Posted: 01/26/2001

 

The Best Films of 2000, and the 30 Worst

by Wayne Case




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Bests

(Order of Preference)
  1. Billy Elliot
  2. Wonder Boys
  3. You Can Count on Me
  4. Nurse Betty
  5. Erin Brockovich
  6. Traffic
  7. Tigerland
  8. Cast Away
  9. Chuck and Buck
  10. Proof of Life
  11. The Gift
  12. All the Pretty Horses

Runners-Up

(Alphabetical)


Almost Famous
Before Night Falls
Bounce
Center Stage
Chicken Run
Chocolat
The Contender
Coyote Ugly
Frequency
Gladiator
The Perfect Storm
Remember The Titans
Thirteen Days
Where The Heart Is
Where The Money Is
The Whole Nine Yards

Guilty Pleasures

(Alphabetical)

Bootmen
Center Stage
Reindeer Games
Road Trip
Scream 3
The Skulls
Where The Heart Is

Thirty Worst Films of 2000

(At random)

John Travolta Revolta:

  1. Battlefield Earth
  2. Lucky Numbers
Big, Bad, and Black:
  1. Big Momma’s House (Martin Lawrence)
  2. Nutty Professor II (Eddie Murphy)
The Devil’s Own:
  1. Bless The Child (Kim Basinger)
  2. Little Nicky (Adam Sandler)
  3. Lost Souls (Winona Ryder)
  4. The Ninth Gate (Polanski, Johnny Depp)
Bad Bettes/Midler Messes:
  1. Drowning Mona
  2. Isn’t She Great
Committed (Dir. Lisa Krueger, Heather Graham)

Disney’s The Kid (Dir. Jon Turtletaub, Bruce Willis)
Down To You (Dir. Kris Isacsson, Freddie Prinze Jr)
Dr. T And The Women (Dir. Robt. Altman)
Dracula 2000 (Dir./Writer Patrick Lussier,/Joel Soisson)
Eye Of The Beholder (Dir. Stephan Elliott)
Gun Shy (Dir. Eric Blakeney, Sandra Bullock)
Hanging Up (Nora Ephron, Diane Keaton)
Gossip (Dir. David Guggenheim)
The In Crowd (Dir. Mary Lambert)
Loser (Dir. Amy Heckerling)
Me, Myself & Irene (Dir. Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carrey)
Meet The Parents (Dir. Jay Roach, Robert DeNiro)
The Next Best Thing (Madonna, Rupert Everett)
Ready To Rumble (Dir. Brian Robbins)
The Replacements (Dir. Howard Deutch)
Requiem For A Dream (Dir. Darren Aronofsky)
The Way Of The Gun (Dir. Christopher McQuarrie)
What Women Want (Dir. Nancy Meyers, Mel Gibson)
Whipped (Dir. Peter M. Cohen, Amanda Peet)

But Not For Me (Alphabetical)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon—An Eastern Western
Requiem For A Dream—A student film nightmare!
Quills—A sado-masochistic viewing experience

Wayne Case is an entertainment industry executive in Hollywood.



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