Best Romance Movies of 2002

1.

A Walk to Remember

6.1
7.3/10 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
7.3/10 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.

Secretary

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Starring: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen McHattie, Amy Locane, Patrick Bauchau, Jessica Tuck, Oz Perkins, Mary Joy ..
Directed by: Steven Shainberg
Release date: 2002-09-20
5.

About a Boy

5.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.

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
6.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

5.5
6.6/10 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
7.

Bend It Like Beckham

5.3
6.7/10 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
8.

Sweet Home Alabama

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

New York fashion designer, Melanie Carmichael suddenly finds herself engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor. But her past holds many secrets—including Jake, the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their contentious relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Rhona Mitra, Deborah Duke, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Kevin Sussman, Melanie Lynskey ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 2002-09-26
9.

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
10.

Far from Heaven

5.2
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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

5.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Van Wilder has been attending college for far too many years and is scared to graduate, but Van’s father eventually realizes what is going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money if he wants to stay in college, so he and his friends come up with a great fund-raising idea – throwing parties. However, when the college magazine finds out and reporter, Gwen is sent to do a story on Van Wilder, things get a little complicated.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn, Simon Helberg, Teck Holmes, Deon Richmond, Alex Burns, Paul Gleason, Daniel Cosgrove ..
Directed by: Walt Becker
Release date: 2002-03-29
14.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA at the height of his TV career and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Jerry Weintraub, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Cera ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2002-12-31
15.

The Quiet American

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

Starring: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Tzi Ma, Rade Šerbedžija, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Quang Hai, Ferdinand Hoang, Pham Thi Mai Hoa ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2002-11-22
16.

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
17.

The Importance of Being Earnest

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Frances O'Connor, Anna Massey, Edward Fox, Patrick Godfrey, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Release date: 2002-05-17
18.

Heaven

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone, Stefania Rocca, Alessandro Sperduti, Mattia Sbragia, Stefano Santospago, Alberto Di Stasio, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Gianfranco Barra ..
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2002-02-06
19.

Mr. Deeds

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

When Longfellow Deeds, a small-town pizzeria owner and poet, inherits $40 billion from his deceased uncle, he quickly begins rolling in a different kind of dough. Moving to the big city, Deeds finds himself besieged by opportunists all gunning for their piece of the pie. Babe, a television tabloid reporter, poses as an innocent small-town girl to do an exposé on Deeds.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Allen Covert, Peter Gallagher, Erick Avari, Jared Harris, Steve Buscemi, Conchata Ferrell, Peter Dante ..
Directed by: Steven Brill
Release date: 2002-06-28
20.

Tuck Everlasting

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Teenager Winnie Foster is growing up in a small rural town in 1914 with her loving but overprotective parents, but Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

Starring: Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Scott Bairstow, Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Kosha Engler, Richard Pilcher ..
Directed by: Jay Russell
Release date: 2002-10-11
21.

The Four Feathers

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Kris Marshall, Mohamed Bouich, Campbell Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, James Cosmo ..
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
Release date: 2002-09-08
22.

Maid in Manhattan

4.8
5.3/10 IMDB

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. After an enchanting evening together, the two fall madly in love. But when Marisa's true identity is revealed, issues of class and social status threaten to separate them. Can two people from very different worlds overcome their differences and live happily ever after?

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Stanley Tucci, Tyler Posey, Frances Conroy, Chris Eigeman, Marissa Matrone, Amy Sedaris, Priscilla Lopez ..
Directed by: Wayne Wang
Release date: 2002-12-13
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : Moonlight Mile
23.

Moonlight Mile

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Aleksia Landeau, Ellen Pompeo, Richard Messing, Lev Friedman, Bob Clendenin, Jim Fyfe, Mary Ellen Trainor ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2002-09-09
24.

The Good Girl

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Deborah Rush, Mike White, John Carroll Lynch, Tim Blake Nelson, John Doe, Roxanne Hart ..
Directed by: Miguel Arteta
Release date: 2002-01-12
25.

Drumline

4.6
5.9/10 IMDB

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, Earl Poitier, Jason Weaver, Candace Carey, Shay Roundtree, Miguel A. Gaetan ..
Directed by: Charles Stone III
Release date: 2002-12-13
26.

The Rules of Attraction

4.6
6.6/10 IMDB

The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.

Starring: James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian Somerhalder, Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Jay Baruchel, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Russell Sams, Kip Pardue, Joel Michaely ..
Directed by: Roger Avary
Release date: 2002-10-11
27.

Femme Fatale

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Starring: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Rie Rasmussen, Gregg Henry, Ériq Ebouaney, Edouard Montoute, Thierry Frémont, Jo Prestia, Fiona Curzon ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 2002-04-30
28.

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
29.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

4.5
4.9/10 IMDB

As a newly crowned princess, Cinderella quickly learns that life at the Palace - and her royal responsibilities - are more challenging than she had imagined. In three heartwarming tales, Cinderella calls on her animal friends and her Fairy Godmother to help as she brings her own grace and charm to her regal role and discovers that being true to yourself is the best way to make your dreams come true.

Starring: Jennifer Hale, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Andre Stojka, Russi Taylor, Susanne Blakeslee, Tress MacNeille, Holland Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: John Kafka
Release date: 2002-02-23
30.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

A mother and daughter dispute is resolved by the "Yaya sisterhood" - long time friends of the mother.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner, Cherry Jones, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith, Shirley Knight, Angus Macfadyen, Jacqueline McKenzie ..
Directed by: Callie Khouri
Release date: 2002-06-07
31.

Blue Crush

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Nothing gets between Anne Marie and her board. Living in a beach shack with three roommates, she is up before dawn every morning to conquer the waves and count the days until the Pipe Masters competition. Having transplanted herself to Hawaii with no one's blessing but her own, Anne Marie finds all she needs in the adrenaline-charged surf scene - until pro quarterback Matt Tollman comes along...

Starring: Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake, Mika Boorem, Chris Taloa, Kala Alexander, Ruben Tejada, Kaupena Miranda, Asa Aquino ..
Directed by: John Stockwell
Release date: 2002-08-08
32.

Life or Something Like It

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

A reporter Lanie Kerrigan interviews a psychic homeless man for a fluff piece about a football game's score. Instead he tells her that her life has no meaning and is going to end in just a few days, which sparks her to action, trying to change the pattern of her life...

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Edward Burns, Tony Shalhoub, Christian Kane, Melissa Errico, Lisa Thornhill, Stockard Channing, Gregory Itzin, Max Baker, Christopher Shyer ..
Directed by: Stephen Herek
Release date: 2002-04-24
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : Women Seeking Women
33.

Women Seeking Women

4.1
9.4/10 IMDB

Trying on gorgeous clothes is not the only thing Holly & Nikki enjoy together taking them off is much more fun! After a night of dancing, they make their way back to the bedroom, where some gentle massaging turns into a night of passion! Experienced Kelly wants to show young, pretty Bree the difference between being with a man, and being with a woman. Reluctant at first, Bree slowly opens up to the idea and realizes the softness of a woman and her touch is what she's been craving as she gives in to her inhibitions! Nicole is getting ready to go out, and is trying on different undergarments, when she needs Nikki's help with her stockings. Sultry Nicole gets modest Nikki to try some on with her. Nikki's slight touch on Nicole's pussy when she is trying to hook her girdle for her sends sparks to each of the girls. They each know that something exciting is in store tonight!

Starring: Bree Brooks, Kelly Fire, Holly Hollywood, Nikki Loren, Nicole Moore, Nikki Steele ..
Directed by: Rena
Release date: 2002-02-28
34.

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
35.

Raising Victor Vargas

4.0
7.2/10 IMDB

The film follows Victor, a Lower East Side teenager, as he deals with his eccentric family, including his strict grandmother, his bratty sister, and a younger brother who completely idolizes him. Along the way he tries to win the affections of Judy, who is very careful and calculating when it comes to how she deals with men.

Starring: Victor Rasuk, Judy Marte, Melonie Diaz, Altagracia Guzman, Silvestre Rasuk, Krystal Rodriguez, Kevin Rivera, Wilfree Vasquez, Donna Maldonado, Matthew Roberts ..
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Release date: 2002-05-16
36.

40 Days and 40 Nights

4.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Matt Sullivan's last big relationship ended in disaster and ever since his heart's been aching and his commitment's been lacking. Then came Lent, that time of year when everybody gives something up. That's when Matt decides to go where no man's gone before and make a vow: No sex. Whatsoever. For 40 straight days. At first he has everything under control. That is until the woman of his dreams, Erica, walks into his life.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon, Adam Trese, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Barry Newman, Mary Gross, Paulo Costanzo, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mike Maronna, Vinessa Shaw ..
Directed by: Michael Lehmann
Release date: 2002-03-01
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : Tipping the Velvet
37.

Tipping the Velvet

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

Starring: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May, John Bowe, Sally Hawkins, Daniel Mays, Hugh Bonneville, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alexei Sayle ..
Directed by: Geoffrey Sax
Release date: 2002-10-22
38.

Slackers

3.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Dave, Sam and Jeff are about to graduate from Holden University with honors in lying, cheating and scheming. The three roommates have proudly scammed their way through the last four years of college and now, during final exams, these big-men-on-campus are about to be busted by the most unlikely dude in school. Self-dubbed Cool Ethan, an ambitious nerd with a bad crush, enters their lives one day and everything begins to unravel.

Starring: Jason Segel, Devon Sawa, Jason Schwartzman, Jaime King, Cameron Diaz, Laura Prepon, Michael C. Maronna, Jim Rash, Retta, Gedde Watanabe ..
Directed by: Dewey Nicks
Release date: 2002-02-01
39.

Serving Sara

3.9
5.3/10 IMDB

When Sara is served divorce papers while she is in New York, she is stunned. Not about to lose the fortune she amassed with her self-serving Texan husband, she makes an offer to her process server, Joe, that sets them off on a wild trip across the country.

Starring: Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley, Vincent Pastore, Bruce Campbell, Cedric the Entertainer, Amy Adams, Jerry Stiller, David Scott Heck, Terry Crews, Derek Southers ..
Directed by: Reginald Hudlin
Release date: 2002-08-23
40.

The Sweetest Thing

3.9
5.1/10 IMDB

Christina's love life is stuck in neutral. After years of avoiding the hazards of a meaningful relationship, one night while club-hopping with her girlfriends, she meets Peter, her perfect match. Fed up with playing games, she finally gets the courage to let her guard down and follow her heart, only to discover that Peter has suddenly left town. Accompanied by Courtney, she sets out to capture the one that got away.

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Thomas Jane, Selma Blair, Jason Bateman, Parker Posey, Frank Grillo, Eddie McClintock, James Mangold, Georgia Engel ..
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Release date: 2002-04-12
41.

Beat the Devil

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.

Starring: Clive Owen, Gary Oldman, James Brown, Marilyn Manson, Danny Trejo ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2002-11-22
42.

The Guru

3.8
5.4/10 IMDB

Bored with Bollywood movies but fascinated with their Hollywood counterparts from his youth, Ram dreams to become a singer and actor in America, the country where dreams are made. He is encouraged when his American-based close friend, Vijay Rao, comes for visit, and brags about driving a Mercedes and living in a penthouse.

Starring: Jimi Mistry, Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Michael McKean, Dash Mihok, Emil Marwa, Christine Baranski, Ronald Guttman, Bobby Cannavale, Jason Harris ..
Directed by: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Release date: 2002-08-21
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : The Ghost Of F. Scott Fitzgerald
43.

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
44.

Ciao America

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Having recently earned his college degree, Lorenzo Primavera (Eddie Malavarca) leaves his home in Boston to travel to his family's ancestral homeland in Italy -- as was requested by his late grandfather. Upon arriving, Lorenzo is offered a short-term position as coach for an American-style football team by the team's manager, Giulio Fellini (Maurizio Nichetti). As the young American immerses himself in his new duties, he makes the acquaintance of Paola Angelini (Violante Placido) and the two begin a friendship that quickly blossoms into something more. In between spending time with Paola and working with the team, Lorenzo also begins investigating his own family's history and learns the reason for his grandfather's departure from Italy, as well as why his grandfather never returned to visit. As Lorenzo begins to forge an identity for himself in Italy -- not to mention strong romantic attachments to Paola -- he must eventually decide whether or not to return to the States.

Starring: Eddie Malavarca, Maurizio Nichetti, Violante Placido, Nathaniel Marston, Anthony DeSando, Giancarlo Giannini, Paul Sorvino, Vittorio Amandola, Vincenzo Amato, Marco Basile ..
Directed by: Frank Ciota
Release date: 2002-01-01
45.

The Dancer Upstairs

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Starring: Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto, Laura Morante, Elvira Mínguez, Alexandra Lencastre, Oliver Cotton, Luís Miguel Cintra, Javier Manrique, Abel Folk, Xabier Elorriaga ..
Directed by: John Malkovich
Release date: 2002-09-20
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : Charly
46.

Charly

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Sam Roberts thinks he has all the answers: the purpose of life, the meaning of love, the plan for a perfect future. Until Charly walks into his life.

Starring: Heather Beers, Jeremy Hoop, Randy King, Adam Johnson, Gary Neilson, Jackie Winterrose Fullmer, Diana Dunkley, Lisa McCammon, Jeremy Hoop, Randy King ..
Directed by: Adam Thomas Anderegg
Release date: 2002-09-27
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : A Charlie Brown Valentine
47.

A Charlie Brown Valentine

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Lovesick Charlie Brown hopes – still – to get a valentine from the Little Red-Haired Girl, as does Sally from Linus, Lucy from Schroeder and Peppermint Patty from Charlie Brown.

Directed by: Bill Melendez
Release date: 2002-02-14
48.

Brown Sugar

3.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.

Starring: Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Yasiin Bey, Queen Latifah, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Sterling K. Brown, Wendell Pierce, Big Daddy Kane, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson ..
Directed by: Rick Famuyiwa
Release date: 2002-10-05
Best Romance Movies of 2002 : The Heart of Me
49.

The Heart of Me

3.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron, Tom Ward, Luke Newberry, Gillian Hanna, Andrew Havill, Alison Reid, John Rowe ..
Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Release date: 2002-01-01
50.

The Trip

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin...

Starring: Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun, Jill St. John, Ray Baker, Sirena Irwin, Alexis Arquette, Art Hindle, Julie Brown ..
Directed by: Miles Swain
Release date: 2002-11-01

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