10 Best Actresses of the 2000s


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1Angelina Jolie

Changeling, Lara Croft, Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. - Bman23

2Mila Kunis

Get Over It (2001), American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002), Tony N' Tina's Wedding (2004), After Sex (2007), Moving McAllister (2007), Boot Camp (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Max Payne (2008), Tom Cool (2009), Extract (2009). - Alexandr

3Milla Jovovich

The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), The Claim (2000), Zoolander (2001), Dummy (2002), Resident Evil (2002), The House on Turk Street (2002), You Stupid Man (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Ultraviolet (2006),. 45 (2006), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The 4th Kind (2009). - Alexandr

4Sigourney Weaver

Company Man (2000), Heartbreakers (2001), Tadpole (2002), The Guys (2002), Holes (2003), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Village (2004), Snow Cake (2006), The TV Set (2006), Infamous (2006), The Girl in the Park (2007), Vantage Point (2008), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Baby Mama (2008), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2009), Avatar (2009). - Alexandr

5Anna Faris
6Kate Winslet

Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd, Little Children, The Reader, Finding Neverland. - Bman23

7Cate Blanchett

The Aviator, Notes on a Scandal, Elizabeth:The Golden Age, I'm Not There, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lord of the Ring Movies. - Bman23

Cate is really an amazing actress, but I must say that her performance in Blue Jasmine is beyond perfection!
And I also loved Cate in Notes on a Scandal and Carol!
She's definitely the best for me, so I believe she should be higher in this list!

She received Oscar nominations for best leading AND supporting actress…in the same year.

8Michelle Pfeiffer

What Lies Beneath (2000), I Am Sam (2001), White Oleander (2002), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), Hairspray (2007), Stardust (2007), Chéri (2009), Personal Effects (2009). - Alexandr

9Reese Witherspoon

Pretty, unaffected, girl next door. Personality is always optimistic, fun-nothing is a problem.

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10Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The Contenders

11Meryl Streep

Music of the Heart, Adaption, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt - Bman23

12Renee Zellweger

Empire records, Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago, Down with love, Jerry Maguire, The Bachelor, Cold Mountain, Nourse Betty,

Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jone's Diary, Cinderella Man. - Bman23

13Catherine Zeta- Jones

High Fidelity (2000), Traffic (2000), America's Sweethearts (2001), Chicago (2002), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Terminal (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Legend of Zorro (2005), No Reservations (2007), Death Defying Acts (2007), The Rebound (2009). - Alexandr

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14Sandra Bullock

Gun Shy (2000), 28 Days (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Crash (2004), Loverboy (2005), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005), The Lake House (2006), Infamous (2006), Premonition (2007), The Proposal (2009), All About Steve (2009), The Blind Side (2009). - Alexandr

15Kate Beckinsale

The Golden Bowl (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Serendipity (2001), Laurel Canyon (2002), Tiptoes (2003), Underworld (2003), Van Helsing (2004), The Aviator (2004), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Click (2006), Snow Angels (2007), Vacancy (2007), Winged Creatures (2008), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Whiteout (2009), Everybody's Fine (2009). - Alexandr

Should be in the top 3, but when I see the first two actresses of this list I think she should be number one. VOTE FOR HER!

16Naomi Watts

Come on! Don't tell me that Angela Jolie and Mila Kunis who are the 2 first actresses on this list are better than Naomi Watts? This is not very convincing. I mean, we're talking about talent in acting! Not in popularity. Lots of actresses above Naomi Watts in this list are too overrated anyway.

17Lindsay Lohan

Life-Size (2000), Get a Clue (2002), Freaky Friday (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Mean Girls (2004), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Just My Luck (2006), Bobby (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), Georgia Rule (2007), I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Labor Pains (2009). - Alexandr

18Halle Berry

Halle is the leader in my opinion but Hilary Swank might be her main competition. - israel08

Monster's Ball, X-Men Movies, Catwoman. - Bman23

19Neve Campbell

Drowning Mona (2000), Panic (2000), Scream 3 (2000), Investigating Sex (2001), Last Call (2002), Lost Junction (2003), The Company (2003), Blind Horizon (2003), When Will I Be Loved (2004), Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004), Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005), Relative Strangers (2006), Partition (2007), I Really Hate My Job (2007), Closing the Ring (2007). - Alexandr

20Jennifer Connelly

Waking the Dead (2000), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Pollock (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Hulk (2003), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Dark Water (2005), Little Children (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Reservation Road (2007), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Inkheart (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Creation (2009). - Alexandr

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2. Milla Jovovich
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