The Best and Worst of 2000

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. American Psycho
  2. Pitch Black
  3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  4. X-Men
  5. Shadow of the Vampire
  6. Baise-Moi
  7. Dune
  8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  9. Otesanek
  10. Dinosaur

Worst Films

  1. Da Hip Hop Witch
  2. Voodoo Academy
  3. Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
  4. Octopus
  5. Possessed

Best Director

Mary Harron – American Psycho
Ang Lee – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
David Twohy – Pitch Black
John Woo – Mission: Impossible II
Robert Zemeckis – What Lies Beneath (*)

Best Original Screenplay

Mission to Mars
Pitch Black
Red Planet
Shadow of the Vampire (*)

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Psycho
Arabian Nights
Dune (*)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Best Actor

Christian Bale – American Psycho
Vin Diesel – Pitch Black
William R. Moses – Alone with a Stranger
Eddie Murphy – The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (*)
Alec Newman – Dune
Geoffrey Rush – Quills

Best Actress

Mili Avital – Arabian Nights
Cate Blanchett – The Gift
Penelope Cruz – Woman on Top
Marisa Tomei – Happy Accidents
Veronika Zilkova – Otesanek
Zhang Ziyi – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (*)

Best Supporting Actor

Gerard Butler – Dracula 2000
Willem Dafoe – Shadow of the Vampire
Hugh Jackman – X-Men(*)
Ian McKellen – X-Men
Peter Weller – Contaminated Man and Shadow Hours

Best Supporting Actress

Kristina Adamasova – Otesanek
Julie Cox – Dune
Rebecca Romijn-Stamos – X-Men
Chloe Sevigny – American Psycho
Peta Wilson – Mercy (*)

Best Cinematography

American Psycho
Lost Souls
Mission: Impossible II
Passion of Mind (*)
Pitch Black

Best Musical Score

The Cell
Chicken Run
Red Planet
Shadow of the Vampire
With a Friend Like Harry (*)

Best Special Effects

Hollow Man (*)
Mission to Mars
Red Planet
Space Cowboys

Best Makeup Effects

Dracula 2000
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps(*)
Shadow of the Vampire

Best Production Design

Arabian Nights
The CellĀ  (*)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Mission to Mars
Red Planet

Most Underrated Film:

Mission to Mars – take away the cliche ending and the film’s isn’t too bad a hard sf film at all. Biggest Disappointment:
There were several potential contenders that emerged as a whole lot less than they could have been – Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and Unbreakable. Best Sequel/Remake:
Hellraiser: Inferno. Worst Sequel/Remake would have to go to the remake of Bedazzled. Best Scare:
The Bathtub scene in What Lies Beneath