2001: Top 30

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1.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
2.
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
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After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. (147 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
3.
Wit (2001 TV Movie)
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A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. (99 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
4.
Read My Lips (2001)
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She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself. (115 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
5.
Gosford Park (2001)
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The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them. (131 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
6.
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
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An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy. (87 mins.)
Director: Tom Green
 
7.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
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The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
 
8.
Atraksion (2001 Short Film)
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A group of convicts slowly drag their balls and chains through a desolate landscape. One of them discovers a strange structure and decides to climb it. (10 mins.)
Director: Raoul Servais
Stars: Marq Rawls
 
9.
Beijing Bicycle (2001)
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A seventeen-year-old country boy working in Beijing as a courier has his bicycle stolen, and finds it with a schoolboy his age. (113 mins.)
Director: Xiaoshuai Wang
 
10.
Invincible (2001)
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A Jewish strongman performs in Berlin as the blond Aryan hero Siegfried. (133 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
11.
The Ground (2001 Short Film)
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(20 mins.)
Director: Robert Beavers
 
12.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after he narrowly escapes a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
13.
Diary of a Male Whore (2001 Short Film)
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The painfully brutal tale of the sexual awakening of a young Palestinian man as influenced by the his libido and the violence around him... (15 mins.)
Director: Tawfik Abu Wael
 
14.
Copy Shop (2001 Short Film)
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Wordless story about a man who awakes in his bed wearing his clothes (including a check vest). He rises... (12 mins.)
Director: Virgil Widrich
 
15.
Hannibal (2001)
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Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim. (131 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
16.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
17.
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
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A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong. (116 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
18.
Trouble Every Day (2001)
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Shane and June Brown are an American couple honeymooning in Paris in an effort to nurture their new life together... (101 mins.)
Director: Claire Denis
 
19.
The Deep End (2001)
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A woman spirals out of control while trying to keep her son from being found culpable in a murder investigation. (101 mins.)
 
20.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
21.
My First Mister (2001)
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A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man. (109 mins.)
Director: Christine Lahti
 
22.
Osmosis Jones (2001)
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A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Storytelling (2001)
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College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil. (87 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
24.
Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
25.
Claire (2001)
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Loosely based on a Japanese fairytale, an elderly male couple on a farm in the 1920's South find a little girl from the moon inside an ear of corn and raise her as their own. (55 mins.)
Director: Milford Thomas
 
26.
The Cat with Hands (2001 Short Film)
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The dark, surreal story of a cat who wants to be human (4 mins.)
Director: Robert Morgan
 
27.
Spirited Away (2001)
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During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
28.
Shallow Hal (2001)
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A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty". (114 mins.)
 
29.
The Warrior (2001)
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In feudal India, a warrior (Khan) who renounces his role as the longitme enforcer to a local lord becomes the prey in a murderous hunt through the Himalayan mountains. (86 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
30.
The Son's Room (2001)
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A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident. (99 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti