2001 from best to worstby Hirsch777 | created - 19 Oct 2012 | updated - 25 Oct 2016 | Public
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1. Evolution (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 108,318 | Gross: $38.35M
2. Ocean's Eleven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller
Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.
Votes: 444,126 | Gross: $183.41M
3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 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.
Votes: 320,388 | Gross: $108.64M
PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,388,133 | Gross: $315.54M
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 516,150 | Gross: $317.58M
6. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 225,196 | Gross: $165.09M
7. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 335,590 | Gross: $76.63M
8. K-PAX (2001)
PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 161,063 | Gross: $50.34M
9. Domestic Disturbance (2001)
PG-13 | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When Danny witnessed Rick murder a man, Frank has to protect his son from the greatest danger.
Votes: 22,481 | Gross: $45.21M
10. American Pie 2 (2001)
R | 108 min | Comedy
Jim and his friends are now in college, and they decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.
Votes: 215,051 | Gross: $145.10M
11. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 651,827 | Gross: $0.19M
12. Der Schuh des Manitu (2001)
87 min | Comedy, Western
Abahachi, Chief of the Apache Indians, and his blood brother Ranger maintain peace and justice in the Wild West. One day, Abahachi needs to take up a credit from the Shoshone Indians to ... See full summary »
13. Monsters, Inc. (2001)
G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 671,731 | Gross: $289.92M
14. Bully (2001)
R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.
Votes: 31,166 | Gross: $1.54M
15. The Majestic (2001)
PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 47,825 | Gross: $27.81M
16. Rush Hour 2 (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.
Votes: 174,561 | Gross: $226.16M
17. Iris (I) (2001)
R | 91 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 15,646 | Gross: $1.29M
18. The Experiment (2001)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
Votes: 84,158 | Gross: $0.14M
19. Blow (2001)
R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel, headed by Pablo Escobar established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.
Votes: 214,325 | Gross: $52.99M
20. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 518,521 | Gross: $267.67M
21. Lammbock (2001)
Unrated | 93 min | Comedy
Stefan and Kai have good going business, self-grown cannabis screened as pizza delivering service. For now they only have to deal with aphids.
22. Spy Game (2001)
R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
Votes: 129,194 | Gross: $0.03M
23. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 296,725 | Gross: $96.52M
24. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 92,217 | Gross: $7.49M
25. Monster's Ball (2001)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 75,697 | Gross: $31.25M
26. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 703,854 | Gross: $170.74M
27. From Hell (2001)
R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.
Votes: 133,793 | Gross: $31.60M
28. The Mummy Returns (2001)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 268,810 | Gross: $202.02M
29. Swordfish (2001)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 163,574 | Gross: $69.77M
30. Jurassic Park III (2001)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 245,642 | Gross: $181.17M
31. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
R | 104 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 135,816 | Gross: $30.06M
32. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.
Votes: 40,055 | Gross: $15.74M
33. Cats & Dogs (2001)
PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.
Votes: 49,857 | Gross: $93.39M
34. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 301,572 | Gross: $144.53M
35. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 193,504 | Gross: $180.01M
36. Spirited Away (2001)
PG | 125 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 494,657 | Gross: $10.06M
37. Ali (2001)
R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.
Votes: 84,512 | Gross: $58.20M
38. A Knight's Tale (2001)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.
Votes: 148,964 | Gross: $56.57M
39. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.
Votes: 261,046 | Gross: $78.62M
40. Koroshiya 1 (2001)
R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Votes: 45,943 | Gross: $0.01M
41. The Hole (2001)
R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
42. Amélie (2001)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 603,036 | Gross: $33.23M
43. The Devil's Backbone (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Horror
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.
Votes: 53,378 | Gross: $0.75M
44. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
R | 91 min | Horror
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!
Votes: 70,335 | Gross: $41.87M
45. Jeepers Creepers (2001)
R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery
A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.
Votes: 97,427 | Gross: $37.90M
46. Zoolander (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy
At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Votes: 219,226 | Gross: $45.17M
47. Spy Kids (2001)
PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.
Votes: 92,909 | Gross: $112.72M
48. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Votes: 171,430 | Gross: $131.14M
49. Scary Movie 2 (2001)
R | 83 min | Comedy
Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.
Votes: 130,553 | Gross: $71.31M
50. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.
Votes: 56,100 | Gross: $36.85M