Best Comedy Movies of 2001

1.

Monsters, Inc.

6.8
8.1/10 IMDB

James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Mary Gibbs, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Daniel Gerson ..
Directed by: Pete Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Release date: 2001-11-01
2.

Shrek

6.6
7.9/10 IMDB

It ain't easy bein' green -- especially if you're a likable (albeit smelly) ogre named Shrek. On a mission to retrieve a gorgeous princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon, Shrek teams up with an unlikely compatriot -- a wisecracking donkey.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassel, Peter Dennis, Clive Pearse, Jim Cummings, Bobby Block, Chris Miller ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Release date: 2001-05-18
3.

The Royal Tenenbaums

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Seymour Cassel, Kumar Pallana ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 2001-10-05
4.

Ghost World

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Two quirky, cynical teenaged girls try to figure out what to do with their lives after high school graduation. After they play a prank on an eccentric, middle aged record collector, one of them befriends him, which causes a rift in the girls' friendship.

Starring: Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Bob Balaban, Stacey Travis, Charles C. Stevenson Jr., Dave Sheridan, Tom McGowan ..
Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
Release date: 2001-07-20
5.

Serendipity

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Although strangers Sara and Jonathan are both already in relationships, they realize they have genuine chemistry after a chance encounter – but part company soon after. Years later, they each yearn to reunite, despite being destined for the altar. But to give true love a chance, they have to find one another again.

Starring: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan, Eugene Levy, Lilli Lavine, Michael Guarino Jr., Abdul Alshawish, Stephen Bruce, David Sparrow ..
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Release date: 2001-10-05
6.

Bridget Jones's Diary

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, James Callis, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, Embeth Davidtz, Lisa Barbuscia ..
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Release date: 2001-04-13
7.

Rush Hour 2

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot. The boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella.

Starring: Chris Tucker, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Don Cheadle, John Lone, Maggie Q, Alan King, Harris Yulin ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2001-08-03
8.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Raised a boy in East Berlin, Hedwig undergoes a personal transformation in order to emigrate to the U.S., where she reinvents herself as an “internationally ignored” but divinely talented rock diva, inhabiting a “beautiful gender of one.”

Starring: John Cameron Mitchell, Alberta Watson, Gene Pyrz, Ben Mayer-Goodman, Maurice Dean Wint, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Michael Aronov ..
Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell
Release date: 2001-07-20
9.

The Princess Diaries

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A socially awkward but very bright 15-year-old girl being raised by a single mom discovers that she is the princess of a small European country because of the recent death of her long-absent father, who, unknown to her, was the crown prince of Genovia. She must make a choice between continuing the life of a San Francisco teen or stepping up to the throne.

Starring: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Erik von Detten, Patrick John Flueger, Sean O'Bryan ..
Directed by: Garry Marshall
Release date: 2001-08-03
10.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

5.4
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
11.

Legally Blonde

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, but while there, she figures out that there is more to herself than just looks.

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
12.

American Pie 2

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

After a year apart - attending different schools, meeting different people - the guys rent a beach house and vow to make this the best summer ever. As it turns out, whether that will happen or not has a lot to do with the girls. Between the wild parties, outrageous revelations and yes, a trip to band camp, they discover that times change and people change, but in the end, it's all about sticking together.

Starring: Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Chris Klein, Seann William Scott, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari ..
Directed by: J.B. Rogers
Release date: 2001-08-10
13.

Zoolander

5.2
6.5/10 IMDB

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a well-designed conspiracy and only with the help of Hansel and a few well-chosen accessories like Matilda can Derek make the world safe for male models everywhere.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon Voight, Judah Friedlander, Nathan Lee Graham ..
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2001-09-28
14.

Kate & Leopold

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

When her scientist ex-boyfriend discovers a portal to travel through time -- and brings back a 19th-century nobleman named Leopold to prove it -- a skeptical Kate reluctantly takes responsibility for showing Leopold the 21st century. The more time Kate spends with Leopold, the harder she falls for him. But if he doesn't return to his own time, his absence will forever alter history.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne, Bradley Whitford, Paxton Whitehead, Spalding Gray, Josh Stamberg, Matthew Sussman ..
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2001-12-25
15.

Rat Race

5.2
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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

Shallow Hal

5.0
6.0/10 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
19.

The Mexican

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons, Gene Hackman, Bob Balaban, Michael Cerveris, Richard Coca, David Krumholtz, Castulo Guerra ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2001-03-01
20.

Super Troopers

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Five bored, occasionally high and always ineffective Vermont state troopers must prove their worth to the governor or lose their jobs. After stumbling on a drug ring, they plan to make a bust, but a rival police force is out to steal the glory.

Starring: Jay Chandrasekhar, Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Paul Soter, Brian Cox, Erik Stolhanske, Marisa Coughlan, Lynda Carter, Joey Kern, Geoffrey Arend ..
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar
Release date: 2001-01-18
21.

Riding in Cars with Boys

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy, Logan Lerman, Susan Forristal, Lorraine Bracco, James Woods, Marisa Ryan, Maggie Gyllenhaal ..
Directed by: Penny Marshall
Release date: 2001-10-19
22.

Rock Star

4.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A wannabe rock star who fronts a Pennsylvania-based tribute band is devastated when his kick him out of the group he founded. Things begin to look up for Izzy when he is asked to join Steel Dragon, the heavy metal rockers he had been imitating for so long. This film is loosely based on the true story of the 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
23.

Storytelling

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Starring: John Goodman, Selma Blair, Robert Wisdom, Paul Giamatti, Leo Fitzpatrick, Maria Thayer, Angela Goethals, Devorah Rose, Nancy Anne Ridder, Steve Rosen ..
Directed by: Todd Solondz
Release date: 2001-11-08
24.

Bandits

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, William Converse-Roberts, Brían F. O'Byrne, Stacey Travis, Azura Skye, Peggy Miley, January Jones ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 2001-10-12
25.

Osmosis Jones

4.8
6.3/10 IMDB

A white blood cell policeman, 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: 2001-08-10
26.

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Helen Hunt, Woody Allen, Charlize Theron, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Markinson, John Tormey, John Schuck, Elizabeth Berkley, Kaili Vernoff ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2001-08-05
27.

Recess: School's Out

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

It's the most exciting time of year at Third Street Elementary-- the end of the School Year! But boredom quickly sets in for protagonist TJ Detweiler, as his friends are headed for Summer Camp. One day, while passing by the school on his bike, he notices a green glow coming from the school's auditorium. This is the work of the insidious ex-principal of Third Street, Phillium Benedict and his gang of ninjas and secret service look-alikes! Benedict is planning to get rid of Summer Vacation using his newly-acquired Tractor Beam, which he stole from the US Military Base in an effort to raise US Test Scores, and it's up to the Recess Gang to stop him!

Starring: Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, Ashley Johnson, Courtland Mead, Pamela Adlon, Dabney Coleman, Robert Goulet, Melissa Joan Hart, April Winchell, Andrew Lawrence ..
Directed by: Chuck Sheetz
Release date: 2001-01-27
28.

Not Another Teen Movie

4.7
5.7/10 IMDB

On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movies of the 1980s and '90s.

Starring: Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Mia Kirshner, Lacey Chabert, Cerina Vincent, Molly Ringwald, Samaire Armstrong, Nectar Rose ..
Directed by: Joel Gallen
Release date: 2001-12-07
29.

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
30.

Spy Kids

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

Carmen and Juni think their parents are boring. Little do they know that in their day, Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez were the top secret agents from their respective countries. They gave up that life to raise their children. Now, the disappearances of several of their old colleagues forces the Cortez' return from retirement. What they didn't count on was Carmen and Juni joining the "family business."

Starring: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2001-03-18
31.

Wet Hot American Summer

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

Starring: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Zak Orth, Christopher Meloni, A.D. Miles, Molly Shannon, Gideon Jacobs ..
Directed by: David Wain
Release date: 2001-07-27
32.

The Wedding Planner

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

San Francisco's premiere wedding planner, Mary Fiore is rescued from an accident by the man of her dreams, paediatrician Steve Edison, only to find he is the fiancé of her latest client. As Mary continues making the wedding arrangements, she and Steve are put into a string of uncomfortable situations that force them to face their mutual attraction.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Chambers, Joanna Gleason, Lou Myers, Kathy Najimy, Charles Kimbrough, Judy Greer, Bridgette Wilson, Alex Rocco ..
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2001-01-26
33.

Scary Movie 2

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

While the original parodied slasher flicks like Scream, Keenen Ivory Wayans's sequel to Scary Movie takes comedic aim at haunted house movies. A group of students visit a mansion called "Hell House," and murderous high jinks ensue.

Starring: Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Christopher Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, James Woods, Tim Curry, Tori Spelling ..
Directed by: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Release date: 2001-07-04
34.

How High

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Multi-platinum rap superstars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. Ivy League ways are strange but Silas and Jamal take it in a stride -- until their supply of supernatural smoke runs dry. That's when they have to start living by their wits and rely on their natural resources to make the grade.

Starring: Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike Epps, Anna Maria Horsford, Fred Willard, Jeffrey Jones, Hector Elizondo, Cypress Hill, Essence Atkins ..
Directed by: Jesse Dylan
Release date: 2001-12-21
35.

Human Nature

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A philosophical burlesque, Human Nature follows the ups and downs of an obsessive scientist, a female naturalist, and the man they discover, born and raised in the wild. As scientist Nathan trains the wild man, Puff, in the ways of the world - starting with table manners - Nathan's lover Lila fights to preserve the man's simian past, which represents a freedom enviable to most.

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Tim Robbins, Rhys Ifans, Miranda Otto, Rosie Perez, Peter Dinklage, Hilary Duff, Bobby Pyle, Mary Kay Place, Robert Forster ..
Directed by: Michel Gondry
Release date: 2001-09-12
36.

The 51st State

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Rhys Ifans, Sean Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson, Michael Starke, Anna Keaveney, Paul Barber ..
Directed by: Ronny Yu
Release date: 2001-12-07
37.

Mean Machine

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Disgraced ex-England football captain, Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan, is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. When these prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards during a prison football match, Danny takes the lead.

Starring: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown, Vas Blackwood, Robbie Gee, Geoff Bell, John Forgeham, Sally Phillips, Danny Dyer ..
Directed by: Barry Skolnick
Release date: 2001-12-26
38.

Made

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Sean Combs, Famke Janssen, Peter Falk, Faizon Love, David O'Hara, Vincent Pastore, Jenteal, Makenzie Vega ..
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2001-07-13
39.

Heartbreakers

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Max and Page are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men and marries them. Page then seduces them, and Max catches her husband in the act. Then it's off to palimony city and the next easy mark.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Gene Hackman, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Anne Bancroft, Stacey Travis, Jeffrey Jones, Nora Dunn, Sarah Silverman ..
Directed by: David Mirkin
Release date: 2001-03-23
40.

Scooby-Doo! and the Cyber Chase

4.5
7.0/10 IMDB

When Scooby and the gang get trapped in a video game created for them, they must fight against the 'Phantom Virus.' To escape the game they must go level by level and defeat the game once and for all.

Starring: Scott Innes, Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Grey DeLisle, Gary Anthony Sturgis, B.J. Ward, Frank Welker, Tom Kane, Mikey Kelley ..
Directed by: Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 2001-10-09
41.

3000 Miles to Graceland

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, Michael must track down Murphy.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, Bokeem Woodbine ..
Directed by: Demian Lichtenstein
Release date: 2001-02-23
42.

Out Cold

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Rick Rambis and his friends are having the time of their lives on Bull Mountain—until the legendary Papa Muntz' son decides to sell the mountain to a sleazy land developer, have the staff fired and turn Bull Mountain into 'Yuppieville'.

Starring: Jason London, Lee Majors, Zach Galifianakis, Victoria Silvstedt, David Koechner, Willie Garson, A.J. Cook, Caroline Dhavernas, Flex Alexander, Derek Hamilton ..
Directed by: Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy
Release date: 2001-11-21
43.

Cats & Dogs

4.4
5.1/10 IMDB

When a professor develops a vaccine that eliminates human allergies to dogs, he unwittingly upsets the fragile balance of power between cats and dogs and touches off an epic battle for pet supremacy. The fur flies as the feline faction, led by Mr. Tinkles, squares off against wide-eyed puppy Lou and his canine cohorts.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Miriam Margolyes, Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Charlton Heston, Frank Welker, Jon Lovitz ..
Directed by: Lawrence Guterman
Release date: 2001-07-04
44.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Jimmy Neutron is a boy genius and way ahead of his friends, but when it comes to being cool, he's a little behind. All until one day when his parents, and parents all over Earth are kidnapped by aliens, it's up to him to lead all the children of the world to rescue their parents.

Starring: Debi Derryberry, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Jeffrey Garcia, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence, Crystal Scales ..
Directed by: John A. Davis
Release date: 2001-12-21
45.

Sugar & Spice

4.4
5.7/10 IMDB

When Jack and Diane find themselves in an unexpected adult situation, the A-Squad comes to their rescue. In order to help their friend Diane, the A-Squad goes where no cheerleader has gone before: taking on a little after-school project known as bank robbery. But the A-Squad does things their way -- with sugar and spice -- forever changing their friendship, their future and the nation's notion of teen spirit.

Starring: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari, Rachel Blanchard, Alexandra Holden, Sara Marsh, James Marsden, Sean Young, W. Earl Brown ..
Directed by: Francine McDougall
Release date: 2001-01-24
46.

Someone Like You...

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Jane Goodale has everything going for her. She's a producer on a popular daytime talk show, and is in a hot romance with the show's dashing executive producer Ray. But when the relationship goes terribly awry, Jane begins an extensive study of the male animal, including her womanizing roommate Eddie. Jane puts her studies and romantic misadventure to use as a pseudonymous sex columnist -- and becomes a sensation.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen Barkin, Catherine Dent, Laura Regan, Peter Friedman, Mireille Enos, Colleen Camp ..
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn
Release date: 2001-03-30
47.

Novocaine

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs

Starring: Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Lynne Thigpen, Chelcie Ross, Polly Noonan, JoBe Cerny, Elias Koteas, Yasen Peyankov, Scott Caan ..
Directed by: David Atkins
Release date: 2001-11-23
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48.

One Night at McCool's

4.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.

Starring: Matt Dillon, Liv Tyler, Mary Jo Smith, Michael Douglas, Paul Reiser, Reba McEntire, John Goodman, Richard Jenkins, Sandy Martin, Andrew Dice Clay ..
Directed by: Harald Zwart
Release date: 2001-04-19
49.

America's Sweethearts

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

In the midst of a nasty public breakup of married movie stars, a studio publicist scrambles to put a cap on the escalating situation as the couple's latest film has found it's only print kidnapped by the director.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Cusack, Hank Azaria, Stanley Tucci, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Seth Green, Rainn Wilson ..
Directed by: Joe Roth
Release date: 2001-07-17
50.

Birthday Girl

4.3
6.0/10 IMDB

A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Kate Lynn Evans, Stephen Mangan, Sally Phillips, Alexander Armstrong, Jo McInnes, Ben Miller ..
Directed by: Jez Butterworth
Release date: 2001-09-06

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