Best 2001 Movies

The Quiet American

The Quiet American

The Quiet American
IMDb: 7.1
101 min

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls…

Dummy

Dummy

Dummy
IMDb: 6.8
91 min

An ex-office worker becomes a ventriloquist, leading to a date with his unemployment counselor; but his quirky family and a gauche female friend may thwart his new career and love…

Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers
IMDb: 6.8
105 min

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it…

24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People
IMDb: 7.4
117 min

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester’s music to the world.

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Heaven

Heaven

Heaven
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband’s death, and finds herself not only under arrest…

Nabbeun namja

Nabbeun namja

Nabbeun namja
IMDb: 6.8
100 min

A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when…

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Secretary

Secretary

Secretary
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea

The Salton Sea
IMDb: 7.1
103 min

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends…

I Am Sam

I Am Sam

I Am Sam
IMDb: 7.6
132 min

Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on…

Genre: Best 2001, Drama
Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
IMDb: 7.7
144 min

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy…

The Majestic

The Majestic

The Majestic
IMDb: 6.9
152 min

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings the Fellowship of the Ring
IMDb: 8.8
178 min

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil…

The Shipping News

The Shipping News

The Shipping News
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Iris

Iris

Iris
IMDb: 7.1
91 min

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Winged Migration

Winged Migration

Winged Migration
IMDb: 8.0
98 min

The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a…

Ali

Ali

Ali
IMDb: 6.8
165 min

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for…

Genre: Best 2001, Drama
A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind
IMDb: 8.2
135 min

At Princeton University, John Nash struggles to make a worthwhile contribution to serve as his legacy to the world of mathematics. He finally makes a revolutionary breakthrough that will eventually…

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky
IMDb: 6.9
136 min

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in…

Oceans Eleven

Oceans Eleven

Oceans Eleven
IMDb: 7.8
116 min

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny’s hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal…

In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom

In the Bedroom
IMDb: 7.4
130 min

Summertime on the coast of Maine, ”In the Bedroom” centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and…

Spy Game

Spy Game

Spy Game
IMDb: 7.1
126 min

Veteran spy Nathan Muir is on the verge of retiring from the CIA when he learns that his one-time protégé and close friend, Tom Bishop, is a political prisoner sentenced…

Frailty

Frailty

Frailty
IMDb: 7.3
100 min

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family’s story of how his religious fanatic father’s visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed ”demons.”

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone
IMDb: 7.6
152 min

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle’s house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he’s a powerful wizard — with a…

Monster’s Ball

Monster’s Ball

Monster’s Ball
IMDb: 7.1
111 min

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who…

Gosford Park

Gosford Park

Gosford Park
IMDb: 7.3
137 min

Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

Monsters Inc

Monsters Inc

Monsters Inc
IMDb: 8.1
92 min

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business… even though they’re more afraid of the children than they…

Man Who Wasn’t There

Man Who Wasn’t There

Man Who Wasn’t There
IMDb: 7.6
116 min

A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife…

Life as a House

Life as a House

Life as a House
IMDb: 7.5
125 min

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his…

Genre: Best 2001, Drama
K-PAX

K-PAX

K-PAX
IMDb: 7.4
120 min

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own…

From Hell

From Hell

From Hell
IMDb: 6.8
122 min

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper’s prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits…

The Last Castle

The Last Castle

The Last Castle
IMDb: 6.9
131 min

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums
IMDb: 7.6
110 min

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary — all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young…

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
IMDb: 7.0
75 min

When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the ’Phantom Virus.’ To escape the game they must go level by…

Serendipity

Serendipity

Serendipity
IMDb: 6.9
90 min

Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each…

Training Day

Training Day

Training Day
IMDb: 7.7
122 min

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears.

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave…

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.

Mulholland Dr.
IMDb: 8.0
147 min

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve…

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis
IMDb: 6.9
101 min

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
IMDb: 6.9
104 min

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of…

Genre: Best 2001, Comedy
The Others

The Others

The Others
IMDb: 7.6
101 min

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins…

My Sassy Girl

My Sassy Girl

My Sassy Girl
IMDb: 8.1
123 min

Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the…

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Ghost World

Ghost World

Ghost World
IMDb: 7.4
111 min

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record…

The Score

The Score

The Score
IMDb: 6.8
124 min

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer
IMDb: 7.3
113 min

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

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Artificial Intelligence AI

Artificial Intelligence AI

Artificial Intelligence AI
IMDb: 7.1
146 min

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a…

Bully

Bully

Bully
IMDb: 7.0
113 min

After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend’s twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby’s often cruel…

Atlantis The Lost Empire

Atlantis The Lost Empire

Atlantis The Lost Empire
IMDb: 6.9
95 min

The world’s most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries…

Shrek

Shrek

Shrek
IMDb: 7.9
90 min

It ain’t easy bein’ green — especially if you’re a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing…

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher

The Piano Teacher
IMDb: 7.5
131 min

Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.

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A Knight’s Tale

A Knight’s Tale

A Knight’s Tale
IMDb: 6.9
132 min

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to ”change his Stars”, he assumes Sir Hector’s place…

Amélie

Amélie

Amélie
IMDb: 8.3
122 min

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian…

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The Devil’s Backbone

The Devil’s Backbone

The Devil’s Backbone
IMDb: 7.5
106 min

After losing his father, 10-year-old Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucia School, which shelters orphans of the Republican militia and politicians, and is taken in by the steely headmistress, Carmen,…

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Blow

Blow

Blow
IMDb: 7.6
124 min

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950’s. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the…

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates
IMDb: 7.6
131 min

Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the…

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!
IMDb: 7.6
127 min

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged…

Hannibal

Hannibal

Hannibal
IMDb: 6.8
131 min

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he’s discovered leaving a deserving few dead…

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood of the Wolf
IMDb: 7.1
137 min

In 18th century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent by the King to the Gevaudan province to investigate the killings of hundreds by…

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Tape

Tape

Tape
IMDb: 7.3
86 min

A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved…

Genre: Best 2001, Drama
Waking Life

Waking Life

Waking Life
IMDb: 7.8
99 min

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave…

Lost and Delirious

Lost and Delirious

Lost and Delirious
IMDb: 7.0
103 min

Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls’ first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded…

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