action The Best Action Movies of 2001  

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List of the best 2001 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2001, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This list includes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Black Hawk Down and more movies. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2001, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Apocalypse Now Redux Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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Spy Game Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom

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Driven Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren

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Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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The Last Castle Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright

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A Knight's Tale Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

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The Glass House January Jones, Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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Ghosts of Mars Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge

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Cats & Dogs Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Goldblum

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Left Behind: The Movie Kirk Cameron, Chelsea Noble, Daniel Pilon

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Rush Hour 2 Maggie Q, Jackie Chan, Zhang Ziyi

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The Mummy Returns Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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Planet of the Apes Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Giamatti

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Joe Dirt Christopher Walken, Kid Rock, Jaime Pressly

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Ichi the Killer Shinya Tsukamoto, Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Jennifer Hale, Megumi Hayashibara, Daran Norris

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Brotherhood of the Wolf Monica Bellucci, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel

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Attila Isla Fisher, Gerard Butler, Tim Curry

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American Outlaws Colin Farrell, Ali Larter, Kathy Bates

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Dheena Ajith Kumar, Suresh Gopi, Nagma

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods

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Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Movies of 2001
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Double Take Vivica A. Fox, Garcelle Beauvais, Eddie Griffin

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Jett Jackson: The Movie Lindy Booth, Michael Ironside, Lee Thompson Young

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The Hunter Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor

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Spy Kids George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino

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The Animal Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Ed Asner

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Kiss of the Dragon Bridget Fonda, Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo

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The One Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, Jet Li

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Evolution Julianne Moore, Sarah Silverman, Dan Aykroyd

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Tremors 3: Back to Perfection Ariana Richards, Michael Gross, Barry Livingston

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Wasabi Jean Reno, Carole Bouquet, Ryoko Hirosue

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3000 Miles to Graceland Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell

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Exit Wounds Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal, DMX

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Pootie Tang Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Bell, Chris Rock

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Shaolin Soccer Stephen Chow, Zhao Wei, Cecilia Cheung

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Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles Mike Tyson, Paul Hogan, Jonathan Banks

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Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Angelina Jolie, Daniel Craig, Jon Voight

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Jurassic Park III Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern

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