The Next Best Thing poster

DVD & Blu-ray Release Date

DVD: The Next Best Thing DVD release date is set for August 29, 2000. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches.

Blu-ray: The Next Best Thing Blu-ray will be available the same day as the DVD. Blu-ray and DVD releases are typically released around 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital: The Next Best Thing digital release from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases. The estimate release date is August 2000. We will update this page with more details as they become available. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release.

The Next Best Thing stars Madonna, Rupert Everett, Benjamin Bratt, Illeana Douglas, Michael Vartan. View everything you need to know about the movie below.



IMDb Rating




Theater Date

March 3, 2000


Abbie is a straight woman whose biological clock is ticking. She has grown tired of relationships that never work out and because of this she decides to have a one night stand with Robert, who is her gay friend. As a result the two of them end up having a child together and agree to share the responsibility of raising it. However, when Abbie falls in love several years later her desire to move away with her newfound love causes Robert to fight for the right to keep his son Sam.

PG-13 Rating

The Next Best Thing DVD/Blu-ray is rated PG-13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers (under 13).


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The movie currently has a 4.4 out of 10 IMDb rating and 25 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.



Box Office

$15.0 million





Theatrical Release Date: March 3, 2000
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: August 29, 2000
Age Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 108 minutes
Budget: $25,000,000
Box Office: $15.0 million
Genre: Comedy
Language: English