Best to Worst of 2002

For the sake of continuity between these lists, I'll put each film in the year it was released in the US (whether that be limited or wide).

I'll update this list every time I see a new 2002 film.

Side note: I don't include the Harry Potter or Star Wars movies because that sh*t is too close to the heart to rate.
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1.
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The true story of 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. (141 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
2.
24 Hour Party People (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world. (117 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
3.
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. (95 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
4.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
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. (179 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
5.
Minority Report (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder. (145 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
6.
Spirited Away (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. (125 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
7.
Adaptation. (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen. (114 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
8.
Gangs of New York (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer. (167 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
9.
Insomnia (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (118 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
10.
The Pianist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
11.
Spider-Man (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
12.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ 9/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
13.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Upon learning that his father has been kidnapped, Austin Powers must travel to 1975 and defeat the aptly named villain Goldmember - who is working with Dr. Evil. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
14.
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate. (110 mins.)
Director: Roger Avary
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
15.
The Bourne Identity (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and regain his memory. (119 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
16.
About Schmidt (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (125 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
17.
The Ring (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it. (115 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
18.
Jackass: The Movie (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
19.
8 Mile (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem. (110 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
20.
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive from the law. (85 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
21.
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
First-time filmmaker and award-winning photographer Sam Jones documents the recording of Wilco's album, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Jones
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
22.
Signs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come. (106 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
23.
Men in Black II (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Agent J needs help so he is sent to find Agent K and restore his memory. (88 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
24.
The Hours (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
25.
Treasure Planet (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (95 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
26.
xXx (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission. (124 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
27.
Panic Room (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (112 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
28.
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids. (100 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
29.
Ice Age (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (81 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
30.
Die Another Day (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul who is funding the development of an international space weapon. (133 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ 6/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
31.
Resident Evil (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A special military unit fights a powerful, out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident. (100 mins.)
“ 5/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
32.
Big Fat Liar (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit. (88 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
“ 5/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
33.
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend. (77 mins.)
Director: Rob Minkoff
“ 5/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
34.
Scooby-Doo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on. (86 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ 5/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
35.
Like Mike (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A 14-year-old orphan becomes an NBA superstar after trying on a pair of sneakers with the faded initials "M.J." inside. (99 mins.)
Director: John Schultz
“ 5/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
36.
Orange County (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler. (82 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
“ 4/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
37.
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. (116 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ 4/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
38.
The Country Bears (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, "The Country Bears" (2002) is one in a long line of live action Disney family films... (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Hastings
“ 4/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
39.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits. (76 mins.)
Director: Seth Kearsley
“ 4/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
40.
Ali G Indahouse (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain... (85 mins.)
Director: Mark Mylod
“ 3/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
41.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
“ 3/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
42.
The Scorpion King (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A desert warrior rises up against the evil army that is destroying his homeland. He captures the enemy's key sorcerer, takes her deep into the desert and prepares for a final showdown. (92 mins.)
Director: Chuck Russell
“ 2/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
43.
Mr. Deeds (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way. (96 mins.)
Director: Steven Brill
“ 2/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
44.
Snow Dogs (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he's got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man. (99 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ 2/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
45.
Clockstoppers (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still. (94 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Frakes
“ 2/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
46.
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When the singing Veggies encounter some car trouble, they're stranded at old, rundown seafood joint where nothing is quite as it seems... (82 mins.)
“ 2/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
47.
Jason X (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century. (91 mins.)
Director: Jim Isaac
“ 1/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
48.
The Master of Disguise (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
An Italian waiter fights off a criminal mastermind with his inherited powers of disguise. (80 mins.)
“ 1/10 ” - Nickerbocker9
 
49.
Van Wilder (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate. (92 mins.)
Director: Walt Becker
“ 1/10 ” - Nickerbocker9