2002 - BEST MOVIES

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1. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 572,164 | Gross: $32.57M

2. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 591,313 | Gross: $7.56M

3. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.7
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 157,424 | Gross: $13.06M

4. Los lunes al sol (2002)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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64 Metascore

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido, Nieve de Medina

Votes: 10,988 | Gross: $0.15M

5. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 37,972 | Gross: $15.54M

6. Tasogare Seibei (2002)

129 min | Drama, History

8.1
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82 Metascore

As the feudal Japan era draws to a close, a widower samurai experiences difficulty balancing 2 young daughters, an aged mother, clan loyalties, and the sudden reappearance of his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,383

7. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.7
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87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,230,132 | Gross: $342.55M

8. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 216,582 | Gross: $104.45M

9. Infernal Affairs (2002)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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75 Metascore

A story between a mole in the police department and an undercover cop. Their objectives are the same: to find out who is the mole, and who is the cop.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak | Stars: Andy Lau, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Eric Tsang

Votes: 102,266 | Gross: $0.17M

10. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 223,683 | Gross: $96.40M

11. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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56 Metascore

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' friend's daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 51,641 | Gross: $0.05M

12. The Man Without a Past (2002)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

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 name or ... See full summary »

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Markku Peltola, Kati Outinen, Annikki Tähti, Juhani Niemelä

Votes: 19,164 | Gross: $0.92M

13. Amen. (2002)

Unrated | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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57 Metascore

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to extermination camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana helps him in the difficult mission to inform the world.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe, Michel Duchaussoy

Votes: 11,965 | Gross: $0.27M

14. Edi (2002)

97 min | Drama

7.7
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The film tells a story of two scrap pickers - the title hero Edi and his friend Jureczek. Edi is wrongly accused of having raped the girl whose brothers have got the control over one of the... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Trzaskalski | Stars: Henryk Golebiewski, Jacek Braciak, Jacek Lenartowicz, Grzegorz Stelmaszewski

Votes: 1,877

15. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.1
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60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 81,796 | Gross: $38.18M

16. Ônibus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 7,150 | Gross: $0.22M

17. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 239,165 | Gross: $67.36M

18. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 21,070 | Gross: $0.77M

19. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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60 Metascore

Set during the Ice Age, a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth find a lost human infant, and they try to return him to his tribe.

Directors: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha | Stars: Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 364,844 | Gross: $176.39M

20. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.1
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75 Metascore

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 630,933 | Gross: $164.62M

21. Morvern Callar (2002)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.8
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78 Metascore

After her beloved husband's suicide, a mourning supermarket worker and her best friend hit the road in Scotland, but find that grief is something that you can't run away from forever.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Samantha Morton, Kathleen McDermott, Linda McGuire, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 7,422 | Gross: $0.27M

22. Dolls (2002)

114 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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71 Metascore

Three stories of never-ending love.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Miho Kanno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Tatsuya Mihashi, Kyoko Fukada

Votes: 14,207 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Saenghwalui balgyeon (2002)

115 min | Drama

7.4
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Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Sang-mi Choo, Ji-won Ye, George Georgiou, Choo-wol Kim

Votes: 928

24. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 346,360 | Gross: $77.81M

25. Gerry (2002)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon

Votes: 16,101 | Gross: $0.24M

26. Sweet Sixteen (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Martin Compston, Michelle Coulter, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane

Votes: 11,552 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Welcome to Collinwood (2002)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

When petty thief Cosimo is given the plan for the perfect heist from a lifer in prison - the kind of job you dream about - he has to get out of jail, fast. But with Cosimo stuck in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: George Clooney, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington

Votes: 13,048 | Gross: $0.33M

28. Gamle mænd i nye biler (2002)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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The last wish of the dying "Monk" is for his foster child, Harald, to find his real son, Ludvig. But the latter is currently in a Swedish prison cell. Peter and Martin - the two chefs - ... See full summary »

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Torkel Petersson, Tomas Villum Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas

Votes: 7,955

29. About Schmidt (2002)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

A man upon retirement, embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Kathy Bates

Votes: 113,085 | Gross: $65.02M

30. Zmruz oczy (2002)

88 min | Drama, Comedy

6.8
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The story of a spirited ten-year-old girl who has run away from her proudly affluent parents in town and finds grudging refuge with the slightly slovenly caretaker of an abandoned farm, an ex-teacher.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Zbigniew Zamachowski, Olga Prószynska, Rafal Guzniczak, Malgorzata Foremniak

Votes: 756

31. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padme Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 528,585 | Gross: $310.68M

32. He ni zai yi qi (2002)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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60 Metascore

A violin prodigy and his father travel to Beijing, where the father seeks the means to his son's success while the son struggles to accept the path laid before him.

Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Yun Tang, Peiqi Liu, Chen Hong, Zhiwen Wang

Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $0.60M

33. Tam i z powrotem (2002)

102 min | Drama, Action, Crime

7.2
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In the mid-1960s, a respected surgeon dreams of leaving Poland to see his wife and daughter in England. To get the money for his escape, he needs to consider taking part in a bank robbery.

Director: Wojciech Wójcik | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Jan Frycz, Olaf Lubaszenko, Miroslaw Baka

Votes: 233

34. De tweeling (2002)

R | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Twin Sisters is an epic love story based on the Dutch bestseller by Tessa de Loo that has been read by more than 3.5 million readers in Holland and Germany.

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Ellen Vogel, Gudrun Okras, Thekla Reuten, Nadja Uhl

Votes: 5,942 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Russkiy kovcheg (2002)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Mikhail Piotrovsky

Votes: 15,925 | Gross: $0.04M

36. Katedra (2002)

7 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A space fantasy about an explorer who pays a visit to an unusual cathedral built with organic materials.

Director: Tomasz Baginski | Stars: Jola Rzebuska, Maria Kucharska, Marcin Jaskowski, Piotr Widlarz

Votes: 3,496

37. The Chubbchubbs! (2002)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.5
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A janitor at an alien nightclub gets his wish to be a singer.

Director: Eric Armstrong | Stars: Brad Simonsen, Mortonette Jenkins, Jeff Wolverton, Peter Lurie

Votes: 3,484

38. Strange Invaders (2001)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.6
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Roger and Doris are a childless couple who get more than they bargained for when a strange child appears at their door one day.

Director: Cordell Barker | Stars: Cordell Barker, Jennifer Torrance, Jackson Barker

Votes: 471

39. Mike's New Car (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Mike's bought a new 6-wheel-drive car, and he can't wait to show it off to Sulley. Only problem is, Mike hasn't exactly mastered the controls yet, and they're pretty complicated.

Directors: Pete Docter, Roger Gould | Stars: Billy Crystal, John Goodman

Votes: 9,881

40. Fait d'hiver (2001)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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On a cold winter evening a young manager gets stuck in traffic on his way home from work. He takes his brand new mobile to call his wife, not knowing that by doing so he is about to cause irreparable damage.

Director: Dirk Beliën | Stars: Tom Van Dyck, Ellen Van Cutsem, Aza Declercq, Kris Swinnen

Votes: 705

41. J'attendrai le suivant... (2002)

4 min | Comedy, Short, Romance

7.5
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A man falls in love while in a subway station.

Director: Philippe Orreindy | Stars: Sophie Forte, Thomas Gaudin, Pascal Casanova

Votes: 1,309

42. Turbulent (2002)

10 min | Short

7.9
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Director: Shirin Neshat | Star: Shoja Azari

Votes: 71

43. Candy Bar Kid (2002)

3 min | Short

4.8
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A man buys a Candy Bar and takes it to his 'special place'.

Director: Shan Khan | Stars: Harris Khan, Mark Tonderai

Votes: 12