Most Popular Feature Films Released 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31
1. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 174,492 | Gross: $71.50M
2. 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: 450,665 | Gross: $317.56M
PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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: 1,251,844 | Gross: $313.84M
4. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 587,059 | Gross: $0.73M
5. Mulholland Drive (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 240,114 | Gross: $7.22M
6. 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: 424,777 | Gross: $10.05M
7. 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: 619,117 | Gross: $170.71M
8. 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 on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Votes: 308,917 | Gross: $76.26M
9. Black Hawk Down (2001)
R | 144 min | Drama, History, War
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.
Votes: 294,936 | Gross: $108.64M
11. 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: 274,589 | Gross: $144.51M
12. 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: 540,526 | Gross: $33.20M
15. 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, two monsters realize things may not be what they think.
Votes: 593,824 | Gross: $289.91M
17. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 209,795 | Gross: $165.09M
18. Shrek (2001)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
After his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back.
Votes: 471,678 | Gross: $267.65M
19. Legally Blonde (2001)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 133,421 | Gross: $95.00M
20. 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: 137,997 | Gross: $56.08M
21. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
Votes: 256,326 | Gross: $198.54M
22. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventuress Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Votes: 158,253 | Gross: $131.14M
23. American Pie 2 (2001)
R | 108 min | Comedy
In this sequel to the hit comedy American Pie (1999), the high school students are now in college. These close friends decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.
Votes: 201,635 | Gross: $145.10M
24. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.
Votes: 225,456 | Gross: $57.39M
25. 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: 249,632 | Gross: $202.01M
26. 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: 240,623 | Gross: $78.62M
27. Super Troopers (2001)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 76,730 | Gross: $18.49M
28. The Others (2001)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.
Votes: 271,053 | Gross: $96.47M
30. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
Votes: 41,145 | Gross: $0.29M
31. The Princess Diaries (2001)
G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her 16th year.
Votes: 95,208 | Gross: $108.24M
32. Original Sin (2001)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.
Votes: 45,238 | Gross: $16.25M
34. Hardball (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sport
An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.
Votes: 22,850 | Gross: $40.22M
35. Planet of the Apes (2001)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.
Votes: 178,619 | Gross: $180.01M
38. Ghost World (2001)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 96,827 | Gross: $6.20M
39. Vanilla Sky (2001)
R | 136 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.
Votes: 208,049 | Gross: $100.61M
40. 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: 129,345 | Gross: $30.06M
41. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Votes: 92,116 | Gross: $13.62M
43. 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: 122,065 | Gross: $0.03M
44. The Wedding Planner (2001)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 61,826 | Gross: $60.40M
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 on the last day of its ritualistic eating spree.
Votes: 87,923 | Gross: $37.47M
46. Sex and Lucia (2001)
R | 128 min | Drama, Romance
Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.
Votes: 29,668 | Gross: $1.49M
47. Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.
Votes: 73,453 | Gross: $84.04M
48. Gosford Park (2001)
R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 65,609 | Gross: $41.30M
49. 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: 66,010 | Gross: $41.87M
50. Serendipity (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.
Votes: 86,100 | Gross: $49.97M