Best Action Movies of 2002

1.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

7.3
8.7/10 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.

The Count of Monte Cristo

6.3
7.8/10 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
4.

Spider-Man

6.3
7.3/10 IMDB

After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, nerdy high school student Peter Parker is endowed with amazing powers to become the Amazing 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
5.

Minority Report

6.2
7.6/10 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
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
7.2/10 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
6.5/10 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

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