2001 December Movies

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

    • PG-13
    • 178 min
    • Action

    The Lord of the Rings collectively tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the trilogy of films, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Frodo and his Fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid the earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy chronicles extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship, love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay.

    Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    • 82%
    • PG-13
    • 116 min
    • Crime

    A remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film that starred Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford, this version is also packed with A-list stars. The story is about a gangster named Danny Ocean (George Clooney; Sinatra in the original) who rounds up 10 associates to simultaneously rob $150 million from three major Las Vegas casinos (including the Bellagio and the Mirage) during a big boxing event on New Year's Eve.

    Not Another Teen Movie

    Not Another Teen Movie

    • 28%
    • R
    • 89 min
    • Comedy

    Not Another Teen Movie relentlessly spoofs the American Pie-style teen movie, skewering all the typical formulas of the genre, from the naked foreign-exchange student to the group of desperate virgins, to what Scary Movie did to horror films like Scream, which was itself a spoof.

    Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky

    • 42%
    • R
    • 136 min
    • Fantasy

    In this remake of the 1997 Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes), which also starred Pen�lope Cruz, Tom Cruise plays a rich womanizer who falls in love with his best friend's girlfriend (Cruz). The next day, he is in a car with a previous � and fiercely jealous � conquest (Cameron Diaz), who commits suicide by driving the car into a tree. The bachelor survives the crash, but with his face hideously disfigured. Soon, however, his luck seems to change completely: The friend's girl declares her love for him and the doctors are suddenly able to rebuild his face. However, when strange and horrible things begin to happen, he starts to realize that his life has taken a turn beyond his control.

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

      • R
      • 108 min
      • Comedy

      Royal Tenenbaum (Gene Hackman) and his wife, Etheline (Anjelica Huston), had three brilliant kids before separating: Chas (Ben Stiller) had a preternatural instinct for real estate, Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) was an award-winning playwright by ninth grade, and Richie (Luke Wilson) was a junior champion tennis player. But despite these promising beginnings, the family fell apart after decades of lies, betrayals, and failures. What happens when Royal, whom the kids haven't spoken to in years, brings the family back together suddenly and announces that he's got only six weeks to live? Well, old wounds don't heal so quickly.

      Kate & Leopold

      Kate & Leopold

      • 50%
      • PG-13
      • 118 min
      • Comedy

      A woman executive (Meg Ryan) living in modern-day New York and still looking for love steals the heart of a 19th century duke (Hugh Jackman) who has traveled through time, from 1867 to the new millennium. Can this pair with a world of differences and a lifetime of longing find true happiness?

      Ali

      Ali

      • 67%
      • R
      • 157 min
      • Biography

      Based on the period from 1964 to 1974, this film depicts the most tumultuous decade of Muhammad Ali's (Will Smith) life. In 1964 Ali won the heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston (Michael Bent), then years later had his boxing license and championship title stripped when he refused to join the Army during the Vietnam War. But in 1974 Ali capped off a heroic comeback by winning the heavyweight crown for a second time by defeating George Foreman during "The Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire.

      How High

      How High

      • 27%
      • R
      • 93 min
      • Comedy

      Two guys get their hands on some pot that makes them so brilliant that they are accepted into Harvard, but shortly after classes begin, their supply runs out, and they are left to get by on their wits alone.

      Iris

      Iris

      • 79%
      • R
      • 91 min
      • Biography

      Based upon the memoir by John Bayley, this biopic tells the story of his marriage to British novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch, who authored books such as The Sea, The Sea and The Bell and passed away in 1999 after fighting Alzheimer's disease for several years.

      The Majestic

      The Majestic

      • 42%
      • PG
      • 152 min
      • Drama

      This romantic dramedy, described as Frank Capra-esque and set in 1951, is about a young screenwriter (Jim Carrey) facing the House Un-American Activities Committee blacklist after the war. He suffers from amnesia after being in a car crash, and when he stumbles into a small town, he is mistaken for the presumed dead son of the owner of a local movie theater (Martin Landau).