Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 2001: Ranked by Votes!

Fasten your seatbelts, movie buffs! We’re about to take a cinematic journey back to 2001 – a year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of unforgettable films. From magical wizarding worlds to epic historical dramas, 2001 was a year that truly had it all. But which films stole the show and won the hearts of viewers worldwide? We’ve crunched the numbers, tallied the votes, and are ready to roll out the red carpet for the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 2001. So, grab your popcorn, settle into your seat, and prepare for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Whether you’re a film fanatic or a casual viewer, this list is sure to spark some lively debate and maybe even inspire a movie marathon or two. Lights, camera, action – let’s dive in!
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release Date: 2001-12-18

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Action

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” is a captivating fantasy film released on December 18, 2001. It follows the journey of Frodo Baggins, a young hobbit who must protect a mysterious ring from its evil creator. Alongside a diverse fellowship, including talented actors like Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, and Liv Tyler, Frodo embarks on an epic adventure to destroy the ring and save Middle-earth. It’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of 2001!

Cast: Elijah Wood (Frodo) , Ian McKellen (Gandalf) , Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) , Sean Bean (Boromir) , Sean Astin (Sam) , Ian Holm (Bilbo) , Billy Boyd (Pippin) , Dominic Monaghan (Merry) , Christopher Lee (Saruman) , Liv Tyler (Arwen) , John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) , Orlando Bloom (Legolas) , Hugo Weaving (Elrond) , Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) , Brent McIntyre (Witch-King) , Sala Baker (Sauron) , Alan Howard (The Ring (voice)) , Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) , Craig Parker (Haldir) , Marton Csokas (Celeborn) , Peter McKenzie (Elendil) , Mark Ferguson (Gil-Galad) , Harry Sinclair (Isildur) , Andy Serkis (Gollum) , Noel Appleby (Everard Proudfoot)

Directors: Peter Jackson

Writers: Peter Jackson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens

Tags: elves, dwarf, orcs, loss of loved one, based on novel or book, river, mountain, mine, maze, magic, fireworks, castle, volcano, birthday party, uncle, addiction, fugitive, battle, death, blizzard, wizard, journey, ring, live action and animation, sword and sorcery

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Release Date: 2001-11-16

Genres: Adventure, Fantasy

“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” is a captivating fantasy film released on November 16, 2001. It tells the story of Harry Potter, a young boy who discovers he’s a powerful wizard on his 11th birthday. With the guidance of the kind headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on a thrilling journey to uncover the truth about his parents’ deaths and confront the villain responsible. Starring talented actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who loves magic and adventure.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) , Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) , Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) , Richard Harris (Albus Dumbledore) , Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) , Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) , Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) , Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) , Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) , Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell / Lord Voldemort (voice)) , Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) , John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) , David Bradley (Argus Filch) , Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) , Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood) , Warwick Davis (Goblin Bank Teller / Filius Flitwick / Griphook (voice)) , Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) , James Phelps (Fred Weasley) , Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) , John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) , Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) , Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas) , Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) , Jamie Waylett (Crabbe) , Josh Herdman (Goyle)

Directors: Chris Columbus

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves

Tags: london, england, witch, based on novel or book, magic, school friend, child hero, school of witchcraft, chosen one, friendship, boarding school, school, shopping, fantasy world, wizard, christmas, based on young adult novel, forbidden, owl

A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Release Date: 2001-12-11

Genres: Drama, Romance

“A Beautiful Mind” is a captivating movie released in 2001 that tells the story of John Nash, a brilliant mathematician struggling with schizophrenia. Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and a talented ensemble cast, the film takes us on a rollercoaster ride as Nash’s life takes a dark turn after he becomes involved in secret cryptography work. Prepare to be enthralled by this gripping tale of triumph and tragedy.”

Cast: Russell Crowe (John Nash) , Jennifer Connelly (Alicia Nash) , Ed Harris (William Parcher) , Paul Bettany (Charles Herman) , Christopher Plummer (Dr. Rosen) , Josh Lucas (Martin Hansen) , Adam Goldberg (Richard Sol) , Anthony Rapp (Bender) , Judd Hirsch (Helinger) , Jason Gray-Stanford (Ainsley Neilson) , Austin Pendleton (Thomas King) , Vivien Cardone (Marcee) , Jillie Simon (Bar Co-Ed) , Victor Steinbach (Prof. Horner) , Tanya Clarke (Becky) , Thomas F. Walsh (Captain) , Jesse Doran (General) , Kent Cassella (Analyst) , Patrick Blindauer (MIT Student) , John Blaylock (Photographer) , Roy Thinnes (Governor) , Anthony Easton (Young Man) , Cheryl Howard (Harvard Administrator) , Josh Pais (Princeton Professor) , David B. Allen (John Nash Teenager)

Directors: Ron Howard

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar

Tags: individual, schizophrenia, massachusetts, love of one’s life, intelligence, mathematician, market economy, economic theory, princeton university, nobel prize, mathematical theorem, biography, mathematics, genius, delusion, math genius, savant

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

Release Date: 2001-06-06

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery

“Mulholland Drive” is a captivating mystery film released in 2001. Set in Hollywood, it follows the story of Betty Elms, a hopeful actress, who encounters a mysterious woman suffering from amnesia. As they embark on a quest to uncover her identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher faces his own troubles. Starring talented actors like Naomi Watts and Laura Harring, this movie is a must-watch for its intriguing plot and stellar performances.

Cast: Naomi Watts (Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn) , Laura Harring (Rita / Camilla Rhodes) , Justin Theroux (Adam Kesher) , Ann Miller (Coco) , Mark Pellegrino (Joe) , Robert Forster (Detective Harry McKnight) , Brent Briscoe (Detective Neal Domgaard) , Dan Hedaya (Vincenzo Castigliane) , Angelo Badalamenti (Luigi Castigliane) , Monty Montgomery (Cowboy) , Lee Grant (Louise Bonner) , James Karen (Wally Brown) , Chad Everett (Jimmy Katz) , Richard Green (Magician) , Rebekah Del Rio (Herself) , Melissa George (Camilla Rhodes) , Jeanne Bates (Irene) , Dan Birnbaum (Irene’s Companion) , Lori Heuring (Lorraine Kesher) , Marcus Graham (Vincent Darby) , Michael J. Anderson (Mr. Roque) , Patrick Fischler (Dan) , Michael Cooke (Herb) , Bonnie Aarons (Bum) , Geno Silva (Cookie Park Hotel Manager / Club Silencio M.C.)

Directors: David Lynch

Writers: David Lynch

Tags: schizophrenia, detective, identity, amnesia, loss of sense of reality, suppressed past, hitman, trauma, key, nightmare, bisexuality, hallucination, surreal, job interview, casting, surrealism, hollywood, los angeles, california, car accident, audition, doppelgänger, neo-noir

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Release Date: 2001-10-24

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery

“Donnie Darko” is a mind-bending thriller released in 2001 that follows the story of a troubled teenager named Donnie, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. After surviving a strange accident, Donnie starts seeing a mysterious bunny rabbit that convinces him to commit a series of crimes. With a stellar cast including Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this movie is a must-watch for fans of psychological dramas.

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal (Donnie Darko) , Jena Malone (Gretchen Ross) , James Duval (Frank) , Drew Barrymore (Karen Pomeroy) , Beth Grant (Kitty Farmer) , Maggie Gyllenhaal (Elizabeth Darko) , Mary McDonnell (Mrs. Rose Darko) , Holmes Osborne (Eddie Darko) , Noah Wyle (Prof. Kenneth Monnitoff) , Katharine Ross (Dr. Lilian Thurman) , Patrick Swayze (Jim Cunningham) , Daveigh Chase (Samantha Darko) , Arthur Taxier (Dr. Fisher) , David St. James (Bob Garland) , Patience Cleveland (Roberta Sparrow / Grandma Death) , Jazzie Mahannah (Joanie James) , Jolene Purdy (Cherita Chen) , David Moreland (Principal Cole) , Kristina Malota (Susie Bates) , Marina Malota (Emily Bates) , Scotty Leavenworth (David) , Phyllis Lyons (Anne Fisher) , Gary Lundy (Sean Smith) , Alex Greenwald (Seth Devlin) , Stuart Stone (Ronald Fisher)

Directors: Richard Kelly

Writers: Richard Kelly

Tags: fire, parent child relationship, halloween, airplane, time travel, loss, school performance, imaginary friend, surrealism, suburbia, vision, cult film, mental illness, virginia, sleepwalking, 1980s, parallel universe, plot twist

The Others

The Others

Release Date: 2001-08-02

Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

“The Others” is a gripping supernatural thriller released in 2001. Starring Nicole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston, the movie follows Grace, a devoted mother who lives in a dark house to protect her light-sensitive children. As strange occurrences and eerie visions unfold, Grace’s determination to shield her family from the haunting forces takes center stage, making for a chilling and suspenseful watch.

Cast: Nicole Kidman (Grace Stewart) , Christopher Eccleston (Charles Stewart) , Alakina Mann (Anne Stewart) , James Bentley (Nicholas Stewart) , Fionnula Flanagan (Mrs. Bertha Mills) , Eric Sykes (Mr. Edmund Tuttle) , Elaine Cassidy (Lydia) , Renée Asherson (Old Lady) , Gordon Reid (Assistant) , Keith Allen (Mr. Marlish) , Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Marlish) , Alexander Vince (Victor Marlish) , Ricardo López (Second Assistant) , Aldo Grilo (Gardener)

Directors: Alejandro Amenábar

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Henry James

Tags: christianity, servant, cemetery, suicide attempt, shotgun, world war ii, nanny, nightmare, bible, haunted house, channel islands, mansion, soldier, gardener, photosensitivity, photo album, 1940s, spiritism, jersey island

Moulin Rouge!

Moulin Rouge!

Release Date: 2001-05-24

Genres: Drama, Romance, Music

“Moulin Rouge!” is a captivating and visually stunning movie set in the vibrant and extravagant world of a Parisian nightclub in the late 19th century. It tells the story of a young poet who falls deeply in love with the club’s most enchanting star, leading to a passionate and tumultuous affair. With a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, this 2001 film is a celebration of love, creativity, and the allure of the Moulin Rouge.

Cast: Nicole Kidman (Satine) , Ewan McGregor (Christian) , John Leguizamo (Toulouse-Lautrec) , Jim Broadbent (Harold Zidler) , Richard Roxburgh (The Duke) , Garry McDonald (The Doctor) , Jacek Koman (The Unconscious Argentinean) , Matthew Whittet (Satie) , Kerry Walker (Marie) , Caroline O’Connor (Nini Legs in the Air) , Christine Anu (Arabia) , Natalie Mendoza (China Doll) , Lara Mulcahy (Môme Fromage) , David Wenham (Audrey) , Kylie Minogue (The Green Fairy) , Ozzy Osbourne (Voice of the Green Fairy) , Deobia Oparei (Le Chocolat) , Linal Haft (Warner) , Keith Robinson (Le Petomane) , Peter Whitford (Stage Manager) , Norman Kaye (Satine’s Doctor) , Arthur Dignam (Christian’s Father) , Carole Skinner (Landlady) , Jonathan Hardy (Man in the Moon) , Plácido Domingo (Voice of Man in the Moon)

Directors: Baz Luhrmann

Writers: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Tags: paris, france, nightclub, fairy, courtesan, duke, musical, poet, terminal illness, love, writer, prostitution, death, illness, tuberculosis, bohemian, dance hall, 19th century, early 1900s, belle epoque, dying in arms, jukebox musical

I Am Sam

I Am Sam

Release Date: 2001-12-28

Genres: Drama

“I Am Sam” is a heartwarming movie released in 2001 that tells the story of Sam, a neurodivergent man who becomes a single father to his daughter Lucy after her mother abandons them. As Lucy grows up, Sam’s parenting abilities are questioned, leading to authorities taking her away. With the help of a high-priced lawyer named Rita, Sam fights to regain custody of his daughter, teaching her the true meaning of love and family along the way. Starring Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Dakota Fanning, this film is a touching exploration of the power of parental love and the importance of acceptance.

Cast: Sean Penn (Sam Dawson) , Michelle Pfeiffer (Rita Harrison Williams) , Dianne Wiest (Annie Cassell) , Dakota Fanning (Lucy Diamond Dawson) , Richard Schiff (Mr. Turner) , Loretta Devine (Margaret Calgrove) , Marin Hinkle (Patricia) , Laura Dern (Randy Carpenter) , Brad Silverman (Brad) , Joseph Rosenberg (Joe) , Stanley DeSantis (Robert) , Doug Hutchison (Ifty) , Bobby Cooper (George) , Mary Steenburgen (Dr. Blake) , Eileen Ryan (Estelle Dawson) , Michael B. Silver (Dr. Jaslow) , Rosalind Chao (Lily) , Ken Jenkins (Judge Philip McNeily) , Wendy Phillips (Miss Wright) , Mason Lucero (Conner Rhodes) , Scott Paulin (Duncan Rhodes) , Kit McDonough (Ms. Davis) , Kimberly Scott (Gertie) , Chase MacKenzie Bebak (Willy Harrison) , Rafer Weigel (Bruce)

Directors: Jessie Nelson

Writers: Jessie Nelson, Kristine Johnson

Tags: mentally disabled, foster parents, lawyer, pro bono, social services, coffee shop manager, pizza hut, children’s book, locked door, child custody, woman director, father daughter relationship, neurodiversity

The Man Who Wasn't There

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Release Date: 2001-10-26

Genres: Crime, Drama

“The Man Who Wasn’t There” is a captivating film set in 1949, telling the story of Ed Crane, a dissatisfied barber who seizes a mysterious opportunity to change his life after discovering his wife’s infidelity. With an impressive cast including Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, and Scarlett Johansson, this movie takes you on a thrilling journey of murder, crime, and punishment. Released on October 26, 2001, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year!

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton (Ed Crane) , Frances McDormand (Doris Crane) , Michael Badalucco (Frank) , James Gandolfini (Big Dave Brewster) , Katherine Borowitz (Ann Nirdlinger Brewster) , Jon Polito (Creighton Tolliver) , Scarlett Johansson (Birdy Abundas) , Richard Jenkins (Walter Abundas) , Tony Shalhoub (Freddy Riedenschneider) , Christopher Kriesa (Officer Persky) , Brian Haley (Officer Krebs) , Jack McGee (P.I. Burns) , Gregg Binkley (The New Man) , Alan Fudge (Dr. Diedrickson) , Lilyan Chauvin (Medium) , Adam Alexi-Malle (Jacques Carcanogues) , Ted Rooney (Bingo Caller) , Abraham Benrubi (Party Man) , Christian Ferratti (Child) , Rhoda Gemignani (Costanza) , E.J. Callahan (Customer) , Brooke Smith (Sobbing Prisoner) , Ron Ross (Banker) , Hallie Singleton (Waitress) , Jon Donnelly (Gatto Eater)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Tags: california, hairdresser, small town, con man, insurance fraud, black and white, barber, neo-noir, 1940s

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Royal Tenenbaums

Release Date: 2001-10-05

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“The Royal Tenenbaums” is a heartwarming and quirky film released in 2001. It tells the story of the Tenenbaum family, whose reunion after years of separation brings together a cast of talented actors including Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Seymour Cassel, and Kumar Pallana. With a backdrop of betrayal, failure, and disaster, this unexpected winter reunion showcases the extraordinary lives of the Tenenbaum children, who were once considered geniuses.

Cast: Gene Hackman (Royal Tenenbaum) , Anjelica Huston (Etheline Tenenbaum) , Ben Stiller (Chassie Tenenbaum) , Gwyneth Paltrow (Margot Helen Tenenbaum) , Luke Wilson (Richie Tenenbaum) , Owen Wilson (Eli Cash) , Bill Murray (Raleigh St. Clair) , Danny Glover (Henry Sherman) , Seymour Cassel (Dusty) , Kumar Pallana (Pagoda) , Alec Baldwin (Narrator (voice)) , Grant Rosenmeyer (Ari Tenenbaum) , Jonah Meyerson (Uzi Tenenbaum) , Aram Aslanian-Persico (Young Chas Tenenbaum) , Irina Gorovaia (Young Margot Tenenbaum) , Amedeo Turturro (Young Richie Tenenbaum) , Stephen Lea Sheppard (Dudley Heinsbergen) , James Fitzgerald (Young Eli Cash) , Larry Pine (Peter Bradley) , Don McKinnon (Detective) , Frank Wood (Hotel Manager) , Al Thompson (Walter Sherman) , Jennifer Wachtell (Rachael Tenenbaum) , Donal Lardner Ward (Hotel Clerk) , Andrew Wilson (Farmer Father / Tex Hayward)

Directors: Wes Anderson

Writers: Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson

Tags: cigarette, forgiveness, child prodigy, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, family conflict

Training Day

Training Day

Release Date: 2001-10-05

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

“Training Day” is a gripping crime thriller released in 2001, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Set on the rookie cop’s first day as a narcotics officer, he finds himself partnered with a seemingly corrupt detective. As they navigate the dangerous world of drugs and crime, the rookie soon realizes that his partner may not be who he appears to be. With a stellar cast and intense performances, this movie is definitely one of the best voted films of 2001.

Cast: Denzel Washington (Alonzo Harris) , Ethan Hawke (Jake Hoyt) , Scott Glenn (Roger) , Tom Berenger (Stan Gursky) , Harris Yulin (Doug Rosselli) , Raymond J. Barry (Lou Jacobs) , Cliff Curtis (Smiley) , Dr. Dre (Paul) , Snoop Dogg (Blue) , Eva Mendes (Sara) , Macy Gray (Sandman’s Wife) , Charlotte Ayanna (Lisa) , Nick Chinlund (Tim) , Jaime Gomez (Mark) , Raymond Cruz (Sniper) , Noel Gugliemi (Moreno) , Samantha Esteban (Letty) , Richard Browner (Waiter (Dining Car)) , Ronald Ellis (Gangster) , William English (Dice Player #4) , Kyjel N. Jolly (Alonzo’s Son) , Fran Kranz (College Driver) , Janeen Krikorian (Waitress (Diner)) , Princera Lee (Wig Store Owner) , Seidy López (Dreamer)

Directors: Antoine Fuqua

Writers: David Ayer

Tags: poker, california, police brutality, war on drugs, drug trafficking, drug dealer, bratva (russian mafia), police corruption, los angeles, california, gang member, rookie cop, narcotics cop, mexican american, barrio, cholo, neo-noir

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean’s Eleven

Release Date: 2001-12-07

Genres: Thriller, Crime

“Ocean’s Eleven” is a thrilling heist film released on December 7, 2001. Led by the charismatic thief Danny Ocean, a hand-picked crew of specialists, including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Julia Roberts, plans to steal over $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos in just one night. As Danny risks his chances of reconciling with his ex-wife, Tess, the movie promises an exciting blend of action, suspense, and a star-studded cast.

Cast: George Clooney (Danny Ocean) , Matt Damon (Linus Caldwell) , Andy García (Terry Benedict) , Brad Pitt (Rusty Ryan) , Julia Roberts (Tess Ocean) , Casey Affleck (Virgil Malloy) , Scott Caan (Turk Malloy) , Elliott Gould (Reuben Tishkoff) , Eddie Jemison (Livingston Dell) , Bernie Mac (Frank Catton) , Shaobo Qin (Yen) , Carl Reiner (Saul Bloom) , Cecelia Ann Birt (Board Member #1 (voice)) , Paul L. Nolan (Board Member #2 (voice)) , Carol Florence (Board Member #3 (voice)) , Lori Galinski (Blackjack Dealer) , Mark Gantt (Bartender) , Tim Perez (Security Guard) , Frank Patton III (Lockbox Carrier) , Jorge R. Hernandez (FBI Man #1) , Tim Snay (FBI Man #2) , Miguel Pérez (Explosives Cop) , Lennox Lewis (Self) , Wladimir Klitschko (Self) , Barry Brandt (Technician #1)

Directors: Steven Soderbergh

Writers: George Clayton Johnson, Ted Griffin, Jack Golden Russell, Harry Brown, Charles Lederer

Tags: prison, casino, pickpocket, strip club, thief, caper, heist, con artist, atlantic city, salt lake city, utah, las vegas, card dealer, explosives expert

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También

Release Date: 2001-06-08

Genres: Drama, Romance

“Y Tu Mamá También” is a captivating Mexican film released in 2001 that follows the journey of two teenage boys and a captivating older woman on a road trip. As they explore the beautiful landscapes of Mexico, they discover valuable life lessons about friendship, love, and self-discovery. With a talented cast including Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Maribel Verdú, this movie is a must-watch for anyone seeking an engaging and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

Cast: Gael García Bernal (Julio Zapata) , Diego Luna (Tenoch Iturbide) , Maribel Verdú (Luisa Cortés) , Daniel Giménez Cacho (Narrator (voice)) , Diana Bracho (Silvia Allende de Iturbide) , Verónica Langer (María Eugenia Calles de Huerta) , María Aura (Cecilia Huerta) , Emilio Echevarría (Miguel Iturbide) , Marta Aura (Enriqueta ‘Queta’ Allende) , Silverio Palacios (Jesús ‘Chuy’ Carranza) , Ana López Mercado (Ana Morelos) , Andrés Almeida (Diego ‘Saba’ Madero) , Nathan Grinberg (Manuel Huerta) , Giselle Audirac (Nicole Bazaine) , Arturo Ríos (Esteban Morelos) , Juan Carlos Remolina (Alejandro ‘Jano’ Montes de Oca) , Liboria Rodríguez (Leodegaria ‘Leo’ Victoria) , Mayra Sérbulo (Mabel Juárez de Carranza) , Amaury Sérbulo (Christian Carranza) , Andrea López (Lucero Carranza) , Jorge Vergara (President)

Directors: Alfonso Cuarón

Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón

Tags: mexico, adolescence, beach, group sex, male friendship, road trip, coming of age, human relationship, new mexican cinema, self reflection, melodrama

Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

Release Date: 2001-03-14

Genres: Drama, War, History

“Enemy at the Gates” is a thrilling war movie released in 2001. Set during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII, it follows the intense cat-and-mouse game between a Russian and a German sniper. With a star-studded cast including Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, and Ed Harris, this film is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Cast: Jude Law (Vassili Zaitsev) , Joseph Fiennes (Commisar Danilov) , Rachel Weisz (Tania Chernova) , Ed Harris (Major König) , Bob Hoskins (Nikita Khrushchev) , Ron Perlman (Koulikov) , Eva Mattes (Mother Filipov) , Gabriel Thomson (Sacha Filipov) , Matthias Habich (General Paulus) , Alexander Schwan (Young Vassili Zaitsev) , Lenn Kudrjawizki (Comrade in Train) , Gennadi Vengerov (Russian NCO) , Dan van Husen (Political Officer) , Ivan Shvedoff (Volodya) , Sophie Rois (Ludmilla) , Mario Bandi (Anton) , Hans Martin Stier (Red Army General) , Clemens Schick (German NCO) , Hendrik Arnst (Fat Colonel) , Claudius Freyer (Aide de Camp) , Dietmar Nieder (Blond Captain) , Bernd Lambrecht (Captain with Lighter) , Jim Dowdall (Stubborn Feldwebel) , Maxim Kovalevski (Politruk / Sniper) , Peter Silbereisen (Sweating Officer)

Directors: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard

Tags: winter, sniper, hero, world war ii, stalingrad, based on true story, nazi officer, battle, bombing, death, 1940s, soviet propaganda, nikita khrushchev



Release Date: 2001-04-04

Genres: Crime, Drama

“Blow” is a captivating movie released in 2001 that tells the story of George Jung, a young man determined to avoid the financial struggles his family faced. With the help of his friend Tuna, George enters the world of marijuana dealing in the 1960s and becomes a sensation in California. However, his journey takes a dark turn when he discovers the allure of cocaine, leading him to immense wealth and devastating consequences. Starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, and Franka Potente, this film offers a gripping portrayal of one man’s rise and fall in the drug trade.

Cast: Johnny Depp (George Jung) , Penélope Cruz (Mirtha Jung) , Franka Potente (Barbara Buckley) , Rachel Griffiths (Ermine Jung) , Paul Reubens (Derek Foreal) , Jordi Mollà (Diego Delgado) , Cliff Curtis (Pablo Escobar) , Max Perlich (Kevin Dulli) , Miguel Sandoval (Augusto Oliveras) , Ethan Suplee (Tuna) , Ray Liotta (Fred Jung) , Kevin Gage (Leon Minghella) , Tony Amendola (Sanchez) , Jesse James (Young George) , Emma Roberts (Young Kristina Jung) , Dan Ferro (Cesar Toban) , Bobcat Goldthwait (Mr. T) , Miguel Pérez (Alessandro) , Michael Tucci (Dr. Bay) , Monet Mazur (Maria) , Lola Glaudini (Rada) , Jennifer Gimenez (Inez) , Jaime King (Kristina Jung) , Charles Noland (Jack Stevens) , Pamela Abdy (Beach Woman #3)

Directors: Ted Demme

Writers: David McKenna, Nick Cassavetes, Bruce Porter

Tags: 1970s, war on drugs, drug addiction, drug trafficking, drug smuggling, rise and fall

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Release Date: 2001-12-28

Genres: Action, History, War

“Black Hawk Down” is a gripping war film released in 2001, featuring an all-star cast including Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Ewan McGregor, and more. Set in Somalia, the movie follows a group of U.S. Rangers and Delta Force soldiers as they face intense battles and heavy casualties after their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down during a mission to capture two of a warlord’s underlings. It’s a thrilling and action-packed portrayal of the harrowing events that took place in 1993.

Cast: Josh Hartnett (SSgt. Matt Eversmann) , Eric Bana (Sfc. Norm ‘Hoot’ Hooten) , Ewan McGregor (Spec. John Grimes) , Tom Sizemore (Lt. Col. Danny McKnight) , William Fichtner (Sfc. Jeff Sanderson) , Sam Shepard (Maj. Gen. William F. Garrison) , Jason Isaacs (Capt. Mike Steele) , Ewen Bremner (Spec. Shawn Nelson) , Orlando Bloom (Todd Blackburn) , Tom Hardy (Spec. Lance Twombly) , Charlie Hofheimer (Cpl. James ‘Jamie’ Smith) , Hugh Dancy (Sfc. Kurt Schmid) , Tom Guiry (SSgt. Ed Yurek) , Brian Van Holt (SSgt. Jeff Struecker) , Steven Ford (Lt. Col. Joe Cribbs) , Ron Eldard (CWO Michael Durant) , Gregory Sporleder (Sgt. Scott Galentine) , Zeljko Ivanek (Lt. Col. Gary Harrell) , Matthew Marsden (Spec. Dale Sizemore) , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (MSgt. Gary Gordon) , Johnny Strong (Sfc. Randy Shughart) , Kim Coates (MSgt. Tim “Griz” Martin) , Jeremy Piven (CWO Cliff ‘Elvis’ Wolcott) , Enrique Murciano (Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz) , Glenn Morshower (Lt. Col. Tom Matthews)

Directors: Ridley Scott

Writers: Mark Bowden, Ken Nolan, René Brar

Tags: ambush, based on novel or book, militia, prisoner of war, wound, somalia, warlord, famine, chaos, arms dealer, delta force, gunfight, combat, 1990s, mogadishu, rescue operation, peacekeeper, soldiers, street shootout

The Devil's Backbone

The Devil’s Backbone

Release Date: 2001-04-20

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Thriller

“The Devil’s Backbone” is a captivating Spanish film set in 1939 during the final days of the Spanish Civil War. It follows the story of Carlos, a young boy who finds himself in the Santa Lucía orphanage. As he navigates this eerie environment, he encounters both friends and foes, all while uncovering the secrets of a vengeful presence that lurks in the shadows. With a talented cast including Marisa Paredes and Eduardo Noriega, this movie promises a thrilling and mysterious journey through a haunting period in history. Released in 2001, it’s definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Marisa Paredes (Carmen) , Eduardo Noriega (Jacinto) , Federico Luppi (Dr. Casares) , Fernando Tielve (Carlos) , Íñigo Garcés (Jaime) , Irene Visedo (Conchita) , José Manuel Lorenzo (Marcelo) , Francisco Maestre (‘El Puerco’) , Junio Valverde (Santi) , Berta Ojea (Alma) , Adrián Lamana (Gálvez) , Daniel Esparza (Marcos) , Miguel Ortiz (Domínguez) , Juan Carlos Vellido (Ayala) , Javier Bódalo (‘Búho’) , Víctor Elías (Orphan)

Directors: Guillermo del Toro

Writers: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz, Carlos Giménez

Tags: spain, spanish civil war (1936-39), orphanage, gothic horror, ghost, political repression, 1930s, isolated place, supernatural being, ghost child



Release Date: 2001-10-22

Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery

“K-PAX” is a thought-provoking movie released in 2001 that revolves around Prot, a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a distant planet. As his psychiatrist tries to understand and help him, she begins to question her own beliefs. With a stellar cast including Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey, this film will keep you engaged as you delve into the mysteries of Prot’s origins and the boundaries of the human mind.

Cast: Jeff Bridges (Dr. Mark Powell) , Kevin Spacey (Prot) , Mary McCormack (Rachel Powell) , Alfre Woodard (Claudia Villars) , Ajay Naidu (Dr. Chakaraborty) , Vincent Laresca (Navarro) , Kimberly Scott (Joyce Trexler) , Conchata Ferrell (Betty McAllister) , Saul Williams (Ernie) , Peter Gerety (Sal) , David Patrick Kelly (Howie) , Melanee Murray (Bess) , Celia Weston (Mrs. Archer) , Brian Howe (Steve Becker) , Greg Lewis (Dominic McAllister) , John Toles-Bey (Russell) , Mark Christopher Lawrence (Simms) , Mary Mara (Abby) , Brandon de Paul (Josh – Age 10) , Tess McCarthy (Natalie Powell – Age 6) , Natasha Dorfhuber (Gabby Powell – Age 9) , Aaron Paul (Michael Powell – Age 21) , William Lucking (Sheriff) , Zofia Borucka (Woman on Train) , Curt Clendenin (Hospital Patient (uncredited))

Directors: Iain Softley

Writers: Charles Leavitt, Gene Brewer

Tags: robbery, dream, hypnosis, investigation, murder, alien, hospital, planet, patient, medication, psychiatrist, claim, mental

The Last Castle

The Last Castle

Release Date: 2001-10-19

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

“The Last Castle” is a gripping 2001 movie starring Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, and Mark Ruffalo. It tells the inspiring story of a court-martialed general who unites 1200 inmates to rebel against the unjust system that imprisoned him. With a stellar cast and a release date of October 19, 2001, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of that year.

Cast: Robert Redford (Lt. Gen. Eugene Irwin) , James Gandolfini (Col. Winter) , Mark Ruffalo (Yates) , Delroy Lindo (Gen. Wheeler) , Clifton Collins Jr. (Cp. Ramov Aguilar) , Robin Wright (Rosalie Irwin (uncredited)) , Kristen Shaw (Clerk (Staff Sgt.)) , Paul Calderon (Dellwo) , Brian Goodman (Beaupre) , Steve Burton (Cap. Peretz) , Sam Ball (Duffy) , Jeremy Childs (Cutbush) , George W. Scott (Thumper) , Steve Sandfort (Inmate) , Michael Irby (Enriquez) , Frank Military (Doc) , Nick Kokich (Pvt. Niebolt) , David Alford (Corp. Zamorro) , Dean Hall (Harris) , Peg Allen (Secretary (Kelly)) , Rick Vito (Red Team Leader) , Maurice Bullard (Sgt. McLaren) , Forrest D. Bradford (Simmons) , Scott Michael (Gunton) , Dean Miller (Carvelli)

Directors: Rod Lurie

Writers: Graham Yost, David Scarpa

Tags: prison, general, investigation, coercion, military officer, oppression, us military

Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer

Release Date: 2001-07-05

Genres: Action, Comedy

“Shaolin Soccer” is a hilarious and action-packed movie released in 2001. It follows a young Shaolin follower who brings together his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team, using their incredible martial art skills to dominate the game. With a star-studded cast including Stephen Chow and Zhao Wei, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a unique blend of sports and martial arts.

Cast: Stephen Chow (Sing) , Zhao Wei (Mui) , Ng Man-tat (Fung) , Patrick Tse Yin (Hung) , Karen Mok (Dragon Twin) , Cecilia Cheung (Dragon Twin) , Vincent Kok (Team Puma Leader) , Wong Yat-fei (Iron Head) , Mo Mei-Lin (Hooking Leg) , Tenky Tin Kai-Man (Iron Shirt) , Danny Chan Kwok-kwan (Empty Hands) , Lam Tze-chung (Weight Vest) , Li Hui (Girl on Street) , Alex Lam Chi Sin (Team Gangster Player #1) , Yuen Siu-Lung (Team Gangster Player #2) , Wong Ming-Kin (Team Gangster Player #3) , Leo Lo Hoi-Ying (Team Gangster Player #4) , Sin Kin-Wing (Team Gangster Player #5) , Yiu Yuk (Team Gangster Player #7) , Cao Hua (Team Evil Goalie) , Sik Chi-Wan (Team Evil Center) , Lee Ban-Hung (Team Evil Player #1) , Shi Hang-Kong (Team Evil Player #3) , Steven Fung Min-Hang (Rebellion Team Leader) , Suen Chi-Wing (Hung’s Assistant)

Directors: Stephen Chow

Writers: Fung Chih-chiang, Stephen Chow, Steven Fung Min-Hang, Tsang Kan-cheong, Lo Mei

Tags: martial arts, kung fu, stadium, champion, sports, shaolin, steel helmet, football (soccer), football (soccer) player

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