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10 Best Films of 2000

Kicking off a new decade with some fantastic movies.  Here were my favorite of 2000.

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10. American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis is one of my favorite authors and director Mary Harron does one hell of a job of bringing this novel to the big screen, an almost impossible task it seemed.  Add Christian Bale as absolutely terrifying in the role of Patrick Bateman and you’ve got a winner.

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9. Way of the Gun

I didn’t hear a lot of people talking about this high adrenaline action movie that is also wicked smart as well.  It’s got an all-star cast and keeps on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Film poster with five people shown from the neck up. The man on the left has his pointer finger pressed against his lips; the woman to his right has long hair and is smiling; the three man at the right have grim looks as they stare to the right. Below them are several vehicles and a man holding a gun that is getting shot. The top of the image includes the starring credits, while the bottom includes the title of the film and the main credits.

8.  Traffic

Talk about an all-star cast.  Everyone is fantastic as Soderbergh finds a way to weave all this complex inter-twining stories regarding illegal drug trading.

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7. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee is a master of cinema.  Truly one of the most original films of the year.  Fantastic action sequences, and a flawless script to boot.

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6. O’ Brother, Where Art Thou

The Coen brothers. Enough said.  A very interesting take on one of the first great stories of our time, Homer’s The Odyssey.

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5.  The Perfect Storm

There is something so intriguing about this story that I can’t quite put my finger on it.  An amazing story about a group of fisherman that will do whatever it takes to find the fish.

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4.  Memento

What a mind-trip this is!  The most complex and intriguing script of the year.  I think big things are in store for Director Christopher Nolan.

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3.  Almost Famous

Director Cameron Crowe brings a sort of autobiographical tale to the big screen.  The fascinating life of a young journalist and the rock stars he surrounds himself with.

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2.  Requiem For a Dream

This is a film that I don’t think I’m ever going to watch again because of how intense the subject matter is.  But you can’t take your eyes off of it.  An amazing film about the destruction drugs can have on your life.

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1.  High Fidelity

John Cusack gives the best performance of his career, bringing Nick Hornby’s acclaimed novel to the big screen.  A hilarious heart warming tale about an average Chicago guy trying to make his love life work.  Also great to see Cusack team back up with director Stephen Frears