Highest-Rated Movies about '2000s', Sort by Popularity


The Song of Sparrows (2008), Blindsight (2006), Sweetgrass (2009), Rapt (2009), Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018), A One and a Two... (2000), Double Dare (2003), Spirited Away (2001) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best 2000s movies.


The Song of Sparrows (2008)

The kind and generous nature of a former ostrich farmer (Reza Naji) starts to erode after he takes a job in the city driving a motorcycle taxi.

laborer, wife, deaf child, father, taxi driver, businessman, emotional

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Blindsight (2006)

Six blind Tibetan teenagers, shunned by their culture as sinners or possessed by demons, band together to climb the north side of Mount Everest. With the inspiration of their fiery, blind teacher who fought to establish a Tibetan school for blind children, the teens are guided by Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind mountaineer to have successfully scaled Everest. The climbers suffer through illness, bad weather, and the stark challenge of tackling one of the greatest natural wonders on the planet.

blind person, mountain climber, teenager, teacher, emotional, incredible, gripping

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Sweetgrass (2009)

Herders guide an enormous flock of sheep to summer pastures on their final drive through the Beartooth Mountains.

shepherd, partner, cowboy, fascinating, spirited, montana, wilderness

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Rapt (2009)

Philandering industrialist Stanislas Graff (Yvan Attal) is kidnapped, with his ransom set at 50 million euros. After his finger is chopped off to prove the abductors' seriousness, his wife, Francoise (Anne Consigny), meets with the board of directors to discuss how to raise the money quickly -- but evidence of Stanislas' adultery and gambling make the company reluctant to pay. As rumors spread that Stanislas staged the kidnapping to take care of his debts, public sentiment turns against him.

industrialist, wife, kidnapper, mistress, police officer, executive, tense

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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

family, friend, colleague, calm, charming, endearing, engaging

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A One and a Two... (2000)

A man (Nien-Jen Wu) deals with the possibility of losing his job, a wedding, a mother-in-law's stroke and an ex-girlfriend.

father, son, daughter, charming, tender, profound, funeral

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Double Dare (2003)

Stuntwomen Jeannie Epper and Zoe Bell are experts at taking punches, swinging swords and being blown to bits. Epper first gained respect as Lynda Carter's stuntwoman on TV's "Wonder Woman," while Bell had a long run as Lucy Lawless' double on the series "Xena: Warrior Princess." But, in a primarily male profession, the women still have to struggle against sexism to find jobs. This documentary chronicles their uphill battle in Hollywood and their enduring friendship throughout it all.

stuntwoman, woman, senior citizen, actress, friend, quentin tarantino, engaging

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Spirited Away (2001)

10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. To her surprise, Chihiro's parents begin eating and then transform into pigs. In this supernatural realm, Chihiro encounters a host of characters and endures labor in a bathhouse for spirits, awaiting a reunion with her parents.

daughter, boy, parent, spirit, eerie, fascinating, offbeat

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Autumn Spring (2002)

A 75-year-old man (Vlastimil Brodsk√Ĺ) alienates his wife (Stella Zazvorkova) when he pretends to be someone else, steals, and fakes his own death.

old man, wife, son, friend, prankster, amusing, lighthearted

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Sweet Sixteen (2002)

A Glasgow youth (Martin Compston) turns to drug dealing to provide financial security for himself, his sister (Annmarie Fulton) and his imprisoned mother.

teen boy, stepfather, mother, grandfather, prisoner, drug dealer, tense

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Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008)

Thousands of citizens of Myanmar take to the streets in several cities to protest the Asian nation's repressive regime. The protests take on a new degree of seriousness when dozens of monks launch their own marches down city streets. This documentary from Anders Ostergaard focuses on the work of videographers and citizen journalists who defy the government's crackdown on the media -- a brave bunch who manage to transmit footage of the uprising to the outside world.

political activist, young man, monk, cameraman, police officer, fascinating, inspiring

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King Corn (2007)

Two recent college graduates travel to Iowa to investigate the role that corn plays in an increasingly complicated and dysfunctional American food industry. After planting their own small crop of corn and tracing its journey through the industry, they are alarmed to discover that corn figures in almost everything Americans eat. The consequences of this are examined through interviews with various experts and industry insiders, providing a balanced look at this American agricultural issue.

friend, neighbor, politician, citizen, farmer, college graduate, striking

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Triad Election (2006)

A violent chain reaction unfolds as a crafty entrepreneur (Louis Koo) wrests power from a veteran Hong Kong crime lord (Simon Yam).

crime boss, godson, wife, rival, thug, brutal, frenetic

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster (2008)

Filmmaker Christopher Bell examines the use of steroids among professional athletes, including his own two brothers.

filmmaker, brother, athlete, congressman, physician, coach, shocking

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Special (2019)

A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to finally go after the life he wants.

young man, psychologist, businessman, nemesis, amusing, engaging, offbeat

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Watermarks (2004)

Taking its name from the Hebrew word for strength, the Hakoah Vienna sports club produced a host of talented female swimmers, who thrived in opposition to anti-Semitic trends that began to color Austrian society in the early 20th century. The club was a casualty of Hitler's rise to power in the 1930s, but several of the women who were team members went on to live long, colorful lives. Now senior citizens, they're reunited in this documentary about sports, survival and bravery.

swimmer, young woman, nazi, elderly woman, teammate, holocaust survivor, profound

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No End in Sight (2007)

This documentary film takes a critical look at the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the war that followed. The film includes extensive interviews with various military and government officials, many of whom worked under President George W. Bush during the beginning of the Iraq war. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson uses these first-hand accounts to suggest that the Bush administration, as well as the provisional government they instated in Iraq, have made crucial, irresponsible errors.

george w. bush, donald rumsfeld, politician, dick cheney, soldier, fascinating, uneasy

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Sound and Fury (2000)

Cousins Heather and Peter Artinian -- ages 6 and almost 2, respectively -- are deaf. Their condition could be changed by a cochlear implant, a device that stimulates hearing. The benefits are obvious, but this documentary focuses on why the children's families face a tough decision. There are concerns about how the device will change the recipient's relationship with deaf culture and whether there can ever be a true connection between those who hear sounds and those who hear only silence.

child, doctor, family member, cousin, deaf child, emotional, gripping

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Up the Yangtze (2007)

This documentary examine China's rapidly changing economy by focusing on the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. For the government, the dam stands as a symbol of progress; but it displaces hundreds of families during its creation. Following local teenagers Chen Bo Yu and Yu Shi, who work on one of the Western cruise lines that sails up the Yangtze near the dam, the film details the friction in Chinese society as its citizens struggle with the realities of its new consumer capitalism.

cruise employee, tourist, mother, father, teenager, intense, emotional

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Comrades in Dreams (2006)

This 2006 documentary looks at diverse people from various countries around the world who share a common passion for movies. The film follows independent theater owners, chronicling their struggles to discover and share cinematic gems with audiences. Featured venues include an Indian circus tent, an old Wyoming barn, and an open-air theater in West Africa. All face the familiar problems of booking, marketing and financing present in larger theaters, but persevere because of their passions.

filmmaker, film fan, inspiring, touching, india, north korea, wyoming

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Suddenly (2002)

Two lesbians (Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan) force a lonely, overweight saleswoman (Tatiana Saphir) into a cab and take her on a road trip.

lonely woman, teen girl, rebel, lesbian, kidnapper, playful, offbeat

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My Father My Lord (2007)

The leader of a small ultra-orthodox community in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Abraham Edelman (Assi Dayan) is absolutely inflexible about doctrine. It's a trait that has won him no shortage of respect from his peers, but it's beginning to cause conflict with his son (Ilan Griff). Little Menahem has a growing fascination with the natural world, and simply can't understand why his father must shoo a mother bird from her nest, or insist that dogs have no souls.

rabbi, wife, son, student, emotional, intense, sad

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Divan (2003)

In this film, documentarian Pearl Gluck chronicles her Hasidic Jewish upbringing and her subsequent, more secular life as a Manhattanite. Gluck then documents her return trip to her old neighborhood, where she tries to reconcile with her devout father, who hopes that she will move back to Brooklyn. Gluck strikes an on-camera compromise with her dad, and agrees to trek to Hungary in order to find a long-lost family heirloom -- a couch that many notable rabbis have crashed on.

jew, great-grandfather, filmmaker, relative, rabbi, touching, amusing

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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2004)

A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the exotic birds through his music and his patient, attentive care. Over time he comes to appreciate their individual identities and makes a case for humans to reevaluate their relationship to animals. When he is forced to leave them, he despairs over the birds' fate.

musician, homeless person, parrot, neighbor, charming, uplifting, emotional

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Winged Migration (2001)

This documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that's uniformly arduous for all kinds of different birds. Rather than concentrating on statistics and facts, the film near-wordlessly portrays the sheer physical effort demanded of the birds on their disparate routes. Along the way, we see the many dangers they face, from man-made waste to a group of hungry crabs.

bird, crab, penguin, owl, inspiring, incredible, dreamy

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Tuya's Marriage (2006)

Married to and in love with disabled peasant Ba'toer, Tuya (Yu Nan) is forced to divorce him and find a new husband to support both them and their two children when an injury leaves her unable to work. After a series of men refuse to look after Ba'toer, Tuya finds herself torn between wealthy, recently divorced oilman and schoolmate Bao'lier, who promises to provide for her husband's medical care, and her neighbor, Sen'ge, whose wife has recently left him.

wife, husband, wealthy man, neighbor, son, bleak, gripping

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End of the Century (2003)

Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee -- better known as The Ramones -- changed the course of rock history with their rebellious punk ethos and minimalist approach to songwriting, and in the process became counterculture icons. "End of the Century" follows the Queens kids from their earliest underground gigs in the 1970s to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, featuring rare archive concert footage and candid interviews with the band members.

rock star, parent, audience, raw, gritty, queens, n.y., new york city

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Under the Sea (2009)

People come face to face with mysterious and stunning creatures of the ocean off Australia and New Guinea.

sea creature, fish, fascinating, engaging, striking, under the sea, australia

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The Unloved (2009)

Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing.

child, father, social worker, teen girl, dark, sad, raw

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The Circle (2000)

Two women in Iran are given temporary leave from prison and attempt to flee to one of the women's hometown, but are caught by police. Meanwhile, one of their friends who has escaped jail is pregnant and in need of an abortion. "The Circle" tells the story of each of these women by shifting back and forth between them.

woman, friend, husband, prostitute, prisoner, pregnant woman, suspenseful

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