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Movies: Popular Movies of 2001

Movies in chronological context: 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium, the 1st year of the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade. 2001 was designated as International Year of Volunteers. ()

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone(2001)

PG
| 2h 32min | Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
4.0/5 (with 9,193 votes)

Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 58min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.2/5 (with 8,926 votes)

Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make sure that the ring arrives at its final destination: Mt. Doom, the only place where it can be destroyed.

Monsters, Inc.(2001)

G
| 1h 32min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 6,637 votes)

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Shrek(2001)

3.8/5 (with 5,663 votes)

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

Spirited Away(2001)

4.3/5 (with 5,134 votes)

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Donnie Darko(2001)

R
| 1h 54min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 4,324 votes)

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Ocean's Eleven(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Thriller, Crime
3.7/5 (with 4,119 votes)

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

Amélie(2001)

R
| 2h 2min | Comedy, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 4,006 votes)

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie (Audrey Tautou) accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find the courage to become the star of her very own love story?

A Beautiful Mind(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 15min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 3,530 votes)

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

The Fast and the Furious(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 3,392 votes)

Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: the gang or the LAPD.

The Mummy Returns(2001)

2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 2,443 votes)

Rick and Evelyn O’Connell, along with their 8-year-old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King’s might: the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and isn’t above kidnapping its new bearer, Alex, to gain control of Anubis’s otherworldly army.

Jurassic Park III(2001)

3.1/5 (with 2,416 votes)

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 2,256 votes)

English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's in search of a powerful relic.

Pearl Harbor(2001)

PG-13
| 3h 3min | History, Romance / Love, War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,198 votes)

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence(2001)

3.5/5 (with 2,160 votes)

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

The Others(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 2,091 votes)

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Mulholland Drive(2001)

R
| 2h 27min | Thriller, Drama, Mystery
3.9/5 (with 1,950 votes)

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

Black Hawk Down(2001)

R
| 2h 25min | Action, History, War
3.7/5 (with 1,876 votes)

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Training Day(2001)

R
| 2h 2min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,857 votes)

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Bridget Jones's Diary(2001)

R
| 1h 37min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,743 votes)

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

The Princess Diaries(2001)

3.5/5 (with 1,717 votes)

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.

American Pie 2(2001)

R
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 1,712 votes)

The whole gang are back and as close as ever. They decide to get even closer by spending the summer together at a beach house. They decide to hold the biggest party ever to be seen, even if the preparation doesn't always go to plan. Especially when Stifler, Finch and Jim become more close to each other than they ever want to be and when Jim mistakes super glue for lubricant...

Atlantis: The Lost Empire(2001)

3.5/5 (with 1,633 votes)

The world's most highly qualified crew of archaeologists and explorers is led by historian Milo Thatch as they board the incredible 1,000-foot submarine Ulysses and head deep into the mysteries of the sea. The underwater expedition takes an unexpected turn when the team's mission must switch from exploring Atlantis to protecting it.

Moulin Rouge!(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 7min | Drama, Romance / Love, Music
3.8/5 (with 1,624 votes)

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Scary Movie 2(2001)

R
| 1h 23min | Comedy
2.9/5 (with 1,509 votes)

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.

Hannibal(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror
3.4/5 (with 1,505 votes)

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Zoolander(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Comedy
3.1/5 (with 1,497 votes)

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic "he's so hot right now" Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories can Derek make the world safe.

The Royal Tenenbaums(2001)

R
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,491 votes)

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Blow(2001)

R
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,491 votes)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Planet of the Apes(2001)

2.9/5 (with 1,374 votes)

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

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