The Top 100 Movies of 2001

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Ocean's Eleven

2001    Steven Soderbergh    Rated PG13

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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Spirited Away

2001    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Amélie

2001    Jean-Pierre Jeunet    Rated R

Comedy    Foreign Language Film    Romance

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Monsters, Inc.

2001    Pete Docter    Rated G

Animation    Comedy    Family

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Donnie Darko

2001    Richard Kelly    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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Band of Brothers

2001    David Frankel    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Epic

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The Royal Tenenbaums

2001    Wes Anderson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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A Beautiful Mind

2001    Ron Howard    Rated PG13

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Shrek

2001    Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson    Rated PG

Animation    Comedy    Fairy Tales and Legends

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Black Hawk Down

2001    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Combat Films

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Training Day

2001    Antoine Fuqua    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Mulholland Dr.

2001    David Lynch    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Mindbender

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Y Tu Mamá También

2001    Alfonso Cuarón    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age    Foreign Language Film

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

2001    Shinichirô Watanabe    Not Rated

Action    Animation    Anime

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Ghost World

2001    Terry Zwigoff    Rated R

Based-on-Comics    Comedy Drama    Coming-of-Age

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Wet Hot American Summer

2001    David Wain    Rated R

Comedy    Farce    Parody/Spoof

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Zoolander

2001    Ben Stiller    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Parody/Spoof

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Ichi the Killer

2001    Takashi Miike    Not Rated

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Black Comedy

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Moulin Rouge

2001    Baz Luhrmann    Rated PG13

Musical    Musical Romance    Romance

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In the Bedroom

2001    Todd Field    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Blow

2001    Ted Demme    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime

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Waking Life

2001    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Animation    Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama

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The Man Who Wasn't There

2001    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Others

2001    Alejandro Amenábar    Rated PG13

Ghost Film    Gothic Film    Haunted House Film

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A Knight's Tale

2001    Brian Helgeland    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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Shaolin Soccer

2001    Stephen Chow    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

2001    Kevin Smith    Rated R

Comedy    Stoner Comedy    Road Movie

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Enemy at the Gates

2001    Jean-Jacques Annaud    Rated R

Combat Films    Epic    Romance

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Gosford Park

2001    Robert Altman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Ensemble Film

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Millennium Actress

2001    Satoshi Kon    Rated PG

Animation    Anime    Drama

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Session 9

2001    Brad Anderson    Rated R

Ghost Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

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The Piano Teacher

2001    Michael Haneke    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Das Experiment

2001    Oliver Hirschbiegel    Rated R

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Prison Film

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Heist

2001    David Mamet    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Post-Noir

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Monster's Ball

2001    Marc Forster    Rated R

Drama    Melodrama    Psychological Drama

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Ali

2001    Michael Mann    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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Spy Game

2001    Tony Scott    Rated R

Spy Film    Thriller    Unglamorized Spy Film

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Life as a House

2001    Irwin Winkler    Rated R

Drama    Family Drama    Medical Drama

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Vanilla Sky

2001    Cameron Crowe    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Psychological Sci-Fi

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No Man's Land

2001    Danis Tanovic    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Black Comedy    Comedy

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Hannibal

2001    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Cannibal Film    Crime    Crime Drama

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The Pledge

2001    Sean Penn    Rated R

Drama    Mystery    Police Detective Film

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Metropolis

2001    Rintaro    Rated PG13

Action    Animation    Anime

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The Majestic

2001    Frank Darabont    Rated PG

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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The Fast and the Furious

2001    Rob Cohen    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Carsploitation

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The Believer

2001    Henry Bean    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Psychological Drama

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Bully

2001    Larry Clark    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Drama

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Lantana

2001    Ray Lawrence    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Marriage Drama

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Monsoon Wedding

2001    Mira Nair    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Domestic Comedy    Drama

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The Last Castle

2001    Rod Lurie    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Prison Film

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2001    Billy Crystal    Not Rated

Drama    Made-for-Television    Sports Drama

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I Am Sam

2001    Jessie Nelson    Rated PG13

Courtroom Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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Lagaan: Once Upon a Time In India

2001    Ashutosh Gowariker    Not Rated

Bollywood    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Rush Hour 2

2001    Brett Ratner    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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Serendipity

2001    Peter Chelsom    Rated PG13

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Sex and Lucia

2001    Julio Medem    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Storytelling

2001    Todd Solondz    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Score

2001    Frank Oz    Rated R

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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Made

2001    Jon Favreau    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Crime

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Dogtown and Z-Boys

2001    Stacy Peralta    Rated PG13

Biography    Documentary    Social History

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Tape

2001    Richard Linklater    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Psychological Drama

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My Sassy Girl

2001    Jae-young Kwak    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Foreign Language Film

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Bridget Jones's Diary

2001    Sharon Maguire    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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Atlantis: The Lost Empire

2001    Gary Trousdale    Rated PG

Science Fiction    Adventure    Family

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Kiss of the Dragon

2001    Chris Nahon    Rated R

Thriller    Action Thriller    Martial Arts

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The Mummy Returns

2001    Stephen Sommers    Rated PG13

Adventure    Horror    Adventure Comedy

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Joy Ride

2001    John Dahl    Rated R

Carsploitation    Psychological Thriller    Road Movie

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Legally Blonde

2001    Robert Luketic    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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The Princess Diaries

2001    Garry Marshall    Rated G

Comedy    Teen Movie    Comedy of Manners

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American Pie 2

2001    J.B. Rogers    Rated R

Comedy    Ensemble Film    Gross-Out Comedy

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Behind Enemy Lines

2001    John Moore    Rated PG13

Action    Escape Film    War

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The Tailor of Panama

2001    John Boorman    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Political Satire

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Bandits

2001    Barry Levinson    Rated PG13

Buddy Film    Comedy    Crime

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Buffalo Soldiers

2001    Gregor Jordan    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Military Comedy    Satire

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Conspiracy

2001    Frank Pierson    Rated R

Drama    Historical Film    Made-for-Television

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Lost and Delirious

2001    Léa Pool    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film

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Kate and Leopold

2001    James Mangold    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Pearl Harbor

2001    Michael Bay    Rated PG13

Epic    Period Film    Romance

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The Shipping News

2001    Lasse Hallström    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Hearts in Atlantis

2001    Scott Hicks    Rated PG13

Americana    Childhood Drama    Drama

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Swordfish

2001    Dominic Sena    Rated R

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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Saving Silverman

2001    Dennis Dugan    Rated PG13

Black Comedy    Buddy Film    Gross-Out Comedy

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Evolution

2001    Ivan Reitman    Rated PG13

Alien Invasion Films    Comedy    Science Fiction

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Jeepers Creepers

2001    Victor Salva    Rated R

Horror    Monster Film    Teen Movie

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Rock Star

2001    Stephen Herek    Rated R

Drama    Musical Drama    Period Film

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The Deep End

2001    Scott McGehee    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Rat Race

2001    Jerry Zucker    Rated PG13

Chase Movie    Comedy    Ensemble Film

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Jurassic Park III

2001    Joe Johnston    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Formula 51

2001    Ronny Yu    Rated R

Action    Action Comedy    Buddy Film

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Winged Migration

2001    Jacques Perrin    Rated G

Animal Picture    Documentary

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