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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2002 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2002 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsAdaptation. (2002) 10  ComedyMind-blowingDocumentary/TrueI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    A screenwriter writes himself into the screenplay he's trying to adapt from a nonfiction book.
  2. Movie DetailsPunch-Drunk Love (2002) 10  ComedyI own on DVD
    Businessman Adam Sandler begins a romantic journey with a curious woman amidst personal chaos.
  3. Movie DetailsShort Films of David Lynch, The (2002) 10  HorrorObscure/RareI own on DVD
    A detailed DVD collection of Lynch's six short films, dating 1966 to 1996. Horrifically odd.
  4. Movie DetailsSon, The (2002) 10  Obscure/Rare
    The Dardennes' build emotional and moral complexity around a vocational training center for troubled boys.

  5. EXCELLENT
  6. Movie DetailsAbout Schmidt (2002) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Jack Nicholson is entering retirement and doesn't know what to do. Warning: Kathy Bates nudity.
  7. Movie DetailsDirty Pretty Things (2002) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    Turkish chambermaid Audrey Tautou works at a London hotel where drug dealing and prostitution abound.
  8. Movie DetailsHeaven (2002) 9  
    The first of the Kieslowski trilogy, starring Cate Blanchett. Tom Tykwer directs this philosophical escape.
  9. Movie DetailsHero (2002) 9  
    A Rashômonesque martial-arts epic about the attempted assassination of a Chinese warlord, starring Jet Li.
  10. Movie DetailsMinority Report (2002) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    An excellent futuristic thriller with irrelevant distractions, including vomit, snot and anthropomorphic plants.
  11. Movie DetailsPianist, The (2002) 9  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of WWII.
  12. Movie DetailsSex and Lucía (2002) 9  Mind-blowingWith Sex/Nudity
    Julio Medem directs a convoluted dreamlike narrative, starring a novelist, an island and Paz Vega.
  13. Movie DetailsTalk to Her (2002) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Pedro Almodóvar's story of friendship between two men whose girlfriends are both in deep comas.

  14. VERY GOOD
  15. Movie Details25th Hour (2002) 8  
    Edward Norton revaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before a seven-year jail term.
  16. Movie DetailsBowling for Columbine (2002) 8  Documentary/True
    Michael Moore explores the roots of America's propensity for gun violence and the fear-mongering media.
  17. Movie DetailsCatch Me If You Can (2002) 8  Documentary/True
    Successful con-artist and millionaire Leonardo DiCaprio holds multiple identities. FBI agent Tom Hanks gives chase.
  18. Movie DetailsCremaster 3 (2002) 8  Obscure/Rare
    Matthew Barney's art installation epic where he plays the Entered Apprentice and faces bizarre adversaries.
  19. Movie DetailsIgby Goes Down (2002) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A sarcastic 17-year-old boy rebels against the money and privilege he was born into.
  20. Movie DetailsInsomnia (2002) 8  With Sex/Nudity
    Two L.A. homicide detectives are dispatched to Alaska to investigate the murder of a teen.
  21. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 8  Fantasy
    We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses.
  22. Movie DetailsRabbits (2002) 8  ComedyFantasyHorrorObscure/Rare
    David Lynch's nine-episode sitcom starring people in rabbit suits, accompanied by laugh tracks. Plotless, eerie.
  23. Movie DetailsRoad to Perdition (2002) 8  Comic Book/Superhero
    The result of hitman Tom Hanks's son witnessing what his father does for a living.
  24. Movie DetailsRussian Ark (2002) 8  FantasyDocumentary/True
    300 years of Russian history displayed in a single continuous shot at the Hermitage Museum.
  25. Movie DetailsSolaris (2002) 8  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Soderbergh's remake is quite good, with much credit due to George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.
  26. Movie DetailsX-Files: The Complete Collector's Edition, The (2002) 8  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiTV Shows
    FBI agents Mulder and Scully investigate paranormal cases and discover alien conspiracies within our government.

  27. GOOD
  28. Movie Details28 Days Later (2002) 7  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Four weeks after a deadly virus spreads throughout the UK, a few survivors seek sanctuary.
  29. Movie Details8 Mile (2002) 7  Musical/Music
    Eminem is a young struggling rapper in Detroit. Co-stars Kim Basinger and Brittany Murphy.
  30. Movie DetailsAbout a Boy (2002) 7  Comedy
    A little boy teaches cynical, immature Hugh Grant how to act like a grownup.
  31. Movie DetailsBerserk - The Complete Collection (2002) 7  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareTV Shows
    Anime about young warrior Guts and the mercenary company called the Band of the Hawk.
  32. Movie DetailsBourne Identity, The (2002) 7  Conspiracy
    In Paris, Matt Damon tries to remember his identity and why he is wanted dead.
  33. Movie DetailsChicago (2002) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A musical about celebrity worship, set in 1920s Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.
  34. Movie DetailsIce Age (2002) 7  AnimationComedy
    An animated saber-toothed tiger, sloth, wooly mammoth, and saber-toothed squirrel discover a lost human infant.
  35. Movie DetailsIris (2002) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    True story of novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from youth to Alzheimer's.
  36. Movie DetailsIrreversible (2002) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Interesting narrative concept, but vicious. Be prepared for traumatic rape and murder. Stars Monica Bellucci.
  37. Movie DetailsLilo & Stitch (2002) 7  AnimationComedySci-Fi
    A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extraterrestrial fugitive.
  38. Movie DetailsLive from Baghdad (2002) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    Robert Wiener's memoirs of CNN reporters in Iraq during the Gulf War bombing in 1991.
  39. Movie DetailsPanic Room (2002) 7  Horror
    This David Fincher thriller presents three burglars searching Jodie Foster's brownstone mansion for hidden fortune.
  40. Movie DetailsSecretary (2002) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    James Spader is involved in a sexual, sadomasochistic story? You're kidding! Maggie Gyllenhaal is great.
  41. Movie DetailsSpider-Man (2002) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Tobey Maguire is bitten by a genetically engineered spider and subsequently wins Kirsten Dunst's love.
  42. Movie DetailsXX/XY (2002) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A three-way relationship during college still haunts and complicates Mark Ruffalo's life 10 years later.

  43. FAIR
  44. Movie DetailsAustin Powers 3: Goldmember (2002) 6  ComedyMusical/Music
    Have you got any idea how many anonymous henchmen I've killed over the years?
  45. Movie DetailsBlood Work (2002) 6  
    Retired FBI profiler Clint Eastwood returns to service following clues from his own heart transplant.
  46. Movie DetailsBlue Crush (2002) 6  SportDocumentary/True
    Blonde surfer girl Kate Bosworth prepares for a surf competition while looking extremely attractive.
  47. Movie DetailsChanging Lanes (2002) 6  
    A fender-bender between lawyer Ben Affleck and businessman Samuel L. Jackson escalates into a feud.
  48. Movie DetailsClose Your Eyes (2002) 6  HorrorObscure/Rare
    A hypnotherapist receives visions from the inside of his patients' minds. A key to immortality?
  49. Movie DetailsCQ (2002) 6  ComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    The story of a young sci-fi filmmaker in Paris. Model Angela Lindvall serves as eye-candy.
  50. Movie DetailsDeath to Smoochy (2002) 6  ComedyMusical/Music
    When children's television show host Robin Williams is fired, he plots revenge against Edward Norton.
  51. Movie DetailsEquilibrium (2002) 6  Sci-Fi
    In a super-serious fascist future, Christian Bale has mastered the technique of the gun kata.
  52. Movie DetailsFrailty (2002) 6  
    Bill Paxton's chilling study of a family's disintegration. The plot twists and payoff underwhelmed me.
  53. Movie DetailsLaurel Canyon (2002) 6  Musical/MusicWith Sex/Nudity
    An uptight young man moves in with Frances McDormand and experiences a clash of lifestyles.
  54. Movie DetailsOne Hour Photo (2002) 6  With Sex/Nudity
    Robin Williams is a one-hour photo lab employee who becomes obsessed with a suburban family.
  55. Movie DetailsOrange County (2002) 6  Comedy
    Jack Black tries to help smart highschooler Colin Hanks get admitted into Stanford.
  56. Movie DetailsPumpkin (2002) 6  Comedy
    College sorority girl Christina Ricci is drawn into a relationship with a young disabled man.
  57. Movie DetailsRules of Attraction, The (2002) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Mean-spirited film about shallow, spoiled kids at Camden College. Artful rewinds, vulgarity and Shannyn Sossamon.
  58. Movie DetailsSalton Sea, The (2002) 6  
    After his wife is murdered, Val Kilmer drifts into a world of speed junkies.
  59. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) 6  FantasySci-Fi
    Jar Jar is muzzled, Yoda breaks out his light-saber, and Natalie Portman bares her midriff.
  60. Movie DetailsWe Were Soldiers (2002) 6  Documentary/True
    Details a major battle in the Vietnam War, starring Mel Gibson and trout-lipped Madeleine Stowe.

  61. ADEQUATE
  62. Movie DetailsBad Company (2002) 5  Comedy
    Cliché-ridden but mildly amusing Chris Rock action movie, courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer.
  63. Movie DetailsBirthday Girl (2002) 5  Comedy
    Nicole Kidman arrives in a small town as a bank clerk's Russian mail-order bride.
  64. Movie DetailsCube 2: Hypercube (2002) 5  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Bizarre, nonsensical sequel packed with bad dialogue/acting. Devoid of Cube's existentialism and simplicity.
  65. Movie DetailsJohn Q (2002) 5  
    Denzel Washington takes the emergency room hostage until doctors agree to perform his son's transplant.
  66. Movie DetailsK-19: The Widowmaker (2002) 5  Documentary/True
    Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson star in this dull tale of a malfunctioning nuclear submarine.
  67. Movie DetailsKung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002) 5  Comedy
    It is an honor having you beat up random people in our city.
  68. Movie DetailsMen in Black II (2002) 5  ComedySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    A semi-amusing replica of the original popcorn flick. The train-station locker creatures steal the show.
  69. Movie DetailsResident Evil (2002) 5  ConspiracyHorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    That scene where Milla Jovovich kicks the crap out of undead Dobermans is pretty cool.
  70. Movie DetailsxXx (2002) 5  Sport
    Extreme-sports athlete Vin Diesel blows a lot of shit up. Stunts and gadgets replace plot.

  71. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  72. Movie DetailsFearDotCom (2002) CRAP  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    People are dying after logging on to a website. Natascha McElhone's talent is wasted.
  73. Movie DetailsHot Chick, The (2002) CRAP  Comedy
    An attractive but mean-spirited girl becomes trapped in Rob Schneider's body. Stupid but mildly amusing.
  74. Movie DetailsImpostor (2002) CRAP  Sci-Fi
    A Philip K. Dick adaptation gone wrong. Is engineer Gary Sinise actually an alien android?
  75. Movie DetailsNew Guy, The (2002) CRAP  Comedy
    A crude high-school movie about reinventing yourself. Zooey Deschanel could not redeem its incoherence.
  76. Movie DetailsScooby-Doo (2002) CRAP  ComedyFantasy
    Matthew Lillard's Shaggy impression is great, but the rest of this live-action adaptation is useless.
  77. Movie DetailsSigns (2002) CRAP  Sci-Fi
    M. Night Shyamalan and Mel Gibson really crapped the bed with this lame alien-invasion movie.
  78. Movie DetailsSlackers (2002) CRAP  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Not even Jason Schwartzman can save this utterly detestable gross-out comedy. Painfully unfunny.
  79. Movie DetailsSweet Home Alabama (2002) CRAP  Comedy
    I'm sorry, but Reese Witherspoon made me want to skewer my temples.
  80. Movie DetailsSweetest Thing, The (2002) CRAP  Comedy
    A disposable saccharine comedy about searching for love, starring Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate.
  81. Movie DetailsSwimfan (2002) CRAP  Sport
    My dislike for Erika Christensen didn't help me enjoy this Fatal Attraction rip-off.
  82. Movie DetailsTuxedo, The (2002) CRAP  ComedySci-Fi
    Chauffer Jackie Chan wears a special gadget-laden tuxedo. Jennifer Love Hewitt is also present.
  83. Movie DetailsVan Wilder (2002) CRAP  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Tara Reid and Ryan Reynolds are incapable of intelligent conversation, but let's not fault Ryan.


  84. Statistical ratings distribution of these 77 films (4.8% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 77 films: 6.4.

    10:5.2%

    9:10.4%

    8:15.6%

    7:19.5%

    6:22.1%

    5:11.7%

    CRAP:15.6%



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