The Best 50 2000s Movies on Netflix for Your Watch List

Just because 2000 was an epic starting point of the new millennium doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it now! With our list of 50 best 2000s movies on Netflix, you’ll travel back to those good old days and make yourself happy.

The 2000s might not be as distant of a memory as the 1980s, but we still miss the style, pop culture, and technology that were much different from today. These are the best 50 2000s movies on Netflix from the years that have gone but not forgotten. Looking to add a little punch of nostalgia to your stream, then don’t miss this read about some wonderful movies.

1. Under Suspicion (2000)

Under Suspicion - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Writers: John Wainwright, Claude Miller, Jean Herman.

Cast: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci, Thomas Jane, Miguel Angel, Nydia Caro

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Under Suspicion is a very clever and unusual movie, which continues to surprise and entertain the whole time. It’s a clever little psychological thriller that manages to generate some twisted laughs and thrills as it goes along.

The big question of who committed the murder may be answered unexpectedly and quickly, but the new questions that arise are equally as intriguing. A film worth watching again, not just once but several times. 

2. Road Trip (2000)

Road Trip

Directors: Todd Phillips

Writers: Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong.

Cast: Sean William Scott, Breckin Meyer, Paulo Costanzo, Amy Smart, Rachel Blanchard, DJ Qualls

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Strap in, it’s time to embark on a journey! Road Trip is a clever road movie that will jump into your skull without warning or permission. A month-long road trip between friends turns into an hour-and-a day of schlepping along the interstates and highways of America.

This hilarious road trip is full of death-defying acts, and our four misfit heroes race back home to retrieve the tape accidentally sent to their female friend.

3. The Girl Next Door (2004)

The Girl Next Door - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Luke Greenfield

Writers: David Wagner, Brent Goldberg, Stuart Blumberg

Cast: Nicholas Down, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Elisha Cuthbert, James Remar, Paul Dano

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Matthew has a perfectly nice life, until it’s turned on its head by the arrival of the new girl next door, Danielle. He finds himself taking on his principal and his hero in order to try and keep her around for as long as possible.

Matthew’s first love transforms him into a man. Just when everything seems to be perfect, his life is turned upside down as Danielle’s dark past comes to light. 

4. Chloe (2009)

Chloe

Director: Atom Egoyan

Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson, Anne Fontaine.

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Max Thieriot, Liam Neeson, R.H. Thomson, Julie Khaner

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

Catherine and David appear to be the perfect couple. Apparently, happily married with a talented teenage son, they portray a perfect life. But it all begins when David misses his surprise birthday party, leaving Catherine with her deeply hidden suspicions about her husband’s infidelity.

To prove herself wrong, she decides to hire an escort girl to seduce David and break his alibi. Then things get out of hand, and Catherine’s perfect world unravels.

5. Identity (2003)

Identity - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: James mangold

Writers: Michael Cooney

Cast: Ray Liotta, John Cusack, John Hawkes, Amanda Peet, Clea DuVall, Alfred Molina

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

A group of strangers stranded deep in the heart of Texas find themselves at the mercy of a murderous maniac in this thriller. The story follows a bank robbery where the hostages are taken to a deserted motel.

Once there, they turn on each other, frantically trying to figure out who is behind the killings and murders before their chance at escape slips away. But even if they succeed, can any one of them survive?

6. Heist (2001)

Heist

Director: David Mamet

Writers: David Mamet

Cast: Rebecca Pidgeon, Gene Hackman, Delroy Lindo, Danny DeVito, Ricky Jay, Sam Rockwell

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

After being caught on security camera tape robbing a bank, just before he planned to rob another bank with a team of thieves, Joe Moore and his accomplices are forced to do one last big job. Now, they must pull off the biggest Heist, and escape with their lives.

As the time approaches for their big score, they double-cross each other, which makes Heist a gripping tale of betrayal and friendship. Is is among the best heist movies on Netflix. 

7. Friends with Money (2006)

Friends with Money - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Nicole Holofcener

Writers: Nicole Holofcener

Cast: Catherine Keener, Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Frances McDormand

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

The plot follows the lives of Olivia and her wealthy friends as they struggle to make their dreams come true. Olivia quits her lucrative job to be with her fiancé, but their plans fall apart when he fails to get a job.

Desperate for money, she takes out a big loan. As the pressure mounts, they finally come together to save the business and pay off the loan on time.

8. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Not Another Teen Movie

Director: Joel Gallen

Writers: Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson

Cast: Jaime Pressly, Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Mia Krishner, Eric Christian Olsen

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

The popular high school jock, Jake, is taking one for the team by transforming a plain Janey into the heartthrob of the prom. But Jake isn’t the only one going after Janey’s dream; Priscilla wants to get rid of her to become the prom queen herself.

Not Another Teen Movie takes a sharp satirical look at the culture of high school, cliques and characters that form the backdrop for every adolescent experience.

9. Into the Wild (2007)

Into The Wild - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Sean Penn

Writers: Sean Penn, Jon Krakauer

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, Catherine Keener, William Hurt, Kristen Stewart

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

This adventurous movie is based on a true story. A remote wilderness area has become a new home to Christopher McCandless. While wandering through the Canadian wilds, he encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

After graduating from Emory, he left civilisation behind, only to discover a world of even greater extremes. Follow Christopher’s adventure as he confronts his demons and becomes the man he was meant to be. 

10. Big Fish (2003)

Big Fish

Director: Tim Burton 

Writer: Daniel Wallace, John August.

Cast: Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, Ewan McGregor, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman, Helena Bonham Carter.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

Big Fish is the story of Will Bloom, a man with a passion for telling stories who is finally ready to fulfill his dream of writing a novel. But first, he must confront the demons of his past in this gorgeous and heartfelt magical tale based on the beloved 2000 film.

The film adaptation of Edward Bloom’s novel Big Fish gives audiences an unforgettable journey into the imagination and heart of a boy. 

11. Body of Lies (2008)

Body of Lies - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: William Monahan, David Ignatius

Cast: Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar Isaac, Golshifteh Farahani, Mark Strong

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

When CIA agent Roger Ferris was working as a desk jockey at Langley, he waited for his big break. An American spy chief assigned him to hunt for a powerful terrorist leader, but he doesn’t know which side to look in: his American supervisors or Jordan Intelligence. The film is based on a book by Robert Baer, who also serves as an executive producer.

12. I Love You, Man (2009)

I Love You, Man

Director: John Hamburg

Writers: John Hamburg, Larry Levin

Cast: Jasol Segel, Sarah Burns, Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Jon Favreau

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

There are a million ways to say “I Love You” — this film is one of them. A charming comedy about the love and friendship of Peter Klaven, who is at a crossroads in his life.

When Peter Klaven confesses his long-held, secret crush on his best friend’s fiancee, Zooey, the two are instantaneously inseparable. Only the arrival of his in-laws, who are best buds with Zooey, could possibly ruin their magical, romantic bubble. 

13. I Am Legend (2007)

I Am Legend - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson

Cast: Alice Braga, Will Smith, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Charlie Tahan, Willow Smith

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

I am Legend ranks among the best dystopian science fiction films of all time. A tragic global pandemic has wiped out most of humanity, forcing survivors to live in hiding in the United States.

Robert Neville, a scientist and radio broadcaster who vainly attempts to find any other survivors – but there are none. The city is abandoned, and Robert has to journey through dark tunnels and streets filled with a whole army of infected.

14. Secret Window (2004)

Secret Window

Director: David Koepp

Writers: Stephen King, David Koepp

Cast: Maria Bello, Johnny Depp, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro, Charles S. Dutton

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

It’s been a rough day for writer Mort Rainey, his wife Amy is leaving him, and he’s stranded at home in the grip of writer’s block. All that changes when John Shooter shows up at his door, claiming he can prove Rainey stole his story.

As the mystery deepens, Mort discovers that all is not as it seems. In fact, there are some forces out there trying to sabotage him. The question becomes: Why?

15. Bolondok Aranya (2008)

Bolondok Aranya - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Andy Tennant

Writers: John Claflin, Daniel Zelman, Andy Tennant

Cast: Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Alexis Dziena, Donald Sutherland, Ewen Bremner.  

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

Bolondok Aranya is a wonderful film about love, passion, and adventure. It’s often hilarious, and with many laugh-out-loud moments throughout. The story revolves around Ben, a treasure hunter in Key West, when he finds himself in debt to a notorious rapper.

Ben enlists Tess, who is interested in learning more about it. Together they embark on this interesting journey filled with twists and turns, some fun but dangerous situations, puzzles, and more.

16. Mystic River (2003)

Mystic River

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane

Cast: Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Emmy Rossum, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Laura Lenny

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

In Mystic River, a compelling gripping story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Irish Mob in Boston’s South End. David Boyle, Jimmy Markum and Sean Devine are childhood friends who grew up together in South Boston.

Each has their own demons to confront as they find themselves returning to Southie many years later, bearing tragic secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever. 

17. Closer (2004)

Closer - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Mike Nichols

Writers: Patrick Marber

Cast: Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Nick Hobbs

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Closer is an award-winning film that centers on Tom and Alice, two couples who become suspicious of one another‘s true feelings when involved with the other. As their relationships explode, a twisted game of deceit begins between these groups of relationships.

Explore the tangled lives of two couples become further entwined through deception and seduction in this daring, suspenseful drama.

18. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writers: Kurt Wimmer

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Colm Meaney, Leslie Bibb, Bruce McGill

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Making the most of a new law that allows citizens to be heard in cases involving wrongful conviction, Clyde Shelton agrees to testify against the man who forced him to take part in the murder of Shelton’s family.

Later, the D.A. discovers that the man’s execution is being delayed by international jurisdiction issues. So she get a death row prisoner to witness an execution but unfortunately, it goes wrong in which Clyde ends up shot. 

19. Ghosts of Girlfriend’s Past (2009)

Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Mark Waters

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Breckin Meyer, Michael Douglas, Lacey Chabert

IMDb Rating: 5.8/10

Connor Mead is the classic bad boy that cannot commit. His life turned upside down when he got back to his family for his younger brother’s wedding. Connor confronts his past, when he meets Jenny Perotti, the one woman who got away. It didn’t end here, but his deceased uncle comes to him as a ghost to tell him that he will end up alone like him if Connor persists in choosing this lifestyle.

20. The Ugly Truth (2009)

The Ugly Truth

Director: Robert Luketic

Writers: Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl, Eric Winter, Bree Turner, Nick Searcy.

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

Katie, a busy network morning show producer, learns that her boyfriend has been cheating on her. Katie must prove she can find a man of her own — fast. Colin, a dashing correspondent for the same network, and he’s willing to help Katie out on one condition.

If he helps make Katie’s boyfriend jealous, Colin has to get five dates with Katie! Things get more complicated when the two develop true feelings for each other.

21. 300 (2006)

300 - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad, Michael B. Gordon.

Cast: Lena Headey, Dominic West, Gerard Butler, David Wenham, Vincent Regan

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel, “300” depicts the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae. The King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians.

Xerxes led the massive invasion of Greece with one million Persian troops to complete his takeover and dethrone a king.

The story of a battle that was never supposed to be fought with their backs against the sea to unleash fury on their Persian enemy.

22. Bright Star (2009)

Bright Star

Director: Jane Campion

Writers: Jane Campion, Andrew Motion

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Abbie Cornish, Kerry Fox, Paul Schneider, Claudie Blakeley

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

John Keats is a restless and ambitious young man who wants to be recognized as a great poet. But his work isn’t getting published, and his love life is going nowhere. Living on the edge of poverty, he’s forced to move in with his best friend, Charles Brown.

When Fanny Brawne, an outspoken young woman from a well-to-do family, moves in next door, John finds himself on the brink of greatness or failure

23. In the Cut (2003)

In the Cut - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Jane Campion

Writers: Jane Campion, Susanna Moore, Stavros Kazantzidis 

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nick Damici, Sharrieff Pugh

IMDb Rating: 5.4/10

A cunning, wry and provocative exploration of the underbelly of New York City told through the eyes of a female homicide detective with a tortured past. Frannie Avery is an English professor at Manhattan Community College and a crime novelist haunted by her own imagination.

When her neighbor is killed and her detective ex-boyfriend asks for help with the case, she complicates their relationship further.

24. Hostel (2005)

Hostel

Director: Eli Roth

Writers: Eli Roth

Cast: Derek Richardson, Jay Hernandez, Barbara Nedeljakova, Eythor Gudjonsson,  Jennifer Lim

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10

Three backpackers are lured to a hostel with promises of drugs, sex and the ultimate adventure. Their fantasies quickly become nightmares when they’re separated by design, and hunted one by one.

Now, it’s time to run for their lives when they are caught up in an underground world of torture and murder. The hostel is the most-watched horror movie of the 2000s.

25. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

The Sum of All Fears - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Writers: Tom Clancy, Paul Attanasio, Daniel Pyne

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Ben Affleck, Russell Bobbitt, Ian Mongrain, James Cromwell

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

CIA Director Bill Cabot hires young analyst Jack Ryan for in-depth observation and advice on the situation. But with a nuclear bomb explosion in a US city, things become complicated.

Suddenly, Jack finds himself thrust into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, where the real motives are not clear behind the terrifying new world order.

It is an edge-of-your-seat political thriller that moves at breakneck speed as it races toward its startling conclusion.

26. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Good Luck Chuck

Director: Mark Helfrich

Writers: Josh Stolberg, Steve Glenn

Cast: Jessica Alba, Dane Cook, Connor Price, Dan Fogler, Troy Gentile

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

 After an accident leaves him jinxed, womanizer Chuck can’t get a date. Then he sees that his luck has changed when he meets Cam, who likes him just as he is.

But when the two of them get engaged, Chuck starts to wonder if his curse will have consequences for them both. So begins Chuck’s wild ride for his love-life and self-preservation as he desperately tries to break the curse.

27. The Longest Yard (2005)

The Longest Yard - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Peter Segal

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Adam Sandler, Nelly, Chris Rock, Michael Irvin

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

 After a career-ending injury, former NFL quarterback Paul Crewe lands in jail, where manipulative Warden Hazen recruits him to advise the institution’s team. Scandal and prison time kept him out of the game for years.

Now Crewe is allowed to get back in the game. Wrecking Crew, a football team made up of cons and run by the guards, will be playing against their guards at the Texas Prison Rodeo.

28. The Cave (2005)

The Cave

Director: Bruce Hunt

Writers: Michael Steinberg, Tegan West

Cast: Piper Perabo, Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian, Lena Headey.

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

After being trapped deep beneath the frozen waterways of post-Communist Romania, a group of scientists explores an undiscovered cave. The explorers push deeper into the new cave system; despite danger signs everywhere, they try to reach the bottom.

But something is lurking deep in the dark, ready to strike from the shadows. A deadly parasite lurks deep in dark water and something else. A story that has a lot more to offer than was expected. 

29. 13 Ghosts (2001)

13 Ghosts - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Steve Beck

Writers: Robb White, Neal Marshall Stevens, Richard D’Ovidio

Cast: Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Lillard, Embeth Davidtz, Tony Shalhoub, JR Bourne

IMDb Rating: 5.6/10

Director Steve Beck’s version of the classic tale is a scary experience that won’t leave you disappointed. Arthur and his two children find themselves caught up in their uncle’s plan to unleash 12 ghosts from Hell on those who enter their haunted house.

The family must learn to work together to survive both his plan for the ghosts and the bumps that arise along the way.

30. We Were Soldiers (2002)

We were Soldiers

Director: Randall Wallace

Writers: Harold G. Moore, Joseph Lee Galloway, Randall Wallace

Cast: Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Keri Russell

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

The movie We Were Soldiers is based on the story of the first major battle of the Vietnam War and its soldiers’ lives and families.

Focusing on one unit’s contact with the enemy, this dramatic film tells the story of men increasingly determined to survive in any way possible.

It includes drawing upon time-honored military traditions that demand that a soldier fights to his death if ordered to do so. 

31. Spiderwick (2008)

Spiderwick - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Mark Walters

Writers: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles

Cast: Sarah Bolger, Freddie Highmore, Mary-Louise Parker, David Strathairn, Nick Nolte

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Jared, Simon and Mallory discover that their ancestral home is haunted by wizards and goblins. They want them to be caught in a powerful faerie spell, and that the sometimes terrifying creatures in their dreams are real.

They soon find themselves in a mad dash when they battle evil creatures, and uncover the mystery of a magical book.  It’s a whimsical and imaginative story, with the perfect blend of humor, and action.

32. First Sunday (2008)

First Sunday

Director: David E. Talbert

Writers: David E. Talbert

Cast: Katt Williams, Loretta Devine, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Michael Beach.

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan are petty criminals in this comedy. They get their own retribute when they plan to rob a church, only for someone from the staff to beat them to it. They take up residence with the pastor and his daughter, and end up getting caught up in the community.

Facing police, corrupt city officials, and an angry congregation, the two are left with no choice but to run the church themselves.

33. Blood and Bone (2009)

Blood and Bone - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Ben Ramsey

Writers: Michael Andrews

Cast: Julian Sands, Dante Basco, Michael Jai White, Nona Gaye, Eamonn Walker

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Bone is an underground fighting legend serving a five-year jail sentence. Upon his release, he returns to his hometown in L.A., where he’s reunited with his girlfriend and young daughter. Although Bone has promised Vanessa, he’ll never fight again, he accepts the challenge.

But when pressure grows for Bone to move up in the tournament and make more for his family, he soon discovers it’s all leading to a final showdown with notorious fight champion Titus Davies.

34. Snatch (2000)

Snatch

Director: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Guy Ritchie

Cast: Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Stephen Graham, William Beck, Ade.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

A diamond heist went wrong, a hefty reward on its head, and a ruthless crime boss looking to send a message. British crime caper set in the London underworld, where a mixed bag of crooks plans a heist.

This is the perfect storm when there’s no one left to trust and no one but themselves. This “four-fingered wanker” needs to find redemption and get revenge in Guy Ritchie’s crime thriller. 

35. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Memories of a Geisha - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Rob Marshall

Writers: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden

Cast: Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang, Suzuka Ohgo, Michelle Yeoh, Togo Igawa

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Sumptuous and sensual, Memoirs of a Geisha takes you on a journey through 1930s Japan. When young Chiyo, is sold to a geisha house by her father, she learns everything about the Japanese art of being a geisha.

With stunning cinematography, this beautiful film will transport you to an entirely different world. Despite a treacherous rivalry sparked by her stunning beauty, she manages to claw her way out of the nightmarish life towards an incredible fortune.

36. Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale

Director: Martin Campbell.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis.

Cast: Eva Green Jeffrey Wright, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen.

IMDb Rating: 8.0/10

After training with his mentor, Bond, armed with a license to kill, skydives into a high stakes poker game at an exclusive Montenegro casino.

He must win the confidence of cold-blooded banker Le Chiffre and beat him in a dangerous high-stakes poker tournament to secure the banker as an asset. What follows is a gripping game of cat-and-mouse between agent and terrorist, leading them both on a global chase.

37. Quantum of Solace (2008)

Quantum of Solace - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Marc Forster

Writers: Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade

Cast: Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Giancarlo Giannini

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

James Bond has the British Secret Service agent exfiltrate from a collapsing building in Siena, Italy. He captures Mr. White, an exile from the “Quantum” organization that bought British government secrets.

That gives Bond license to pursue allies of Dominic Greene, a nasty piece of work and a Quantum member. James Bond’s quest to wipe out the bad guys takes him to the desert, where he clashes with the deadly Dominic Greene.

38. I Am Sam (2001)

I Am Sam - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Jessie Nelson

Writers: Kristine Johnson, Jessie Nelson

Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Loretta Devine

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

The movie revolves around Sam Dawson, a mentally impaired man who has dedicated his life to raising his daughter Lucy. She inherits the mental capacity of her father.

When Lucy reaches seven, and she becomes too much for him to handle, Sam’s love for his daughter pits him in an epic legal battle that gets the entire nation talking. A story of a father’s love who fights a custody case with the help of a young attorney.

39. Smart People (2008)

Smart People - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Noam Murro

Writers: Mark Poirier

Cast: Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Quaid, Thomas Haden Church, Elliot Page, Ashton Holmes

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Smart People is an American comedy-drama film. Genius professor and all-around misanthrope Lawrence Wetherhold has arrived at a personal and professional crossroads.

Tenure at Carnegie Mellon is just around the corner, and if his hapless nephew doesn’t come up with some fairly sizable money for tuition, he’ll flunk out. The film also centers on reconnecting with an ex-girlfriend and hires his daughter’s roommate as his nanny.

40. Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003)

Malibu's Most Wanted

Director: John Whitesell

Writers: Fax Bahr, Adam Small, Jamie Kennedy

Cast: Ryan O’Neal, Taye Diggs, Jamie Kennedy, Blair Underwood, Anthony Anderson

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Brad “B-Rad” Gluckman, an aspiring wannabe rapper, is living the good life as a wealthy Malibu teen, But his gangsta rap persona is getting a wee bit too close to ruining his dad’s chance at becoming governor.

Buck and his campaign manager devise an outrageous plan to make Brad seem tougher and blacker by staging a fake kidnapping. Now, he has to rely on his rap skills to get out alive.

41. Stardust (2007)

Stardust - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Neil Gaiman

Cast: Claire Danes, Ian McKellen, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, David Kelly

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

A fallen star crashes to Earth with a mission to find its lost magic. Charlie Cox stars as Tristan, a young man who sets out to find a fallen star in order to win the love of his lady fair.

Aided by a powerful young witch, Tristan must overcome angry princes, wicked mages and even death itself to rescue the celestial prize he seeks. Featuring Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

42. My Dog Skip (2000)

My Dog Skip

Director: Jay Russell

Writers: Willie Morris, Gail Gilchriest

Cast: Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz, Luke Wilson, Diane Lane, Susan Carol Davis

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

My Dog Skip is a deeply moving family drama set in small-town Mississippi during World War II. Just nine years old, shy Willie Morris has no friends until his parents give him a terrier puppy they call Skip. Willie becomes Skip’s master and trainer, and the two become inseparable.

As Willie grows into manhood, Skip gains renown as the smartest, most fearless dog in Yazoo City. Based on the best-selling Mississippi memoir by the late Willie Morris.

43. Cadillac Records (2008)

Cadillac Records - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Darnell Martin

Writers: Darnell Martin

Cast: Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Columbus Short, Beyonce, Josh Alscher

IMDb Rating: 7.0/10

This much-acclaimed movie traces the electrifying 1950s Chicago-style blues through the tale of sex, violence, race and rock ‘n’ roll.

Based on the true story of the rise and fall of Chess Records, it dramatizes the life of its founder, Leonard Chess, and his relationships with blues musicians Muddy Waters and Little Walter.

Featuring some very unusual pairings, among them Adrien Brody, Beyonce Knowles and Mos Def, who all have a background in music.

44. Troy (2004)

Troy

Director: Wolfgang Petersen

Writers: Homer, David Benioff

Cast: Eric Bana, Brad Pitt, Julian Glover, Orlando Bloom, Nathan Jones, Brain Cox

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

What begins as a passionate love affair between Paris and Helen, Queen of Sparta, ends in the ultimate betrayal of trust when Paris abducts Helen from her husband.

Menelaus calls upon his brother, Agamemnon, King of Mycenae and leader of Greece’s vast military forces, to help him seek revenge on Troy. In response, the Trojans declare war on Greece, mobilizing their entire city under the command of Prince Hector.

45. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

When A Stranger Calls - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Simon West

Writers: Jake Wade Wall, Steve Feke, Fred Walton

Cast: Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Camilla Belle, Tessa Thompson, Clark Gregg

IMDb Rating: 5.1/10

Jill Johnson answers the phone on a babysitting job and hears a child’s voice. When she hangs up and calls another number, she learns that three murders were committed at that address. The caller was in the house.

The officer who takes her report dismisses her story as one of a prank call gone awry. But his investigation turns up evidence confirming her bizarre account, which suggests some dangerous psycho may be out to get her.

46. Texas Rangers (2001)

Texas Rangers

Director: Steve Miner

Writers: George Durham, Scott Busby, Martin Copeland

Cast: Rachael Leigh Cook, James Van Der Beek, Dylan McDermott, Ashton Kutcher, Usher

IMDb Rating: 5.2/10

Follow the adventures of a band of lawmen and outlaws in this epic tale of lawlessness and justice. As renegade outlaws tear up the state, the Texas Rangers — a paramilitary group sworn to protect their homeland from foreign invasion and domestic chaos.

These Rangers face down thieves, murderers and lawless gang members who have terrorized people for decades. Are their hands full protecting the innocent and their loved ones? 

47. The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Roland Emmerich

Writers: Robert Rodat

Cast: Heath Ledger, Mel Gibson, Jason Isaacs, Joely Richardson, Chris Cooper

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Benjamin Martin is a widower with four sons. His eldest son, Gabriel, goes to war without permission, and is arrested when General Cornwallis’ troops burn Ninety-Six to the ground. Benjamin negotiates with Lieutenant Colonel Tavington and convinces him to spare their lives in exchange for dishonorably discharging Gabriel.

Some months later, as Benjamin bitterly contemplates moving his farm to Cherokee land, Colonel William Tavington comes looking for the rebel spy “the Ghost”.

48. There Will Be Blood (2007)

There will be Blood

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair

Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciaran Hinds, Barry Del Sherman, Paul F. Tompkins

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

New England, the beginning of the 20th century. By the grace of a small oil deposit Daniel Plainview and his son move to California and gradually make their way up to become ruthless oil magnates.

The flourishing business is threatened by the charismatic but paranoid preacher Eli Sunday, who demands donations from Daniel for the local church. Daniel’s increasing insincerity and reclusion might not only spoil his relationships but put him in great danger.

49. Felon (2008)

Felon - Best 50 2000s movies on Netflix

Director: Ric Roman Waugh

Writers: Ric Roman Waugh

Cast: Marisol Nochols, Stephen Dorff, Anne Archer, Vincent Miller, Larnell Stovall

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Wade Porter is a family man living in the suburbs. But after coming home to find a burglar in his house, an altercation ensues, and Wade fatally shoots him.

He is sent to trial and, with his fate in the balance, a jury must decide whether he acted as a reasonable person or used excessive force. Along the way, Wade must navigate his new world and confront the truth of his wounds.

50. Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly

Cast: John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell, Richard Jenkins, Mary Steenburgen, Adam Scott

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

Brennan Huff and Dale Doback, living alone with their folks, but these two jobless losers are a menace to society. In a desperate bid to find employment and a way out of their eternal adolescence, this delirious duo convinces their parents to let them move in together.As their parents’ relationship blossoms, so too does the friction between their two undisciplined “children”. Can these stars of the local community theater keep everyone’s relationships intact?

Conclusion

Though you can watch anything and everything on Netflix, including comedy, thriller, horror shows, Halloween movies, suspense, horror moviesclassic, cartoon, action, romance, cooking shows, sci-fi, realitykid movies, emotional drama, Marvel shows, and documentaries – its time to enjoy the best 2000s movies on Netflix.

It’s interesting to see that the 2000s is a varied decade, with great films that range from romantic comedies to psychological thrillers, and even animated children’s movies. So that was our list of 50 best 2000s movies on Netflix. It’s our way to help you with your nostalgia and memories about the good old days. Browse, watch and enjoy!

David Michaels

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Coming from the field of software development and PC building, David Michaels knows the importance of protecting your online identity. He works tirelessly to assess VPN performance and does not hold back the criticism. He discusses streaming platform, technology, and internet privacy on weekdays while spending his weekend binge-watching Netflix and Traveling!

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