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, 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, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks, Semion Sudarikov, Peter von Berg, Dmitri S. Boudrine ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-12-22
4.

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—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

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
5.

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
6.

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: 2000-05-18
7.

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
8.

Erin Brockovich

6.1
7.3/10 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.

Traffic

6.0
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, Tomás Milián, Russell G. Jones, Amy Irving, Michael O'Neill, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Erika Christensen ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2000-12-27
10.

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: 2000-11-13

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