Best Music Movies of 2002

1.

Chicago

5.9

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
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2002-12-26
2.

8 Mile

5.8

The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

Starring: Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Michael Shannon
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 2002-11-08
3.

Iron Maiden: Rock in Rio

4.5
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Rock in Rio is a double DVD set (also available on VHS & UMD[1]) of heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. Besides showing the entire performance at the Rock in Rio show, the second disc also includes three special features with interviews with band members, a short documentary on the day in the life of Iron Maiden, and photos by official photographer, Ross Halfin.
Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers
Directed by: Dean Karr
Release date: 2002-07-16
4.

Drumline

4.3

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
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Release date: 2002-12-13
5.

Eight Crazy Nights

3.9
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Adam Sandler invites you to share some holiday cheer in the new, no-holds-barred musical comedy Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights. Davey Stone, a 33-year old party animal, finds himself in trouble with the law after his wild ways go too far.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Kevin Nealon, Austin Stout, Rob Schneider
Directed by: Seth Kearsley
Release date: 2002-11-27
6.

Naqoyqatsi

3.6

A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by gobalized technology and violence.

Directed by: Godfrey Reggio
Release date: 2002-09-02
7.

ABBA: The Definitive Collection

3.6
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If you're an ABBA fan or just a fan of good music in general, this assortment of 35 music videos which spans ABBA's career from 1974's Waterloo to 1982's Under Attack is indeed definitive. Simply put, it's a fantastic collection of music and images that mostly focuses on the 1970's era of ABBA's career, because that's when they reigned supreme in their international pop music kingdom.
Starring: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog
Directed by: Lasse Hallström, Kjell Sundvall
Release date: 2002-07-15
8.

Korn: Deuce

3.5
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Deuce is the second DVD by the American Nu Metal band, Korn. It was released on June 11, 2002 - the same day as the band's fifth studio release, Untouchables. The DVD was certified platinum by the RIAA. The DVD includes the band's first home video Who Then Now? and features the music video collection from Korn to Issues. Other extras include biographies of each band member, gags, behind-the-scenes of the music videos or live concerts, and various other things.
Starring: Jonathan Davis, Ice Cube, Fieldy, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian Phillip "Head" Welch
Directed by: Nathan Karma Cox, Todd McFarlane
Release date: 2002-01-01
9.

Sade: Lovers Live

3.3
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Sade fans may experience a range of emotions while watching the first-rate Lovers Live, but one thing they won't feel is shortchanged--not with nearly two hours of concert footage, 22 songs (including almost all of her Lovers Rock album), and DVD bonus features galore. That sultry, soulful Sade sound is in full effect throughout the concert (filmed at two Southern California locations in 2001), brought to life by a capable band, some superbly evocative visuals and sound effects, and, of course, the singer herself. The show is dramatic, but never overly theatrical; best of all, Sade, while perhaps not the world's greatest performer, is an adult--you'll find no pop-princess posing here. Of the nine songs from Lovers Rock, "Slave Song" and "Immigrant" are especially moving, revealing that Sade added some new flavors to her sound during her protracted layoff from performing. This show is pure Sade--and that's a good thing.
Starring: Sade
Directed by: Sophie Muller
Release date: 2002-03-05
10.

Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas

3.3

Have you ever had a dream that felt so real, you couldn't tell the difference between the real world and the dream world? On November 18, 2001, the world's biggest star, Britney Spears, brought her "Dream Within a Dream" Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in legendary Las Vegas, Nevada. This defining concert moment, witnessed by millions of fans as it was broadcast live on HBO, is now yours to own on DVD.

Starring: Britney Spears, Jon Voight, Brian Friedman, Aminah Abdul-Jillil, Nancy Anderson
Directed by: Marty Callner, Britney Spears
Release date: 2002-02-12
11.

Salomé

3.2
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Salomé's story interpreted by a director and a troupe of flamenco dancers.
Starring: Aída Gómez, Pere Arquillué, Paco Mora, Javier Toca, Carmen Villena
Directed by: Carlos Saura
Release date: 2002-11-22
12.

Jamiroquai: Live in Verona

3.2
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Recorded in June, on a wild & stormy summer night in Italy's stunning Verona Amphitheatre on the European leg of Jamiroquai's 'Funk Odyssey World Tour 2002' this DVD, packed with extra features, shows exactly why Jamiroquai have sold over 20 million albums & how they earned their reputation as one of the world's greatest live acts. NTSC/Region 0. 13 tracks plus extra special features including multi-angle tracks & documentary. 5.1 Dolby Digital. Sony. 2003. 1. Twenty Zero One 2. Canned Heat 3. Bad Girls 4. Corner Of The Earth 5. Virtual Insanity 6. Little L 7. High Times 8. Cosmic Girl 9. Main Vein (with Beverley Knight) 10. DeeperUnderground 11. Alright 12. Love Foolosophy
Starring: Jay Kay
Release date: 2002-11-08
13.

Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs

3.1
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Get ready to celebrate this warm and wonderful time of year, and sing along with the Christmas carols you love best! Plus, join in a jolly chorus of new holiday sing alongs - featuring your favorite Disney characters! Learning the lyrics is easy and fun, because the words appear right on the screen. Whether you're having a party, starting a brand-new family tradition or simply getting into the Yuletide spirit, Disney's Very Merry Christmas Sing Along Songs brings the gift of music and laughter home for the holidays!
Starring: Roscoe Lee Browne
Release date: 2002-11-05
14.

Bollywood/Hollywood

3.1

Rahul Seth is a dashing young millionaire who believes he is "western" enough to rebel against his mother and grandmother. They are not too keen about his Caucasian girlfriend Kimberly who, to make matters worse, is a pop star. Before you can say "karmic intervention," Kimberly dies in a freak accident and Rahul is devastated. Instead of allowing him to mourn in peace, Rahul's mother sees the opportunity she's been waiting for. She threatens to call off his sister's wedding unless he finds himself a "nice Indian girl." Rahul enlists the services of Sue, a fiercely independent escort whom he believes to be Hispanic, and therefore not "married" to the conventions taught to young Indian women. With a wink in her eye, Sue accepts the deal to pose as his Indian bride-to-be. She needs the money and having never been a fan of the typical Indian male, she feels her heart is safe. The charade begins....

Starring: Rahul Khanna, Lisa Ray, Moushumi Chatterjee, Dina Pathak, Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Directed by: Deepa Mehta
Release date: 2002-01-01
15.

Garage Days

3.1
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A young garage band in Sydney, is trying to make it big in Australia.
Starring: Kick Gurry, Maya Stange, Pia Miranda, Russell Dykstra, Brett Stiller
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 2002-10-03
16.

Janet: Live in Hawaii

3.0
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Janet Jackson – Live in Hawaii is a video released by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. Recorded on February 16, 2002, the final date of the All for You Tour at the Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, it was televised live on February 17, 2002 on HBO, and was Jackson's second concert appearance with the cable channel. The program attracted approximately 4.4 million viewers.
Starring: Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Gil Duldulao, Alison Faulk, Nick Florez
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 2002-02-17
17.

Eminem: All Access Europe

2.8
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All Access Europe is a video album released by Eminem in 2002. The album contains segments of Eminem's live performances during a European tour intended to promote The Marshall Mathers LP. The album includes live guest appearances by Dido, Marilyn Manson and Xzibit.
Starring: Eminem, D12, Dido, Dr. Dre, Marilyn Manson
Release date: 2002-06-18
18.

Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace

2.8
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Well known performers accompanied by 12,000 selected members of the public on the lawn of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
Starring: Brian May, Roger Taylor, Ray Cooper, Ricky Martin, Annie Lennox
Release date: 2002-06-03
19.

Teenage Kicks: The Undertones

2.6
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Veteran BBC Radio DJ John Peel takes his first visit to Derry and discovers for himself the band that forged his favourite pop song 'Teenage Kicks'.The film, through the use of interviews and archive footage (of Derry and The Undertones), takes us back to 1975. To a time when it would have been normal, even expected, for five Derry teenagers to get together and have a riot. The Undertones got together, formed a band and created their own form of riot, bursting into a vigorous and joyous celibration of their own existence.
Starring: John Peel, Eamonn McCann, Feargal Sharkey
Directed by: Tom Collins
Release date: 2002-02-01
20.

Queen: Greatest Video Hits

2.0
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Greatest Video Hits 1 was the first Queen video collection on DVD. Most of the content was released previously on the VHS cassette Greatest Flix in 1981. It was released in October 2002, and included video hits of the band between 1973 and 1981. There is also a Greatest Video Hits 2. The DVD peaked at number one in UK, with sales of more than 90,000 copies. It was also the best selling DVD of the year in 2002. It was also number one in USA (platinum), Germany (gold), Spain and other countries. It was also 4 times platinum in Australia, 3 times platinum in Canada, platinum in Poland, and other places.
Starring: Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon
Release date: 2002-10-14

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