Best Romance Movies of 2002

1.

A Walk to Remember

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

When the popular, restless Landon Carter is forced to participate in the school drama production he falls in love with Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's minister. Jamie has a "to-do" list for her life and also a very big secret she must keep from Landon.

Starring: Mandy Moore, Shane West, Peter Coyote, Daryl Hannah, Lauren German, Clayne Crawford, Paz de la Huerta, Matt Lutz, Al Thompson, Jonathan Parks Jordan ..
Directed by: Adam Shankman
Release date: 2002-01-25
2.

Frida

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Mía Maestro, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Diego Luna, Roger Rees, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton, Saffron Burrows ..
Directed by: Julie Taymor
Release date: 2002-08-29
3.

Punch-Drunk Love

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzmán, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Smigel, Jason Andrews, Don McManus, David Schrempf, Seann Conway ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 2002-10-25
4.

About a Boy

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Will Freeman is a hip Londoner who one day realizes that his friends are all involved with the responsibilities of married life, which leaves him alone in the cold. Passing himself off as a single father, he starts to meet a string of single mums, confident in his ability to leave them behind when they start to ask for a commitment. But Will's hope of continued bachelorhood is interrupted when he meets 12-year old Marcus, in many ways his complete opposite.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley, Joseph Speechley ..
Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Release date: 2002-04-26
5.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine, Andrea Martin, Joey Fatone, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Christina Eleusiniotis, Marita Zouravlioff ..
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Release date: 2002-02-22
6.

Bend It Like Beckham

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Starring: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Ameet Chana, Archie Panjabi, Pooja Shah ..
Directed by: Gurinder Chadha
Release date: 2002-04-11
7.

Far from Heaven

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Starring: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn, Michael Gaston, Celia Weston, June Squibb, Chance Kelly ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 2002-09-02
8.

Two Weeks Notice

5.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns, David Haig, Dorian Missick, Veanne Cox, Janine LaManna ..
Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Release date: 2002-12-19
9.

Antwone Fisher

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A sailor prone to violent outbursts is sent to a naval psychiatrist for help. Refusing at first to open up, the young man eventually breaks down and reveals a horrific childhood. Through the guidance of his doctor, he confronts his painful past and begins a quest to find the family he never knew.

Starring: Derek Luke, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges, Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Leonard Earl Howze, Kevin Connolly, Yolanda Ross, Viola Davis ..
Directed by: Denzel Washington
Release date: 2002-12-19
10.

The Emperor's Club

5.1
6.9/10 IMDB

William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Rob Morrow, Edward Herrmann, Helen Carey, Jesse Eisenberg, Paul Dano, Katherine O'Sullivan, Purva Bedi ..
Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Release date: 2002-11-22

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