Best Romance Movies of 2001

1.

A Knight's Tale

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

William Thatcher, a peasant, is sent to apprentice with a Knight named Hector as a young boy. Urged by his father to "change his Stars", he assumes Sir Hector's place in a tournament when Hector dies in the middle of it. He wins. With the other apprentices, he trains and assumes the title of Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein.

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
2.

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
3.

Lost and Delirious

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

LOST AND DELIRIOUS is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, LOST AND DELIRIOUS moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover's intrigue.

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
4.

Shallow Hal

4.9
5.9/10 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
5.

The Shipping News

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

An emotionally-beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Pete Postlethwaite, Scott Glenn, Rhys Ifans, Gordon Pinsent, Jason Behr, Katherine Moennig ..
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2001-12-18
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia), but Hollywood made it into a pure love story by removing much of the "unpleasant" stuff.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, Irene Papas, Gerasimos Skiadaressis, Aspasia Kralli, Mihalis Giannatos, Dimitris Kaberidis, Pietro Sarubbi ..
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2001-04-18
9.

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
10.

Saving Silverman

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman, a cold-hearted beauty who snatches him from them and breaks up their Neil Diamond cover band.

Starring: Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, R. Lee Ermey, Neil Diamond, Kyle Gass, Christopher Logan, Stephen Chang ..
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Release date: 2001-02-09

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