Top 10 Films of 2001

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1. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

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 L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 361,485 | Gross: $76.63M

2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 782,560 | Gross: $170.74M

3. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Votes: 660,548 | Gross: $33.23M

4. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A retiring police detective pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 50,537 | Gross: $19.72M

5. Spy Game (2001)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

63 Metascore

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 137,089 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 15,422 | Gross: $7.02M

7. No Turning Back (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

45 Metascore

Mexican English teacher Pablo Fernandez seeks a better life for himself and his spoiled daughter Christina (5) after losing his wife in a hurricane. Pablo becomes a tomato picker as illegal... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Montejo, Jesus Nebot | Stars: Jesus Nebot, Chelsea Rendon, Vernee Watson, Susan Haskell

Votes: 296

8. No Such Thing (2001)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

36 Metascore

The story of a young journalist who journeys to Iceland to find her missing fiancée only to encounter a mythical creature. She eventually forges a relationship with the being.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Margrét Ákadóttir, Julie Anderson

Votes: 3,714 | Gross: $0.06M

9. When Strangers Appear (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

A man enters a roadside diner run by a young woman and claims he is being chased by murderers.

Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Josh Lucas, Barry Watson, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 2,616

10. The Believer (2001)

R | 98 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 34,948 | Gross: $0.41M

11. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

94 Metascore

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 558,155 | Gross: $83.47M

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12. Suckers (II) (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy

Ever bought a used car from a dealer before? Want to know what REALLY happens behind the scenes? This movie offers some insight through the eyes of one of the dealers.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Joe Yannetty, Jake Johannsen, Daniel Benzali, David Ackert

Votes: 874

13. The Business of Strangers (2001)

R | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

Two businesswomen bond and reveal their inner natures while getting carried away on a revenge attack against an accused rapist.

Director: Patrick Stettner | Stars: Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Frederick Weller, Mary Testa

Votes: 3,549 | Gross: $1.03M

14. Snakeskin (2001)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A hitchhiker takes two kids on the ride of their dreams, but they soon learn that their newfound hero is just as capable of delivering nightmares.

Director: Gillian Ashurst | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Boyd Kestner, Dean O'Gorman, Oliver Driver

Votes: 456

15. Big Bad Love (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he... See full summary »

Director: Arliss Howard | Stars: Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul Le Mat, Rosanna Arquette

Votes: 609 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Friend (2001)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Four childhood friends go their separate ways, two go off to college while the others become rival gangsters.

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak | Stars: Oh-seong Yu, Dong-Gun Jang, Tae-hwa Seo, Un-taek Jeong

Votes: 4,426

17. Pursuit of Happiness (2001)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

An advertising executive fails to realize that the woman of his dreams is his best friend since first grade, now married to his cheating co-worker.

Director: John Putch | Stars: Frank Whaley, Annabeth Gish, Amy Jo Johnson, Patrick Van Horn

Votes: 392

18. Behind the Sun (2001)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

73 Metascore

When ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother, a young man questions the tradition of violence between two rival families.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 6,390 | Gross: $0.06M

19. Disco Pigs (2001)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A twisted rite of passage.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher, Charles Bark

Votes: 4,095

20. Guns & Talks (2001)

120 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

Four unlikely assassins genuinely care about their customers and victims, meanwhile a prosecutor is on their trail.

Director: Jin Jang | Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Ha-kyun Shin, Won Bin, Jae-yeong Jeong

Votes: 1,702

21. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

55 Metascore

Widowed Liz Garfield (Hope Davis) and her son Bobby (Anton Yelchin) change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan (Sir Anthony Hopkins) enters their lives.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

Votes: 34,384 | Gross: $24.19M

22. The New Women (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Sci-Fi, Comedy

The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby. Lisa spends her nights ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Hughes | Stars: Mary Woronov, Jamie Tolbert, Sandra Kinder, Jane Ray

Votes: 86

23. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

40 Metascore

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

Votes: 1,260 | Gross: $1.42M

24. Sleepless (2001)

R | 117 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Max von Sydow, Stefano Dionisi, Chiara Caselli, Gabriele Lavia

Votes: 5,938

25. Kwik Stop (2001)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

The tale of a Hollywood-bound actor called Lucky whose shoplifting is discovered by a local girl in a small, Midwestern town.

Director: Michael Gilio | Stars: Michael Gilio, Lara Phillips, Rich Komenich, Karin Anglin

Votes: 206

26. Jack the Dog (2001)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

Jack is a womanizer, but settles down with Faith. When the marriage falls apart due to Jack's desire for women, he gets shared custody of his son. Living with his son, slowly things in the mind of Jack are changing.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Nestor Carbonell, Barbara Williams, Andrew J. Ferchland, Travis Fine

Votes: 149

27. The Unsaid (2001)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A seemingly-untroubled adolescent carries disturbing secrets that compel a psychiatrist to unearth the patient's gruesome past.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Andy Garcia, Vincent Kartheiser, Trevor Blumas, Chelsea Field

Votes: 5,988

28. Suddenly Naked (2001)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A famous 'Jackie Collins' type novelist falls for a quirky twenty year old kid.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Peter Coyote, Joe Cobden, Emmanuelle Vaugier

Votes: 392

29. On the Edge (2001)

R | 85 min | Drama

On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,643

30. Gabriela (2001)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Mike is romantic and persistent, a social worker at a psychiatric clinic who falls for a new intern. Gabriela is passionate; she's also engaged; although her love for her fiance Patrick ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Jay Miller | Stars: Jaime Gomez, Seidy Lopez, Zach Galligan, Troy Winbush

Votes: 1,404 | Gross: $2.33M

31. Out of the Black (2001)

106 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Two brothers struggle to uncover the truth behind the mining accident that killed their father and bankrupted the town.

Director: Karl Kozak | Stars: Sally Kirkland, Tyler Christopher, Jason Widener, Jack Conley

Votes: 239

32. The Holy Land (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama

58 Metascore

A coming-of-age saga set against the tense backdrop of Arab-Israeli politics. Mendy is a young Rabbinical student whose mind is too full of curiosity about the world that exists outside the... See full summary »

Director: Eitan Gorlin | Stars: Oren Rehany, Tchelet Semel, Saul Stein, Albert Iluz

Votes: 244 | Gross: $0.60M

33. Rain (I) (2001)

R | 97 min | Drama, Action, Romance

A tragedy that tells the story of murder, sex and redemption against the backdrop of a dead-end town.

Director: Katherine Lindberg | Stars: Melora Walters, Kris Park, Jamey Sheridan, Diane Ladd

Votes: 293

34. Finder's Fee (2001)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

A man finds a wallet containing a winning lottery ticket worth $6 million.

Director: Jeff Probst | Stars: Erik Palladino, Ryan Reynolds, Dash Mihok, Carly Pope

Votes: 2,070

35. What Matters Most (2001)

105 min | Drama

Despite different backgrounds and disapproving parents, a working-class teen falls in love with the wealthy son of a prominent family in a small West Texas town.

Director: Jane Cusumano | Stars: Chad Allen, Polly Cole, Gretchen German, Marshall R. Teague

Votes: 191

36. Anacardium (2001)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

A dark suspense thriller about revenge, love and deception revolving around a wronged husband who plots to confront his wife''s lover.

Director: Scott Thomas | Stars: Frank John Hughes, Richard Ruccolo, Laura Cayouette, Bob Rumnock

Votes: 134

37. Time Out (2001)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

88 Metascore

An unemployed man finds his life sinking more and more into trouble as he hides his situation from his family and friends.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet, Jean-Pierre Mangeot

Votes: 4,494 | Gross: $0.45M

38. The Son's Room (2001)

R | 99 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A psychoanalyst and his family go through profound emotional trauma when their son dies in a scuba diving accident.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Laura Morante, Jasmine Trinca, Giuseppe Sanfelice

Votes: 16,590 | Gross: $1.01M

39. Session 9 (2001)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery

58 Metascore

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas

Votes: 50,165 | Gross: $0.38M

40. Turning Paige (2001)

109 min | Drama

A young would-be writer is forced to confront her past upon the return of her angry, wayward brother.

Director: Robert Cuffley | Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Katharine Isabelle, Philip DeWilde, Torri Higginson

Votes: 223

41. A Day in Black and White (2001)

80 min | Drama

Two men identified only as Black Man and White Man start the film as a discussion over a speech on race to be given at school the next day and escalates into an argument about the ... See full summary »

Director: Desmond Hall | Stars: Harold Perrineau, Stephanie Berry, Anthony DeSando, Francie Swift

Votes: 101

42. Sam the Man (2001)

TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Annabella Sciorra, Alex Porter, John Slattery

Votes: 157

43. Sunday (2001)

95 min | Drama

The "journey" of a police inspector and an orphan girl (Domenica) through the streets of Naples in the course of a single day. The Inspector, on his last day on the job, must accompany the ... See full summary »

Director: Wilma Labate | Stars: Claudio Amendola, Domenica Giuliano, Annabella Sciorra, Valerio Binasco

Votes: 72

44. The Safety of Objects (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama

58 Metascore

A series of overlapping stories about four suburban families dealing with different maladies. Esther Gold's life is consumed by caring for her comatose son; Jim Train is sent into a ... See full summary »

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Glenn Close, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Kay Place, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $0.32M



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