The year is 2000 and all these movies came out. So if you were born during this year, you are turning 20 alongside all these movies that turn 20 in 2020. Check out the 34 movies that turn 20 in 2020 and let us know which is your favorite now-vintage movie.
Synopsis: Craig (Ice Cube) bails his friend out of trouble, survives a climactic confrontation with Debo, the neighborhood bully, and ends up with the girl. In “Next Friday” the bully is back as Debo, who spent two years behind bars, is released from prison. Fearing for his son’s safety, Craig’s father (John Witherspoon) sends his son to live with Uncle Elroy (Don “D.C.” Curry). However, Craig soon learns that trouble can find you no matter where you live.
Release Date: January 12, 2000
Synopsis:Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her “day” job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The “Coyotes” as they are affectionately called tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics, making Coyote Ugly the watering hole for guys on the prowl.
Release Date: August 4, 2000
Remember The Titans
Synopsis: In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of football’s great tradition was put to the test.
Release Date: September 23, 2000
Bring It On
Synopsis: The Toro cheerleading squad from Rancho Carne High School in San Diego has got spirit, spunk, sass and a killer routine that’s sure to land them the national championship trophy for the sixth year in a row. But for newly-elected team captain Torrance, the Toros’ road to total cheer glory takes a shady turn when she discovers that their perfectly-choreographed routines were in fact stolen from the Clovers, a hip-hop squad from East Compton, by the Toro’s former captain.
Release Date: August 22, 2000
Love & Basketball
Synopsis: Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart.
Release Date: April 16, 2000
The Original Kings of Comedy
Synopsis: A cultural phenomenon for our time: Spike Lee captures the comic geniuses behind the successful “Kings of Comedy” tour. In the concert feature film “The Original Kings of Comedy,” acclaimed director Spike Lee brings his aesthetic sensibility and distinct style to the comedy concert film genre, as he documents the individual talents of Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and reveals the behind the scenes activities of a tour that continues to sell out arenas.
Release Date: August 18, 2000
Synopsis: Crooked cops on the take — small-time drug lords — sleazy informers and sadistic rich kids ready to kill — for police detective John Shaft, its just another night in the underbelly of New York City, another shift facing down cops and criminals who want him dead and a legal system that thrives on money, not justice.
Release Date: June 16, 2000
Men of Honor
Synopsis: Carl Brashear (Cuba Gooding Jr.) is an ambitious sharecropper who joins the U.S. Navy to become the world’s first black master diver. But as he works through diving training, the bitter and racist Master Chief Billy Sunday (Robert De Niro) sets out to make Carl’s journey as difficult as possible. Despite the entire Navy doubting his potential and sabotaging his training, the determined Carl proves that he can overcome the discrimination around him.
Release Date: November 1, 2000
Romeo Must Die
Synopsis: In this martial-arts take on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, an ex-policeman is jailed for a crime he didn’t commit and he breaks out to avenge his brother’s death in America. There, he meets Trish O’Day and as they fall in love, she helps him in his search. Her father knows more about Li’s brother’s death than he should and soon he and Li are at war with stunningly choreographed action sequences.
Release Date: March 22, 2000
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
Synopsis: A guy is getting married, but his alter-ego keeps breaking through. Determined to rid himself of his pesky partner, he extracts his alter-ego’s genes, but an accident and a dog hair see the later-ego take on his own life. Unaware of his existence, the man and his wife perfect their new rejuvenation formula and their fortune seems assured until his alter-ego steals it.
Release Date:July 28, 2000
Synopsis: A dozen adolescents have begun their training at the renowned American Ballet Academy, where they encounter tremendous physical and mental stress while vying for a coveted spot in a celebrated dance company. Jody Sawyer (Amanda Schull) has talent but the wrong proportions, the fiery Eva Rodriguez (Zoe Saldana) can’t seem to get along with her instructors and Maureen (Susan May Pratt) is having a hard time enduring the emotional highs and lows that accompany ballet school.
Release Date: May 12, 2000
Big Momma’s House
Synopsis: FBI agent Malcolm Turner is tough, smart and a master of disguise. There’s nothing he can’t handle. So Malcolm, taking on his most challenging “role” ever, decides to impersonate the cantankerous Southern granny Big Momma. Using a few tricks of disguise, he completely transforms himself into Big Momma, even taking on the corpulent septuagenarian’s everyday routine – from cooking soul food to delivering babies to “testifying” at the local church.
Release Date: May 31, 2000
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Synopsis: During the Great Depression, Georgia socialite Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) announces a publicity-garnering high-stakes match at her struggling family golf course, featuring the greatest golfers of the era. Once-promising local golfer Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon), whose career and life were derailed by World War I, is brought in to play alongside the stars, but his game is weak — until the enigmatic Bagger Vance (Will Smith) offers to coach him back into the great golfer he once was.
Release Date: November 3, 2000
Synopsis:A blistering satire of network television’s pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer’s stunning rise and tragic downfall. Pierre Delacroix, a young, Harvard-educated man, who is the sole person of color, writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production.
Release Date:September 18, 2000
The Ladies Man
Synopsis: After being ejected from his job for one too many vulgar and inappropriate comments, Leon (Tim Meadows) unsuccessfully seeks employment from every radio station in Chicago. He receives a mysterious letter from his true love asking him to return to her — he just has to figure out who it is!
Release Date: October 13, 2000
Synopsis:What happens when a person decides that life is merely a state of mind? If you’re Betty, a small-town waitress and soap opera fan from Fair Oaks, Kansas, you refuse to believe that you can’t be with the love of your life just because he doesn’t really exist. After all, life is no excuse for not living. Traumatized by a savage event, Betty enters into a fugue state that allows — even encourages — her to keep functioning… in a kind of an alternate reality.
Release Date: May 11, 2000
The Art of War
Synopsis: He is both agent and weapon – a critical line of defense for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. He does not even officially exist. Neil Shaw, an American agent who must uncover an international plot to bring down the United Nations on the eve of a historic summit with China. A mysterious chain of events leads to the murder of the Chinese U.N. Ambassador. When Shaw is accused of the crime, he must go underground — in effect, vanish from his own life.
Release Date: August 25, 2000
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Synopsis:In the long-running animated series’ second feature film, the focus is on the show’s perennial second banana, Chuckie (Christine Cavanaugh). Dads Stu (Jack Riley) and Chaz (Michael Bell) are unexpectedly sent to Euro-Reptarland in Paris, where the animatronic dinosaurs they built for the amusement park are malfunctioning, much to the displeasure of manager Coco La Bouche (Susan Sarandon). When the dislikable Coco gets interested in the single Chaz, Chuckie and his friends swing into action.
Release Date:November 17, 2000
Rules of Engagement
Synopsis: Col. Terry Childers (Samuel L. Jackson) is a 30-year Marine veteran: a decorated officer with combat experience in Vietnam, Beirut and Desert Storm — a patriot, a hero. But now, the country he served so well has put him on trial for a rescue mission that went terribly wrong. For his attorney, he has chosen Marine Col. Hays Hodges (Tommy Lee Jones), a comrade-in-arms who owes his life to Childers.
Release Date: April 7, 2000
Synopsis: A unique relationship develops between an eccentric, reclusive novelist and a young, amazingly gifted scholar-athlete. After the novelist discovers that the young athlete is also an excellent writer and secretly takes him on as his protégé, they develop an unlikely friendship. As they learn more about each other, they learn more about themselves, and ultimately, with the help of his new mentor, the basketball star must choose the right path.
Release Date: December 20, 2000
Synopsis:Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and start fresh with his girlfriend, Lisa, and when the Feds, led by U.S. Treasury investigator Clenteen, set him loose on a sketchy deal, he thinks his luck has changed. Alvin has his freedom and the Feds have found their bait.
Release Date:September 15, 2000
Synopsis:Rob Douglas (Brian Hooks) is just released from jail. The state adopts a “3 strikes” rule for felons that involves serious penalties. Hooks has 2 strikes, and wants to change his life for the better. When a friend picks him up, they are pulled over, and his friend shoots at police officers, and Hooks escapes. Now Hooks, a wanted man, must clear his name of having nothing to do with the shooting.
Release Date: March 1, 2000
Synopsis: A deep space transporter crash-lands on a desolate planet circled by three suns. Among the survivors are pilot Carolyn Fry, mystic Abu `Imam’ al-Walid, cop William J Johns and convicted criminal Richard B Riddick, and their first thoughts are of survival and escape. Then Fry finds out that the planet suffers a total eclipse every 22 years, which is when the hibernating, flesh-eating inhabitants awake and hunt.
Release Date: February 18, 2000
Synopsis: Willard Filmore (Norm Macdonald), the abused and under appreciated chauffeur to Miss Crock (Elaine Stritch), the employer from hell, has devised a foolproof plan for revenge. Along with his hot-headed best friend Rusty (Dave Chappelle), he will kidnap the nasty woman’s prized pooch, holding it ransom. But the plan doesn’t quite work out!
Release Date: May 12, 2000
Turn It Up
Synopsis: In the ghetto, the only thing more dangerous than a gun is a dream. And gifted Brooklyn hip-hop artist Diamond has a big dream to rise from the streets of New York to superstardom in the music world…. if only he can survive the ride. A hip-hop sensation in his own right, Fugee’s founding band member Prakazrel Michel (known widely as Pras) stars as Diamond in the compelling urban drama.
Release Date: September 6, 2000
Synopsis:An exclusive invite to experience the uncensored raw energy and behind-the-scenes reality of one of hip hop’s most exciting and historic multi-artist tours: the star-studded 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour fearing headliners Jay-Z and DMX along with Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and Beanie Sigel, as well as rap’s blazing femme fatale, Amil. This is an eye-opening inside look at backstage life on the hip-hop road.
Release Date: September 8, 2000
Synopsis: Defying the very notion of good taste, Scary Movie out-parodies the pop culture parodies with a no-holds barred assault on the most popular images and talked-about moments from recent films, television and commercials. The film boldly fires barbs at the classic scenes from “Scream,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Matrix,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “The Blair Witch Project,” then goes on to mock a whole myriad of teen movie clichés, no matter the genre.
Release Date: July 7, 2000
Synopsis:Newcomer Michelle Rodriguez in an astounding performance alongside Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon and Santiago Douglas. Nothing comes easy for Diana Guzman, a troubled girl on the brink of womanhood. Her teachers don’t understand her, her father underestimates her and her friends are few. Diana struggles to find respect and dignity every day. Diana is a quick tempered young woman who finds discipline, self-respect and love in the most unlikely place — a boxing ring.
Release Date: September 29, 2000
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Synopsis: In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.
Release Date: December 8, 2000
Synopsis: “The Cell” takes a shocking, riveting mind trip into the dark and dangerous corridors of a serial killer’s psyche — a psyche that holds the key to saving the killer’s final, trapped victim who remains alive. Making this journey into the recesses of a killer’s nightmarish fantasy world is Catherine Deane, a psychologist who has been experimenting with a radical new therapy. Through a new transcendental science, Catherine can experience what is happening in another person’s unconscious mind.
Release Date:August 17, 2000
Emperor’s New Groove
Synopsis: Arrogant young Emperor Kuzco is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor — the devious diva Yzma. Stranded in the jungle, Kuzco’s only chance to get back home and reclaim the high life rests with a good-hearted peasant named Pacha. Together, they must return Kuzco to the throne before Yzma tracks them down and finishes him off.
Release Date: December 10, 2000
Synopsis:Bumbling Chon Wang (Jackie Chan) works as an Imperial guard in the Forbidden City of China. When Princess Pei Pei (Lucy Liu) is taken hostage, Wang pursues her captors to the wild frontier land of Nevada, where he meets good-natured thief and occasional cowboy Roy O’Bannon (Owen Wilson). Using O’Bannon’s love of money, Wang convinces him to help recover the princess, and together the two form a curious partnership — the likes of which the West has never seen.
Release Date: May 23, 2000
Synopsis: “Under Suspicion” is an intense, psychological thriller, with veteran Police Captain Victor Benezet squaring off against prominent tax attorney Henry Hearst — two life-hardened and well-matched opponents motivated by reasons more complex and personal than the pursuit of duty or the defense of reputation. Exploring the darkest recesses of the human imagination, bringing to light the dangerous psychological ramifications of a guilty conscience.
Release Date: September 22, 2000
Synopsis: Supernova is a science fiction thriller that chronicles the high-stakes adventures of a deep space hospital ship and its six member crew. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a distant galaxy, the crew soon finds itself in danger from the mysterious young man they rescue, the alien artifact he smuggled aboard and the gravitational pull of a giant star about to go supernova — the most massive explosion in the universe.
Release Date: January 14, 2000