2001: Overstreet's Favorite Films

2001: Overstreet's Favorite Films May 29, 2012

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 2001.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.



  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  2. Gosford Park
  3. Spirited Away*
  4. The Royal Tenenbaums
  5. Lantana
  6. Moulin Rouge!
  7. Waking Life
  8. Mulholland Drive
  9. Amélie (review)
  10. The Devil’s Backbone
  11. Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working in Time
  12. Donnie Darko
  13. Metropolis*
  14. Monsoon Wedding*
  15. Ghost World
  16. Time Out
  17. A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) (review)
  18. What Time Is It There?
  19. In the Bedroom
  20. Zoolander
  21. Last Orders
  22. Monster’s Inc.
  23. The Lady and the Duke*
  24. Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)*
  25. The Son’s Room
  • The Others
  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
  • Y Tu Mama Tambien*
  • Iris
  • Wit
  • Heist
  • Winged Migration
  • Shrek
  • The Pledge
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Lovely and Amazing
  • Mostly Martha
  • The Believer
  • Ocean’s 11
  • Training Day
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • The Shipping News
  • Blow
  • The Deep End
  • Thirteen Conversations About One Thing
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Crazy/beautiful
  • The Cat’s Meow
As-yet Unseen or Unratable Films of 2001
A Song for Martin
Ali (Michael Mann)
All About Lily Chou-Chou (Shunji Iwai)
American Desi
Autumn Spring
Baby Boy
Bad Guy (Kim Ki-duk)
Batang West Side (Lav Diaz)
Be My Star (Valeska Grisebach)
Behind the Sun
Bitter Harvest
Brief Crossing (Catherine Breillat)
Bully (Larry Clark)
Cat Soup (Masaaki Yuasa)
Dark Blue World
Dog Days
Dogtown and Z-Boys
Éloge de l’amour (Jean-Luc Godard)
Faat Kiné (Ousmane Sembène)
Fat Girl (Catherine Breillat)
Fate (Zeki Demirkubuz)
Harmful Insect (Akihiko Shiota)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (John Cameron Mitchell)
Heung gong yau gok hor lei wood
His Secret Life (Ferzan Özpetek)
i am sam
Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike)
I’m Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira)
In Praise of Love
Inch’Allah dimanche
Intacto (Juan Carlos Fresnadillo)
Intimacy (Patrice Chéreau)
Joy Ride
Kandahar (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
Kissing Jessica Stein
Kwik Stop
La cienega (Lucrecia Martel)
L’Après-midi d’un tortionnaire
Late Marriage (Dover Kosashvili)
Life as a House
Light of My Eyes
Lost and Delirious
Luna rossa
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days
Me Without You
Mein Stern
Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon)
Millennium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
My Father and I
My First Mister
No Man’s Land
No Such Thing (Hal Hartley)
Nowhere in Africa
Operai, contadini
Où gît votre sourire enfoui?
Paris: XY (Zeka Laplaine)
Pauline & Paulette
Pistol Opera (Seijun Suzuki)
Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Quem És Tu?
‘R Xmas (Abel Ferrara)
Read My Lips (Jacques Audiard)
Roberto Succo (Cedric Kahn)
Savage Innocence (Philippe Garrel)
Secret Ballot
Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow)
Sobibor, Oct. 14, 1943, 4 p.m.
Son of the Bride
Southern Comfort
Suchwiin bulmyeong
Tape (Richard Linklater)
The Center of the World
The Crimson Rivers
The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky
The Experiment
The Grey Zone
The Jesus Trilogy and Coda (Stan Brakhage)
The Legend of Suriyothai
The Life of Rosa (Chito Rono)
The Mad Songs of Fernanda Hussein
The Man from Elysian Fields
The Navigators
The Piano Teacher
The Seagull’s Laughter
The Sleepy Time Gal
The Tailor of Panama
The Triumph of Love (Clare Peploe)
The Warrior
Trembling Before G-D
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
Va savoir (Jacques Rivette)
Visitor Q (Takashi Miike)
Wet Hot American Summer (David Wain)
Wild Innocence (Philippe Garrel)
Zus & Zo

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