The 10 Highest Rated Movies of 2000, Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes

The year 2000 not only marked the beginning of the 21st century, but it also became the year known for the production of many classics that have remained among the greatest and highest rated films of all time.

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Many early installments of popular movie series such as x-men, Final destinationand horror movie came out that year, but from a long list of great movies to choose from, rotten tomatoes narrowed down the list to the top ten who made an impact on the film industry.


‘Chicken coop’

Chicken coop is a stop-motion animated comedy that tells the story of a gang of British chickens whose lives are dictated by the grueling daily task of laying eggs. Their owners, Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy (Tony Haygard and Miranda Richardson), will eat them as chicken pot pies if they stop laying eggs. Their life changes once an American rooster, Rocky Rhodes (Mel Gibson), crashes into their chicken coop. As Rocky seems to be the only chicken that can fly, the British chicken chef, Ginger (Julia Sawalha), begs Rocky to teach him and the rest of his co-op how to fly to their freedom.

With a Rotten Tomato Rating of 97%, Chicken coop was considered one of the highest-rated films, if not the best film of 2000, and later became the highest-grossing stop-motion animated film of all time. It grossed an estimated total of $227 million against a production budget of $42–45 million.

‘Yi Yi’

Yi Yi is a Taiwanese drama film that is told from the alternate perspectives of three members of the same family, the father and engineer, NJ (Wu Nien-jen), teenage daughter Ting-Ting (Kelly Lee), and young son Yang-Yang (jonathan chang). As NJ struggles to feel satisfied with her profession and attempts to transition into a video game business, Ting-Ting and Yang-Yang grapple with the issues many young people face while simultaneously having to take care of their father NJ’s stepmother, who is in a coma.

Director of Yi Yi, Edward Yangwas recognized as Best Director at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival where the film debuted and also won the Palme d’Or trophy (the highest award given at the Cannes Film Festival). Yi Yi has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Considered one of Christopher Nolanthe best works, Memento follows a man named Leonard (Guy Pearce) and his attempts to find the perpetrator of the rape and murder of his wife, Catherine (Jorja Fox). However, his task is made more difficult due to suffering from anterograde amnesia, a rare condition where a person is unable to create new memories after suffering amnesia from an incident or accident. Although he can remember memories and events of his life before the accident, he is unable to remember what happened ten minutes ago and the how, where, when and why of everything. what he does.

Met with many positive reviews from audiences and film critics, Memento earned a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Five years after the film’s release in 2005, the Writers Guild of America included Memento in their list of the 101 greatest screenplays ever written.

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“The taste of Others”

The taste of Others is a French film directed and written by and starring Agnes Jaoui. The film follows the story of a successful businessman, Castella (Jean-Pierre Bacri), who, out of boredom, accepts that of his wife Anglique (Christiane Millet) invitation to a performance of “Bérénice” by Racine. Instead of focusing on the show, he finds himself smitten with the lead actress, Clara (Anne Alvaro).

As he decides to attend another performance of Clara and later joins her for lunch after the show, his fascination with her deepens and his relationship with his wife Angélique grows distant. What makes the film unique is the comedic take on a somewhat controversial case. The site also gave the film an impressive 98% rating.

‘You can count on me’

you can count on me is a drama film written and directed (his directorial debut) by Kenneth Lonergan. Sami (Laura Linney), works in a bank and is the protective mother of an eight-year-old son, Rudy (Rory Culkin). When Sammy’s brother, Terry (Marc Ruffalo) visits her and decides to stay with her, Terry forms a close relationship with Rudy, and they bond well. At work, Sammy struggles with a new manager and reconciles with an old boyfriend, Bob (Matthew Broderick), while simultaneously trying to juggle helping his brother get his life back on track and protecting his son at all costs.

The film presents the difficulties of being a single mother, balancing her own life, while also having to consider the lives of others around her. It has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Traffic is a film that explores the American war on drugs and we tell in three separate but interconnected stories. The first story involves two police officers, Javier Rodriguez (Benicio del Toro) and his partner Manolo Sanchez (Jacob Vargas) who deduce that General Salazar (Tomas Milian), a senior Mexican official, turns out to be secretly involved in corruption and playing cartels.

The second storyline follows an Ohio judge, Robert Wakefield (Michael Douglas), who obtains the title of drug czar: a person who controls the direction of drug control policies. While he takes his job seriously, Wakefield is unaware that his daughter is a heroin addict. The final storyline surrounds two DEA agents, Montel Gordon (Don Cheadle) and Ray Castro (Luis Guzman), who are in pursuit of the wife, Helena (Catherine Zeta Jones), who, after discovering that her imprisoned husband is a drug lord, turns to his underworld and continues to profit from his business. Traffic is rated 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been nominated for approximately 150 awards, including Oscars, Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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‘High fidelity’

High fidelity is a romantic comedy that follows the life of a landlord, Rob Gordon (John Cusack), from a failing Chicago record store, where he spent much of his time with his friend Barry Judd (Jack Black). Gordon’s only impetus in life is his encyclopedic knowledge of music and pop culture, but when his longtime girlfriend Laura (Iben Hjejle) abruptly ends their relationship, he looks back on his previous failed romances and the reasons for these breakups.

Gordon discovers that he never took anything seriously and always has one foot out of the door, a recurring pattern present in his love life and personal ambition. High fidelity received many positive reviews from film critics such as Roger Ebert, Desson Howeand Stephen Holden and has favorable reviews from the general public with a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Best of the Show”

You might recognize the iconic duo from Schitt’s Creekbut Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara have collaborated and starred in eight films and a show together, and one of them was Best of Show. The mock comedy film follows five contestants in what is considered to be the country’s most anticipated canine competition, the Mayflower Dog Show.

The five entrants and owners with surprisingly distinct personalities: a bourgeois couple from Florida, Gerry and Cookie Fleck (Eugene Levy and Catharine O’Hara), a yuppie couple (young urban professional) Meg and Hamilton Swan (Parker Posey and Michael Hitchcock), and gay couple Scott Donlan and Stefan Vanderhoof (Jean-Michel Higgins and Michael McKean) are proud of their dogs and compete in America’s most anticipated dog show. With a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Best of Show is a highly rated comedy with an appealing premise and a talented cast.

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‘Dark Days’

Marc Singerit is dark days is a documentary that follows the lives of homeless people who live among Manhattan’s no longer used underground tunnels. dark days had to be filmed within two and a half years due to financial difficulties and the protection of tunnel dwellers who were in danger of being forcibly evicted through the Amtrak tunnel.

dark days won three awards at the Sundance Film Festival, namely the People’s Choice Award: Documentary, the Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary and the Freedom of Expression Award. Dark Days has a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

“The Dirt and the Fury”

The Dirt and the Fury is a British rockumentary in the style of punk fashion, made up of never-before-seen archive footage of the Sex Pistols. He is also a director Julien-Templesecond film about the group, the first being The great rock and roll scam.

It explores the rise, decline and ultimately fall of the Sex Pistols. Most of the rockumentary is based on interviews with the surviving band members. The Dirt and the Fury earned a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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