Best Movies of 2002

1.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

7.3
8.7/10 IMDB

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 Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2002-12-18
2.

The Pianist

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

The true story of pianist W?adys?aw 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 in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard, Julia Rayner, Jessica Kate Meyer, Michal Zebrowski, Wanja Mues ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 2002-09-17
3.

Catch Me If You Can

6.7
8.1/10 IMDB

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 FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes, Steve Eastin ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-12-25
4.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

6.5
7.4/10 IMDB

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton, Kenneth Branagh, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith, David Bradley ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 2002-11-13
5.

The Bourne Identity

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

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, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2002-06-14
6.

Road to Perdition

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

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 finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, David Darlow, Kevin Chamberlin, Doug Spinuzza ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2002-07-12
7.

The Count of Monte Cristo

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

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 help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Domi?czyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, J. B. Blanc, Henry Cavill ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2002-01-23
8.

Ice Age

6.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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 an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Lorri Bagley ..
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2002-03-10
9.

Spider-Man

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers to become the Amazing superhero known as Spider-Man.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Bill Nunn, Michael Papajohn ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2002-05-01
10.

Adaptation.

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Tavare, Jim Beaver ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2002-12-06

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