Best Crime Movies of 2001

1.

Ocean's Eleven

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy García, Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Scott Caan, Casey Affleck, Carl Reiner ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2001-12-07
2.

Blow

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ethan Suplee, Ray Liotta, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths, Paul Reubens, Jordi Mollà, Cliff Curtis, Miguel Sandoval ..
Directed by: Ted Demme
Release date: 2001-04-04
3.

Spy Game

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.

Starring: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Matthew Marsh, Todd Boyce, Michael Paul Chan, Garrick Hagon ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2001-11-18
4.

Hannibal

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, Zeljko Ivanek, Hazelle Goodman, David Andrews ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2001-02-08
5.

The Fast and the Furious

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: the gang or the LAPD.

Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, Ted Levine, Matt Schulze, Thom Barry ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2001-06-22
6.

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
7.

The Man Who Wasn't There

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

A tale of murder, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity and a mysterious opportunity presents him with a chance to change it.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Scarlett Johansson, Jon Polito, Richard Jenkins, Tony Shalhoub, Gregg Binkley, Katherine Borowitz ..
Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Release date: 2001-10-26
8.

Sexy Beast

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.

Starring: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Amanda Redman, James Fox, Cavan Kendall, Julianne White, Álvaro Monje, Gérard Barray, Robert Atiko ..
Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Release date: 2001-01-12
9.

Super Troopers

5.1
7.1/10 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
10.

The Score

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Jamie Harrold, Serge Houde, Mark Camacho, Martin Drainville, Marie-Josée Colburn, Bobby Brown ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 2001-07-13

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