Your favorite films of 2001?

So, it’s been ten years…

Now that you’ve had a decade to chew on these films, I’d be curious to know what you would now choose as your top 5, 10, or 20 of 2001.

It’s a list that includes titles that weren’t accessible in the U.S. until 2001, with the exception of a festival or two. It’s quite a bit different than how I’d rated my favorites in 2001, although my favorite is *still* my favorite.

You’re invited to post your favorites too.

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Gosford Park
  3. Lantana
  4. Moulin Rouge
  5. In the Mood for Love*
  6. The Royal Tenenbaums
  7. Waking Life
  8. Flowers of Shanghai*
  9. Mulholland Drive
  10. Amelie
  11. The Devil’s Backbone*
  12. The Road Home*
  13. Donnie Darko
  14. Ghost World
  15. Memento
  16. In the Bedroom
  17. The Circle*
  18. The Widow of St. Pierre*
  19. The Vertical Ray of the Sun*
  20. Zoolander
  21. Monsters Inc.
  22. Divided We Fall*
  23. Amores Perros*
  24. A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
  25. Sexy Beast
  26. Last Orders
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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