2001 Action Movies

The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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...

    A Knight's Tale (2001)

    A Knight's Tale

    • 58%
    • PG-13
    • 132 min
    • Action

    After his Master dies unexpectedly, a Medieval squire, William (Ledger), decides to try jousting and hits the road with a couple of friends. On the way they run into an unknown writer named Chaucer who agrees to forge genealogy papers to provide William with a fresh history that will pass him off as a knight. With an acceptable pedigree now in hand, the young squire sets out to prove himself at the country's jousting competition. And, of course, he finds time to be chivalrous on the way.

    Black Hawk Down (2001)

    Black Hawk Down

    • 76%
    • R
    • 144 min
    • Drama

    This film is based on the novel Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, by Mark Bowden, which tells the true story of the Oct. 3, 1993, Battle of Mogadishu during the Somalian Civil War. This battle was the longest sustained ground attack involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. The mission to abduct two of Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid's lieutenants was designed to take 60 minutes but ended up lasting 15 hours. The attack resulted in two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters being...

    The Fast and the Furious (2001)

    The Fast and the Furious

    • 52%
    • PG-13
    • 106 min
    • Action

    Loosely based on a Vibe magazine article, the movie is set in Los Angeles, where street youth gangs adapt Japanese sports cars into muscle cars and race them illegally. The two main plots of the movie are a Romeo and Juliet scenario about lovers from rival gangs and an undercover investigation of the highjacking ring.

    Jurassic Park III (2001)

    Jurassic Park III

    • 50%
    • PG-13
    • 92 min
    • Action

    The plot, according to the official site, is this: "Anxious to fund research for his new theory of velociraptor intelligence, renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) is persuaded by a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (T�a Leoni) to accompany them on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna. This infamous island, once InGen's site B, has become both a primordial breeding ground for John Hammond's magnificent creations and a magnet for thrill-seekers eager to encounter them....

    Pearl Harbor (2001)

    Pearl Harbor

    • 25%
    • PG-13
    • 183 min
    • Action

    On a sleepy Sunday morning in December, as children played and families prayed, squadrons of Japanese warplanes screamed across the skies of a Hawaiian paradise and launched a surprise attack on the U.S. armed forces at Pearl Harbor. The infamous day that jolted America from peaceful isolationism to total war and altered the course of world history is relived in this epic tale of patriotism, passion and romance from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, producer/director Michael Bay and screenwriter...

    The Mummy Returns (2001)

    The Mummy Returns

    • 47%
    • PG-13
    • 130 min
    • Action

    The story is set in 1933, 10 years after the events of the first film. Rick O'Connell is now married to Evelyn and the couple has settled in London, where they are raising their 8-year-old son Alex. When a chain of events finds the corpse of Imhotep resurrected in the British Museum, the mummy Imhotep walks the earth once more, determined to fulfill his quest for immortality. But another force has also been set loose in the world... one born of the darkest rituals of ancient Egyptian mysticism,...

    Spy Kids (2001)

    Spy Kids

    • 93%
    • PG
    • 88 min
    • Action

    When their parents, super-spies Gregorio and Ingrid Cortez (Banderas and Gugino) are called back into service to save the world and are suddenly nabbed by the enemy, it is up to their kids, Carmen and Juni (Vega and Sabara) to save the day.

    Using all the skills learned in elementary school and from video games, along with a host of cool gadgets, these small heroes set out to save their family... and the world.

    Training Day (2001)

    Training Day

    • 72%
    • R
    • 122 min
    • Action

    Training Day couldn't be more appropriately titled. The movie tracks all the events that go into the first day of a rookie cop (Ethan Hawke) in the Los Angeles Police Department's undercover narcotics unit. Denzel Washington plays Alonzo, a corrupt veteran cop and partner of the rookie.

    Planet of the Apes (2001)

    Planet of the Apes

    • 45%
    • PG-13
    • 119 min
    • Action

    This version of Planet of the Apes is neither a remake of the 1968 original nor a sequel to the first five films and subsequent television show (all inspired by Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel). Mark Wahlberg plays Leo Davidson, an Air Force astronaut whose chip crash-lands on a planet ruled by simians and worked by human slaves. Helena Bonham Carter plays a sympathetic ape who eventually joins Wahlberg's posse which includes Estella Warren as they try to escape from the apes, led by an evil general...

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)

    Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Action

      Lara Croft(Angelina Jolie) was born into wealth and groomed at the most elite schools. She travels to dangerous and mysterious locales around the globe in search of rare, lost crypts and long-forgotten empires. She speaks numerous languages, is highly trained for combat and answers to no one, obeying only a desire for adventure.

      Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

      Brotherhood of the Wolf

      • 72%
      • R
      • 137 min
      • Action

      In 18th-century France, King Louis XV assigns a young detective to investigate a spate of murdered peasants, gruesome crimes that legend says were the work of a mysterious monster.

      Evolution (2001)

      Evolution

      • 42%
      • PG-13
      • 101 min
      • Comedy

      A meteor hits Planet Earth, and it brings one-celled organisms which have the capacity to evolve at an inconceivably fast rate. Initially they're kept in a cave, but four people (a professor at a community college, a geologist, a "wannabe" fireman, and a government scientist) must deal with what happens when and if they get out.

      3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

      3000 Miles to Graceland

      • 14%
      • R
      • 125 min
      • Action

      In search of the perfect heist, a group of ex-cons (Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, among others) decide to hit up a Las Vegas casino at its most vulnerable time ? during an Elvis-impersonator convention. In disguise, the group goes in figuring they'll have plenty of cover and distractions to complete their plan.

      Rush Hour 2 (2001)

      Rush Hour 2

      • 52%
      • PG-13
      • 90 min
      • Action

      It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power...

      Along Came A Spider (2001)

      Along Came A Spider

      • 32%
      • R
      • 104 min
      • Action

      In this prequel to 1997's Kiss the Girls � also based on a novel by James Patterson � Morgan Freeman reprises the role of Dr. Alex Cross, a psychologist-detective who seems to attract the strangest cases. This one involves a senator's young daughter kidnapped by a serial killer who leaves cryptic clues to his capture on Cross' doorstep. Monica Potter co-stars as a Secret Service agent assigned to the case.

      The Mexican (2001)

      The Mexican

      • 56%
      • R
      • 123 min
      • Adventure

      Jerry Welbach (Brad Pitt), a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "The Mexican"...or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha (Julia Roberts) to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border.

      Finding the pistol proves easy. Getting it home...

      Spy Game (2001)

      Spy Game

      • 66%
      • R
      • 126 min
      • Action

      During his last day at the CIA, a veteran agent (Robert Redford) must mastermind the rescue of his prot�g� (Brad Pitt), who's been captured by the Chinese while on a personal mission. The movie is filmed as a series of flashbacks, showing the history and relationship between the spies.

      The Score (2001)

      The Score

      • 73%
      • R
      • 124 min
      • Action

      Nick Wells (Robert De Niro) is ready to retire from crime. He'll settle down with his girlfriend, Diane (Angela Bassett), and focus on running his legitimate business: a Montreal jazz club. But Max (Marlon Brando), his fence, friend and financial partner, has other plans for him.

      Persuading Nick to violate two of his most important rules - always work alone and never operate in the city where you live - Max teams him up with Jack Teller (Edward Norton). A young, aggressive and talented thief,...

      Swordfish (2001)

      Swordfish

      • 26%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Action

      Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) and his beautiful partner Ginger (Halle Berry) lure Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman), one of the two best hackers on the planet and an ex-con busted for hacking, into an apparent cyber-heist by baiting him with the one thing he wants more than anything -- to be reunited with his daughter Holly, custody of whom he lost in a divorce.

      But once Stanley enters Gabriel's world, he realizes that nothing in this operation is what it seems and he has become a pawn in a plot...