Best Crime Movies of 2000

1.

Snatch

6.6
8.3/10

The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the search for a stolen diamond, and the other about a boxing promoter who’s having trouble with a psychotic gangster.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Serbedzija
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2000-09-01
2.

Dancer in the Dark

5.8
8.0/10

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Starring: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2000-05-17
3.

Traffic

5.4
7.6/10

An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine within their comfortable suburban home. In Mexico, a flawed, but noble policeman agrees to testify against a powerful general in league with a cartel, and in San Diego, a drug kingpin's sheltered trophy wife must learn her husband's ruthless business after he is arrested, endangering her luxurious lifestyle.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro, Jacob Vargas, Tomás Milián, Russell G. Jones
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2000-12-27
4.

Gone in Sixty Seconds

5.4
6.5/10

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, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, T.J. Cross, William Lee Scott
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Release date: 2000-06-09
5.

Frequency

5.3
7.4/10

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 2000-04-28
6.

Chopper

5.2
7.2/10

The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.

Starring: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Bill Young, Daniel Wyllie
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Release date: 2000-06-21
7.

Saving Grace

4.9
6.9/10

Unexpectedly widowed, prim and proper housewife Grace Trevethyn finds herself in dire financial straits when she inherits massive debts her late husband had been accruing for years. Faced with losing her house, she decides to use her talent for horticulture and hatches a plan to grow potent marijuana which can be sold at an astronomical price, thus solving her financial crisis.

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Tchéky Karyo, Jamie Foreman
Directed by: Nigel Cole
Release date: 2000-01-24
8.

The Whole Nine Yards

4.8
6.7/10

After a mobster agrees to cooperate with an FBI investigation in order to stay out of prison, he's relocated by the authorities to a life of suburban anonymity as part of a witness protection program. It's not long before a couple of his new neighbours figure out his true identity and come knocking to see if he'd be up for one more hit—suburban style.

Starring: Matthew Perry, Bruce Willis, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan
Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
Release date: 2000-02-18
9.

The Way of the Gun

4.8
6.7/10

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.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, James Caan, Taye Diggs
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Release date: 2000-09-08
10.

Charlie's Angels

4.8
5.5/10

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
11.

Big Momma's House

4.5
5.1/10

When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Terrence Howard
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2000-05-31
12.

Romeo Must Die

4.4
6.1/10

Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!

Starring: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Release date: 2000-03-20
13.

Shaft

4.3
5.9/10

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
14.

The Skulls

4.2
5.6/10

A senior at an ivy league college, who depends on scholarships and working on the side, gets accepted into the secret society The Skulls. He hopes it betters chances at Harvard but The Skulls is not what he thought and comes at a price.

Starring: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb, Christopher McDonald
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2000-03-31
15.

Animal Factory

4.1
6.6/10

Suburbanite Ron is spoiled, young and not overly worried about the marijuana charges leveled against him. But, after being made out to be a drug dealer, he faces a five-year jail sentence in San Quentin State Prison. Physically frail and unaccustomed to his rough surroundings, Ron is primed to fall victim to sexual predators and bullying guards – that is, until he's befriended by Earl, a veteran inmate who finds meaning in protecting the vulnerable new kid.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior, Seymour Cassel
Directed by: Steve Buscemi
Release date: 2000-08-01
16.

Hellraiser: Inferno

3.9
5.6/10

A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".

Starring: Craig Sheffer, Nicholas Turturro, James Remar, Doug Bradley, Nicholas Sadler
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2000-10-03
17.

Cecil B. Demented

3.9
6.2/10

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage film makers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier, Lawrence Gilliard Jr.
Directed by: John Waters
Release date: 2000-05-17
18.

Get Carter

3.8
5.1/10

Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mickey Rourke, Johnny Strong
Directed by: Stephen T. Kay
Release date: 2000-10-06
19.

Bait

3.7
5.8/10

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and start fresh with his girlfriend, Lisa, and when the Feds, led by U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen, set him loose on a sketchy deal, he thinks his luck has changed. Alvin has his freedom and the Feds have found their bait.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Robert Pastorelli, David Paymer, Mike Epps
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2000-09-14
20.

Bless the Child

3.6
5.1/10

When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new husband, Eric Stark, abducts Cody. Despite the fact that Maggie has no legal rights to Cody, FBI agent John Travis takes up her cause when he realizes that Cody shares the same birth date as several other recently murdered children.

Starring: Kim Basinger, Angela Bettis, Holliston Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 2000-08-11

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