Best Fantasy Movies of 2000

1.

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
2.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5.3

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2000-11-17
3.

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
4.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

4.9

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
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 2000-11-02
5.

The Family Man

4.9

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
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2000-12-12
6.

Blood: The Last Vampire

4.7

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new katana to her. Soon she saves the school nurse Makiho Amano from two vampires disguised of classmates and Makiho witnesses her fight against the powerful demon.

Starring: Youki Kudoh, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa, Rebecca Forstadt, Stuart Robinson
Directed by: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Release date: 2000-11-18
7.

The Kid

4.6

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, Russ is able to reconcile the person he used to dream of being with the man he's actually become.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride
Directed by: Jon Turteltaub
Release date: 2000-07-07
8.

Bedazzled

4.3

Elliot Richardson, suicidal techno geek, is given seven wishes to turn his life around when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include a 7 foot basketball star, a rock star, and a hamburger. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies.

Starring: Elizabeth Hurley, Brendan Fraser, Frances O'Connor, Orlando Jones, Paul Adelstein
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 2000-10-19
9.

Digimon: The Movie

4.0

The first story focused on Tai and Kari Kamiya four years before their adventure in the Digital World. It shows their first encounter with Digimon and what happened to them (as well as the other children). Tai and Kari wake one morning to find a Digi-Egg that came out of their computer the night before and the egg soon hatches, revealing a Botamon. The Digimon then evolves into Koromon and then Agumon (not the same one that became friends with Tai in the series, and yet, somehow, both Koromon and Kari remember each other), who then goes out and unintentionally destroys a good part of the neighborhood with Kari riding on his back. A second Digi-Egg appears in the sky to reveal an evil digimon, Parrotmon. Agumon then Digivolves to Greymon but isn't strong enough to beat Parrotmon and is knocked out. Tai grabs Kari's whistle and wakes up Greymon, who defeats Parrotmon and disappears with him.

Starring: Lara Jill Miller, Joshua Seth, Bob Papenbrook, Doug Berholt, Steve Blum
Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda, Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Release date: 2000-03-17
10.

Little Nicky

3.9

After the lord of darkness decides he will not cede his throne to any of his three sons, the two most powerful of them escape to Earth to create a kingdom for themselves. This action closes the portal filtering sinful souls to Hell and causes Satan to wither away. He must send his most weak but beloved son, Little Nicky, to Earth to return his brothers to Hell.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Tom Lister Jr.
Directed by: Steven Brill
Release date: 2000-11-10
11.

Arabian Nights

3.8

Scheherezade puts herself in danger to save Sultan Schariar, her childhood friend, from the madness that has gripped him since the death of his cheating wife at his own hands.

Release date: 2000-04-30
12.

The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire

3.7

Littlefoot and his pals set off in search of a "stone of cold fire" that fell from the night sky. Since he's the only one who has seen it though, nobody really believes him. Littlefoot's uncle Pterano offers support only because he thinks the stone has secret powers and wants it for himself but conceals this from the rest. The young dinos must figure out the truth, before Pterano gets the power.

Starring: Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Aria Curzon
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 2000-12-05
13.

The Crow: Salvation

3.6

Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group of corrupt cops.

Starring: Eric Mabius, Kirsten Dunst, William Atherton, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Fred Ward
Directed by: Bharat Nalluri
Release date: 2000-10-31
14.

Life-Size

3.6
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After her mom's death, Casey pulls away from everyone in her life, including her emotionally distant dad. With help from a magic spell, she tries to bring her mother back from the dead; instead, Casey's words accidentally awaken one of her least favorite toys: a statuesque Barbie clone named Eve. Things get worse when Casey's dad develops a crush on his daughter's living doll.
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Tyra Banks, Jere Burns, Anne Marie DeLuise, Garwin Sanford
Directed by: Mark Rosman
Release date: 2000-03-05
15.

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

3.5
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The hilarity begins when professor Sherman Klump finds romance with fellow DNA specialist, Denise Gaines, and discovers a brilliant formula that reverses aging. But Sherman's thin and obnoxious alter ego, Buddy Love, wants out...and a big piece of the action. And when Buddy gets loose, things get seriously nutty.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales, Richard Gant
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 2000-07-27
16.

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

3.5

It's the Chipmunks' third and final full-length feature! Alvin is struggling with nightmares of werewolves. Alvin believes that the new next-door neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf. Of course, no one believes him. Meanwhile, the boys are working on the school production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. When Alvin blows up the school auditorium, he is expelled from the production. Theodore is put in to rise his lack of confidence. Alvin and Simon are trying to discover the secret of Mr. Talbot. Will the play go as planned or will the Chipmunks mess it up?!

Starring: Ross Bagdasarian, Jr., Janice Karman, Maurice LaMarche, Miriam Flynn, Rob Paulsen
Directed by: Kathi Castillo
Release date: 2000-08-29
17.

Highlander: Endgame

3.4

Immortals Connor and Duncan Macleod join forces against a man from Connor's distant past in the highlands of Scotland, Kell, an immensely powerful immortal who leads an army of equally powerful and deadly immortal swordsmen and assassins. No immortal alive has been able to defeat Kell yet, and neither Connor nor Duncan are skilled enough themselves to take him on and live. The two of them eventually come to one inevitable conclusion; one of them must die so that the combined power of both the Highlanders can bring down Kell for good. There can be only one... the question is, who will it be?

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Bruce Payne, Adrian Paul, Donnie Yen, Lisa Barbuscia
Directed by: Douglas Aarniokoski
Release date: 2000-09-01
18.

The Other Me

3.2
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Will Browning accidently creates a clone of himself when working on a science project.
Starring: Andrew Lawrence, Mark L. Taylor, Lori Hallier, Alison Pill, Brenden Richard Jefferson
Directed by: Manny Coto
Release date: 2000-09-08
19.

The Snow Queen

3.2
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Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale is told here as a digital theater piece. The visual point of departure is fashioned by découpages created by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is also the narrator. The découpages serve to establish the mood around the story of the children, Kaj and Gerda. They consist of a countless number of clippings, which are subsequently subjected to the processes of computer animation and mixed with graphics, live actors and music into an unique fairy tale universe.
Starring: Margrethe II of Denmark, Ronja Mannov Olesen, Christian Elmelund, Nathia Petersen, Esther Knudsen
Directed by: Jacob Jørgensen, Kristof Kuncewicz
Release date: 2000-04-01
20.

Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire

3.1
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The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter. The only problem is they're both grounded. Chelsea and Adam will do whatever it takes to get their mom Lynette out of the house, even if it includes a chance meeting with a very mysterious man. Everything seems to go according to plan until their little brother Taylor realizes that this stranger might be a vampire.
Starring: Matt O'Leary, Laura Vandervoort, Myles Jeffrey, Caroline Rhea, Charles Shaughnessy
Directed by: Steve Boyum
Release date: 2000-10-13

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