2001 Adventure Movies

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

  • 80%
  • PG
  • 152 min
  • Adventure

Based on the popular first book of the series by J.K. Rowling, in the normal human world--the world of "Muggles"--Harry is a nobody, treated like dirt by the aunt and uncle who begrudgingly inherited him when his parents were killed by the evil Voldemort. A mysterious letter, delivered by the friendly giant Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence. It is an acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon enough, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts...

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...

    Spirited Away (2001)

    Spirited Away

    • 97%
    • PG
    • 125 min
    • Animation

    In this traditional Japanese anime film, a young girl is taken away to an inhuman world inhabited by strange spirits. Her slovenly parents are turned into pigs, and she is faced with the task of turning them back to human form and finding her way home.

    Monsters Inc. (2001)

    Monsters Inc.

      • G
      • 92 min
      • Animation

      In the realm of things that go bump in the night ? another animated flick from Pixar (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life), this comedy-adventure tells the story of a large, furry, spotted, and horned James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) and his best friend and roommate, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster (Billy Crystal), who audition for spots under children's beds. They then must capture the children's screams, that provide the energy on which the monsters live. When the two...

      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...

      Shrek (2001)

      Shrek

      • 89%
      • PG
      • 90 min
      • Animation

      Set in a strange, colorful land populated by fairy tale characters, SHREK is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cozy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale...

      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.

      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,...

      A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)

      A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

        • PG-13
        • 146 min
        • Adventure

        The film that might have been Stanley Kubrick's next project is now Steven Spielberg's next project. Set in a futuristic world flooded by melted polar ice caps, A.I. depicts a society largely dependent on computers and robots ("A.I." stands for "artifical intelligence"). But at its heart, it's a latter-day Pinocchio tale about a little boy robot (Haley Joel Osment) who's designed to serve as a surrogate son but wants to be the real thing. The big question on cinephiles' minds: Which will...

        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.

          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.

          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....

          Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

          Atlantis: The Lost Empire

            • PG
            • 95 min
            • Animation

            The Lost Continent legend gets a new-old spin in a state-of-the-art animated epic that's been years in the making. Set in the early 1900s, this Jules Verne-style adventure follows intrepid explorer Milo Thatcher (voiced by Michael J. Fox), who joins a submarine mission in search of Atlantis. Images popping up on the Internet indicate that Disney has made another advance in the art of animation.

            Joe Dirt (2001)

            Joe Dirt

            • 11%
            • PG-13
            • 91 min
            • Adventure

            Former Saturday Night Live star David Spade plays Joe Dirt, a DJ who goes looking for his white-trash parents (Fred Ward and Caroline Aaron) who purposely abandoned him in the Grand Canyon when he was 8 years old for being too obnoxious. Kid Rock also joins the cast, playing a romantic rival to Spade.

            Rat Race (2001)

            Rat Race

            • 44%
            • PG-13
            • 112 min
            • Adventure

            Las Vegas casino tycoon Donald Sinclair is determined to keep his wealthiest high rollers happy, so he concocts a new, quasi-legal sporting event for them to bet on: a human "rat race". The Rat Racers are six ordinary people, selected at random: Sinclair has put six specially minted gold coins in six different slot machines. Anyone who wins a coin is invited to join the race. The "cheese" is two million dollars in cash. The money is in a duffel bag. The duffel bag is in a locker. The locker is...

            Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)

            Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles

            • 11%
            • PG
            • 92 min
            • Adventure

            Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan), the knife-wielding game hunter from Australia, returns for more adventures.

            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.

            Osmosis Jones (2001)

            Osmosis Jones

            • 55%
            • PG
            • 95 min
            • Animation

            When the virus (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) invades Frank's body, renegade white blood cell Osmosis Jones (voiced by Chris Rock) springs into action to hunt down and destroy it. Unfortunately, he's stuck with his partner Drix (the voice of David Hyde Pierce), a painkiller-packing 12-hour cold capsule who can be a bit of a pain himself. Together they race against the biological clock to save Frank from certain death, dodging mucus mud slides, toxic spills, hurricane-force sneezes and things...

            Lagaan (2001)

            Lagaan

              • 224 min
              • Adventure

              LAGAAN... a story of extraordinary circumstances thrust upon ordinary people. The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.

              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...