Best Thriller Movies of 2001

1.

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
2.

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
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.

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
5.

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
6.

Spy Game

5.8
7.0/10 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
7.

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
8.

The Fast and the Furious

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Dominic 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
9.

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
10.

The Score

5.6
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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Swordfish

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.

Starring: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Sam Shepard, Vinnie Jones, Drea de Matteo, Rudolf Martin, Zach Grenier, Camryn Grimes ..
Directed by: Dominic Sena
Release date: 2001-06-07
14.

Along Came a Spider

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After the harrowing death of his partner, detective and best-selling author Alex Cross has retreated to the peace of retirement. But when a brilliant criminal kidnaps a senator's young daughter, Alex is lured back into action. Teamed with the Secret Service agent assigned to protect the missing girl, Alex follows a serpentine trail of clues that leads him to a stunning discovery - the kidnapper wants more than just ransom.

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
15.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Led by a strange dream, scientist Aki Ross struggles to collect the eight spirits in the hope of creating a force powerful enough to protect the planet. With the aid of the Deep Eyes Squadron and her mentor, Dr. Sid, Aki must save the Earth from its darkest hate and unleash the spirits within.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, James Woods, Jean Simmons, Keith David, Matt McKenzie ..
Directed by: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Motonori Sakakibara
Release date: 2001-07-02
16.

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
17.

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, Samuel Ball, Jeremy Childs, George W. Scott, Clifton Collins Jr. ..
Directed by: Rod Lurie
Release date: 2001-10-19
18.

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
19.

Jeepers Creepers

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

A brother and sister driving home through an isolated countryside from college encounter a flesh-eating creature in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Starring: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Eileen Brennan, Brandon Smith, Peggy Sheffield, Jeffrey William Evans, Patrick Cherry, Jon Beshara ..
Directed by: Victor Salva
Release date: 2001-07-01
20.

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
21.

Jurassic Park III

5.1
5.9/10 IMDB

In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.

Starring: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Trevor Morgan, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Jeter, John Diehl, Bruce A. Young, Laura Dern, Taylor Nichols ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2001-07-18
22.

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
23.

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
24.

The One

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.

Starring: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo, James Morrison, Dylan Bruno, Richard Steinmetz, Steve Rankin, Tucker Smallwood, Harriet Sansom Harris ..
Directed by: James Wong
Release date: 2001-11-02
25.

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
26.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

English aristocrat Lara Croft is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and in the middle of a battle with a secret society. The shapely archaeologist moonlights as a tomb raider to recover lost antiquities and meets her match in the evil Powell, who's in search of a powerful relic.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel Craig, Richard Johnson, Chris Barrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Leslie Phillips, Robert Phillips ..
Directed by: Simon West
Release date: 2001-06-11
27.

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
28.

Planet of the Apes

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Kris Kristofferson, Estella Warren, Paul Giamatti, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Glenn Shadix, Charlton Heston ..
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2001-07-25
29.

Kiss of the Dragon

4.9
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
30.

Thir13en Ghosts

4.9
5.6/10 IMDB

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

Starring: Tony Shalhoub, Embeth Davidtz, Matthew Lillard, Shannon Elizabeth, Matthew Harrison, Alec Roberts, Rah Digga, F. Murray Abraham, JR Bourne, Jacob Rupp ..
Directed by: Steve Beck
Release date: 2001-10-26
31.

Joy Ride

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Stuart Stone, Basil Wallace, Brian Leckner, Mary Wickliffe, McKenzie Satterthwaite, Dell Yount ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 2001-10-05
32.

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they think. During a night out with the rest of the office employees, they go to watch Voltan, a magician who secretly hypnotizes both of them.

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Helen Hunt, Woody Allen, Charlize Theron, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Markinson, John Tormey, John Schuck, Elizabeth Berkley, Kaili Vernoff ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2001-08-05
33.

Don't Say a Word

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Guy Torry, Jennifer Esposito, Shawn Doyle, Victor Argo, Conrad Goode, Paul Schulze ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 2001-09-28
34.

Enigma

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Starring: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tom Hollander, Donald Sumpter, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard Leaf, Bohdan Poraj ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 2001-01-22
35.

Heist

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman, reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore and his partner, Bobby Blane, and their utility man, Pinky Pincus, find themselves broke, betrayed, and blackmailed. Moore is forced to commit his crew to do one last big job.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Patti LuPone, Alan Bilzerian, Richard L. Friedman, Robert Lussier ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 2001-11-09
36.

The Deep End

4.6
6.5/10 IMDB

With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop?

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Josh Lucas, Peter Donat, Raymond J. Barry, Tamara Hope, Jordon Dorrance, Heather Mathieson, Holmes Osborne ..
Directed by: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Release date: 2001-01-21
37.

The 51st State

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Rhys Ifans, Sean Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson, Michael Starke, Anna Keaveney, Paul Barber ..
Directed by: Ronny Yu
Release date: 2001-12-07
38.

The Hole

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Starring: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Keira Knightley, Laurence Fox, Daniel Brocklebank, Embeth Davidtz, Steven Waddington, Emma Griffiths Malin, Jemma Powell, Gemma Craven ..
Directed by: Nick Hamm
Release date: 2001-04-20
39.

Made

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Two aspiring boxers and lifelong friends get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Sean Combs, Famke Janssen, Peter Falk, Faizon Love, David O'Hara, Vincent Pastore, Jenteal, Makenzie Vega ..
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2001-07-13
40.

Impostor

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.

Starring: Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe, Mekhi Phifer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Guinee, Gary Dourdan, Ivana Mili?evi?, Burt Bulos, D-Teflon ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 2001-12-03
41.

15 Minutes

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story."

Starring: Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Vera Farmiga, Kim Cattrall, David Alan Grier, Roseanne Barr, Anton Yelchin ..
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Release date: 2001-03-01
42.

The Tailor of Panama

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the Panamanian president and a huge debt. The mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Canal.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonor Varela, Brendan Gleeson, Harold Pinter, Catherine McCormack, Daniel Radcliffe, Lola Boorman, David Hayman ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 2001-03-30
43.

Dagon

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A boating accident off the coast of Spain sends Paul and his girlfriend Barbara to the decrepit fishing village of Imboca. As night falls, people start to disappear and things not quite human start to appear. Paul is pursued by the entire town. Running for his life, he uncovers Imboca's secret..they worship Dagon, a monstrous god of the sea...and Dagon's unholy offspring are on the loose...

Starring: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño, Macarena Gómez, Brendan Price, Birgit Bofarull, Uxía Blanco, Ferran Lahoz, Joan Minguell, Alfredo Villa ..
Directed by: Stuart Gordon
Release date: 2001-10-12
44.

O

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Even though he's the only black student at the elite Palmetto Grove Academy, star basketball player and future NBA hopeful Odin James has the adoration of all, including the team's coach and the Dean's beautiful daughter Desi. Odin's troubled friend Hugo, the coach's son, is deeply resentful of his father's preference of Odin on and off the court. When Hugo plots a diabolical scheme to sow the seed of mistrust between O and Desi, it sets in motion a disturbing chain of events which erupts into a firestorm of breathtaking intensity.

Starring: Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Rain Phoenix, Elden Henson, Chris Freihofer, John Heard, Rachel Shumate ..
Directed by: Tim Blake Nelson
Release date: 2001-08-31
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45.

Original Sin

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Gregory Itzin, Jack Thompson, Allison Mackie, Joan Pringle, Cordelia Richards, Thomas Jane, James Haven, Lisa Owen ..
Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Release date: 2001-05-08
46.

Knockaround Guys

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.

Starring: Barry Pepper, Andy Davoli, Seth Green, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Arthur J. Nascarella, Nicholas Pasco, Shawn Doyle, Kevin Gage, Dennis Hopper ..
Directed by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Release date: 2001-09-07
47.

3000 Miles to Graceland

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. With $3.2 million at stake, the Marshals Service closing in, Michael must track down Murphy.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, Bokeem Woodbine ..
Directed by: Demian Lichtenstein
Release date: 2001-02-23
48.

Angel Eyes

4.4
5.6/10 IMDB

A story about a seemingly unlikely couple who cross paths under life-threatening circumstances as though they are destined not only to meet but to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sônia Braga, Victor Argo, Monet Mazur, Shirley Knight, Daniel Magder, Guylaine St-Onge ..
Directed by: Luis Mandoki
Release date: 2001-05-15
49.

Novocaine

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A dentist finds himself a murder suspect after a sexy patient seduces him into prescribing her drugs

Starring: Steve Martin, Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Lynne Thigpen, Chelcie Ross, Polly Noonan, JoBe Cerny, Elias Koteas, Yasen Peyankov, Scott Caan ..
Directed by: David Atkins
Release date: 2001-11-23
50.

The Glass House

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

When Ruby and Rhett's parents are killed in a car accident, their carefree teenage lives are suddenly shattered. Moving to an incredible house in Malibu with the Glasses', old friends of the family, seems to be the beginning of a new life for them.

Starring: Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern, Kathy Baker, Trevor Morgan, Chris Noth, Michael O'Keefe, Gavin O'Connor, Vyto Ruginis ..
Directed by: Daniel Sackheim
Release date: 2001-09-14

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