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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2001 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2001 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsA.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) 10  Mind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    A futuristic adaptation of the tale of Pinocchio, using intelligent robots with real feelings.
  2. Movie DetailsAmélie (2001) 10  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Shy French waitress Amélie decides to be a regular do-gooder and accidentally falls in love.
  3. Movie DetailsEraserhead 2000 (2001) 10  FantasyHorrorMind-blowingI own on DVD
    David Lynch's restored first feature film. A nightmarish 1977 masterpiece of grotesque, eerie postindustrial life.
  4. Movie DetailsGhost World (2001) 10  ComedyComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    A witty appraisal of America during the summer following Thora Birch's high school graduation.
  5. Movie DetailsIn the Mood for Love (2001) 10  
    Kar-Wai Wong's masterpiece of romantic longing and restraint that dissolves like cigarette smoke against silk.
  6. Movie DetailsMulholland Drive (2001) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    David Lynch directs a dark Hollywood conspiracy about the psychosis of becoming someone else.
  7. Movie DetailsSpirited Away (2001) 10  AnimationFantasyI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Miyazaki animates an alternate nighttime universe of Japanese gods and spirits.

  8. EXCELLENT
  9. Movie DetailsDonnie Darko (2001) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A complex chain of events determine the fate of a teenager and a giant bunny-rabbit.
  10. Movie DetailsGosford Park (2001) 9  Comedy
    In 1932 England, this Robert Altman drama explores multiple storylines of party guests and servants.
  11. Movie DetailsIncredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit, The (2001) 9  AnimationComedy
    Aardman Animations presents the first three Wallace & Gromit short films. Cracking toast, Gromit!
  12. Movie DetailsLittle Otik (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    A fantastically disturbing Czech fairytale about parenthood. It's conventionally structured for a Svankmajer film.
  13. Movie DetailsMillennium Actress (2001) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    This animated epic blurs the distinction between film, history and memory. There are many truths.
  14. Movie DetailsNo Man's Land (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    During the war between Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1993, two opposing soldiers become stranded together.
  15. Movie DetailsOthers, The (2001) 9  FantasyHorrorMind-blowing
    Nicole Kidman lives in a darkened and haunted old house with her two photosensitive children.
  16. Movie DetailsRoyal Tenenbaums, The (2001) 9  ComedyI own on DVD
    Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson present a dysfunctional family reunion of former child prodigies.
  17. Movie DetailsTape (2001) 9  
    Richard Linklater presents Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman dissecting high school memories in a motel.
  18. Movie DetailsWaking Life (2001) 9  AnimationFantasyMind-blowing
    Richard Linklater presents a uniquely animated universe that explores dream life and real life.
  19. Movie DetailsWinged Migration (2001) 9  Documentary/True
    Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over three years on all seven continents.
  20. Movie DetailsY tu mamá también (2001) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip.

  21. VERY GOOD
  22. Movie DetailsDevil's Backbone, The (2001) 8  FantasyHorror
    An unsettling ghost story set in a Catholic orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.
  23. Movie DetailsHire Film Series Vol. 1, The (2001) 8  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    Five short BMW-commissioned films starring Clive Owen. Directors include Kar-Wai Wong and Ang Lee.
  24. Movie DetailsHole, The (2001) 8  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    British psychological thriller featuring teenagers in a bomb shelter. Stars Thora Birch and Keira Knightley.
  25. Movie DetailsIn the Bedroom (2001) 8  Conspiracy
    Tragic story about a couple's only son who falls in love with a single mother.
  26. Movie DetailsK-PAX (2001) 8  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    Kevin Spacey is either extraterrestrial or delusional. And he eats a banana without peeling it.
  27. Movie DetailsLantana (2001) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    An Australia-set mystery that examines the stories of four married couples and a murdered woman.
  28. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 8  Fantasy
    He is passing into the Shadow World. He'll soon become a wraith like them.
  29. Movie DetailsMan Who Wasn't There, The (2001) 8  
    Barber Billy Bob Thornton blackmails his wife's boss and lover. Directed by the Coen Brothers.
  30. Movie DetailsMonsters, Inc. (2001) 8  AnimationComedyConspiracyFantasy
    Pixar presents a bunch of scary monsters who are afraid of being contaminated by children.
  31. Movie DetailsPrincess and the Warrior, The (2001) 8  
    Tom Tykwer crafts a stylish fable about psychiatric nurse Franka Potente and a small-time criminal.
  32. Movie DetailsShrek (2001) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    No, not my buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons.
  33. Movie DetailsStartup.com (2001) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Examines the start-up phenomenon by documenting the existence of new media company govWorks.com.
  34. Movie DetailsStorytelling (2001) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Todd Solondz presents two provocative stories. Prepare to have your politically correct sensibilities violated.
  35. Movie DetailsThirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001) 8  
    Five contemporary stories are woven together, examining the dramatic impact people have on one another.
  36. Movie DetailsTuvalu (2001) 8  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Stunning, whimsical German film with almost no dialogue set in a surreal bathhouse in Bulgaria.

  37. GOOD
  38. Movie DetailsBeautiful Mind, A (2001) 7  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
  39. Movie DetailsCat's Meow, The (2001) 7  Documentary/True
    Fictionalized story of the Hollywood murder that occurred aboard William Randolph Heart's yacht in 1924.
  40. Movie DetailsCowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001) 7  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    On Mars in the year 2071, the Bebop crew tries to contain a deadly virus.
  41. Movie DetailsCrazy/Beautiful (2001) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Kirsten Dunst, a rich underachieving teenager with an aversion to shampoo/bras, meets a hardworking Latino.
  42. Movie DetailsFrom Hell (2001) 7  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/NudityComic Book/SuperheroDocumentary/True
    A stylized whodunit set in Victorian Era London, starring clairvoyant police detective Johnny Depp.
  43. Movie DetailsHappy Times (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A bittersweet comedy about a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love.
  44. Movie DetailsHe Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Darkly humorous series of vignettes of shared-housing experiences across Australia. A search for meaning.
  45. Movie DetailsJay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Includes many self-deprecating parodies of Hollywood stars as the stoned duo head out to California.
  46. Movie DetailsL.I.E. (2001) 7  
    Explores the questionable friendship between a troubled Long Island boy and a much older man.
  47. Movie DetailsMalèna (2001) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    In WWII Italy, Monica Bellucci provokes sensual awakenings in adolescent boys and scorn from townsfolk.
  48. Movie DetailsMexican, The (2001) 7  Comedy
    El Camino! El truck-o. This comedy stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts. Now you're blameshifting!
  49. Movie DetailsMonster's Ball (2001) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Prison guard Billy Bob Thornton reexamines his racist attitudes with naked Halle Berry.
  50. Movie DetailsMoulin Rouge! (2001) 7  Musical/Music
    Baz Luhrmann musical starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in Paris. 'Cause we can cancan!
  51. Movie DetailsOcean's Eleven (2001) 7  ComedySport
    A collection of big-name celebrities target three Las Vegas casinos for a multimillion dollar heist.
  52. Movie DetailsVa Savoir (2001) 7  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    This romantic comedy follows three men and three women as their lives intersect in Paris.
  53. Movie DetailsWerckmeister Harmonies (2001) 7  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Darkness descends. A bleak, mysterious and meditative art film. It's also cryptic, tedious and pretentious.

  54. FAIR
  55. Movie DetailsBandits (2001) 6  Comedy
    Two bank robbers fall in love with Cate Blanchett, the bored housewife they've taken hostage.
  56. Movie DetailsBlood: The Last Vampire (2001) 6  AnimationHorrorObscure/Rare
    A vampire horror anime set in 1966 on a U.S. Air Force base in Japan.
  57. Movie DetailsBlow (2001) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Johnny Depp plays George Jung, who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.
  58. Movie DetailsBridget Jones's Diary (2001) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Neurotic British woman Renée Zellweger is determined to improve herself while looking for love.
  59. Movie DetailsChasing Sleep (2001) 6  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    An insomniac wakes up to find his wife missing and proceeds to lose his mind.
  60. Movie DetailsEnemy at the Gates (2001) 6  Documentary/True
    Two Russian and German snipers play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
  61. Movie DetailsFast and the Furious, The (2001) 6  With Sex/NuditySport
    Welcome to the underworld subculture of Los Angeles street-racers and car hijacking, starring Vin Diesel.
  62. Movie DetailsGlass House, The (2001) 6  
    Leelee Sobieski and Stellan Skarsgård manage to make this a reasonably decent movie.
  63. Movie DetailsHaiku Tunnel (2001) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A comedy about tempness versus permness, both in the workplace and in life.
  64. Movie DetailsLife as a House (2001) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Terminally ill Kevin Kline takes custody of his teenage son. Jena Malone is charming.
  65. Movie DetailsMajestic, The (2001) 6  
    In 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer loses his memory. Predictable, sentimental and syrupy, but charming.
  66. Movie DetailsNovocaine (2001) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Dentist Steve Martin is manipulated into a practice-threatening disaster by crafty seductress Helena Bonham Carter.
  67. Movie DetailsShallow Hal (2001) 6  ComedyFantasy
    Shallow Jack Black falls in love with 300-pound Gwyneth Paltrow because of her inner beauty.
  68. Movie DetailsSuper Troopers (2001) 6  ComedyConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    You must have eaten, like, a hundred bucks worth of pot. Am I saying meow?
  69. Movie DetailsTell Me Something (2001) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    Black garbage bags filled with dismembered human body parts are showing up around the city.
  70. Movie DetailsTraining Day (2001) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    As a rookie narcotics officer, Ethan Hawke is partnered with rogue detective Denzel Washington.
  71. Movie DetailsVanilla Sky (2001) 6  HorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Tom Cruise's useless remake of Open Your Eyes. Penélope Cruz reprises her role, in English.
  72. Movie DetailsWet Hot American Summer (2001) 6  Comedy
    A spoof composed of loosely related comedy sketches set at a summer camp in 1981.

  73. ADEQUATE
  74. Movie DetailsAmerican Pie 2 (2001) 5  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    The sequel to the famous prom night of sexual misadventure. Eugene Levy is still brilliant.
  75. Movie DetailsDown to Earth (2001) 5  ComedyFantasy
    After dying before his time, aspiring comic Chris Rock is reincarnated as a wealthy businessman.
  76. Movie DetailsEvolution (2001) 5  ComedySci-Fi
    I kept wishing for the alien life forms to kill David Duchovny and Orlando Jones.
  77. Movie DetailsHarvard Man (2001) 5  ComedyObscure/RareSport
    Mixes basketball and crime with sexual and chemical experimentation. And cheerleader Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  78. Movie DetailsPlanet of the Apes (2001) 5  Sci-Fi
    Tim Burton reimagines the original film, poorly. Absurd plot, bad satire, pirouetting apes, no significance.
  79. Movie DetailsRush Hour 2 (2001) 5  Comedy
    Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker get involved in a Hong Kong counterfeit money scam.
  80. Movie DetailsZoolander (2001) 5  ComedyConspiracy
    Ben Stiller wonders if there's more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking.

  81. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  82. Movie DetailsAnimal, The (2001) CRAP  Comedy
    This crude 84-minute Rob Schneider disaster might have been an amusing Saturday Night Live skit.
  83. Movie DetailsCorky Romano (2001) CRAP  Comedy
    Bumbling idiot Chris Kattan tries to infiltrate the local FBI to destroy gang-related racketeering evidence.
  84. Movie DetailsGhosts of Mars (2001) CRAP  HorrorSci-Fi
    Unintentional comedy, starring Natasha Henstridge and Ice Cube, in which Mars colonists become possessed.
  85. Movie DetailsJosie and the Pussycats (2001) CRAP  ComedyConspiracyMusical/Music
    Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson star in this annoying pop-music satire.
  86. Movie DetailsKnockaround Guys (2001) CRAP  Comedy
    A derivative mobster movie starring Vin Diesel, Seth Green and Barry Pepper.
  87. Movie DetailsLara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) CRAP  Fantasy
    Pointless and dull, with lame CGI. As if artifact-collector Angelina Jolie needed extra bra padding.
  88. Movie DetailsLegally Blonde (2001) CRAP  Comedy
    Looking to commit suicide? Reese Witherspoon can help that thought process along.
  89. Movie DetailsNot Another Teen Movie (2001) CRAP  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A tasteless spoof of bad teen-movie clichés. Chock full of dick jokes and scatological humor.
  90. Movie DetailsPearl Harbor (2001) CRAP  Documentary/True
    Jerry Bruckheimer presents Ben Affleck. And Kate Beckinsale. Trying to act. Together.
  91. Movie DetailsSay It Isn't So (2001) CRAP  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    I would love to say this Heather Graham movie wasn't so. And get a refund.
  92. Movie DetailsSummer Catch (2001) CRAP  ComedySport
    Watching Freddie Prinze Jr. is painful, but Jessica Biel's wet t-shirt almost made it bearable.
  93. Movie DetailsTart (2001) CRAP  Obscure/Rare
    Dominique Swain and Bijou Phillips are wealthy troubled friends at a private school in Manhattan.


  94. Statistical ratings distribution of these 87 films (5.4% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 87 films: 6.7.

    10:8%

    9:13.8%

    8:17.2%

    7:18.4%

    6:20.7%

    5:8%

    CRAP:13.8%



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