Best Drama Movies of 2001

1.

A Beautiful Mind

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Jason Gray-Stanford, Judd Hirsch ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2001-12-11
2.

Band of Brothers

6.5
9.4/10 IMDB

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Release date: 2001-09-09
3.

Donnie Darko

6.5
8.0/10 IMDB

After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Beth Grant, Holmes Osborne, Daveigh Chase, Mary McDonnell, James Duval ..
Directed by: Richard Kelly
Release date: 2001-10-24
4.

Mulholland Drive

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Blonde Betty Elms has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia. Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman's identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher runs into ominous trouble while casting his latest project.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Brent Briscoe, Robert Forster, Katharine Towne, Lee Grant, Scott Coffey ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2001-06-06
5.

Moulin Rouge!

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker, Caroline O'Connor ..
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Release date: 2001-05-24
6.

The Others

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy, Renée Asherson, Keith Allen, Michelle Fairley, Alexander Vince ..
Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
Release date: 2001-08-02
7.

I Am Sam

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Sam, a neurodivergent man, has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations as a parent start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam convinces high-priced lawyer Rita to take his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.

Starring: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Loretta Devine, Marin Hinkle, Laura Dern, Brad Silverman, Joseph Rosenberg ..
Directed by: Jessie Nelson
Release date: 2001-12-28
8.

Training Day

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger, Harris Yulin, Cliff Curtis, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eva Mendes, Nick Chinlund ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2001-10-05
9.

Enemy at the Gates

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Starring: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Gabriel Thomson, Matthias Habich, Alexander Schwan ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 2001-03-14
10.

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
11.

Blow

6.2
7.5/10 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
12.

The Man Who Wasn't There

6.1
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
13.

K-PAX

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard, Ajay Naidu, Vincent Laresca, Kimberly Scott, Conchata Ferrell, Saul Williams, Peter Gerety ..
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2001-10-22
14.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

David, a robotic boy—the first of his kind programmed to love—is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee and his wife. Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin.

Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas, Jude Law, William Hurt, Robin Williams, Ben Kingsley, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2001-06-29
15.

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
16.

Vanilla Sky

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Armand Schultz, Alicia Witt ..
Directed by: Cameron Crowe
Release date: 2001-01-22
17.

A Knight's Tale

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

William Thatcher, a knight's peasant apprentice, gets a chance at glory when the knight dies suddenly mid-tournament. Posing as a knight himself, William won't stop until he's crowned tournament champion—assuming matters of the heart don't get in the way.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany, Laura Fraser, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, James Purefoy, Bérénice Bejo, Scott Handy ..
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 2001-05-11
18.

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
19.

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
20.

Ali

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief that he is the greatest boxer of all time. Yet at the top of his game, both Ali's personal and professional lives face the ultimate test.

Starring: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona Gaye, Michael Michele ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 2001-12-10
21.

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
22.

Pearl Harbor

5.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, William Lee Scott, Greg Zola, Ewen Bremner ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2001-05-21
23.

Waking Life

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our relationships with others, and the meaning of life.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Adam Goldberg, Julie Delpy, Wiley Wiggins, Alex Jones, Ken Webster, Steven Soderbergh, Bill Wise, Charles Gunning, Caveh Zahedi ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2001-10-19
24.

Sweet November

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Nelson is a man devoted to his advertising career in San Francisco. One day, while taking a driving test at the DMV, he meets Sara. She is very different from the other women in his life. Nelson causes her to miss out on taking the test and later that day she tracks him down. One thing leads to another and Nelson ends up living with her through a November that will change his life forever.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Lauren Graham, Michael Rosenbaum, Frank Langella, Robert Joy, Liam Aiken, Jason Kravits ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 2001-02-16
25.

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
26.

Conspiracy

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Led by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Ian McNeice, Brendan Coyle, Barnaby Kay, David Threlfall, Ben Daniels, Owen Teale ..
Directed by: Frank Pierson
Release date: 2001-05-19
27.

Life as a House

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

When a man is diagnosed with terminal cancer, he takes custody of his misanthropic teenage son, for whom quality time means getting high, engaging in small-time prostitution, and avoiding his father.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Ian Somerhalder, Scott Bakula, Sandra Nelson, Sam Robards, Jamey Sheridan ..
Directed by: Irwin Winkler
Release date: 2001-10-25
28.

Save the Last Dance

5.3
6.2/10 IMDB

After the death of her mother, Sara moves to the South Side of Chicago to live with her father and gets transferred to a majority-black school. Her life takes a turn for the better when befriends Chenille and her brother Derek, who helps her with her dancing skills.

Starring: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Fredro Starr, Terry Kinney, Bianca Lawson, Vince Green, Garland Whitt, Elisabeth Oas, Artel Great ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 2001-01-12
29.

Behind Enemy Lines

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Joaquim de Almeida, Vladimir Mashkov, Marko Igonda, Eyal Podell ..
Directed by: John Moore
Release date: 2001-11-30
30.

The Last Castle

5.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Starring: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton, Delroy Lindo, Paul Calderon, Sam Ball, Jeremy Childs, George W. Scott, Clifton Collins Jr. ..
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Release date: 2001-10-19
31.

Frailty

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed 'demons'.

Starring: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary, Jeremy Sumpter, Luke Askew, Levi Kreis, Derk Cheetwood, Missy Crider, Alan Davidson ..
Directed by: Bill Paxton
Release date: 2001-11-17
32.

Gosford Park

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Jeremy Northam, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Hollander, Michael Gambon, Kelly Macdonald, Eileen Atkins ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 2001-11-07
33.

The Believer

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A hardcore US racist skinhead who, because of his intelligence, leads a gang dedicated to fighting the enemy: the supposed American-Jewish conspiracy for domination. However, he's hiding a secret: he's Jewish-born, a brilliant scholar whose questioning of the tenets of his faith has left him angry and confused, turning against those who he thinks have a tragic history of their own making.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Theresa Russell, Billy Zane, Joshua Harto, Glenn Fitzgerald, A.D. Miles, Ronald Guttman, Garret Dillahunt, Heather Goldenhersh ..
Directed by: Henry Bean
Release date: 2001-08-23
34.

In the Bedroom

5.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. His son is involved in a love affair with a local single mother. As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

Starring: Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, William Mapother, William Wise, Karen Allen, Celia Weston, Frank T. Wells, W. Clapham Murray ..
Directed by: Todd Field
Release date: 2001-11-23
35.

Tape

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Three old high school friends meet in a Michigan motel room to dissect painful memories from their past.

Starring: Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard ..
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 2001-11-02
36.

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
37.

Monster's Ball

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Set in the southern USA, a racist white man, Hank, falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically, Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's inter-racial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers.

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Sean Combs, Coronji Calhoun, Peter Boyle, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher, Amber Rules, Yasiin Bey ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2001-06-07
38.

Lantana

5.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges -- drawing in four related couples whose various partners are distrustful and suspicious about each other's involvement.

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Manu Bennett, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Peter Phelps, Leah Purcell ..
Directed by: Ray Lawrence
Release date: 2001-10-04
39.

Hearts in Atlantis

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David Morse, Alan Tudyk, Tom Bower, Celia Weston, Deirdre O'Connell, Timothy Reifsnyder ..
Directed by: Scott Hicks
Release date: 2001-09-07
40.

Iris

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Starring: Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Samuel West, Timothy West, Kris Marshall, Juliet Aubrey, Derek Hutchinson ..
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 2001-12-14
41.

Bully

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Starring: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Rachel Miner, Michael Pitt, Daniel Franzese, Bijou Phillips, Leo Fitzpatrick, Kelli Garner, Nathalie Paulding, Alan Lilly ..
Directed by: Larry Clark
Release date: 2001-06-15
42.

The Pledge

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard, Benicio del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Harry Dean Stanton, Patricia Clarkson ..
Directed by: Sean Penn
Release date: 2001-01-19
43.

Baby Boy

4.9
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different women-Yvette and Peanut but still lives with his own mother. He can't seem to strike a balance or find direction in his chaotic life.

Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, A.J. Johnson, Angell Conwell, Kareem J. Grimes, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Mo'Nique ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 2001-06-27
44.

Lost and Delirious

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

After starting at an upmarket boarding school, a teenage girl forms close friendships with her two older roommates. However, when she discovers that her new friends are lovers she finds herself caught in a complicated situation.

Starring: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs, Mimi Kuzyk, Graham Greene, Emily VanCamp, Amy Stewart, Caroline Dhavernas, Luke Kirby ..
Directed by: Léa Pool
Release date: 2001-01-21
45.

The Grey Zone

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A Nazi doctor—along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews—find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Starring: David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Velimir Velev, Velizar Binev, Allan Corduner ..
Directed by: Tim Blake Nelson
Release date: 2001-09-13
46.

To End All Wars

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the military officers kept imprisoned and routinely beaten and deprived of food. While Campbell wants to rebel and attempt an escape, Gordon tries to take a more stoic approach, an attitude that proves to be surprisingly resonant.

Starring: Ciarán McMenamin, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Sakae Kimura, Mark Strong, Masayuki Yui, James Cosmo, Yugo Saso, John Gregg, Shû Nakajima ..
Directed by: David L. Cunningham
Release date: 2001-09-02
47.

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
48.

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
49.

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
50.

Wit

4.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald, Jonathan M. Woodward, Benedict Wong, Harold Pinter, Raffaello Degruttola, Miquel Brown, Hari Dhillon ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 2001-02-09

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