"Gladiator" (2000)

"Gladiator" (2000)

"Gladiator" (2000)

When a Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son (Joaquin Phoenix), he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge. In the final days of Marcus Aurelius' (Richard Harris) reign, the aging emperor arouses his son Commodus' anger when he makes known his wish that Maximus be his successor. Power-hungry Commodus kills his father and orders the death of Maximus. But the latter flees and hides his identity by becoming slave and a gladiator. Eventually, Maximus journeys back to Rome to confront his archrival.

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)

"A Beautiful Mind" (2001)

"A Beautiful Mind" (2001)

"A Beautiful Mind" (2001)

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. "A Beautiful Mind" is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash (Russell Crowe), a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. The story begins in Nash's days as a graduate student at Princeton University. Early in the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on wife Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and friends.

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)

"Chicago" (2002)

"Chicago" (2002)

"Chicago" (2002)

"Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago. "Chicago" is a 2002 American musical crime comedy-drama film based on the stage-musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Chicago during the Jazz Age. The film stars Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere....

Contemporary (Released since yr 2000)