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Top 50 Best Movies of 2002 – List of Popular Good Films

The year 2002 is seen by many critics as the first year when the sequels really worked out for the fans and the critics alike. The year 2002 saw release of dozens of sequels and interestingly most of these sequels were part of movie series’ that started at the beginning of the decade. As many as 1 and a half dozen sequels of popular movies were released in the year 2002 and most of them were highly successful at box office. In fact the first sequel of The Lord of the Rings and Harry potter Franchise were released in the year 2002 and both sequels were among the highest grossing films of 2002. Til then Only James bond series was the highest grossing film series of all time but the success of Lord of the rings and Harry potter series ensured of an interesting battle between the three series to become the highest grossing movie series in the coming years.

The year 2002 is also special for the superhero genre. This is because the year 2002 saw the release of first Spiderman film which starred Tobey Maguire in the iconic role of Peter Parker/Spiderman. Til then Spiderman was only limited to animated TV shows and comics. Audience welcomed Spiderman with great love and the film become one of the highest grossing movie of the year.

Here is list of the best movies released in the year 2002:

50. The Sum of All Fears


best movies of 2002
Director -Phil Alden Robinson
Cast -Morgan Freeman, Bridget Moynahan,
Ben Affleck, Philip Baker Hall
IMDB Rating –6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes –59%
Release Date -31 May 2002
Box Office –$193.9 million
Genre – Action, Drama, Thriller
Awards -None
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49. Bend it Like Beckham


best movies of 2002
Director – Gurinder Chadha
Cast -Archie Panjabi, Keira Knightley, Anupam Kher, Parminder Nagra
IMDB Rating –6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes –85%
Release Date -11 April 2002
Box Office –$76.6 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards -None
Plot –

48. Reign of Fire


best movies of 2002
Director -Rob Bowman
Cast – Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Gerard Butler, Izabella Scorupco
IMDB Rating –6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes –42%
Release Date – 12 July 2002
Box Office –$82.2 million
Genre -Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Awards -None
Plot –

47. Irreversible


best movies of 2002
Director -Gaspar Noé
Cast -Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel
IMDB Rating –7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes –57%
Release Date -22 May 2002
Box Office –€5.8 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards -None
Plot –

46. xXx


best movies of 2002
Director – Rob Cohen
Cast -Marton Csokas, Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Samuel L. Jackson
IMDB Rating –5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes –48%
Release Date – 9 August 2002
Box Office –$277.4 million
Genre – Action, Adventure, Thriller
Awards -None
Plot –

45. One Hour Photo


best movies of 2002
Director – Mark Romanek
Cast -Gary Cole, Connie Nielsen, Robin Williams, Eriq La Salle
IMDB Rating –6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes –81%
Release Date -21 August 2002
Box Office –$52.2 million
Genre – Drama, Thriller
Awards -None
Plot –

44. My Big Fat Greek Wedding


best movies of 2002
Director -Joel Zwick
Cast -John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin
IMDB Rating –6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes –76%
Release Date -22 February 2002
Box Office –$368.7 million
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards -None
Plot –

43. John Q


best movies of 2002
Director -Nick Cassavetes
Cast -James Woods, Denzel Washington, Ray Liotta, Robert Duvall
IMDB Rating –7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes –23%
Release Date -5 February 2002
Box Office –$102.6 million
Genre – Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards -None
Plot –

42. Mr. Deeds


best movies of 2002
Director -Steven Brill
Cast -Winona Ryder, Adam Sandler, Jared Harris, John Turturro
IMDB Rating –5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes –22%
Release Date -28 June 2002
Box Office –$171.3 million
Genre – Comedy, Romance
Awards – None
Plot –

41. Lilo and Stitch


best movies of 2002
Director -Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois
Cast -Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, Daveigh Chase, Zoe Caldwell, Kevin McDonald
IMDB Rating –7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes –86%
Release Date -16 June 2002
Box Office –$273.1 million
Genre – Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards -None
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