Best Comedy Movies of 2001

1.

Legally Blonde

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Elle Woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Ali Larter, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach ..
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Release date: 2001-07-13
2.

Rat Race

5.1
6.4/10 IMDB

In an ensemble film about easy money, greed, manipulation and bad driving, a Las Vegas casino tycoon entertains his wealthiest high rollers -- a group that will bet on anything -- by pitting six ordinary people against each other in a wild dash for $2 million jammed into a locker hundreds of miles away. The tycoon and his wealthy friends monitor each racer's every move to keep track of their favorites. The only rule in this race is that there are no rules.

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Seth Green, Whoopi Goldberg, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, John Cleese, Wayne Knight, Vince Vieluf, Lanei Chapman, Jon Lovitz ..
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
Release date: 2001-08-17
3.

The Majestic

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Laurie Holden, David Ogden Stiers, Hal Holbrook, Bob Balaban, Ron Rifkin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Brent Briscoe, Gerry Black ..
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 2001-12-21
4.

Evolution

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A comedy that follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, and Julianne Moore are the only people standing between the aliens and world domination... which could be bad news for the Earth.

Starring: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Ted Levine, Dan Aykroyd, Ty Burrell, Andrew Bowen, Sarah Silverman, Katharine Towne ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 2001-06-08
5.

Shallow Hal

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A shallow man falls in love with a 300 pound woman because of her "inner beauty".

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander, Joe Viterelli, Rene Kirby, Bruce McGill, Tony Robbins, Susan Ward, Zen Gesner, Brooke Burns ..
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Release date: 2001-11-01
6.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

When Jay and Silent Bob learn that their comic-book alter egos, Bluntman and Chronic, have been sold to Hollywood as part of a big-screen movie that leaves them out of any royalties, the pair travels to Tinseltown to sabotage the production.

Starring: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, Jeff Anderson, Brian O'Halloran, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Ali Larter, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Will Ferrell ..
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 2001-08-22
7.

Buffalo Soldiers

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Set just before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Sgt. Ray Elwood is an American soldier stationed at a German army camp. A soldier because a judge gave him a choice between the army and jail, Ray spends much of his free time cooking cocaine for the MPs. When a soldier dies and a toxicology screen shows an alarming level of illegal narcotics, someone is sent in to investigate.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Peña, Gabriel Mann, Dean Stockwell, Brian Delate, Shiek Mahmud-Bey ..
Directed by: Gregor Jordan
Release date: 2001-09-08
8.

Hardball

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, Michael B. Jordan, D. B. Sweeney, John Hawkes, Bryan Hearne, Julian Griffith, DeWayne Warren, Kris D. Lofton, Mark Robert Ellis ..
Directed by: Brian Robbins
Release date: 2001-09-14
9.

Osmosis Jones

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Starring: Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood, Bill Murray, Molly Shannon, William Shatner, Ron Howard, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan ..
Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
Release date: 2001-08-07
10.

Rock Star

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Rock Star tells the story of Chris Cole and a rock band called Steel Dragon. Cole is a photocopier technician by day, and the lead singer of a Steel Dragon tribute band called "Blood Pollution" by night.Internal struggles between the Steel Dragon band members culminate with the firing of the lead singer, Bobby Beers and the starting of recruitment sessions to find a new vocalist. Loosely inspired by the true story of the heavy metal band Judas Priest.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Jason Bonham, Jeff Pilson, Zakk Wylde, Timothy Spall, Blas Elias, Nick Catanese, Brian Vander Ark ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 2001-09-04

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