My Best Films of 2001by g_monte | created - 05 Jul 2011 | updated - 21 Dec 2016 | Public
Out of 365 films seen. All rated 8/10 or higher.
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1. Mulholland Dr. (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: 273,054 | Gross: $7.22M
2. Ni na bian ji dian (2001)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A watch salesman meets a young woman soon leaving for Paris and becomes infatuated, so he begins to change all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time.
Votes: 3,935 | Gross: $0.19M
3. 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: 100,371 | Gross: $13.62M
4. 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: 263,311 | Gross: $78.62M
5. 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: 70,286 | Gross: $41.31M
9. 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: 505,655 | Gross: $10.06M
10. Hatuna Meuheret (2001)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,766 | Gross: $1.55M
11. Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001)
R | 104 min | Drama
In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.
Votes: 9,031 | Gross: $3.29M
13. The Grey Zone (2001)
R | 108 min | Drama, History, War
A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Votes: 9,382 | Gross: $0.52M
14. Éloge de l'amour (2001)
PG | 97 min | Drama
In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young, one mature and the other elderly. At this point the author comes into contact ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,466 | Gross: $0.25M
15. 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: 660,978 | Gross: $0.19M
16. 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: 103,566 | Gross: $6.22M
17. Je rentre à la maison (2001)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
The comfortable daily routines of aging Parisian actor Gilbert Valence, 76, are suddenly shaken when he learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car crash. ... See full summary »
19. Promises (2001)
106 min | Documentary
Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,466 | Gross: $0.24M
20. Il mestiere delle armi (2001)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War
The history of the first victim of modern artillery and its moving agony, amidst conspiracies and betrayals of the powerful. Life and death of Giovanni De' Medici, a young brave captain in ... See full summary »
22. Le cas Pinochet (2001)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary
True story of the saga that was hoped to be the long-awaited justice brought to bear upon Augosto Pinochet, Chilean dictator from 1973 to 1990. In September 1998, Pinochet flew to London on... See full summary »
23. Children Underground (2001)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.
25. Lantana (2001)
R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.
Votes: 17,317 | Gross: $4.46M
28. Operai, contadini (2001)
123 min | Drama
A group of men and women of all generations have been brought together in the course of their travels after World War II, when Italy regained its national unity. Amid the ruins of this ... See full summary »
29. Waking Life (2001)
R | 99 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
Votes: 54,608 | Gross: $2.89M
30. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 40,532 | Gross: $1.06M
32. Safar e Ghandehar (2001)
Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War
After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.
Votes: 6,010 | Gross: $0.02M
33. Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (2001)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.
Votes: 308 | Gross: $0.01M
34. 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: 76,119 | Gross: $31.25M
36. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
R | 172 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 5,866 | Gross: $3.79M
37. En sång för Martin (2001)
PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Famous composer Martin meets concertmaster Barbara at one of his performances, and the two fall in love. After divorcing their spouses, Martin and Barbara marry and begin a happy life ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,005 | Gross: $0.03M
38. Ce vieux rêve qui bouge (2001)
51 min | Comedy, Drama
A chronicle of the last days of a factory that is about to shut down. Among the workers forced to idle away until the end of the week, Jacques, a young technician is busy dismantling a ... See full summary »
40. 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: 523,313 | Gross: $267.67M
41. Lovely & Amazing (2001)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.
Votes: 6,362 | Gross: $4.19M
42. The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
R | 108 min | Drama
A young woman, played by Martha Plimpton learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job in NYC and goes on a journey to find her birth mother - played by Jaqueline Bissett.