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Nowadays I mainly rate movies…

Movies released in 2001

  • Spirited Away

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the middle of her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and monsters; where humans are changed into animals; and a bathhouse for these creatures.

  • Monsters Inc.

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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 find his world disrupted.

  • A Beautiful Mind

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.

  • Amélie

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

  • Ali

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

  • Training Day

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn’t what he appears as.

  • K-PAX

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

  • Moulin Rouge!

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

  • The Others

    8

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A woman who lives in a darkened old house with her two photosensitive children becomes convinced that her family home is haunted.

  • Donnie Darko

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

  • In the Bedroom

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A New England couple’s college-aged son dates an older woman with two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. Then something terrible occurs in this wrenching, emotional drama.

  • The Devil's Backbone

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    It is 1939, the end of three years of bloody civil war in Spain, and General Franco’s right-wing Nationalists are poised to defeat the left-wing Republican forces. A ten-year-old boy named Carlos (Fernando Tielve), the son of a fallen Republican war hero, is left by his tutor in an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. The orphanage is run by a curt but considerate headmistress named Carmen (Marisa Paredes) and a kindly Professor Casares, both of whom are sympathetic to the doomed Republican cause. Despite their concern for him, and his gradual triumph over the usual schoolhouse bully, Carlos never feels completely comfortable in his new environment. First of all, there was that initial encounter with the orphanage’s nasty caretaker, Jacinto, who reacts even more violently when anyone is caught looking around a particular storage room the one with the deep well. Second, and more inexplicable, is the presence of a ghost, one of the former occupants of the orphanage named Santi. Not long after Carlos’ arrival, Santi latches onto Carlos, badgering him incessantly at night and gloomily intoning, “Many of you will die.” As if that wasn’t enough to keep the orphanage’s occupants in an unrelenting state of terror, there’s the un-exploded bomb that dominates the orphanage’s courtyard, still ticking away; With the orphanage left defenseless by its isolation, and the swift progression of Franco’s troops, the ghost’s prediction seems depressingly accurate. Nevertheless, with every step of the plot, it becomes apparent that the ghost’s predictions as to who (or what) will die, the real source of danger and even the definition of death itself may be more ambiguous than first thought.

  • Das Experiment

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” conducted in 1971. A makeshift prison is set up in a research lab, complete with cells, bars and surveillance cameras. For two weeks 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards. The ‘prisoners’ are locked up and have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the ‘guards’ are told simply to retain order without using physical violence. Everybody is free to quit at any time, thereby forfeiting payment.

  • Intacto

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An enigmatic tale of four people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that luck is something they cannot afford to be without as they gamble with the highest stakes possible in a deadly game from which only one of them will emerge intact.

  • Black Hawk Down

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

  • Swordfish

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    When the DEA shut down its dummy corporation operation codenamed SWORDFISH in 1986, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; fifteen years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by the duplicitious and suave Gabriel Shear, wants the money to help finance their raise-the-stakes vengeance war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money.

  • Ocean's 11

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

  • Human Nature

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A woman is in love with a man in love with another woman, and all three have designs on a young man raised as an ape.

  • Blow

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970’s.

  • Tape

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years.

  • The Piano Teacher

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

  • The Score

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

  • Manic

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution…

  • 13 Conversations About One Thing

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a housecleaner, a professor, and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life’s cold unpredictability.

  • Mulholland Dr.

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

  • And Your Mother Too

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

  • Bubble Boy

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved since childhood is about to be married at Niagara Falls, he builds a portable bubble suit and ventures into the outside world to win her affections.

  • Session 9

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

  • I Am Sam

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

  • Iris

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Gosford Park

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

  • Super Troopers

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

  • Waking Life

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

  • Jurassic Park III

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    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.

  • Scary Movie 2

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A group of teens including Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks are invited to spend a night in Hell House. Professor Oldman has convinced them it is for a school project, but the night won't go past quietly. Master Kane is long dead, but still plans on enjoying himself, especially with Alex Monday. When things really start getting bad, the gang must work together to find a way to capture this ghostly menace.

  • Along Came a Spider

    5

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Detective/psychologist Alex Cross loses his partner in an out of control 'bust.' He stops working and cannot forgive himself. He is drawn back to work reluctantly when a senator's daughter is kidnapped and the kidnapper seems to want to deal with Alex personally.

  • Bandits

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they’ve kidnapped.

  • Fifteen Minutes

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

  • Planet of the Apes

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

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

  • The Pledge

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

  • Zoolander

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

  • Pulse

    4

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Japanese teens investigate a series of suicides linked to an internet webcam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

  • Ghost World

    3

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Enid and Rebecca are social outsiders who, after graduating from high school, play a mean prank on a middle-aged geek.

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My name is Trevor Morris & I am a movie-loving, mountain bike-riding web developer from the UK. Currently, freelancing at Surface.