Best Movies Of 2000 Hollywood:
Set in London, Guy Richie’s violent crime caper SNATCH follows three sets of characters who are all after a stolen diamond.
Business partners Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham) team with Irish boxer Mickey (Brad Pitt) in a devious plan that has Mickey purposely losing a fight.
In another corner are a Russian mobster and his partner-in-crime Franky Four Fingers (Benicio Del Toro); the third team includes New Yorker Avi (Dennis Farina) and his hired hand Bullet Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones).
Language: English, Russian
Released: 19 January 2001
Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writer: Guy Ritchie
Actors: Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) makes a lot of money in some kind of financial job that doesn’t seem to require much work.
Instead, he spends time drinking with friends, snorting cocaine, keeping up appearances with his fiancée Evelyn Williams (Reese Witherspoon), sleeping with other women, and — oh yes — indulging his psychotic urges to kill people, going so far as to invite prostitutes and even his loyal secretary (Chloe Sevigny) to his apartment for some deviant behavior.
Things take a turn for the worse when a cop (Willem Dafoe) begins investigating the disappearance of one of Patrick’s acquaintances. But even then, Patrick can’t seem to stop pursuing his devilish hobby until the breaking point.
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese
Released: 14 Apr 2000
Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director: Mary Harron
Writer: Bret Easton Ellis (novel), Mary Harron (screenplay), Guinevere Turner (screenplay)
Actors: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Best Movies Of 2000 Hollywood continues …
Leonard Shelby has short-term memory loss resulting from an injury he sustained which was associated with the murder of his wife. He remembers his life prior to the incident, such as being an insurance claims investigator.
He has learned to cope with his memory loss through dealing with a man named Sammy Jankis, a person he investigated professionally who also had short-term memory issues.
Some of these coping mechanisms are to have a system of where to place things, talk to people face-to-face if possible rather than on the telephone as to be able to gauge their true intention, take Polaroids and write copious notes, the most important of which he tattoos on his body so that they become permanent.
Leonard’s current mission is to find and kill his wife’s murderer, who he believes is a man named John G., a name which is tattooed on his body. Over the course of a day, Leonard is assisted in this mission by a few people seemingly independent of each other, including a man named Teddy and a woman named Natalie.
However, each time he meets them, he has no idea who they are, why they are helping him, and if indeed they are working toward the same goal as him.
Released: 25 May 2001
Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan (screenplay), Jonathan Nolan
Actors: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
In Gladiator, victorious general Maximus Decimus Meridias had been named keeper of Rome and its empire by dying emperor Marcus Aurelius, so that rule might pass from the Caesars back to the people and Senate.
Marcus’ neglected and power-hungry son, Commodus, has other ideas, however. Escaping an ordered execution, Maximus hurries back to his home in Spain, too late to save his wife and son from the same order.
Taken into slavery and trained as a gladiator by Proximo, Maximus lived only that he might someday take his revenge and fulfill the dying wish of his emperor. The time soon comes when Proximo’s troupe is called to Rome to participate in a marathon of gladiator games held at the behest of the new emperor, Commodus.
Once in Rome, Maximus wastes no time in making his presence known, and is soon involved in a plot to overthrow the emperor with his former-love Lucilla, Commodus’ sister, after whom he lusts, and also the widowed mother of Lucius, heir to the empire, after his uncle and democratic-minded senator, Gracchus.
Released: 05 May 2000
Runtime: 155 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: David Franzoni (story), David Franzoni (screenplay), John Logan (screenplay), William Nicholson (screenplay)
Actors: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a precise time-watcher who works for Federal Express, is called to duty on Christmas Eve and promises his girlfriend (Helen Hunt) that he’ll be home for New Year’s.
But his plane crashes in the Pacific, and everyone else is killed. Chuck washes up on a deserted island. Suddenly, all he has is time. He expects to be rescued and sorts the FedEx packages that wash up.
When he finally realizes no one’s coming, he gets to work, using items from the packages as survival tools. A volleyball, stained with his own blood, becomes a companion.
But he leaves one package unopened as a symbol of his identity — the man who gets the packages delivered. Four years later, the side of a cabin bathroom washes ashore, and Noland has what he needs to create a sail.
He knows the tides and the seasons well and plans an escape, knowing he’d rather die out on the ocean than stay on the island. What finally makes it possible for him to leave isn’t what he relied on in his old life but the hope he has learned on the island.
Language: English, Russian
Released: 22 Dec 2000
Runtime: 143 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: William Broyles Jr.
Actors: Paul Sanchez, Lari White, Leonid Citer, David Allen Brooks
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%