Movie Releases by User Score

Sexy Beast 1.

Sexy Beast

June 13, 2001 | R
The story of one man's dangerous journey from peace of mind to paranoid panic when he's lured out of an idyllic retirement back to the gangster life. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
Original Sin 2.

Original Sin

August 3, 2001 | Unrated
Set in Cuba in the early 1900's, this is a sexy, suspenseful thriller about the dangerous and sometimes lethal power of love and obsession. (MGM)
Metascore:
33
User Score:
7.5
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 3.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

November 16, 2001 | PG
An adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling's immensely popular novels about Harry Potter, a boy whose life is tranformed on his eleventh birthday when he learns that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.8
A Real Young Girl 4.

A Real Young Girl

June 1, 2001 | Unrated
Completed in 1975, this first film by Catherine Breillat, the director of "Romance" (1999), revolves around the return of a young girl from boarding school to her parents house for the summer.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
5.4
The Others 5.

The Others

August 10, 2001 | PG-13
A supernatural thriller that begs the question of who to trust, what to fear and what to believe, then topples every assumption. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.6
Shrek 6.

Shrek

May 18, 2001 | PG
Once upon a time in a far away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek (Myers) whose precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy-tale characters. (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 7.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

December 19, 2001 | PG-13
An epic adventure of good against evil, a story of the power of friendship and individual courage, and the heroic quest to pave the way for the emergence of mankind, J.R.R. Tolkien's master work brought to cinematic life. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
American Pie 2 8.

American Pie 2

August 10, 2001 | Unrated
American Pie 2 finds the original characters back in their Michigan hometown, rounded up for the first time since leaving for college. It's been a year since their famous prom night of sexual misadventure, and they still haven't fully recovered. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
5.1
Monsters, Inc. 9.

Monsters, Inc.

November 2, 2001 | TV-G
The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. [Disney/Pixar]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.6
Memento 10.

Memento

March 16, 2001 | R
Dismissed by the police, Leonard Shelby (Pearce) is obsessed with pursuing vengeance for the rape and murder of his wife. The difficulty of his quest is compounded by his rare, untreatable form of memory loss.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Blow 11.

Blow

April 6, 2001 | R
A high-velocity look at George Jung's (Depp) spectacular rise and fall -- based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. Ted Demme directs this riveting look at the manic allure -- and dangerous reality -- of a drug smuggler's everyday life, and unfolds one of the great untold stories from the recent annals of American crime and culture. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.5
Mulholland Dr. 12.

Mulholland Dr.

October 12, 2001 | R
In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city's schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. (Universal Focus)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Training Day 13.

Training Day

October 5, 2001 | R
A police drama about a veteran officer (Denzel Washington) who escorts a rookie (Ethan Hawke) on his first day with the LAPD's tough inner-city narcotics unit. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.7
Vanilla Sky 14.

Vanilla Sky

December 14, 2001 | R
Snowboarding through life, David Aames (Cruise) appears to lead a charmed life. In one night David meets a girl of his dreams and loses her by making a small mistake. Thrust unexpectedly onto a roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams, David finds himself on a mind-bending search for his soul and discovers the precious, ephemeral nature of true love. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.3
O 15.

O

August 31, 2001 | TV-MA
A contemporary retelling of "Othello," Shakespeare's timeless tale of treachery and jealousy, set in an elite private school located deep in the American South. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
2.8
A Beautiful Mind 16.

A Beautiful Mind

December 21, 2001 | PG-13
A human drama about the struggle of a true genius, inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Jeepers Creepers 17.

Jeepers Creepers

August 31, 2001 | R
After making a horrific discovery in the basement of an old abandoned church, Trish (Philips) and her brother Darryl (Long) watch their routine road trip home from college turn into a heart stopping race for their lives. (United Artists)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
4.7
Intimacy 18.

Intimacy

October 19, 2001 | Unrated
This intense film depicts the purely sexual relationship between a lonely man (Rylance) and a married woman (Fox).
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.5
The Fast and the Furious 19.

The Fast and the Furious

June 22, 2001 | PG-13
A fierce and frenzied look at rival Los Angeles street teams who use street racing as a means of establishing power. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.7
Donnie Darko 20.

Donnie Darko

October 26, 2001 | R
A genre-busting fable that blasts the American suburban drama into a wildly imaginative realm of time travel, alternative universes and the manipulation of one's fate. (IFC Films)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Snatch. 21.

Snatch.

January 19, 2001 | R
Guy Ritchie's highly anticipated comedy features a colorful ensemble cast in a rollicking ride through London's gangster world, its bustling diamond district and a rowdy gypsy camp. (Columbia Tristar)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.7
Rape Me 22.

Rape Me

June 1, 2001 | Unrated
Several sexually active young women on a rampage screw a lot of unfortunate men and blast a lot of people out of the water.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
0.9
One Night at McCool's 23.

One Night at McCool's

April 27, 2001 | R
It all started one night at McCool's....three unsuspecting men and one woman with a dream are brought together by lust, mayhem, bingo, DVDs, and the finer points of home decorating. (USA Films)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
8.1
Wet Hot American Summer 24.

Wet Hot American Summer

July 27, 2001 | R
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, Wet Hot American Summer follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. (Eureka Pictures)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.6
Jurassic Park III 25.

Jurassic Park III

July 18, 2001 | PG-13
Adventure runs wild when renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) agrees to accompany a wealthy couple (William H. Macy and Téa Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, InGen’s former breeding ground for prehistoric creatures. After they are terrifyingly stranded, Dr. Grant soon discovers that his hosts are not what they seem and the island’s native inhabitants are smarter, faster, fiercer and more brutal than he ever imagined. [Universal]
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.2
Enemy at the Gates 26.

Enemy at the Gates

March 16, 2001 | R
While the Nazi and Russian armies hurl rank after rank of soldiers at each other and the world fearfully awaits the outcome of the battle of Stalingrad, the celebrated Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev (Law) quietly stalks his enemies one man at a time. His fame, however, soon thrusts him into a duel with the Nazi's best sharpshooter, Major Konig (Harris), and the two find themselves waging an intense personal war while the most momentous battle of the age rages around them. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.9
The Mummy Returns 27.

The Mummy Returns

May 4, 2001 | PG-13
Deep within a shadowy chamber in the British Museum of London, an ancient force of terror is about to be reborn. It is 1933, the Year of the Scorpion. Eight years have passed since dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell (Fraser) and fearless Egyptologist Evelyn (Weisz) fought for their lives against a 3000-year-old enemy named Imhotep (Vosloo). (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
3.1
Legally Blonde 28.

Legally Blonde

July 13, 2001 | PG-13
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question: Elle is TOO blonde. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. [MGM]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.9
Black Hawk Down 29.

Black Hawk Down

December 28, 2001 | R
Director Ridley Scott's adaptation of the true war story of the attack on a group of U.S. special forces sent into Somalia in 1993 to destabilize the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.9
Baby Boy 30.

Baby Boy

June 27, 2001 | R
Ten years after "Boyz N the Hood," writer and director John Singleton returns to the same inner-city L.A. neighborhood and its complex social and political issues for the story of Jody (Gibson), 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.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.4
Pearl Harbor 31.

Pearl Harbor

May 25, 2001 | R
Against the backdrop of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, two friends (Affleck, Hartnett) find themselves drawn into the war and in love with the same woman (Beckinsale).
Metascore:
44
User Score:
5.6
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 32.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

June 15, 2001 | PG-13
The fate of mankind rests in the hands of one Lara Croft (Jolie), a twenty-first century heroine inspired by the most popular interactive video character in history. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
33
User Score:
5.7
Mau Mau Sex Sex 33.

Mau Mau Sex Sex

April 6, 2001
A documentary portrait of two pioneers in the exotic world of exploitation movies.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
5.8
Moulin Rouge! 34.

Moulin Rouge!

May 18, 2001 | PG-13
Against the backdrop of 19th Century Paris and the famed Montmartre cabaret, this is the story of the doomed love affair between Christian (McGregor), a young poet, and Satine (Kidman), a courtesan and performer at the Moulin Rouge.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.4
Behind Enemy Lines 35.

Behind Enemy Lines

November 30, 2001 | PG-13
A Navy pilot (Wilson) is shot down over enemy territory, and struggles to survive the relentless pursuit of a ruthless secret police enforcer, a deadly tracker, and countless hostile troops. With time running out, the injured pilot's commanding officer (Hackman) goes against orders to carry out a desperate rescue mission. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.2
Fat Girl 36.

Fat Girl

October 10, 2001 | Unrated
The story of Anais (Reboux), an overweight 12-year-old, and her beautiful, thin 15-year-old sister, Elena (Mesquida).
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 37.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

June 29, 2001 | PG-13
Started by Stanley Kubrick and finished by Steven Spielberg, this project was adapted from Brian Aldiss's 1966 short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long." The film explores the idea of programming a child robot so that he is able to love.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.8
Amélie 38.

Amélie

November 2, 2001 | R
Amélie, a young waitress in a tiny Parisian café, discovers an old box of childhood treasures hidden beneath her apartment floorboards which leads her on an odyssey to transform the lives of her neighbors, and perhaps even her own.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.6
The Score 39.

The Score

July 13, 2001 | R
Career thief Nick Wells (De Niro) postpones his plans for retirement and joins forces with a young upstart (Norton) to mastermind a nearly impossible theft.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.0
Zoolander 40.

Zoolander

September 28, 2001 | R
Follows the world's most famous -- and empty-headed -- male model as he discovers the horrifying secret behind why there are no male models who live past the age of 30. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.2
Planet of the Apes 41.

Planet of the Apes

July 27, 2001 | PG-13
Burton's Planet of the Apes begins with the famed original's premise - a pilot finds himself in a world turned upside down after landing on a strange planet - with the celebrated filmmaker's unique personal vision and style breaking new ground in story, design, makeup, and visual effects. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
4.9
Pokémon 3: The Movie 42.

Pokémon 3: The Movie

April 6, 2001 | G
Young Pokémon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokémon. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
22
User Score:
6.8
Monster's Ball 43.

Monster's Ball

December 26, 2001 | NC-17
A hard-hitting Southern drama tempered by a story of powerful, life-changing love. It is the story of Hank (Thornton), an embittered prison guard working on Death Row in rural Georgia. He begins an unlikely but emotionally charged affair with Leticia (Berry), the wife of a man he has just executed. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.0
Ocean's Eleven 44.

Ocean's Eleven

December 7, 2001 | PG-13
In this remake of the 1960 Rat Pack heist movie, Clooney plays Danny Ocean, a man of action attempting to orchestrate the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.6
Shallow Hal 45.

Shallow Hal

November 9, 2001 | PG-13
Hal Larsen is the ultimate shallow guy. He finds beauty only in supermodels and centerfolds. But after an impromptu hypnosis by self-help guru Tony Robbins, Hal's view of women makes a 180-degree turn; he now sees their true inner beauty. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.4
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 46.

Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy

November 20, 2001 | R
A fascinating look at America's unlikeliest sex star. (Maelstrom Entertainment)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.5
Joy Ride 47.

Joy Ride

October 5, 2001 | R
A contemporary thriller that finds darkness laced with humor in the heartland of America. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Bridget Jones's Diary 48.

Bridget Jones's Diary

April 13, 2001 | R
At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget (Zellweger) decides it's time to take control of her life -- and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she's writing. [Miramax]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
Waking Life 49.

Waking Life

October 19, 2001 | R
In this animated drama, a man walks through what may be a dream, flowing in and out of scenarios and encounters with strange characters. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Made 50.

Made

July 13, 2001 | TV-MA
Reunited for the first time since their hit "Swingers," Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn co-star in a comedy about two hapless best friends who are plunged headlong into the world of organized crime. (Artisan Entertainment)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.1
Swordfish 51.

Swordfish

June 8, 2001 | R
A dark counter-espionage action thriller about power, money, sacrifice and 21st-century breaking and entering. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
32
User Score:
7.4
Better Than Sex 52.

Better Than Sex

October 26, 2001 | R
The story of a one-night stand that goes wrong for all the right reason. (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.2
Rat Race 53.

Rat Race

August 17, 2001 | PG-13
An irreverent look at the outrageous lengths people will go for the chance to win two million dollars.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.3
Scary Movie 2 54.

Scary Movie 2

July 4, 2001 | TV-14
While "Scary Movie" targeted the onslaught of teen horror film flicks, the sequel takes aim at the root of the great classic horror movies. (Dimension Films)
Metascore:
29
User Score:
5.7
A Knight's Tale 55.

A Knight's Tale

May 11, 2001 | PG-13
After serving a number of years as a squire, an earnest young commoner (Heath Ledger) poses as a knight and establishes himself in the jousting tournaments of Europe. He and a princess fall in love, but she is unaware of his deceit and common roots. The false knight is estranged from the princess once his true roots are revealed. He struggles to amend their relationship.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.0
Amores Perros 56.

Amores Perros

March 30, 2001 | R
A bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. (Lion Gate Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.4
I Am Sam 57.

I Am Sam

December 28, 2001 | PG-13
The compelling story of Sam Dawson (Penn), a mentally challenged father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. When a social worker suggests that Lucy should be placed in foster care, Sam forms an unlikely alliance with a high-powered attorney (Pfeiffer). Together they struggle to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and, in the process, fuse a bond that results in a unique testament to the power of unconditional love. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
7.5
Gosford Park 58.

Gosford Park

December 26, 2001 | TV-MA
This ensemble murder mystery satire, set in 1930's England, revolves around an elegant hunting party weekend at a country estate, featuring an aristocratic family and their friends.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.3
Punks 59.

Punks

November 2, 2001 | R
This rhythm-and-blues-driven romantic comedy is the story of four close-knit friends trying to find that mythical relationship that will make finally make things right. But if you think that sounds familiar, think again, because Punks is the first-ever comic love story set amidst the world of African-American gay men. (Urbanworld Films)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd
The Princess Diaries 60.

The Princess Diaries

August 3, 2001 | G
Shy teenager Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she's a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small European principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey towards the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, Queen Clarisse Renaldi (Andrews), shows up to give her "princess lessons." (Walt Disney Pictures)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.1
Ghost World 61.

Ghost World

July 20, 2001 | R
Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with high school graduation take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. [MGM / UA]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
How High 62.

How High

December 21, 2001 | R
Rap stars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
29
User Score:
4.8
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius 63.

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

December 21, 2001 | G
The inter-stellar saga of a super-intelligent pre-teen boy inventor and his robot dog Goddard. Together they undertake a daring rescue mission, battle evil aliens, save the Earth, and, perhaps most importantly, return home in time for dinner. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.5
Not Another Teen Movie 64.

Not Another Teen Movie

December 14, 2001 | TV-PG
This irreverent comedy shows no mercy as it skewers the conventions and cliches of the genre you hate to love. (Columbia Pictures)
Metascore:
32
User Score:
6.3
The Royal Tenenbaums 65.

The Royal Tenenbaums

December 14, 2001 | R
Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three children—Chas, Margot, and Richie—and then they separated. Chas (Ben Stiller) started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player and won the U.S. Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. [Touchstone Pictures]]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Thirteen Ghosts 66.

Thirteen Ghosts

October 26, 2001 | R
A state-of-the-art remake of the classic William Castle horror film about a family that inherits a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle. There's just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.4
Werckmeister Harmonies 67.

Werckmeister Harmonies

October 10, 2001
Based on László Krasznahorkai's novel "The Melancholy of Resistance," this is an uncanny fable about powerlessness and tyranny. Set in a small Hungarian village at a moment of great crisis, a mysterious circus comes to town with a giant whale and news of an appearance by a Prince known for his strange powers. Soon the locals' emotions are stirred to a fever pitch of anticipation. (Anthology Film Archives)
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.9
Glitter 68.

Glitter

September 21, 2001 | PG-13
The story of a young singer, Billie Frank (Carey), who overcomes a turbulent childhood and struggles to find her true family and her true voice. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
14
User Score:
3.7
Cats & Dogs 69.

Cats & Dogs

July 4, 2001 | PG
Using a combination of live action plus cutting-edge technology including sophisticated puppetry and computer animation, the ancient and secret rivalry between cats and dogs is brought to the big screen -- complete with heroes, assassins, double agents, high-tech gadgets and, of course, a plot to take over the world! (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
5.9
Pootie Tang 70.

Pootie Tang

June 29, 2001 | PG-13
Adapted from a comedy sketch on HBO's "The Chris Rock Show," Pootie Tang is the ultimate super hero. A cool-walking, smooth-talking ladies' man, Pootie is a hero and role model to all children. Everybody looks up to Pootie -- except the evil Dick Lecter, CEO of LecterCorp, the company that makes cigarettes, alcohol and fast food. Can Pootie's cool determination and strength prevail over Dick Lecter and his crew? (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
31
User Score:
8.0
Freddy Got Fingered 71.

Freddy Got Fingered

April 20, 2001 | NC-17
MTV icon Tom Green co-writes, directs and stars in Freddy Got Fingered, a film he calls a "touching story of a young man who desperately wants to make his daddy proud." (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
13
User Score:
5.8
In the Mood for Love 72.

In the Mood for Love

February 2, 2001 | PG
Chow Mo-wan rents a room in a Hong Kong apartment building. It's sheer coincidence that he moves in the same day that Su Li-zhen moves in next door. They never have a real conversation until Mr. Chow realizes that their respective spouses are having an affair. This discovery shocks both of them. Mr. Chow, feeling hurt and wishing to understand how the affair happened, begins finding excuses to spend time with Mrs. Chan. (USA Films)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Serendipity 73.

Serendipity

October 5, 2001 | PG-13
They met by chance and spent the perfect night together. Now, before it's too late, they have one last chance to find out if what might have been could still be. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.1
Spy Kids 74.

Spy Kids

March 30, 2001 | PG
Prior to their retirement nine years ago, Gregorio (Banderas) and Ingrid (Gugino) were the two greatest secret agents the world had ever known. Now, as the two are called back to duty, their adventures put them into such danger that the only two people who can rescue them (and maybe the world) are their children! Sometimes the biggest heroes are the smallest ones. (Miramax)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Sweet November 75.

Sweet November

February 16, 2001 | PG-13
Nelson (Reeves) and Sara (Theron) have nothing in common except an hour spent in DMV hell. Intrigued by each other, but not quite ready to commit, they settle on a rather unconventional courtship: a one-month trial, after which they'll go their separate ways. No expectations. No pressure. No strings attached. What neither of them counts on is falling in love. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
27
User Score:
7.3
The Shipping News 76.

The Shipping News

December 25, 2001 | R
Based on E. Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, the story traces one man's extraordinary journey to self-discovery when he returns to his ancestral home on the coast of Newfoundland. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.2
In the Bedroom 77.

In the Bedroom

November 23, 2001 | TV-MA
Set in a tranquil town on the coast of Maine, In the Bedroom tells the story of a couple whose only child is involved in a love affair with a single mother. When the relationship comes to a sudden and tragic end, each person must face the intensely difficult decision of how to respond. [Miramax]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Ginger Snaps 78.

Ginger Snaps

October 26, 2001 | Unrated
In this modern werewolf tale, sisters Ginger and Brigitte are ostracized because of their obsession with darkness and death.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
The Endurance 79.

The Endurance

September 21, 2001 | G
This documentary tells the story of the survival of British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance,' which shipwrecked in the ice floes and frigid ocean of the Antarctic in 1914.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Together 80.

Together

August 24, 2001 | R
A group of young people all living under the same roof in mid-70's Sweden finds themselves questioning their long-held social and political beliefs as the world rapidly changes around them. [IFC Films]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Bully 81.

Bully

July 13, 2001 | TV-MA
A film based on the true story of the brutal 1993 murder of high school student Bobby Kent.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.4
Don't Say a Word 82.

Don't Say a Word

September 28, 2001 | R
In order to save his kidnapped daughter, a noted adolescent psychiatrist (Douglas) must retrieve a critical piece of information from a troubled patient (Murphy).
Metascore:
38
User Score:
8.3
Spy Game 83.

Spy Game

November 21, 2001 | R
On the brink of retirement, a veteran CIA agent (Redford) takes on his most dangerous and personal mission ever when he must organize the rescue of his one-time protégé (Pitt) who has been captured by the Chinese while on a rogue mission.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
Rush Hour 2 84.

Rush Hour 2

August 3, 2001 | PG-13
In this sequel to 1998's blockbuster "Rush Hour," Detective James Carter (Tucker) once again teams up with Detective Lee (Chan) to trap one of the world's most feared gangsters.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.1
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within 85.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

July 11, 2001 | PG-13
Set on Earth in the year 2065, an invasion threatens to extinguish the remains of mankind and quite possibly every living creature on the planet. The fate of all life on Earth relies on one woman's determination. But time is running out. (Columbia Tristar)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.2
Evolution 86.

Evolution

June 8, 2001 | PG-13
This comedy follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term "survival of the fittest." (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
40
User Score:
6.3
The Circle 87.

The Circle

April 13, 2001 | Not Rated
This film tells the intertwining stories of a group of seven Iranian women, each of whom has a criminal past due to societal prejudices and oppressive laws.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.1
Heartbreakers 88.

Heartbreakers

March 23, 2001 | PG-13
Max (Weaver) and Page (Love Hewitt) are a brilliant mother/daughter con team who have their grift down to a fine science. Max targets wealthy, willing men who fall prey to her beauty and charm, and marries them. The equally gorgeous Page then seduces them. (MGM)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
8.3
Left Behind 89.

Left Behind

February 2, 2001 | R
In one chaotic moment, millions people around the world suddenly disappear. This is the rapture that God has planned as the first sign to begin the unraveling of the end of time. (Left Behind Productions)
Metascore:
22
User Score:
4.5
The Pledge 90.

The Pledge

January 19, 2001 | R
Academy Award-winner Jack Nicholson stars as Jerry Black, a Nevada homicide detective who volunteers for one final investigation on the eve of his retirement. He offers his expertise at a compromised crime scene and ends up making a promise to the young victim's mother that will change his life forever. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.7
Ali 91.

Ali

December 25, 2001 | R
Will Smith and director/writer Michael Mann take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the legend and, more importantly, the man, Muhammad Ali. [Columbia Pictures]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.8
The One 92.

The One

November 2, 2001 | PG-13
This supernatural action bonanza from director James Wong showcases martial arts expert Jet Li in a dual role as a police officer battling a sinister version of himself that has escaped from a parallel universe.
Metascore:
25
User Score:
7.1
Dancing at the Blue Iguana 93.

Dancing at the Blue Iguana

October 19, 2001 | TV-MA
This ensemble drama explores the intersecting lives of five exotic dancers who work at a San Fernando Valley strip club, The Blue Iguana.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.8
Rock Star 94.

Rock Star

September 7, 2001 | R
In an instant, Chris Cole (Whalberg) rockets to the dizzying heights of sudden stardom, rising from devotee to icon, from the ultimate rock fan to the ultimate rock god -- the wanna-be who got to be. So what happens when an average guy gets everything he wants...and discovers it's not enough? (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.2
Audition 95.

Audition

August 8, 2001 | Unrated
When a Japanese widower holds an audition to search for a potential mate, he finds more than he expected in this eerie thriller.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.1
Cure 96.

Cure

July 27, 2001
Part atmospheric crime film and part philosophical meditation, this film follows a detective who is tracking a series of identical murders, committed under the same bizarre circumstances. (Cowboy Booking International)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.3
Atlantis: The Lost Empire 97.

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

June 8, 2001 | PG
A young adventurer named Milo Thatch (Michael J. Fox) joins a group of explorers in search of the lost continent of Atlantis.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.3
Kissing Jessica Stein 98.

Kissing Jessica Stein

March 13, 2001 | TV-MA
A modern romantic comedy that breaks all the rules -- it blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love, and finds the funny, surprising and ultimately poignant overlap between the two. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Hannibal 99.

Hannibal

February 9, 2001 | R
Hannibal continues the story begun in "The Silence of the Lambs." Ten years have passed since Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins) escaped from custody, ten years since FBI Agent Clarice Starling (Moore) interviewed him in a maximum-security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is now at large in Italy, gloriously at liberty in an unguarded world. But Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr. Lecter -- his cold voice still haunts her dreams. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.2
From Hell 100.

From Hell

October 19, 2001 | R
Based on a popular graphic novel, From Hell puts an intense psychological spin on the horrific legend of Jack the Ripper and unravels a chilling alleged conspiracy involving the highest powers in England. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.3

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.