#5:  PANIC
#1:  CAST AWAY
#2: CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
#3:  GLADIATOR
#4:  NURSE BETTY
A.J.'s Best & Worst of 2000
Here are my top five favorite films for the year 2000
Click the movie posters to read my full review for each film!

Remember, unlike those who review films for a living, I haven't seen every movie released this year.  This list is chosen from the films that I have seen.

(Also, keep in mind that I'm American and male...  'nuf said?)

#1:  Cast Away
#2:  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
#3:  Gladiator
#4:  Nurse Betty
#5:  Panic
Directed By:  Henry Bromell
Starring:  William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Tracey Ullman, John Ritter,
Donald Sutherland
Rated:  R (Language / Violence)
Running Time:  90 Min.

A hired killer suffers the turmoil of mid-life-crisis in this realistic and darkly humorous character study.

(A Sundance Film Festival selection)
Directed By:  Neil LaBute
Starring:  Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear,
Tia Texada, Crispin Glover
Rated:  R (Language / Violence)
Running Time:  109 Min.

A murder witness goes, shall we say, a little funny in the head, and unwittingly evades the killers as well as the authorities in this quirky
comic thriller.
Directed By:  Ridley Scott
Starring:  Russell Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix
Rated:  R (Extreme Violence)
Running Time:  155 Min.

The story of Maximus, and his fight for honor, freedom, and revenge.
A sweeping, action-filled masterpiece.
Directed By:  Ang Lee
Starring:  Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeah, Zhang Zi Yi, Chang Chen,
Sihung Lung, Pei-Pei Cheng
Rated:  PG-13  (Violence / Sexuality)
Running Time:  120 Min.

There's something for everyone in this stylish martial arts fantasy. 
Brilliant storytelling, performances, and special effects.
Directed By:  Robert Zemeckis
Starring:  Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt
Rated:  PG-13 (Intense Situations)
Running Time:  143 Min.

One man's solitary struggle to survive.  A story that is both thoughtful and heartfelt. Features a wonderful performance by Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Honorable mention: Chocolat and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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