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 is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at