Top Movies of 2002


The top movies of 2002 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Jackson
Actors: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies
Plot: The fellow has split, but Frodo and Sam have a mission to complete. The others make new friends, while Frodo finds a guide to Mordor.

2. Spirited Away ( Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi )

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Kirk Wise
Actors: Daveigh Chase, Lauren Holly, Suzanne Pleshette, Michael Chiklis, David Ogden Stiers, Jason Marsden
Plot: A young girl is whisked away to a world of witches, dragons, gods and spirits when her parents stop at a seemingly abandoned amusement park. When her parents are transformed into pigs, it's up to Chihiro to make new friends and believe in herself in order to find the way back to her own world.

3. The Bourne Identity

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Doug Liman
Actors: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Clive Owen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Plot: A man is rescued by a fishing boat with no identification or memory. Assassins are on his trail as he frantically tries to unravel the truth behind his life.

4. The Pianist

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Maureen Lipman, Emilia Fox, Ed Stoppard
Plot: A Jewish pianist must flee is home country as Germany invades. He is reluctant to flee and struggles to survive because of it.

5. Catch Me if You Can

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Crime
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams
Plot: An FBI agent meticulously tracks a young con artist who always seems to be one step ahead of him whether posing as an airline pilot, doctor, history professor or assistant attorney general.

6. Gangs of New York

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Liam Neeson
Plot: Takes place in Nineteenth century Manhattan where immigrants fight for control over the five-points neighborhood.

7. Spider-Man

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Sam Raimi
Actors: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris
Plot: A bite by a genetically modified spider turns unsuspecting high school student Peter Parker into a reluctant superhero who learns that with great power comes great responsibility.

8. Road to Perdition

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Sam Mendes
Actors: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Liam Aiken, Tyler Hoechlin, Jude Law, Daniel Craig
Plot: As a professional hit man's son witnesses his futhers operation as they murder someone, the hit man must betray his boss to save his son.

9. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Kenneth Branagh
Plot: In his second year at Hogwarts a dark force terrorizes the students and Harry becomes a suspect.

10. Minority Report

Year of Release: 2002
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, Jessica Capshaw, Neal McDonough, Steve Harris, Patrick Kilpatrick
Plot: In the future, the department of precrime arrest criminals before they commit a crime. When the head of the department is accused of a future crime, he sets out to prove his innocence.

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