Best Music Movies of 2002

1.

8 Mile

5.8
7.1/10

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
2.

Iron Maiden - Rock In Rio

4.5
9.0/10
Iron Maiden - Rock In Rio
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
3.

Nine Inch Nails: And All That Could Have Been

4.4
9.2/10

Rob Sheridan and other members of the band's crew filmed the Fragility 2.0 tour using consumer DV cameras.

Starring: Charlie Clouser, Robin Finck, Jerome Dillon, Danny Lohner, Trent Reznor
Directed by: Rob Sheridan
Release date: 2002-01-22
4.

Drumline

4.3
5.8/10

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.

Queen: Greatest Video Hits

4.0
8.8/10
Queen: Greatest Video Hits
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
6.

Eight Crazy Nights

3.9
5.4/10

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
7.

Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down

3.6
8.4/10
Gorillaz: Phase One - Celebrity Take Down
Celebrity Takedown is a compilation DVD by Gorillaz, released in November 2002. The DVD compiles the videos and animatics related to the release of the band's first album, Gorillaz, as well as the related singles.
Starring: Damon Albarn, Phil Cornwell, Nelson De Freitas, Del, Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Directed by: Peter Candeland, Jamie Hewlett, Cass Browne, Mat Wakeham
Release date: 2002-11-26
8.

ABBA: The Definitive Collection

3.6
8.9/10
ABBA: The Definitive Collection
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
9.

Korn: Deuce

3.5
8.2/10
Korn: Deuce
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
10.

Pavement: Slow Century

3.5
7.7/10
Pavement: Slow Century
Documentary tracing the existence of noted rock band Pavement from 1989 to their final performance in late 1999. The DVD also compiles all of their music videos, rare live footage, audio commentary from the band and directors, and two live concerts available with multiple angles.
Starring: Stephen Malkmus, Mark Ibold, Scott Kannberg, Bob Nastanovich, Thurston Moore
Directed by: Lance Bangs
Release date: 2002-10-22
11.

Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie

3.4
6.5/10

Get ready as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of the Veggies set sail on a whale of an adventure in Big Idea's first full-length, 3-D animated feature film. This is the story of Jonah and the Whale as you've never seen it before - a story where we learn that one of the best gifts you can give - or get - is a second chance.

Starring: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge, Lisa Vischer, Daniel Anderson
Directed by: Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer
Release date: 2002-10-04
12.

New Order 5 11

3.3
7.7/10
New Order 5 11
Live at Finsbury Park 9th June 2002
Starring: Gillian Gilbert, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner, New Order
Release date: 2002-12-09
13.

Sade: Lovers Live

3.3
8.4/10
Sade: Lovers Live
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
14.

Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas

3.3
7.5/10

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
15.

Salomé

3.2
7.0/10
Salomé
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
16.

A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake

3.2
7.6/10
A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake
A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and in London, then back to his parents' home in Tanworth. His parents describe his habits and personality. Two friends and the producer, arranger, sound engineer, and photographer for his three albums comment. His mother, a musician and poet, is an early influence. His quiet folk style made his one tour a disaster. His lack of success and gradual withdrawal end with his death at 26. Eleven of his recordings play on the soundtrack, usually as we see his room, a city, or the Warwickshire countryside.
Directed by: Jeroen Berkvens
Release date: 2002-04-19
17.

Vangelis - Mythodea (Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey)

3.2
8.4/10

The concert setting of the Temple of Zeus in Athens could not be more atmospheric if it tried and those cosmic and Hellenic artefact images projected onto the backdrop are superbly integrated with the music.Whoever edited the footage deserves an oscar,because every fade,cut-away and image-meld is executed with a supremely expert eye and ear,and more than one image will stun you with it's breathtaking beauty.Very well done to all concerned!

Starring: Vangelis
Release date: 2002-05-06
18.

Jamiroquai: Live in Verona

3.2
8.8/10
Jamiroquai: Live in Verona
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
Directed by: Russell Thomas
Release date: 2002-11-08
19.

Crossroads

3.1
3.5/10

Three friends get together and bury a box making a pact to open it at midnight at their high school graduation. In the little town in Georgia that they live in, things soon change. One is little miss perfect, one is an engaged prom queen, and the other is a pregnant outcast. The night of graduation, they open the box and they strike up a conversation. All of a sudden, one brings up the topic of her going to Los Angeles for a record contract audition. They all decide to go together and they leave. With a little money, they set out on the road with a guy named Ben. When one of them tells the other a rumor that he might be a homicidal maniac they are all scared of him. When they reach LA, Lucy falls in love with Ben and against her father's wishes, she stays and she goes to the audition.

Starring: Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd
Directed by: Tamra Davis
Release date: 2002-02-15
20.

Bollywood/Hollywood

3.1
6.0/10

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

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