Top 44 underrated action movies from year 2001

01.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
170 min | 2001 |
7.1 (8795 votes)
|
9.41 (32 reviews)

Set during the Partition of India in 1947, a Sikh truck driver falls in love with a Muslim girl belonging to an aristocratic family.

02.
Jason X
92 min | 2001 |
4.4 (52566 votes)
|
6.46 (515 reviews)

Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.

03.
Replicant
100 min | 2001 |
5.4 (13702 votes)
|
7.38 (88 reviews)

Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.

04.
Avalon
107 min | 2001 |
6.4 (12820 votes)
|
8.24 (112 reviews)

In a dystopian world, a woman spends her time playing an illegal and dangerous game, hoping to find meaning in her world.

05.
Spy Kids
88 min | 2001 |
5.5 (111483 votes)
|
7.3 (176 reviews)

Using high tech gadgets, two kids have to save their reactivated OSS top spy parents when they're taken by an evil, high tech enemy.

06.
Pokemon 4Ever: Celebi - Voice of the Forest
75 min | 2001 |
5.8 (8208 votes)
|
7.39 (35 reviews)

Ash must stop a hunter who forces the mythical Pokémon Celebi to help him destroy a forest.

07.
Pootie Tang
81 min | 2001 |
5.3 (13912 votes)
|
6.7 (106 reviews)

"The Man" is baffled by a chill hero's invincible weapon: gibberish.

08.
Rush Hour 2
90 min | 2001 |
6.6 (205802 votes)
|
7.96 (307 reviews)

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for a vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

09.
To End All Wars
117 min | 2001 |
7.0 (10621 votes)
|
8.33 (140 reviews)

A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ...

10.
The Warrior
158 min | 2001 |
7.1 (10834 votes)
|
8.39 (79 reviews)

1375. Nine Koryo warriors, envoys exiled by Imperial China, battle to protect a Chinese Ming Princess from Mongolian troops.

11.
Cats & Dogs
87 min | 2001 |
5.1 (57762 votes)
|
6.31 (174 reviews)

A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

12.
Osmosis Jones
95 min | 2001 |
6.3 (33529 votes)
|
7.48 (132 reviews)

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

13.
Shaolin Soccer
87 min | 2001 |
7.3 (76581 votes)
|
8.45 (208 reviews)

A young Shaolin follower reunites with his discouraged brothers to form a soccer team using their martial art skills to their advantage.

14.
Wasabi
94 min | 2001 |
6.7 (37471 votes)
|
7.84 (83 reviews)

In Japan for the funeral of his long-lost love, a tough French detective learns that he also has a teenage daughter and that her life is in danger from the Yakuza.

15.
Kiss of the Dragon
98 min | 2001 |
6.6 (60705 votes)
|
7.59 (196 reviews)

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

16.
A Knight's Tale
132 min | 2001 |
6.9 (176581 votes)
|
7.77 (552 reviews)

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight.

17.
Exit Wounds
101 min | 2001 |
5.6 (32489 votes)
|
6.46 (179 reviews)

Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption.

18.
See Spot Run
94 min | 2001 |
5.4 (8682 votes)
|
6.25 (33 reviews)

A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

19.
The One
87 min | 2001 |
5.9 (89776 votes)
|
6.74 (213 reviews)

A rogue Multiverse agent goes on a manhunt for alternate versions of himself, getting stronger with each kill. Only the last version of himself, an LASD cop, can stop his crusade before he becomes "The One".

20.
Ashoka the Great
180 min | 2001 |
6.5 (13630 votes)
|
7.32 (82 reviews)

The epic tale of King Asoka's life is recounted.

21.
Metropolis
108 min | 2001 |
7.2 (20681 votes)
|
8.01 (106 reviews)

Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

22.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles
95 min | 2001 |
4.8 (24076 votes)
|
5.6 (96 reviews)

Australian Outback adventurer Mick "Crocodile" Dundee travels to Los Angeles with his young son while his longtime companion suspects foul play at a movie studio.

23.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
100 min | 2001 |
5.8 (202722 votes)
|
6.6 (605 reviews)

Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.

24.
Rat Race
112 min | 2001 |
6.4 (111369 votes)
|
7.18 (391 reviews)

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

25.
Ghosts of Mars
98 min | 2001 |
4.9 (52410 votes)
|
5.58 (348 reviews)

In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

26.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
82 min | 2001 |
6.0 (32089 votes)
|
6.64 (104 reviews)

An eight-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

27.
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
95 min | 2001 |
6.9 (109576 votes)
|
7.53 (278 reviews)

A young linguist named Milo Thatch joins an intrepid group of explorers to find the mysterious lost continent of Atlantis.

28.
Spy Game
126 min | 2001 |
7.1 (150951 votes)
|
7.72 (289 reviews)

Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.

29.
American Outlaws
94 min | 2001 |
6.0 (15775 votes)
|
6.58 (126 reviews)

5 Southern friends return home when the war ends 1865. But Yankee soldiers and Pinkerton are busy helping a railroad baron grab land from farmers along the planned railroad west. The 5 friends fight back.

30.
Vidocq
98 min | 2001 |
6.5 (21088 votes)
|
7.04 (66 reviews)

Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men killed by lightning. His biographer tries to solve the case.

31.
Saving Silverman
90 min | 2001 |
5.9 (39599 votes)
|
6.35 (165 reviews)

A pair of buddies conspire to save their best friend from marrying the wrong woman.

32.
Ichi the Killer
129 min | 2001 |
7.0 (53543 votes)
|
7.43 (263 reviews)

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.

33.
Joy Ride
97 min | 2001 |
6.6 (66159 votes)
|
6.99 (271 reviews)

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychopathic killer.

34.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
115 min | 2001 |
7.9 (44527 votes)
|
8.28 (120 reviews)

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

35.
Formula 51
93 min | 2001 |
6.3 (47584 votes)
|
6.67 (117 reviews)

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

36.
The Mummy Returns
130 min | 2001 |
6.4 (308241 votes)
|
6.77 (727 reviews)

The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

37.
The Fast and the Furious
106 min | 2001 |
6.8 (364187 votes)
|
7.16 (803 reviews)

Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

38.
15 Minutes
120 min | 2001 |
6.1 (48322 votes)
|
6.4 (199 reviews)

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

39.
The Score
124 min | 2001 |
6.8 (124084 votes)
|
7.05 (353 reviews)

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.

40.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
178 min | 2001 |
8.8 (1713911 votes)
|
8.94 (4788 reviews)

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

41.
Antitrust
108 min | 2001 |
6.1 (28398 votes)
|
6.17 (165 reviews)

A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.

42.
The Musketeer - Der junge D'Artagnan
104 min | 2001 |
4.7 (13460 votes)
|
4.74 (220 reviews)

Alexander Dumas' novel is updated with an eastern influence as D'Artagnan attempts to join the king's elite guards, the Royal Musketeers, and find the man who killed his parents.

43.
Heist
109 min | 2001 |
6.5 (33310 votes)
|
6.45 (199 reviews)

A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

44.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (80832 votes)
|
6.2 (587 reviews)

A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms.

Top 11 overrated action movies from year 2001

01.
3000 Miles to Graceland
125 min | 2001 |
6.0 (45057 votes)
|
4.42 (299 reviews)

A gang of ex-cons rob a casino during Elvis convention week.

02.
Behind Enemy Lines
106 min | 2001 |
6.4 (101034 votes)
|
4.95 (315 reviews)

A disillusioned pilot shot down over war-torn Bosnia is ensnared in the conflict in war-torn Bosnia. In the crosshairs of the enemy and an assassin, the spoiled pilot runs for his life as his commanding officer risks all to save him.

03.
Jurassic Park III
92 min | 2001 |
5.9 (302441 votes)
|
4.59 (987 reviews)

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Grant to go to Isla Sorna for a holiday, but their unexpected landing startles the island's new inhabitants.

04.
Swordfish
99 min | 2001 |
6.5 (180018 votes)
|
5.25 (404 reviews)

A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.

05.
Pearl Harbor
183 min | 2001 |
6.2 (318043 votes)
|
4.99 (1513 reviews)

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

06.
The Last Castle
131 min | 2001 |
7.0 (75554 votes)
|
6.07 (251 reviews)

A court-martialed General rallies together twelve hundred inmates to rise against a corrupt and sadistic warden.

07.
Yamakasi
90 min | 2001 |
6.1 (9971 votes)
|
5.52 (32 reviews)

Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais. With acrobatic ...

08.
The Accidental Spy
87 min | 2001 |
5.9 (16357 votes)
|
5.38 (42 reviews)

At a Hong Kong shopping center, Buck Yuen's (Jackie Chan's) intuition warns him. He saves a robbery's loot and gets on television, ends up in Istanbul via South Korea, and accidentally becomes a spy. Fortunately, he knows Kung Fu.

09.
Driven
116 min | 2001 |
4.6 (40139 votes)
|
4.11 (244 reviews)

A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.

10.
Planet of the Apes
119 min | 2001 |
5.7 (213452 votes)
|
5.29 (981 reviews)

In 2029, an Air Force astronaut crash-lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

11.
Brotherhood of the Wolf
142 min | 2001 |
7.0 (64160 votes)
|
6.6 (374 reviews)

In 18th-century France, the Chevalier de Fronsac and his Native American friend Mani are sent to the Gevaudan province at the king's behest to investigate the killings of hundreds by a mysterious beast.