Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Top Ten of 2001

This list was made in early 2002, but posted on 11 November 2015 and backdated to 1 January 2002

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring dir. Peter Jackson
2. Memento dir. Christopher Nolan
3. A Beautiful Mind dir. Ron Howard
4. Moulin Rouge dir. Baz Luhrmann
5. In the Bedroom dir. Todd Field
6. Black Hawk Down dir. Ridley Scott
7. Gosford Park dir. Robert Altman
8. Mulholland Dr. dir. David Lynch
9. Together (Tillsammans) dir. Lukas Moodysson
10. The Man Who Wasn't There dir. Joel Coen

All films seen from 2001 (based on U.S. commercial release date)
* review available on this site
+ from my collection
titles in bold received at least one Oscar nomination

61* dir. Bill Crystal
A.I. dir. Steven Spielberg
Ali dir. Michael Mann
Amelie (Le fabuleaux destine d'Amélie Poulain) dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
American Outlaws dir. Les Mayfield
*+American Pie 2 dir. J.B. Rogers
Bandits dir. Barry Levinson
*+A Beautiful Mind dir. Ron Howard
*Black Hawk Down dir. Ridley Scott
Bread and Roses dir. Ken Loach
Bridget Jones's Diary dir. Sharon Maguire
Bully dir. Larry Clark
The Business of Strangers dir. Patrick Stettner
Captain Corelli's Mandolin dir. John Madden
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion dir. Woody Allen
The Deep End dir. Scott McGehee and David Siegel
Dogtown and Z-Boys dir. Stacy Peralta
Donnie Darko dir. Richard Kelly
*Enemy at the Gates dir. Jean-Jacques Arnnaud
Evolution dir. Ivan Reitman
The Fast and the Furious dir. Rob Cohen
From Hell dir. Albert and Allen Hughes
Gaudi Afternoon dir. Susan Seidelman
Ghost World dir. Terry Zwigoff
The Golden Bowl dir. James Ivory
+Gosford Park dir. Robert Altman
The Grey Zone dir. Tim Blake Nelson
*Hannibal dir. Ridley Scott
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone dir. Chris Columbus
Hedwig and the Angry Inch dir. John Cameron Mitchell
+Heist dir. David Mamet
In the Bedroom dir. Todd Fields
In the Mood for Love (Fe yeung ni wa) dir. Wong kar-wai
Intimacy dir. Patrice Chereau
Iris dir. David Eyre
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back dir. Kevin Smith
Jeepers Creepers dir. Victor Salva
*+Joy Ride dir. John Dahl
Jurassic Park III dir. Joe Johnston
Knockaround Guys dir. Brian Koppelman and David Levien
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin (The Princess and the Warrior) dir. Tom Tykwer
L.I.E. dir. Michael Cuesta
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider dir. Simon West
Last Orders dir. Fred Schepisi
Life as a House dir. Irwin Winkler
*+The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring dir. Peter Jackson
Made dir. Jon Favreau
The Majestic dir. Frank Darabont
+The Man Who Wasn't There dir. Joel Coen
+Memento dir. Christopher Nolan
Monster's Ball dir. Marc Forster
+Monster's Inc. dir. Pete Docter and David Silverman
*+Moulin Rouge dir. Baz Luhrmann
Mulholland Dr. dir. David Lynch
No Man's Land dir. Danis Tanovic
*+Ocean's 11 dir. Steven Soderbergh
Osmosis Jones dir. Peter and Bobby Farrelly
The Others dir. Alejandro Amenábar
Pearl Harbor dir. Michael Bay
Planet of the Apes dir. Tim Burton
The Pledge dir. Sean Penn
Rock Star dir. Stephen Herek
+The Royal Tenenbaums dir. Wes Anderson
Rush Hour 2 dir. Brett Ratner
Saving Silverman dir. Dennis Dugan
*+The Score dir. Frank Oz
Sexy Beast dir. Jonathan Glazer
Shallow Hal dir. Peter and Bobby Farrelly
The Shipping News dir. Lasse Hallström
*Shrek dir. Andrew Adamson and Joe Stillman
Sidewalks of New York dir. Edward Burns
Spy Game dir. Tony Scott
The Tailor of Panama dir. John Boorman
Taste of Others, The (Gout des autres) dir. Agnes Jaoui
Together (Tillsammans) dir. Lukas Moodysson
Training Day dir. Antoine Fuqua
Vanilla Sky dir. Cameron Crowe
Waking Life dir. Richard Linklater
The Wedding Planner dir. Adam Shankman
Wet Hot American Summer dir. David Wain
Zoolander dir. Ben Stiller