2001 Drama Movies

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...

Gosford Park (2001)

Gosford Park

  • 86%
  • R
  • 137 min
  • Drama

Robert Altman's latest is a British murder mystery satire that's drawn comparisons to Jean Renoir's classic Rules of the Game and Ten Little Indians, based on the novel by Agatha Christie. The scene is 1930s England, where an aristocratic family and their friends enjoy a hunting party weekend. But are there killers among them? The film features multiple storylines, showing the fairly boring lives of the rich and famous upstairs, and the more intriguing ones of the servants downstairs.

Bully (2001)

Bully

  • 54%
  • NONE
  • 113 min
  • Crime

Based on Jim Schutze's book Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge, the movie is the true story of Bobby Kent (Stahl), a high school bully, and a group of Florida teenagers who, led by the Bobby's best friend (Renfro) and his girlfriend (Miner), lure Bobby out into a Florida swamp and beat him to death with baseball bats. It is headed by controversial director Larry Clark (Kids).

Donnie Darko (2001)

Donnie Darko

  • 85%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Drama

Some may think that Donnie Darko is a typical maladjusted teenager. Actually, Donnie is borderline delusional, beset by visions of a monstrous rabbit, which is trying to keep him under its sinister influence. Prompted by this apparition, Donnie commits antisocial acts while he is undergoing psychotherapy, surviving the vagaries of high-school life and romance, and fortuitously escaping a bizarre death from a falling jet engine. Donnie battles his demons, literally and figuratively, in a series...

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.

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.

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Mulholland Dr.

    • R
    • 147 min
    • Crime

    A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio.

    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...

      Hannibal (2001)

      Hannibal

      • 39%
      • R
      • 131 min
      • Crime

      It's another good vs. evil showdown between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), in hiding in Florence after getting himself out of jail free at the end of The Silence of the Lambs, and FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore), in disgrace in D.C. after a botched shootout. Also after Lecter are his only surviving victim, deformed zillionaire Mason Verger (an uncredited and unrecognizable Gary Oldman), and a mercenary Italian detective (Giancarlo Giannini); also after Clarice is her...

      Moulin Rouge (2001)

      Moulin Rouge

      • 76%
      • PG-13
      • 127 min
      • Drama

      Cross LA BOH�ME with CABARET, throw in a little bit of RENT, and you might almost begin to describe Baz Luhrmann's visually opulent, fast-paced, funny, heartrending MOULIN ROUGE. The film, which premiered as the opener to the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, is a musical set in 1899 Paris at the notorious Montmartre cabaret club, the Moulin Rouge. Directed by Baz Luhrmann (WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S ROMEO AND JULIET, STRICTLY BALLROOM), the movie stars Nicole Kidman as the high-kicking courtesan,...

      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.

      Sex and Lucia (2001)

      Sex and Lucia

        • NONE
        • 128 min
        • Drama

        Lucía is a young waitress in Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air, dazzling sun, and glistening deep blue water, Lucía begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship. It is as if she is reading forbidden passages of a novel, which the author only now, from afar, allows her to read.

        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...

        Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

        Y Tu Mama Tambien

        • 91%
        • NONE
        • 106 min
        • Drama

        Abandoned by their girlfriends for the summer, teenagers Tenoch and Julio meet the older Luisa at a wedding. Trying to be impressive, the friends tell Luisa they are headed on a road trip to a beautiful, secret beach called Boca del Cielo. Intrigued with their story and desperate to escape, Luisa asks if she can join them on their trip. Soon the three are headed out of Mexico City, making their way toward the fictional destination. Along the way, seduction, argument and the contrast of the...

        Monster's Ball (2001)

        Monster's Ball

        • 85%
        • R
        • 111 min
        • Drama

        Set in the contemporary South, the story centers on three generations of racists and the interracial love story that affects them. Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and his 20-something son, Sonny (Heath Ledger), work for the local department of corrections, where they are preparing the electric chair for a black inmate (Sean "P. Diddy" Combs). Hank eventually meets the convict's widow, Leticia (Halle Berry), and falls for her. She moves in with Hank only to discover his connection to her husband.

        Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

        Bridget Jones's Diary

        • 81%
        • R
        • 97 min
        • Comedy

        Based on the best-selling book by Helen Fielding, this comedy chronicles a year in the life of a single, 30-something British woman (Zellweger) as she struggles with men, her weight, and her work in a publishing company. Zellweger is accompanied by British favorites Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, who play her love interests.

        Blow (2001)

        Blow

        • 55%
        • R
        • 124 min
        • Biography

        The true story of George Jung (Johnny Depp), a drug dealer whose rise and fall coincides with cocaine's becoming the drug of choice for the rich and famous in the 1970s.

        Ghost World (2001)

        Ghost World

        • 92%
        • R
        • 111 min
        • Comedy

        Based on the serialized comic book tale by Daniel Clowes, the film is based on two ultra-hip friends (Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson) who spend their summer after high school together contemplating the future. As Enid and Becky talk snobbishly and cynically about the world ahead of them, they're being watched, unbeknownst to them, by another person.

        Original Sin (2001)

        Original Sin

        • 12%
        • PG-13
        • 118 min
        • Drama

        Julia Russell (Angelina Jolie) can show a man passion unlike any he's ever known. He'll risk everything to be near her. When Luis (Antonio Banderas) takes Julia as his wife, he thinks his life is complete.

        But people aren't always who they seem, and Luis's life begins to unravel. When Julia disappears with his money, Luis is forced to look into Julia's past - a past that doesn't seem to exist - and finds that the woman he loves is accused of a brutal murder. Sex and love turn to rage and...

        La pianiste (2001)

        La pianiste

          • 131 min
          • Drama

          A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.