Best Movies 2001
5. Ghost World
This movie is about young women coming of age. Two young women, Erind (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), have just finished their senior year of high school. Erind attends summer school to finish an art class, in order to graduate.
Rebecca gets a job. The two friends decide to share a house for the summer. These two are very anti-social. After playing a prank on Seymore, a middle aged man who collects old records, and who also has trouble with releationships. Seymore and Erind become friends, and this helps Erind find a new outlook on life.
Shrek is a big green ogre who lives in the forrest. He wakes up one morning to find his homeland over run by fairies, whom have been banned from Duloc by the heartless ruler Lord Farquaad. His backyard is now a refugee camp.
So, Shrek sets out on a mission to see Lord Farquaad, and tell him to let the fairies go back to their homes. Shrek, and his new found follower Donkey, set out on their quest to help the fairies get back to their homes.
3. A Beautiful Mind
This biography tells the story of John Forbes Nash Jr., a math prodigy, who becomes schizophrenic, and later wins the Nobel Prize. Early in his life John made an astonishing discovery that put him close to international acclaim. After helping the government solve Soviet codes, John becomes increasingly paranoid.
He steadily is getting more paranoid until a discovery changes everything for him. With help from Alicia he fights to regain his mental capacities. He triumphs, and is eventually awarded the Nobel Prize.
2. Mulholland Drive
A violent car crash in Los Angeles leaves Rita, the soul survivor, with mass amnesia. She wanders into a strangers home where she hopes to figure out what has happened to her. When Betty arrives at her aunts apartment, she assumes the women there is a friend of her aunt.
Once Betty hears the woman’s story, she names her Rita and together they set out to solve the mystery of just who Rita really is. The movie continues to twist and turn from this point. Hard to follow, but very intriguing, this movie gets you thinking.
1. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
This is the opening movie of the Lord of The Ring trilogy. This is a detailed, and visual, telling of the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels. This first movie introduces you to the magical world of Middle Earth. It is a land of Men, Elvs, Dwarvess, Goblins, Orcs, many other mystical creatures, and, of course, Hobbits.
We follow the adventures of Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry, four Hobbits. The grand wizard Gandalf shows up one day and tells Frodo he has a very important ring in his possession and he must leave the Shire. The ring is being hunted by the Dark Lord Sauron, and he can rule Middle Earth if he possesses it. He is told to leave the Shire but tell no one, but his friends find out, and refuse to let him go alone.
They encounter great dangers as they try to get to Bree, where they should find help. The Black Riders are hunting for the ring, and if Frodo wears it, he will be revealed to these Black Riders. They make it to Bree, and are met by a man named Strider, who helps them continue on to Rivendale, for a meeting to discuss the plight of Middle Earth. Frodo is badly wounded in one encounter with the Black Riders because he put the ring on, thinking he could hide. They see him and he is stabbed with a poisonous spear. They race on to Rivendale hoping to find safety, and save Frodo.