Monday, January 1, 2001

Top Ten of 2000

This list was made in early 2001, but posted on 11 November 2015 and backdated to 1 January 2001.

1. Traffic dir. Steven Soderbergh
3. Almost Famous dir. Cameron Crowe
4. You Can Count on Me dir. Kenneth Lonergan
5. State and Main dir. David Mamet
6. Requiem for a Dream dir. Darren Aronofsky
7. Wonder Boys dir. Curtis Hanson
8. Thirteen Days dir. Roger Donaldson
9. Gladiator dir. Ridley Scott
10. Shadow of the Vampire dir. E. Elias Merhige

All films seen from 2000 (based on U.S. commercial release)
* review available on this site
+ from my collection
^ no U.S. theatrical release
all films in bold received at least one Oscar nomination

100 Girls dir. Michael Davis
28 Days dir. Betty Thomas
All the Pretty Horses dir. Billy Bob Thornton
+Almost Famous dir. Cameron Crowe
American Psycho dir. Mary Harron
Bamboozled dir. Spike Lee
The Beach dir. Danny Boyle
Bedazzled dir. Harold Ramis
Before Night Falls dir. Julian Schnabel
Best in Show dir. Christopher Guest
Billy Elliot dir. Stephen Daldry
Boiler Room dir. Ben Younger
^The Book that Wrote Itself dir. Liam O. Mochain
The Boondock Saints dir. Troy Duffy
Bounce dir. Don Roos
Bring It On dir. Peyton Reed
Cast Away dir. Robert Zemeckis
The Cell dir. Tarsem Singh
Charlie's Angels dir. McG
Chicken Run dir. Nick Park and Peter Lord
Chocolat dir. Lasse Hallström
The Contender dir. Rod Lurie
*+Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon dir. Ang Lee
Dancer in the Dark dir. Lars von Trier
Dr. T and the Women dir. Robert Altman
Dracula 2000 dir. Patrick Lussier
Dude, Where's My Car? dir. Danny Leiner
Erin Brockovich dir. Steven Soderbergh
The Family Man dir. Brett Ratner
Final Destination dir. James Wong
Finding Forrester dir. Gus Van Sant
Frequency dir. Gregory Hoblit
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai dir. Jim Jarmusch
The Gift dir. Sam Raimi
Gladiator dir. Ridley Scott
Gone in Sixty Seconds dir. Dominic Sena
*+High Fidelity dir. Stephen Frears
Hollow Man dir. Paul Verhoeven
The House of Mirth dir. Terence Davies
How the Grinch Stole Christmas dir. Ron Howard
If These Walls Could Talk 2 dir. Martha Coolidge, Jane Anderson, and Anne Heche
Jesus' Son dir. Alison McLean
Keeping the Faith dir. Edward Norton
The Legend of Bagger Vance dir. Robert Redford
Loser dir. Amy Heckerling
Me, Myself, and Irene dir. Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Meet the Parents dir. Jay Roach
Men of Honor dir. George Tillman Jr.
Mission to Mars dir. Brian De Palma
*+Mission: Impossible 2 dir. John Woo
My Dog Skip dir. Jay Russell
Nurse Betty dir. Neil LaBute
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps dir. Peter Segal
+O Brother, Where Art Thou dir. Joel Coen
The Original Kings of Comedy dir. Spike Lee
*Paradise Lost 2: Revelations dir. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
The Patriot dir. Roland Emmerich
Pay It Forward dir. Mimi Leder
The Perfect Storm dir. Wolfgang Petersen
Pollock dir. Ed Harris
Proof of Life dir. Taylor Hackford
Quills dir. Philip Kaufmann
Reindeer Games dir. John Frankenheimer
Remeber the Titans dir. Boaz Yakin
+Requiem for a Dream dir. Darren Aronofsky
Road Trip dir. Todd Phillips
Romeo Must Die dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak
Saving Grace dir. Nigel Cole
Scary Movie dir. Keenan Ivory Wayans
Scream 3 dir. Wes Craven
+Shadow of the Vampire dir. E. Elias Merhige
Shaft dir. John Singleton
Shanghai Noon dir. Tom Dey
The Skulls dir. Rob Cohen
Small Time Crooks dir. Woody Allen
Snatch dir. Guy Ritchie
Space Cowboys dir. Clint Eastwood
*+State and Main dir. David Mamet
*+Thirteen Days dir. Roger Donaldson
Tigerland dir. Joel Schumacher
+Traffic dir. Steven Soderbergh
U-571 dir. Jonathan Mostow
Unbreakable dir. M. Night Shyamalan
The Virgin Suicides dir. Sofia Coppola
What Planet Are You From? dir. Mike Nichols
What Women Want dir. Nancy Meyers
Whatever It Takes dir. David Raynr
What's Cooking? dir. Gurinder Chadha
The Whole Nine Yards dir. Jonathan Lynn
+Wonder Boys dir. Curtis Hanson
X-Men dir. Bryan Singer
You Can Count on Me dir. Kenneth Lonergan