2002 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
Talk to Her (2002)
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Two men share an odd friendship while they care for two women who are both in deep comas. (112 mins.)
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2.
The Son (2002)
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A joinery instructor at a rehab center refuses to take a new teen as his apprentice, but then begins to follow the boy through the hallways and streets. (99 mins.)
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3.
The Heart of Me (2002)
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1930's London. Two sisters - Madeleine and Dinah - One marries Rickie, the other falls in love with him. He begins an affair which is to have repercussions throughout their lives. (96 mins.)
 
4.
Man on the Train (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A teacher and a gangster meet by chance in a small town pharmacy. As a friendship of sorts develops between these opposite personalities... (90 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
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5.
About a Boy (2002)
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A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy. (101 mins.)
 
6.
Frida (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
 
7.
The Nest (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep... (107 mins.)
 
8.
Summer Things (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two couple of friends, one very rich the other almost homeless, decides to go on Holiday. Julie, a single mother... (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Blanc
 
9.
The Crime of Father Amaro (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town. (118 mins.)
Director: Carlos Carrera
 
10.
City of God (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer. (130 mins.)
 
11.
La barbichette (2002 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
"Je te tiens par la barbichette" is a popular game among kids. But what happens when three bored adult brothers start playing it in the living room? It hurts bad ! (7 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
12.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. (161 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
13.
Ripley's Game (2002)
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Tom Ripley persuades a man to commit a murder for a large sum of money. The situation goes out of control, and that man must escape trouble. (110 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
14.
Open Hearts (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
15.
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life. (109 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
16.
Two Men Went to War (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own. (109 mins.)
Director: John Henderson
 
17.
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. (97 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker
 
18.
Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team. (112 mins.)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
 
19.
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An illegal Nigerian immigrant discovers the unpalatable side of London life. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
20.
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
 
21.
Waiting for Happiness (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The story of two people who cross paths in Nouhadhibou. (90 mins.)
 
22.
The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Agnes Varda returns to the people she met in her 2000 documentary on gleaning and meets some new people who were inspired by her first film. (63 mins.)
Director: Agnès Varda
 
23.
To Be and to Have (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. (104 mins.)
 
24.
Secretary (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Chicago (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
26.
Lost in La Mancha (2002 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. (93 mins.)
 
27.
Dark Water (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. (101 mins.)
Director: Hideo Nakata
 
28.
Abouna (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The lives of two brothers, who live in N'djamena, are upended when they awake one Saturday morning to find that their father has left the family... (84 mins.)
 
29.
Monday Morning (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A story told quietly of Vincent a welder at a large and seemingly toxic plant along the Rhône, living in a village with his sons... (120 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
30.
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
 
31.
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
 
32.
Whale Rider (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize. (101 mins.)
Director: Niki Caro
 
33.
Far from Heaven (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. (107 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
34.
Maléfique (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In a penitentiary, four prisoners occupy a cell: Carrère, who used his company to commit a fraud and... (90 mins.)
Director: Eric Valette
 
35.
XX/XY (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Three friends begin a dangerous three-way relationship that spirals out of control, leading to dire consequences that haunt them ten years later. (91 mins.)
Director: Austin Chick
 
36.
I'm with Lucy (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A woman experiences five blind dates in one year, but only one of them is "Mr. Right". (90 mins.)
Director: Jon Sherman
 
37.
Novo (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Those who loved Graham yesterday shouldn't count on today. Those who love him today risk being heartbroken tomorrow... (98 mins.)
 
38.
Reign of Fire (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A brood of fire-breathing dragons emerges from the earth and begins setting everything ablaze, establishing dominance over the planet. (101 mins.)
Director: Rob Bowman
 
39.
Sex Is Comedy (2002)
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A director struggles to film a difficult, intimate sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other. (92 mins.)
 
40.
Irreversible (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
41.
Ken Park (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Ken Park is about several Californian skateboarders' lives and relationships with and without their parents. (93 mins.)
 
42.
Gerry (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (103 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
43.
Japón (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows. (130 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
44.
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
 
45.
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.)
 
46.
Red Dragon (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter. (124 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner