2001 Films: Ranked

  1. -=10=-

  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, NZ/US) Tolkien
  3. -=9=-

  4. Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott, US) War
  5. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Shinichirô Watanabe, Japan)
  6. Brotherhood of the Wolf (Christophe Gans, France/Canada) Period Drama/Mystery
  7. Turn (Hideyuki Hirayama, Japan) Afterlife
  8. Vanilla Sky
  9. Revolution OS
  10. -=8=-

  11. Visitor Q
  12. Mulholland Drive
  13. The Happiness of the Katakuris
  14. All About Lily Chou-Chou
  15. The Royal Tenenbaums
  16. Harmful Insect
  17. Go
  18. Elling (Petter Næss, Norway) Comedy/Drama
  19. Clapping With One Hand
  20. Session 9
  21. Metropolis
  22. Musa
  23. Livvakterna [Executive Protection]
  24. -=7=-

  25. My Sassy Girl
  26. Amelie
  27. Avalon
  28. Shaolin Soccer
  29. Take Care of My Cat (Jae-eun Jeong, S. Korea) Coming of Age
  30. Ocean's Eleven
  31. Spirited Away
  32. Donnie Darko
  33. A Beautiful Mind
  34. Failan
  35. Antitrust
  36. Friend (Kyung-Taek Kwak, S. Korea)
  37. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke, Austria/France)
  38. Frailty
  39. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  40. Pulse
  41. Guns & Talks (Jin Jang, S. Korea)
  42. Lantana
  43. Distance (Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan) Cults and Family
  44. The Experiment
  45. Agitator
  46. Missing Allen
  47. The Others
  48. Dogtown and Z-Boys
  49. Shrek
  50. Address Unknown
  51. -=6=-

  52. Ichi the Killer
  53. Y tu Mama Tambien
  54. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
  55. Hollywood Hong-Kong
  56. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  57. Besame Mucho
  58. Bad Guy
  59. Freddy Got Fingered (Tom Green, US) Absurd Comedy
  60. Jurassic Park III
  61. Beijing Bicycle
  62. Monsters, Inc.
  63. Tokyo Marigold (Jun Ichikawa, Japan) Romance & Loneliness
  64. Bridget Jones's Diary
  65. Bully
  66. Life as a House
  67. Kissing Jessica Stein
  68. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  69. Quo Vadis? (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Poland) History/Drama
  70. Read or Die
  71. Sorum (Jong-chan Yun, S. Korea) Mystery/Drama
  72. Kill Me Later (Dana Lustig, US)
  73. -=5=-

  74. Zoolander
  75. Waterboys
  76. Artificial Intelligence: AI
  77. Shallow Hal
  78. Ghost World
  79. Freedom Downtime
  80. Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Spain) Fate/Luck Drama
  81. Not Another Teen Movie
  82. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  83. Rat Race
  84. Down to Earth (Chris Weitz/Paul Weitz, US) Reincarnated Romance/Comedy
  85. No Turning Back (Julia Montejo/Jesus Nebot, US/Spain)
  86. Hard Ball
  87. Say it Isn't So (James B. Rogers, US) Comedy
  88. Josie and the Pussycats
  89. Blue Spring
  90. -=4=-

  91. In the Bathtub of the World
  92. Saving Silverman
  93. Bungee Jumping of Their Own
  94. Evolution
  95. Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain, US) Camp Comedy
  96. My Wife Is a Gangster
  97. Osmosis Jones
  98. Invincible
  99. The Fast and the Furious
  100. Concent
  101. Hanaukyô meido-tai
  102. Maruf
  103. Kumamoto Monogatari (Takashi Miike, Japan) Bad Culture Pieces
  104. -=3=-

  105. Jeepers Creepers
  106. Tomcats
  107. -=2=-

  108. Flower Island
  109. Waking Life
  110. -=1=-

  111. My First Mister
Author Comments: 

Some of the ratings on this list aren't right. They were made years ago and I don't agree with them anymore but I'm leaving them until I get around to a rewatch.

Nice to see a detailed list of 2001. Its my favorite year. Im new here and I actually just posted my first list and I chose 2001 as well. Mine is only at 20 though and just ranked 1-20. I actually forgot about some of those so might reconsider choices on my list. I will have to check out 'Harmful Insect' now as that looks pretty good. Im surprised that you didnt mention 'The Man Who Wasnt There' or 'Haiku Tunnel' anywhere on the list though. I am glad that you mentioned Session 9, Sorum, and Intacto. Why did you rate 'My First Mister' that harshly? I didnt think it was great, and a little too mushy, but I wouldnt go so far as to rate it a 1. Now, speaking of 1s and 2001, 'The Deep End' would be in MY 1 slot; that film was just excruciatingly bad.

Firstly, please excuse the delayed response. I've been off in a distant land. Don't want new listologists thinking we ignore messages or anything of the sort.

I'm actually not fond of this list. I wasn't keeping a detailed record/list of what I was watching and I didn't become an avid movie watcher until a few years later, so my 2001 list seems really weak to me. There are definitely a number of 2001 releases I need to see. I'll be sure to add The Man Who Wasn't There and Haiku Tunnel to the list.

I really couldn't stand My First Mister, as you can see. It's one big teenage angst cliche, which I felt was completely out of touch and seemed like something that would be found on the Lifetime network. Then again, I also really hated Harold and Maude, which is the same thing with the sexes reversed, so perhaps I just hate May-December relationship movies.

No probs. I wasnt necessarily counting on a response anyway. Youre right about the feel of My First Mister, but I cant directly compare it to Harold And Maude since Ive never seen that. For just getting into movies, you sure have seen *quite* a large number of them just for 2001 alone. You will love The Man Who Wasnt There. Be patient with it though...the best parts are more towards the end.