10 Massively Underrated 2000s Movie Performances

Do you remember these performances from Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson and other legends?

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During the noughties, we saw a range of dizzying advances that would change our lives forever. The birth of MySpace (2003), FaceBook (2004) and Twitter (2006) marked the beginning of social media’s quest for world domination. Games consoles like Nintendo’s GameCube and Sony’s PlayStation 3 were introduced. Elsewhere in entertainment, of course, a multitude of iconic movies were released that decade.

From Gladiator to Avatar, huge blockbusters bookended the noughties and were scattered liberally in between. More unconventional efforts were also released, such as the quirky stopmotion classics Coraline and Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Superhero movies also started to gather steam with the likes of Daredevil, Watchmen and the beginnings of what would become the great MCU gravy train (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk).

Now, there’s no need to expound on the success that Marvel movies went on to enjoy. What is important, however, is to acknowledge some of the forgotten triumphs of the 2000s. Not specifically movies themselves, but performances that we often don’t take time to appreciate. Here are some that we feel are truly underrated, for a variety of reasons.


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