Best Mystery Movies of 2000

1.

Memento

6.8

Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty of locating his wife's killer, however, is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of short-term memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2000-10-11
2.

What Lies Beneath

4.9
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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
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2000-07-21
3.

The Gift

4.8

When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the arrest of an abusive husband, but did he really do it?

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2000-12-22
4.

Under Suspicion

4.7

A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is away from his speech become longer and longer.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci, Nydia Caro
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 2000-09-24
5.

Scream 3

4.7

A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Foley
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 2000-02-03
6.

The 6th Day

4.4

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 2000-11-17
7.

Hellraiser: Inferno

3.9

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
8.

Gossip

3.8

On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the embarrassing situation.

Starring: Joshua Jackson, James Marsden, Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Release date: 2000-04-21
9.

The Watcher

3.8
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FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders--murders that could only have been committed by one man: David Allen Griffin. One of Joel's most elusive and cunning nemeses, Griffin has followed his former pursuer to Chicago in order to play a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Taunting Joel with photographs of his intended victims and leaving his crime scenes meticulously free of clues in order to keep the police at bay, Griffin derives as much pleasure out of watching Joel react to every movement as watching his victims die. But when Griffin moves into Joel's inner circle, Joel must quickly find some way to stop him before someone close to him becomes the next one to die.
Starring: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, Chris Ellis
Directed by: Joe Charbanic
Release date: 2000-09-08
10.

Waking the Dead

3.6

A congressional candidate questions his sanity after seeing the love of his life, presumed dead, suddenly emerge.

Starring: Billy Crudup, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Hipp, Hal Holbrook, Ivonne Coll
Directed by: Keith Gordon
Release date: 2000-03-23
11.

Drowning Mona

3.6

The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny DeVito) immediately suspects murder rather than an accident. But, since the whole community of Verplanck, N.Y., shares a deep hatred for this unceasingly spiteful woman, Rash finds his murder investigation overwhelmed with potential suspects.

Starring: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Lee Curtis, William Fichtner
Directed by: Nick Gomez
Release date: 2000-03-03
12.

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
13.

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

3.6

A cosmic case of flying saucers, intergalactic intrigue and out-of-this-world romance launches Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang into their most unearthly adventure ever.

Starring: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B. J. Ward, Jeff Bennett
Directed by: Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 2000-01-01
14.

Possible Worlds

3.5
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The same man lives out several parallel lives in different "worlds" and in different relationships at the same time.
Starring: Tom McCamus, Tilda Swinton, Shaun McCann, Gabriel Gascon, Griffith Brewer
Directed by: Robert Lepage
Release date: 2000-01-01
15.

Chasing Sleep

3.4

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Molly Price, Ben Shenkman, Gil Bellows, Emily Bergl
Directed by: Michael Walker
Release date: 2000-09-08
16.

The Weight of Water

3.2

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.

Starring: Sean Penn, Catherine McCormack, Elizabeth Hurley, Sarah Polley, Josh Lucas
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2000-09-25
17.

The Sight

3.2
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The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying to contact him to solve murders of a serial killer. Michael, with the support of Jake, Detective Pryce and the ghosts, try to avoid the ninth crime and find the serial-killer.
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Kevin Tighe, Amanda Redman, Jessica Oyelowo, David Roper
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
Release date: 2000-10-29
18.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

3.0

Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.

Starring: Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler, Stephen Barker Turner
Directed by: Joe Berlinger
Release date: 2000-10-27
19.

Trixie

2.9

Emily Watson stars as Trixie, an eccentric woman who aspires to quit her job as a security guard and become a private detective. However, comedy intervenes and the mess begins...

Starring: Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Dermot Mulroney, Nathan Lane, Brittany Murphy
Directed by: Alan Rudolph
Release date: 2000-06-28
20.

Deadlocked

2.9
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A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney re-investigates the crime that his son's accused of.
Starring: David Caruso, Charles S. Dutton, Jo D. Jonz, John Finn, Diego Wallraff
Directed by: Michael W. Watkins
Release date: 2000-06-18

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