Best Movies 2001

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List of the best movies released in 2001
Top grossing movies in 2001


Let’s check together the best grossing movies of 2001 (movie trailers and other details available below):

Rank Movie Worldwide
1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone $974,733,550
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring $870,761,744
3 Monsters, Inc. $525,366,597
4 Shrek $484,409,218
5 Ocean’s Eleven $450,717,150
6 Pearl Harbor $449,220,945
7 The Mummy 2 $433,013,274
8 Jurassic Park 3 $368,780,809
9 Planet of the Apes $362,211,740
10 Hannibal $351,692,268


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Best Movies 2001
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Genre: Action/Adventure/Fantasy
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Written by: J.K. Rowling (novel), Steve Kloves (screenplay)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton
Release Date: November 16, 2001
Trailer of Harry Potter 1 the Philosopher’s Stone:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Movie Plot:
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Lord of the Rings - Best Film 2001The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, J.R.R Tolkien (Novel)
Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom
Release Date: December 19, 2001
Trailer of The Lord of the Rings 1 The Fellowship of the Ring:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Movie Plot:
In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.


Monsters Inc - Best Movies 2001Monsters, Inc.
Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy/Family
Directed by: Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman
Written by: Andrew Stanton, Dan Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Rhett Reese, Jonathan Roberts
Starring: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Mary Gibbs
Release Date: November 2, 2001
Trailer of Monsters, Inc.:

Movie Plot:
Monsters generate their city’s power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted.


Shrek - Best Film 2001Shrek
Genre: Animation/Comedy/Family
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Written by: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow
Release Date: May 18, 2001
Trailer of Shrek:


Movie Plot:
An ogre, in order to regain his swamp, travels along with an annoying donkey in order to bring a princess to a scheming lord, wishing himself King.


Ocean's 11 - Best Movies 2001Ocean’s Eleven
Genre: Action/Crime
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: George C. Johnson, Jack G. Russell, Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, Scott Corwon, Ted Griffin
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner
Release Date: December 7, 2001
Trailer of Ocean’s Eleven:

Ocean’s Eleven

Movie Plot:
Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.


Pearl Harbor - Best Movies 2001Pearl Harbor
Genre: Action/Drama/Romance/War
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Randall Wallace
Starring: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett
Release Date: May 25, 2001
Trailer of Pearl Harbor:

Pearl Harbor

Movie Plot:
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.


The Mummr Retturns - Best Movies 2001The Mummy Returns
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy/Thriller
Written & Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Vosloo
Release Date: May 4, 2001
Trailer of The Mummy 2:

The Mummy Returns

Movie Plot:
The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.


Jurassic Park 3 - Best Movies 2001Jurassic Park III
Genre: Action/Adventure/Science-Fiction/Thriller
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Written by: Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Starring: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, Laura Dern, John Diehl, Bruce A. Young
Release Date: July 18, 2001
Trailer of Jurassic Park 3:

Jurassic Park III

Movie Plot:
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing…and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.


Planet of the Apes - Best Movies 2001Planet of the Apes
Genre: Action/Science-Fiction
Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: William Broyles, Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth
Release Date: July 26, 2001
Trailer of Planet of the Apes:

Planet of the Apes

Movie Plot:
An astronaut lands on a planet inhabited by human-like apes, who rule the planet with an iron fist.


Hannibal - Best Movies 2001Hannibal
Genre: Crime/Thriller
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: David Mamet, Steven Zaillian
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini
Release Date: February 9, 2001
Trailer of Hannibal:


Movie Plot:
Hannibal returns to America and attempts to make contact with disgraced Agent Starling and survive a vengeful victim’s plan.