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The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. The top grosser worldwide was Mission: Impossible 2 . [1] Domestically in North America, Gladiator won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor (Russell Crowe). [2]

<i>Mission: Impossible 2</i> 2000 film directed by John Woo

Mission: Impossible 2 is a 2000 American action spy film directed by John Woo and produced by and starring Tom Cruise. The sequel to 1996 film Mission: Impossible, it is the second installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. It follows Ethan Hunt as he is recruited by the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) to find and destroy a dangerous biological weapon called "Chimera" from rogue IMF agent Sean Ambrose with the help of his new girlfriend Nyah Nordoff-Hall.

<i>Gladiator</i> (2000 film) 2000 historical drama film by Ridley Scott

Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. The film was jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures. It stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. Crowe portrays Hispano-Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Reduced to slavery, Maximus rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.

Russell Crowe New Zealand-born Australian actor, film producer and musician

Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia. He came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which Crowe won an Academy Award for Best Actor, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, an Empire Award for Best Actor and a London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and 10 further nominations for best actor.


Dinosaur was the most expensive film of 2000 and a box-office success. [1]

<i>Dinosaur</i> (film) 2000 animated film by Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag

Dinosaur is a 2000 American computer-animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and The Secret Lab. The 39th Disney animated feature film, it follows an orphaned, young Iguanodon named Aladar, who was an adopted friend of the lemurs and, after surviving a devastating meteor shower, they are moving out for their new home. Along the way, they befriend a herd of dinosaurs who are being pursued by predators, such as the Carnotaurus, while on a journey to the "Nesting Grounds".


2000 saw the releases of the first installment of popular film series X-Men , Final Destination , Scary Movie , and Meet the Parents .

<i>X-Men</i> (film) 2000 American superhero film directed by Bryan Singer

X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film directed by Bryan Singer and written by David Hayter from a story by Singer and Tom DeSanto. The film is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name and features an ensemble cast consisting of Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, and Anna Paquin. The film depicts a world where a small proportion of people are mutants, whose possession of superhuman powers makes them distrusted by normal humans. It focuses on mutants Wolverine and Rogue as they are brought into a conflict between two groups that have radically different approaches to bringing about the acceptance of mutant-kind: Professor Xavier's X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants, led by Magneto.

<i>Final Destination</i> (film) 2000 American supernatural horror film by James Wong

Final Destination is a 2000 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wong and the first in the film series of the same name. The screenplay was written by James Wong, Glen Morgan, and Jeffrey Reddick, based on a story by Reddick. The film stars Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, and Tony Todd. Sawa portrays a teenager who cheats death after having a premonition of a catastrophic plane explosion. He and several of his classmates leave the plane before the explosion occurs, but Death later takes the lives of those who were meant to die on the plane.

<i>Scary Movie</i> 2000 film by Keenen Ivory Wayans

Scary Movie is a 2000 American horror comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film is a parody of the horror, slasher, and mystery film genres. Several 1990s films and TV shows are spoofed, and the script is primarily based on the horror films Scream (1996), Scream 2 (1997), and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997).

Among the films based on TV shows are Mission: Impossible 2 , Traffic , The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle , Charlie's Angels and Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

<i>Traffic</i> (2000 film) 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh

Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: users, enforcers, politicians, and traffickers. Their stories are edited together throughout the film, although some of the characters do not meet each other. The film is an adaptation of the 1989 British Channel 4 television series Traffik.

<i>The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle</i> (film) 2000 film by Des McAnuff

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live action/animated adventure comedy film directed by Des McAnuff and produced by Universal Pictures, based on the television cartoon of the same name by Jay Ward. Animated characters Rocky and Bullwinkle share the screen with live actors portraying Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale alongside Randy Quaid, Piper Perabo, Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Reprising her role as Rocky was June Foray, and Keith Scott voices Bullwinkle and the film's narrator. It also features cameo appearances by performers including James Rebhorn, Paget Brewster, Janeane Garofalo, John Goodman, David Alan Grier, Don Novello, Jon Polito, Carl Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Max Grodenchik, Jonathan Winters and Billy Crystal.

<i>Charlies Angels</i> (2000 film) 2000 film directed by McG

Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action-comedy film directed by McG, and written by Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, and John August. Its the first installment in the Charlie's Angels film series, who is based on the television series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts but also serves as a standalone sequel. Unlike the original series, which had dramatic elements, the film features more comical elements.

Among the movies based on books (and TV shows) is Thomas and the Magic Railroad .

<i>Thomas and the Magic Railroad</i> 2000 film by Britt Allcroft

Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 British–American children's fantasy film written, produced and directed by Britt Allcroft. The film stars Peter Fonda, Mara Wilson, Alec Baldwin, Didi Conn, Russell Means, Cody McMains, Michael E. Rodgers with the voices of Eddie Glen, Neil Crone and Kevin Frank. The film is based on the British children's book series The Railway Series by The Rev. W. Awdry, its televised adaptation Thomas & Friends, and the American television series Shining Time Station by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow. It was co-produced by Gullane Pictures/The Britt Allcroft Company and the Isle of Man Film Commission. It was distributed by Destination Films in the United States, Icon Film Distribution in the United Kingdom and ABC Films in Australia.

The most acclaimed films of the year are Gladiator , Traffic , Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , American Psycho , Almost Famous and Erin Brockovich .

<i>Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon</i> 2000 film by Ang Lee

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a 2000 wuxia film directed by Ang Lee and written by Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus and Tsai Kuo Jung, based on the Chinese novel by Wang Dulu. The film features an international cast of Chinese actors, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen.

<i>American Psycho</i> (film) 2000 film by Mary Harron

American Psycho is a 2000 satirical psychological horror film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name. It stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner and Reese Witherspoon.

<i>Almost Famous</i> 2000 film by Cameron Crowe

Almost Famous is a 2000 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s, his touring with the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published.

Highest-grossing films

The top films released in 2000 by worldwide gross are as follows: [3]

Highest-grossing films of 2000
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 Mission: Impossible 2 Paramount $546,388,105
2 Gladiator DreamWorks $457,640,427
3 Cast Away 20th Century Fox $429,632,142
4 What Women Want Paramount$374,111,707
5 Dinosaur Disney $349,822,765
6 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Universal $345,141,403
7 Meet the Parents $330,444,045
8 The Perfect Storm Warner Bros. $328,718,434
9 X-Men 20th Century Fox$296,339,527
10 What Lies Beneath DreamWorks$291,420,351

2000 box office records


Award ceremonies

January 23 57th Golden Globe Awards Hollywood Foreign Press Association Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
January 29 5th Lumières Awards Académie des Lumières Paris, France
January 29 14th Goya Awards Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España Madrid, Spain
February 13 45th Filmfare Awards The Times Group Mumbai, India
March 2 19th London Film Critics Circle Awards The Critics' Circle London, UK
February 19 25th César Awards French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques Paris, France
March 2 Producers Guild of America Awards 1999 Producers Guild of America Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
March 12 6th Screen Actors Guild Awards SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles, California, U.S.
March 11 52nd Directors Guild of America Awards Directors Guild of America Los Angeles, California, U.S.
March 5 Writers Guild of America Awards 1999 Writers Guild of America, East & Writers Guild of America, West Manhattan, New York, U.S. & Los Angeles, California, U.S.
March 25 15th Independent Spirit Awards Independent Spirit Awards Santa Monica, California, U.S.
March 25 20th Golden Raspberry Awards Golden Raspberry Awards Hollywood, California, U.S.
March 26 72nd Academy Awards Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hollywood, California, U.S
April 9 53rd British Academy Film Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts London, England, U.K.
April 15 13th Kids' Choice Awards The Forum Inglewood, California
June 3 2000 MTV Movie Awards MTV Los Angeles, California, U.S.
June 6 26th Saturn Awards Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror FilmsBurbank, California, U.S.
November 11 28th Annie Awards ASIFA-Hollywood Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Category/Organization 58th Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2001
6th Critics' Choice Awards
January 22, 2001
54th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 2001
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards 73rd Academy Awards
March 25, 2001
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best Film Gladiator Almost Famous Gladiator
Best Director Ang Lee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steven Soderbergh
Erin Brockovich and Traffic
Ang Lee
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Steven Soderbergh
Best Actor Tom Hanks
Cast Away
George Clooney
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Russell Crowe
Jamie Bell
Billy Elliot
Benicio del Toro
Russell Crowe
Best Actress Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Renée Zellweger
Nurse Betty
Julia Roberts
Erin Brockovich
Best Supporting Actor Benicio del Toro
Joaquin Phoenix
Gladiator and Quills
Benicio del Toro
Albert Finney
Erin Brockovich
Benicio del Toro
Best Supporting Actress Kate Hudson
Almost Famous
Frances McDormand
Almost Famous and Wonder Boys
Julie Walters
Billy Elliot
Judi Dench
Marcia Gay Harden
Best Screenplay, Adapted Stephen Gaghan
Stephen Gaghan
Best Screenplay, Original Cameron Crowe
Almost Famous
Kenneth Lonergan
You Can Count On Me
Cameron Crowe
Almost Famous
Best Original Score Gladiator
Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
The Road to El Dorado
Hans Zimmer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Tan Dun
N/A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Tan Dun
Best Original Song"Things Have Changed"
Wonder Boys
"My Funny Friend and Me"
The Emperor's New Groove
N/AN/A"Things Have Changed"
Wonder Boys
Best Foreign Language Film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon N/A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

2000 Wide-release films


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
12 Next Friday New Line Cinema / Cube Vision Steve Carr (director); Ice Cube (screenplay); Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Justin Pierce, Tamala Jones, Don "D.C." Curry, John Witherspoon, Tom Lister Jr. Comedy Live action
14 My Dog Skip Warner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment Jay Russell (director); Gail Gilchriest (screenplay); Frankie Muniz, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson, Kevin Bacon, Cody Linley, Caitlin Wachs, Bradley Coryell, Daylan Honeycutt Biography, Family Live action
Supernova Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Walter Hill (director); David C. Wilson (screenplay); James Spader, Angela Bassett, Peter Facinelli, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robin Tunney, Robert Forster, Wilson Cruz Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
21 Down to You Miramax Films Kris Isacsson (director/screenplay); Freddie Prinze Jr., Julia Stiles, Selma Blair, Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson Romance, Comedy Live action
28 The Big Tease Warner Bros. Pictures Kevin Allen (director); Sacha Gervasi, Craig Ferguson (screenplay); Craig Ferguson, Frances Fisher, Mary McCormack, David Rasche, Sara Gilbert Comedy Live action
Eye of the Beholder Destination Films Stephan Elliott (director/screenplay); Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin, Geneviève Bujold, Jason Priestley Thriller Live action
Isn't She Great Universal Pictures Andrew Bergman (director); Paul Rudnick (screenplay); Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, David Hyde Pierce, John Cleese, John Larroquette, Amanda Peet, Christopher McDonald, Debbie Shapiro, Paul Benedict Biography, Comedy Live action
4 Gun Shy Hollywood Pictures Eric Blakeney (director); Liam Neeson, Oliver Platt, Sandra Bullock Crime Live action
Scream 3 Dimension Films Wes Craven (director); Ehren Kruger (screenplay); David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny McCarthy, Parker Posey, Deon Richmond, Emily Mortimer, Scott Foley, Lance Henriksen, Patrick Warburton Thriller Live action
11 The Beach 20th Century Fox Danny Boyle (director); John Hodge (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton, Paterson Joseph, Peter Youngblood Hills, Zelda Tinska, Victoria Smurfit, Staffan Kihlbom, Jukka Hiltunen, Magnus Lindgren, Daniel Caltagirone, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Jerry Swindall, Peter Gevisser, Lidija Zovkic, Samuel Gough, Luke Parker, Emma Renae Griffiths, Abhijati 'Meuk' Jusakul Drama, Adventure Live action
Snow Day Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Chris Koch (director); Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber, Schuyler Fisk, Jean Smart, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Iggy Pop, Pam Grier, John Schneider, Josh Peck, Jade Yorker, Damian Young, J. Adam Brown, David Paetkau, Carly Pope, Rozonda Thomas, Katharine Isabelle, Zena Grey, Connor Matheus, Kea Wong, Tim Paleniuk Comedy, Family Live action
The Tigger Movie Walt Disney Pictures Jun Falkenstein (director/screenplay); Jim Cummings, Nikita Hopkins, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Andre Stojka, Kath Soucie, Tom Attenborough, John Hurt Children, Adventure, Family Animation
18 Beautiful People Trimark Pictures Jasmin Dizdar (director/screenplay); Rosalind Ayres, Julian Firth, Charles Kay Comedy Live action
Boiler Room New Line Cinema Ben Younger (director/screenplay); Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Ron Rifkin, Tom Everett Scott, Scott Caan Crime, Drama Live action
Hanging Up Columbia Pictures Diane Keaton (director); Delia Ephron (screenplay); Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow, Walter Matthau, Adam Arkin, Ann Bortolotti, Cloris Leachman Comedy, Drama Live action
Pitch Black USA Films / Interscope Communications David Twohy (director); Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy (screenplay); Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David Sci-Fi, Thriller Live action
The Whole Nine Yards Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures Jonathan Lynn (director); Mitchell Kapner (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet, Kevin Pollak Crime, Comedy Live action
23 Wonder Boys Paramount Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Mutual Film Company Curtis Hanson (director); Steven Kloves (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Katie Holmes, Robert Downey Jr. Comedy Live Action
25 Reindeer Games Dimension Films John Frankenheimer (director); Ehren Kruger (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, Clarence Williams III, James Frain, Dennis Farina Action, Thriller Live action
1 3 Strikes Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer DJ Pooh (director/screenplay); Brian Hooks, N'Bushe Wright, Faizon Love, De'Aundre Bonds, Vincent Schiavelli, David Alan Grier, E-40, George Wallace Comedy Live action
3 Drowning Mona Destination Films Nick Gomez (director); Peter Steinfeld (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Neve Campbell, Bette Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis Comedy, Mystery Live action
The Next Best Thing Paramount Pictures / Lakeshore Entertainment John Schlesinger (director); Tom Ropelewski (screenplay); Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Vartan, Josef Sommer, Lynn Redgrave Comedy, Drama Live action
What Planet Are You From? Columbia Pictures Mike Nichols (director); Garry Shandling, Michael Leeson, Ed Solomon, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley, Linda Fiorentino, John Goodman Sci-Fi, Comedy Live action
10 Mission to Mars Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Brian De Palma (director); Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Graham Yost (screenplay); Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell, Kim Delaney Sci-Fi Live action
The Ninth Gate Artisan Entertainment Roman Polanski (director/screenplay); John Brownjohn, Enrique Urbizu (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo, Jack Taylor, Emmanuelle Seigner Thriller Live action
17 Erin Brockovich Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures Steven Soderbergh (director); Susannah Grant (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Conchata Ferrell, Peter Coyote, Cherry Jones, Tracey Walter, Veanne Cox Biography, Drama Live action
Final Destination New Line Cinema James Wong (director/screenplay); Glen Morgan, Jeffrey Reddick (screenplay); Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith, Seann William Scott, Amanda Detmer, Tony Todd Horror, Action Live action
22 Romeo Must Die Warner Bros. Pictures Andrzej Bartkowiak (director); Eric Bernt, John Jarrell (screenplay); Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Delroy Lindo Action Live action
24 Here on Earth 20th Century Fox Mark Piznarski (director); Michael Seitzman (screenplay); Chris Klein, Leelee Sobieski, Josh Hartnett, Annette O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Rooker, Stuart Wilson, Elaine Hendrix Romance, Drama Live action
Mr. Accident United Artists Yahoo Serious (director); Yahoo Serious, Helen Dallimore, David Field, Garry McDonald Comedy Live action
Whatever It Takes Columbia Pictures / Phoenix Pictures David Raynr (director); Mark Schwahn (screenplay); Shane West, Marla Sokoloff, James Franco, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Comedy Live action
31 High Fidelity Touchstone Pictures Stephen Frears (director); D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lisa Bonet Comedy, Drama Live action
Price of Glory New Line Cinema Carlos Ávila (director); Phil Berger (screenplay); Jimmy Smits, Maria del Mar, Jon Seda, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Louis Mandylor, Ernesto Hernandez Sports, Drama Live action
The Road to El Dorado DreamWorks Eric "Bibo" Bergeron, Will Finn (directors); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Rosie Perez, Jim Cummings Adventure, Comedy, Family Animation
The Skulls Universal Pictures / Original Film Rob Cohen (director); John Pogue (screenplay); Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Craig T. Nelson, Hill Harper, Leslie Bibb, Christopher McDonald, Steve Harris, William L. Petersen, David Asman, Scott Gibson, Nigel Bennett Thriller Live action


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
5 Black and White Screen Gems James Toback (director/screenplay); Robert Downey Jr., Gaby Hoffmann, Allan Houston, Jared Leto, Method Man, Joe Pantoliano, Bijou Phillips, Oli "Power" Grant, Raekwon, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, Scott Caan, Mike Tyson, Elijah Wood, Ben Stiller Drama Live action
7 Ready to Rumble Warner Bros. Pictures Brian Robbins (director); Steven Brill (screenplay); David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan, Bill Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Diamond Dallas Page, Richard Lineback, Steve "Sting" Borden, Joe Pantoliano, Martin Landau Comedy Live action
Return to Me Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Bonnie Hunt (director/screenplay); Don Lake (screenplay); David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Robert Loggia, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, James Belushi, Joely Richardson Romance, Comedy Live action
Rules of Engagement Paramount Pictures William Friedkin (director); Stephen Gaghan (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce Drama Live action
14 28 Days Columbia Pictures Betty Thomas (director); Susannah Grant (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West, Elizabeth Perkins, Diane Ladd, Steve Buscemi Comedy, Drama Live action
American Psycho Lions Gate Films Mary Harron (director/screenplay); Guinevere Turner (screenplay); Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Chloë Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Reese Witherspoon Horror, Comedy Live action
Keeping the Faith Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Edward Norton (director); Stuart Blumberg (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman, Edward Norton, Eli Wallach, Anne Bancroft Romance, Comedy Live action
Kevin & Perry Go Large Vertigo Films Ed Bye (director); David Cummings, Harry Enfield (screenplay); Harry Enfield, Kathy Burke, Rhys Ifans Comedy Live action
Where the Money Is USA Films / Scott Free Productions Marek Kanievska (director); Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, Dermot Mulroney, Susan Barnes Drama Live action
21 Gossip Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Davis Guggenheim (director); Gregory Poirier, Theresa Rebeck (screenplay); James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, Kate Hudson, Marisa Coughlan, Joshua Jackson Drama Live action
Love & Basketball New Line Cinema Gina Prince-Bythewood (director/screenplay); Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Dennis Haysbert, Debbi Morgan, Alfre Woodard Romance, Drama, Sports Live action
U-571 Universal Pictures / StudioCanal Jonathan Mostow (director/screenplay); Sam Montgomery, David Ayer (screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Thomas Kretschmann, Jon Bon Jovi Thriller Live action
The Virgin Suicides Paramount Classics Sofia Coppola (director/screenplay); James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, A. J. Cook Drama Live action
28 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Universal Pictures Brian Levant (director); Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr.. (screenplay); Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski, Thomas Gibson, Alan Cumming, Harvey Korman, Joan Collins Comedy, Family Live action
Frequency New Line Cinema Gregory Hoblit (director); Toby Emmerich (screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell, Noah Emmerich, Shawn Doyle Sci-Fi, Thriller Live action
Timecode Screen Gems Mike Figgis (director/screenplay); Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgård, Suzy Nakamura, Kyle MacLachlan Experimental Live action
Where the Heart Is 20th Century Fox Matt Williams (director); Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel (screenplay); Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing, Joan Cusack Drama, Romance Live action
5 Gladiator DreamWorks / Universal Pictures / Scott Free Productions Ridley Scott (director); David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson (screenplay); Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi, Djimon Hounsou, Ralf Möller, Richard Harris, Spencer Treat Clark, Omid Djalili, David Schofield, John Shrapnel, Tomas Arana Period, Action, Drama Live action
I Dreamed of Africa Columbia Pictures Hugh Hudson (director); Paula Milne, Susan Shiliday (screenplay); Kim Basinger, Mary Craig, Eva Marie Saint, Daniel Craig Drama, Adventure Live action
Michael Jordan to the Max Giant Screen FilmsDon Kempf, James D. Stern (directors); Jonathan Hock (screenplay); Michael Jordan Documentary Live action
10 Battlefield Earth Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures Roger Christian (director); Corey Mandell, J. David Shapiro (screenplay); John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Richard Tyson Sci-Fi Live action
12 Center Stage Columbia Pictures Nicholas Hytner (director); Carol Heikkinen (screenplay); Amanda Schull, Zoë Saldana, Susan May Pratt, Peter Gallagher, Debra Monk, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky Drama Live action
Held Up Trimark Pictures Steve Rash (director); Jeff Eastin, Erik Fleming (screenplay); Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum, Roselyn Sánchez, Sarah Paulson, Dalton James, Eduardo Yáñez, Jake Busey Comedy Live action
Screwed Universal Pictures Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski (directors/screenplay); Norm Macdonald, Dave Chappelle, Danny DeVito, Elaine Stritch, Daniel Benzali, Sherman Hemsley, Sarah Silverman, Lochlyn Munro Comedy Live action
19 Dinosaur Walt Disney Pictures Ralph Zondag, Eric Leighton (director); John Harrison, Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay); D. B. Sweeney, Ossie Davis, Alfre Woodard, Max Casella, Hayden Panettiere, Samuel E. Wright, Peter Siragusa, Julianna Margulies, Joan Plowright, Della Reese Adventure, Family Animation/Live action
Road Trip DreamWorks / The Montecito Picture Company Todd Phillips (director/screenplay); Scot Armstrong (screenplay); Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo, DJ Qualls, Rachel Blanchard, Anthony Rapp, Andy Dick, Fred Ward, Tom Green Comedy, Adventure Live action
Small Time Crooks DreamWorks Woody Allen (director/screenplay); Woody Allen, Tracey Ullman, Elaine May, Hugh Grant Crime, Comedy Live action
24 Mission: Impossible 2 Paramount Pictures John Woo (director); Robert Towne (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Richard Roxburgh, John Polson, Brendan Gleeson, Rade Šerbedžija, Anthony Hopkins Action Live action
26 Shanghai Noon Touchstone Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment Tom Dey (director); Alfred Gough, Miles Millar (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Xander Berkeley, Walton Goggins Action, Comedy Live action
2 Big Momma's House 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Raja Gosnell (director); Darryl Quarles, Don Rhymer (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Terrence Howard Comedy Live action
9 Gone in 60 Seconds Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Dominic Sena (director); Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Delroy Lindo, Will Patton, Christopher Eccleston, Chi McBride, Robert Duvall Action Live action
Love's Labour's Lost Miramax Films / Intermedia Films / The Shakespeare Film Company Kenneth Branagh (director/screenwritter); Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Matthew Lillard, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Timothy Spall Romantic, Musical Live action
16 Boys and Girls Dimension Films Robert Iscove (director); Andrew Lowery, Andrew Miller (screenplay); Freddie Prinze Jr., Claire Forlani, Jason Biggs, Amanda Detmer, Heather Donahue Romance, Comedy Live action
Fantasia 2000 Walt Disney Pictures Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Bette Midler, Penn & Teller, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Angela Lansbury Musical, Family Animation/Live action
Shaft Paramount Pictures John Singleton (director); John Singleton, Shane Salerno, Richard Price (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa L. Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Richard Roundtree Action, Crime Live action
Titan A.E. 20th Century Fox Don Bluth, Gary Goldman (directors); Ben Edlund, John August, Joss Whedon (screenplay); Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman, John Leguizamo, Nathan Lane, Janeane Garofalo, Ron Perlman, Tsai Chin, Jim Cummings, Alex D. Linz Sci-Fi, Family Animation
21 Chicken Run DreamWorks / Aardman Animations Peter Lord, Nick Park (directors); Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay); Julia Sawalha, Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Tony Haygarth, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton, Jane Horrocks Comedy, Family Animation
23 Me, Myself & Irene 20th Century Fox Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly (directors/screenplay); Mike Cerrone (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins Comedy Live action
28 The Patriot Columbia Pictures / Centropolis Entertainment Roland Emmerich (director); Robert Rodat (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Chris Cooper, Tom Wilkinson Period, Drama Live action
30 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Universal Pictures Des McAnuff (director); Kenneth Lonergan (screenplay); Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Robert De Niro, Piper Perabo, Randy Quaid, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Bullwinkle J. Moose Comedy, Family Live action/Animation
The Perfect Storm Warner Bros. Pictures Wolfgang Petersen (director); William D. Wittliff (screenplay); George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane, John C. Reilly, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, William Fichtner, Bob Gunton, Karen Allen Drama, Thriller Live Action


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
7 The Kid Walt Disney Pictures Jon Turteltaub (director); Audrey Wells (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride Comedy, Family Live action
Scary Movie Dimension Films Keenen Ivory Wayans (director); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Buddy Johnson, Phil Beauman, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer (screenplay); Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Shannon Elizabeth, Jon Abrahams, Kurt Fuller, Carmen Electra, Lochlyn Munro, Cheri Oteri, Dave Sheridan Comedy, Horror, Spoof Live action
14 X-Men 20th Century Fox / Marvel Enterprises Bryan Singer (director); David Hayter (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore Action, Sci-Fi Live action
19 The In Crowd Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions Mary Lambert (director); Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin (screenplay); Susan Ward, Lori Heuring, Matthew Settle, Nathan Bexton Thriller Live action
21 Loser Columbia Pictures Amy Heckerling (director/screenplay); Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, Greg Kinnear Romance, Comedy Live action
Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Warner Bros. Pictures / Nintendo / 4Kids Entertainment Kunihiko Yuyama (director); Takeshi Shudo (screenplay); Veronica Taylor, Ikue Ōtani, Rachael Lillis, Ed Paul, Satomi Kōrogi, Eric Stuart, Maddie Blaustein, Eric Rath, Neil Stewart, Nathan Price Adventure, Fantasy, Family Animation
What Lies Beneath DreamWorks / 20th Century Fox / ImageMovers Robert Zemeckis (director); Sarah Kernochan, Clark Gregg (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Scarwid, Amber Valletta, Miranda Otto, James Remar, Katharine Towne, Wendy Crewson Horror Live action
26 Thomas and the Magic Railroad Destination Films / Gullane Pictures Britt Allcroft (director/screenplay); Mr. Conductor, Peter Fonda, Lily, Thomas the Tank Engine, Diesel 10, Didi Conn, Russell Means, Cody McMains, Michael E. Rodgers, Doug Lennox, Splodge Children Live action/Animation
28 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Peter Segal (director); Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield, Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller, John Ales Comedy Live action
4 Coyote Ugly Touchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films David McNally (director); Gina Wendkos, Kevin Smith (screenplay); Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, Maria Bello, Melanie Lynskey, Tyra Banks, John Goodman Comedy, Drama Live action
Hollow Man Columbia Pictures Paul Verhoeven (director); Andrew W. Marlowe (screenplay); Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg, Joey Slotnick, Mary Randle, William Devane, Rhona Mitra Sci-Fi, Horror Live action
Space Cowboys Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Clint Eastwood (director); Ken Kaufman, Howard Klausner (screenplay); Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance, James Cromwell Drama Live action
11 Autumn in New York Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Lakeshore Entertainment Joan Chen (director); Allison Burnett (screenplay); Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia, Elaine Stritch, Vera Farmiga, Jill Hennessy, J. K. Simmons Romance, Drama Live action
Bless the Child Paramount Pictures / Icon Productions Chuck Russell (director); Tom Rickman, Clifford Green, Ellen Green (screenplay); Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman Horror, Thriller Live action
Cecil B. Demented Artisan Entertainment John Waters (director); Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier, Maggie Gyllenhaal Crime, Comedy Live action
The Replacements Warner Bros. Pictures Howard Deutch (director); Vince McKewin (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones, Jon Favreau, Rhys Ifans, Brett Cullen, Jack Warden Sports, Comedy Live action
18 The Cell New Line Cinema Tarsem Singh (director); Mark Protosevich (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Weber, Dylan Baker, Marianne Jean-Baptiste Horror Live action
Godzilla 2000 TriStar Pictures Takao Okawara (director); Hiroshi Kashiwabara, Wataru Mimura (screenplay); Takehiro Murata, Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, Mayu Suzuki, Shirō Sano, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Makoto Ito Sci-Fi Live action
The Original Kings of Comedy Paramount Pictures / MTV Films / Latham Entertainment Spike Lee (director); Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac Comedy Live action
25 The Art of War Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures Christian Duguay (director); Wayne Beach, Simon Barry (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Maury Chaykin, Marie Matiko, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Liliana Komorowska, James Hong, Michael Biehn, Donald Sutherland Action Live action
Bring It On Universal Pictures / Beacon Pictures Peyton Reed, Jim Rowley (director); Jessica Bendinger, Stephen White (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union Comedy Live action
The Crew Touchstone Pictures Michael Dinner (director); Barry Fanaro (screenplay); Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, Dan Hedaya, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeremy Piven, Jennifer Tilly Comedy, Crime Live action
1 Highlander: Endgame Miramax Films Douglas Aarniokoski (director); Joel Soisson (screenplay); Adrian Paul, Christopher Lambert, Bruce Payne, Lisa Barbuscia, Donnie Yen, Peter Wingfield, Jim Byrnes Fantasy Live action
Whipped Destination Films Peter M. Cohen (director/screenplay); Amanda Peet, Brian Van Holt, Beth Ostrosky Comedy Live action
6 Turn It Up New Line Cinema Robert Adetuyi (director); Ray Daniels, Chris Hudson, Kelly Hilaire (screenplay); Ja Rule, Pras, Faith Evans, Jason Statham Drama Live action
8 Nurse Betty USA Films Neil LaBute (director); John C. Richards, James Flamberg (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear Comedy Live action
The Watcher Universal Pictures / InterlightJoe Charbanic (director); Darcy Meyers, David Elliot (screenplay); James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei Thriller Live action
The Way of the Gun Artisan Entertainment Christopher McQuarrie (director/screenplay); Benicio del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, James Caan, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs, Nicky Katt, Geoffrey Lewis Action, Crime Live action
15 Almost Famous DreamWorks / Columbia Pictures Cameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Patrick Fugit, Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, Noah Taylor, Zooey Deschanel Comedy, Drama Live action
Bait Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Antoine Fuqua (director); Andrew Scheinman, Adam Scheinman, Tony Gilroy (screenplay); Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps, Robert Pastorelli, Jamie Kennedy Action, Comedy Live action
Crime and Punishment in Suburbia United Artists Rob Schmidt (director); Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, Vincent Kartheiser, Conchata Ferrell Drama, Thriller Live action
Duets Hollywood Pictures / Beacon Pictures Bruce Paltrow (director); John Byrum (screenplay); Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman Musical Live action
22 The Exorcist (re-release) Warner Bros. Pictures William Friedkin (director); Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair Horror Live action
Urban Legends: Final Cut Columbia Pictures / Phoenix Pictures John Ottman (director); Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson (screenplay); Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Eva Mendes, Anthony Anderson, Loretta Devine, Joey Lawrence, Yani Gellman Horror Live action
Woman on Top Fox Searchlight Pictures Fina Torres (director); Vera Blasi (screenplay); Penélope Cruz, Murilo Benício, Harold Perrineau, Mark Feuerstein Romance, Comedy Live action
29 Beautiful Destination Films Sally Field (director); Jon Bernstein (screenplay); Minnie Driver, Joey Lauren Adams, Kathleen Turner, Kathleen Robertson Drama Live action
Best in Show Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment Christopher Guest (director); Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Michael McKean, Michael Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Lynch Comedy, Mockumentary Live action
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Sony Pictures Entertainment Greg Berlanti (director); Greg Berlanti (screenplay); Ben Weber, Timothy Olyphant, Matt McGrath, Zach Braff, Dean Cain, Andrew Keegan, Billy Porter Drama Live action
Remember the Titans Walt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films Boaz Yakin (director); Gregory Allen Howard (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Donald Faison, Nicole Ari Parker, Hayden Panettiere Sports, Drama Live action


OpeningTitleStudioCast and crewGenreMedium
6 Bamboozled New Line Cinema Spike Lee (director/screenplay); Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport Comedy Live action
Bootmen Fox Searchlight Pictures Dein Perry (director); Adam Garcia, Sophie Lee, Sam Worthington Comedy Live action
Digimon: The Movie 20th Century Fox / Fox Kids Mamoru Hosoda, Shigeyasu Yamauchi (director); Jeff Nimoy, Bob Buchholz (screenplay); Joshua Seth, Lara Jill Miller, Michael Lindsay, Mona Marshall, Doug Erholtz, Bob Glouberman, Paul St. Peter Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Family Animation
Get Carter Warner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures / The Canton Company Stephen Kay (director); David McKenna (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Alan Cumming, Mickey Rourke, John C. McGinley, Michael Caine Crime Live action
Meet the Parents Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Jay Roach (director); Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson, Jon Abrahams, James Rebhorn Comedy Live action
Tigerland 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Joel Schumacher (director); Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Shea Whigham, Clifton Collins Jr. War Live action
13 Billy Elliot Universal Pictures / BBC Films / Working Title Films Stephen Daldry (director); Lee Hall (screenplay); Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis, Jamie Draven Drama Live action
The Contender DreamWorks Rod Lurie (director); Rod Lurie (screenplay); Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Sam Elliott, William L. Petersen, Saul Rubinek, Philip Baker Hall, Mike Binder, Robin Thomas, Mariel Hemingway, Kathryn Morris Drama Live action
Dr. T & the Women Artisan Entertainment Robert Altman (director); Anne Rapp (screenplay); Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Shelley Long, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Tara Reid Comedy, Romance Live action
The Ladies Man Paramount Pictures / SNL Studios Reginald Hudlin (director); Tim Meadows, Dennis McNicholas, Andrew Steele (screenplay); Tim Meadows, Karyn Parsons, Billy Dee Williams, Tiffani Thiessen, Lee Evans, Will Ferrell Comedy Live action
Lost Souls New Line Cinema Janusz Kamiński (director); Pierce Gardner (screenplay); Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Sarah Wynter, Philip Baker Hall, John Hurt Horror Live action
20 Bedazzled 20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises Harold Ramis (director); Larry Gelbart, Harold Ramis, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor Comedy Live action
Drunken Master II Miramax Films Lau Kar-Leung (director); Edward Tang, Tong Man-Ming, Yun Kai-Chi (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Ti Lung, Anita Mui, Ken Lo, Lau Kar-leung, Andy Lau, Felix Wong Martial Arts Live action
Pay It Forward Warner Bros. Pictures / Bel-Air Entertainment Mimi Leder (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, Haley Joel Osment, Jay Mohr, Jim Caviezel, Jon Bon Jovi, Angie Dickinson Drama Live action
27 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Artisan Entertainment Joe Berlinger (director); Dick Beebe, Joe Berlinger, Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez (screenplay); Kim Director, Jeffrey Donovan, Erica Leerhsen, Tristine Skyler, Stephen Barker Turner Horror Live action
The Little Vampire New Line Cinema Uli Edel (director); Karey Kirkpatrick, Larry Wilson (screenplay); Jonathan Lipnicki, Rollo Weeks, Richard E. Grant, Jim Carter, Alice Krige Comedy, Horror Live action
Lucky Numbers Paramount Pictures Nora Ephron (director); Adam Resnick (screenplay); John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Tim Roth, Ed O'Neill, Bill Pullman, Michael Rapaport, Michael Moore Comedy Live action
Requiem for a Dream Artisan Entertainment Darren Aronofsky (director); Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto Drama Live action
31 Mercy Streets Signal Hill ProductionJohn Gunn (director/screenplay); John Mann (screenplay); Eric Roberts, David A. R. White, Cynthia Watros, Stacy Keach Action, Drama Live action
3 Charlie's Angels Columbia Pictures McG (director); Ryan Rowe, Ed Solomon, John August (screenplay); Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray, Sam Rockwell, Kelly Lynch, Crispin Glover, Tim Curry Action Live action
The Legend of Bagger Vance DreamWorks / 20th Century Fox Robert Redford (director); Jeremy Leven (screenplay); Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Jack Lemmon Period, Drama Live action
10 Little Nicky New Line Cinema Steven Brill (director/screenplay); Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr., Laura Harring, Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Smigel Comedy Live action
Men of Honor 20th Century Fox George Tillman Jr. (director); Scott Marshall Smith (screenplay); Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlize Theron Drama Live action
Red Planet Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures Antony Hoffman (director); Chuck Pfarrer, Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Baker, Terence Stamp Sci-Fi Live action
12 The Miracle Worker Walt Disney Television Nadia Tass (director); William Gibson, Monte Merrick (screenplay); Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Alison Elliott, David Strathairn, Lucas Black Drama Live action
17 The 6th Day Columbia Pictures / Phoenix Pictures Roger Spottiswoode (director); Cormac and Marianne Wibberley (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, Sarah Wynter, Robert Duvall Action, Thriller Live action
Bounce Miramax Films Don Roos (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Goldwyn, Natasha Henstridge, Jennifer Grey Romance, Drama Live action
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Universal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment Ron Howard (director); Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Irwin, Taylor Momsen Comedy, Family Live action
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Paramount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies Paul Demeyer (director); Jill Gorey, Barbara Herdon. Kate Boutilier, J. David Stem, David N. Weiss (screenplay); Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Kath Soucie, Thriller, Comedy, Family Animation
22 102 Dalmatians Walt Disney Pictures Kevin Lima (director); Kristen Buckley, Brian Regan, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White (screenplay); Glenn Close, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans, Tim McInnerny, Gérard Depardieu Comedy, Family Live action
Quills Fox Searchlight Pictures Philip Kaufman (director); Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine Drama Live action
Unbreakable Touchstone Pictures / Blinding Edge Pictures M. Night Shyamalan (director/screenplay); Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Penn, Spencer Treat Clark Thriller Live action
1 Panic Artisan Entertainment Henry Bromell (director/screenplay); William H. Macy, John Ritter, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, Tracey Ullman Crime Live action
8 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sony Pictures Classics / Good Machine Ang Lee (director); Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus, Tsai Kuo-Jung (screenplay); Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen Martial Arts Live action
Dungeons & Dragons New Line Cinema Courtney Solomon (director); Carroll Cartwright, Topper Lilien (screenplay); Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Jeremy Irons, Thora Birch, Bruce Payne, Zoe McLellan, Kristen Wilson Fantasy, Comedy Live action
Proof of Life Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Bel-Air Entertainment Taylor Hackford (director); Tony Gilroy (screenplay); Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, David Caruso, Pamela Reed, Gottfried John Action, Thriller Live action
Snatch Screen Gems Guy Ritchie (director/screenplay); Benicio del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Šerbedžija, Jason Statham Comedy, Crime Live action
Vertical Limit Columbia Pictures Martin Campbell (director); Robert King, Terry Hayes (screenplay); Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Scott Glenn, Izabella Scorupco, Temuera Morrison, Stuart Wilson Action, Thriller Live action
15 Chocolat Miramax Films Lasse Hallström (director); Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay); Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp Drama, Romance Live action
Dude, Where's My Car? 20th Century Fox / Alcon Entertainment Danny Leiner (director); Philip Stark (screenplay); Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff, Kristy Swanson, Charlie O'Connell, Hal Sparks Comedy Live action
The Emperor's New Groove Walt Disney Pictures Mark Dindal (director); David Reynolds (screenplay); David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton, Wendie Malick Comedy, Adventure, Family Animation
Pollock Sony Pictures Classics Ed Harris (director); Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden Biography Live action
What Women Want Paramount Pictures / Icon Productions Nancy Meyers (director); Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa, Diane Drake (screenplay); Mel Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda, Lauren Holly, Ashley Johnson, Bette Midler Romance, Comedy Live action
22 Cast Away 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks / ImageMovers Robert Zemeckis (director); William Broyles Jr. (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Chris Noth Drama Live action
Dracula 2000 Dimension Films Patrick Lussier (director); Joel Soisson, Patrick Lussier (screenplay); Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson, Jeri Ryan, Lochlyn Munro, Sean Patrick Thomas, Omar Epps, Christopher Plummer Action, Horror Live action
The Family Man Universal Pictures / Beacon Pictures Brett Ratner (director); David Diamond, David Weissman (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle Drama Live action
Finding Forrester Columbia Pictures Gus Van Sant (director); Mike Rich (screenplay); Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin Drama Live action
The Gift Paramount Classics / Lakeshore Entertainment Sam Raimi (director); Billy Bob Thornton, Tom Epperson (screenplay); Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Katie Holmes, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, Rosemary Harris, Kim Dickens, J.K. Simmons Thriller Live action
Miss Congeniality Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow Pictures Donald Petrie (director); Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford, Caryn Lucas (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Candice Bergen Comedy Live action
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Touchstone Pictures / Universal Pictures Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (directors/screenplay); George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Michael Badalucco, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Comedy Live action
State and Main Fine Line Features David Mamet (director/screenplay); William H. Macy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rebecca Pidgeon, David Paymer, Charles Durning, Patti LuPone, Clark Gregg Drama Live action
Thirteen Days New Line Cinema / Beacon Pictures Roger Donaldson (director); David Self (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker, Kevin Conway Drama Live action
25 All the Pretty Horses Miramax Films / Columbia Pictures Billy Bob Thornton (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Bruce Dern Romance, Western Live action
27 Traffic USA Films Steven Soderbergh (director); Stephen Gaghan (screenplay); Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas, Luis Guzmán, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones Drama Live action
29 The Claim United Artists Michael Winterbottom (director); Peter Mullan, Milla Jovovich, Wes Bentley, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley, Julian Richings Romance Live action
Shadow of the Vampire Lions Gate Films E. Elias Merhige (director); Steven Katz (screenplay); John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes, Catherine McCormack, Eddie Izzard Horror Live action

Films released in 2000

























Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January1 George Carl 83USAActor, Comedian Funny Bones
5 Vic Schoen 83USAMusic Arranger
7 Klaus Wennemann 59GermanyActor
9 Marguerite Churchill 89USAActress
10 Arthur Batanides 83USAActor
11 Helena Carter 79USAActress
12 Marc Davis 86USAAssistant Animator
13 Eric Dodson 79UKActor The Mirror Crack'd
15 Fran Ryan 83USAActress
18 Nancy Coleman 87USAActress
18 Frances Drake 87USAActress
18 Jester Hairston 98USAActor
19 Hedy Lamarr 85AustriaActress
19 Alan North 79USAActor
24 Jeffrey Boam 53USAScreenwriter, Producer
25 Tom Pedigo 53USASet Designer
28 Tony Doyle 58UKActor
28 Joy Shelton 77UKActress
28 Kenneth Waller 72UKActor
February1 James N. Harrell 81USAActor
5 Todd Karns 79USAActor
8 Sidney Hayers 78UKDirector
10 Jim Varney 50USAActor
11 Roger Vadim 72FranceDirector
12 John London 58USAKey Grip
16 Marceline Day 91USAActress
16 Lila Kedrova 81RussiaActress
17 Miles White 85USACostume Designer
19 Sheldon Turcott 83CanadaActor
20 Otello Martelli 97ItalyCinematographer
22 John Kellogg 83USAActor
23 Ofra Haza 42IsraelSinger, Actress
23 Joseph V. Perry 69USAActor
24 Rosalind Keith 83USAActress
March7 Charles Gray 71UKActor
10 Judith Barrett 91USAActress
11 Richard Collier 80USAActor
13 Rex Everhart 79USAActor
15 Wally Rose 88USAActor, Stuntman
25 Jim Cash 59USAScreenwriter
25 Helen Martin 90USAActress
29 John Baskcomb 84UKActor
April?? Maurice Carter 85 or 86UKArt Director
2 Greta Gynt 83NorwayActress
8 Claire Trevor 90USAActress
10 Arnold Johnson 78USAActor
10 Peter Jones 79UKActor, Writer
11Douglas Green79USASecond Unit Director
12 Carmen Dillon 91UKArt Director
12 Christopher Pettiet 24USAActor
13 Peter Archer 56AustraliaActor Enter the Dragon
21 Susan Stephen 68UKActress
25 David Merrick 88USAProducer
May1 Steve Reeves 74USAActor
3 Lewis Allen 94UKDirector
7 Douglas Fairbanks Jr. 90USAActor
9 Arthur Davis 94USAAnimator and director
10 Bart the Bear 23USAActing Bear
10 Craig Stevens 81USAActor
11 David Bretherton 76USAFilm Editor
13 Paul Bartel 61USAActor, Director
21 John Gielgud 96UKActor
25 Nicholas Clay 53UKActor
26 William McCaughey 70USASound Re-Recording Mixer
26 Samuel A. Taylor 87USAScreenwriter
28 Robert Fryer 79USAProducer
29 Anthony Spinelli 73USADirectorThe Party
29 Aubrey Richards 79UKActor
30 Doris Hare 95UKActress
31 Walter Sparrow 73UKActor
June10 Terry Forrestal 52UKStuntman
13 John Bramall 76UKSound Re-Recording
18 Nancy Marchand 71USAActress
19 Anton Gorchev 60BulgariaActor
24 David Tomlinson 83UKActor
27 David Neal 68UKActor
28 Nils Poppe 92SwedenActor
28 Michael Ripper 87UKActor
29 John Abineri 72UKActor
29 Vittorio Gassman 77ItalyActor
July1 Walter Matthau 79USAActor
3 Harold Nicholas 79USADancer, Actor
10 Justin Pierce 25USAActor
14 Meredith MacRae 56USAActress
18 Roberto Contreras 71USAActor
22 Eric Christmas 84UKActor
27 Don Weis 78USADirector
30 Nan Leslie 74USAActress
30 Max Showalter 83USAActor
August5 Alec Guinness 86UKActor
9 Lewis Wilson 80USAActor
11 Eddie Powell 73UKStuntman
12 Loretta Young 87USAActress
15 Robert Swink 82USAFilm Editor
22 Toru Tanaka 70USAActor
24 Patricia Owens 75CanadaActress
25 Jack Nitzsche 63USAComposer
29 Rose Hobart 94USAActress
30 Joseph H. Lewis 93USADirector
September2 Ishaq Bux 83IndiaActor
2 Jean Speegle Howard 73USAActress
3 Edward Anhalt 86USAScreenwriter
3 Walt Stanchfield 81USAAnimator
7 Gian Luigi Polidoro 73ItalyDirector
12 Juan Ibáñez 83MexicoDirector
12 Gary Olsen 55AustraliaActor, Key Grip
14 Beah Richards 80USAActress
19 Ann Doran 89USAActress
19 Gloria Talbott 69USAActress
26 Richard Mulligan 67USAActor
October2 Richard Liberty 68USAActor
6 Richard Farnsworth 80USAActor
9 David Dukes 55USAActor
10 Emile Kuri 93USASet Decorator
11 Sam O'Steen 76USAFilm Editor
13 Jean Peters 73USAActress
17 Walter Shenson 81UKProducer, Director
18 Julie London 74USAActress, Singer
18 Sidney Salkow 89USADirector
18 Gwen Verdon 75USAActress, Dancer
22 Anthony Chinn 69GuyanaActor
24 Pasquale Cajano 79ItalyActor
26 Muriel Evans 90USAActress
28 Anthony Lee 39USAActor Liar Liar
30 Steve Allen 78USAActor
30 Elizabeth Bradley 83UKActress
31 Ring Lardner Jr. 85USAScreenwriter
November1 Allan Surtees 75UKActor
3 Leonardo Benvenuti 77ItalyScreenwriter
16 Joe C. 26USAActor Osmosis Jones
22 Christian Marquand 73FranceActor, Director
27 Anne Barton 76USAActress
27 George Wells 91USAScreenwriter
December4Chet Douglas64USAActor
6 Werner Klemperer 80GermanyActor
10 Marie Windsor 80USAActress
12 George Montgomery 84USAActor
14 Uldis Pūcītis 63LatviaActor, Director
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16 Margo Moore 69USAActress
20 Richard Hazard 79USAOrchestrator
21 John Lee 72AustraliaActor North Sea Hijack
22 Stuart Lancaster 80USAActor
23 Billy Barty 76USAActor
23 Noor Jehan 75PakistanSinger, Actress
26 Leo Gordon 78USAActor, Writer
26 Jason Robards 77USAActor
30 Julius J. Epstein 91USAScreenwriter

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The 5th San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, given by the San Diego Film Critics Society on December 20, 2000, honored the best in film for 2000.

The 54th British Academy Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, took place on 25 February 2001 and honoured the best films of 2000.

The 5th Golden Satellite Awards, given by the International Press Academy, were awarded on January 14, 2001.

The 21st London Film Critics Circle Awards, honouring the best in film for 2000, were announced by the London Film Critics Circle on 15 February 2001.


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