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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2000 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2000 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsHappy Accidents (2000) 10  ComedyMind-blowingObscure/RareSci-FiI own on DVD
    Marisa Tomei wonders if her boyfriend Vincent D'Onofrio is really a time-traveler, or just delusional.
  2. Movie DetailsMemento (2000) 10  Mind-blowingI own on DVD
    A man with no short-term memory uses tattooed notes to hunt down his wife's killer.
  3. Movie DetailsRosetta (2000) 10  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    The Dardenne Brothers' Dogme 95 film. Young Rosetta will do anything to maintain a job.
  4. Movie DetailsYou Can Count on Me (2000) 10  I own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Drifter Mark Ruffalo reunites with sister Laura Linney in their childhood hometown.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie DetailsAmores perros (2000) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Three interconnected stories about life in Mexico City are resolved with a fatal car accident.
  7. Movie DetailsChicken Run (2000) 9  AnimationComedy
    Aardman Animations presents a comedy escape drama on a sinister chicken farm in 1950s England.
  8. Movie DetailsCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 9  Fantasy
    The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure.
  9. Movie DetailsDark Days (2000) 9  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A cinematic portrait of the homeless population living permanently in New York City's underground tunnels.
  10. Movie DetailsHigh Fidelity (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    John Cusack, a record store owner and compulsive list-maker, recounts his top five relationship breakups.
  11. Movie DetailsO Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) 9  ComedyMusical/Music
    The Coen Brothers present Homer's Odyssey, set in the 1930s Deep South, starring George Clooney.
  12. Movie DetailsRequiem for a Dream (2000) 9  HorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Purple in the morning, blue in the afternoon, and orange in the evening.
  13. Movie DetailsSongs from the Second Floor (2000) 9  Comedy
    A Roy Andersson film that stimulates thought, encourages people to question things, and invites reflection.
  14. Movie DetailsWonder Boys (2000) 9  Comedy
    English professor Michael Douglas gets caught up in misadventure while trying to finish his novel.
  15. Movie DetailsYi yi (2000) 9  
    The meaning of life explored through portraits of individual members of a Taiwanese family.

  16. VERY GOOD
  17. Movie DetailsAlmost Famous (2000) 8  Musical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A high-school boy is given the opportunity to write about a rising 1970s rock band.
  18. Movie DetailsBefore Night Falls (2000) 8  Documentary/True
    A portrait of the life of Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem.
  19. Movie DetailsBest in Show (2000) 8  Comedy
    Christopher Guest presents a colorful array of dog owners competing at a national dog show.
  20. Movie DetailsCell, The (2000) 8  FantasyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Psychotherapist Jennifer Lopez journeys inside a comatose serial killer's mind, hoping to recover information. Graphic.
  21. Movie DetailsDancer in the Dark (2000) 8  FantasyMusical/Music
    Björk arrives in America with her son, expecting life to be like a Hollywood film.
  22. Movie DetailsNine Queens (2000) 8  
    Two con-artists try to swindle a stamp collector with a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps.
  23. Movie DetailsParagraph 175 (2000) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    German historian interviews survivors of Nazi persecution of homosexuals under the Paragraph 175 penal code.
  24. Movie DetailsSexy Beast (2000) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Brutal gangster Ben Kingsley recruits a retired safecracker for one last job. Jonathan Glazer directs.
  25. Movie DetailsSnatch. (2000) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NuditySport
    Brad Pitt stars as a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion who speaks a hilariously unintelligible dialect.
  26. Movie DetailsTao of Steve, The (2000) 8  Comedy
    An underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher has developed an effective Zen-like system for seducing women.
  27. Movie DetailsTime Code (2000) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Mike Figgis's innovative film is composed of four simultaneous takes, each occupying a screen quadrant.
  28. Movie DetailsTraffic (2000) 8  
    America's war on drugs, with Michael Douglas and Benicio Del Toro. An unbeatable market force.

  29. GOOD
  30. Movie DetailsBilly Elliot (2000) 7  ComedySport
    A young boy discovers ballet and secretly decides to dance instead of taking boxing lessons.
  31. Movie DetailsCast Away (2000) 7  
    Tom Hanks talks to a volleyball named Wilson, splits coconuts, and successfully makes fire.
  32. Movie DetailsContender, The (2000) 7  
    Joan Allen runs for Vice President. What sexy dirt can we dig up on her?
  33. Movie DetailsGift, The (2000) 7  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Cate Blanchett has ESP and Katie Holmes flails about while topless. Thought you should know.
  34. Movie DetailsGirlfight (2000) 7  Sport
    Quick-tempered Michelle Rodriguez secretly trains as a boxer. She achieves remarkable success and finds love.
  35. Movie DetailsHamlet (2000) 7  
    An update of the Shakespeare play, set in New York in 2000, starring Ethan Hawke.
  36. Movie DetailsHappenstance (2000) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A subtle twist of fate can affect the lives of total strangers. Stars Audrey Tautou.
  37. Movie DetailsHi-Line, The (2000) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Set in rural Montana, this thoughtful character drama stars a young naïve Rachael Leigh Cook.
  38. Movie DetailsPitch Black (2000) 7  HorrorSci-Fi
    Marooned space travelers struggle to survive on a deserted, sun-scorched world. Vin Diesel is Riddick.
  39. Movie DetailsPollock (2000) 7  Documentary/True
    The life, career, and artistic techniques of American painter Jackson Pollock, played by Ed Harris.
  40. Movie DetailsQuills (2000) 7  HorrorWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A Napoleonic era asylum confines the pleasure-seeking Marquis de Sade, with laundry maid Kate Winslet.
  41. Movie DetailsShadow of the Vampire (2000) 7  HorrorDocumentary/True
    This amusing cannibalization of cinematic history muddles Max Schreck's convincing turn as vampire Count Orlok.
  42. Movie DetailsSmall Time Crooks (2000) 7  Comedy
    Woody Allen's cookie store business becomes a success, though it was a cover for robbery.
  43. Movie DetailsUnbreakable (2000) 7  FantasyMind-blowingComic Book/Superhero
    A mystery thriller about unrealized supernatural powers. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star.
  44. Movie DetailsX-Men (2000) 7  ConspiracyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    The superheroes from a private academy for mutants must oppose a powerful mutant terrorist organization.

  45. FAIR
  46. Movie DetailsAmerican Psycho (2000) 6  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Christian Bale is a wealthy serial-killer hobbyist with a passion for weapons of human mutilation.
  47. Movie DetailsBoiler Room (2000) 6  Sport
    A derivative story of stock market scammers, chop shops, and conspicuous consumption. Stars Giovanni Ribisi.
  48. Movie DetailsBread and Tulips (2000) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    This lighthearted comedy traces a married woman's self-discovery in Venice. Contrived, sweet, and escapist.
  49. Movie DetailsErin Brockovich (2000) 6  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Single mother Julia Roberts becomes a legal assistant and brings down a toxic power company.
  50. Movie DetailsFamily Man, The (2000) 6  ComedyFantasy
    On Christmas morning, investment broker Nicolas Cage wakes up in a life-altering Dickensian parallel universe.
  51. Movie DetailsGladiator (2000) 6  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Set in digitized ancient Rome, this epic spaghetti Western-style movie stars army general Russell Crowe.
  52. Movie DetailsKeeping the Faith (2000) 6  Comedy
    Priest Edward Norton and rabbi Ben Stiller both fall in love with Jenna Elfman.
  53. Movie DetailsMillion Dollar Hotel (2000) 6  
    A dilapidated California hotel plays host to mentally ill people unable to afford medical insurance.
  54. Movie DetailsMission: Impossible II (2000) 6  Conspiracy
    Secret agent Tom Cruise seeks a German-manufactured virus before it falls into the wrong hands.
  55. Movie DetailsSpace Cowboys (2000) 6  ComedySci-Fi
    A humorous bunch of geriatric NASA astronauts take turns bickering, apologizing, and being implausibly heroic.
  56. Movie DetailsU-571 (2000) 6  
    During WWII, American submariners board a German submarine trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
  57. Movie DetailsWhat Lies Beneath (2000) 6  Horror
    Professor Harrison Ford totally freaks out. Michelle Pfeiffer and model Amber Valletta are quite stunning.

  58. ADEQUATE
  59. Movie DetailsAnimal Factory (2000) 5  
    How to become a hardened criminal in prison. Willem Dafoe mentors young Edward Furlong.
  60. Movie DetailsBedazzled (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Brendan Fraser sells his soul to the Devil (Elizabeth Hurley) for seven wishes. Mindless remake.
  61. Movie DetailsBounce (2000) 5  
    Ben Affleck switches plane tickets with a man. The plane crashes. He meets Gwyneth Paltrow.
  62. Movie DetailsDuets (2000) 5  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    Inside the lives of professional karaoke hustlers. Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Huey Lewis sings.
  63. Movie DetailsFinal Destination (2000) 5  FantasyHorror
    It begins with a plane crash and demonstrates that you can't cheat predestined death. Much.
  64. Movie DetailsFrequency (2000) 5  Sci-Fi
    A firefighter receives future-sent communications via a ham radio and some silly fluke involving sunspots.
  65. Movie DetailsGone in Sixty Seconds (2000) 5  
    Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie have steal to 50 exotic cars in one night.
  66. Movie DetailsGun Shy (2000) 5  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Undercover DEA agent Liam Neeson almost gets killed. He begins attending group therapy for support.
  67. Movie DetailsHow the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    A live-action remake of the Dr. Seuss book, starring Jim Carrey and cheerfully crass consumerism.
  68. Movie DetailsLittle Nicky (2000) 5  ComedyFantasy
    Adam Sandler is one of Satan's sons. Patricia Arquette's elastic underwear-band saves her from Hell.
  69. Movie DetailsRemember the Titans (2000) 5  SportDocumentary/True
    A story of high school racial integration in the early 1970s, starring Denzel Washington.
  70. Movie DetailsRoad Trip (2000) 5  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Four college friends take a road trip to retrieve a mistakenly mailed sex tape. Crass.
  71. Movie DetailsScary Movie (2000) 5  ComedyHorror
    A spoof of dozens of movies, from Scream to American Beauty to the Sixth Sense.
  72. Movie DetailsTitan A.E. (2000) 5  AnimationSci-Fi
    In 3028, cartoon Earth prepares for an attack by the Drej, a vicious alien race.

  73. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  74. Movie DetailsBattlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) CRAP  Sci-Fi
    In the year 3000, an alien race tries to enslave humanity. Scientologist John Travolta presides.
  75. Movie DetailsCharlie's Angels (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    Cameron, Drew and Lucy Liu encourage objectification by the male gaze and call it liberation.
  76. Movie DetailsCommitted (2000) CRAP  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Adorable nitwit Heather Graham follows her panicked husband across the country. Attempted hilarity ensues.
  77. Movie DetailsContaminated Man, The (2000) CRAP  Obscure/Rare
    Natascha McElhone stars in this film about a Hungarian man infected with a deadly pathogen.
  78. Movie DetailsCoyote Ugly (2000) CRAP  ComedyMusical/Music
    Jerry Bruckheimer presents Tyra Banks's breasts and some blonde chick with an annoying voice.
  79. Movie DetailsDown to You (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    Freddie Prinze Jr. sucks. Julia Stiles sucks. Mutually self-absorbed, together they suck even more.
  80. Movie DetailsDrowning Mona (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    A woman drives a car into the river. Everyone in town is a murder suspect.
  81. Movie DetailsHere on Earth (2000) CRAP  
    The presence of Leelee Sobieski is the only conceivable reason to contemplate watching this.
  82. Movie DetailsHollow Man (2000) CRAP  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Who would you rape or kill if you could turn invisible? This is boringly dumb.
  83. Movie DetailsLoser (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    Irritating college student Jason Biggs falls in love with Mena Suvari.
  84. Movie DetailsMiss Congeniality (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    Annoying FBI agent Sandra Bullock goes undercover in the Miss United States beauty pageant.
  85. Movie DetailsMission to Mars (2000) CRAP  Sci-Fi
    A boringly sentimental movie about a Mars Recovery Mission. Stars Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins.
  86. Movie DetailsRed Planet (2000) CRAP  Sci-Fi
    Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss are on Mars in 2050, trying to save humanity.
  87. Movie DetailsReindeer Games (2000) CRAP  With Sex/Nudity
    A violent, preposterous bellyflop of a heist thriller. Stars Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron.
  88. Movie DetailsScream 3 (2000) CRAP  ComedyHorror
    Neve Campbell and David Arquette return for the final chapter of this slasher trilogy.
  89. Movie DetailsSupernova (2000) CRAP  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    A deep-space search and rescue mission that, like the film, goes horribly wrong.
  90. Movie DetailsWhere the Heart Is (2000) CRAP  Comedy
    Pregnant Natalie Portman is abandoned at an Oklahoma Wal-Mart. Ashley Judd needs to be spayed.


  91. Statistical ratings distribution of these 84 films (5.2% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 84 films: 6.1.

    10:4.8%

    9:11.9%

    8:14.3%

    7:17.9%

    6:14.3%

    5:16.7%

    CRAP:20.2%



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