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: 2002-12-25
2.

Adaptation.

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

A love-lorn script writer grows increasingly desperate in his quest to adapt the book 'The Orchid Thief'.

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.

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
4.

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: 2002-12-16
5.

Chicago

5.9
7.1/10 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: 2002-12-26
6.

Red Dragon

5.9
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: 2002-09-29
7.

John Q

5.8
7.1/10 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
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.

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
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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