Best Mystery Movies of 2002

1.

The Bourne Identity

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Gabriel Mann, Walton Goggins, Josh Hamilton, Julia Stiles ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2002-06-14
2.

Minority Report

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Lois Smith, Peter Stormare, Tim Blake Nelson, Steve Harris, Kathryn Morris, Mike Binder ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2002-06-20
3.

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
4.

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
5.

Signs

5.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan, Patricia Kalember, Ted Sutton, Merritt Wever, Marion McCorry ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2002-08-02
6.

The Ring

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Rachel Keller is a journalist investigating a videotape that may have killed four teenagers. There is an urban legend about this tape: the viewer will die seven days after watching it. Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring so she can save herself and her son.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Jane Alexander, Lindsay Frost, Amber Tamblyn, Rachael Bella, Daveigh Chase, Shannon Cochran ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2002-10-18
7.

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
8.

The Salton Sea

5.1
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
9.

Solaris

5.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Starring: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Viola Davis, Jeremy Davies, Ulrich Tukur, Michael Ensign, John Cho, Morgan Rusler, Shane Skelton, Donna Kimball ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2002-11-27
10.

xXx

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Samuel L. Jackson, Danny Trejo, Leila Arcieri, Marton Csokas, Michael Roof, Richy Müller, Werner Daehn, Jan Pavel Filipenský ..
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Release date: 2002-08-09
11.

Cypher

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Starring: Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber, David Hewlett, Kari Matchett, Kristina Nicoll, Joseph Scoren, Stephen Brown, Arnold Pinnock ..
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 2002-10-01
12.

K-19: The Widowmaker

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter, Tim Woodward, Steve Nicolson, George Anton, James Francis Ginty ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2002-07-19
13.

Bubba Ho-tep

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then missed his chance to switch back. He must team up with JFK and fight an ancient Egyptian mummy for the souls of their fellow residents.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce, Heidi Marnhout, Bob Ivy, Edith Jefferson, Larry Pennell, Reggie Bannister, Daniel Roebuck, Daniel Schweiger ..
Directed by: Don Coscarelli
Release date: 2002-06-09
14.

Spider

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave, John Neville, Philip Craig, Bradley Hall, Gary Reineke, Sara Stockbridge, Cliff Saunders ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2002-11-06
15.

Scooby-Doo

4.8
5.2/10 IMDB

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways.

Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Neil Fanning, Scott Innes, Isla Fisher, Pamela Anderson, Mark McGrath ..
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 2002-06-14
16.

Ghost Ship

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature.

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Julianna Margulies, Desmond Harrington, Ron Eldard, Isaiah Washington, Karl Urban, Emily Browning, Francesca Rettondini, Bob Ruggiero, Jamie Giddens ..
Directed by: Steve Beck
Release date: 2002-10-25
17.

The Mothman Prophecies

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.

Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Will Patton, Bob Tracey, Debra Messing, Tom Stoviak, David Eigenberg, Bill Laing, Alan Bates, Ron Emanuel ..
Directed by: Mark Pellington
Release date: 2002-01-25
18.

Big Trouble

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble."

Starring: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Patrick Warburton, Ben Foster, Zooey Deschanel, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore, Johnny Knoxville, Dennis Farina, Jack Kehler ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-04-05
19.

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
20.

Cube 2: Hypercube

4.5
5.5/10 IMDB

The sequel to the low budget first film Cube. This time the prisoners find them selves in a more advanced cube environment that they must escape from before they are killed. A science fiction film where space and time have more than one path.

Starring: Kari Matchett, Geraint Wyn Davies, Grace Lynn Kung, Matthew Ferguson, Neil Crone, Barbara Gordon, Lindsey Connell, Greer Kent, Bruce Gray, Philip Akin ..
Directed by: Andrzej Sekula
Release date: 2002-04-15
21.

Possession

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

Maud Bailey, a brilliant English academic, is researching the life and work of poet Christabel La Motte. Roland Michell is an American scholar in London to study Randolph Henry Ash, now best-known for a collection of poems dedicated to his wife. When Maud and Roland discover a cache of love letters that appear to be from Ash to La Motte, they follow a trail of clues across England, echoing the journey of the couple over a century earlier.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Lena Headey, Holly Aird, Toby Stephens, Trevor Eve, Georgia Mackenzie, Tom Hollander ..
Directed by: Neil LaBute
Release date: 2002-10-02
22.

Below

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine USS Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fears that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

Starring: Matthew Davis, Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Zach Galifianakis, Scott Foley, Holt McCallany, Nick Chinlund, Jason Flemyng, Andrew Howard, Christopher Fairbank ..
Directed by: David Twohy
Release date: 2002-08-11
23.

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
24.

Gerry

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Two friends named Gerry become lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn. Their attempts to find their way home only lead them into further trouble.

Starring: Casey Affleck, Matt Damon ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 2002-09-20
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Rabbits
25.

Rabbits

4.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A story of a group of humanoid rabbits and their depressive, daily life. The plot includes Suzie ironing, Jane sitting on a couch, Jack walking in and out of the apartment, and the occasional solo singing number by Suzie or Jane. At one point the rabbits also make contact with their “leader”.

Starring: Scott Coffey, Rebekah Del Rio, Laura Harring, Naomi Watts ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2002-01-01
26.

Killing Me Softly

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

A woman grows suspicious of her controlling husband after she discovers secrets about the women in his past.

Starring: Heather Graham, Joseph Fiennes, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen, Ian Hart, Rebecca Palmer, Kika Markham, Jason Hughes, Olivia Poulet, Amy Robbins ..
Directed by: Chen Kaige
Release date: 2002-05-10
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Murder in Mesopotamia
27.

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
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : The Ghost Of F. Scott Fitzgerald
28.

The Ghost Of F. Scott Fitzgerald

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

James Powell, a college senior, falls for Bess Gunther, a sophomore. However, the attractive Bess is deeply in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald, or "Scotty", as she likes to call him. The obsession leads Bess down a road James prefers not to follow. Years later, he wonders whether she's the one that got away.

Starring: Alexa Davalos, Sasha Andreev, Charlie Hofheimer ..
Directed by: Charles Lyons
Release date: 2002-09-09
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Scooby-Doo Safari, So Goodi!
29.

Scooby-Doo Safari, So Goodi!

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When the gang goes on safari, they encounter a variety of freaky, glowing demon animals.

Starring: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Jennifer Hale, Kevin Michael Richardson, Bumper Robinson ..
Release date: 2002-11-23
30.

Hellraiser: Hellseeker

3.5
4.9/10 IMDB

Kirsty Cotten is now all grown up and married. Her memory of the events that took place back at her parent's home and the mental institution have dimmed, but she is still traumatized. A fatal car crash kills Kirsty. Now, her husband finds himself in a strange world full of sexy women, greed and murder, making him believe that he is in hell.

Starring: Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Rachel Hayward, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Doug Bradley, William S. Taylor, Ken Camroux-Taylor, Trevor White, Michael J Rogers, Jody Thompson ..
Directed by: Rick Bota
Release date: 2002-10-15
31.

The Truth About Charlie

3.5
4.7/10 IMDB

When Regina Lambert returns from a vacation to Paris, she finds not only her apartment, but also her bank account completely empty. A visit to the police headquarters reveals that Charlie has been murdered and a lot of people are after his money. Regina now begins a dangerous search for the truth.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Thandiwe Newton, Tim Robbins, Christine Boisson, LisaGay Hamilton, Park Joong-hoon, Ted Levine, Stephen Dillane, Sakina Jaffrey, Simon Abkarian ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2002-10-25
32.

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
33.

Cherish

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

After a martini-induced rampage, a fantasy-prone young woman is placed under house arrest.

Starring: Robin Tunney, Brad Hunt, Liz Phair, Tim Blake Nelson, Lindsay Crouse, Kelvin Han Yee, Jason Priestley, Karena Davis, Scott Breitenstein, Tim Griffin ..
Directed by: Finn Taylor
Release date: 2002-01-17
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : The Hound of the Baskervilles
34.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying supernatural hound that has brought fear and death to his household.

Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant, Matt Day, John Nettles, Geraldine James, Neve McIntosh, Ron Cook, Liza Tarbuck, Paul Kynman ..
Directed by: David Attwood
Release date: 2002-12-26
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Five Years
35.

Five Years

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Renee Unger (Kris Carr), a good wife and expectant mother, lives with her husband, Eric (Timothy Altmeyer), in a quiet Ohio town where there aren't many secrets. But everything changes when Eric's younger brother, Colson (Todd Swenson), recently released from prison after turning 21, comes to live with the family. Colson's strange behavior starts to unnerve Renee, while Eric clams up at any mention of why his brother was imprisoned. As the mystery deepens, so does Renee's sense of dread.

Starring: Kris Carr, Timothy Altmeyer, Todd Swenson, Michael Buscemi, Byron West, Cathy Jenéen Doe ..
Directed by: Brett W. Wagner
Release date: 2002-02-01
36.

No Good Deed

3.3
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 Mystery Movies of 2002 : A Scooby-Doo! Christmas
37.

A Scooby-Doo! Christmas

3.3
6.7/10 IMDB

On the way to Daphne's relatives' condominium, the Mystery Inc. gang detours through the town of Winter Hollow, where the vengeful Headless Snowman has destroyed the town's Christmas spirit.

Starring: Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Casey Kasem, Kathy Kinney, Jim Belushi, Daryl Sabara, Peter Scolari, Mark Hamill ..
Directed by: Scott Jeralds
Release date: 2002-12-13
38.

Scooby-Doo! Winter WonderDog

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Celebrate the season Scooby-Doo style as Scooby-Doo and the Mystery, Inc. gang face off festive frights, frosty nights and - jeepers - the ghost of Christmas, who wants to wish everyone a scary Christmas! In this collection of cold-weather capers, Scooby-Doo and the gang unwrap a series of mysteries in order to stop a group of chilling crooks from stealing the spirits of the season!

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Don Messick, B. J. Ward, Heather North, Marla Frumkin, Indira Stefanianna ..
Directed by: Iwao Takamoto, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Charles A. Nichols
Release date: 2002-10-08
39.

Get a Clue

3.3
5.0/10 IMDB

A rich kid and her friends investigate the disappearance of one of her teachers.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Bug Hall, Ian Gomez, Brenda Song, Charles Shaughnessy, Amanda Plummer, Kim Roberts, Eric Fink, Al Mukaddam, Suzanne Cyr ..
Directed by: Maggie Greenwald
Release date: 2002-06-28
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Scooby-Doo Meets Batman
40.

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

Scooby-Doo Meets Batman is a video compilation from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. It consists of two episodes from Hanna-Barbera's The New Scooby-Doo Movies, "The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper", where Scooby-Doo and the gang team up with Batman and Robin to capture Joker and the Penguin.

Starring: Casey Kasem, Frank Welker, Frank Welker, Don Messick, Olan Soule, Larry Storch, Ted Knight, Ted Knight, Nicole Jaffe, Heather North ..
Directed by: William Hanna, Hanna Barbera, Joseph Barbera
Release date: 2002-08-20
41.

Killing Emmett Young

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by

Starring: Scott Wolf, Gabriel Byrne, Tim Roth, Greg Wood, Ira Hawkins, Khandi Alexander, Adam LeFevre, Danielle Mason ..
Directed by: Keith Snyder
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Sherlock: Case of Evil
42.

Sherlock: Case of Evil

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.

Starring: James D'Arcy, Roger Morlidge, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gabrielle Anwar, Richard E. Grant, Nicholas Gecks, Struan Rodger, Peter-Hugo Daly, Mihai Bisericanu, Sandu Mihai Gruia ..
Directed by: Graham Theakston
Release date: 2002-10-25
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Till Human Voices Wake Us
43.

Till Human Voices Wake Us

3.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Sam and Silvy are best friends. One night, as they are watching a falling star while floating on their backs in a lake, Sylvy disappears from his side. Despite his best efforts, he cannot find her under water. Many years later, Sam, now a psychologist, returns to bury his father. Back in his hometown, he meets a woman called Ruby who reminds him in so many ways of his lost love.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Frank Gallacher, Lindley Joyner, Brooke Harman, Peter Curtin, Margot Knight, Anthony Martin ..
Directed by: Michael Petroni
Release date: 2002-09-12
44.

Abandon

3.2
4.8/10 IMDB

A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.

Starring: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam, Zooey Deschanel, Fred Ward, Mark Feuerstein, Melanie Lynskey, Philip Bosco, Gabriel Mann, Will McCormack ..
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
Release date: 2002-10-14
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : The Blair Thumb
45.

The Blair Thumb

3.1
6.5/10 IMDB

A trio of eager and intrepid college student filmmakers venture into the woods to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Thumb. Naturally, they get hopelessly lost and find themselves in considerable jeopardy.

Starring: Megan Cavanagh, Jim Jackman, Paul Greenberg, Steve Oedekerk ..
Directed by: Todd Portugal
Release date: 2002-01-22
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : A is for Acid
46.

A is for Acid

3.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Dramatisation of the true story of the notorious 'acid bath murderer' John Haigh, who murdered women and disposed of their bodies in vats of acid in the 1940's. He was only caught when the gallstones of one of his victims failed to dissolve in the acid and were detected by the pathologist who examined the residue from the acid bath.

Starring: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope, Celia Imrie, Rowena Cooper, John Flanagan, Terence Beesley, Matyelok Gibbs, Barbara Marten, Geoff Holman ..
Directed by: Harry Bradbeer
Release date: 2002-09-09
47.

The Barber

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a serial killer, we discover the chilling layer of a weary town whose only concern is another long, dark winter.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Jeremy Ratchford, Garwin Sanford, Brenda James, Paul Jarrett, Erin Wright, Philip Granger, C. Ernst Harth, John Destry, David Abbott ..
Directed by: Michael Bafaro
Release date: 2002-12-31
48.

Doctor Sleep

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality.

Starring: Goran Visnjic, Shirley Henderson, Miranda Otto, Paddy Considine, Corin Redgrave, Claire Rushbrook, Andrew French, Sophie Stuckey ..
Directed by: Nick Willing
Release date: 2002-02-01
49.

Murder in Greenwich

3.0
6.1/10 IMDB

The story of Martha Moxley, a 15-year-old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970s. Her murder went unsolved for 25 years.

Starring: Christopher Meloni, Robert Forster, Toby Moore, Maggie Grace, Jon Foster, Andrew Robertt, Liddy Holloway, Bruce Hopkins, Rose McIver, Sally Martin ..
Directed by: Tom McLoughlin
Release date: 2002-11-15
Best Mystery Movies of 2002 : Skinwalkers
50.

Skinwalkers

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.

Starring: Adam Beach, Wes Studi, Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Saginaw Grant, Nicholas Bartolo, Jon Proudstar, Misty Upham, Drew Lacafa, Sheila Tousey ..
Directed by: Chris Eyre
Release date: 2002-11-02

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