2001 December 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...

    Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

    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.

    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...

    A Beautiful Mind (2001)

    A Beautiful Mind

    • 77%
    • PG-13
    • 135 min
    • Biography

    This film tracks the true-life story of John Forbes Nash Jr. (Russell Crowe), the man who established the Nobel Prize-winning Game Theory of economics. Nash's personal trials include marital struggles and recovery from paranoid schizophrenia.

    Ocean's Eleven (2001)

    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.

    Vanilla Sky (2001)

    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...

    I Am Sam (2001)

    I Am Sam

    • 34%
    • PG-13
    • 132 min
    • Drama

    Sam (Sean Penn), who has the mind of a 7-year-old, watches his daughter being taken away from him by social services. He seeks the assistance of a workaholic lawyer (Michelle Pfeiffer) and inadvertently teaches her that family is more important than career.

    Ali (2001)


    • 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.

    Koroshiya 1 (2001)

    Koroshiya 1

      • 129 min
      • Action

      When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihara, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place. Soon enough Kakihara and his men encounter Ichi, a psychotic, sexually-repressed young man with amazing martial arts abilities and...

      How High (2001)

      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.

      Kate & Leopold (2001)

      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?

      The Majestic (2001)

      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).

      Formula 51 (2001)

      Formula 51

        • R
        • 93 min
        • Action

        An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

        Mean Machine (2001)

        Mean Machine

          • R
          • 99 min
          • Comedy

          Disgraced ex-England captain (Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan) is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. These prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards. The prisoners are lead by Danny and the whole of the prison, guards aside, are behind them.

          Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)

          Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

            • 210 min
            • Drama

            Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl named Anjali, and incurs the displeasure of Raichand, they argue and fight, as a result Rahul leaves the house, moves to Britain, and settles down. Raichand now focuses his attention on his real son, Rohan, who has no plans to get married, but is determined...

            Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

            Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

              • G
              • 83 min
              • Animation

              All the parents have been stolen! A group af aliens, the Yokians, has abducted them, and it's up to a young genius to go to outer space to rescue them.

              The Shipping News (2001)

              The Shipping News

              • 56%
              • R
              • 111 min
              • Drama

              The story is about a man named Quoyle (Spacey), a newspaper writer, who moves his aunt and his two daughters back to his ancestral home in a Newfoundland fishing town after his adulterous wife dies in a car crash. Quoyle gets work writing shipping news as he struggles to pull the life of his family back together.

              "Cold Squad" Bottom Feeders

                • R
                • 60 min
                • Crime

                Testifying in a murder trial, Mickey gets burned by the defense attorney. Nicco tries to conceal the circumstances of his uncle's death.

                A Galaxy Far, Far Away (2001)

                A Galaxy Far, Far Away

                • 57%
                • Unrated
                • 62 min
                • Comedy

                A documentary exploring the attraction of the Star Wars universe to its many fans. Includes interviews and cameos from across the United States. Leads up to the opening of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Written by Danny Trubman <[email protected]>

                A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2001)

                A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun

                  • R
                  • 88 min
                  • Action

                  Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take hostage a pair of traveling young lovebirds, with no shortage of problems of their own.