Best Crime Movies of 2002

1.

Catch Me If You Can

6.7
8.1/10 IMDB

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes, Steve Eastin ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-12-16
2.

Road to Perdition

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Aiken, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, David Darlow, Kevin Chamberlin, Doug Spinuzza ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2002-07-12
3.

Gangs of New York

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

It's 1863. 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
4.

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
5.

25th Hour

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.

Starring: Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Tony Siragusa, Levan Uchaneishvili, Misha Kuznetsov, Isiah Whitlock Jr. ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2002-12-19
6.

Red Dragon

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Heald, Ken Leung, Frankie Faison ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2002-10-02
7.

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
8.

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
9.

John Q

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Daniel E. Smith, Larissa Laskin, James Woods, Ethan Suplee, Shawn Hatosy, Heather Wahlquist ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2002-02-15
10.

Panic Room

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam, Jared Leto, Ann Magnuson, Ian Buchanan, Patrick Bauchau, Paul Schulze, Andrew Kevin Walker ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2002-03-29
11.

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
12.

Sweet Sixteen

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Determined to have a normal family life once his mother gets out of prison, a Scottish teenager from a tough background sets out to raise the money for a home.

Starring: Martin Compston, Annmarie Fulton, William Ruane, Michelle Abercromby, Michelle Coulter, Gary McCormack, Tommy McKee, Calum McAlees, Robert Rennie, Martin McCardie ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 2002-09-07
13.

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
14.

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
15.

Dirty Pretty Things

5.1
7.3/10 IMDB

An undocumented immigrant finds a human heart in one of the toilets of the west London hotel where he works with other undocumented immigrants.

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Audrey Tautou, Sergi López, Benedict Wong, Sophie Okonedo, Zlatko Buri?, Damon Younger, Kenan Hudaverdi, Paul Bhattacharjee, Darrell D'Silva ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2002-09-05
16.

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
17.

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
18.

The Salton Sea

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons, and gets entangled in a web of deceit full of unexpected twists and turns.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán, Doug Hutchison, Anthony LaPaglia, Glenn Plummer, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Kara Unger, Chandra West ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2002-02-02
19.

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
20.

Heaven

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca, Alessandro Sperduti, Mattia Sbragia, Stefano Santospago, Alberto Di Stasio, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Gianfranco Barra ..
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2002-02-06
21.

Auto Focus

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy friend, John Henry Carpenter. This biographical drama reveals how Crane's double life takes its toll on him and his family, and ultimately contributes to his death.

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello, Ron Leibman, Ed Begley Jr., Michael McKean, Michael E. Rodgers, Bruce Solomon, Cheryl Lynn Bowers ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 2002-10-18
22.

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
23.

Dark Blue

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele, Brendan Gleeson, Ving Rhames, Lolita Davidovich, Dash Mihok, Kurupt, Master P, Marin Hinkle ..
Directed by: Ron Shelton
Release date: 2002-12-14
24.

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
25.

Changing Lanes

4.7
6.5/10 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
26.

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
27.

Ripley's Game

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. Ripley - ever a student of human nature - initiates a game to turn a mild and innocent local picture framer into a hit man. The artisan, Jonathan Trevanny, who's dying of cancer, has a wife, young son, and little to leave them. If Ripley draws Jonathan into the game, can Ripley maintain control? Does it stop at one killing? What if Ripley develops a conscience?

Starring: John Malkovich, Ray Winstone, Uwe Mansshardt, Hanns Zischler, Paolo Paoloni, Lena Headey, Dougray Scott, Chiara Caselli, Lutz Winde, Emidio La Vella ..
Directed by: Liliana Cavani
Release date: 2002-09-02
28.

High Crimes

4.6
6.3/10 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
29.

Murder by Numbers

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn, R. D. Call, Tom Verica, Janni Brenn, John Vickery ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 2002-04-19
30.

Femme Fatale

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A $10-million diamond rip-off, a stolen identity, a new life married to a diplomat. Laure Ash has risked big, won big. But then a tabloid shutterbug snaps her picture in Paris, and suddenly, enemies from Laure's secret past know who and where she is. And they all want their share of the diamond heist. Or her life. Or both.

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Rie Rasmussen, Gregg Henry, Ériq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Thierry Frémont, Jo Prestia, Fiona Curzon ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2002-04-30
31.

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
32.

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
33.

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
34.

City by the Sea

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police detective who has gone to great lengths to distance himself from his past, but then makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Frances McDormand, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, William Forsythe, Patti LuPone, Anson Mount, John Doman, Brian Tarantina, Drena De Niro ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 2002-09-06
35.

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
Best Crime Movies of 2002 : Murder in Mesopotamia
36.

Murder in Mesopotamia

3.8
7.4/10 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
37.

Daybreak

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

Part-time courier to the mob, Marty and his friend Jack are hired to deliver a semi-truck and trailer to an unknown locale in the woods. Just as they arrive at their destination, plans quickly change as Marty and Jack are separated while a war erupts between three rival criminal organizations, a group of Irish-nationalists, two Portuguese mobsters, and a French restaurateur, all whom are claiming the unknown contents of the tractor trailer as their own. Marty must fight through a sea of double-crosses, lies and deception, all while waiting for someone or something that will reveal itself at Daybreak.

Starring: Collin Doyle, Aaron Talbot, Cameron McLay, José DeSousa, Darcy Shaw, Elda Pinckney, Ethan Reitz, Ernst Eder, Wayne Pederson, Darrell Hough ..
Directed by: Randal Atamaniuk
Release date: 2002-05-09
38.

Ted Bundy

3.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, escape from prison (twice), his final killing spree to his trial, conviction and execution.

Starring: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Tracey Walter, Deborah Offner, Tom Savini, Tiffany Shepis, Julianna McCarthy, Steffani Brass, Matt Hoffman, Phoebe Dollar ..
Directed by: Matthew Bright
Release date: 2002-11-22
39.

The Dancer Upstairs

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Starring: Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre, Oliver Cotton, Luís Miguel Cintra, Javier Manrique, Abel Folk, Xabier Elorriaga ..
Directed by: John Malkovich
Release date: 2002-09-20
40.

The Laramie Project

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

"The Laramie Project" is set in and around Laramie, Wyoming, in the aftermath of the murder of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard. To create the stage version of "The Laramie Project," the eight-member New York-based Tectonic Theatre Project traveled to Laramie, Wyoming, recording hours of interviews with the town's citizens over a two-year period. The film adaptation dramatizes the troupe's visit, using the actual words from the transcripts to create a portrait of a town forced to confront itself.

Starring: Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Davies, Nestor Carbonell, Camryn Manheim, Clea DuVall, Michael Emerson, Margo Martindale, Steve Buscemi ..
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman
Release date: 2002-01-10
41.

Half Past Dead

3.6
4.6/10 IMDB

A man goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there, he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut, Ja Rule, Nia Peeples, Claudia Christian, Tony Plana, Alexandra Kamp, Kurupt, Michael Taliferro, Bruce Weitz ..
Directed by: Don Michael Paul
Release date: 2002-11-15
42.

No Night Is Too Long

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A chance meeting, a stolen kiss and a sudden flare of passion sets a handsome young university student on a journey of betrayal, heartbreak and murder.

Starring: Lee Williams, Marc Warren, Mikela J. Mikael, Beverley Breuer, Emily Holmes, Rob Bruner, Salvatore Antonio, Philip Granger, Mark Hildreth, Liam McGuigan ..
Directed by: Tom Shankland
Release date: 2002-12-27
43.

Stealing Harvard

3.6
5.1/10 IMDB

John and his girlfriend have vowed to marry once they save $30,000 for their dream house. But the minute they achieve their financial goal, John finds out his niece has been accepted at Harvard, and he's reminded of his promise to pay for her tuition (nearly $30,000). John's friend Duff convinces him to turn to petty crime to make the payment … but Duff's hare-brained schemes spin quickly out of control.

Starring: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, John C. McGinley, Richard Jenkins, Seymour Cassel, Megan Mullally, Chris Penn, Don Wilson ..
Directed by: Bruce McCulloch
Release date: 2002-09-13
44.

Better Luck Tomorrow

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

Starring: Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang, Karin Anna Cheung, Roger Fan, Jerry Mathers, John Cho, Aaron Takahashi, Darian Weiss, Ariadne Shaffer ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2002-01-12
45.

K-9: P.I.

3.6
5.6/10 IMDB

Dooley and his K-9 partner Jerry Lee are ready to retire from the police force. But before he can retire with his pension he must work as a P.I. to find a set of high tech computer chips.

Starring: Jim Belushi, Gary Basaraba, Jody Racicot, Blu Mankuma, Christopher Shyer, Barbara Tyson, Jason Schombing, Kevin Durand, King, Matthew Bennett ..
Directed by: Richard J. Lewis
Release date: 2002-07-30
46.

Talking to Heaven

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case.

Starring: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Jack Palance, Diane Ladd, Michael Moriarty, Connor Widdows, Joy Coghill, Jay Brazeau, Maggie O'Hara, Queen Latifah ..
Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Release date: 2002-04-28
47.

Empire

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge.

Starring: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca, Isabella Rossellini, Delilah Cotto, Nestor Serrano, Anthony 'Treach' Criss, Rafael Báez, Fat Joe ..
Directed by: Franc. Reyes
Release date: 2002-12-06
48.

No Good Deed

3.4
5.4/10 IMDB

While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Milla Jovovich, Stellan Skarsgård, Doug Hutchison, Joss Ackland, Grace Zabriskie, Jonathan Higgins, Shannon Lawson, Robert Welch, Francis X. McCarthy ..
Directed by: Bob Rafelson
Release date: 2002-06-28
Best Crime Movies of 2002 : Riders
49.

Riders

3.3
5.4/10 IMDB

An entrepreneurial criminal, Slim (Dorff) is as smart as they come. Cocky and confident, he assembles a team of risk-taking rush-seekers to pull off a series of five bank heists, each time using a different extreme sport to make the getaway. Following an unexpected windfall on only their second job, the gang nets $20 million in untraceable bonds. Having scored enough money to retire on, Slim and his crew decide to call the robbery game quits. But both the mob and the police have other plans in mind for Slim: they want him to keep working, for them.

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Natasha Henstridge, Bruce Payne, Steven Berkoff, Clé Bennett, Karen Cliche ..
Directed by: Gérard Pirès
Release date: 2002-05-08
50.

16 December

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Indian intelligence agents race against time to stop a renegade Pakistani terrorist from detonating a nuclear weapon in Delhi. White collar crimes that drain the nation of precious foreign exchange is connected to the funding of international terrorism. The much-told Hollywood theme is retold in the Indian context with much needed technical wizadry.

Starring: Milind Soman, Vinay Varma, Danny Denzongpa, Sushant Singh, Dipannita Sharma, Gulshan Grover ..
Directed by: Mani Shankar
Release date: 2002-03-22

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