The Best Movies of 2002   (174) Most Notable
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 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2002, # 143 Overall City of God 2002 Meirelles, Fernando / Lund, Kátia Brazil / France / USA BD
# 2 for 2002, # 239 Overall The Lord of the Rings:
The Two Towers
2002 Jackson, Peter USA / New Zealand / Germany BDS
# 3 for 2002, # 260 Overall The Pianist 2002 Polanski, Roman Poland / France / UK / Germany / Netherlands D
# 4 for 2002, # 323 Overall Talk to Her 2002 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain D
# 5 for 2002, # 455 Overall Far from Heaven 2002 Haynes, Todd France / USA DS
# 6 for 2002, # 502 Overall Adaptation. 2002 Jonze, Spike USA BD
# 7 for 2002, # 559 Overall Gangs of New York 2002 Scorsese, Martin USA / Germany / Italy / UK / Netherlands BDS
# 8 for 2002, # 620 Overall The Hours 2002 Daldry, Stephen USA D
# 9 for 2002, # 699 Overall Ten 2002 Kiarostami, Abbas France / Iran / USA Y
# 10 for 2002, # 708 Overall Chicago 2002 Marshall, Rob USA / Canada BDS
# 11 for 2002, # 794 Overall About Schmidt 2002 Payne, Alexander USA D
# 12 for 2002, # 964 Overall Hero 2002 Zhang, Yimou Hong Kong / China BDS
# 13 for 2002, # 1029 Overall Russian Ark 2002 Sokurov, Aleksandr Russia / Germany BD
# 14 for 2002, # 1113 Overall Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 Noyce, Phillip Australia D
# 15 for 2002, # 1134 Overall The Man Without a Past 2002 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland / Germany / France Y
# 16 for 2002, # 1159 Overall Infernal Affairs 2002 Lau, Wai Keung / Mak, Siu Fai Hong Kong BD
# 17 for 2002, # 1161 Overall Devdas 2002 Bhansali, Sanjay Leela India D
# 18 for 2002, # 1184 Overall Irreversible 2002 Noé, Gaspar France DS
# 19 for 2002, # 1337 Overall Road to Perdition 2002 Mendes, Sam USA BD
# 20 for 2002, # 1347 Overall The Quiet American 2002 Noyce, Phillip USA / Germany / Australia Y
# 21 for 2002, # 1368 Overall Bowling for Columbine 2002 Moore, Michael Canada / USA / Germany D
# 22 for 2002, # 1400 Overall The Magdalene Sisters 2002 Mullan, Peter UK / Ireland D
# 23 for 2002, # 1409 Overall Minority Report 2002 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 24 for 2002, # 1423 Overall The Son 2002 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre / Dardenne, Luc Belgium / France D
# 25 for 2002, # 1443 Overall Whale Rider 2002 Caro, Niki New Zealand / Germany D
# 26 for 2002, # 1557 Overall In America 2002 Sheridan, Jim Ireland / UK Y
# 27 for 2002, # 1629 Overall 25th Hour 2002 Lee, Spike USA Y
# 28 for 2002, # 1730 Overall Uzak 2002 Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Turkey
# 29 for 2002, # 1804 Overall Morvern Callar 2002 Ramsay, Lynne UK DS
# 30 for 2002, # 1805 Overall Sunshine State 2002 Sayles, John USA DS
# 31 for 2002, # 1815 Overall 24 Hour Party People 2002 Winterbottom, Michael UK / France / Netherlands DS
# 32 for 2002, # 1843 Overall Spider-Man 2002 Raimi, Sam USA BDS
# 33 for 2002, # 1844 Overall The Man on the Train 2002 Leconte, Patrice France / Germany / UK / Switzerland Y
# 34 for 2002, # 1900 Overall To Be and To Have 2002 Philibert, Nicolas France D
# 35 for 2002, # 1917 Overall Insomnia 2002 Nolan, Christopher USA BD
# 36 for 2002, # 1918 Overall Spellbound 2002 Blitz, Jeffrey USA D
# 37 for 2002, # 1942 Overall Spider 2002 Cronenberg, David Canada / UK Y
# 38 for 2002, # 1952 Overall Bend It Like Beckham 2002 Chadha, Gurinder UK / Germany Y
# 39 for 2002, # 2031 Overall Dirty Pretty Things 2002 Frears, Stephen UK Y
# 40 for 2002, # 2035 Overall Bloody Sunday 2002 Greengrass, Paul UK / Ireland Y
# 41 for 2002, # 2062 Overall Punch-Drunk Love 2002 Anderson, Paul Thomas USA BD
# 42 for 2002, # 2071 Overall Frida 2002 Taymor, Julie USA / Canada / Mexico BD
# 43 for 2002, # 2076 Overall One Hour Photo 2002 Romanek, Mark USA DS
# 44 for 2002, # 2091 Overall The Good Girl 2002 Arteta, Miguel USA / Germany / Netherlands D
# 45 for 2002, # 2106 Overall The Bourne Identity 2002 Liman, Doug USA / Germany / Czech Republic BDS
# 46 for 2002, # 2137 Overall Nicholas Nickleby 2002 McGrath, Douglas USA / UK / Germany / Netherlands Y
# 47 for 2002, # 2192 Overall The Crime of Padre Amaro 2002 Carrera, Carlos Mexico / Spain / Argentina / France Y
# 48 for 2002, # 2197 Overall After Life 2002 Belvaux, Lucas France / Belgium D
# 48 for 2002, # 2197 Overall An Amazing Couple 2002 Belvaux, Lucas France / Belgium D
# 48 for 2002, # 2197 Overall On the Run 2002 Belvaux, Lucas France / Belgium D
# 49 for 2002, # 2209 Overall Dracula:
Pages from a Virgin's Diary
2002 Maddin, Guy Canada D
# 50 for 2002, # 2225 Overall Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Justman, Paul USA DS
# 51 for 2002, # 2229 Overall Safe Conduct 2002 Tavernier, Bertrand Spain / France / Germany D
# 52 for 2002, # 2254 Overall The Revolution Will Not Be Televised 2002 Bartley, Kim / O'Briain, Donnacha Ireland / Netherlands / USA / Germany / Finland / UK
# 52 for 2002, # 2254 Overall Stevie 2002 James, Steve USA D
# 52 for 2002, # 2254 Overall Together 2002 Chen, Kaige China / South Korea D
# 53 for 2002, # 2259 Overall Sweet Sixteen 2002 Loach, Ken UK / Germany / Spain Y
# 54 for 2002, # 2271 Overall Ripley's Game 2002 Cavani, Liliana Italy / UK / USA D
# 55 for 2002, # 2276 Overall The Tracker 2002 de Heer, Rolf Australia D
# 56 for 2002, # 2291 Overall Femme Fatale 2002 De Palma, Brian France Y
# 57 for 2002, # 2314 Overall About a Boy 2002 Weitz, Chris / Weitz, Paul UK / USA / France / Germany BD
# 58 for 2002, # 2321 Overall Antwone Fisher 2002 Washington, Denzel USA BDS
# 58 for 2002, # 2321 Overall Raising Victor Vargas 2002 Sollett, Peter France / USA D
# 59 for 2002, # 2323 Overall Personal Velocity: Three Portraits 2002 Miller, Rebecca USA Y
# 60 for 2002, # 2324 Overall My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 Zwick, Joel USA / Canada BD
# 61 for 2002, # 2336 Overall 8 Mile 2002 Hanson, Curtis USA / Germany BDS
# 62 for 2002, # 2339 Overall Catch Me If You Can 2002 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 63 for 2002, # 2372 Overall Lilo & Stitch 2002 DeBlois, Dean / Sanders, Chris USA BD
# 64 for 2002, # 2391 Overall The Twilight Samurai 2002 Yamada, Yoji Japan Y
# 65 for 2002, # 2395 Overall 8 Women 2002 Ozon, François France / Italy Y
# 66 for 2002, # 2400 Overall Star Wars: Episode II -
Attack of the Clones
2002 Lucas, George USA BDS
# 67 for 2002, # 2413 Overall Better Luck Tomorrow 2002 Lin, Justin USA D
# 68 for 2002, # 2425 Overall Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary 2002 Heller, André / Schmiderer, Othmar Austria D
# 68 for 2002, # 2425 Overall Comedian 2002 Charles, Christian USA D
# 68 for 2002, # 2425 Overall Prisoner of Paradise 2002 Clarke, Malcolm / Sender, Stuart USA / Canada / Germany / UK D
# 68 for 2002, # 2425 Overall Skins 2002 Eyre, Chris USA D
# 68 for 2002, # 2425 Overall White Oleander 2002 Kosminsky, Peter USA / Germany DS
# 69 for 2002, # 2427 Overall Lilya 4-Ever 2002 Moodysson, Lukas Sweden / Denmark D
# 70 for 2002, # 2435 Overall We Were Soldiers 2002 Wallace, Randall USA / Germany BDS
# 71 for 2002, # 2438 Overall Max 2002 Meyjes, Menno Hungary / Canada / UK D
# 72 for 2002, # 2439 Overall Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress 2002 Dai, Sijie France / China D
# 73 for 2002, # 2450 Overall Divine Intervention 2002 Suleiman, Elia France / Morocco / Germany / Palestine Y
# 74 for 2002, # 2481 Overall Auto Focus 2002 Schrader, Paul USA DS
# 75 for 2002, # 2483 Overall Moonlight Mile 2002 Silberling, Brad USA DS
# 76 for 2002, # 2497 Overall Signs 2002 Shyamalan, M. Night USA BDS
# 77 for 2002, # 2499 Overall All or Nothing 2002 Leigh, Mike UK / France Y
# 78 for 2002, # 2500 Overall Blue Car 2002 Moncrieff, Karen USA D
# 79 for 2002, # 2508 Overall The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Burstein, Nanette / Morgen, Brett USA DS
# 80 for 2002, # 2510 Overall Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 Clooney, George USA / Canada / Germany BDS
# 80 for 2002, # 2510 Overall Red Dragon 2002 Ratner, Brett USA / Germany BDS
# 81 for 2002, # 2511 Overall Solaris 2002 Soderbergh, Steven USA DS
# 82 for 2002, # 2512 Overall In This World 2002 Winterbottom, Michael UK D
# 82 for 2002, # 2512 Overall Japón 2002 Reygadas, Carlos Mexico / Germany / Netherlands / Spain D
# 83 for 2002, # 2513 Overall Men in Black II 2002 Sonnenfeld, Barry USA BDS
# 84 for 2002, # 2515 Overall Balseros 2002 Bosch, Carlos / Domenech, Josep Maria Spain D
# 84 for 2002, # 2515 Overall Roger Dodger 2002 Kidd, Dylan USA D
# 85 for 2002, # 2526 Overall The Sum of All Fears 2002 Robinson, Phil Alden USA / Germany BDS
# 86 for 2002, # 2538 Overall The Rookie 2002 Hancock, John Lee USA BD
# 87 for 2002, # 2558 Overall Twin Sisters 2002 Sombogaart, Ben Netherlands / Luxembourg D
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# 88 for 2002, # 2563 Overall Decasia 2002 Morrison, Bill USA BDS
# 89 for 2002, # 2576 Overall Panic Room 2002 Fincher, David USA DS
# 90 for 2002, # 2578 Overall National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2002 Becker, Walt Germany / USA BDS
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Almost Peaceful 2002 Deville, Michel France Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Bear's Kiss 2002 Bodrov, Sergei Germany / Sweden / Russia / Spain / France / Italy
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Dolls 2002 Kitano, Takeshi Japan Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Führer Ex 2002 Bonengel, Winfried Germany / Italy D
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall The Healer 2002 Holland, Agnieszka Germany / Canada / Poland / USA Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall House of Fools 2002 Konchalovsky, Andrei Russia / France Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall La Forza del passato 2002 Gay, Piergiorgio Italy
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Meili shiguang 2002 Chang, Tso-chi Taiwan / Japan
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Naked 2002 Dörrie, Doris Germany D
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Nearest to Heaven 2002 Marshall, Tonie France / Spain / Canada Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Nha fala 2002 Gomes, Flora Portugal / France / Luxembourg
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Oasis 2002 Lee, Chang-dong South Korea Y
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Un Viaggio chiamato amore 2002 Placido, Michele Italy
# 91 for 2002, # 2585 Overall Velocità massima 2002 Vicari, Daniele Italy
# 92 for 2002, # 2589 Overall Apollo 13: The Imax Experience 2002 Howard, Ron USA S
# 92 for 2002, # 2589 Overall Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) 2002 Trousdale, Gary / Wise, Kirk USA S
# 92 for 2002, # 2589 Overall Changing Lanes 2002 Michell, Roger USA BDS
# 92 for 2002, # 2589 Overall Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 Columbus, Chris UK / USA BDS
# 92 for 2002, # 2589 Overall May 2002 McKee, Lucky USA D
# 93 for 2002, # 2598 Overall *Corpus Callosum 2002 Snow, Michael Canada
# 93 for 2002, # 2598 Overall Springtime in a Small Town 2002 Tian, Zhuangzhuang China / Hong Kong / France / Netherlands Y
# 93 for 2002, # 2598 Overall Tangos volés 2002 de Gregorio, Eduardo Spain / France
# 94 for 2002, # 2601 Overall demonlover 2002 Assayas, Olivier France D
# 94 for 2002, # 2601 Overall The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 Malkasian, Cathy / McGrath, Jeff USA DS
# 95 for 2002, # 2603 Overall Daughter from Danang 2002 Dolgin, Gail / Franco, Vicente USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Biggie & Tupac 2002 Broomfield, Nick UK D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Blade II 2002 del Toro, Guillermo USA / Germany DS
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Blood Work 2002 Eastwood, Clint USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Bus 174 2002 Padilha, José / Lacerda, Felipe Brazil D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Charlotte Sometimes 2002 Byler, Eric USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall The Good Thief 2002 Jordan, Neil France / UK / Ireland / Canada D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Igby Goes Down 2002 Steers, Burr USA DS
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Manito 2002 Eason, Eric USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall My Sister Maria 2002 Schell, Maximilian Austria
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Possession 2002 LaBute, Neil USA / UK DS
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Pumpkin 2002 Abrams, Anthony / Broder, Adam Larson USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Real Women Have Curves 2002 Cardoso, Patricia USA DS
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall Stone Reader 2002 Moskowitz, Mark USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall The Weather Underground 2002 Green, Sam / Siegel, Bill USA D
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall xXx 2002 Cohen, Rob USA BDS
# 96 for 2002, # 2607 Overall XX/XY 2002 Chick, Austin USA DS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Die Another Day 2002 Tamahori, Lee UK / USA BDS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Elsker dig for evigt 2002 Bier, Susanne Denmark S
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall The Emperor's Club 2002 Hoffman, Michael USA DS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Gerry 2002 Van Sant, Gus USA / Argentina / Jordan D
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Les Chemins de l'oued 2002 Morel, Gaël France / Algeria
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Maid in Manhattan 2002 Wang, Wayne USA BDS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Mother Ghost 2002 Thorne, Rich USA
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall The Santa Clause 2 2002 Lembeck, Michael USA BDS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 Baird, Stuart USA BDS
# 97 for 2002, # 2613 Overall The Tramp and the Dictator 2002 Brownlow, Kevin / Kloft, Michael UK D
# 98 for 2002, # 2617 Overall The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 Care, Peter USA DS
# 99 for 2002, # 2621 Overall Only the Strong Survive 2002 Hegedus, Chris / Pennebaker, D.A. USA D
# 99 for 2002, # 2621 Overall The Secret Lives of Dentists 2002 Rudolph, Alan USA D
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Ararat 2002 Egoyan, Atom Canada / France DS
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Cabin Fever 2002 Roth, Eli USA DS
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Carnage for the Destroyer 2002 Gleize, Delphine France / Belgium / Spain / Switzerland D
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall The Eye 2002 Pang, Oxide Chun / Pang, Danny Hong Kong / UK / Singapore D
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Love Liza 2002 Louiso, Todd France / Germany / USA D
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Mondays in the Sun 2002 de Aranoa, Fernando León Spain / France / Italy DS
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Suddenly 2002 Lerman, Diego Argentina / Netherlands D
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall 28 Days Later... 2002 Boyle, Danny UK / France BDS
# 100 for 2002, # 2622 Overall Unknown Pleasures 2002 Jia, Zhang Ke South Korea / France / Japan / China D
# 101 for 2002, # 2628 Overall Death to Smoochy 2002 DeVito, Danny USA / UK / Germany D
# 101 for 2002, # 2628 Overall Ice Age 2002 Wedge, Chris / Saldanha, Carlos USA BD
# 101 for 2002, # 2628 Overall The Rules of Attraction 2002 Avary, Roger USA / Germany BDS
# 102 for 2002, # 2632 Overall Blissfully Yours 2002 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong Thailand / France D
# 103 for 2002, # 2635 Overall Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 2002 Wang, Bing China / Netherlands
# 104 for 2002, # 2637 Overall He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not 2002 Colombani, Laetitia France D
# 105 for 2002, # 2641 Overall Secretary 2002 Shainberg, Steven USA BDS
# 105 for 2002, # 2641 Overall Tuck Everlasting 2002 Russell, Jay USA DS
# 106 for 2002, # 2646 Overall Waiting for Happiness 2002 Sissako, Abderrahmane France / Mauritania
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack