Best Science Fiction Movies of 2000

1.

X-Men

6.0
7.4/10

Two mutants, Rogue and Wolverine, come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team, the X-Men, must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, James Marsden
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2000-07-13
2.

Pitch Black

5.7
7.1/10

When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his eerie eyes to guide them through the darkness to safety. With time running out, there's only one rule: Stay in the light.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2000-02-18
3.

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker

5.5
7.8/10

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Starring: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Angie Harmon, Dean Stockwell
Directed by: Curt Geda
Release date: 2000-12-12
4.

Frequency

5.3
7.4/10

When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal murders he and his father must find a way to fix the consequences of altering time.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 2000-04-28
5.

Frank Herbert's Dune

5.0
7.1/10

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
6.

Titan A.E.

4.9
6.6/10
Titan A.E.
A young man finds out that he holds the key to restoring hope and ensuring survival for the human race, while an alien species called the Dredge are bent on mankind's destruction.
Starring: Matt Damon, Bill Pullman, Drew Barrymore, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 2000-06-16
7.

Hollow Man

4.8
5.7/10

Cocky researcher, Sebastian Caine is working on a project to make living creatures invisible and he's so confident he's found the right formula that he tests it on himself and soon begins to vanish. The only problem is – no-one can determine how to make him visible again. Caine's predicament eventually drives him mad, with terrifying results.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Rhona Mitra
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 2000-08-04
8.

Blood: The Last Vampire

4.7
6.7/10

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
9.

The Cell

4.6
6.3/10

A psychotherapist journeys inside a comatose serial killer in the hopes of saving his latest victim.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Vince Vaughn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Catherine Sutherland
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2000-08-17
10.

Mission to Mars

4.3
5.6/10

When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

Starring: Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2000-03-10
11.

Red Planet

4.2
5.7/10

Astronauts search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Benjamin Bratt, Tom Sizemore, Simon Baker
Directed by: Antony Hoffman
Release date: 2000-11-10
12.

Happy Accidents

3.9
7.3/10

A comedy that pays tribute to the science fiction genre -- specifically, the sub-genre of time travel. But here the alternate reality is contemporary New York City where past and future experiences of trust, commitment and denial are cleverly put to the test. Just as Ruby is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470.

Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Marisa Tomei, Nadia Dajani, Holland Taylor, Tovah Feldshuh
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Release date: 2000-01-25
13.

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins

3.7
6.1/10

Buzz Lightyear must battle Emperor Zurg with the help of three hopefuls who insist on being his partners.

Starring: Tim Allen, Nicole Sullivan, Stephen Furst, Larry Miller, Adam Carolla
Directed by: Tad Stones
Release date: 2000-08-08
14.

The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire

3.7
6.0/10

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
15.

Supernova

3.7
4.8/10

Set in the 22nd century, when a battered salvage ship sends out a distress signal, the seasoned crew of the rescue hospital ship Nova-17 responds. What they find is a black hole--that threatens to destroy both ships--and a mysterious survivor whose body quickly mutates into a monstrous and deadly form.

Starring: James Spader, Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Lou Diamond Phillips, Peter Facinelli
Directed by: Walter Hill, Jack Sholder
Release date: 2000-01-14
16.

On the Beach

3.6
7.1/10

The world has finally managed to blow itself up and only Australia has been spared from nuclear destruction and a gigantic wave of radiation is floating in on the breezes. One American sub located in the Pacific has survived and is met with disdain by the Australians. The calculations of Australia's most renowned scientist says the country is doomed. However, one of his rivals says that he is wrong. He believes that a 1000 people can be relocated to the northern hemisphere, where his assumptions indicate the radiation levels may be lower. The American Captain is asked to take a mission to the north to determine which scientist is right.

Starring: Armand Assante, Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Jacqueline McKenzie, Grant Bowler
Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
Release date: 2000-05-28
17.

Thomas in Love

3.6
7.1/10
Thomas in Love
Thomas Thomas is agoraphobic, has a computer-generated girlfriend, and hasn't left his home in years. Can a prostitute convince him to leave cyberspace and his home for the real world?
Starring: Benoît Verhaert, Aylin Yay, Magali Pinglaut, Micheline Hardy, Frédéric Topart
Directed by: Pierre-Paul Renders
Release date: 2000-09-03
18.

Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders

3.6
6.9/10

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
19.

Possible Worlds

3.5
6.8/10
Possible Worlds
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
20.

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

3.5
4.4/10

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

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