my shortlist of 2001

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1.
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
2.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
3.
Donnie Darko (2001)
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A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
4.
Blow (2001)
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The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s. (124 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
5.
Training Day (2001)
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On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears. (122 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
6.
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. (131 mins.)
 
7.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
8.
Vanilla Sky (2001)
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A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover. (136 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
9.
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
 
10.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
11.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
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A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother. (146 mins.)
 
12.
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously. (116 mins.)
 
13.
K-PAX (2001)
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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 explanations. (120 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
14.
Swordfish (2001)
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A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him. (99 mins.)
Director: Dominic Sena
 
15.
Planet of the Apes (2001)
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An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans. (119 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
16.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
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123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. (144 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
17.
Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)
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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 a mysterious beast. (142 mins.)
Director: Christophe Gans
 
18.
Zoolander (2001)
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At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Stiller
 
19.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
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When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. (131 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
20.
The Others (2001)
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A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted. (101 mins.)
 
21.
Serendipity (2001)
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A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
22.
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
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Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project. (83 mins.)
 
23.
The Score (2001)
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An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist. (124 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
24.
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
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Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy. (106 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
 
25.
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
 
26.
Tanguy (2001)
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Tanguy is 28 years old and still living with his parents. They think it's time he moves out. He doesn't, so they hatch a plan... (108 mins.)
 
27.
The Mummy Returns (2001)
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The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
28.
Ali (2001)
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A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974. (157 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
29.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
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Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (152 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
The Closet (2001)
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A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work. (84 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
32.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
 
33.
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
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Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam. (90 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
34.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
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A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him. (106 mins.)
Director: John Moore
 
35.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
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A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her. (98 mins.)
Director: Chris Nahon
 
36.
Driven (2001)
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A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance. (116 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
37.
A Knight's Tale (2001)
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After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight. (132 mins.)
Director: Brian Helgeland
 
38.
Exit Wounds (2001)
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Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption. (101 mins.)
 
39.
Bandits (2001)
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped. (123 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
40.
A Crime in Paradise (2001)
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In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce... (89 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
41.
Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle (2001)
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In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves. (119 mins.)
Director: Philippe Harel
 
42.
Save the Last Dance (2001)
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A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past. (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
43.
Jurassic Park III (2001)
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A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island. (92 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
44.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
45.
Evolution (2001)
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A fire-fighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky but sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor. (101 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
46.
Wasabi (2001)
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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss... (94 mins.)
 
47.
Don't Die Too Hard! (2001)
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Eric and Ramzy are working as window washers at the Montparnasse skyscraper in Paris. Thinking that... (92 mins.)
Director: Charles Nemes
 
48.
Formula 51 (2001)
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An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit. (93 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
49.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
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Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts. (100 mins.)
Director: Simon West
 
50.
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
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A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades. (89 mins.)
Director: Joel Gallen
 
51.
One Night at McCool's (2001)
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Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night. (93 mins.)
Director: Harald Zwart
 
52.
Yamakasi (2001)
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Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police... (90 mins.)
 
53.
From Hell (2001)
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In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper. (122 mins.)
 
54.
Kate & Leopold (2001)
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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment... (118 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
55.
American Pie 2 (2001)
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In this sequel to the hit comedy American Pie, the high school students are now in college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun. (108 mins.)
Director: J.B. Rogers
 
56.
The Wedding Planner (2001)
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Mary Fiore is San Francisco's most successful supplier of romance and glamor. She knows all the tricks. She knows all the rules. But then she breaks the most important rule of all: she falls in love with the groom. (103 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
 
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58.
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
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Dolittle must save a forest and a bear's life. (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
 
59.
Would I Lie to You? 2 (2001)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Thomas Gilou
 
60.
Valentine (2001)
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Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day. (96 mins.)
Director: Jamie Blanks
 
61.
Le petit poucet (2001)
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Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest... (90 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
62.
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
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A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage. (113 mins.)
Director: Stephen Chow
 
63.
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
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A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree. (90 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
64.
Gamer (2001)
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Tony is crazy about video games. But he is arrested during a hold-up which failed, and he goes to prison for eight months. When he gets out, he contacts Valery, GameStar's boss, and offers her a new video game concept. (92 mins.)
Director: Zak Fishman
 
65.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
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An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill. (110 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
66.
Legally Blonde (2001)
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When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
67.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
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The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie. (104 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
68.
I Am Sam (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family. (132 mins.)
Director: Jessie Nelson
 
69.
Spy Game (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors. (126 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
70.
The Mexican (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways. (123 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
71.
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
72.
Spy Kids (2001)
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The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger. (88 mins.)
 
73.
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts! (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Beck
 
74.
Sweet November (2001)
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The story centers around a man and a woman, whose fates are intertwined and will change forever. Nelson is an avid advertiser living in San Francisco... (119 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Connor
 
75.
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
 
76.
Monster's Ball (2001)
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After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
77.
The Last Castle (2001)
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A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away. (131 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
78.
Frailty (2001)
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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." (100 mins.)
Director: Bill Paxton
 
79.
15 Minutes (2001)
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A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings. (120 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
 
80.
The Animal (2001)
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After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals. (84 mins.)
Director: Luke Greenfield
 
81.
Waking Life (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe. (99 mins.)
 
82.
The Pledge (2001)
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A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
 
83.
Don't Say a Word (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret... (113 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
84.
Rock Star (2001)
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Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes. (105 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
85.
Black Knight (2001)
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Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England. (95 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
 
86.
The Glass House (2001)
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An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be. (106 mins.)
Director: Daniel Sackheim
 
87.
Just Visiting (2001)
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A knight and his valet are plagued by a witch, and to repair the damage they make use of the services of a wizard... (88 mins.)
 
88.
Vidocq (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist... (98 mins.)
Director: Pitof
 
89.
Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
A collection of artifacts from an archeological dig in Egypt are brought to the famous Louvre museum in Paris... (97 mins.)