Best Crime Movies of 2001

1.

Kiss of the Dragon

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

Starring: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Max Ryan, Ric Young, Burt Kwouk, Laurence Ashley, Cyril Raffaelli, Didier Azoulay, John Forgeham ..
Directed by: Chris Nahon
Release date: 2001-07-06
2.

The Mexican

4.5
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
3.

Heartbreakers

4.4
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
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : Virtualia Episode 3: The Dark Side
4.

Virtualia Episode 3: The Dark Side

3.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Starring: Lynn Stone, Kathy Anderson, Loureen Kiss, Sabina Black, Sandra Russo, Sophie Evans, Claudia Ricci, Megan Cole, Sandra Iron, David Perry ..
Directed by: Antonio Adamo
Release date: 2001-02-27
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : Dark Water
5.

Dark Water

3.3
5.4/10 IMDB

The story of a young man who, through a series of surreal visions, comes to believe that he is a serial killer targeting pedophiles.

Starring: G. Patrick Currie, Holly Ferguson, Ron Sauvé, Kathleen Duborg, Helen Graham, Kyla Natho, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Tricia Maras, Fred Keating, Marek Wiedman ..
Directed by: Ron Chartier
Release date: 2001-08-17
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : Another Life
6.

Another Life

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love him and he feels it every day. He's also possessive and their daily life is a constant battle. She meets and falls in love with Frederick Bywaters, her sister's one-time boyfriend. They have a long affair and her desperate attempts to get either a formal separation of divorce from her husband falls on deaf ears. They are at their wits end and Bywaters decides to do something about it. On a dark evening when Edith is walking with her husband, Bywaters stabs him to death. Edith is charged with murder along with Bywaters and both are found guilty. She claims her innocence right up until the day they are both executed by hanging in 1923. Based on a true story.

Starring: Natasha Little, Nick Moran, Ioan Gruffudd, Imelda Staunton, Tom Wilkinson, Rachael Stirling, Diana Coupland, Michael Bertenshaw, Daniel Brocklebank, Elizabeth McKechnie ..
Directed by: Philip Goodhew
Release date: 2001-06-15
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : Lawless: Dead Evidence
7.

Lawless: Dead Evidence

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

A killer thought behind bars is killing again. It's up to John Lawless (Kevin Smith) and Jodie Keane (Angelina Dotchin) to stop the murders.

Starring: Kevin Smith, Angela Marie Dotchin, C. Thomas Howell, Bruce Hopkins, Ross Duncan, Andrew Robertt, Kim Michalis, Stephen Papps, Dean Butler, Geoffrey Snell ..
Directed by: Charlie Haskell
Release date: 2001-01-01
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : The Quickie
8.

The Quickie

2.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A crime soap opera about a Russian mobster retiring from "the business" on New Year's Eve, only to discover he has been targeted for death by a rival mobster.

Starring: Brenda Bakke, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sergei Bodrov Jr., Dean Stockwell, Yevgeni Lazarev, Jsu Garcia, Julieanne Steger, Henry Thomas, Vladimir Mashkov, Oleg Taktarov ..
Directed by: Sergei Bodrov
Release date: 2001-06-04
Best Crime Movies of 2001 : Wrestling Women USA!
9.

Wrestling Women USA!

2.0
8.8/10 IMDB

Compilation of six women wrestling matches formerly available in 8mm films and then available in video as Wrestling Women (1981): Lily Bitter vs. June Beyers, Cora Combs vs. Laraine Johnson, Clara Mortensen vs. Rita Martinez, Lynn O'Connor vs. June Adair, Ella Waldeck vs. Jane Mull, and the tag team match Ida May and Violet Vian vs. Carrie Majors and Betty Hawkins.

Starring: June Adair, Lili Bitter, Mildred Burke ..
Release date: 2001-12-18
10.

Styx

1.9
4.7/10 IMDB

Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.

Starring: Peter Weller, Bryan Brown, Angus Macfadyen, Gérard Rudolf, Adrienne Pearce, Terry Norton ..
Directed by: Alex Wright
Release date: 2001-10-15

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