Best Romance Movies of 2000

1.

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
2.

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
3.

Meet the Parents

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to the Byrnes home turns into a hilarious series of disasters, and everything that can go wrong does, all under Jack's critical, hawklike gaze.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson, Nicole DeHuff, Jon Abrahams, James Rebhorn, Tom McCarthy, Phyllis George ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2000-10-06
4.

The Family Man

5.5
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 Norfolk, Ryan Milkovich, Jake Milkovich, Lisa Thornhill, Jeremy Piven ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2000-12-12
5.

What Women Want

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Advertising executive Nick Marshall is as cocky as they come, but what happens to a chauvinistic guy when he can suddenly hear what women are thinking? Nick gets passed over for a promotion, but after an accident enables him to hear women's thoughts, he puts his newfound talent to work against Darcy, his new boss, who seems to be infatuated with him.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Lauren Holly, Mark Feuerstein, Ashley Johnson, Delta Burke, Diana Maria Riva, Eric Balfour ..
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 2000-12-15
6.

Love & Basketball

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this drama. 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. They've followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. 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
7.

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
8.

Where the Heart Is

5.0
6.8/10 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 in Sequoyah, Okla., and takes refuge in the friendly aisles of Wal-Mart. In short order, some eccentric, 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
9.

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
10.

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

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