Underrated films of the 2000's

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1. Wonder Boys (2000)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr.

Votes: 59,195 | Gross: $19.39M

2. Ladies in Lavender (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

61 Metascore

Two sisters befriend a mysterious foreigner who washes up on the beach of their 1930's Cornish seaside village.

Director: Charles Dance | Stars: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Daniel Brühl, Freddie Jones

Votes: 10,153 | Gross: $6.76M

3. Bobby (I) (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 40,235 | Gross: $11.24M

4. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

R | 92 min | Drama, Horror

71 Metascore

The filming of Nosferatu (1922) is hampered by the fact that its star Max Schreck is taking the role of a vampire far more seriously than seems humanly possible.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes

Votes: 38,305 | Gross: $8.29M

5. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 160,066 | Gross: $198.00M

6. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 25,609 | Gross: $30.17M

7. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 53,454 | Gross: $3.64M

8. The Road to El Dorado (2000)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Two swindlers get their hands on a map to the fabled city of gold, El Dorado.

Directors: Bibo Bergeron, Don Paul, Jeffrey Katzenberg | Stars: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante

Votes: 76,949 | Gross: $50.86M

9. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

36 Metascore

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer

Votes: 33,052 | Gross: $47.81M

10. The New World (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History

69 Metascore

The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale

Votes: 79,298 | Gross: $12.71M

11. House of Flying Daggers (2004)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Dandan Song

Votes: 103,405 | Gross: $11.05M

12. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 104,772 | Gross: $28.50M

13. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

57 Metascore

In 1964, a teenage girl in search of the truth about her mother runs away to a small town in South Carolina and finds a family of independent women who can connect her to her past.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys

Votes: 22,924 | Gross: $37.77M

14. The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....

Directors: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath | Stars: Tim Curry, Rupert Everett, Flea, Lacey Chabert

Votes: 13,567 | Gross: $40.11M

15. Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn

Votes: 62,835 | Gross: $36.61M

16. Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

48 Metascore

A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

Director: Francine McDougall | Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari

Votes: 12,972 | Gross: $13.28M

17. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre, and clues in Da Vinci paintings, lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years, which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

Votes: 377,775 | Gross: $217.54M

18. The Replacements (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Sport

30 Metascore

During a pro football strike, the owners hire substitute players.

Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, Orlando Jones

Votes: 55,231 | Gross: $44.74M

19. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 37,419 | Gross: $73.78M

20. Stuart Little 2 (2002)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

Votes: 46,621 | Gross: $64.96M

21. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

49 Metascore

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Ming-Na Wen, Ving Rhames

Votes: 78,371 | Gross: $32.13M

22. Hidalgo (2004)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

54 Metascore

In 1890, a down-and-out cowboy and his horse travel to Arabia to compete in a deadly cross desert horse race.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Louise Lombard

Votes: 74,568 | Gross: $67.29M

23. My Dog Skip (2000)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

61 Metascore

A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Kevin Bacon, Diane Lane, Luke Wilson

Votes: 18,531 | Gross: $34.10M

24. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

40 Metascore

A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba

Votes: 300,386 | Gross: $154.70M

25. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

Votes: 32,476 | Gross: $66.96M

26. Ghost Rider (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

35 Metascore

When motorcycle rider Johnny Blaze sells his soul to the Devil to save his father's life, he is transformed into the Ghost Rider, the Devil's own bounty hunter, and is sent to hunt down sinners.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Matt Long

Votes: 212,324 | Gross: $115.80M

27. Where the Heart Is (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

30 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old rebuilds her life after being abandoned by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Sequoyah, Oklahoma.

Director: Matt Williams | Stars: Natalie Portman, James Frain, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing

Votes: 30,558 | Gross: $33.77M

28. Uptown Girls (2003)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

33 Metascore

A grown-up woman, who kept her childish instincts and behavior, starts working as a nanny of a 8-year-old girl, who actually acts like an adult. But in the end everything turns to its right places.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Brittany Murphy, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 33,485 | Gross: $36.92M

29. The Wild (2006)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

47 Metascore

An adolescent lion is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back.

Director: Steve 'Spaz' Williams | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo

Votes: 22,612 | Gross: $37.38M

30. The Sentinel (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

49 Metascore

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria

Votes: 46,237 | Gross: $36.28M

31. Everyone's Hero (2006)

G | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

A boy (Jake T. Austin) begins a grand journey to return Babe Ruth's baseball bat before the deciding game of the 1932 World Series comes to a close.

Directors: Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, Daniel St. Pierre | Stars: Jake T. Austin, Brian Dennehy, Whoopi Goldberg, Ritchie Allen

Votes: 7,426 | Gross: $14.52M

32. The Prince and Me (2004)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

47 Metascore

At college Paige meets Eddie, a fellow student from Denmark, whom she first dislikes but later accepts, likes, and loves; he proves to be Crown Prince Edvard. Paige follows him to Copenhagen, and he follows her back to school with a plan.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, Miranda Richardson, Ben Miller

Votes: 36,022 | Gross: $28.18M

33. The Pink Panther (2006)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

38 Metascore

Bumbling Inspector Clouseau must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer

Votes: 77,004 | Gross: $82.23M

34. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia

Votes: 39,978 | Gross: $35.92M

35. First Daughter (2004)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

31 Metascore

The daughter of the U.S. President heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton, Amerie

Votes: 20,115 | Gross: $9.06M

36. Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, Betty Aberlin

Votes: 60,807 | Gross: $25.27M

37. Get Smart (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

54 Metascore

Maxwell Smart, a highly intellectual but bumbling spy working for the CONTROL agency, is tasked with preventing a terrorist attack from rival spy agency KAOS.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, Dwayne Johnson

Votes: 192,687 | Gross: $130.32M

38. The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 21,202 | Gross: $8.38M

39. My Sister's Keeper (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Family

51 Metascore

Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Walter Raney

Votes: 85,900 | Gross: $49.20M



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