2001 in film

The year 2001 in film involved some significant events, including the first of the Harry Potter series, the first of The Fast and the Furious franchise, the first of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the first of the Ocean's Trilogy, and the first of the Shrek franchise. Significant non-English language films released included Monsoon Wedding and Amélie.

List of years in film (table)
In home video
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
In television
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2001[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Warner Bros. $975,755,371
2 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line $871,530,324
3 Monsters, Inc. Disney $525,366,597[2]
4 Shrek DreamWorks $484,409,218
5 Ocean's Eleven Warner Bros. $450,717,150
6 Pearl Harbor Disney $449,220,945
7 The Mummy Returns Universal $433,013,274
8 Jurassic Park III $368,780,809
9 Planet of the Apes 20th Century Fox $362,211,740
10 Hannibal Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios $351,692,268

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has grossed $974.7 million; it was the highest-grossing film in the Harry Potter film franchise until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 surpassed it in 2011.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring both grossed more than $800 million, marking the first time that two films released in the same year grossed more than $800 million at the box office.

Events

Award ceremonies

Awards

Category/Organization7th Critics' Choice Awards
January 11, 2002
59th Golden Globe Awards
January 20, 2002
55th BAFTA Awards
February 24, 2002
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards74th Academy Awards
March 24, 2002
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmA Beautiful MindMoulin Rouge!The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingMoulin Rouge!A Beautiful Mind
Best DirectorRon Howard
A Beautiful Mind
Baz Luhrmann
Moulin Rouge!
Robert Altman
Gosford Park
Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind
Best ActorRussell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Gene Hackman
The Royal Tenenbaums
Russell Crowe
A Beautiful Mind
Denzel Washington
Training Day
Best ActressSissy Spacek
In the Bedroom
Nicole Kidman
Moulin Rouge!
Judi Dench
Iris
Halle Berry
Monster's Ball
Best Supporting ActorBen Kingsley
Sexy Beast
Jim Broadbent
Iris
Jim Broadbent
Moulin Rouge!
Ian McKellen
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Jim Broadbent
Iris
Best Supporting ActressJennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Helen Mirren
Gosford Park
Jennifer Connelly
A Beautiful Mind
Best Screenplay, AdaptedChristopher Nolan
Memento
Akiva Goldsman
A Beautiful Mind
Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman and Roger S. H. Schulman
Shrek
Akiva Goldsman
A Beautiful Mind
Best Screenplay, OriginalGuillaume Laurant and Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Amélie
Julian Fellowes
Gosford Park
Best Animated FilmShrekN/AN/AN/AN/AShrek
Best Original ScoreThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore
Moulin Rouge!
Craig Armstrong
N/AThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore
Best Original Song"May It Be"
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
"Until..."
Kate & Leopold
N/AN/A"If I Didn't Have You"
Monsters, Inc.
Best Foreign Language FilmAmélieNo Man's LandLove's a BitchN/ANo Man's Land

2001 Wide-release films

January–March

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12 AntitrustMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Hyde Park EntertainmentPeter Howitt (director); Howard Franklin (screenplay); Ryan Phillippe, Tim Robbins, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire ForlaniThrillerLive action
Double TakeTouchstone PicturesGeorge Gallo (director/screenplay); Eddie Griffin, Orlando Jones, Edward Herrmann, Gary Grubbs, Daniel Roebuck, Sterling Macer JrComedyLive action
Save the Last DanceParamount Pictures / MTV ProductionsThomas Carter (director); Duane Adler, Cheryl Edwards (screenplay); Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington, Terry KinneyDramaLive action
19 The PledgeWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise PicturesSean Penn (director); Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam ShepardMysteryLive action
20 L.I.E.New Yorker Films / Lot 47 FilmsRomeo Tirone (director); Michael Cuesta, (screenplay); Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Billy Kay, Bruce Altman, Walter Masterson, James Costa, Adam LeFevre, Tony Donnelly, B. Constance Barry, Gladys DanoDrama, CrimeLive action
26 Sugar & SpiceNew Line CinemaFrancine McDougall (director); Mandy Nelson (screenplay); Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Mena Suvari, Melissa George, Rachel Blanchard, Alexandra Holden, Sara Marsh, James MarsdenCrime, ComedyLive action
The Wedding PlannerColumbia Pictures / Intermedia / Tapestry FilmsAdam Shankman (director); Michael Ellis, Pamela Falk (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaugheyRomance, ComedyLive action
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2 Head over HeelsUniversal PicturesMark Waters (director); John J. Strauss, Ed Decter, David Kidd, Ron Burch (screenplay); Monica Potter, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Shalom HarlowRomance, ComedyLive action
The Million Dollar HotelLions Gate FilmsWim Wenders (director); Nicholas Klein (screenplay); Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Gloria Stuart, Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Bud Cort, Julian Sands, Conrad Roberts, Harris Yulin, Charlayne Woodard, Ellen Cleghorne, Richard Edson, Tito Larriva, Jon HassellDramaLive action
ValentineWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesJamie Blanks (director); Donna Powers, Wayne Powers, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts (screenplay); David Boreanaz, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Katherine Heigl, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Cauffiel, Fulvio Cecere, Daniel Cosgrove, Hedy Burress, Johnny WhitworthHorrorLive action
9 HannibalMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Universal PicturesRidley Scott (director); David Mamet, Steven Zaillian (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, Željko Ivanek, Hazelle Goodman, David Andrews, Francis Guinan, Mark MargolisHorror, ThrillerLive action
Saving SilvermanColumbia Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesDennis Dugan (director); Hank Nelken, Greg DePaul (screenplay); Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Amanda Detmer, R. Lee Ermey, Neil DiamondComedyLive action
16 Down to EarthParamount Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Alphaville FilmsChris Weitz, Paul Weitz (director); Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Ali LeRoi, Louis C.K. (screenplay); Chris Rock, Regina King, Mark Addy, Eugene Levy, Frankie R. Faison, Greg Germann, Jennifer Coolidge, Chazz PalminteriComedyLive action
Recess: School's OutWalt Disney PicturesChuck Sheetz (director); Jonathan Greenberg (screenplay); Rickey D'Shon Collins, Jason Davis, James Woods, Paul Willson, Ashley Johnson, Andrew Lawrence, Courtland Mead, Melissa Joan Hart, Pamela Segall, Dabney Coleman, April WinchellAdventure, Mystery, FamilyAnimation
Revolution OSSeventh Art ReleasingJ. T. S. Moore (director/screenplay); Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce PerensDocumentaryLive action
Sweet NovemberWarner Bros. Pictures / Bel-Air EntertainmentPat O'Connor (director); Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, Greg Germann, Liam Aiken, Lauren Graham, Frank LangellaRomance, DramaLive action
23 3000 Miles to GracelandWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise PicturesDemian Lichtenstein (director/screenplay); Richard Recco (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox Arquette, Christian Slater, Kevin Pollak, David Arquette, Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, Bokeem Woodbine, Ice-TCrimeLive action
Monkeybone20th Century FoxHenry Selick (director); Sam Hamm (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, Whoopi Goldberg, Rose McGowan, Giancarlo Esposito, John TurturroComedy, FantasyLive action/Animation
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2 The Caveman's ValentineUniversal FocusKasi Lemmons (director); George Dawes Green (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore, Aunjanue EllisMystery, DramaLive action
The MexicanDreamWorksGore Verbinski (director); J. H. Wyman (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J. K. SimmonsComedyLive action
See Spot RunWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesJohn Whitesell (director); George Gallo, Gregory Poirer, Dan Baron, Chris Faber (screenplay); David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, Paul Sorvino, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Anthony Anderson, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Joe Viterelli, Steve Schirripa, Kavan Smith, Kim HawthorneComedy, FamilyLive action
9 15 MinutesNew Line CinemaJohn Herzfeld (director/screenplay); Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer, Avery Brooks, Karel Roden, Oleg Taktarov, Melina Kanakaredes, Vera FarmigaThrillerLive action
Get Over ItMiramax FilmsTommy O'Haver (director); R. Lee Fleming, Jr. (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Melissa Sagemiller, Sisqó, Shane West, Colin Hanks, Swoosie Kurtz, Ed Begley, Jr., Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Carmen Electra, Martin ShortRomance, ComedyLive action
16 EllingMaipo FilmSvein Krøvel (director); Petter Næss (screenplay); Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen, Jørgen Langhelle, Per Christensen, Hilde Olausson, Ola Otnes, Eli Anne Linnestad, Cecilie A. Mosli, Joachim Rafaelsen, Per Gørvell, Knud Dahl, Knut HaugmarkComedy, DramaLive action
Enemy at the GatesParamount Pictures / Mandalay PicturesJean-Jacques Annaud (director/screenplay); Alain Godard (screenplay); Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Bob Hoskins, Ed Harris, Ron PerlmanAction, DramaLive action
Exit WoundsWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Silver PicturesAndrzej Bartkowiak (director); Ed Horowitz, Richard D'Ovidio (screenplay); Steven Seagal, DMXActionLive action
MementoNewmarket Films / Summit EntertainmentChristopher Nolan (director/screenplay); Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe PantolianoThrillerLive action
23 The BrothersScreen GemsGary Hardwick (director/screenplay); Morris Chestnut, D. L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Shemar Moore, Gabrielle UnionComedy, RomanceLive action
HeartbreakersMetro-Goldwyn-MayerDavid Mirkin (director); Robert Dunn, Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, Gene HackmanRomanceLive action
Say It Isn't So20th Century FoxJ. B. Rogers (director); Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow (screenplay); Chris Klein, Heather Graham, Sally FieldComedyLive action
30 Someone Like You20th Century FoxTony Goldwyn (director); Elizabeth Chandler (screenplay); Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ellen BarkinRomance, ComedyLive action
Spy KidsDimension Films / Troublemaker StudiosRobert Rodriguez (director/screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Robert Patrick, Tony Shalhoub, Alexa Vega, Daryl SabaraSci-Fi, Action, Children, FamilyLive action
The Tailor of PanamaColumbia PicturesJohn Boorman (director/screenplay); Andrew Davies, John le Carré (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Geoffrey Rush, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine McCormack, Harold PinterThrillerLive action
TomcatsColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosGregory Poirier (director/screenplay); Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, Jake BuseyComedyLive action

April–June

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4 YamakasiEuropa Corp.Philippe Piffeteau (director); Ariel Zeitoun, Julien Seri (screenplay); Châu Belle Dinh, Williams Belle, Malik Diouf, Yann H'Nautra, Guylain N'Guba Boyeke, Laurent Piemontesi, Charles PerrièreDrama, CrimeLive action
6 Along Came a SpiderParamount PicturesLee Tamahori (director); Marc Moss (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Michael WincottThrillerLive action
BlowNew Line CinemaTed Demme (director); Nick Cassavetes, David McKenna (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Jordi Mollà, Penélope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Paul Reubens, Franka Potente, Rachel GriffithsBiographyLive action
Just VisitingHollywood PicturesJean-Marie Gaubert (director); Jean-Marie Poiré, Christian Clavier, John Hughes (screenplay); Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Malcolm McDowell, Tara Reid, Bridgette WilsonComedyLive action
Pokémon 3: The MovieWarner Bros. Pictures / Nintendo / 4Kids EntertainmentKunihiko Yuyama (director); Hideki Sonoda, Takeshi Shudo (screenplay); Veronica Taylor, Ikue Ōtani, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Lisa Ortiz, Ted Lewis, Kayzie Rogers, Ryan Drummond, Tara Jayne, Roger Kay, Ken Gates, Amy Birnbaum, Lee Quick, Kathy Pilon, Peter R. Bird, Stuart Zagnit, Dan GreenFantasy, FamilyAnimation
11 Joe DirtColumbia PicturesDennie Gordon (director); David Spade, Fred Wolf (screenplay); David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Jaime Pressly, Kid Rock, Fred WardAdventure, ComedyLive action
Josie and the PussycatsUniversal Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-MayerHarry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan (director/screenplay); Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Eugene Levy, Justin Chatwin, Breckin Meyer, Katharine IsabelleComedy, MusicalLive action
Kingdom ComeFox Searchlight PicturesDoug McHenry (director); David Dean Bottrell, Jessie Jones (screenplay); LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxton, Whoopi GoldbergComedy, DramaLive action
13 Bridget Jones's DiaryUniversal Pictures / StudioCanal / Miramax Films / Working Title FilmsSharon Maguire (director); Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis (screenplay); Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz, Gemma JonesRomance, ComedyLive action
20 The Center of the WorldArtisan EntertainmentWayne Wang (director/screenplay); Miranda July, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt (screenplay); Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Mel Gorham, Alisha Klass, Jason Calacanis, Carla Gugino, Pat Morita, Balthazar Getty, Robert LefkowitzDramaLive action
Crocodile Dundee in Los AngelesParamount PicturesSimon Wincer (director); Matthew Berry, Eric Abrams (screenplay); Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Jere Burns, Jonathan Banks, Aida Turturro, Paul RodriguezComedy, DramaLive action
Freddy Got Fingered20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesTom Green (director/screenplay); Derek Harvie (screenplay); Tom Green, Rip Torn, Marisa Coughlan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Harland Williams, Anthony Michael Hall, Julie HagertyComedy, DramaLive action
The BodyTriStar PicturesJonas McCord (director/screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, John Shrapnel, Lillian Lux, John Wood, Derek JacobiMystery, Drama, ThrillerLive action
With a Friend Like HarryMiramax Films / Diaphana FilmsDominik Moll (director/screenplay); Gilles Marchand (screenplay); Laurent Lucas, Sergi Lopez, Mathilde Seigner, Liliane Rovere, Sophie GuilleminFrenchLive action
27 DrivenWarner Bros. Pictures / Franchise PicturesRenny Harlin (director); Sylvester Stallone (screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Kip Pardue, Til Schweiger, Gina Gershon, Estella Warren, Cristián de la FuenteAction, DramaLive action
The ForsakenScreen GemsJ.S. Cardone (director/screenplay); Kerr Smith, Brendan Fehr, Izabella Miko, Johnathon Schaech, Phina Oruche, Simon Rex, Carrie Snodgress, Alexis Thorpe, F.J. Flynn, Sara DowningHorrorLive action
One Night at McCool'sUSA FilmsHarald Zwart (director); Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, Michael DouglasCrime, ComedyLive action
Town & CountryNew Line CinemaPeter Chelsom (director); Michael Laughlin, Buck Henry (screenplay); Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn, Garry Shandling, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Nastassja Kinski, Charlton HestonRomance, ComedyLive action
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4 Mockingbird Don't SingMainline ReleasingHarry Bromley Davenport (director); Daryl Haney (screenplay); Tarra Steele, Melissa Errico, Sean Young, Kim DarbyHorrorLive action
The Mummy ReturnsUniversal Pictures / Alphaville FilmsStephen Sommers (director/screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Freddie Boath, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo, Patricia Velásquez, Alun Armstrong, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Shaun Parkes, Dwayne JohnsonAdventureLive action
11 A Knight's TaleColumbia PicturesBrian Helgeland (director/screenplay); Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Alan TudykAdventure, ComedyLive action
18 About AdamMiramax FilmsGerard Stembridge (director); Gerard Stembridge (screenplay); Kate Hudson, Stuart Townsend, Frances O'ConnorRomance, ComedyLive action
Angel EyesWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise Pictures / The Canton CompanyLuis Mandoki (director); Gerald Di Pego (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard, Sônia BragaRomance, DramaLive action
ShrekDreamWorks / PDI/DreamWorksAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson (director); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Joe Stillman, Roger S. H. Schulman (screenplay); Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John LithgowComedy, Fantasy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
25 The Man Who CriedUniversal FocusSally Potter (director); Sally Potter (screenplay); Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean StantonDramaLive action
Pearl HarborTouchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsMichael Bay (director); Randall Wallace (screenplay); Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, Mako, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Garner, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Andrew BryniarskiAction, DramaLive action
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1 The AnimalColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosLuke Greenfield (director); Rob Schneider, Tom Brady (screenplay); Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, John C. McGinley, Guy Torry, Edward AsnerComedyLive action
Moulin Rouge!20th Century FoxBaz Luhrmann (director/screenplay); Craig Pearce (screenplay); Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, John Leguizamo, Jacek Koman, Caroline O'ConnorMusicalLive action
What's the Worst That Could Happen?Metro-Goldwyn-MayerSam Weisman (director); Matthew Chapman (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Danny DeVitoComedyLive action
8 The Anniversary PartyFine Line FeaturesJennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming (director/screenplay); Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly, Jane Adams, Parker Posey, Phoebe Cates, Gwyneth PaltrowComedy, DramaLive action
Bride of the WindParamount ClassicsBruce Beresford (director); Marilyn Levy (screenplay); Sarah Wynter, Jonathan Pryce, Vincent Perez, Simon Verhoeven, Gregor Seberg, Dagmar Schwarz, Wolfgang Hubsch, August Schmolzer, Johannes Silberschneider, Hans Steunzer, Robert HerzlPeriod, DramaLive action
EvolutionDreamWorks / Columbia Pictures / The Montecito Picture CompanyIvan Reitman (director); David Diamond, David Weissman, Don Jakoby (screenplay); David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Seann William Scott, Julianne Moore, Ted Levine, Ethan Suplee, Ty Burrell, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Bower, Pat Kilbane, Katharine Towne, Gregory Itzin, Stephanie Hodge, Kyle Gass, Sarah Silverman, Richard Moll, Tom Davis, Jerry Trainor, Miriam Flynn, John Cho, Caroline Reitman, Ashley ClarkSci-Fi, ComedyLive action
SwordfishWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Silver PicturesDominic Sena (director); Skip Woods (screenplay); John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Vinnie Jones, Sam Shepard, Drea de MatteoThrillerLive action
15 Atlantis: The Lost EmpireWalt Disney PicturesGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise (director); Tab Murphy (screenplay); Michael J. Fox, Cree Summer, James Garner, Corey Burton, Don Novello, Phil Morris, John Mahoney, Claudia Christian, Jacqueline Obradors, Florence Stanley, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Varney, Leonard NimoyChildren, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
Lara Croft: Tomb RaiderParamount Pictures / Mutual Film CompanySimon West (director); Patrick Massett, John Zinman (screenplay); Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, Chris Barrie, Iain Glen, Noah Taylor, Daniel CraigAction, FantasyLive action
22 Dr. Dolittle 220th Century Fox / Davis EntertainmentSteve Carr (director); Hugh Lofting, Larry Levin (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Raven-Symoné, Jeffrey Jones, Kevin Pollak, Kristen Wilson, Kyla Pratt, Lil Zane, James Avery, Andy Richter, Mark Griffin, Ken Hudson Campbell, Victor Raider-Wexler, Lawrence Pressman, Steve Irwin, Anne Stedman, Googy Gress, Steve Zahn, Norm Macdonald, Lisa Kudrow, Mike Epps, Jacob Vargas, Michael Rapaport, Phil Proctor, Isaac Hayes, Andy Dick, John Witherspoon, Cedric the Entertainer, Jamie Kennedy, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, David DeLuise, Hal Sparks, Reni Santoni, Georgia Engel, Joey Lauren Adams, Mandy Moore, Frankie Muniz, Michael McKean, David L. Lander, Tom Kenny, Renee Taylor, Richard C. Sarafian, Keone Young, Clyde Kusatsu, Tara Mercurio, John DiMaggioComedy, FamilyLive action
The Fast and the FuriousUniversal PicturesRob Cohen (director); Gary Scott Thompson, Erik Bergquist, David Ayer (screenplay); Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Rick Yune, Chad Lindberg, Johnny Strong, Matt Schulze, Ted Levine, Thom BarryActionLive action
29 A.I. Artificial IntelligenceDreamWorks / Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director/screenplay); Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, William Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock, April Grace, Clark Gregg, Kathryn Morris, Sam Robards, Enrico Colantoni, Jake Thomas, Ashley Scott, Jack AngelSci-Fi, DramaLive action
Baby BoyColumbia PicturesJohn Singleton (director/screenplay); Tyrese Gibson, Omar Gooding, Taraji P. Henson, A.J. Johnson, Snoop Dogg, Ving Rhames, Mo'Nique, Angell Conwell, Tamara LaSeon Bass, Candy Ann BrownComedy, DramaLive action
Crazy/BeautifulTouchstone PicturesJohn Stockwell (director); Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Jay Hernandez, Bruce Davison, Lucinda Jenney, Taryn Manning, Soledad St. Hilaire, Rolando Molina, Herman Osorio, Miguel Castro, Tommy De La Cruz, Richard Steinmetz, Ana Argueta, Cory HardrictRomance, DramaLive action
Pootie TangParamount PicturesLouis C.K. (director/screenplay); Lance Crouther, Jennifer Coolidge, Wanda Sykes, Robert Vaughn, Chris Rock, J.B. Smoove, Reg E. Cathey, J.D. Williams, Mario Joyner, Dave Attell, Laura Kightlinger, Rick Shapiro, Missy Elliott, David Cross, Cole Hawkins, Andy Richter, Kristen Bell, Keesha Sharp, Todd Barry, Bob Costas, Fabian Celebre, Anthony IozzoComedyLive action

July–September

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4 Cats & DogsWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesLawrence Guterman (director); John Requa, Glenn Ficarra (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Miriam Margolyes, Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Charlton Heston, Susan Sarandon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joe PantolianoAction, Comedy, FamilyLive action
Scary Movie 2Dimension FilmsKeenen Ivory Wayans (director); Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Alyson Fouse, Greg Grabianski, Dave Polsky, Michael Anthony Snowden, Craig Wayans (screenplay); Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, James Woods, Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris ElliottComedy, SpoofLive action
6 Kiss of the Dragon20th Century FoxChris Nahon (director); Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Max RyanMartial ArtsLive action
Lost and DeliriousLions Gate Entertainment / Seville PicturesLea Pool (director); Judith Thompson (screenplay); Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare, Mischa BartonDramaLive action
11 Final Fantasy: The Spirits WithinColumbia Pictures / Square PicturesHironobu Sakaguchi, Moto Sakakibara (director); Al Reinert, Jeff Vintar (screenplay); Ming-Na Wen, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri GilpinSci-FiAnimation
13 Legally BlondeMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRobert Luketic (director); Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith (screenplay); Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer CoolidgeComedyLive action
MadeArtisan EntertainmentJon Favreau (director); Jon Favreau (screenplay); Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, P. Diddy, Famke Janssen, Faizon Love, Vincent Pastore, David O'Hara, Makenzie Vega, Leonardo Cimino, Federico Castelluccio, Jamie HarrisCrime, ComedyLive action
The ScoreParamount Pictures / Mandalay PicturesFrank Oz (director); Scott Marshall Smith, Daniel E. Taylor, Kario Salem (screenplay); Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Angela BassettCrime, ThrillerLive action
18 Jurassic Park IIIUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentJoe Johnston (director); Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (screenplay); Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola, Trevor Morgan, Michael Jeter, Laura DernAdventure, Sci-Fi, ThrillerLive action
20 America's SweetheartsColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosJoe Roth (director); Billy Crystal, Peter Tolan (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John CusackRomance, ComedyLive action
Ghost WorldUnited ArtistsTerry Zwigoff (director/screenplay); Daniel Clowes (screenplay); Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro, Bob Balaban, Illeana Douglas, Steve BuscemiComedyLive action
27 Planet of the Apes20th Century FoxTim Burton (director); William Broyles, Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, Estella Warren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, David Warner, Lisa MarieSci-FiLive action
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3 KarumadikkuttanSurabhi CinemaVinayan (director); J. Pallasserry (screenplay); Kalabhavan Mani, NandiniDramaLive action
The Living ForestDygra Films / Megatrix SauÁngel de la Cruz, Manolo Gómez (directors/screenplay); Nacho Aldeguer, Mar Bordallo, Claudio Rodríguez, Juan Miguel Cuesta, Héctor Cantolla, Javier Franquelo, María Romero, Rafael Azcárraga, Francisco Javier Martínez, Mª Teresa Neila, Lucía Esteban, Roberto Cuenca, Pilar Martín, José Padilla, Beatriz BercianoFamily, FantasyAnimation
Original SinMetro-Goldwyn-MayerMichael Cristofer (director); Cornell Woolrich, Michael Cristofer (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack ThompsonRomance, ThrillerLive action
The Princess DiariesWalt Disney PicturesGarry Marshall (director); Gina Wendkos (screenplay); Anne Hathaway, Heather Matarazzo, Héctor Elizondo, Mandy Moore, Caroline Goodall, Robert Schwartzman, Julie AndrewsFamily, DramaLive action
Rush Hour 2New Line Cinema / Roger Birnbaum ProductionsBrett Ratner (director); Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin, Zhang ZiyiAction, ComedyLive action
10 American Pie 2Universal PicturesJ. B. Rogers (director); Adam Herz (screenplay); Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan, Natasha Lyonne, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, Eli Marienthal, Casey Affleck, Lee Garlington, John ChoComedyLive action
Osmosis JonesWarner Bros. PicturesTom Sito, Piet Kroon, Robert Farrelly, Peter Farrelly (director); Marc Hyman (screenplay); Chris Rock, Laurence Fishburne, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood, William Shatner, Molly Shannon, Chris Elliott, Bill MurrayComedy, FamilyLive action/Animation
The OthersDimension FilmsAlejandro Amenábar (director/screenplay); Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Elaine Cassidy, Eric Sykes, Alakina Mann, James BentleyHorrorLive action
17 American OutlawsWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsLes Mayfield (director); Roderick Taylor, John Rogers (screenplay); Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Nathaniel Arcand, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Will McCormack, Ronny Cox, Terry O'Quinn, Kathy Bates, Timothy DaltonWesternLive action
Captain Corelli's MandolinUniversal Pictures / StudioCanal / Miramax Films / Working Title FilmsJohn Madden (director); Shawn Slovo (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey, Irene PapasDramaLive action
Rat RaceParamount Pictures / Fireworks Pictures / Zucker Productions / Alphaville FilmsJerry Zucker (director); Andy Breckman (screenplay); John Cleese, Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Rowan Atkinson, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Seth Green, Vince Vieluf, Jon Lovitz, Lanai Chapman, Kathy Najimy, Dave Thomas, Wayne KnightComedyLive action
24 An American RhapsodyParamount Classics / Fireworks PicturesÉva Gárdos (director); Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Tony Goldwyn, Mae WhitmanBiographical, DramaLive action
Bubble BoyTouchstone PicturesBlair Hayes (director); Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio (screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton, Danny Trejo, John Carroll Lynch, Verne TroyerComedyLive action
Ghosts of MarsScreen GemsJohn Carpenter (director/screenplay); Larry Sulkis (screenplay); Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Joanna CassidySci-Fi, HorrorLive action
Jay and Silent Bob Strike BackDimension FilmsKevin Smith (director/screenplay); Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Shannon Elizabeth, Eliza Dushku, Will Ferrell, Ali Larter, Chris Rock, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Brian O'Halloran, Jeff AndersonComedyLive action
Summer CatchWarner Bros. PicturesMike Tollin (director); Kevin Falls, John Gatins (screenplay); Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Gabriel Mann, Bruce Davison, Marc Blucas, Matthew Lillard, Brian DennehyRomance, ComedyLive action
31 Jeepers CreepersUnited ArtistsVictor Salva (director/screenplay); Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher, Brandon Smith, Eileen BrennanHorrorLive action
OLions Gate FilmsTim Blake Nelson (director); Brad Kaaya (screenplay); Mekhi Phifer, Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, Andrew Keegan, Rain Phoenix, Elden Henson, Martin Sheen, John HeardDramaLive action
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The MusketeerUniversal Pictures / Miramax FilmsPeter Hyams (director); Gene Quintano (screenplay); Catherine Deneuve, Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Tim Roth, Justin ChambersActionLive action
Rock StarWarner Bros. Pictures / Bel-Air EntertainmentStephen Herek (director); John Stockwell (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West, Timothy Spall, Timothy OlyphantComedy, DramaLive action
Soul SurvivorsArtisan EntertainmentStephen Carpenter (director/screenplay); Melissa Sagemiller, Casey Affleck, Eliza Dushku, Wes Bentley, Luke WilsonHorrorLive action
Two Can Play That GameScreen Gems(director); (screenplay); Vivica A. Fox, Morris Chestnut, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel RobinsonRomance, ComedyLive action
14 The Glass HouseColumbia PicturesMark Brown (director); Wesley Strick (screenplay); Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern, Kathy Baker, Trevor Morgan, Chris NothThrillerLive action
HardballParamount Pictures / Fireworks PicturesBrian Robbins (director); John Gatins (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane, D. B. Sweeney, Michael B. JordanComedy, DramaLive action
21 GlitterColumbia Pictures / 20th Century FoxVondie Curtis Hall (director); Kate Lanier (screenplay); Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Terrence Howard, Da Brat, Tia Texada, Eric Benét, Valarie Pettiford, Ann Magnuson, Dorian Harewood, Padma Lakshmi, Bill Sage, Isabel Gomes, Lindsey Pickering, Courtnie Beceiro, Grant Nickalls, Kate Stebbins, Kim RobertsRomance, MusicalLive action
28 Born RomanticUnited ArtistsDavid Kane (director); Craig Ferguson, Jane Horrocks, Catherine McCormack, David Morrissey, Olivia WilliamsComedyLive action
Dinner RushNew Line Cinema / Access Motion Picture GroupBob Giraldi (director); Danny Aiello, Edoardo Ballerini, Vivian Wu, Kirk AcevedoIndependentLive action
Don't Say a Word20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises / Village Roadshow PicturesGary Fleder (director); Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Guy Torry, Jennifer Esposito, Famke Janssen, Oliver PlattThrillerLive action
Hearts in AtlantisWarner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow PicturesScott Hicks (director); William Goldman (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem, David MorseDrama, ThrillerLive action
ZoolanderParamount Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / VH1 FilmsBen Stiller (director); Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon VoightComedyLive action

October–December

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5 Joy Ride20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesJohn Dahl (director); J. J. Abrams, Clay Tarver (screenplay); Paul Walker, Steve Zahn, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica BowmanThriller, AdventureLive action
Max Keeble's Big MoveWalt Disney PicturesTim Hill (director); David L. Watts, James Greer, Jonathan Bernstein, Mark Blackwell (screenplay); Alex D. Linz, Josh Peck, Zena Grey, Larry Miller, Robert Carradine, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Noel Fisher, Orlando Brown, Brooke Anne Smith, Myra Ambriz, Justin Berfield, Clifton Davis, Amy Hill, Amber Valletta, Dennis Haskins, Chely Wright, Tony Hawk, Lil' Romeo, Marcus HopsonFamily, Drama, ComedyLive action
SerendipityMiramax FilmsPeter Chelsom (director); Marc Klein (screenplay); John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Bridget Moynahan, John Corbett, Jeremy Piven, Eugene Levy, Molly ShannonRomance, ComedyLive action
Training DayWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesAntoine Fuqua (director); David Ayer (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Eva Mendes, Scott Glenn, Cliff Curtis, Snoop Dogg, Harris Yulin, Dr. Dre, Tom Berenger, Macy GrayCrime, DramaLive action
12 BanditsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Hyde Park Entertainment / Baltimore/Spring Creek PicturesBarry Levinson (director); Harley Peyton (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate BlanchettCrime, ComedyLive action
Corky RomanoTouchstone PicturesRob Pritts (director); David Garrett, Jason Ward (screenplay); Chris Kattan, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg, Chris Penn, Richard Roundtree, Fred Ward, Peter Falk, Matthew Glave, Roger Fan, Dave SheridanComedyLive action
Iron MonkeyMiramax FilmsWoo-ping (director); Tsui Hark (screenplay); Donnie Yen, Yu Rongguang, Jean Wang, Angie Tsang, Yuen Shun-yiMartial ArtsLive action
19 From Hell20th Century FoxAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes (directors); Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Richardson, Jason FlemyngHorror, MysteryLive action
The Last CastleDreamWorksRod Lurie (director); David Scarpa, Graham Yost, Sam Mercer (screenplay); Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton, Delroy LindoDramaLive action
Riding in Cars with BoysColumbia PicturesPenny Marshall (director); Morgan Ward (screenplay); Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Brittany Murphy, James Woods, Lorraine Bracco, Sara Gilbert, Vincent PastoreBiographyLive action
Waking LifeFox Searchlight PicturesRichard Linklater (director/screenplay); Wiley Wiggins, Eamonn Healy, Timothy "Speed" Levitch, Adam Goldberg, Nicky Katt, Steven Soderbergh, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Prince, Caveh Zahedi, Otto Hofmann, Richard Linklater, Alex Jones, Kim Krizan, Louis H. Mackey, David Sosa, Robert C. Solomon, Steve BrudniakExperimental, DocufictionAdult animation
26 Donnie DarkoPandora Cinema / Newmarket FilmsRichard Kelly (director/screenplay); Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, James Duval, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross, Patrick Swayze, Noah WyleSci-Fi, ThrillerLive action
K-PAXUniversal Pictures / Intermedia / Lawrence Gordon ProductionsIain Softley (director); Charles Leavitt (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre WoodardSci-Fi, MysteryLive action
On the LineMiramax FilmsEric Bross (director); Eric Aronson, Paul Stanton (screenplay); Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Emmanuelle Chriqui, GQ, Al Green, Tamala Jones, Dave Foley, Jerry StillerRomance, ComedyLive action
Thirteen GhostsWarner Bros. Pictures / Columbia Pictures / Dark Castle EntertainmentSteve Beck (director); Robb White, Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay); Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard, Embeth Davidtz, Shannon Elizabeth, Rah Digga, F. Murray Abraham, J. R. Bourne, Adam Kaminski, Alec Roberts, Shawna LoyerHorrorLive action
31 WasabiEuropa Corp / Destination Films / Victor Company of Japan / Samitose Productions / TF1 Films / Canal+Gerard Stérin (director); Gérard Krawczyk (screenplay); Jean Reno, Ryōko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet, Ludovic Berthillot, Yan Epstein, Michel Scourneau, Christian Sinniger, Jean-Marc Montalto, Alexandre Brik, Fabio Zenoni, Véronique Balme, Jacques Bondoux, Yoshi Oida, Haruhiko Hirata, Edilberto RuizDrama, ComedyLive action
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2 Domestic DisturbanceParamount PicturesHarold Becker (director); Lewis Colick, William S. Comanor, Gary Drucker (screenplay); John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Teri Polo, Matt O'Leary, Steve BuscemiThrillerLive action
Monsters, Inc.Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation StudiosPete Docter (director); Andrew Stanton, Daniel Gerson (screenplay); John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Frank OzComedy, FamilyAnimation
The OneColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosJames Wong (director/screenplay); Glen Morgan (screenplay); Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham, Carla GuginoActionLive action
9 HeistWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek Productions / Franchise PicturesDavid Mamet (director/screenplay); Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo, Sam Rockwell, Rebecca PidgeonCrimeLive action
Life as a HouseNew Line CinemaIrwin Winkler (director); Mark Andrus (screenplay); Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary SteenburgenDramaLive action
Shallow Hal20th Century FoxPeter Farrelly, Robert Farrelly (directors/screenplay); Sean Moynihan (screenplay); Jack Black, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jason Alexander, Joe ViterelliRomance, ComedyLive action
16 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneWarner Bros. Pictures / Heyday FilmsChris Columbus (director); Steve Kloves (screenplay); Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, David Bradley, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Devon Murray, Zoë WanamakerFantasyLive action
The WashLions Gate FilmsDJ Pooh (director/screenplay); Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace, DJ Pooh, Angell Conwell, Tom Lister, Jr., Eminem, Bruce BruceComedy, DramaLive action
21 Black Knight20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesGil Junger (director); Darryl J. Quarles, Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin ConwayComedyLive action
Out ColdTouchstone Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentThe Malloys (director); Jon Zach (screenplay); Jason London, A. J. Cook, Lee Majors, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hamilton, Willie Garson, Caroline DhavernasComedyLive action
Spy GameUniversal Pictures / Beacon PicturesTony Scott (director); Michael Frost Beckner, David Arata (screenplay); Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormackThrillerLive action
30 The Affair of the NecklaceWarner Bros. Pictures / Alcon EntertainmentCharles Shyer (director); John Sweet (screenplay); Hilary Swank, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Baker, Adrien Brody, Joely Richardson, Christopher WalkenDramaLive action
Behind Enemy Lines20th Century Fox / Davis EntertainmentJohn Moore (director); David Veloz, Zak Penn (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Vladimir Mashkov, Joaquim de Almeida, David Keith, Olek KrupaActionLive action
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7 No Man's LandUnited ArtistsDanis Tanović (director); Branko Đurić, Rene Bitorajac, Filip ŠovagovićDrama. WarLive action
Ocean's ElevenWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Jerry Weintraub ProductionsSteven Soderbergh (director); Ted Griffin (screenplay); George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy García, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Bernie Mac, Carl Reiner, Minka KellyComedy, CrimeLive action
14 Not Another Teen MovieColumbia PicturesJoel Gallen (director); Mike Bender, Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson, Phil Beauman, Buddy Johnson (screenplay); Chyler Leigh, Chris Evans, Jaime Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Eric Jungmann, Mia Kirshner, Deon Richmond, Cody McMains, Sam Huntington, Samm Levine, Cerina Vincent, Ron Lester, Lacey Chabert, Riley SmithComedy, SpoofLive action
The Royal TenenbaumsTouchstone PicturesWes Anderson (director/screenplay); Owen Wilson (screenplay); Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Owen WilsonComedy, DramaLive action
The Other Side of HeavenExcel Entertainment GroupMitch Davis (director/screenplay); Christopher Gorham, Anne Hathaway, Joe Folau, Nathaniel Lees, Miriama Smith, lvin Fitiseman, Magasiva, John SummerAdventure DramaLive action
Vanilla SkyParamount Pictures / Cruise/Wagner ProductionsCameron Crowe (director/screenplay); Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Cameron DiazDramaLive action
18 The Shipping News Miramax FilmsLasse Hallström (director); Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate BlanchettDramaLive action
19 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingNew Line CinemaPeter Jackson (director/screenplay); Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Sean Bean, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis, Marton CsokasFantasy, DramaLive action
21 A Beautiful MindUniversal Pictures / DreamWorks / Imagine EntertainmentRon Howard (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, Christopher PlummerBiography, DramaLive action
Aida of the TreesMedusa Film S.p.A. / Lanterna Magica / TELE+Guido Manuli (director/screenplay); Jasmine Laurenti, Filippa Giordano, Simone D'Andrea, Peppe Servillo, Enzo Iacchetti, Massimo Lopez, Elda Olivieri, Mario Scarabelli, Giorgio Melazzi, Vittorio Bestoso, Gianni Gaude, Olivia Manescalchi, Helena Hellwig, Ciro Imparato, Michele Di Mauro, Gino LanaFamily, MusicalAnimation
How HighUniversal Pictures / Jersey FilmsJesse Dylan (director); Dustin Abraham (screenplay); Method Man, Redman, Obba Babatundé, Mike EppsComedyLive action
In the BedroomMiramax FilmsTodd Field (director/screenplay); Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, Nick Stahl, Marisa TomeiCrime, DramaLive action
Jimmy Neutron: Boy GeniusParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon Movies / O EntertainmentJohn A. Davis (director/screenplay); David N. Weiss, J. David Stem, Steve Oedekerk (screenplay); Debi Derryberry, Patrick Stewart, Martin Short, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia, Frank Welker, Carolyn Lawrence, Crystal Scales, Candi Milo, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Carlos Alazraqui, Kimberly Brooks, Andrea Martin, Billy West, Dee Bradley Baker, David L. Lander, Jim Cummings, Bob Goen, Mary Hart, Keith Alcorn, Shaun FlemingSci-Fi, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
Joe Somebody20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises / Kopelson EntertainmentJohn Pasquin (director); John Scott Shepherd (screenplay); Tim Allen, Julie Bowen, Kelly Lynch, Greg Germann, Hayden Panettiere, Patrick Warburton, Jim BelushiComedy, DramaLive action
The MajesticWarner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Village Roadshow PicturesFrank Darabont (director); Michael Sloane (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Bob Balaban, Brent Briscoe, Jeffrey DeMunn, Amanda Detmer, Allen Garfield, Hal Holbrook, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Ron Rifkin, David Ogden Stiers, James WhitmoreDramaLive action
MomoCecchi Gori Group / Taurus Produktion / TFC Trickompany Filmproduktion / Video MauraEnzo D'Alò (director/screenplay); Erica Necci, Diego Abatantuono, Giancarlo Giannini, Sergio Rubini, Neri Marcorè, Michele Kalamera, Giulio Renzi Ricci, Gabriele Patriarca, Riccardo Rossi, Alina Moradei, Renzo Stacchi, Claudio Sorrentino, Patrick DonatiFamily, FantasyAnimation
25 AliColumbia Pictures / Peters EntertainmentMichael Mann (director/screenplay); Eric Roth, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson (screenplay); Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti WilliamsonBiographyLive action
Kate & LeopoldMiramax FilmsJames Mangold (director); Steven Rogers, James Mangold (screenplay); Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha LyonneRomance, ComedyLive action
28 Black Hawk DownColumbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Scott Free ProductionsRidley Scott (director); Ken Nolan (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Piven, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, William Fichtner, Tom Hardy, Sam Shepard, Jason Isaacs, Glenn Morshower, Orlando BloomActionLive action

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MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Ray Walston86USActor
5Nancy Parsons58USActress
10Jacques Marin81FranceActor
11Michael Williams65UKActor
15Bob Braun80USActor
16Virginia O'Brien81USActress, Singer
17Gregory Corso70USActorThe Godfather Part III
18Al Waxman65CanadaActor
21Sandy Baron64USActor
27Joseph O'Conor84UKActor
30Jean-Pierre Aumont90FranceActor
30John Prebble85UKScreenwriter
31Bert Williams78USActor
February 4Tony Steedman73UKActor
6Dale Evans88USActress
10Lewis Arquette65USActor
11Sy Gomberg82USScreenwriter
14Charles B. Fitzsimons76USProducer
15Burt Kennedy78USDirector, Writer
16Howard W. Koch84USProducer
18Dale Earnhardt49USNASCAR Driver, Actor
19Stanley Kramer87UKDirector, Producer
20Rosemary DeCamp90USActress
March 6Kim Walker32USActress
8Edward Winter63USActor
9Richard Stone38USComposer, Music Editor
12Morton Downey, Jr.67USActor
12Robert Ludlum73USAuthor, Producer
13John A. Alonzo66USCinematographer, Actor
15Ann Sothern92USActress
16Norma MacMillan79CanadaActress
17Ralph Thomas85UKDirector, Writer, Producer
19Mentor Huebner79USIllustrator
19Norman Mitchell82UKActor
21Anthony Steel80UKActor
22William Hanna90USAnimator, Producer, Director
23Sully Boyar77USActor
24Tambi Larsen77IndiaArt Director
26Piotr Sobociński43PolandCinematographer
April 1Larry Tucker66USScreenwriter
7David Graf50USActor
7Beatrice Straight86USActress
10Nyree Dawn Porter65UKActress
11Harry Secombe79UKActor
13Jimmy Logan73UKActor
13Ken Weston53UKBoom Operator, Sound Mixer
14Hiroshi Teshigahara74JapanDirector
16Michael Ritchie62USDirector
17Terry Scully68UKActorThe Asphyx
20Maria Karnilova80USActress
21Jack Haley Jr.67USDirector
27Jack Murdock78USActor
28Ken Hughes79UKScreenwriter
May 3Ernie Wheelwright61USActor
9Leslie Sands79UKActor, Writer
10Deborah Walley59USActress
12Perry Como88USSinger, Actor
13Eddra Gale79USActress
13Jason Miller62USActor, Director
13Ralph Tabakin79USActor
14Mauro Bolognini78ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
14Peter Griffith74USActorHalloween
14Armando Nannuzzi75ItalyCinematographer
16Joe Baker72UKActor
22Whitman Mayo70USActor
22Jack Watling78UKActor
24Ruby Payne90UKActress
26Anne Haney67USActress
27Ramon Bieri71USActor
29Russell Saunders82USStuntman, Actor
31Arlene Francis93USActress
June 2Imogene Coca92USActress
3Anthony Quinn86MexicoActor
4Joan Vohs73USActress
7Leonard Tepper61USActor
15Henri Alekan92FranceCinematographer
21Carroll O'Connor76USActor
21Vernon Sewell97South AfricaDirector, Writer, Actor
23Corinne Calvet76FranceActress
24Peter Bourne77USActor
26Paul Berry39UKAnimator
27Jack Lemmon76USActor
28Joan Sims71UKActress
July 2Jack Gwillim91UKActor
3Mordecai Richler70CanadaAuthor, Screenwriter
5A. D. Flowers84USSpecial Effects
7Molly Lamont91South AfricaActress
12James Bernard75UKComposer
13Eleanor Summerfield80UKActress
19Paul Beeson79UKCinematographer
21Sivaji Ganesan72IndiaActor
29Alex Nicol79USActor
August 3Christopher Hewett79UKActor
6Alan Rafkin73USDirector
6Dorothy Tutin71UKActress
14Missy Cleveland41USActress
20Kim Stanley76USActress
23Kathleen Freeman82USActress
25Aaliyah22USActress, Singer
25John Chambers78USMakeup Technician
25Jane Greer76USActress
25Inigo Jackson68UKActor
29Francisco Rabal75SpainActor
30Julie Bishop87USActress
September 2Troy Donahue65USActor
3Ferruccio Amendola71ItalyActor
3Pauline Kael82USFilm CriticNone; critiqued films for The New Yorker
4Merrill Connally80USActor
9Tommy Hollis47USActor
12Victor Wong74USActor
13Barbara Matera72UKCostume Designer
13Dorothy McGuire85USActress
15Fred de Cordova90USDirector
16Samuel Z. Arkoff83USProducer
25Dolores Michaels68USActress
27Helen Cherry85UKActress
28Martin Garner74USActor
29Gloria Foster67USActress
October 9Herbert Ross74USDirector
19Ray Lovejoy62UKFilm Editor
21David Lowell Rich81USDirector
23Linden Travers88UKActress
24Jaromil Jireš65CzechoslovakiaDirector
26Eugene Jackson58USActor
29Maura Fay43AustraliaCasting Director
31Jenny Laird89UKActress
November 5Roy Boulting87UKDirector
6Anthony Shaffer75UKScreenwriter
7Bobby Bass65USStuntman, Actor
12Albert Hague82GermanyActor
13Peggy Mount86UKActress
14Charlotte Coleman33UKActress
29Budd Boetticher85USDirector
29George Harrison58UKSinger, Actor, Producer
29John Mitchum82USActor
December 1Danilo Donati74ItalyCostume/Production Designer
15Wilkie Cooper90UKCinematographer
16Roy Brocksmith56USActor
20Foster Brooks89USActor
20Edward Evans87UKActor
21Kevin Manser72AustraliaActor
26Nigel Hawthorne72UKActor
31Eileen Heckart82USActress
31David Swift82USDirector

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References

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