If Academy members were limited to Hollywood fare when filling out their ballots for the Best Picture of 2000, they might enter NONE OF THE ABOVE. It was that kind of year for mainstream films. Oh, some made money (Mission this, Perfect that), but few were as persuasive as their marketing campaigns. Comedy was often black guys in fat-woman drag, and you couldn't find an action film with a brain unless it starred Russell Crowe. So we looked elsewhere for our 10 Best. Honestly, we like a good Hollywood movie, and when we find one, we'll tell you. But there are...

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