Best Tv Movie Movies of 2001




In 1961, Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle played for the New York Yankees. One, Mantle, was universally loved, while the other, Maris, was universally hated. Both men started off with a bang, and both were nearing Babe Ruth's 60 home run record. Which man would reach it?

Starring: Barry Pepper, Thomas Jane, Anthony Michael Hall, Richard Masur, Bruce McGill
Directed by: Billy Crystal
Release date: 2001-04-28

Hornblower: Mutiny

Hornblower: Mutiny
The Hornblower series is based on C.S. Forester's classic maritime adventures - the story of one young man's struggle to become a leader of men. Set against the back drop of the 18th century Anglo-French wars, the bloodiest time in British naval history. Hornblower and his comrades come under the command of a revered but obviously mentally unstable captain and eventually must mutiny.
Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones, Paul McGann
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 2001-04-07



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
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 2001-02-09

Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge


The Cromwell clan live in the real world, except for their grandmother who lives in Halloweentown, a place where monsters go to escape reality. But now the son of the Cromwells' old enemy Kalabar has a plan to use the grandmother's book to turn Halloweentown into a grey dreary version of the real world, while transform the denizens of the real world into monsters.

Starring: Kimberly J. Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Daniel Kountz, Judith Hoag, Phillip Van Dyke
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Release date: 2001-10-12

James Dean


The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.

Starring: James Franco, Michael Moriarty, Valentina Cervi, Enrico Colantoni, Joanne Linville
Directed by: Mark Rydell
Release date: 2001-08-04

The Pretender 2001

The Pretender 2001
Picking up where the television series left off, "The Pretender 2001" features even deeper explorations in the show's mythology, including a revealing look back at how Jarod originally espaced from the Centre. But now he must infiltrate the NSA to capture a ruthless assassin who might be a fellow Pretender from his past!
Starring: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries, Harve Presnell
Directed by: Frederick King Keller
Release date: 2001-01-22


Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.
Starring: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight, Donald Sutherland
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Release date: 2001-01-01

Crossfire Trail


Rafe Covington is as good as his word, and he's determined to keep his promise to a dying man that he'll look after the man's widow and Wyoming ranch. But the widow doubts the integrity of drifter Covington. And an unscrupulous land grabber and his gunmen are sizing up the ranch the way a spider eyes a fly.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, David O'Hara, Christian Kane, Ken Pogue
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 2001-01-21

In the Time of the Butterflies


In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Starring: Salma Hayek, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro, Demián Bichir, Pilar Padilla
Directed by: Mariano Barroso
Release date: 2001-10-21

Voyage of the Unicorn

Voyage of the Unicorn
One day the Aislings find themselves magically transported to a ship called the Unicorn. Here, they discover that they've been chosen to fulfill an incredible quest! They undergo an incredible journey of discovery in strange lands with enchanted creatures, but find their voyage is really one of the spirit, as they each learn faith and the power of love.
Starring: Beau Bridges, Chantal Conlin, Heather McEwen, Mackenzie Gray, John DeSantis
Directed by: Philip Spink
Release date: 2001-01-01


Motocrossed! is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie (based on the Shakespeare play Twelfth Night), about a girl named Andrea Carson who loves motocross, despite the fact that her father finds her unsuited for the sport, being that she is "just a girl". When her twin brother Andrew breaks his leg just before a big race, their father is forced to go to Europe to find a replacement rider. In the meantime, Andrea secretly races in Andrew's place with her mother's help.
Starring: Alana Austin, Riley Smith, Mary-Margaret Humes, Trever O'Brien, Timothy Carhart
Directed by: Steve Boyum
Release date: 2001-02-16

Attila L'unno

Attila L'unno
A romanced story of Attila the Hun, from when he lost his parents in childhood until his death. Attila is disclosed as a great leader, strategist and lover and the movie shows his respect to the great Roman strategist Flavius Aetius, his loves and passions, the gossips, intrigues and betrayals in Rome, all of these feelings evolved by magic and mysticism.
Starring: Gerard Butler, Powers Boothe, Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Reg Rogers, Liam Cunningham
Directed by: Dick Lowry
Release date: 2001-01-30

Jumping Ship

Jumping Ship
Joseph, Matthew and Andrew Lawrence (TV's Brotherly Love) star in this thrilling, action-packed sequel to the Disney Channel Original Movie Horse Sense. It's first-class adventure on the high seas for Michael Woods (Joseph Lawrence) and his cousin (Andrew Lawrence) when they charter a private yacht for a fun-filled cruise off the coast of Australia. But the yacht turns out to be a broken-down fishing boat complete with rusting hull! When they find themselves being chased by modern-day pirates, they decide that Jumping Ship with the boat's captain Jake Hunter (Matthew Lawrence) is the only option. Stranded on a desert island without any conveniences from home, these three castaways must work together as a team if they hope to survive and be rescued.
Starring: Joey Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Andrew Lawrence, Stephen Collins, Jaime Passier-Armstrong
Directed by: Michael Lange
Release date: 2001-08-17

The Luck of the Irish

The Luck of the Irish
A teenager must battle for a gold charm to keep his family from being controlled by an evil leprechaun.
Starring: Ryan Merriman, Alexis Lopez, Timothy Omundson, Charles Halford, Henry Gibson
Directed by: Paul Hoen
Release date: 2001-03-09


In the near future, a company called Xchange owns a mind transference technology that enables instantaneous travel by swapping bodies with someone at the destination. A member of the privileged corporate class ("Corpie") Xchanging for the first time unwittingly switches bodies with a terrorist. Forced to hide in a limited life span cloned body with just 2 days remaining, he races against time to stop the terrorist and regain his body.
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Pascale Bussières, Kim Coates, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Rack
Directed by: Allan Moyle
Release date: 2001-01-19

Princess of Thieves

Princess of Thieves
Sherwood forest has a courageous new hero - Gwyn, the daughter of Robin Hood. Possessing the cunning skills of her legendary father and the beauty and intelligence of her mother Maid Marian, Gwyn is anxious to follow in her father's footsteps. King Richard nears death and Robin Hood and his Merry Men are summoned to help bring Richard's son Philip to his rightful place on the throne before the evil Prince John can assume power. Robin Hood's life and that of the future King of England soon lies in Gwyn's hands when Robin is captured and sentenced to death.
Starring: Keira Knightley, Stephen Moyer, Malcolm McDowell, Stuart Wilson, Jonathan Hyde
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 2001-03-11

Just Ask My Children

Just Ask My Children
Based on the true story of a modern-day witch hunt, in which a couple is falsely accused and imprisoned for molesting their own children.
Starring: Virginia Madsen, Jeffrey Nordling, Graham Beckel, Robert Joy, Barbara Tarbuck
Directed by: Arvin Brown
Release date: 2001-09-10

Snow White: The Fairest of Them All


Snow White's mother dies during childbirth, leaving baby Snow and father John for dead on an icy field, who then receives a visit from one of Satan's representatives, granting him three wishes.

Starring: Miranda Richardson, Kristin Kreuk, Vera Farmiga, Vincent Schiavelli, Clancy Brown
Directed by: Caroline Thompson
Release date: 2001-10-28


This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard, CCH Pounder, Carmen Ejogo, Reg E. Cathey
Directed by: Clark Johnson
Release date: 2001-02-24

Zenon: The Zequel

Zenon: The Zequel
Zenon Kar is 15 and lives on a space station which the military has taken over and is dismantling. She receives a mysterious signal and must convince everyone that it's from aliens who have come to help them.
Starring: Kirsten Storms, Shadia Simmons, Lauren Maltby, Susan Brady, Robert Curtis Brown
Directed by: Manny Coto
Release date: 2001-01-12

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