Mulholland Drive is a 2001 neo-noir psychological thriller written and directed by David Lynch, and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring and Justin Theroux. The surrealist film was highly acclaimed by many critics and earned Lynch the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Director.
Original Sin is a 2001 movie starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas. It is based on the novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, and is a remake of the 1969 Truffaut film Mississippi Mermaid. Jolie was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award in 2001 for Best Actress for her work in Original Sin and '.
In the Bedroom is a 2001 American film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus whose short story Killings is the source material from which the screenplay, by Field and Robert Festinger, is based. The film stars Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother.
Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Its original French title is Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain ("The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain"). Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation.
Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Cameron Crowe. The film is a "very close remake" of the 1997 Spanish film Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos), which was written by Alejandro Amenábar and Mateo Gil. Vanilla Sky stars Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Penélope Cruz (a reprise of her performance in Abre los ojos), Jason Lee, and Kurt Russell. The film is considered to be a cult classic.
Donnie Darko is a 2001 American science fiction film written and directed by Richard Kelly. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell, and depicts the reality-bending adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday-related visions. The film was initially slated for a direct-to-video release before being picked up by Newmarket Films.
A Knight's Tale is a 2001 American action-adventure comedy film directed, produced, and written by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany as Geoffrey Chaucer, and James Purefoy as Sir Thomas Colville/Edward, the Black Prince. The film follows the story of William Thatcher, a peasant turned knight, along with his companions in the world of medieval jousting.
Exit Wounds is a 2001 action film based on the book of the same name by John Westermann. The film, aside from the title and some of the character's names has no resemblance to the novel. For instance, the book takes place on Long Island, while the film is set in Detroit. The film was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and stars Steven Seagal as an urban detective notorious for pushing the limits of the law in his quest for justice.
Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi, literally, Sen and Chihiro's Spiriting Away) is a 2001 Japanese animated film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film follows a sullen ten-year-old girl who is in the process of moving to a new town (presumably in the countryside) with her family, and chronicles her adventures in a world of spirits and monsters.
The Mexican is a 2001 movie by director Gore Verbinski starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is an unusual mixture of romantic comedy and road movie. The script was originally intended to be filmed as an independent production without major motion picture stars, but Roberts and Pitt, who had for some time been looking for a project they could do together, learned about it and decided to make it.
Blow is a 2001 biopic about the American cocaine smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme (his final film). David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book Blow: How a Small Town Boy Made $100 Million with the Medellin Cocaine Cartel and Lost It All for the screenplay. It is based on the real life stories of George Jung, Pablo Escobar, Carlos Lehder, and the Medellín Cartel. The film's title comes from a slang term for cocaine.
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 American war film directed by Michael Bay. It features a large ensemble cast, including Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Alec Baldwin, Jon Voight, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Dan Aykroyd, Colm Feore, Mako, Tom Sizemore, Jaime King and Jennifer Garner. It is a dramatic re-imagining of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Naval Base and the subsequent Doolittle Raid and was produced by Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a 2001 film written by, directed by, and starring Kevin Smith, the fifth to be set in his View Askewniverse, a growing collection of characters and settings that developed out of his cult favorite Clerks. It focuses on the two titular characters, played respectively by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith. The film features a large number of cameo appearances by famous actors, actresses and directors.
Black Hawk Down is a 2001 American war film co-produced and directed by Ridley Scott and loosely based on the book of the same title by Mark Bowden that depicts the Battle of Mogadishu, a raid integral to the United States' effort to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The movie features Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Piven, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Sam Shepard, Jason Isaacs, Glenn Morshower, and Orlando Bloom.
A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as Artificial Intelligence: A.I. or simply A.I. , is a 2001 science fiction film directed, co-produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg. Based on Brian Aldiss's short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long", the film stars Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, Jude Law, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas and William Hurt. Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David, a child-like android programmed with the unique ability to love. Development of A.I.
Gosford Park is a 2001 English-language film directed by Robert Altman. As usual for the director, it features an ensemble cast. The film was very well-received by critics and received a number of major film awards.
Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 romantic musical film by Baz Luhrmann. Following the Red Curtain Cinema principles, the film is based on the Orphean myth and on Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata. It tells the story of a young, English poet/writer, Christian, who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France.
Blue (2001) is a Japanese romantic drama directed by Hiroshi Ando based on Blue (manga) by Kiriko Nananan. The film stars Mikako Ichikawa as Kayako Kirishima and Manami Konishi as Masami Endo. The movie was released in Japanese theaters in 2001, and the DVD version was released on March 29, 2003. The film is about two teenage girls, Kayako Kirishima and Masami Endō, who find their friendship turning into something more.
Max Keeble's Big Move is a 2001 Disney live-action comedy film, starring Alex D. Linz as the main character with Zena Grey, Josh Peck, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Robert Carradine and Nora Dunn and directed by Tim Hill. It was released to American theaters on October 5, 2001. This movie has several cameos from all different shows.
Training Day is a 2001 police drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua, written by David Ayer and starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The film follows two LAPD narcotics detectives over a 24-hour period in the gang neighborhoods of South Los Angeles. Training Day features appearances by Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Raymond J. Barry, Terry Crews, and Eva Mendes. Musical artists Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Macy Gray are also featured.