make the world a better place after his teacher gives him that chance.
Votes: 107,766 | Gross: $33.52M
With an empathic trio of lead actors anchoring the proceedings, Pay It Forward rides its potent themes through to the end, even if it's generally saccharine.
20. X-Men (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In a world where mutants (evolved super-powered humans) exist and are discriminated against, two groups form for an inevitable clash: the supremacist Brotherhood, and the pacifist X-Men.
Votes: 541,283 | Gross: $157.30M
X-Men takes great strides to usher the superhero genre into the new millennium, though a lack of conviction really keeps it from evolving much more.
21. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.
Votes: 76,246 | Gross: $50.86M
Vibrant and enthusiastic, The Road to El Dorado is nevertheless too conventional and predictable to really strike rich.
22. Charlie's Angels (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Votes: 164,714 | Gross: $125.31M
Blending comedic set pieces and high-octane action with mixed results, Charlie’s Angels has a well-rounded leading trio but otherwise can’t redefine the franchise for the big screen.
23. Pitch Black (2000)
R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.
Votes: 215,196 | Gross: $39.24M
A grim setting and tone notwithstanding, Pitch Black ultimately suffers in the visual department to distinguish itself from other sci-fi projects.
24. Bring It On (2000)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.
Votes: 81,739 | Gross: $68.38M
Bring It On centers on a facet of teen life oft unexplored, but when it comes to telling a cheer-worthy story, it’s as conventional as two-four-six-eight.
25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
Votes: 184,786 | Gross: $260.04M
Despite a reliably animated performance from Jim Carrey, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas nevertheless proves a more labored adaptation than its animated made-for-TV counterpart.
26. Road Trip (2000)
R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy
Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.
Votes: 149,339 | Gross: $68.54M
Following in the footsteps of better teen comedies, Road Trip fashions itself largely derivative and banal, even if it’s never offensively bad.
27. What Lies Beneath (2000)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.
Votes: 111,115 | Gross: $155.46M
Robert Zemeckis is able to inject What Lies Beneath with the kind of atmosphere needed to intrigue, but otherwise the mystery at play proves too telegraphed to satisfy.
28. Miss Congeniality (2000)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An F.B.I. Agent must go undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant to prevent a group from bombing the event.
Votes: 171,728 | Gross: $106.81M
Sandra Bullock is solidly engaging in this fish-out-of water setup, however Miss Congeniality otherwise seems content with staying plain in the comedy department.
29. Scream 3 (2000)
R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery
While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, another Ghostface killer rises to terrorize them.
Votes: 115,303 | Gross: $89.14M
Scream 3 works in some respects as the concluding chapter in a trilogy, but missing from the self-referential wit and thrills is the passion that made its predecessors so fresh.
30. Shaft (2000)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
Votes: 69,024 | Gross: $70.33M
Samuel L. Jackson is more than up to the task of filling the title character's shoes, but the nominal, rebooted Shaft refuses to really embrace the franchise's concrete identity.
31. The Kid (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when he is mysteriously confronted by an eight-year-old version of himself.
Votes: 38,366 | Gross: $69.69M
Disney’s The Kid has its heart in the right place, though it has it in a whole lot of other places to the point that it borders on saccharine.
32. Titan A.E. (2000)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young man learns that he has to find a hidden Earth ship before an enemy alien species does in order to secure the survival of humanity.
Votes: 56,628 | Gross: $22.75M
Technically ambitious but struggling to define itself, Titan A.E. doesn’t do enough to stand out in a crowded field of interstellar epics.
33. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
I.M.F. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is sent to Sydney, Australia to find and destroy a genetically modified disease called "Chimera".
Votes: 293,571 | Gross: $215.41M
John Woo’s visual style a poor fit for the franchise, Mission: Impossible 2 fails to establish a concrete identity going forward.
34. Cherry Falls (2000)
R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In the small town of Cherry Falls, a psychotic murderer is killing off the virgins of the local high school.
It proffers a subversive tweak to the slasher paradigm, yet some poor execution both stylistically and narratively doom Cherry Falls to basic bloodletting.
35. The Little Vampire (2000)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A lonely American boy living in Scotland makes a new best friend, a fellow nine year-old who happens to be a vampire.
Votes: 8,893 | Gross: $13.56M
The Little Vampire should enchant younger viewers, but for others, as a full-fledged feature, it’s rather milquetoast.
36. 102 Dalmatians (2000)
G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.
Votes: 32,203 | Gross: $66.96M
The only justification for the sequel being the obvious numerical adjustment, 102 Dalmatians is largely a cash-grab and more of the same.
37. Big Momma's House (2000)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.
Votes: 76,618 | Gross: $117.56M
Another largely unnecessary cross-dressing comedy, Big Momma’s House proves wholly derivative and insufficient at generating the most basic laughs.
38. Digimon: The Movie (2000)
PG | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Three different stories involving digital creatures collide together.
Votes: 6,333 | Gross: $9.63M
Less of a feature than simply two extended episodes of the series stapled together, Digimon: The Movie fails to distinguish itself from similar anime offerings to win any new converts.
39. Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two potheads wake up after a night of partying and cannot remember where they parked their car.
Votes: 129,259 | Gross: $46.73M
Inanely stupid to the nth degree while simultaneously aware of it, Dude, Where’s My Car? slacks when it comes time to do anything more.
40. Scary Movie (2000)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A year after disposing of the body of a man they accidentally killed, a group of dumb teenagers are stalked by a bumbling serial killer.
Votes: 216,535 | Gross: $157.02M
Giving parody movies forever a bad name from the word go, Scary Movie callously and witlessly mocks the projects responsible for its very existence.
41. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.
Votes: 15,065 | Gross: $21.47M
An inferior follow-up in every ostensible way, Urban Legends: Final Cut has nothing new to say either for slasher movies or folklore as a whole.
42. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Scientist Sherman Klump's inventions, his upcoming marriage to his pretty colleague Denise Gaines and his reputation are threatened by his evil clone Buddy Love.
Votes: 45,883 | Gross: $123.31M
Unnecessary and dumbing down the gags even more, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps devolves into a fairly unpleasant experience before long.
43. Pokémon the Movie 2000 (1999)
G | 99 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Ash Ketchum must gather the three spheres of fire, ice and lightning in order to restore balance to the Orange Islands.
Votes: 19,169 | Gross: $43.76M
With storytelling so basic it may even bore some children, Pokémon the Movie 2000 wants to deepen the mythology but only dulls it.
44. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.
Votes: 19,585 | Gross: $35.27M
While The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is self-aware and doubles down on the camp factor, its widespread inferiority hardly ever justifies the prequel approach.
45. The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When enemies Boris, Natasha, and Fearless Leader escape into the real world with a nefarious scheme, Rocky and Bullwinkle do the same, and team up with a young F.B.I. Agent to stop the trio.
Votes: 18,443 | Gross: $26.00M
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle insults audiences and its veteran actors alike with a live-action/animation hybrid that ought not exist.
46. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime
A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.
Votes: 103,624 | Gross: $57.26M
Wholly unfunny and with a slapdash script with no semblance of intention, The Whole Nine Yards comes woefully short of giving its cast anything to work with.
47. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
R | 90 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
A group of tourists arrives in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.
Votes: 34,109 | Gross: $26.44M
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 broaches meta ingenuity but biffs it on atrocious filmmaking across the board; beware all ye who enter.
48. Battlefield Earth (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi