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on 9 Nov 2010 12:15

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Best movies of 2000

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For further thoughts on films rated 10/10, please see my Best of 00s list.
People who added this item 2601  Average listal rating (1753 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
1. Unbreakable (2000)
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People who added this item 2341  Average listal rating (1518 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
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People who added this item 1353  Average listal rating (880 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
3. The Boondock Saints (1999)
U.S. release date: Jan. 21, 2000

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People who added this item 1862  Average listal rating (1193 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.6 
4. High Fidelity (2000)

What really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films - these things matter. Call me shallow but it's the fuckin' truth.
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People who added this item 1268  Average listal rating (825 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
5. Pay It Forward (2000)

I guess it's hard for people who are so used to things the way they are - even if they're bad - to change. 'Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses.
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People who added this item 1549  Average listal rating (843 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
6. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
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People who added this item 1830  Average listal rating (1135 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
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People who added this item 576  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
8. Wonder Boys (2000)
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People who added this item 2807  Average listal rating (1824 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.9 
9. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
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People who added this item 219  Average listal rating (129 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
10. The Way of the Gun (2000)

There is a natural order. The way things are meant to be. An order that says that the good guys always win. That you die when it's your time, or you have it coming. That the ending is always happy, if only for someone else. Now at some point it became clear to us that our path had been chosen and we had nothing to offer the world. Our options narrowing down to petty crime or minimum wage. So, we stepped off the path, and went looking for the fortune that we knew was looking for us. Once off the path you do what you can to eat and to keep moving. You don't blow your ghost of a chance with nickel and dime. No possessions, no comforts. Need is the ultimate monkey. A pint of your blood can fetch you fifty bucks. A shot of cum, three grand. You keep your life simple and you can literally self-sustain.
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Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

Runners-up and Unwatched contenders listed alphabetically.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 21:58
Ooo, the best-of lists have arrived! Between our actual lists and runners up, we share 9 titles in common!

Ha, but there's a pretty big difference in opinion on a couple of your other movies, which is nice to see too.

Never heard of Versus. Adding it to my want-to-watch right now! Glad to see these posted finally. I'll try to pace myself!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 7 18:02
no Memento ?!? Too bad...

if you're interested, you can check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-1999
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 6 3:00
Unbreakable gets overlooked pretty often, I think. It was M. Night Shyamalan's second best film behind Sixth Sense, that I have seen.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 6 5:23
@Joseph Grey - I'm in the minority on thinking Unbreakable is Shyamalan's best film...and I'm fine with that. And I'd agree that it and The Sixth Sense are his best films from what I've seen too.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 20 6:08
I thought Unbreakable was Shyamalan's 2nd best movie after Sixth Sense, with The Village in the third spot. Since I liked Versus so much, I will have to try out some of the other movies on your list - my 2000 list is improving, but it could still stand to be beefed up a little.
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 8 6:55
The Emperor's New Groove is one of the best animation ever :)

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