Best Drama 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.

Requiem for a Dream

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Janet Sarno, Suzanne Shepherd, Joanne Gordon ..
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2000-10-06
3.

Cast Away

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Chuck Nolan, 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 crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Paul Sanchez, Lari White, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks, Semion Sudarikov, Peter Von Berg, Dmitri S. Boudrine ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-12-22
4.

Dancer in the Dark

6.5
7.9/10 IMDB

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, Cara Seymour, Vladica Kostic, Jean-Marc Barr, Vincent Paterson, Siobhan Fallon Hogan ..
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Release date: 2000-06-30
5.

Almost Famous

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band, Stillwater.

Starring: Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Zooey Deschanel, Michael Angarano, Anna Paquin, Fairuza Balk, Noah Taylor ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 2000-09-15
6.

Remember the Titans

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

After leading his football team to 15 winning seasons, coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone – tough, opinionated and as different from the beloved Yoast as he could be. The two men learn to overcome their differences and turn a group of hostile young men into champions.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris, Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Ari Parker, Kate Bosworth, Donald Faison, Craig Kirkwood ..
Directed by: Boaz Yakin
Release date: 2000-09-29
7.

Billy Elliot

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Set against the background of the 1984 Miners' Strike, 11-year-old Billy Elliot stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, inner conflict, and standing on his toes.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven, Gary Lewis, Stephen Mangan, Patrick Malahide, Stuart Wells, Tracey Wilkinson, Nicola Blackwell ..
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Release date: 2000-09-28
8.

Erin Brockovich

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

A twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins -- with a little help from her push-up bra. Erin goes to work for an attorney and comes across medical records describing illnesses clustered in one nearby town. She starts investigating and soon exposes a monumental cover-up.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter, Peter Coyote, Erin Brockovich ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2000-03-17
9.

American Psycho

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux ..
Directed by: Mary Harron
Release date: 2000-04-13
10.

Traffic

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

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, Tomas Milian, Russell G. Jones, Amy Irving, Michael O'Neill, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Erika Christensen ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2000-03-23
11.

Men of Honor

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Against formidable odds -- and an old-school diving instructor embittered by the U.S. Navy's new, less prejudicial policies -- Carl Brashear sets his sights on becoming the Navy's first African-American master diver in this uplifting true story. Their relationship starts out on the rocks, but fate ultimately conspires to bring the men together into a setting of mutual respect, triumph and honor.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis, Hal Holbrook, Michael Rapaport, Powers Boothe, David Keith, Glynn Turman, Holt McCallany ..
Directed by: George Tillman, Jr.
Release date: 2000-09-13
12.

Unbreakable

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead — and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his bones as fragile as glass.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright, Spencer Treat Clark, John Patrick Amedori, Chance Kelly, Elizabeth Lawrence, M. Night Shyamalan, Charlayne Woodard, Eamonn Walker ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2000-11-22
13.

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
14.

Frequency

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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, Shawn Doyle, Jordan Bridges, Melissa Errico, Michael Cera, Daniel Henson ..
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 2000-04-28
15.

High Fidelity

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

When record store owner Rob Gordon gets dumped by his girlfriend, Laura, because he hasn't changed since they met, he revisits his top five breakups of all time in an attempt to figure out what went wrong. As Rob seeks out his former lovers to find out why they left, he keeps up his efforts to win Laura back.

Starring: John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Todd Louiso, Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Tim Robbins, Chris Rehmann, Ben Carr ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2000-03-17
16.

Pay It Forward

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson, David Ramsey, Colleen Flynn, Marc Donato ..
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Release date: 2000-10-20
17.

Chocolat

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Leslie Caron, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, John Wood ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2000-03-02
18.

The Family Man

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Jack's lavish, fast-paced lifestyle changes one Christmas night when he stumbles into a grocery store holdup and disarms the gunman. The next morning he wakes up in bed lying next to Kate, his college sweetheart he left in order to pursue his career, and to the horrifying discovery that his former life no longer exists. As he stumbles through this alternate suburban universe, Jack finds himself at a crossroad where he must choose between his high-power career and the woman he loves.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Saul Rubinek, Amber Valletta, Makenzie Vega, Ryan Milkovich, Jake Milkovich, Lisa Thornhill, Jeremy Piven ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2000-12-12
19.

What Lies Beneath

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Scarwid, James Remar, Miranda Otto, Ray Baker, Wendy Crewson, Amber Valletta, Katharine Towne, Victoria Bidewell ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-07-21
20.

The Perfect Storm

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, Bob Gunton, Karen Allen, Allen Payne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, John Hawkes ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 2000-06-29
21.

The Beach

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Paterson Joseph, Peter Youngblood Hills, Robert Carlyle, Jerry Swindall, Lars Arentz-Hansen ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2000-02-03
22.

Love & Basketball

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Quincy McCall and Monica Wright 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. 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
23.

Thirteen Days

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

Starring: Shawn Driscoll, Kevin Costner, Drake Cook, Lucinda Jenney, Caitlin Wachs, Jon Foster, Matthew Dunn, Kevin O'Donnell, Janet Coleman, Bruce Thomas ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 2000-12-24
24.

Quills

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A nobleman with a literary flair, the Marquis de Sade lives in a madhouse where a beautiful laundry maid smuggles his erotic stories to a printer, defying orders from the asylum's resident priest. The titillating passages whip all of France into a sexual frenzy, until a fiercely conservative doctor tries to put an end to the fun.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Malahide, Amelia Warner, Jane Menelaus, Stephen Moyer, Tony Pritchard ..
Directed by: Philip Kaufman
Release date: 2000-11-22
25.

Finding Forrester

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Gus Van Sant tells the story of a young African American man named Jamal who confronts his talents while living on the streets of the Bronx. He accidentally runs into an old writer named Forrester who discovers his passion for writing. With help from his new mentor Jamal receives a scholarship to a private school.

Starring: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt, Michael Nouri, Matt Damon, Richard Easton ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 2000-12-21
26.

Brother

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang.

Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Omar Epps, Claude Maki, Susumu Terajima, Masaya Kato, Royale Watkins, Lombardo Boyar, Ryo Ishibashi, James Shigeta, Tatyana Ali ..
Directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Release date: 2000-12-13
27.

You Can Count on Me

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A single mother's life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely-seen younger brother returns to town.

Starring: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Jon Tenney, Rory Culkin, Halley Feiffer, J. Smith-Cameron, Josh Lucas, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Ryan ..
Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Release date: 2000-11-17
28.

Sexy Beast

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, James Fox, Cavan Kendall, Julianne White, Álvaro Monje, Gérard Barray, Robert Atiko ..
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Release date: 2000-09-13
29.

Chopper

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

The true and infamous story of Australia's notorious criminal Mark 'Chopper' Read and his years of crime, interest in violence, drugs and prostitutes.

Starring: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Bill Young, Dan Wyllie, Kate Beahan, Vince Colosimo, Gary Waddell, Renée Brack, Richard Sutherland ..
Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Release date: 2000-06-21
30.

Wonder Boys

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Grady is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years—not since he wrote his award winning 'Great American Novel' 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he finds himself reeling from one misadventure to another in the company of a new wonder boy author.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn, Robert Downey Jr., Jane Adams, Michael Cavadias, Richard Thomas, Alan Tudyk ..
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 2000-02-22
31.

My Dog Skip

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the community and enriches the life of the boy, Willie, as he grows into manhood. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.

Starring: Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Luke Wilson, Chaon Cross, Harry Connick Jr., Hunter Hayes, Clint Howard, Elizabeth Rice, Caitlin Wachs ..
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2000-01-12
32.

Before Night Falls

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Starring: Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Johnny Depp, Andrea Di Stefano, Santiago Magill, John Ortiz, Héctor Babenco, Francisco Gattorno, Marisol Padilla Sánchez, Michael Wincott ..
Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Release date: 2000-09-03
33.

Where the Heart Is

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Novalee Nation is a 17-year-old Tennessee transient who has to grow up in a hurry when she's left pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend on a roadside, and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. Eventually, some eccentric but kindly strangers 'adopt' Novalee and her infant daughter, helping them buck the odds and build a new life.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack, Sally Field, James Frain, Dylan Bruno, Keith David, Ray Prewitt, Laura House ..
Directed by: Matt Williams
Release date: 2000-04-27
34.

Boiler Room

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm and is on the fast track to success—but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Tom Everett Scott, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Ron Rifkin, Jamie Kennedy, Kirk Acevedo ..
Directed by: Ben Younger
Release date: 2000-02-18
35.

Pollock

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Starring: Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, David Leary, Robert Knott, Stephanie Seymour ..
Directed by: Ed Harris
Release date: 2000-09-06
36.

The Dish

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

A group of maverick scientists on a remote Australian sheep farm are the globe's only hope for obtaining the epic images of man's first steps on the moon.

Starring: Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Eliza Szonert, Tayler Kane, Bille Brown, John McMartin, Roy Billing, Genevieve Mooy ..
Directed by: Rob Sitch
Release date: 2000-10-19
37.

But I'm a Cheerleader

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays learn how to be straight.

Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, RuPaul, Cathy Moriarty, Michelle Williams, Melanie Lynskey, Eddie Cibrian, Brandt Wille, Bud Cort, Joel Michaely ..
Directed by: Jamie Babbit
Release date: 2000-07-07
38.

Tigerland

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham, James MacDonald, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser, Neil Brown Jr., Matt Gerald ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2000-10-06
39.

The Contender

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The vice president is dead, and as the president makes his choice for a replacement, a secret contest of wills is being waged by a formidable rival. When Senator Laine Hanson is nominated as the first woman in history to hold the office, hidden agendas explode into a battle for power.

Starring: Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Sam Elliott, William Petersen, Saul Rubinek, Philip Baker Hall, Mike Binder, Robin Thomas ..
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Release date: 2000-10-13
40.

Shadow of the Vampire

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Director F.W. Murnau makes a Faustian pact with a vampire to get him to star in his 1922 film "Nosferatu."

Starring: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard, Aden Gillett, Nicholas Elliott, Ronan Vibert, Sophie Langevin ..
Directed by: E. Elias Merhige
Release date: 2000-05-15
41.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious caddy Bagger Vance.

Starring: Matt Damon, Bruce McGill, Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Joel Gretsch, J. Michael Moncrief, Wilbur Fitzgerald, E. Roger Mitchell, Carrie Preston, Trip Hamilton ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 2000-11-02
42.

Coyote Ugly

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as they are affectionately called tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics, making Coyote Ugly the watering hole for guys on the prowl.

Starring: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Izabella Miko, Tyra Banks, Maria Bello, Bridget Moynahan, Sarah Jane Morris, Melanie Lynskey, Kaitlin Olson ..
Directed by: David McNally
Release date: 2000-07-30
43.

Center Stage

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A group of 12 teenagers from various backgrounds enroll at the American Ballet Academy in New York to make it as ballet dancers and each one deals with the problems and stress of training and getting ahead in the world of dance.

Starring: Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Scottie Thompson, Maryann Plunkett, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, Donna Murphy, Megan Pepin ..
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
Release date: 2000-05-12
44.

Ginger Snaps

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds miraculously heal but something is not quite right. Now Brigitte must save her sister and save herself.

Starring: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers, Jesse Moss, Danielle Hampton, John Bourgeois, Peter Keleghan, Christopher Redman, Jimmy MacInnis ..
Directed by: John Fawcett
Release date: 2000-08-01
45.

U-571

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, David Keith, Thomas Kretschmann, Jake Weber, Jack Noseworthy, Tom Guiry, Will Estes ..
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Release date: 2000-04-20
46.

The Gift

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Annie Wilson, young widow and mother of three, makes her living foretelling others' futures?—though her own has become cloudier than even she can see. Threatened by a client's violent husband and plagued by visions of a missing local woman, Annie finds herself pulled into a thicket of lies and deception in which her extraordinary gift may ultimately get her killed.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, Gary Cole, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Chelcie Ross ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2000-03-16
47.

Animal Factory

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Mickey Rourke, Tom Arnold, John Heard, Chris Bauer, Rockets Redglare ..
Directed by: Steve Buscemi
Release date: 2000-08-01
48.

Gangster No. 1

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk and who joined Freddie's gang—a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.

Starring: Paul Bettany, Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Jamie Foreman, Saffron Burrows, Kenneth Cranham, Eddie Marsan, Andrew Lincoln, Doug Allen, Razaaq Adoti ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2000-06-09
49.

The Way of the Gun

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Nicky Katt, Geoffrey Lewis, Sarah Silverman, Dylan Kussman, Scott Wilson ..
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Release date: 2000-09-08
50.

Rules of Engagement

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A Marine Colonel is brought to court-martial after ordering his men to fire on demonstrators surrounding the American embassy in Yemen.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood, Philip Baker Hall, Dale Dye, Amidou ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2000-04-07

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