2001 Top Ten List

  • The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
  • Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
  • Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • Late Marriage (Dover Kosashvili)
  • Training Day (Antoine Fuqua)
  • Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
  • Harmful Insect (Akihiko Shiota)
  • What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)
  • Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
  • Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
  • Additional 2001 Films By Rating

  • Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter)
  • Home Movie (Chris Smith)
  • The Son's Room (Nanni Moretti)
  • Time Out (Laurent Cantet)
  • Waking Life (Richard Linklater)
  • Don's Plum (RD Robb)
  • Metropolis (Rintaro)
  • No Such Thing (Hal Hartley)
  • Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Ashutosh Gowariker)
  • Scratch (Doug Pray)
  • Fulltime Killer (Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai)
  • Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike)
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys (Stacy Peralta)
  • Promises (Justine Shapiro & B.Z. Goldberg)
  • Ocean's Eleven (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Lovely & Amazing (Nicole Holofcener)
  • The Grey Zone (Tim Blake Nelson)
  • Manic (Jordan Melamed)
  • Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)
  • Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
  • Winged Migration (Jacques Perrin)
  • Wendigo (Larry Fessenden)
  • Black Hawk Down (Ridley Scott)
  • Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki)
  • Hell House (George Ratliff)
  • Domestic Violence (Frederick Wiseman)
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)
  • The Believer (Henry Bean)
  • Take Care of My Cat (Jeong Jae Eun)
  • Birthday Girl (Jez Butterworth)
  • Last Orders (Fred Schepisi)
  • Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe)
  • Bad Guy (Kim Ki-duk)
  • Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair)
  • Shallow Hal (Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly)
  • Dog Days (Ulrich Seidl)
  • Shot in the Heart (Agnieszka Holland)
  • Super 8 Stories (Emir Kusturica)
  • The Sleepy Time Gal (Christopher Münch)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson)
  • Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike)
  • Read My Lips (Jacques Audiard)
  • Daddy and Them (Billy Bob Thornton)
  • Festival in Cannes (Henry Jaglom)
  • The Château (Jesse Peretz)
  • Moulin Rouge! (Baz Luhrmann)
  • Made (Jon Favreau)
  • The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
  • Fate (Zeki Demirkubuz)
  • Rain (Christine Jeffs)
  • The Lady and the Duke (Eric Rohmer)
  • The Glow (Igal Bursztyn)
  • Me Without You (Sandra Goldbacher)
  • Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Shohei Imamura)
  • Kissing Jessica Stein (Charles Herman-Wurmfeld)
  • Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
  • Hotel (Mike Figgis)
  • Truly Human (Ake Sandgren)
  • Beijing Bicycle (Wang Xiaoshuai)
  • Martha... Martha (Sandrine Veysset)
  • Zoolander (Ben Stiller)
  • Under the Skin of the City (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad)
  • The Cat's Meow (Peter Bogdanovich)
  • All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai)
  • Bolivia (Israel Adrián Caetano)
  • Investigating Sex (Alan Rudolph)
  • His Secret Life (Ferzan Ozpetek)
  • The Triumph of Love (Clare Peploe)
  • American Chai (Anurag Mehta)
  • Human Nature (Michel Gondry)
  • Lan Yu (Stanley Kwan)
  • Alias Betty (Claude Miller)
  • A Transistor Love Story (Pen-ek Ratanaruang)
  • Nowhere in Africa (Caroline Link)
  • The White Sound (Hans Weingartner)
  • Jeepers Creepers (Victor Salva)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf (Christophe Gans)
  • Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)
  • La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel)
  • Enigma (Michael Apted)
  • Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (Zacharias Kunuk)
  • I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira)
  • Session 9 (Brad Anderson)
  • A.B.C Africa (Abbas Kiarostami)
  • CQ (Roman Coppola)
  • Sex and Lucía (Julio Medem)
  • Wimbledon Stage (Mathieu Amalric)
  • Tirana Year Zero (Fatmir Koçi)
  • Stuff and Dough (Cristi Puiu)
  • H Story (Nobuhiro Suwa)
  • Autumn Spring (Vladimír Michálek)
  • Harvard Man (James Toback)
  • Bartleby (Jonathan Parker)
  • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Jill Sprecher)
  • Crush (John McKay)
  • How I Killed My Father (Anne Fontaine)
  • Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  • Frailty (Bill Paxton)
  • Secret Ballot (Babak Payami)
  • Storytelling (Todd Solondz)
  • In Praise of Love (Jean-Luc Godard)
  • Dischord (Mark Wilkinson)