Best 2002 Movies

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool
IMDb: 6.8
102 min

In the middle of this amusing thriller is a relationship between two different types of females, one is a well know British author and the other is a sex-crazed French…

The Life of David Gale

The Life of David Gale

The Life of David Gale
IMDb: 7.6
130 min

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Old School

Old School

Old School
IMDb: 7.1
91 min

Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater.

Genre: Best 2002, Comedy
The Cooler

The Cooler

The Cooler
IMDb: 7.0
101 min

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly…

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
IMDb: 7.1
113 min

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of…

The Hours

The Hours

The Hours
IMDb: 7.6
114 min

”The Hours” is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and…

Genre: Best 2002, Drama
Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby
IMDb: 7.2
132 min

The Charles Dickens story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life for his recently torn-apart family. A young compassionate man struggles to save his family…

Chicago

Chicago

Chicago
IMDb: 7.2
113 min

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can
IMDb: 8.1
141 min

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An…

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher

Antwone Fisher
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific…

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
IMDb: 8.7
179 min

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard…

25th Hour

25th Hour

25th Hour
IMDb: 7.7
135 min

In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours…

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
IMDb: 7.5
167 min

It’s 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered…

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs
IMDb: 8.1
101 min

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years…

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Adaptation.

Adaptation.

Adaptation.
IMDb: 7.7
115 min

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book ’The Orchid Thief’.

Equilibrium ) 2002

Equilibrium ) 2002

Equilibrium ) 2002
IMDb: 7.5
107 min

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing…

Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet
IMDb: 7.1
95 min

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic ”loot of a thousand worlds,” a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and…

The Emperor’s Club

The Emperor’s Club

The Emperor’s Club
IMDb: 6.9
108 min

William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
IMDb: 7.4
161 min

Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.

8Mile

8Mile

8Mile
IMDb: 7.1
110 min

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy ”B-Rabbit”…

Genre: Best 2002, Drama
28 Days Later

28 Days Later

28 Days Later
IMDb: 7.6
113 min

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from…

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Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love

Punch-Drunk Love
IMDb: 7.3
96 min

A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.

The Ring

The Ring

The Ring
IMDb: 7.1
115 min

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer’s death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter,…

White Oleander

White Oleander

White Oleander
IMDb: 7.2
109 min

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.

Genre: Best 2002, Drama
Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine
IMDb: 8.0
120 min

Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? Talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But…

The Transporter

The Transporter

The Transporter
IMDb: 6.8
92 min

Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest…

Cypher

Cypher

Cypher
IMDb: 6.8
95 min

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Red Dragon

Red Dragon

Red Dragon
IMDb: 7.2
124 min

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal ’The Cannibal’ Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter…

The Pianist

The Pianist

The Pianist
IMDb: 8.5
150 min

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing…

Genre: Best 2002, Drama, War
Phone Booth

Phone Booth

Phone Booth
IMDb: 7.1
81 min

A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he’ll be killed… and the little red light…

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things
IMDb: 7.4
97 min

An urban hotel in London is a gathering and flash point for legal and illegal immigrants attempting to cobble together their lives in a new country. The immigrants include Senay,…

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Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven

Far from Heaven
IMDb: 7.4
107 min

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Frida

Frida

Frida
IMDb: 7.4
123 min

”Frida” chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with…

One Hour Photo

One Hour Photo

One Hour Photo
IMDb: 6.8
96 min

Sy ”the photo guy” Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins’ lives become fuller, Sy’s only seems lonelier,…

Hero

Hero

Hero
IMDb: 7.9
99 min

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.

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Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition
IMDb: 7.7
117 min

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan…

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch
IMDb: 7.2
85 min

A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die — under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts…

Minority Report

Minority Report

Minority Report
IMDb: 7.7
145 min

John Anderton is a top ’Precrime’ cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they’re committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for…

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity
IMDb: 7.9
119 min

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number,…

Bubba Ho-Tep

Bubba Ho-Tep

Bubba Ho-Tep
IMDb: 7.1
92 min

Bubba Ho-tep tells the ”true” story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities…

Spun

Spun

Spun
IMDb: 6.8
101 min

Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks – including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local…

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
IMDb: 7.1
83 min

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia
IMDb: 7.2
118 min

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Irreversible

Irreversible

Irreversible
IMDb: 7.4
97 min

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her…

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About Schmidt

About Schmidt

About Schmidt
IMDb: 7.2
125 min

66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He’s not altogether…

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest
IMDb: 6.9
97 min

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym (”Ernest”) on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which…

Roger Dodger

Roger Dodger

Roger Dodger
IMDb: 7.0
106 min

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

SpiderMan

SpiderMan

SpiderMan
IMDb: 7.3
121 min

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.

About a Boy

About a Boy

About a Boy
IMDb: 7.1
101 min

Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life and that leaves him alone in the cold….

Panic Room

Panic Room

Panic Room
IMDb: 6.8
111 min

Trapped in their New York brownstone’s panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play…

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu’s boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford…

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Talk to Her

Talk to Her

Talk to Her
IMDb: 8.0
112 min

Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas.

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Ice Age

Ice Age

Ice Age
IMDb: 7.5
81 min

With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find…

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers
IMDb: 7.2
138 min

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past

The Man Without a Past
IMDb: 7.7
97 min

The second part of Aki Kaurismäki’s ”Finland” trilogy, the film follows a man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his…

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John Q

John Q

John Q
IMDb: 7.1
116 min

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not…

City of God

City of God

City of God
IMDb: 8.6
130 min

Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the…

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Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence

Rabbit-Proof Fence
IMDb: 7.5
94 min

In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback.

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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember
IMDb: 7.4
101 min

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town’s minister. Jamie has…

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo
IMDb: 7.8
131 min

Edmond Dantés’s life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the…