I would argue that there are no movies like 2001, but that's a stylistic thing. And what do you have against Jodie Foster? I'm watching a Jodie Foster movie right now, as it happens. (Admittedly not a very good one.) I would say that filmmakers tend to shy away from slower science fiction movies.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"