Best Movies of 2002

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Best Movies of 2002
Best Movies of 2002
TOP Movies: The Pianist (2002), Spider-Man (2002), Adaptation. (2002), Road to Perdition (2002), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Minority Report (2002), 28 Days Later (2002), Chicago (2002), Lilo & Stitch (2002), The Ring (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), City of God (2002), 8 Mile (2002), A Walk to Remember (2002), Ice Age (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), 25th Hour (2002), About Schmidt (2002), Secretary (2002), Frida (2002).

List of Best Movies

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 179 min.
Story: Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.
Style: epic, exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, scenic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: fantasy world, adventure, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, elf, warrior, magical, imaginary, wizards, save the world, friendship, monster ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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 8.5
 754K
The Pianist (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, France, Poland, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he ...
Style: bleak, emotional, suspense, harsh, heartbreaking ...
Plot: survival, holocaust, world war two, pianist, nazi, against humanity, ghetto, nazi occupation, genocide, anti semitism, jewish, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, warsaw poland, central europe
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 703K
Spider-Man (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers.
Style: exciting, serious, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing, kids
Plot: superhero, super villain, superhuman powers, transformation, experiment, heroes, secret identity, courage, experiment gone awry, escapades, undercover, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 182K
Adaptation. (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: writers, twins, writer's block, obsession, satire, siblings relations, thief, weirdo, mentally unstable, filmmaking, lookalikes, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, new york, new orleans
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about 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. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, deception, rise and fall, crime, justice, cat and mouse, crimes, fake identity ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, california, spain ...
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 518K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, neo noir, interesting, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: future dystopia, cyberpunk, murder, foreknowledge, frame up, precognition, psychic, crime, police investigation, law enforcer, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 385K
28 Days Later (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, virus, post apocalypse, epidemic, survival, plague, infected, fear, zombie apocalypse, rage, research ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, manchester england, big ben london ...
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, stylized, twists and turns, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magic, witch, magical, wizards and magicians, wizards, chosen one, boarding school life, magic wand, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, giant, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1993 ...
Place: england, europe, london
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 219K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, execution, trial, rivalry, showbiz, satire, court, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space wars, star wars, jedi, space opera, outer space, heroes, army, good versus evil, sword fight, teaching the ways of the world, attack ...
Time: future, 2000s
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 174K
Lilo & Stitch (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: disney, adoption, orphan, family, adventure, family relations, disorder, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, experiment, friends, benign alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hawaii, usa, san francisco
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 327K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
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Gangs of New York (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 167 min.
Story: It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by ...
Style: rough, stylized, tense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, gang war, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, courage, racial slur, army, social decay ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s, 1860s, victorian era
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 8.6
 712K
City of God (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil, France, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by ...
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: gang, drug dealing, coming of age, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto life, street gang, gang war, crimes, society, social decay, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 258K
8 Mile (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: hip hop, follow your dream, underdog, success, music, street gang, musician's life, rap, hip hop culture, urban ghetto life, factory worker, human spirit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, feel good, inspirational, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: horse, wild horse, friendship, family, freedom, reunion, getting home, adventure, rescue, cowboy, animal life, wildlife ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: usa, united states
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A Walk to Remember (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, sincere, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, teen drama, date night
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, love and romance, true love, romance, first love, fall in love, teen romance, terminal illness, youth, teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina
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 7.5
 451K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: road movie, touching, feel good, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, date night
Plot: talking animals, friendship, unlikely friendships, rescue, adventure, animal life, journey, family, caveman, unlikely partners, life risking, creature ...
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory, prehistoric
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Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beleaguered small-business owner gets a harmonium and embarks on a romantic journey with a mysterious woman.
Style: surreal, realistic, sentimental, touching, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: shyness, phone sex, true love, romance, social awkwardness, self discovery, love and romance, sibling relationship, couple relations, fall in love, depression, vandalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa, california, los angeles, utah
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 172K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: stock broker, friendship, drug lord, betrayal, 9/11, race against time, organized crime, introspection, regret, rage, mistrust, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 124K
About Schmidt (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: 66-year-old Warren Schmidt is a retired insurance salesman and has no particular plans other than to drive around in the motor home his wife insisted they buy. He's not altogether bitter, but not happy either, as everything his wife does annoys ...
Style: contemplative, tragicomedy, humorous, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: life changing, family life, on the road, wedding, letter, salesman, fish out of water, parents and children, golden years, introspection, elderly, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, denver colorado, kansas, nebraska, california
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 85K
Secretary (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexy, erotic, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: s&m, bdsm, sexual perversion, workplace romance, sexual relations, pantyhose, boss and employee, secretary, masochism, fetish, sexual sadism, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.4
 83K
Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: "Frida" chronicles the life Frida Kahlo shared unflinchingly and openly with Diego Rivera, as the young couple took the art world by storm. From her complex and enduring relationship with her mentor and husband to her illicit and ...
Style: colourful, stylized, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: painter, bohemian life, art, feminism, lifestyle, painting, couple relations, artist, bisexuality, jealousy, lesbian love, disability ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: mexico, latin america, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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 6.7
 343K
Signs (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: alien invasion, ufo, farm, alien encounter, asthma attack, alien, loss of faith, destiny, single father, priest, baseball, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 350K
Men in Black II (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, stylized, light, not serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, ufo, buddy cop, alien, save the world, aliens, extraterrestrial, undercover, race against time, alien invasion, secret agents, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1978, year 2002 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, massachusetts, grand central station manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 127K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, mental illness, housewife, drowning, writer's life, suicidal, writers, terminal illness, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1920s, contemporary, 20s ...
Place: england, new york, los angeles, london, usa ...
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: political thriller, intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, escape, tough heroes, on the run, black ops, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, switzerland, europe, france, langley virginia ...
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 315K
Equilibrium (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.
Style: futuristic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, distopia, rebellion, society, lone hero, fighting the system, resistance, dystopic future, utopia, gunfight, totalitarianism, dictatorship ...
Time: future, 2000s, 80s
Place: china, beijing china
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 107K
Treasure Planet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent ...
Style: exciting, fairy tale, semi serious, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: pirate, steampunk, adventure, outer space, space travel, adventurer, disney, treasure hunt, androids and robots, treasure, spacecraft, alien ...
Time: future, distant future, 18th century
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