Best Action Movies of 2000

1.

Gladiator

7.0
8.5/10 IMDB

In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army's most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus' devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, David Schofield, John Shrapnel, Tomas Arana ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2000-05-01
2.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

6.1
7.7/10 IMDB

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Chris Thomas King, Charles Durning, Del Pentecost, Michael Badalucco, J.R. Horne ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 2000-08-30
3.

X-Men

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Tyler Mane, Ray Park, Rebecca Romijn ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2000-07-13
4.

The Patriot

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Tchéky Karyo, Chris Cooper, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, Leon Rippy, Donal Logue ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2000-06-28
5.

Pitch Black

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Keith David, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke, Les Chantery ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2000-02-18
6.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Starring: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Angie Harmon, Dean Stockwell, Arleen Sorkin, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Andrea Romano, Melissa Joan Hart ..
Directed by: Curt Geda
Release date: 2000-12-12
7.

Gone in Sixty Seconds

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo, Will Patton, Christopher Eccleston, Chi McBride, Robert Duvall, Scott Caan, Timothy Olyphant ..
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Release date: 2000-06-09
8.

Mission: Impossible II

5.3
6.1/10 IMDB

With computer genius Luther Stickell at his side and a beautiful thief on his mind, agent Ethan Hunt races across Australia and Spain to stop a former IMF agent from unleashing a genetically engineered biological weapon called Chimera. This mission, should Hunt choose to accept it, plunges him into the center of an international crisis of terrifying magnitude.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Šerbedžija, Ving Rhames, William Mapother, Dominic Purcell ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 2000-05-24
9.

Love & Basketball

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths though high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional ball.

Starring: Chris Warren, Kyla Pratt, Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Regina Hall, Glenndon Chatman, Jess Willard, Naykia Harris, Harry Lennix ..
Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Release date: 2000-04-21
10.

Miss Congeniality

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

When the local FBI office receives a letter from a terrorist known only as 'The Citizen', it's quickly determined that he's planning his next act at the Miss America beauty pageant. Because tough-as-nails Gracie Hart is the only female Agent at the office, she's chosen to go undercover as the contestant from New Jersey.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, John DiResta, Heather Burns, Melissa De Sousa, Steve Monroe ..
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 2000-12-14

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