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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Opening shot, The WTC towers can be seen several times during the opening sequence. (Shot 1, Shot 2), 13 minutes and about 2 minutes before the end (same shot)
(The WTC towers are also on the poster, reflected in the water at the bottom.)

28 Days (2000)
1 hour 33 minutes

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
1 hour 4 minutes

American Psycho (2000)
7 minutes, 9 minutes, 1 hour 18 minutes, 1 hour 24 minutes

The Art of War (2000)
37 minutes, 56 minutes, twice at 1 hour (Shot 1, Shot 2), 1 hour 6 minutes

Autumn in New York (2000)
3 minutes, 17 minutes and 1 hour 21 minutes

Bait (2000)
12 minutes, three consecutive shots at 31 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3), 36 minutes, 37 minutes, 51 minutes, 53 minutes, 1 hour 5 minutes, 1 hour 24 minutes, 1 hour 37 minutes, 1 hour 42 minutes, 1 hour 53 minutes

Bedazzled (2000)
1 minute

Before Night Falls (2000)
1 hour 46 minutes, 1 hour 53 minutes

Big Money Hustlas (2000)
35 minutes

Bless the Child (2000)
Several shots during the scene between 1 hour 15-17 minutes (Two examples: Shot 1, Shot 2)

Boiler Room (2000)
Twice at 5 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 1 hour 27 minutes

BookWars (2000)
18 minutes

Borough of Kings (2000)
1 hour 24 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes (twice)

Center Stage (2000)
50 minutes

Coyote Ugly (2000)
6 minutes, 9 minutes, 42 minutes, 52 minutes, 53 minutes, and 1 hour, 13 minutes

Cruel Intentions 2 (2000)
3 minutes, 9 minutes, 47 minutes

Dinner Rush (2000)
8 minutes (During the opening credits), 15 minutes

Disappearing Acts (2000)
Three times in the first minute (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3)

A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)
14 minutes

Double Parked (2000)
15 minutes

Down to You (2000)
29 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

The Family Man (2000)
20 minutes, 1 hour 14 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Fast Food Fast Women (2000)
47 minutes

Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
1 hour 32 minutes

Girlfight (2000)
34 minutes

Gun Shy (2000)
Four shots in the opening credits (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3, Shot 4), 37 minutes, 39 minutes, 41 minutes, 55 minutes, 1 hour 20 minutes

Harrison's Flowers (2000)
6 minutes

Highlander: Endgame (2000)
2 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes

Intern (2000)
26 minutes

Island of the Dead (2000)
1 minute, 1 hour 24 minutes (same exact footage)

Keeping the Faith (2000)
27 minutes, 1 hour 10 minutes

Labor Pains (2000)
15 minutes, 1 hour 9 minutes

Left Behind (2000)
50 minutes

The Linda McCartney Story (2000)
Opening shot

Longshot (2000)
27 minutes

Loser (2000)
4 minutes, 21 minutes

Mary and Rhoda (2000)
2 minutes (also on the DVD menu)

Maze (2000)
1 hour 25 minutes

Meatloaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
18 minutes, 26 minutes

Miss Congeniality (2000)
11 minutes

Model Behavior (2000)
7 minutes, 17 minutes

Naked States (2000)
49 minutes, 50 minutes, 51 minutes

Once in the Life (2000)
2 minutes, 26 minutes

Other Voices (2000)
Twice at 3 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 14 minutes, 1 hour 7 minutes, 1 hour 40 minutes

Passion of Mind (2000)
8 minutes, 19 minutes, 24 minutes, 43 minutes, 58 minutes, 1 hour 7 minutes, 1 hour 25 minutes

The Photographer (2000)
Twice in the first minute (Shot 1, Shot 2), 1 hour 15 minutes

Prince of Central Park (2000)
Twice at 32 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)

Ready to Rumble (2000)
1 hour 11 minutes

Sam the Man (2000)
39 minutes, 46 minutes, 1 hour 2 minutes

Sensational Cities: New York (2000)
Documentary about the city of New York, but no discussion about the WTC itself.
16 minutes, 1 hour 7 minutes, 1 hour 9 minutes, 1 hour 14 minutes, 1 hour 28 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, several shots at 1 hour 38-39 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Shaft (2000)
38 minutes

Snatch (2000)
5 minutes (in a photo on the wall)

The Toxic Avenger Part IV (2000)
The opening shot and 1 hour 42 minutes

Waking the Dead (2000)
22 minutes

We Married Margo (2000)
51 minutes, 1 hour 9 minutes (twice)

Whipped (2000)
57-58 minutes

X-Men (2000)
1 hour 6 minutes and 1 hour 26 minutes (Pretty much the same shot)
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

3 A.M. (2001)
4 minutes, 8 minutes

13 Conversations About One Thing (2001)
36 minutes, 54 minutes, 59 minutes

15 Minutes (2001)
1 hour 4 minutes and 1 hour 37 minutes

30 Years to Life (2001)
4 minutes, 47 minutes

Artificial Intelligence: A.I. (2001)
1 hour 35 minutes, 1 hour 55 minutes
This movie was released only three months before the towers fell. The scenes with the towers submerged in water and later ice were set far in the future.

American Pie 2 (2001)
At 18 minutes, there is a scene in which they digitally added the WTC towers to show that Nadia was calling from New York.

Boss of Bosses (2001)
1 hour 19 minutes

Corky Romano (2001)
14 minutes

Delivering Milo (2001)
The opening shot, 42 minutes, 45 minutes

Don't Say a Word (2001)
1 hour 26 minutes, 1 hour 28 minutes (Both times the WTC is far in the distance. This movie was actually released a couple weeks after 9/11, but you would probably miss the WTC if you weren't looking for it.)

Double Take (2001)
2 minutes

Full Disclosure (2001)
2 minutes

Get Well Soon (2001)
Between 1 hour 19 - 23 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Glitter (2001)
43 minutes, 1 hour 17 minutes

Good Advice (2001)
42 minutes

Gypsy 83 (2001)
1 hour 13 minutes, 1 hour 27 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes

Heartbreakers (2001)
19 minutes

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
7 minutes

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
27 minutes

Kate and Leopold (2001)
36 minutes (on a shopping bag)

Knockaround Guys (2001)
9 minutes, 20 minutes

Love the Hard Way (2001)
7 minutes, 50 minutes, 1 hour 20 minutes

Made (2001)
1 hour 17 minutes

The Manhattan Dating Project (2001)
Opening minute, 13 minutes, 25 minutes, 48 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Mimic 2 (2001)
5 minutes, 53 minutes

A Most Deadly Family (2001) (aka: Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes)
1 minute

The Order (2001)
10 minutes

Pact with the Devil (2001)
8 minutes, 35 minutes, 48 minutes

Perfume (2001)
52 minutes

The Shaft (aka Down) (2001)
Opening shot, 44 minutes, 48 minutes, 1 hour 22 minutes, 1 hour 44 minutes

Sidewalks of New York (2001)
Opening minutes, 4 minutes, 6 minutes, 53 minutes, 57 minutes, 1 hour 32 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

The Sleepy Time Gal (2001)
2 minutes

Someone Like You (2001)
20 minutes

Startup.com (2001)
1 hour 1 minute

Town & Country (2001)
1 minute, 4 minutes

Vanilla Sky (2001)
Vanilla Sky was released just three months after the towers fell. Director Cameron Crowe refused to remove the towers from the background, even though studio executives wanted him to. The towers appear in the background starting at 2 hours 1 minute.

Virgil Bliss (2001)
17-19 minutes, 1 hour 13 minutes, 1 hour 27 minutes

Winged Migration (2001)
Twice at 51 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)

World Traveler (2001)
2 minutes, 1 hour 31 minutes

Xchange (2001)
4 minutes, 56 minutes, twice at 1 hour 34 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)

9/11 (2002)
Stock and documentary footage in the first two minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3, Shot 4, Shot 5, Shot 6), 20 minutes, 22 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 24 minutes, The first plane hit at 24 minutes with almost constant footage from then on. First collapse at 52 minutes, second collapse at 1 hour 8 minutes, Stock footage from pre-9/11 at 1 hour 57 minutes, 1 hour 59 minutes and 2 hours

11'09"01 - September 11 (2002)
Between 19-22 minutes, 24 minutes, 1 hour 11-13 minutes, 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 hour 32 minutes, 1 hour 38 minutes, 1 hour 47 minutes, 1 hour 50 minutes

The 25th Hour (2002)
This is a unique World Trade Center movie. It didn't begin shooting until May 2002. During the opening credits we are shown many angles of the Tower Lights Memorial that shined in the night after 9/11. At 45 minutes two of the characters have a scene in front of an apartment window that overlooks Ground Zero. At the end of that scene, we see several shots of the workers sifting through the soil for human remains. Also at 41 minutes

All 4 the Money (2002)
1 minute

Bowling for Columbine (2002)
28 minutes (footage from 9/11/2001)

Brown Sugar (2002)
The Tower Lights Memorial can be seen at 1 hour 24 minutes.

Buying the Cow (2002)
7 minutes, 23 minutes, 50 minutes

Changing Lanes (2002)
During the opening credits (twice -Shot 1 Shot 2) Director Roger Michell edited the towers out the day after 9/11, but later put them back in as a tribute. He admitted it would be a mistake to pretend they never existed.

City by the Sea (2002)
10 minutes, 13 minutes, and 1 hour 11 minutes

Crazy Little Thing (2002)
16 minutes, 44 minutes

Death to Smoochy (2002)
51 minutes

Empire (2002)
16 minutes, 21 minutes, 28 minutes, 1 hour 14 minutes

Gangs of New York (2002)
In the last shot of the movie, there is a skyline shot of New York that transforms from the 1860's to present day. The WTC towers are included, even though the movie was released after 9/11. Director Martin Scorsese left them in since he said the movie is about those who built New York, not those who tried to destroy it.

The Guru (2002)
59 minutes, 1 hour 11 minutes

The Guys (2002)
The story of a writer helping a fire captain who lost 8 men in the 9/11 attacks. Although the actual towers are not shown, at 2 minutes the writer looks at a photo of the towers before 9/11.

Igby Goes Down (2002)
21 minutes, twice at 29 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 1 hour 4 minutes
Even though Igby Goes Down has several shots of the WTC towers, apparently there were other more prominent shots that were edited out. Check out this clip with the Director's Commentary.

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
1 hour 10 minutes

Naqoyqatsi (2002)
48 minutes

On_Line (2002)
7 minutes, 26 minutes

Spiderman (2002)
Spiderman was released six months after the towers fell on 9/11. The movie makers did not want to offend victims' families by using the towers. The images were removed from the poster, but the towers can still be seen in the background at 26 minutes, in a reflection in Spiderman's eyes at 55 minutes, and another really quick background shot at 1 hour 55 minutes. Also removed from the movie (but in an early trailer, below) was a scene where Spiderman weaves a web between the towers to catch criminals in a helicopter.


Wise Girls (2002)
38 minutes

You Stupid Man (2002)
Twice in the opening credits (Shot 1, Shot 2), 30 minutes, 1 hour 25 minutes

DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
3-4 minutes, 9-12 minutes, 17 minutes (all news footage from 9/11/2001)
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

End of the Century (2003)
18 minutes

Oldboy (2003)
15 minutes

Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003)
Six shots in first minute (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3, Shot 4, Shot 5, Shot 6), 3 minutes, 14 minutes, 31 minutes, 1 hour 8 minutes, 1 hour 24 minutes Also news footage of the WTC on 9/11 throughout the movie
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

The Hamburg Cell (2004)
One minute, three times at 1 hour 8 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3), 1 hour 11 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes, 1 hour 31 minutes, 1 hour 33 minutes, 1 hour 36 minutes, 1 hour 37 minutes, 1 hour 38 minutes

Homeland Security (2004)
22 minutes (in a snowglobe), news footage from 9/11/01: twice at 24 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 25 minutes

Miracle (2004)
This movie was filmed after 9/11. The WTC towers were digitally added as a tribute to friends the filmmakers had lost on 9/11. The towers appear at 1 hour 11 minutes

Parallel Lines (2004)
3 minutes, 12 minutes, 1 hour 37 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)
42 minutes

Tiger Cruise (2004)
3 minutes, 48 minutes

The World (2004)
34 minutes, 1 hour 37 minutes

Adam & Steve (2005)
8 minutes (The towers seen at 8 minutes were digitally inserted. The title characters are looking at Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1987. At 1 hour 11 minutes, they are at the exact same spot, seventeen years later. The towers are missing of course, and one of the characters remarks, "It's getting harder to remember where the towers were.")

The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
53 minutes

Munich (2005)
The towers were digitally added at 2 hours 35 minutes (the closing shot)

Protocols of Zion (2005)
26 minutes (on a flyer)

Rent (2005)
1 hour 1 minute

A Few Days in September (2006)
1 hour 52 minutes (actual footage from 9/11)
(The WTC towers are also on the Spanish release poster.)

Final Destination 3 (2006)
43 minutes, 44 minutes

Flight 93 (2006)
News footage from 9/11/2001, mostly between 17 and 23 minutes

Inside Man (2006)
1 hour 8 minutes

Inside the Twin Towers (aka 9/11: The Twin Towers) (2006)
Many, many shots of the WTC throughout.

The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
29 minutes

Kill the Poor (2006)
2 minutes and 4 minutes (both are of a neon sign outline of the towers)

The Omen (2006)
3 minutes (actual footage from 9/11/2001)

The Path to 9/11 (2006)
(Two-part mini-series)
Part 1: Twice at 5 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 7 minutes, twice at 9 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 14 minutes, 15 minutes, three times at 17 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2, Shot 3), 19 minutes, 43 minutes, 1 hour 28 minutes, 1 hour 39 minutes, 2 hours 30 minutes
Part 2: 59 minutes, 1 hour 10 minutes, 1 hour 19 minutes, 1 hour 25 minutes, lots of footage from 9/11/01 from 1 hour 30-45 minutes

Saint of 9/11 (2006)
Actual footage from 9/11 between 4-6 minutes (Example), 1 hour 1 minute, 1 hour 9 minutes

United 93 (2006)
3 minutes, 4 minutes, 33 minutes, 36 minutes, 44 minutes and news footage throughout

World Trade Center (2006)
Footage recreated for the movie at 2 minutes, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 5 minutes, 8 minutes, twice at 12 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 15 minutes, 18 minutes
There is also news footage throughout the movie. Interior shots of the World Trade Center and Ground Zero were all movie sets, not real locations.
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Chapter 27 (2007)
4 minutes

The Kingdom (2007)
During the opening credits (animated silhouette showing a plane about to crash into the towers) Scan

Liberty Kid (2007)
2 minutes, 9 minutes, 16 minutes, 1 hour 7 minutes

Postal (2007)
3 minutes

Sorry Haters (2007)
39 minutes, 41 minutes

The Visitor (2007)
43 minutes, 46 minutes

We Own the Night (2007)
1 hour 26-27 minutes

August (2008)
4 minutes, 1 hour 12 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Definitely, Maybe (2008)
11 minutes

Gonzo: The Life and Works of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
1 minute

It Might Get Loud (2008)
50 minutes

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
4 minutes

Man On Wire (2008)
This documentary about Philippe Petit's 1974 high wire crossing between the World Trade Center towers is full of shots of the towers.
5-8 minutes, 13 minutes, 18-19 minutes (construction clips),
26-27 minutes (video from the towers' dedication)
29-30 minutes (photos from the rooftop)
47 minutes, 58 minutes, 1 hour, 1 hour 11 minutes,
1 hour 15-19 minutes (photos and video of the actual wire walk), 1 hour 27 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

The Other End of the Line (2008)
3 minutes

The Reflecting Pool (2008)
Actual footage of 9/11/01 twice at 4 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

Religulous (2008)
Footage from 9/11/2001 at 1 hour 33 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)

The Wackness (2008)
1 hour 33 minutes
(The WTC towers are also on the poster.)

The Box (2009)
53 minutes

Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
40 minutes, 1 hour 11 minutes, 1 hour 53 minutes, 1 hour 59 minutes

Diverted (2009)
Opening minute (on a bus billboard), 13 minutes (news footage)

Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
9 minutes (news footage)

Knowing (2009)
23 minutes (on a website when Nic Cage cracks the number code)

Mao's Last Dancer (2009)
15 minutes (close-up of a poster)

Mary and Max (2009)
8 minutes, 16 minutes, 23 minutes, 25 minutes, 46 minutes, 51 minutes, 58 minutes, 1 hour 17 minutes, 1 hour 28 minutes

New York (2009)
Twice at 18 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), twice at 19 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2), 24 minutes, twice at 34 minutes (Shot 1, Shot 2)

Notorious (2009)
27 minutes (picture on the wall), 46 minutes, 1 hour 56 minutes (during the closing credits)

Watchmen (2009)
22 minutes, 33 minutes, 46 minutes, 1 hour 15 minutes, 1 hour 55 minutes, 1 hour 58 minutes, 2 hours 19 minutes, 2 hours 33 minutes

Barney's Version (2010)
1 hour 9 minutes

Beginners (2010)
1 hour 13 minutes

Casino Jack (2010)
1 hour 3 minutes

Dear John (2010)
46 minutes (Two shots of news footage from 9/11/01 - Shot 1, Shot 2)

Fair Game (2010)
25 minutes

GasLand (2010)
4 minutes

A Little Help (2010)
38 minutes, 1 hour 19 minutes, 1 hour 30 minutes

Remember Me (2010)
Opening minute, 1 hour 36 minutes: The towers are reflected in a building behind Tyler, 1 hour 40-41 minutes: Tyler looks out the narrow window of his father's office. We see him from the outside of the window and the camera pulls back until we realize the office is in the north tower and it is September 11, 2001.
Here are a couple video clips with some explanation from the director.

Smokin' Aces 2 (2010)
Twice at 1 hour 21 minutes (during the closing credits) (Shot 1, Shot 2)

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
45 minutes (on a mural), 51 minutes (news footage), 52 minutes, 1 hour 42 minutes (news footage), 2 hours (paper model)

Kill the Irishman (2011)
1 hour 15 minutes

Argo (2012)
10 minutes

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