Best Comedy Movies of 2002

1.

Ice Age

6.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, Cedric the Entertainer, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Alan Tudyk, Lorri Bagley ..
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Release date: 2002-03-10
2.

Adaptation.

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, Cara Seymour, Ron Livingston, Brian Cox, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jay Tavare, Jim Beaver ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2002-12-06
3.

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

6.1
7.1/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi, Chopper Bernet, Jeff LeBeau, John Rubano, Richard McGonagle, Matt Levin, Adam Paul, Robert Cait ..
Directed by: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Release date: 2002-05-24
4.

Chicago

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah, Richard Gere, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Cliff Saunders, Dominic West, John C. Reilly, Colm Feore ..
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2002-12-10
5.

Punch-Drunk Love

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Smigel, Jason Andrews, Don McManus, David Schrempf, Seann Conway ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2002-10-25
6.

Secretary

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Amy Locane, Patrick Bauchau, Jessica Tuck, Oz Perkins, Mary Joy ..
Directed by: Steven Shainberg
Release date: 2002-09-20
7.

About a Boy

5.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley ..
Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Release date: 2002-04-26
8.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Christina Eleusiniotis, Marita Zouravlioff ..
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Release date: 2002-02-22
9.

Interstate 60

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

Starring: James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Cooper, Matthew Edison, Paul Brogren, Wayne Robson, Michael J. Fox, John Bourgeois ..
Directed by: Bob Gale
Release date: 2002-04-13
10.

Bend It Like Beckham

5.3
6.7/10 IMDB

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Ameet Chana, Archie Panjabi, Pooja Shah ..
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2002-04-11
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Two Weeks Notice

5.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns, David Haig, Dorian Missick, Veanne Cox, Janine LaManna ..
Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Release date: 2002-12-19
14.

Sweet Home Alabama

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Rhona Mitra, Deborah Duke, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Sussman, Melanie Lynskey ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 2002-09-26
15.

All or Nothing

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Penny works at a supermarket and Phil is a gentle taxi-driver. Penny’s love for Phil has run dry and they lead joyless lives with their two children, Rachel, a cleaner, and Rory, who is unemployed and aggressive.

Starring: James Corden, Timothy Spall, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville, Sally Hawkins, Alison Garland, Kathryn Hunter, Paul Jesson, Daniel Mays, Helen Coker ..
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 2002-05-17
16.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help from his dad and an old girlfriend.

Starring: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Fred Savage, Diane Mizota, Carrie Ann Inaba ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2002-07-26
17.

About Schmidt

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A recently retired man embarks on a journey to his estranged daughter's wedding, only to discover more about himself and life than he ever expected.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, June Squibb, Howard Hesseman, Connie Ray, Harry Groener, Cheryl Hamada, Matt Winston ..
Directed by: Alexander Payne
Release date: 2002-12-12
18.

24 Hour Party People

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Manchester, 1976. Tony Wilson is an ambitious but frustrated local TV news reporter looking for a way to make his mark. After witnessing a life-changing concert by a band known as the Sex Pistols, he persuades his station to televise one of their performances, and soon Manchester's punk groups are clamoring for him to manage them. Riding the wave of a musical revolution, Wilson and his friends create the legendary Factory Records label and The Hacienda club.

Starring: Steve Coogan, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Lennie James, Shirley Henderson, Andy Serkis, John Simm, Ralf Little, Danny Cunningham, Peter Kay ..
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2002-02-13
19.

Ali G Indahouse

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the nation as the voice of youth and 'realness', making the Prime Minister and his government more popular than ever.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Gambon, Charles Dance, Kellie Bright, Martin Freeman, Rhona Mitra, Barbara New, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis ..
Directed by: Mark Mylod
Release date: 2002-03-21
20.

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

5.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in college, so he and his friends come up with a great fund-raising idea – throwing parties. However, when the college magazine finds out and reporter, Gwen is sent to do a story on Van Wilder, things get a little complicated.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn, Simon Helberg, Teck Holmes, Deon Richmond, Alex Burns, Paul Gleason, Daniel Cosgrove ..
Directed by: Walt Becker
Release date: 2002-03-29
21.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jerry Weintraub, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Cera ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2002-12-31
22.

Mike's New Car

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Mike discovers that being the top-ranking laugh collector at Monsters, Inc. has its benefits – in particular, earning enough money to buy a six-wheel-drive car that's loaded with gadgets. That new-car smell doesn't last long enough, however, as Sulley jump-starts an ill-fated road test that teaches Mike the true meaning of buyer's remorse.

Starring: Billy Crystal, John Goodman ..
Directed by: Pete Docter, Roger Gould
Release date: 2002-05-24
23.

Igby Goes Down

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Igby Slocumb, a rebellious and sarcastic 17-year-old boy, is at war with the stifling world of old money privilege he was born into. With a schizophrenic father, a self-absorbed, distant mother, and a shark-like young Republican big brother, Igby figures there must be a better life out there -- and sets about finding it.

Starring: Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Jeff Goldblum, Jared Harris, Amanda Peet, Ryan Phillippe, Bill Pullman, Susan Sarandon, Rory Culkin, Peter Anthony Tambakis ..
Directed by: Burr Steers
Release date: 2002-09-13
24.

The Importance of Being Earnest

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Frances O'Connor, Anna Massey, Edward Fox, Patrick Godfrey, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Release date: 2002-05-17
25.

Analyze That

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli, Cathy Moriarty, Donna Marie Recco, Kyle Sabihy, Frank Pietrangolare, Jerome Le Page, Annika Pergament ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 2002-12-06
26.

Bubba Ho-tep

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then missed his chance to switch back. He must team up with JFK and fight an ancient Egyptian mummy for the souls of their fellow residents.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Larry Pennell, Reggie Bannister, Daniel Roebuck, Daniel Schweiger ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 2002-06-09
27.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Kieran Culkin, Jodie Foster, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jena Malone, Jake Richardson, Melissa McBride, Michael Harding, Tyler Long, Arthur Bridgers ..
Directed by: Peter Care
Release date: 2002-06-14
28.

The Hot Chick

4.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Not only is Jessica Spencer the most popular girl in school -- she is also the meanest. But things change for the attractive teen when a freak accident involving a cursed pair of earrings and a chance encounter at a gas station causes her to switch bodies with Clive, a sleazy crook. Jessica, in the form of the repulsive Clive, struggles to adjust to this radical alteration and sets out to get her own body back before the upcoming prom.

Starring: Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Robert Davi, Melora Hardin, Alexandra Holden, Maritza Murray, Fay Hauser ..
Directed by: Tom Brady
Release date: 2002-12-13
29.

Mr. Deeds

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Allen Covert, Peter Gallagher, Erick Avari, Jared Harris, Steve Buscemi, Conchata Ferrell, Peter Dante ..
Directed by: Steven Brill
Release date: 2002-06-28
30.

The Santa Clause 2

4.8
5.7/10 IMDB

Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

Starring: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Kevin Pollak, Aisha Tyler, Molly Shannon ..
Directed by: Michael Lembeck
Release date: 2002-10-31
31.

Roger Dodger

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

A smooth-talking ad executive attributes his remarkable success with women to his ability to manipulate their emotions from the moment he first meets them. When his teenage nephew drops in for a visit, he soon learns that his approach isn't as foolproof as he thought when he attempts to teach the boy how to pick up women.

Starring: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley, Jennifer Beals, Ato Essandoh, Morena Baccarin, Mina Badie, Ben Shenkman, Chris Stack ..
Directed by: Dylan Kidd
Release date: 2002-05-09
32.

Spun

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Over the course of three days Ross, a college dropout addicted to crystal-meth, encounters a variety of oddball folks - including a stripper named Nikki and her boyfriend, the local meth producer, The Cook - but all he really wants to do is hook up with his old girlfriend, Amy.

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, John Leguizamo, Chloe Hunter, Patrick Fugit, Mena Suvari, Eric Roberts, Elisa Bocanegra, China Chow ..
Directed by: Jonas Åkerlund
Release date: 2002-06-01
33.

Maid in Manhattan

4.8
5.3/10 IMDB

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. After an enchanting evening together, the two fall madly in love. But when Marisa's true identity is revealed, issues of class and social status threaten to separate them. Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Posey, Frances Conroy, Chris Eigeman, Marissa Matrone, Amy Sedaris, Priscilla Lopez ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 2002-12-13
34.

Scooby-Doo

4.8
5.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Neil Fanning, Scott Innes, Isla Fisher, Pamela Anderson, Mark McGrath ..
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2002-06-14
35.

Stuart Little 2

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, Snowbell, set out to rescue a friend.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Anna Hoelck, Ashley Hoelck, Nathan Lane, Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Steve Zahn ..
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 2002-07-19
36.

Hollywood Ending

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Woody Allen stars as Val Waxman, a two-time Oscar winner turned washed-up, neurotic director in desperate need of a comeback. When it comes, Waxman finds himself backed into a corner: Work for his ex-wife Ellie or forfeit his last shot. Is Val blinded by love when he opts for the reconnect? Is love blind when it comes to Ellie's staunch support? Literally and figuratively, the proof is the picture.

Starring: Woody Allen, George Hamilton, Téa Leoni, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams, Peter Gerety, Erica Leerhsen, Jodie Markell, Isaac Mizrahi ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2002-05-03
37.

Kissing Jessica Stein

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen Cooper, a thirtysomething art gallerist.

Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld, Hillel Friedman, Jon Hamm, Scott Cohen, Ben Weber, Brian Stepanek, Jennifer Carta, Idina Menzel ..
Directed by: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Release date: 2002-03-13
38.

Buffalo Soldiers

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Elizabeth McGovern, Michael Peña, Gabriel Mann, Dean Stockwell, Brian Delate, Shiek Mahmud-Bey ..
Directed by: Gregor Jordan
Release date: 2002-10-31
39.

The Good Girl

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Deborah Rush, Mike White, John Carroll Lynch, Tim Blake Nelson, John Doe, Roxanne Hart ..
Directed by: Miguel Arteta
Release date: 2002-01-12
40.

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
41.

Drumline

4.6
5.9/10 IMDB

A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach the top.

Starring: Nick Cannon, Zoe Saldana, Orlando Jones, Leonard Roberts, GQ, Earl Poitier, Jason Weaver, Candace Carey, Shay Roundtree, Miguel A. Gaetan ..
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Release date: 2002-12-13
42.

Barbershop

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

A day in the life of a barbershop on the south side of Chicago. Calvin, who inherited the struggling business from his deceased father, views the shop as nothing but a burden and waste of his time. After selling the shop to a local loan shark, Calvin slowly begins to see his father's vision and legacy and struggles with the notion that he just sold it out.

Starring: Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Cedric the Entertainer, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve Jeffers Cooper, DeRay Davis, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy, Keith David, Marcia Wright ..
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2002-04-01
43.

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
44.

The Rules of Attraction

4.6
6.6/10 IMDB

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Jay Baruchel, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Russell Sams, Kip Pardue, Joel Michaely ..
Directed by: Roger Avary
Release date: 2002-10-11
45.

Death to Smoochy

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.

Starring: Robin Williams, Catherine Keener, Edward Norton, Danny DeVito, Jon Stewart, Pam Ferris, Danny Woodburn, Michael Rispoli, Harvey Fierstein, Vincent Schiavelli ..
Directed by: Danny DeVito
Release date: 2002-03-28
46.

Welcome to Collinwood

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Five hapless inner-city low-lifes attempt to burgle a pawnbroker's safe, but end up being plagued by bad luck.

Starring: William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jeter, Luis Guzmán, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jennifer Esposito, Andy Davoli, Gabrielle Union ..
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Release date: 2002-05-24
47.

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, Lau Kar-leung, Simon Rhee, Chad Stahelski, Philip Tan ..
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 2002-01-25
48.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Jacqueline McKenzie ..
Directed by: Callie Khouri
Release date: 2002-06-07
49.

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
50.

S1m0ne

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic actress.

Starring: Al Pacino, Rachel Roberts, Catherine Keener, Evan Rachel Wood, Jay Mohr, Winona Ryder, Jason Schwartzman, Elias Koteas, Rebecca Romijn, James Gleason ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2002-08-23

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