Top Movies of 2002

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1. The Tuxedo (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

30 Metascore

A hapless chauffeur must take a comatose Secret Agent's place using his special gadget-laden tuxedo.

Director: Kevin Donovan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar

Votes: 70,854 | Gross: $50.55M

10/10

2. Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Neal Oliver, a very confused young man and an artist (played by James Marsden) takes a journey of a lifetime on a highway I60 that doesn't exist on any of the maps, going to the places he never even heard of, searching for an answer and his dreamgirl.

Director: Bob Gale | Stars: James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Matthew Edison

Votes: 26,604

10/10

3. The Wisher (2002)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

In a small town, the teenager Mary is obsessed and addicted with horror movies. Further, she is sleepwalker, has frequent nightmares and her father has forbidden her to watch horror movies.... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Wilding | Stars: Ron Silver, Liane Balaban, Drew Lachey, Siri Baruc

Votes: 1,478

10/10

4. The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002 Video)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Little foot befriends with a mysterious, fun-loving dolphin-like creature named Mo, who is trapped in "new water" caused by heavy rain. The gang then goes on an adventure to the "big water" to bring Mo home.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 2,043

10/10

5. Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled (2002 Video)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance

This time, the Djinn unleashes his undying love for a beautiful woman in his final attempt to unleashe his brethren from hell.

Director: Chris Angel | Stars: Tara Spencer-Nairn, Michael Trucco, Jason Thompson, John Novak

Votes: 2,943

10/10

6. Slash (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

A rock band gets stuck on a haunted farm while visiting its lead singer's family.

Director: Neal Sundstrom | Stars: Adam Woolf, Danny Keogh, Milan Murray, Guy Raphaely

Votes: 1,382

10/10

7. Scared (2002)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of young filmmakers encounter a serial killer while shooting their first independent movie.

Director: Keith Walley | Stars: Luciano Saber, Kate Norby, Cory Almeida, Raquel Horton

Votes: 237

10/10

8. Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife, rendered him an amnesiac, and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters.

Director: Rick Bota | Stars: Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward

Votes: 9,775

10/10

9. Wishcraft (2002)

R | 102 min | Horror

A high school student named Brett Bumpers receives a mysterious package one day. He does not know who gave it to him, but after a while he finds out that the totem within the package can ... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Graves, Richard Wenk | Stars: Michael Weston, Alexandra Holden, Huntley Ritter, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 1,653

10/10

10. May (2002)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror

58 Metascore

A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin.

Director: Lucky McKee | Stars: Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, James Duval

Votes: 30,033 | Gross: $0.15M

10/10

11. Dark Water (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Hitomi Kuroki, Rio Kanno, Mirei Oguchi, Asami Mizukawa

Votes: 27,096

9/10

12. Gin gwai (2002)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

66 Metascore

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts.

Directors: Danny Pang, Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Angelica Lee, Chutcha Rujinanon, Lawrence Chou, Jinda Duangtoy

Votes: 26,466 | Gross: $0.50M

9/10

13. Slaughter Studios (2002 Video)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

Slaughter Studios has a legendary reputation as the place where a slew of classic low-budget horror movies were made. Long since abandoned and now in ruins, a group of aspiring filmmakers ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Katkin | Stars: Nicolas Read, Amy Shelton-White, Tara Killian, Peter Stanovich

Votes: 243

9/10

14. Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

The Cortez siblings set out for a mysterious island, where they encounter a genetic scientist and a set of rival spy kids.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 52,437 | Gross: $85.85M

8 or 9/10

15. He Sees You When You're Sleeping (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mary Higgins Clark's Christmas fantasy tells the tale of Sterling Brooks, a self-absorbed stock-broker who is killed in a freak accident. In order to secure a heavenly future, Sterling is ... See full summary »

Director: David Winning | Stars: Cameron Bancroft, Erika Eleniak, Nickol Tschenscher, Eli Gabay

Votes: 248

8 or 9/10

16. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2002)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Family

After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.

Director: John Shepphird | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Corbin Bernsen, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse

Votes: 1,033

8 or 9/10

17. Phone Booth (2002)

R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 230,869 | Gross: $46.57M

8/10

18. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 230,649 | Gross: $96.40M

8/10

19. Return to Never Land (2002)

G | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

49 Metascore

In London during World War II, this is the story of Wendy's daughter, Jane, who is kidnapped by Captain Hook and Peter Pan must come to the rescue.

Directors: Robin Budd, Donovan Cook | Stars: Blayne Weaver, Harriet Owen, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 15,728 | Gross: $48.43M

8/10

20. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

63 Metascore

An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

Votes: 466,377 | Gross: $261.99M

8/10

21. Stuart Little 2 (2002)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

66 Metascore

Stuart and Snowbell set out across town to rescue a friend.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

Votes: 43,509 | Gross: $64.96M

8/10

22. 28 Days Later... (2002)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Alex Palmer

Votes: 336,367 | Gross: $45.06M

8/10

23. Curse of the Forty-Niner (2002)

R | 86 min | Horror

A group of friends discover gold deep inside an old mine. But by taking the gold and think they've hit it big, they awaken a long dead miner who's Hell Bent on protecting his treasure.

Director: John Carl Buechler | Stars: Karen Black, John Phillip Law, Richard Lynch, Vernon Wells

Votes: 638

8/10

24. In America (2002)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

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: 38,567 | Gross: $15.54M

8/10

25. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 195,387 | Gross: $170.69M

8/10

26. Cabin Fever (2002)

R | 93 min | Horror

56 Metascore

A group of 5 college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent

Votes: 68,647 | Gross: $21.16M

8/10

27. Home Alone 4 (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv... See full summary »

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock, Jason Beghe

Votes: 28,478

7 or 8/10

28. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 618,477 | Gross: $403.71M

7/10

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

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-wan Kenobi 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: 552,133 | Gross: $310.68M

7/10

30. Lilo & Stitch (2002)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

73 Metascore

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 142,693 | Gross: $145.79M

7/10

31. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Michael Constantine, Christina Eleusiniotis

Votes: 111,462 | Gross: $241.44M

7/10

32. Ice Age (2002)

PG | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 381,918 | Gross: $176.39M

7/10

33. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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

75 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 678,706 | Gross: $164.62M

7/10

34. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

19 Metascore

Three years after he last terrorized his sister, Michael Myers confronts her again, before traveling to Haddonfield to deal with the cast and crew of a reality show which is being broadcast from his old home.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

Votes: 31,736 | Gross: $30.35M

7/10

35. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

62 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York

Votes: 179,095 | Gross: $213.31M

7/10

36. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,218

7/10

37. Hansel & Gretel (2002)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in... See full summary »

Director: Gary J. Tunnicliffe | Stars: Lynn Redgrave, Jacob Smith, Taylor Momsen, Delta Burke

Votes: 1,088 | Gross: $0.10M

7/10

38. Python 2 (2002 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A man, his business partner, and his wife are enlisted to transport an unknown object from a Russian military base, only to discover that the object is a giant, genetically-altered python.

Director: Lee Alan McConnell | Stars: William Zabka, Dana Ashbrook, Alex Jolig, Simmone Mackinnon

Votes: 976

7/10

39. About a Boy (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A cynical, immature young man is taught how to act like a grown-up by a little boy.

Directors: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Stars: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Sharon Small

Votes: 156,405 | Gross: $41.39M

6 or 7/10

40. Changing Lanes (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

The story of what happens one day in New York City, when a young lawyer and a businessman share a small automobile accident on F.D.R. Drive, and their mutual road rage escalates into a feud.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette

Votes: 62,320 | Gross: $66.82M

6 or 7/10

41. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,240 | Gross: $0.01M

6 or 7/10

42. The Emperor's Club (2002)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama

49 Metascore

An idealistic prep school teacher attempts to redeem an incorrigible student.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Joel Gretsch, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 15,545 | Gross: $14.06M

6 or 7/10

43. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

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: 360,042 | Gross: $77.81M

6/10

44. Scooby-Doo (2002)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

35 Metascore

After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 83,597 | Gross: $153.29M

6/10

45. Two Weeks Notice (2002)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey

Votes: 95,647 | Gross: $93.35M

6/10

46. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robin Dunne

Votes: 13,368

6/10



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