Best Crime Movies of 2002

1.

Gangs of New York

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

It's 1863. America was born in the streets. 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.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, John C. Reilly, Jim Broadbent, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., David Hemmings ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2002-12-14
2.

Insomnia

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Maura Tierney, Martin Donovan, Nicky Katt, Paul Dooley, Crystal Lowe, Jay Brazeau, Larry Holden ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2002-05-24
3.

Narc

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads and informants turn up dead.

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
4.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.1
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 Knowles, 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
5.

Spun

4.8
6.8/10 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
6.

High Crimes

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military cover-up, the attorney defends him in a military court.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Bruce Davison, Tom Bower, Juan Carlos Hernández, Michael Gaston, Jude Ciccolella ..
Directed by: Carl Franklin
Release date: 2002-04-05
7.

Changing Lanes

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying each other might be different, but their goals, ultimately, will be the same: Each will systematically try to dismantle the other's life in a reckless effort to reclaim something he has lost.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Kim Staunton, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Matt Malloy, William Hurt, John Benjamin Hickey, Amanda Peet, Michael Pitt ..
Directed by: Roger Michell
Release date: 2002-04-07
8.

Femme Fatale

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Rie Rasmussen, Gregg Henry, Eriq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Thierry Frémont, Jo Prestia, Fiona Curzon ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2002-08-29
9.

Trapped

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings (Theron and Townsend) 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
Best Crime Movies of 2002 : Murder in Mesopotamia
10.

Murder in Mesopotamia

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

While accompanying his friend Hastings to a dig in Iraq, Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of an archaeologist's wife. The victim, Mrs. Leidner, had been receiving threatening letters signed by her first husband, who was known to have been killed in a train wreck. Did he survive? Was it his younger brother who was avenging his memory? Did Miss Johnson get rid of her rival for her employer's affections? Did Richard Carey kill the woman he publically announces that he hates? Is the French priest really who he pretends to be? And how many deaths will occur before Poirot unmasks the murderer?

Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Ron Berglas, Barbara Barnes, Dinah Stabb, Georgina Sowerby, Jeremy Turner-Welch, Pandora Clifford, Christopher Bowen, Iain Mitchell ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 2002-06-02

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