Best Mystery Movies of 2001

1.

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: 2001-10-26
2.

Mulholland Drive

6.5
8.0/10 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: 2001-09-08
3.

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
4.

From Hell

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Katrin Cartlidge, Terence Harvey, Susan Lynch, Paul Rhys ..
Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Release date: 2001-02-08
5.

Along Came a Spider

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael Wincott, Dylan Baker, Mika Boorem, Anton Yelchin, Jay O. Sanders, Billy Burke, Michael Moriarty, Penelope Ann Miller ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2001-04-06
6.

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
7.

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
8.

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, Robert De Niro
Release date: 2001-07-13
9.

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
10.

Hearts in Atlantis

4.9
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

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