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Apocalypse Now Redux 1.

Apocalypse Now Redux

Release Date: August 3, 2001
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Release Date: December 19, 2001
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
Werckmeister Harmonies 3.

Werckmeister Harmonies

Release Date: October 10, 2001
Not Rated
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:
8.0
My Voyage to Italy 4.

My Voyage to Italy

Release Date: October 19, 2001
A four-hour odyssey through the history of Italian cinema and its influences on Scorsese's work.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.1
Gosford Park 5.

Gosford Park

Release Date: 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:
7.5
Ghost World 6.

Ghost World

Release Date: July 20, 2001
Based on the well-known comic, Ghost World tells the story of neo-cool Enid (Birch) and Rebecca (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:
8.3
The Blue Angel (re-release) 7.

The Blue Angel (re-release)

Release Date: July 13, 2001
Not Rated
This re-release of the classic 1929 drama features Dietrich at her most seductive as the nightclub singer Lola-Lola who destroys repressed schoolteacher Jannings. (Kino International)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
In the Bedroom 8.

In the Bedroom

Release Date: 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:
7.4
Under the Sand 9.

Under the Sand

Release Date: May 4, 2001
Unrated
For years, Marie (Rampling) and Jean (Cremer) have happily spent their vacation together in the Landes region of western France. But this summer, while Marie naps on the beach, her husband vanishes without a trace.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Children Underground 10.

Children Underground

Release Date: September 19, 2001
Not Rated
This political documentary focuses on homeless children living in the subway tunnels of Bucharest, Romania.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
The Endurance 11.

The Endurance

Release Date: September 21, 2001
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
In the Mood for Love 12.

In the Mood for Love

Release Date: February 2, 2001
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:
7.7
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 13.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Release Date: July 20, 2001
Adapted from the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock theatre hit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of an 'internationally ignored' rock singer, Hedwig, and her search for stardom and love. (Fine Line Features)
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
The Circle 14.

The Circle

Release Date: 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:
6.3
Lantana 15.

Lantana

Release Date: December 14, 2001
TV-MA
This ensemble mystery set in Australia examines the stories of four married couples, each touched by the discovery of a murdered woman.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
No Man's Land 16.

No Man's Land

Release Date: December 7, 2001
Ciki and Nino, a Bosnian and a Serb, are soldiers stranded in No Man's Land -- a trench between enemy lines during the Bosnian war. They have no one to trust, no way to escape without getting shot, and a fellow soldier is lying on the trench floor with a spring-loaded bomb set to explode beneath him if he moves. The absurdity of their situation would be comical if it didn't have such dire consequences. (United Artists / MGM)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Shrek 17.

Shrek

Release Date: May 18, 2001
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 Day I Became a Woman 18.

The Day I Became a Woman

Release Date: April 6, 2001
Not Rated
An Iranian film about women whose problem is being who they are: women. (Shooting Gallery)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.2
Together 19.

Together

Release Date: August 24, 2001
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:
7.8
Fighter 20.

Fighter

Release Date: August 24, 2001
Not Rated
A documentary about a journey made by two Holocaust survivors through the geography and psychology of their pasts.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.5
Amores Perros 21.

Amores Perros

Release Date: March 30, 2001
A bold, intensely emotional, and ambitious story of lives that collide in a Mexico City car crash. (Lion Gate Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.1
The Gleaners & I 22.

The Gleaners & I

Release Date: March 7, 2001
Not Rated
An intimate, picaresque inquiry into French life, as lived by the country's poor and its provident, as well as by the film's own director, Agnès Varda. The aesthetic, political and finally moral point of departure for Varda are gleaners, those individuals who pick at already-reaped fields for the odd potato, the leftover turnip, and in previous generations were immortalized by the likes of Millet and Van Gogh. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.2
Juliet of the Spirits (re-release) 23.

Juliet of the Spirits (re-release)

Release Date: May 18, 2001
Not Rated
This 1965 Fellini classic is a symbolic, surreal tale of a middle-aged Roman housewife who suspects her husband of cheating.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Mulholland Dr. 24.

Mulholland Dr.

Release Date: October 12, 2001
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:
83
User Score:
6.9
Waking Life 25.

Waking Life

Release Date: October 19, 2001
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:
82
User Score:
7.9
Faat Kiné 26.

Faat Kiné

Release Date: March 30, 2001
Not Rated
Set in Dakar, Senegal, the film features a forty-year-old woman who refuses to give into the stigma of unwed motherhood and climbs the ladder of success in a male dominated field.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Kiss of the Spider Woman (re-release) 27.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (re-release)

Release Date: June 29, 2001
A re-release of the 1985 drama starring William Hurt and Raul Julia as a gay window trimmer and a political activist locked together in South American prison cell.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin 28.

Jung (War) in the Land of the Mujaheddin

Release Date: November 23, 2001
Not Rated
Jung is a narrative documentary that follows the human and professional adventure of its protagonists, the Afghan people in the midst of civil war.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Memento 29.

Memento

Release Date: March 16, 2001
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
Last Resort 30.

Last Resort

Release Date: February 23, 2001
Not Rated
Abandoned by her fiance at the airport, a young Russian woman, with child in tow, applies for asylum in England. With her dreams of a better life dampened by the faded seaside resort she must live in during the processing, an unusual friendship develops that gives her hope. A lyrical, beautifully poetic story that earns its deep emotion, Last Resort is a triumph for director Paul Pawlikowski. (Shooting Gallery)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Dinner Rush 31.

Dinner Rush

Release Date: September 28, 2001
Set on one lively night at a trendy restaurant in the TriBeCa area of New York City, this is a rapid-fire tale of gangsters, gourmet food, high-flying chefs, bookies and obnoxious patrons made real with snappy dialogue and an experienced ensemble cast. (Access Motion Picture Group)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Baran 32.

Baran

Release Date: December 7, 2001
Baran is the story of Afghan refugees told through the eyes of an Iranian teenage boy named Lateef. His devotion to a person he barely knows leads him to the choice that will change his life forever. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Sexy Beast 33.

Sexy Beast

Release Date: June 13, 2001
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:
7.2
Iron Monkey 34.

Iron Monkey

Release Date: October 12, 2001
Iron Monkey, one of the best-loved kung fu movies of all time, weaves fact and legend in a tale of a daring thief who uses his ill-gotten gains to aid the poor and dispossessed. (Miramax)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Trolösa 35.

Trolösa

Release Date: January 26, 2001
A deeply melancholy film about the hopelessness of modern relationships.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Va Savoir (Who Knows?) 36.

Va Savoir (Who Knows?)

Release Date: September 29, 2001
A romantic comedy which follows three men and three women as they become entangled in each other's lives during a brief run of a play in Paris. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.8
Monsters, Inc. 37.

Monsters, Inc.

Release Date: 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:
78
User Score:
8.7
Eureka 38.

Eureka

Release Date: May 4, 2001
Not Rated
This beautifully composed black & white film explores a transcendent story of redemption. On what seemed to be a normal morning in southwest Japan, a crazed killer, apparently without motive, hijacks a city bus. In the ensuing carnage only three people survive - the driver, a schoolgirl and her older brother. (The Shooting Gallery)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Aberdeen 39.

Aberdeen

Release Date: August 17, 2001
TV-MA
A modern, raw, pitch-black comedy about a young woman who travels from Scotland to Norway to find her estranged, alcoholic father and bring him home. (First Run Features)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
The Deep End 40.

The Deep End

Release Date: August 8, 2001
TV-MA
A story of a mother's relationship with her son as she struggles desperately to cope with a crisis that threatens to envelop her entire world. In the classical tradition of the American film melodrama, The Deep End explores the depths of familial love, the boundaries of communication, and the quiet lonely beauty of self-sacrifice. (i5 Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
The Taste of Others 41.

The Taste of Others

Release Date: February 9, 2001
The story of a factory owner who meets an actress who is a friend of a waitress who meets a bodyguard who works with a chauffeur who drives for an interior decorator who is the wife of the factory owner who would like to befriend with some artists who... (Offline Releasing)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Lumumba 42.

Lumumba

Release Date: June 27, 2001
Not Rated
At the Berlin Conference of 1885, Europe divided up the African continent. The Congo became the personal property of King Leopold II of Belgium. On June 30, 1960, a young self-taught nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became, at age 36, the first head of government of the new independent state. He would last two months in office. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.7
Diamond Men 43.

Diamond Men

Release Date: September 28, 2001
An aging diamond salesman (Forster) with a heart condition is forced to train a brash, inexperienced kid (Wahlberg) with whom he clashes almost immediately.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
The Devil's Backbone 44.

The Devil's Backbone

Release Date: November 21, 2001
A ghost story set in a Catholic orphanage during the Spanish Civil War.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Southern Comfort 45.

Southern Comfort

Release Date: February 23, 2001
Not Rated
Against the backdrop of rural Georgia, this documentary is a portrait of Robert Eads, a transgender female-to-male dealing with ovarian cancer.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
3.4
Last Orders 46.

Last Orders

Release Date: December 7, 2001
A group of friends gather to mourn the death of a friend. To carry out his last wish, they embark on a journey to take his ashes from London to the sea.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.6
Panic 47.

Panic

Release Date: January 12, 2001
Alex (Macy) is dissatisfied with his family life, and his work in the father's (Sutherland) business...as a professional hitman. When he seeks the help of a counselor (Ritter), an encounter with a troubled young woman (Campbell) in the waiting room changes his perspective.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.5
Our Song 48.

Our Song

Release Date: May 23, 2001
This profile of inner-city life follows three teenage girls, best friends and members of their school's marching band, through the hot August streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures 49.

Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures

Release Date: October 12, 2001
Not Rated
The full title of this film (Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m.) refers to the place, month, day, year and hour of the only successful uprising in a Nazi extermination camp.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Fat Girl 50.

Fat Girl

Release Date: 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:
7.0
Kandahar 51.

Kandahar

Release Date: December 14, 2001
Not Rated
Set in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, this is the story of Nafas (Pazira), a young female journalist who escaped the country to grow up in Canada and who returns incognito, smuggled in, to save her younger sister.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
Djomeh 52.

Djomeh

Release Date: September 5, 2001
Not Rated
Djomeh, a shy young Afghani working in a remote rural dairy farm in Iran, falls in love with a beautiful local girl. (New Yorker Films)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
La grande strada azzurra 53.

La grande strada azzurra

Release Date: June 8, 2001
Not Rated
This, the first American theatrical release of the 1957 debut feature of Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo, tells the story of a politically torn Italian fishing village.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
2.3
Iris 54.

Iris

Release Date: December 14, 2001
The true story of the romance between novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch (Dench, Winslet) and John Bayley (Broadbent), from their meeting at Oxford, through over 40 years, including Murdoch's fight with Alzheimer's Disease.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
The Royal Tenenbaums 55.

The Royal Tenenbaums

Release Date: December 14, 2001
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
La Cienaga 56.

La Cienaga

Release Date: October 3, 2001
A series of surreal moments and twisted family relationships is revealed as two large families spend a torpid summer together in a faded resort town in Northwest Argentina.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Joy Ride 57.

Joy Ride

Release Date: October 5, 2001
A contemporary thriller that finds darkness laced with humor in the heartland of America. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Down from the Mountain 58.

Down from the Mountain

Release Date: June 15, 2001
A documentary about the musicians behind the songs in the Coen Brothers' film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Startup.com 59.

Startup.com

Release Date: May 11, 2001
Acclaimed documentary team Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker and newcomer Jehane Noujaim take a behind-the-scenes look at the volatile start-up phenomenon, chronicling the turbulent development of govWorks.com, an award-winning Internet site that facilitates interaction between local government, citizens and businesses. (Artisan Entertainment)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Harry Is Here to Help 60.

Harry Is Here to Help

Release Date: April 20, 2001
A spiraling descent into fear and the perils of relationships in the tradition of Hitchcock. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.6
Black Hawk Down 61.

Black Hawk Down

Release Date: December 28, 2001
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:
8.0
Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys 62.

Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys

Release Date: November 30, 2001
Not Rated
Five interrelated stories intersect on one event.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.0
The Others 63.

The Others

Release Date: August 10, 2001
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:
8.8
Ocean's Eleven 64.

Ocean's Eleven

Release Date: December 7, 2001
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:
8.8
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 65.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

Release Date: January 19, 2001
Not Rated
Covering several decades, this documentary examines the Scottsboro case, an often-overlooked chapter in our nation’s history. The case centered on nine black men, ages thirteen to nineteen, who were accused of raping two young white women while riding the rails in Alabama in 1931.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Little Otik 66.

Little Otik

Release Date: December 19, 2001
Not Rated
This film is based upon a classic fairy tale of an infertile couple who adopt a tree stump as their baby.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.5
Liam 67.

Liam

Release Date: September 21, 2001
A poignant portrait of a family's free-fall into poverty seen through the eyes of an innocent child, personifying the dream of a brighter future. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
The Dish 68.

The Dish

Release Date: March 14, 2001
Set on a sheep farm in the remote town of Parkes, Australia in 1969, this is the amusing story of a satellite interface that served as a relay between NASA and Apollo 11 during the historic mission to the moon.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.3
A Matter of Taste 69.

A Matter of Taste

Release Date: September 7, 2001
Not Rated
Nicolas, a handsome, young waiter, is befriended by Frédéric Delamont, a wealthy middle-aged businessman. Delamont, a man of power, influence and strictly refined tastes, is immediately smitten by Nicolas' charm. Lonely and phobic, Delamont offers Nicolas a lucrative job as his personal food taster. In spite of their differences, a close friendship begins to emerge between the two men. However, their bond of trust and admiration soon spirals downward into a dangerous game of deceit and obsession for which neither is prepared. (Attitude Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Behind the Sun 70.

Behind the Sun

Release Date: December 12, 2001
Set in the Brazilian badlands in 1910, Behind the Sun tells the story of two families locked in a generations-old deadly feud. It started out as a battle over land, but now it's escalated into a series of reprisals that is claiming the lives of the young men on both sides. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Cool and Crazy 71.

Cool and Crazy

Release Date: October 19, 2001
Not Rated
A documentary about the lives and loves of the male voice choir in the small fishing village of Berlevag, Norway.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
The Man Who Wasn't There 72.

The Man Who Wasn't There

Release Date: October 31, 2001
Set in 1949, this film from Joel and Ethan Coen is a tale of passion, crime and punishment, all presented in glorious black-and-white. (USA Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Himalaya 73.

Himalaya

Release Date: May 25, 2001
Not Rated
A universal and timeless saga that tells a story of power, pride and glory. (Kino International)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
L.I.E. 74.

L.I.E.

Release Date: September 7, 2001
Open
L.I.E. is about a boy who, in losing just about everything and everyone he has in the space of a single week, finds himself. (Lot 47 Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.2
Our Lady of the Assassins 75.

Our Lady of the Assassins

Release Date: September 7, 2001
An exploration of morality and mortality in Medellín, Colombia. (Paramount Classics)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.2
The Widow of Saint-Pierre 76.

The Widow of Saint-Pierre

Release Date: February 23, 2001
An emotionally-charged romantic epic about an extraordinary woman poised between two extraordinary men at a pivotal moment in time. Set in 1850 on the desolate and intensely beautiful island of Saint-Pierre, a remote French territory off the coast of Newfoundland, the film is a powerful and provocative examination of grand passions and their consequences. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Innocence 77.

Innocence

Release Date: August 17, 2001
The story of the love triangle that is created when a widower seeks out the married woman he fell in love with forty years earlier.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
A Song for Martin 78.

A Song for Martin

Release Date: December 21, 2001
An intense account of the effect of Alzheimer's disease on a couple's love affair.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Kissing Jessica Stein 79.

Kissing Jessica Stein

Release Date: 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:
8.5
Zheng hun qi shi 80.

Zheng hun qi shi

Release Date: January 12, 2001
Not Rated
After placing an add in the personals, a young Taiwanese woman searches through the numerous replies in her quest for a husband.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.0
A Beautiful Mind 81.

A Beautiful Mind

Release Date: December 21, 2001
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
At the Height of Summer 82.

At the Height of Summer

Release Date: July 6, 2001
On the anniversary of their mother's death, three sisters in contemporary Hanoi meet to prepare a memorial banquet. After the banquet, the calm exteriors of the sisters' lives begin to give way to more turbulent truths. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
The Closet 83.

The Closet

Release Date: June 29, 2001
A hilarious story of how one little rumor not only brightens a simple man's life, but also triggers an awakening of everyone around him. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.7
Journey to the Sun 84.

Journey to the Sun

Release Date: February 9, 2001
Not Rated
The story of two men who form an unlikely friendship while making the transition to city life in Istanbul.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Spy Kids 85.

Spy Kids

Release Date: March 30, 2001
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:
8.3
The Score 86.

The Score

Release Date: July 13, 2001
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:
7.4
The Road Home 87.

The Road Home

Release Date: May 25, 2001
The story of a Chinese man who works in the city, far from the village where he was born. When his father dies he comes home for the funeral and spends three days with his mother, thinking back to the period in which his parents met and fell in love. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
The Pledge 88.

The Pledge

Release Date: January 19, 2001
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:
6.8
In July 89.

In July

Release Date: December 7, 2001
Not Rated
A romantic road film, the story focuses on Daniel, a shy and naive physics teacher trying to get from Hamburg to Istanbul in 7 days in order to meet Melek, a woman he's fallen in love with. His wild odyssey is shared by Juli, a young woman hungry for life who predicts Daniel will soon find his one true love. On his way East, Daniel discovers a new self and learns to truly fight for his happiness. (Film Philos)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.5
Tape 90.

Tape

Release Date: November 2, 2001
Richard Linklater directs this three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop 91.

Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop

Release Date: October 12, 2001
From the mind of Brooklyn actor, performance artist and hip-hop activist Danny Hoch, this film spins out the stories of ten lives shocked by globalization, the prison industry and life in general. (Kicked Down Productions)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
Donnie Darko 92.

Donnie Darko

Release Date: October 26, 2001
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:
7.8
Cure 93.

Cure

Release Date: July 27, 2001
Not Rated
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:
8.2
Bad Company 94.

Bad Company

Release Date: February 9, 2001
Not Rated
Fourteen year-old Delphine is impressionable, introverted and completely under the spell of a new worldly girl in school. Influenced by her new friend, Delphine falls in love with a dangerous young man who turns her boring life into something quite different.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.1
Ginger Snaps 95.

Ginger Snaps

Release Date: 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
Adanggaman 96.

Adanggaman

Release Date: July 11, 2001
Unrated
Set in the late 17th century on the Western coast of Africa, Adanggaman is a provocative retelling of the African slave experience, based on historical facts. (Film Forum)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Amélie 97.

Amélie

Release Date: November 2, 2001
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:
7.5
Mysterious Object at Noon 98.

Mysterious Object at Noon

Release Date: November 1, 2001
Not Rated
A mix of documentary, pseudo-documentary, and drama, this Thai movie follows an improvised story from one region of the country to another.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd
Training Day 99.

Training Day

Release Date: October 5, 2001
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:
8.9
Monster's Ball 100.

Monster's Ball

Release Date: December 26, 2001
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:
3.8