Top Movies of 2000s


The top movies of 2000s list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Dark Knight

Year of Release: 2008
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
Plot: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as The Joker.

2. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: A Hobbit by the name of Frodo is entrusted with an ancient ring, which is known to be very dangerous. He, along with other heroes such as elves and men, must travel to destroy it.

3. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: Frodo and Sam try to destroy "the one ring" while the rest fight their way through battles to help Frodo and Sam. Frodo is tempted, can Sam save him?

4. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: The fellow has split, but Frodo and Sam have a mission to complete. The others make new friends, while Frodo finds a guide to Mordor.

5. Gladiator

Year of Release: 2000
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Richard Harris
Plot: Maximus, a general and friend of Caesar, is sold as a slave by the new emperor to protect his thrown from Maximus who is the chosen heir. He fights as a gladiator to slowly wait for his revenge.

6. The Departed

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga
Plot: Two detectives who go through the same training, and perform well are on opposite sides of the war between a big wig Irish crime boss. They both struggle to figure out who the mole is.

7. Memento

Year of Release: 2001
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Jorja Fox, Stephen Tobolowsky, Russ Fega
Plot: A man who has no long term memory tries to piece together his life and finds things are not as they seem.

8. Batman Begins

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy
Plot: A prequel to the Batman movies that remakes Batman to be more of a "real life hero" instead of a comic book fantasy. Standard Batman plot with more explanation as to how he became Batman and how he obtained his futuristic weapons.

9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michel Gondry
Actors: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson
Plot: Two people who meet by chance decide that they have had enough of each other and try to erase one another from their minds with a new procedure.

10. Finding Nemo

Year of Release: 2003
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Andrew Stanton
Actors: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Gould, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush
Plot: Follow this young fish's hilarious adventures while he tries to get back to his dad.

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