Best Music Movies of 2000

1.

Dancer in the Dark

6.5
8.0/10 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: 2000-05-17
2.

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
3.

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
4.

High Fidelity

6.0
7.5/10 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
5.

Center Stage

5.0
6.7/10 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
6.

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
7.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

4.9
5.6/10 IMDB

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, Kenneth Mars, Max Casella, Stephen Furst, Rob Paulsen, Clancy Brown ..
Directed by: Jim Kammerud
Release date: 2000-01-23
8.

Joseph: King of Dreams

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

In this animated retelling of the story from the Bible's Book of Genesis, Joseph's gift of dream interpretation and his brilliantly colored coat inspires jealousy in his brothers.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Mark Hamill, Richard Herd, Maureen McGovern, Jodi Benson, Judith Light, James Eckhouse, Richard McGonagle, Steven Weber, Dan Castellaneta ..
Directed by: Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez
Release date: 2000-11-07
9.

The Man Who Cried

4.3
6.2/10 IMDB

A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.

Starring: Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Harry Dean Stanton, Oleg Yankovskiy, Don Fellows ..
Directed by: Sally Potter
Release date: 2000-08-29
10.

Roger Waters: In The Flesh Live

4.3
8.7/10 IMDB

Recorded on a single night in June 2000, In the Flesh is a thrilling live testament to the strength of Roger Waters's peculiar artistic vision. Backed by a crack ensemble of both fresh and seasoned players, the former Pink Floyd songsmith powers through Floyd classics, underserved relics, and highlights from his spotty solo career. [Tracklist:] 01 In The Flesh 02 The Happiest Days Of Our Lives 03 Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 04 Mother 05 Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert 06 Southampton Dock 07 Pigs On The Wing (Part 1) 08 Dogs 09 Welcome To The Machine 10 Wish You Were Here 11 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 1-8) 12 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun 13 Breathe (In The Air) 14 Time 15 Money 16 The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (Part 11) 17 Perfect Sense (Part 1-2) 18 The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range 19 It's A Miracle 20 Amused To Death 21 Brain Damage 22 Eclipse 23 Comfortably Numb 24 Each Small Candle

Starring: Roger Waters, Andy Fairweather-Low, Jon Carin, Snowy White, Graham Broad, P.P. Arnold, Norbert Stachel, Doyle Bramhall II, Susannah Melvoin, Katie Kissoon ..
Release date: 2000-12-18

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