Best Action Movies of 2002

1.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

7.4
8.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2002-12-18
2.

The Bourne Identity

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2002-06-14
3.

Spider-Man

6.3
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Cliff Robertson, Rosemary Harris, J.K. Simmons, Joe Manganiello, Bill Nunn, Michael Papajohn ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 2002-05-01
4.

Minority Report

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Lois Smith, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Mike Binder ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-06-20
5.

The Count of Monte Cristo

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Domi?czyk, Michael Wincott, Luis Guzmán, Christopher Adamson, J. B. Blanc, Henry Cavill ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2002-01-23
6.

Equilibrium

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, John Keogh ..
Directed by: Kurt Wimmer
Release date: 2002-12-06
7.

We Were Soldiers

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper, Clark Gregg, Marc Blucas, Jsu Garcia ..
Directed by: Randall Wallace
Release date: 2002-03-01
8.

Firefly

5.7
9.0/10 IMDB

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Christina Hendricks ..
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2002-09-20
9.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Ahmed Best ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 2002-05-15
10.

The Transporter

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, François Berléand, Matt Schulze, Ric Young, Doug Rand, Didier Saint Melin, Vincent Nemeth, Jean-Yves Bilien, Jean-Marie Paris ..
Directed by: Corey Yuen, Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2002-10-02
11.

Blade II

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Thomas Kretschmann, Luke Goss, Matt Schulze, Danny John-Jules, Donnie Yen ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 2002-03-22
12.

Bloody Sunday

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

The dramatised story of the Irish civil rights protest march on January 30 1972 which ended in a massacre by British troops.

Starring: James Nesbitt, Allan Gildea, Gerard Crossan, Mary Moulds, Carmel McCallion, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Villiers, James Hewitt, Declan Duddy ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2002-01-16
13.

Resident Evil

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce, Indra Ové, Anna Bolt, Joseph May, Robert Tannion, Heike Makatsch ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2002-03-15
14.

The Sum of All Fears

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight and advice on the situation. Then the unthinkable happens: a nuclear bomb explodes in a U.S. city, and America is quick to blame the Russians.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Ken Jenkins, Liev Schreiber, Bruce McGill, John Beasley, Philip Baker Hall, Bridget Moynahan, Ciarán Hinds ..
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
Release date: 2002-05-31
15.

Men in Black II

5.3
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Patrick Warburton, Jack Kehler, David Cross ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-07-03
16.

Jackass: The Movie

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. They wander around Japan in panda outfits, wreak havoc on a once civilized golf course, they even do stunts involving LIVE alligators, and so on.

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Jason Acuña, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon DiCamillo ..
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2002-10-25
17.

Star Trek: Nemesis

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Shannon Cochran ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 2002-12-13
18.

Rabbit-Proof Fence

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1931, three Aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff, and set off on a trek across the Outback.

Starring: Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, Laura Monaghan, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Ningali Lawford, Myarn Lawford, Deborah Mailman, Garry McDonald ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2002-02-04
19.

Die Another Day

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

James Bond is sent to investigate the connection between a North Korean terrorist and a diamond mogul, who is funding the development of an international space weapon.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Toby Stephens, John Cleese, Lawrence Makoare, Michael Madsen, Will Yun Lee, Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2002-11-17
20.

Reign of Fire

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

In post-apocalyptic England, an American volunteer and a British survivor team up to fight off a brood of fire-breathing dragons seeking to return to global dominance after centuries of rest underground. The Brit -- leading a clan of survivors to hunt down the King of the Dragons -- has much at stake: His mother was killed by a dragon, but his love is still alive.

Starring: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler, Alexander Siddig, Scott Moutter, David Kennedy, Ned Dennehy, Rory Keenan, Terence Maynard ..
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Release date: 2002-07-12
21.

Paid in Full

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Ace is an impressionable young man working for a dry cleaning business. His friend, drug dealer Mitch goes to prison. In an unrelated incident, he finds some cocaine in a pants pocket. Soon, Ace finds himself dealing cocaine for Lulu. Via lucky breaks and solid interpersonal skills, Ace moves to the top of the Harlem drug world. Of course, unfaithful employees and/or rivals conspire to bring about Ace's fall.

Starring: Wood Harris, Cam'ron, Mekhi Phifer, Kevin Carroll, Chi McBride, Regina Hall, Esai Morales, Cynthia Martells, Elise Neal, Ron Cephas Jones ..
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Release date: 2002-10-25
22.

Narc

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

Starring: Jason Patric, Ray Liotta, Chi McBride, Busta Rhymes, Lloyd Adams, Lina Giornofelice, Alan C. Peterson, Anne Openshaw, John Ortiz, Krista Bridges ..
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2002-01-14
23.

The Time Machine

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Sienna Guillory, Laura Kirk, Josh Stamberg, John W. Momrow, Max Baker, Jeffrey M. Meyer, Jeremy Irons ..
Directed by: Simon Wells
Release date: 2002-03-04
24.

Nicholas Nickleby

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Nicholas Nickleby, a young boy in search of a better life, struggles to save his family and friends from the abusive exploitation of his coldheartedly grasping uncle.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming, Timothy Spall, Romola Garai, Andrew Havill ..
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Release date: 2002-12-27
25.

xXx

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Trejo, Leila Arcieri, Marton Csokas, Michael Roof, Richy Müller, Werner Daehn, Jan Filipenský ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2002-08-09
26.

Dog Soldiers

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to prepare for some action as the there will be a full moon tonight...

Starring: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson, Leslie Simpson, Tina Landini, Craig Conway ..
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2002-05-10
27.

The Four Feathers

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Mohamed Bouich, Campbell Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, James Cosmo ..
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
Release date: 2002-09-08
28.

Blood Work

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Tina Lifford, Paul Rodríguez, Dylan Walsh, Mason Lucero, Gerry Becker, Rick Hoffman ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2002-08-09
29.

Collateral Damage

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas, Cliff Curtis, John Turturro, John Leguizamo, Jane Lynch, Harry Lennix, Lindsay Frost, Tyler Posey ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 2002-02-06
30.

The Tuxedo

4.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and soon discovers that this extraordinary suit may be more black belt than black tie. Paired with a partner as inexperienced as he is, Jimmy becomes an unwitting secret agent.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar, Ritchie Coster, Peter Stormare, Mia Cottet, Romany Malco, Daniel Kash, Jody Racicot ..
Directed by: Kevin Donovan
Release date: 2002-09-27
31.

The Scorpion King

4.6
5.5/10 IMDB

In ancient Egypt, peasant Mathayus is hired to exact revenge on the powerful Memnon and the sorceress Cassandra, who are ready to overtake Balthazar's village. Amid betrayals, thieves, abductions and more, Mathayus strives to bring justice to his complicated world.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Hu, Michael Clarke Duncan, Steven Brand, Bernard Hill, Grant Heslov, Peter Facinelli, Ralf Moeller, Branscombe Richmond, Roger Rees ..
Directed by: Chuck Russell
Release date: 2002-04-18
32.

Big Trouble

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble."

Starring: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Patrick Warburton, Ben Foster, Zooey Deschanel, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Farina, Jack Kehler ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-04-05
33.

Windtalkers

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Isaacs, Christian Slater, Frances O'Connor, Keith Campbell, Martin Henderson ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 2002-06-14
34.

Undisputed

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. WHen these two giants collide in the same prison, they fight against each other disputing who is the real champion.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker, Jon Seda, Ken Medlock, Wes Studi, Fisher Stevens, Dayton Callie, Amy Aquino ..
Directed by: Walter Hill
Release date: 2002-07-17
35.

Trapped

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Kevin Bacon, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Dakota Fanning, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Colleen Camp, Steve Rankin, Garry Chalk, Jodie Markell ..
Directed by: Luis Mandoki
Release date: 2002-09-20
36.

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to avenge the deaths of his parents at the hands of kung-fu legend Master Pain. Along the way he encounters some strange characters.

Starring: Chen Hui-Lou, Tad Horino, Steve Oedekerk, Jennifer Tung, Ming Lo, Peggy Lu, Liu Chia-Liang, Simon Rhee, Chad Stahelski, Philip Tan ..
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 2002-01-25
37.

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

4.5
5.2/10 IMDB

Exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez, who have now joined the family spy business as Level 2 OSS agents. Their new mission is to save the world from a mad scientist living on a volcanic island populated by an imaginative menagerie of creatures. On this bizarre island, none of the Cortez's gadgets work and they must rely on their wits--and each other--to survive and save the day.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi, Mike Judge, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin, Matt O'Leary, Emily Osment ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 2002-08-07
38.

Undercover Brother

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

An Afro-American organization, the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., is in permanent fight against a white organization "The Man" defending the values of the black people in North America. When the Afro-American candidate Gen. Warren Boutwell behaves strangely in his presidential campaign, Undercover Brother is hired to work undercover for "The Man" and find what happened with the potential candidate.

Starring: Eddie Griffin, Chris Kattan, Denise Richards, Aunjanue Ellis, Chi McBride, Neil Patrick Harris, Dave Chappelle, Gary Anthony Williams, Billy Dee Williams, Robert Townsend ..
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Release date: 2002-05-31
39.

All About the Benjamins

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become his own boss and open up his own private investigation firm. Reggie Wright (Epps) is a slippery con artist who is avoiding the law, and Jackson. During a cat and mouse chase, the two stumble on a multi-million dollar diamond heist. Hiding from Jackson, Wright finds himself in the thieves' getaway van and ends up having to escape from them after they discover their booty is fake, much to the displeasure of their ruthless boss (Flanagan). When Wright meets up with his girlfriend (Mendes), he discovers that his recently purchased lottery ticket is the sole winner of $60 million. Unfortunately, his wallet, which held the ticket, was left in the thieves' van, so he persuades Jackson to help him get it back.

Starring: Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin, Eva Mendes, Roger Guenveur Smith, Oscar Isaac, Tony Ward, Dominic Chianese Jr., Anthony Michael Hall ..
Directed by: Kevin Bray
Release date: 2002-03-08
40.

Shottas

4.2
6.0/10 IMDB

A raw urban drama about two friends raised on the dangerous streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Biggs and Wayne take on the "Shotta" way of life to survive. As young boys, they begin a life of crime, eventually moving to the US where they begin a ruthless climb from the bottom. They remain bound to each other by their shottas loyalty as they aggressively take control of the Jamaican underworld.

Starring: Ky-Mani Marley, Spragga Benz, Paul Campbell, Louie Rankin, Wyclef Jean, Screechie Bop, San San, Jabba, Assassin, Beast ..
Directed by: Lyndale V. Pettus, Adam Doench, Cess Silvera
Release date: 2002-02-27
41.

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

4.2
6.5/10 IMDB

Based on the hit animated television series, this feature film adaptation tells the story of how Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup - three exuberant young girls - obtain their unique powers, become superheroes and join forces to foil evil mutant monkey Mojo Jojo's plan to take over the world.

Starring: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily, Tom Kane, Tom Kenny, Roger L. Jackson, Jennifer Hale, Grey DeLisle, Jennifer Martin, Jeff Bennett ..
Directed by: Craig McCracken
Release date: 2002-07-03
42.

Bad Company

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

When a Harvard-educated CIA agent is killed during an operation, the secret agency recruits his twin brother.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Peter Stormare, Gabriel Macht, Kerry Washington, Adoni Maropis, Garcelle Beauvais, Matthew Marsh, Dragan Mi?anovi?, John Slattery ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2002-06-07
43.

Showtime

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Rachael Harris, Eddie Murphy, Zaid Farid, William Shatner, Rene Russo, Pedro Damián, Alex Borstein, Drena De Niro, Joy Bryant ..
Directed by: Tom Dey
Release date: 2002-03-14
44.

WWE Wrestlemania X8

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

WrestleMania X8 was the eighteenth annual WrestleMania PPV and was presented by Sour Skittles. It took place on March 17, 2002 at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario. As the nWo continues their crusade against the WWF, wrestling's past meets wrestling's future when the People's Champion, the Rock, meets Hollywood Hulk Hogan. Meanwhile, Tripe H faces the greatest challenge of his career when he challenges Chris Jericho for the Undisputed Championship, with his vengeful ex-wife Stephanie McMahon in Jericho's corner.

Starring: Paul Michael Lévesque, Chris Irvine, Dwayne Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Steve Austin, Adam Copeland, Booker Huffman, Mark Calaway, Ric Flair ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn
Release date: 2002-03-17
45.

Eight Legged Freaks

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

The residents of a rural mining town discover that an unfortunate chemical spill has caused hundreds of little spiders to mutate overnight to the size of SUVs. It's then up to mining engineer Chris McCormack and Sheriff Sam Parker to mobilize an eclectic group of townspeople, including the Sheriff's young son, Mike, her daughter, Ashley, and paranoid radio announcer Harlan, into battle against the bloodthirsty eight-legged beasts.

Starring: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, Doug E. Doug, Rick Overton, Leon Rippy, Matt Czuchry, Eileen Ryan, Riley Smith ..
Directed by: Ellory Elkayem
Release date: 2002-07-17
46.

D-Tox

4.1
5.3/10 IMDB

A disgraced FBI agent with a drinking problem joins nine other troubled law enforcement officers at an isolated detox clinic in the wilds of Wyoming. But the therapeutic sanctuary becomes a nightmarish hellhole when a major snowstorm cuts off the clinic from the outside world and enables a killer on the inside to get busy.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Courtney B. Vance, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton, Jeffrey Wright, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Lang, Robert Patrick, Sean Patrick Flanery, Dina Meyer ..
Directed by: Jim Gillespie
Release date: 2002-01-04
47.

I Spy

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States' top spies, Alex Scott, is called to action. What he doesn't expect is to get teamed up with a cocky civilian, World Class Boxing Champion Kelly Robinson, on a dangerous top secret espionage mission. Their assignment: using equal parts skill and humor, catch Arnold Gundars, one of the world's most successful arms dealers.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Owen Wilson, Famke Janssen, Keith Dallas, Malcolm McDowell, Crystal Lowe, Gary Cole, Bill Mondy, Lynda Boyd, Phill Lewis ..
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 2002-10-31
48.

The Gamers

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Sent on a quest to rescue a princess, four clueless players must guide their players through dangerous forests, ancient ruins, and past the girl next door.

Starring: Matt Cameron, Chris Duppenthaler, Justin MacGregor, Scot McIntosh, Emily Olson, Phil M. Price, Nathan Rice, Matt Shimkus, Evan Shimono, Mark Thomason ..
Directed by: Matt Vancil
Release date: 2002-11-03
49.

Beat the Devil

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.

Starring: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown, Marilyn Manson, Danny Trejo ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2002-11-22
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50.

Ticker

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The Driver manages to destroy his pursuers, but refuses to proceed without knowing the contents of the damaged briefcase. It is revealed that the diplomat guards a human heart for a peacekeeper, whose life is needed for the continued freedom of the people. The case is delivered, and the tyrant is forced to give up his attempt to take the country by force. The Driver leaves for another mission.

Starring: Clive Owen, Don Cheadle, F. Murray Abraham, Eli Danker, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Clifton Powell, Bruce A. Young, Jimmy Ortega ..
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2002-01-01

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