10 Best Drama Movies 2000

Thursday, February 17 by Amber Grey

Here are the 10 best drama movies of 2000. It was the year everyone dreaded due to the Y2K hysteria and it was when political debates sparked over Florida's voting for America's president, but we were able to ride it out with the following dramatic films released that year.

  1. "American Psycho" (2000). Directed by Mary Harron and starring Christian Bale as an 27-year old yuppie who has a penchant for killing. The film, which has achieved cult-status, shows one of Christian Bale's best performances and an ambiguous ending that will leave you reeling.
  2. "Quills" (2000). Based off of the Obie-Award winning play by Doug Wright, "Quills" is loosely based on the time the infamous Marquis De Sade was incarcerated to an asylum for his outrageous behavior. It brilliantly explores an array of subjects including censorship, religion and above all sex. The film also stars a cast of Oscar-winning and nominated actors with Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.
  3. "Requiem For A Dream" (2000). The second film of the now-famous director Darren Arronofsky and based off of the novel of the same name by author Hubert Selby Jr. The story and characters may be about addiction but it explores much deeper subjects about the human psyche and human behavior.
  4. "The Boondock Saints" (2000). Another cult-status film featured on our list. It tells the story of two Iris brothers, The McManus's, who kill a member of the Russian-Mafia in self-defense, but find it is their calling to rid the evil that walks the streets of Boston.
  5. "Gladiator" (2000). We could not forget this Ridley Scott epic which stars Russell Crowe in his Oscar-winning performance as "General Maximus Decimus Meridus" who is betrayed by the Roman Emperor and is reduced to slavery. But as he rises as a gladiator, Maximus is hell-bent on revenge for the murder of his family.
  6. "Finding Forrester" (2000). This story, which stars Sir Sean Connery and Rob Brown, tells the story of an older reclusive writer who fatefully meets a troubled teen who happens to be a gifted writer. They create a strong bond through their love of the written word and occasionally, their shared stubbornness. I dare you not to be struck my the "writing bug" after watching this film.
  7. "28 Days" (2000). In this dramatic film, Bullock portrays "Gwen Cummings" an alcoholic newspaper columnist who reluctantly chooses a 28-day period in rehab over time in jail. While she is there, although Gwen is resistant at first, she is able to re-examine her life which helps her heal.
  8. "What Lies Beneath" (2000). You may see the "twist" coming but this terrifyingly dramatic film, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, will give you one hell of ride in order to get there.
  9. "The Patriot" (2000). Set in the middle on the American Revolution, Mel Gibson stars as "Benjamin Martin" who is reluctant to go to war because he is a widower and the sole supporter of his family. But after his family is attacked by the British soldiers, Benjamin and his eldest son "Gabriel" (played by Heath Ledger) join the American Revolution to fight for the future of their country.
  10. "Remember The Titans" (2000). Based on a true story, this film depicts the racial conflict and triumph of the 1960s T.C. William high school football team when the high school hires coach Herman Boone, an African-American. He leads the team to victory not only on the field but in the locker rooms as they overcome racism amongst the teammates.
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