Best movies of 2001
Remember the year 2001. A python-clad Britney Spears topped the charts, Apple unveiled the very first edition of the iPod, and some of the biggest movies of the past two decades made their theatrical debuts. Yes, believe it or not, the year 2001 was a triumphant era for the world of cinema. There is a lot of talk right now about Bridget Jones’ 20th birthday, but I’m here to refresh your memory on other modern classics that debuted in the same year. Because there was a lot.
The impressive film series of the year got off to a good start when the critically acclaimed film Gladiator won the award for Best Picture at the 73rd Academy Awards. And, when it comes to the 2001 Talkies, things only get better from there.
In the months that followed, audiences were introduced to pink Harvard law student Elle Woods, the first chapter in Dreamworks’ epic fairytale-inspired franchise, the mysterious breakout role of Jake Gyllenhaal, the big-screen adaptation of Helen Fielding‘s bestseller. novel, and much more.
To honor what has been a fantastic year for cinema, I’ve highlighted some of the biggest movie releases of 2001. Prepare to be blown away … and feel very, very old.