The Top 250 Movies of the 2000s

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mindbender

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Gladiator 2000, 155 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Russell CroweJoaquin PhoenixConnie Nielsen

Action    Adventure Drama    Adventure

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WALL·E 2008, 98 min.

Andrew Stanton     Starring: Fred WillardJeff GarlinBen Burtt

Adventure Comedy    Animation    Comedy

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The Incredibles 2004, 115 min.

Brad Bird     Starring: Craig T. NelsonHolly HunterSamuel L. Jackson

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure

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Oldboy 2003, 120 min.

Chan-wook Park     Starring: Dal-su OhMin-sik ChoiJi-tae Yu

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Drama

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Snatch. 2000, 102 min.

Guy Ritchie     Starring: Benicio Del ToroDennis FarinaVinnie Jones

Black Comedy    Caper    Crime Comedy

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Spirited Away 2001, 125 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Rumi HîragiMiyu IrinoMari Natsuki

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Ocean's Eleven 2001, 116 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: George ClooneyMatt DamonAndy Garcia

Caper    Comedy    Crime Comedy

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Star Trek 2009, 127 min.

J.J. Abrams     Starring: Chris PineZachary QuintoLeonard Nimoy

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Television

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Donnie Darko 2001, 113 min.

Richard Kelly     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalJena MaloneMary McDonnell

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Hot Fuzz 2007, 121 min.

Edgar Wright     Starring: Simon PeggNick FrostTimothy Dalton

Action Comedy    Action    Comedy

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Almost Famous 2000, 162 min.

Cameron Crowe     Starring: Patrick FugitBilly CrudupKate Hudson

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Serenity 2005, 119 min.

Joss Whedon     Starring: Nathan FillionAdam BaldwinJewel Staite

Action    Based-on-Television    Dystopian Film

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High Fidelity 2000, 113 min.

Stephen Frears     Starring: John CusackIben HjejleTodd Louiso

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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X-Men 2000, 104 min.

Bryan Singer     Starring: Hugh JackmanPatrick StewartIan McKellen

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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Spider-Man 2002, 121 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstWillem Dafoe

Action    Based-on-Comics    Sci-Fi Action

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Superbad 2007, 113 min.

Greg Mottola     Starring: Jonah HillMichael CeraChristopher Mintz-Plasse

Buddy Film    Comedy    Sex Comedy

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Brick 2005, 110 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittNora ZehetnerLukas Haas

Crime Drama    Crime    Detective Film

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Zombieland 2009, 80 min.

Ruben Fleischer     Starring: Jesse EisenbergWoody HarrelsonEmma Stone

Comedy    Girls-with-Guns    Horror

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The Hangover 2009, 96 min.

Todd Phillips     Starring: Ed HelmsZach GalifianakisJustin Bartha

Absurd Comedy    Buddy Film    Comedy

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Once 2006, 85 min.

John Carney     Starring: Markéta IrglováGlen HansardHugh Walsh

Drama    Musical    Musical Drama

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Cast Away 2000, 143 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksHelen HuntViveka Davis

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Ratatouille 2007, 111 min.

Brad Bird     Starring: Peter O'TooleIan HolmJaneane Garofalo

Animation    Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy

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Howl's Moving Castle 2004, 119 min.

Hayao Miyazaki     Starring: Chieko BaishoTakuya KimuraAkihiro Miwa

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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The Pianist 2002, 150 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Maureen LipmanAdrien BrodyFrank Finlay

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Gran Torino 2008, 116 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Clint EastwoodAhney HerBrian Haley

Drama    Psychological Drama    Urban Drama

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300 2007, 116 min.

Zack Snyder     Starring: Gerard ButlerLena HeadeyDominic West

Action    Based-on-Comics    Epic

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Juno 2007, 96 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: Ellen PageMichael CeraJennifer Garner

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Domestic Comedy

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X2 2003, 133 min.

Bryan Singer     Starring: Hugh JackmanHalle BerryPatrick Stewart

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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Training Day 2001, 120 min.

Antoine Fuqua     Starring: Denzel WashingtonEthan HawkeScott Glenn

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Spider-Man 2 2004, 127 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Tobey MaguireKirsten DunstJames Franco

Action    Based-on-Comics    Science Fiction

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The Fall 2006, 117 min.

Tarsem Singh     Starring: Catinca UntaruJustine WaddellLee Pace

Adventure Drama    Adventure    Drama

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Avatar 2009, 150 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Sam WorthingtonZoe SaldanaSigourney Weaver

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure

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A Prophet 2009, 155 min.

Jacques Audiard     Starring: Niels ArestrupTahar RahimAdel Bencherif

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Paprika 2006, 90 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Toru FuruyaAkio OhtsukaHideyuki Tanaka

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Up in the Air 2009, 109 min.

Jason Reitman     Starring: George ClooneyVera FarmigaAnna Kendrick

Comedy Drama    Drama    Family Drama

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Collateral 2004, 120 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Tom CruiseJamie FoxxJada Pinkett Smith

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Ip Man 2008, 106 min.

Wilson Yip     Starring: Donnie YenSimon YamSiu-Wong Fan

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic

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Gone Baby Gone 2007, 114 min.

Ben Affleck     Starring: Casey AffleckMichelle MonaghanMorgan Freeman

Detective Film    Mystery    Thriller

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Taken 2008, 93 min.

Pierre Morel     Starring: Liam NeesonMaggie GraceHolly Valance

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Tropic Thunder 2008, 106 min.

Ben Stiller     Starring: Ben StillerRobert Downey Jr.Jack Black

Action Comedy    Action    Adventure Comedy

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Mary and Max 2009, 80 min.

Adam Elliot     Starring: Toni CollettePhilip Seymour HoffmanEric Bana

Animation    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Knocked Up 2007, 129 min.

Judd Apatow     Starring: Seth RogenKatherine HeiglPaul Rudd

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Lady Vengeance 2005, 112 min.

Chan-wook Park     Starring: Yeong-ae LeeMin-sik ChoiShi-hoo Kim

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Road to Perdition 2002, 117 min.

Sam Mendes     Starring: Tom HanksPaul NewmanJude Law

Based-on-Comics    Crime Drama    Crime

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In the Loop 2009, 106 min.

Armando Iannucci     Starring: Peter CapaldiGina McKeeTom Hollander

Based-on-Television    Comedy    Farce

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Mother 2009, 129 min.

Joon-ho Bong     Starring: Park Eun-kyoJin GooKu Jin

Crime    Drama    Family Drama

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The Proposition 2005, 104 min.

John Hillcoat     Starring: Guy PearceRay WinstoneDanny Huston

Drama    Hybrid Western    Outlaw

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Million Dollar Baby 2004, 132 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Clint EastwoodLucia RijkerJay Baruchel

Drama    Melodrama    Sports Drama

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Milk 2008, 128 min.

Gus Van Sant     Starring: Sean PennEmile HirschJosh Brolin

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Dear Zachary 2008, 95 min.

Kurt Kuenne     Starring: Kurt KuenneAndrew BagbyDavid Bagby

Biography    Documentary    History

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Garden State 2004, 102 min.

Zach Braff     Starring: Natalie PortmanIan HolmZach Braff

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Reunion Films

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School of Rock 2003, 108 min.

Richard Linklater     Starring: Jack BlackJoan CusackMike White

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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The Last Samurai 2003, 154 min.

Edward Zwick     Starring: Ken WatanabeTom CruiseKoyuki

Drama    Epic    Historical Epic

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Sherlock Holmes 2009, 128 min.

Guy Ritchie     Starring: Robert Downey Jr.Jude LawRachel McAdams

Action Thriller    Action    Adventure

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This Is England 2006, 101 min.

Shane Meadows     Starring: Thomas TurgooseStephen GrahamJo Hartley

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Period Film

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Sexy Beast 2000, 89 min.

Jonathan Glazer     Starring: Ray WinstoneBen KingsleyIan McShane

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Dancer in the Dark 2000, 140 min.

Lars von Trier     Starring: BjörkDavid MorsePeter Stormare

Drama    Melodrama    Musical Drama

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Hero 2002, 99 min.

Yimou Zhang     Starring: Jet LiTony Leung Chiu WaiMaggie Cheung

Action    Epic    Foreign Language Film

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Old School 2003, 91 min.

Todd Phillips     Starring: Will FerrellVince VaughnLeah Remini

Comedy    Farce

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Inside Man 2006, 129 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Denzel WashingtonClive OwenJodie Foster

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Wedding Crashers 2005, 119 min.

David Dobkin     Starring: Owen WilsonVince VaughnChristopher Walken

Comedy    Farce    Romance

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Yi Yi: A One and a Two 2000, 173 min.

Edward Yang     Starring: Nien-Jen WuSu-Yun KoKelly Lee

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Elf 2003, 97 min.

Jon Favreau     Starring: Will FerrellMary SteenburgenBob Newhart

Comedy    Family-Oriented Comedy    Family

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Hotel Rwanda 2004, 121 min.

Terry George     Starring: Nick NolteMothusi MaganoDon Cheadle

Docudrama    Drama    Political Drama

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Hellboy 2004, 122 min.

Guillermo del Toro     Starring: Ron PerlmanJohn HurtSelma Blair

Action    Based-on-Comics    Fantasy

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25th Hour 2002, 135 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Edward NortonPhilip Seymour HoffmanBarry Pepper

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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The Fog of War 2003, 107 min.

Errol Morris     Starring: Robert S. McNamara

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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Doubt 2008, 104 min.

John Patrick Shanley     Starring: Meryl StreepPhilip Seymour HoffmanAmy Adams

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Mystery

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Zoolander 2001, 89 min.

Ben Stiller     Starring: Ben StillerWill FerrellChristine Taylor

Comedy of Errors    Comedy    Parody/Spoof

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Man on Wire 2008, 94 min.

James Marsh     Starring: Philippe Petit

Biography    Culture and Society    Documentary

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Mean Girls 2004, 97 min.

Mark Waters     Starring: Lindsay LohanRachel McAdamsLacey Chabert

Comedy of Manners    Comedy    Teen Movie

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Remember the Titans 2000, 120 min.

Boaz Yakin     Starring: Denzel WashingtonWill PattonWood Harris

Americana    Drama    Message Movie

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Tokyo Godfathers 2003, 92 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Aya OkamotoMasato HaradaSeizo Kato

Animation    Anime    Comedy Drama

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Mr. Nobody 2009, 157 min.

Jaco van Dormael     Starring: Jared LetoSarah PolleyDiane Kruger

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Fantasy

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Millennium Actress 2001, 87 min.

Satoshi Kon     Starring: Mami KoyamaShozo IzukaHirotaka Suzuoki

Animation    Anime    Drama

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