The Best Movies of 2001   (150) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2001, # 144 Overall Y tu mamá también 2001 Cuarón, Alfonso Mexico / USA BD
# 2 for 2001, # 157 Overall Mulholland Dr. 2001 Lynch, David France / USA BDS
# 3 for 2001, # 181 Overall Spirited Away 2001 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BDS
# 4 for 2001, # 201 Overall Amélie 2001 Jeunet, Jean-Pierre France / Germany BDS
# 5 for 2001, # 241 Overall The Lord of the Rings:
Fellowship of the Ring
2001 Jackson, Peter New Zealand / USA BDS
# 6 for 2001, # 409 Overall Moulin Rouge! 2001 Luhrmann, Baz Australia / USA BDS
# 7 for 2001, # 529 Overall Lagaan 2001 Gowariker, Ashutosh India Y
# 8 for 2001, # 664 Overall Shrek 2001 Adamson, Andrew / Jenson, Vicky USA BD
# 9 for 2001, # 785 Overall Gosford Park 2001 Altman, Robert UK / USA / Germany / Italy Y
# 10 for 2001, # 801 Overall No Man's Land 2001 Tanovic, Danis Bosnia-Herzegovina / Slovenia / Italy / France / UK / Belgium D
# 11 for 2001, # 814 Overall The Fast Runner 2001 Kunuk, Zacharias Canada Y
# 12 for 2001, # 857 Overall The Piano Teacher 2001 Haneke, Michael France / Austria
# 13 for 2001, # 936 Overall Ghost World 2001 Zwigoff, Terry USA / UK / Germany BD
# 14 for 2001, # 971 Overall The Son's Room 2001 Moretti, Nanni Italy / France Y
# 15 for 2001, # 972 Overall In the Bedroom 2001 Field, Todd USA Y
# 16 for 2001, # 1005 Overall Monsoon Wedding 2001 Nair, Mira India / USA / France / Italy / Germany BDS
# 17 for 2001, # 1014 Overall Lantana 2001 Lawrence, Ray Australia / Germany DS
# 18 for 2001, # 1030 Overall A Beautiful Mind 2001 Howard, Ron USA BDS
# 19 for 2001, # 1047 Overall A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 20 for 2001, # 1181 Overall The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 Coen, Joel / Coen, Ethan USA BY
# 21 for 2001, # 1187 Overall Donnie Darko 2001 Kelly, Richard USA BDS
# 22 for 2001, # 1193 Overall Kandahar 2001 Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Iran / France Y
# 23 for 2001, # 1300 Overall Nowhere in Africa 2001 Link, Caroline Germany Y
# 24 for 2001, # 1469 Overall Time Out 2001 Cantet, Laurent France Y
# 25 for 2001, # 1554 Overall Waking Life 2001 Linklater, Richard USA D
# 26 for 2001, # 1592 Overall Behind the Sun 2001 Salles, Walter Brazil / France / Switzerland Y
# 27 for 2001, # 1622 Overall Last Orders 2001 Schepisi, Fred UK / Germany D
# 27 for 2001, # 1622 Overall The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 Anderson, Wes USA BDS
# 28 for 2001, # 1644 Overall Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Peralta, Stacy USA BDS
# 29 for 2001, # 1663 Overall What Time Is It There? 2001 Tsai, Ming-liang Taiwan / France Y
# 30 for 2001, # 1686 Overall Ocean's Eleven 2001 Soderbergh, Steven USA BD
# 31 for 2001, # 1772 Overall Monster's Ball 2001 Forster, Marc USA / Canada BY
# 32 for 2001, # 1940 Overall Read My Lips 2001 Audiard, Jacques France D
# 33 for 2001, # 1974 Overall Monsters, Inc. 2001 Docter, Pete / Silverman, David / Unkrich, Lee USA BD
# 34 for 2001, # 1982 Overall Winged Migration 2001 Perrin, Jacques / Cluzaud, Jacques / Debats, Michel France / Italy / Germany / Spain / Switzerland D
# 35 for 2001, # 1997 Overall Black Hawk Down 2001 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 36 for 2001, # 2019 Overall The Grey Zone 2001 Nelson, Tim Blake USA D
# 37 for 2001, # 2056 Overall Bridget Jones's Diary 2001 Maguire, Sharon UK / France BD
# 38 for 2001, # 2061 Overall Baran 2001 Majidi, Majid Iran D
# 39 for 2001, # 2106 Overall The Others 2001 Amenábar, Alejandro Spain / France / USA BD
# 40 for 2001, # 2169 Overall Fat Girl 2001 Breillat, Catherine France / Italy BD
# 41 for 2001, # 2207 Overall Lovely & Amazing 2001 Holofcener, Nicole USA Y
# 42 for 2001, # 2208 Overall The Experiment 2001 Hirschbiegel, Oliver Germany D
# 43 for 2001, # 2226 Overall The Pledge 2001 Penn, Sean USA YS
# 44 for 2001, # 2233 Overall Storytelling 2001 Solondz, Todd USA Y
# 45 for 2001, # 2236 Overall I'm Going Home 2001 de Oliveira, Manoel France / Portugal Y
# 46 for 2001, # 2280 Overall 13 Conversations About One Thing 2001 Sprecher, Jill USA Y
# 47 for 2001, # 2327 Overall Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Columbus, Chris UK / USA BDS
# 48 for 2001, # 2341 Overall Me Without You 2001 Goldbacher, Sandra UK / Germany D
# 49 for 2001, # 2381 Overall Bully 2001 Clark, Larry USA / France Y
# 50 for 2001, # 2384 Overall In Praise of Love 2001 Godard, Jean-Luc France / Switzerland Y
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall The Devil's Backbone 2001 del Toro, Guillermo Spain / Mexico BD
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall i am sam 2001 Nelson, Jessie USA DS
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall L.I.E. 2001 Cuesta, Michael USA D
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall My First Mister 2001 Lahti, Christine Germany / USA D
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall Pauline & Paulette 2001 Debrauwer, Lieven Belgium / France / Netherlands D
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall Promises 2001 Bolado, Carlos / Shapiro, Justine / Goldberg, B.Z. USA D
# 51 for 2001, # 2427 Overall Startup.com 2001 Hegedus, Chris / Noujaim, Jehane USA D
# 52 for 2001, # 2456 Overall La ciénaga 2001 Martel, Lucrecia Argentina / France / Spain BD
# 53 for 2001, # 2463 Overall Kissing Jessica Stein 2001 Herman-Wurmfeld, Charles USA DS
# 54 for 2001, # 2486 Overall The Believer 2001 Bean, Henry USA Y
# 55 for 2001, # 2491 Overall Invincible 2001 Herzog, Werner UK / Germany / Ireland / USA YS
# 56 for 2001, # 2497 Overall Wit 2001 Nichols, Mike UK / USA Y
# 57 for 2001, # 2502 Overall The Dish 2001 Sitch, Rob Australia D
# 58 for 2001, # 2514 Overall Roberto Succo 2001 Kahn, Cédric France / Switzerland
# 58 for 2001, # 2514 Overall Zoolander 2001 Stiller, Ben USA / Australia / Germany BDS
# 59 for 2001, # 2515 Overall Pearl Harbor 2001 Bay, Michael USA BDS
# 59 for 2001, # 2515 Overall The Score 2001 Oz, Frank / De Niro, Robert USA / Germany DS
# 60 for 2001, # 2517 Overall Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 Mitchell, John Cameron USA DS
# 60 for 2001, # 2517 Overall Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m. 2001 Lanzmann, Claude France
# 60 for 2001, # 2517 Overall Trembling Before G-D 2001 Dubowski, Sandi Simcha Israel / France / USA D
# 61 for 2001, # 2560 Overall Elling 2001 Næss, Petter Norway Y
# 61 for 2001, # 2560 Overall Son of the Bride 2001 Campanella, Juan José Argentina Y
# 61 for 2001, # 2560 Overall Zus & Zo 2001 van der Oest, Paula Netherlands Y
# 62 for 2001, # 2571 Overall The Deep End 2001 Siegel, David / McGehee, Scott USA D
# 62 for 2001, # 2571 Overall Heist 2001 Mamet, David Canada / USA D
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Bitter Harvest 2001 Paskaljevic, Goran Italy / France / UK / Ireland D
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Dog Days 2001 Seidl, Ulrich Austria Y
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Eden 2001 Gitai, Amos Italy / Israel / France
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Heung gong yau gok hor lei wood 2001 Chan, Fruit Hong Kong / France / UK / Japan
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall L'Après-midi d'un tortionnaire 2001 Pintilie, Lucian France / Romania / Gabon
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Light of My Eyes 2001 Piccioni, Giuseppe Italy D
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Loin 2001 Téchiné, André Spain / France
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Luna rossa 2001 Capuano, Antonio Italy
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall The Navigators 2001 Loach, Ken UK / Germany / Spain Y
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Quem És Tu? 2001 Botelho, João Portugal
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Sauvage innocence 2001 Garrel, Philippe France / Netherlands
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Secret Ballot 2001 Payami, Babak Italy / Canada / Switzerland / Iran Y
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall Suchwiin bulmyeong 2001 Kim, Ki-duk South Korea
# 63 for 2001, # 2588 Overall The Triumph of Love 2001 Peploe, Clare Italy / UK Y
# 64 for 2001, # 2590 Overall Autumn Spring 2001 Michalek, Vladimir Czech Republic Y
# 64 for 2001, # 2590 Overall Dark Blue World 2001 Sverák, Jan Czech Republic / UK / Germany / Denmark / Italy Y
# 65 for 2001, # 2591 Overall The Warrior 2001 Kapadia, Asif UK / France / Germany D
# 66 for 2001, # 2592 Overall Frailty 2001 Paxton, Bill USA / Germany / Italy DS
# 66 for 2001, # 2592 Overall The Man from Elysian Fields 2001 Hickenlooper, George USA DS
# 66 for 2001, # 2592 Overall Metropolis 2001 Rintaro Japan D
# 66 for 2001, # 2592 Overall Rivers and Tides 2001 Riedelsheimer, Thomas Germany / Finland / UK D
# 67 for 2001, # 2598 Overall Legally Blonde 2001 Luketic, Robert USA D
# 68 for 2001, # 2601 Overall The Cat's Meow 2001 Bogdanovich, Peter Canada / Germany / UK Y
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# 68 for 2001, # 2601 Overall The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein 2001 Gianvito, John USA Y
# 68 for 2001, # 2601 Overall Operai, contadini 2001 Straub, Jean-Marie / Huillet, Danièle France / Italy
# 68 for 2001, # 2601 Overall Où gît votre sourire enfoui? 2001 Costa, Pedro / Lounas, Thierry France / Portugal
# 68 for 2001, # 2601 Overall Pistol Opera 2001 Suzuki, Seijun Japan Y
# 69 for 2001, # 2604 Overall Intacto 2001 Fresnadillo, Juan Carlos Spain D
# 70 for 2001, # 2606 Overall Southern Comfort 2001 Davis, Kate USA D
# 71 for 2001, # 2608 Overall Intimacy 2001 Chéreau, Patrice France / UK / Germany / Spain DS
# 71 for 2001, # 2608 Overall Millennium Mambo 2001 Hou, Hsiao-hsien Taiwan / France D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Atlantis: The Lost Empire 2001 Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk USA BDS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Baby Boy 2001 Singleton, John USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Center of the World 2001 Wang, Wayne USA D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Crimson Rivers 2001 Kassovitz, Mathieu France BD
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky 2001 Cox, Paul Sweden / Australia / Germany / Netherlands D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 2001 Sakaguchi, Hironobu / Sakakibara, Moto USA / Japan DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Hearts in Atlantis 2001 Hicks, Scott USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Joy Ride 2001 Dahl, John USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Kwik Stop 2001 Gilio, Michael USA D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Lost and Delirious 2001 Pool, Léa Canada D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Majestic 2001 Darabont, Frank USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall My Father and I 2001 Fontaine, Anne Spain / France D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall O 2001 Nelson, Tim Blake USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Seagull's Laughter 2001 Guðmundsson, Ágúst Iceland / Germany / UK D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Sleepy Time Gal 2001 Münch, Christopher USA D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall A Song for Martin 2001 August, Bille Sweden / Germany / Denmark D
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Spy Kids 2001 Rodriguez, Robert USA DS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall The Tailor of Panama 2001 Boorman, John USA / Ireland BDS
# 72 for 2001, # 2610 Overall Tape 2001 Linklater, Richard USA D
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Inch'Allah dimanche 2001 Benguigui, Yamina France / Algeria D
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Khaled 2001 Massombagi, Asghar Canada D
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Made 2001 Favreau, Jon USA DS
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 Specht, Patty Ivins USA D
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Maya 2001 Singh, Digvijay India D
# 73 for 2001, # 2616 Overall Mein Stern 2001 Grisebach, Valeska Germany / Austria
# 74 for 2001, # 2624 Overall Ali 2001 Mann, Michael USA BDS
# 74 for 2001, # 2624 Overall The Shipping News 2001 Hallström, Lasse USA / Canada DS
# 75 for 2001, # 2625 Overall Chaos 2001 Serreau, Coline France D
# 75 for 2001, # 2625 Overall The Legend of Suriyothai 2001 Yukol, Chatrichalerm Thailand D
# 76 for 2001, # 2626 Overall American Desi 2001 Pandya, Piyush Dinker USA / India D
# 77 for 2001, # 2627 Overall Life as a House 2001 Winkler, Irwin USA DS
# 78 for 2001, # 2631 Overall No Such Thing 2001 Hartley, Hal Iceland / USA D
# 79 for 2001, # 2644 Overall Blow 2001 Demme, Ted USA BDS
# 79 for 2001, # 2644 Overall Iris 2001 Eyre, Richard UK / USA DS
# 79 for 2001, # 2644 Overall Mostly Martha 2001 Nettelbeck, Sandra Italy / Germany / Austria / Switzerland D
NR Hannibal 2001 Scott, Ridley UK / USA BDS
NR Jurassic Park III 2001 Johnston, Joe USA BDS
NR Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 West, Simon USA / UK / Japan / Germany BDS
NR Late Marriage 2001 Koshashvili, Dover Israel / France D
NR The Mummy Returns 2001 Sommers, Stephen USA BDS
NR Planet of the Apes 2001 Burton, Tim USA BDS
NR Rush Hour 2 2001 Ratner, Brett USA BDS
NR Training Day 2001 Fuqua, Antoine USA / Australia BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack