BEST PICTURE 2000 ~#editingtheoscars
1. “Gladiator” (dir. Ridley Scott)— a true rousing, inspiring bonafide Hollywood epic. It will have its vengeance.
2. “Almost Famous” (dir. Cameron Crowe) — a nostalgic, hilarious, heartbreaking chronicle of rock n roll and growing up.
3. “Requiem for a Dream” (dir. Darren Aronofsky) — a visceral and innovative shock that evokes the spiral of addiction.
4. “Traffic” (dir. Steven Soderbergh) — an expertly interwoven portrait of the war on drugs.
5. “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (dir. Ang Lee) — beautifully choreographed epic of martial arts.
6. “Erin Brockovich” (dir. Steven Soderbergh) — that’s all you got lady, two wrong feet and a fucking great movie.
7. “You Can Count on Me” (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) — a rich, sneakily powerful character family drama and semi-meditation on religion.
8. “Dancer in the Dark” (dir. Lars von Trier) — a dark and compelling most unconventional musical.
9. “Cast Away” (dir. Robert Zemeckis) — a somehow crowd-pleasing and moving thrill about a man stuck on an island.
10. “Billy Elliot” (dir. Stephen Daldry) — heartwarming, subtly radical underdog story of ballet.
Special mentions go to, in no particular order:
Chicken Run (dir. Peter Lord & Nick Park)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (dir. Joel & Ethan Coen)
Chocolat (dir. Lasse Hallström)
Yi Yi (dir. Edward Yang)
Best in Show (dir. Christopher Guest)
High Fidelity (dir. Stephen Frears)
Panic (dir. Henry Bromell)
To qualify for these lists, films must be released in the US in the year 2000. Some films online you may see listed as 2000, but were released in the US in the next year or so (Memento). I do this because I want to count the film for the year it reached its widest audience/made its most profound impact.#movies #lists #ranking #bestof #moviebuff #oscars #nostalgia #moviehistory #2000 #millennium #bestpicture #gladiator #almostfamous #requiemforadream #trafficmovie #crouchingtigerhiddendragon #erinbrockovich #youcancountonme #dancerinthedark #castaway #billyelliot