Best Adventure Movies of 2000

1.

Gladiator

7.0

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
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2000-05-01
2.

Cast Away

6.5

Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny island with nothing but some flotsam and jetsam from the aircraft's cargo.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Paul Sanchez, Lari White
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-12-22
3.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

6.2

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
Directed by: Joel Coen
Release date: 2000-08-30
4.

The Emperor's New Groove

6.1

Kuzco is a self-centered emperor who summons Pacha from a village and to tell him that his home will be destroyed to make room for Kuzco's new summer home. Kuzco's advisor, Yzma, tries to poison Kuzco and accidentally turns him into a llama, who accidentally ends up in Pacha's village. Pacha offers to help Kuzco if he doesn't destroy his house, and so they form an unlikely partnership.

Starring: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 2000-12-09
5.

X-Men

6.0

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
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2000-07-13
6.

The Road to El Dorado

5.8

After a failed swindle, two con-men end up with a map to El Dorado, the fabled "city of gold," and an unintended trip to the New World. Much to their surprise, the map does lead the pair to the mythical city, where the startled inhabitants promptly begin to worship them as gods. The only question is, do they take the worshipful natives for all they're worth, or is there a bit more to El Dorado than riches?

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos
Directed by: Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul
Release date: 2000-03-31
7.

Shanghai Noon

5.4

Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, and tries to spring the princess from her imprisonment.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Xander Berkeley, Roger Yuan
Directed by: Tom Dey
Release date: 2000-05-26
8.

The Beach

5.3

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Guillaume Canet, Tilda Swinton, Virginie Ledoyen, Staffan Kihlbom
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2000-02-11
9.

Mission: Impossible II

5.2

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
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 2000-05-24
10.

Frank Herbert's Dune

5.0

A three part mini-series based on Frank Herbert's classic Science Fiction novel entailing politics, betrayal, lust, greed and the coming of a Messiah.

Release date: 2000-12-03
11.

Titan A.E.

4.9
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A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Dredge are bent on mankind's destruction.
Starring: Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 2000-06-16
12.

Space Cowboys

4.8

Frank Corvin, ‘Hawk’ Hawkins, Jerry O'Neill and ‘Tank’ Sullivan were hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel, but their hopes were dashed in 1958 with the formation of NASA and the use of trained chimps. They blackmail their way into orbit when Russia's mysterious ‘Ikon’ communications satellite's orbit begins to degrade and threatens to crash to Earth.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2000-07-31
13.

Charlie's Angels

4.7

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2000-11-02
14.

Rules of Engagement

4.7

Part war movie, part courtroom thriller, this gripping drama finds a war hero put on trial for a rescue mission gone terribly wrong with only his doubtful friend and fellow marine to represent him.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2000-04-07
15.

Road Trip

4.6
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Four friends take off on an 1800 mile road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a girl friend.
Starring: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Release date: 2000-05-19
16.

Proof of Life

4.5

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, Pamela Reed, David Caruso
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 2000-12-08
17.

Mission to Mars

4.3

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

Starring: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2000-03-10
18.

Shaft

4.2

New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Busta Rhymes, Dan Hedaya
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 2000-06-15
19.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

4.2

Set several years after the first film, Ariel and Prince Eric are happily married with a daughter, Melody. In order to protect Melody from the Sea Witch, Morgana, they have not told her about her mermaid heritage. Melody is curious and ventures into the sea, where she meets new friends. But will she become a pawn in Morgana's quest to take control of the ocean from King Triton?

Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Tara Strong, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett
Directed by: Jim Kammerud
Release date: 2000-01-23
20.

The Art of War

4.2

When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what could become World War III.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Donald Sutherland, Maury Chaykin, Anne Archer, Michael Biehn
Directed by: Christian Duguay
Release date: 2000-08-23

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