Most Voted Comedy Feature Films Released 2001-01-01 to 2001-12-31


1. Monsters, Inc. (2001)

G | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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78 Metascore

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.

Directors: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 703,170 | Gross: $289.92M

2. Amélie (2001)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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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: 626,535 | Gross: $33.23M

3. Shrek (2001)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

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.

Directors: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow

Votes: 534,636 | Gross: $267.67M

4. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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76 Metascore

The eccentric members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly gather under the same roof for various reasons.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 237,728 | Gross: $52.36M

5. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

Votes: 224,416 | Gross: $45.17M

6. American Pie 2 (2001)

R | 108 min | Comedy

6.4
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43 Metascore

Jim and his friends are now in college, and they decide to meet up at the beach house for some fun.

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 219,319 | Gross: $145.10M

7. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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66 Metascore

A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

Director: Sharon Maguire | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones

Votes: 198,183 | Gross: $71.54M

8. Rush Hour 2 (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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48 Metascore

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Ziyi Zhang

Votes: 179,311 | Gross: $226.16M

9. Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis

Votes: 155,393 | Gross: $96.52M

10. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.9
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 137,982 | Gross: $30.06M

11. Scary Movie 2 (2001)

R | 83 min | Comedy

5.3
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29 Metascore

Four teens are tricked by their professor into visiting a haunted house for a school project.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans | Stars: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans, Antony Acker, Mark Barrett

Votes: 133,831 | Gross: $71.31M

12. Shallow Hal (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.9
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48 Metascore

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 118,434 | Gross: $70.84M

13. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

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 sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 111,006 | Gross: $108.25M

14. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

Votes: 110,296 | Gross: $38.35M

15. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

Votes: 104,763 | Gross: $6.22M

16. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 102,312 | Gross: $13.62M

17. Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Vieluf

Votes: 100,364 | Gross: $56.62M

18. Spy Kids (2001)

PG | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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71 Metascore

The children of secret-agent parents must save them from danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 95,644 | Gross: $112.72M

19. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 95,424 | Gross: $50.29M

20. The Mexican (2001)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 94,850 | Gross: $66.81M

21. Super Troopers (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Joey Kern

Votes: 88,179 | Gross: $18.49M

22. Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.7
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32 Metascore

A sendup of all the teen movies that have accumulated in the past two decades.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans, Eric Christian Olsen

Votes: 88,075 | Gross: $38.25M

23. Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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44 Metascore

An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 71,968 | Gross: $47.12M

24. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 71,321 | Gross: $41.31M

25. The Wedding Planner (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.3
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33 Metascore

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.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Justin Chambers

Votes: 68,621 | Gross: $60.40M

26. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.3
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68 Metascore

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wei Zhao, Yat-Fei Wong, Man-Tat Ng

Votes: 65,823 | Gross: $0.49M

27. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 61,145 | Gross: $41.58M

28. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Not Rated | 183 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them - until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta

Votes: 58,425 | Gross: $0.30M

29. The Animal (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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43 Metascore

After receiving organ transplants from various animal donors, a man finds himself taking on the traits of those animals.

Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Edward Asner

Votes: 52,114 | Gross: $57.74M

30. Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.1
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47 Metascore

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

Director: Lawrence Guterman | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 51,351 | Gross: $93.39M

31. America's Sweethearts (2001)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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44 Metascore

A movie publicist deals with the messy public split of his movie's co-stars while keeping reporters at bay while a reclusive director holds the film's print hostage.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julia Roberts, John Cusack, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 51,188 | Gross: $93.61M

32. How High (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.3
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29 Metascore

Two guys by the name of Silas and Jamal decided to one day smoke something magical, which eventually helps them to ace their college entrance exam.

Director: Jesse Dylan | Stars: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps

Votes: 48,410 | Gross: $31.16M

33. Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: David Wain | Stars: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau

Votes: 48,063 | Gross: $0.29M

34. Heartbreakers (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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47 Metascore

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta

Votes: 47,699 | Gross: $40.34M

35. Koroshiya 1 (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 47,173 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Joe Dirt (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.9
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20 Metascore

After being abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon, Joe Dirt tells the story of his journey to find his parents.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach

Votes: 46,155 | Gross: $27.09M

37. Formula 51 (2001)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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23 Metascore

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Nigel Whitmey

Votes: 45,303 | Gross: $5.20M

38. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.5
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13 Metascore

An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.

Director: Tom Green | Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Votes: 42,839 | Gross: $14.25M

39. My Sassy Girl (2001)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A young man sees a drunk, cute woman standing too close to the tracks at a metro station in Seoul and pulls her back. She ends up getting him into trouble repeatedly after that, starting on the train.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Tae-Hyun Cha, Ji-hyun Jun, In-mun Kim, Wok-suk Song

Votes: 41,113

40. 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

R | 125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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21 Metascore

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

Director: Demian Lichtenstein | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater

Votes: 40,912 | Gross: $15.74M

41. Dr. Dolittle 2 (2001)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.7
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49 Metascore

Dolittle must save a forest and a bear's life.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer, Kristen Wilson, Raven-Symoné

Votes: 37,965 | Gross: $112.95M

42. Saving Silverman (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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22 Metascore

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet

Votes: 35,971 | Gross: $19.35M

43. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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52 Metascore

An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Greg Stebner, Woody Allen, John Tormey, John Schuck

Votes: 34,996 | Gross: $7.50M

44. Black Knight (2001)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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32 Metascore

Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 34,405 | Gross: $33.42M

45. Wasabi (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Comedy

6.7
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53 Metascore

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Krawczyk | Stars: Jean Reno, Ryôko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet

Votes: 33,201 | Gross: $0.08M

46. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

Director: Barry Skolnick | Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown

Votes: 32,456 | Gross: $0.09M

47. Exit Wounds (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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39 Metascore

Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 29,617 | Gross: $51.76M

48. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 28,735 | Gross: $3.03M

49. Osmosis Jones (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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57 Metascore

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.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood

Votes: 28,626 | Gross: $13.60M

50. Bubble Boy (2001)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.6
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41 Metascore

A young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married ... See full summary »

Director: Blair Hayes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo

Votes: 27,830 | Gross: $5.00M



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