Films of 2001, Ranked

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1.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
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In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, 2 monsters realize things may not be what they think. (92 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
2.
Shrek (2001)
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After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, Shrek agrees to rescue Princess Fiona for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. (90 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
3.
Ghost World (2001)
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With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives. (111 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ 8/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
4.
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
“ 8/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
5.
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.)
“ 7.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
6.
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
“ 7.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
7.
When Louis Met... The Hamiltons (2001 Documentary)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
“ 7.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
8.
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
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
9.
The Parole Officer (2001)
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A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name. (93 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
10.
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.)
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
11.
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.)
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
12.
Rat Race (2001)
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A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money. (112 mins.)
Director: Jerry Zucker
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
13.
Super Troopers (2001)
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Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. (100 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
14.
When Louis Met Paul and Debbie (2001 Documentary)
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For 20 years Paul Daniels mesmerised audiences with his conjuring tricks, helped by his wife and assistant... (49 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
“ 7/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
15.
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
16.
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.)
“ 6.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
17.
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
18.
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
“ 6.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
19.
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
“ 6/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
20.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ 6/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
21.
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
“ 6/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
22.
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.)
“ 6/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
23.
Spy Kids (2001)
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The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger. (88 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
24.
The Hole (2001)
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Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter. (102 mins.)
Director: Nick Hamm
“ 5.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
25.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
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An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens. (82 mins.)
Director: John A. Davis
“ 5.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
26.
The Majestic (2001)
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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. (152 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ 5.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
27.
Pulse (2001)
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Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
28.
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)
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The now famous Burt Gummer returns to his hometown of Perfection, Nevada for the first time in years, but the deadliest Graboid evolution yet forces him to save the town he swore to protect. (104 mins.)
Director: Brent Maddock
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
29.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
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Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio. (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Wincer
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
30.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
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A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis. (95 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
31.
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
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
32.
Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla. (105 mins.)
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
“ 5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
33.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. (178 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ 4.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
34.
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
“ 4.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
35.
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
“ 4.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
36.
Bandits (2001)
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Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped. (123 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 4.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
37.
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.)
“ 4.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
38.
Earth vs. the Spider (2001 TV Movie)
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A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders... (90 mins.)
Director: Scott Ziehl
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
39.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
40.
Dagon (2001)
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A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring. (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
41.
Recess: School's Out (2001)
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TJ and company must save summer vacation from disappearing forever. (82 mins.)
Director: Chuck Sheetz
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
42.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
43.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
44.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
45.
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.)
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
46.
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
“ 4/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
47.
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001 Video)
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Seeking the freedom to be a wild dog, the son of Lady and the Tramp runs away to join a gang of junkyard dogs. (69 mins.)
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
48.
Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)
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Dolittle must save a forest and a bear's life. (87 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
49.
Monkeybone (2001)
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In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone. (93 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
50.
Mickey's House of Villains (2001 Video)
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The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over... (70 mins.)
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
51.
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
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
52.
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
“ 3.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
53.
The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)
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A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates. (113 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ 3/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
54.
Pokémon 4Ever (2001)
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Ash must stop a hunter who forces the legendary Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest. (75 mins.)
“ 3/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
55.
Cats & Dogs (2001)
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A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of. (87 mins.)
“ 2.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
56.
How to Make a Monster (2001 TV Movie)
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An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers. (91 mins.)
Director: George Huang
“ 2.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
57.
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
“ 2.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
58.
The Man Who Sued God (2001)
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Billy Connolly plays Steve Myers, a lawyer who became a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property... (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Joffe
“ 2.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
59.
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
“ 2.5/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
60.
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
“ 2.0/10 ” - Sol Harris
 
61.
Children of the Living Dead (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
In 1987 serial murderer and rapist Abbot Hayes disappeared from the morgue. Shortly afterwards, a zombie... (90 mins.)
Director: Tor Ramsey
“ 0.5/10 ” - Sol Harris