List of Japanese films of 2001

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A list of films released in Japan in 2001 (see 2001 in film).


Title Director Cast Genre Notes
All About Lily Chou-Chou Shunji Iwai Hayato Ichihara Drama
Apartment Wife: Moans from Next Door Toshiki Satō Mao Nakagawa
Tsukasa Saitō
Pink Best Film, Pink Grand Prix
Avalon Mamoru Oshii Science fiction Screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Blue Hiroshi Ando Entered into the 24th Moscow International Film Festival
Crayon Shin-chan: The Adult Empire Strikes Back
Desert Moon Shinji Aoyama Entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven
Distance Hirokazu Koreeda Entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Hironobu Sakaguchi Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, James Woods Science fiction
Gaoranger: Fire Mountain Howls Tokusatsu Shown on a double bill with Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4
Gaoranger vs. Super Sentai Tokusatsu V-Cinema
Go
Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack Shusuke Kaneko Kaiju
Goryokaku Historical epic Based on events in the Boshin War of the 1860s
H Story Nobuhiro Suwa Screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
The Happiness of the Katakuris Takashi Miike Comedy horror, Musical
Ichi the Killer Takashi Miike Crime, Horror
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Fantasy anime
Kairo Kiyoshi Kurosawa Horror Screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 Tokusatsu Shown on a double bill with Gaoranger: Fire Mountain Howls
Kinnikuman Nisei the Movie
Man Walking on Snow Kobayashi Masahiro Screened at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Metropolis Rintaro Science fiction
Anime
Millennium Actress Satoshi Kon Drama, Anime
Mourning Wife Daisuke Gotō Mayuko Sasaki
Koharu Yamasaki
Pink Silver Prize, Best Actress, 2nd place and Best Cinematography, Pink Grand Prix
One Piece the Movie: Clockwork Island Adventure Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Hirata
Onmyoji Yojiro Takita Mansai Nomura Fantasy, Martial arts
Pistol Opera Seijun Suzuki Makiko Esumi Crime
Poketto Monsutā Serebii: The Meeting that Traversed Time Kunihiko Yuyama Fantasy Anime
The Princess Blade Shinsuke Sato Yumiko Shaku, Hideaki Ito Action, Science fiction
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki Fantasy Anime Blue Ribbon Award winner
Japan Academy Prize for Best Film
Academy Award for Best Animated Feature winner
Timeranger vs. GoGoV Tokusatsu V-Cinema
Tomie: Re-birth Takashi Shimizu Miki Sakai Horror
Ultraman Cosmos: The First Contact Tokusatsu
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge Shōhei Imamura Kōji Yakusho
Misa Shimizu
Mitsuko Baisho
Imamura's last feature film, entered into Cannes
Waterboys Shinobu Yaguchi Sports comedy

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