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Movies: Popular Movies of 2002

Movies in chronological context: 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade. Since the September 11 attacks of the previous year, foreign policy and international relations have been generally united in combatting al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. The United States especially was a leading force in combatting terrorist groups. 2002 also saw the signing and establishment of many international agreements and institutions, most notably the International Criminal Court, the African Union, the Russian-American Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty, and the Eurozone. The global economy, partly due to the September 11 attacks, generally stagnated or declined. Stock indices, such as the American Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Japanese Nikkei 225 both ended the year lower than they had started. In the later parts of 2002, the world saw the beginning of a SARS epidemic, which would go on to affect mostly China, Europe, and North America. Prominent deaths in 2002 included world leaders Hugo Banzer and Fernando Belaúnde. The British royal family in particular saw two major funerals, that of Queen Elizabeth... ()

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 59min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
4.2/5 (with 9,458 votes)

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.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets(2002)

PG
| 2h 41min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 9,456 votes)

Cars fly, trees fight back, and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione’s magical abilities and courage.

Spider-Man(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Fantasy, Action
3.6/5 (with 8,115 votes)

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider at Oscorp, nerdy but endearing high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers to become the superhero known as Spider-Man.

Catch Me If You Can(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 6,555 votes)

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 only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

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

PG
| 2h 22min | Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 5,744 votes)

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Ice Age(2002)

3.7/5 (with 5,705 votes)

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. Along the way, the unlikely allies become friends but, when enemies attack, their quest takes on far nobler aims.

Men in Black II(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 28min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 4,330 votes)

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 been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

The Bourne Identity(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 59min | Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 4,033 votes)

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 dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Minority Report(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 25min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 3,699 votes)

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.

The Pianist(2002)

R
| 2h 30min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 3,663 votes)

The true story of pianist Władysław 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 stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

8 Mile(2002)

1h 50min | Music, Drama
3.6/5 (with 3,070 votes)

For Jimmy Smith, Jr., life is a daily fight just to keep hope alive. Feeding his dreams in Detroit's vibrant music scene, Jimmy wages an extraordinary personal struggle to find his own voice - and earn a place in a world where rhymes rule, legends are born and every moment… is another chance.

City of God(2002)

2h 10min | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 3,012 votes)

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

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Gangs of New York(2002)

R
| 2h 47min | Drama, History, Crime
3.7/5 (with 2,846 votes)

It's 1863. 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 his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

28 Days Later(2002)

3.6/5 (with 2,808 votes)

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 virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Resident Evil(2002)

R
| 1h 40min | Horror, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 2,712 votes)

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

The Ring(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 2,633 votes)

Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers. There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring so she can save herself and her son.

Lilo & Stitch(2002)

PG
| 1h 25min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 2,607 votes)

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet, wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien "puppy" of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Signs(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 2,356 votes)

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

The Transporter(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 32min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,238 votes)

Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.

Panic Room(2002)

R
| 1h 51min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 2,092 votes)

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

Blade II(2002)

R
| 1h 57min | Fantasy, Horror, Action, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,002 votes)

A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community - The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Blade is asked by the Vampire Nation for his help in preventing a nightmare plague that would wipe out both humans and vampires.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron(2002)

3.8/5 (with 1,985 votes)

As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.

Insomnia(2002)

R
| 1h 58min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,916 votes)

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Equilibrium(2002)

3.5/5 (with 1,915 votes)

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.

Scooby-Doo(2002)

PG
| 1h 28min | Mystery, Adventure, Comedy
3.0/5 (with 1,848 votes)

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways.

xXx(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 1,797 votes)

Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

Red Dragon(2002)

R
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 1,790 votes)

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

A Walk to Remember(2002)

PG
| 1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1,785 votes)

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 secret she must keep from Landon.

Treasure Planet(2002)

3.8/5 (with 1,731 votes)

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 on their journey to find treasure.

Road to Perdition(2002)

R
| 1h 57min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,521 votes)

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 looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

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