The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


Movie history events from 2001

After a bad breakup, Matt Sullivan decides to abstain from having sex for Lent. (San Francisco, CA) (40 Days and 40 Nights)

The Blackbriar program is activated solely to capture a Treadstone operative gone rogue. (The Bourne Legacy)

The Blackbriar program is activated solely to capture a Treadstone operative gone rogue. (The Bourne Legacy)

Mark David Chapman becomes eligible for parole. (New York City, New York) (Chapter 27)

Charles Townsend Agency detectives Natalie Cook, Dylan Saunders, and Alex Munday uncover and stop a convoluted plan set in motion to ultimately kill their boss, Charles Townsend. (California) (Charlie's Angels)

Jason and Cynthia meet each other. (Chicago, Illinois) (Couples Retreat)

A comet strikes the Earth and small alien critters evolve from it. (Evolution)

Mr. Fox is born. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Dylan's fascination with Harry Potter inspires him to get a lightning bolt tattoo. (Los Angeles, California) (Friends with Benefits)

Stanton High Gymnastics Team goes to CT State Championships. (Connecticut) (Grown Ups 2)

PC Nicholas Angel joins the SO19 Armed Response Unit. (Hot Fuzz)

Danny Butterman moves into a new home. (Sandford, Gloucestershire) (Hot Fuzz)

Publisher Clarissa Vaughn plans an award party for her author friend who's dying of AIDS. (New York) (The Hours)

Brother and sister Patricia and Darry Jenna are driving home for their summer holiday when they are terrorized by the Creeper. (USA) (Jeepers Creepers)

The CIA orders the destruction of timoxeline barbetunol. (Johnny English Reborn)

Jurassic Park III. (Jurassic Park III)

Leopold, Duke of Albany, is accidentally transported from 1876 to present day. One week later, he returns to 1876, followed by Kate McKay. (New York, New York) (Kate & Leopold)

Damon Macready is released from prison and returns to his daughter Mindy. He becomes Big Daddy and he trains her to fight crime as Hit-Girl. (New York City, NY) (Kick-Ass)

Regina says that only she can wear hoop earrings, upsetting Gretchen Wieners. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

$163,156,759 stolen from the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. (Las Vegas) (Ocean's Eleven)

AVERAGE EXECUTIVE SALARY 2001 $5,480,000-$7,550,000 (The Other Guys)

Pastor Abin Cooper and the members of his Five Points Trinity Church stage their first of 432 funeral demonstrations. (Dallas, Texas) (Red State)

Jerry White is born. (Detroit, Michigan) (RoboCop)

Paul Franklin is born. (RoboCop)

Douglas Albert is born. (RoboCop)

Fish stops calling Matt "Max". (Cleveland, Ohio) (The Rocker)

Danny starts dating Beth Jones. (Los Angeles, CA) (Role Models)

Danny starts dating Beth Jones. (Los Angeles, CA) (Role Models)

Royal Tenenbaum dies. (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Royal O'Reilly Tenenbaum dies of a heart attack at, according the narrator, age 68. His gravestone says he "died tragically rescuing his family from the wreckage of a destroyed sinking battleship." (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Rikki Coleman has an abortion and breaks off an affair with Neil Pollard. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

Mr. Murphy and his wife go on vacation. (Cancun) (Runaway Jury)

FBI agents Lyndsey Perez and Peter Strahm become partners. (Saw VI)

Adam Project takes place. (Soldier)

David Aames gets depressed and decides to let Life Extension freeze him cryogenically so that he can live in a lucid dream. (New York City, New York) (Vanilla Sky)

The Mees photograph a storm. (We Bought a Zoo)

Mary Fiore meets Dr. Steve Edison and is attracted to him, and then learns he is the groom in the wedding she is planning. (San Francisco, CA) (The Wedding Planner)

The U.S. Government contracts Trask Industries to build Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Camp is a detention center for mutants dangerous enough to be deemed national security threats. (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Friday 12th January: A date in Tim's inbox. (Dinner for Schmucks)

Friday 26th January: Alice, a website designer, meets Adam, a celebrity mountaineer, and within minutes as eloped with him. (London) (Killing Me Softly)

February: Sonny Koufax's surprise birthday party at Hooter's, where Vanessa works. (Manhattan, New York) (Big Daddy)

Monday 5th February: Guardian reporter Joanna Noble receives an anonymous letter incriminating Adam Tallis, the celebrity mountaineer. (London) (Killing Me Softly)

Friday 9th February: Robert dies. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

Saturday 17th February: Jason Wilson's driver's license is issued. (Wickliffe, Ohio) (Accepted)

Thursday 1st March: John Edward Gammell driver's license expires. (San Francisco, California) (Memento)

Friday 2nd March: The date on the sticker of David Aames' car. (New York City, New York) (Vanilla Sky)

Thursday 5th April: New York Times headlines include "With U.S. Training, Colombia Melds War on Rebels and Drugs" and "AS U.N. ORGANIZES, REBELS ARE TAKING CHARGE OF KOSOYO". (Marley & Me)

Thursday 12th April: A monolith is found on Jupiter. (2001: A Space Odyssey)

Wednesday 18th April: Jason Bourne's passport expires. (The Bourne Identity)

Monday 7th May: Swimming website is updated. (Swimfan)

Wednesday 23rd May: Eric Kirby and Ben Hildenrand go parasailing on Isla Sorna. After they crash-land on the island, Ben is killed by raptors, leaving Eric to eek out a meager existence on his own for the next 8 weeks. (Isla Sorna, Costa Rica) (Jurassic Park III)

Thursday 24th May: The date on a sheet containing fingerprints. (St. Charles) (Taking Lives)

Saturday 26th May: Macgruber's passport is issued. (MacGruber)

June: Cover of this month's issue of SCIENCE DISCOVERIES reads: STALLYNS USE WORLD NUCLEAR ARSENAL TO FUEL AMPLIFIERS (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Friday 1st June: New Stallyns' Album #1 (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Friday 1st June: London Daily Sentinel Headline: Wyld Stallyns to play Wembley Stadium (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Friday 1st June: The Ultimate Guide to Surfing by Jay Moriarty is published. (Chasing Mavericks)

Friday 1st June: Leticia Musgrove visits her husband on Death Row at the Georgia State Penitentary. (Atlanta, Georgia) (Monster's Ball)

Friday 1st June: A newspaper article titled "HITHHIKER REMAINS FOUND ROUTE 9" is published. (Offspring)

Friday 1st June: Jack Freeman is born. (Detroit, Michigan) (RoboCop)

Friday 1st June: Jack Freeman is born. (Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) (RoboCop)

Saturday 16th June: The Mountain Herald headline: "Local Girl Missing." (West Virginia) (Wrong Turn)

Saturday 30th June: A coupon at a massage parlor expires. (New York) (Final Destination 5)

July: Michael Moore and survivors of the Columbine massacre convince Kmart to withdraw sales of handgun bullets . (Atlanta) (Bowling for Columbine)

July: Nicholas Angel gets a commendation for his outstanding achievement on Operation Takedown. (London, England) (Hot Fuzz)

Wednesday 4th July: Henry A. Bellinger sets his house on fire. (Los Angeles, California) (I See You)

Friday 10th August: A large group of aliens continue to hold out in the African Congo - the lone survivors of a crashed City Destroyer. The ESD repeatedly offers their support and assistance to the local government, but is met with aggressive refusal. (Congo) (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Saturday 11th August: The wedding of Amy Ellis to Edward Fletcher-Wooten. (The Wedding Date)

Saturday 18th August: Karl Watkins lures little Courtney Rettison to his car. (Hellraiser: Judgment)

Saturday 25th August: John Chambers dies. (Woodland Hills, California) (Argo)

September: James Bond infiltrates a military base, where Colonel Tan-Sun Moon is illegally trading African conflict diamonds for weaponry. After Moon's assistant Zao discovers Bond is a British agent, the colonel attempts to escape in a hovercraft. Bond distracts the soldiers with an explosion, which disfigures Zao's face with diamonds, and takes to another hovercraft to give chase. During the duel with Bond, Moon's hovercraft plunges down a waterfall, apparently killing Moon. Bond is captured by North Korean soldiers and imprisoned by the Colonel (North Korea) (Die Another Day)

September: Clarice Starling's license registration plate expires. (Virginia) (Hannibal)

September: Janis has shorter hair when high school starts. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Saturday 1st September: 1 and 2 September 2001, as England beat Germany 5 - 1 on the night of the 1st. Match held in Munich ,Germany. (Isolated Farmhouse Somewhere in Scotland.) (Dog Soldiers)

Saturday 1st September: Dre Parker's height is measured on the day he starts kindergarten. (The Karate Kid)

Monday 10th September: The day before the 9/11 terrorist attacks that later lead to the Patriot Act. (Red State)

Tuesday 11th September: One of Brady's future ads will question where Huggins was on this day. (The Campaign)

Tuesday 11th September: Thomas Schell calls his wife Linda and then leaves a voicemail that his son Oskar hears when he is let out of school early. Thomas dies at the World Trade Center. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Tuesday 11th September: Flight 93 crashes after passengers foil the terrorist plot. (Shanksville, Pennsylvania) (Flight 93)

Tuesday 11th September: Tom Bowens father is killed in terrorist attack (Non-Stop)

Tuesday 11th September: Ted meets his drug dealer. (Boston, Massachusetts) (Ted)

Tuesday 11th September: United Airlines Flight 93 is hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists. Through the actions of the plane's passengers, it never reaches its intended target and crash lands in rural Pennsylvania. (Newark, New Jersey) (United 93)

Tuesday 11th September: 9/11 later causes the US government to cut interest rates to 1%. (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Tuesday 11th September: Two Port Authority Officers, Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center. (New York City) (World Trade Center)

Wednesday 12th September: Daniel and Mariane Pearl fly to Islamabad to cover the war in Afghanistan. (Islamabad) (A Mighty Heart)

October: Thomas Gabriel designs a program that would back-up all financial information for the United States at a facility called Woodlawn. (Live Free or Die Hard)

October: Kevin Peltier is fired from a brokerage house on a Friday morning. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

October: Henry Wood has his 5th birthday party on a Sunday. He teaches his dad Jacob a song. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

October: On a Monday, Kevin shoots 11 people in the brokerage house including Jacob Wood. (New Orleans, Louisianna) (Runaway Jury)

Friday 5th October: Jake Hoyt is taken on a 24hour hell ride through the mean streets of L.A. and the world of corrupt cops with the help of Alonzo Harris. (Los Angeles, California ) (Training Day)

Monday 15th October: American League Division Series Elimination Game: New York Yankees $114,457,768 vs $39,722,689 Oakland Athletes. Yankees lose. (Seattle, Washington) (Moneyball)

Tuesday 16th October: Enron reveals $1.2 billion deficit. (Texas) (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room)

Monday 22nd October: Gordon Gecko is released from prison. USA Today newspaper headlines a "Grim Discovery At Ground Zero". (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Wednesday 31st October: Michael Myers finally succeeds in killing his sister Laurie. (Northern California) (Halloween: Resurrection)

November: Dr Nathan Conrad's daughter is kidnapped by jewel thieves. (Don't Say A Word)

Friday 2nd November: The 'Oakland A's trade Mark Bellhorn to the Chicago Cubs for Adam Morrissey. (Moneyball)

Monday 5th November: Johnny Damon, Ron Gant, Jason Giambi, Gil Heredia, Jason Isringhausen and Greg Myers granted Free Agency by the Oakland Athletics. (Moneyball)

Sunday 11th November: Ottilio Panza's work visa is signed by a sponsor that does not exist. (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

Saturday 1st December: Martin Asher kills someone. (Taking Lives)

December: Jesse's car's license plate expires. (Dude, Where's My Car?)

December: Clarice Starling's license plate expires. (Hannibal)

Sunday 2nd December: Enron files for bankruptcy. (Texas) (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room)

Wednesday 5th December: David Aames shows his disfigured face to Sofia Serrano. (New York City, New York) (Vanilla Sky)

Sunday 9th December: Gretchen Wieners' parents give her hoop earrings. She pretends that she does not like them. (Evanston, Illinois) (Mean Girls)

Monday 10th December: The film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is released. (United Kingdom) (Run, Fat Boy, Run)

Friday 14th December: Thomas Schell had a surprise planned for his and Linda's anniversary on this day. (New York City) (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Saturday 22nd December: The Oakland Athletics select Luis Lopez off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. (Moneyball)

Friday 28th December: I Am Sam, which features Sean Penn playing a retarded man, is released. (Tropic Thunder)


Copyright © 2006 - 2019 Paul Kerensa