Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002

1.

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
2.

Treasure Planet

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

When space galleon cabin boy Jim Hawkins discovers a map to an intergalactic "loot of a thousand worlds," a cyborg cook named John Silver teaches him to battle supernovas and space storms. But, soon, Jim realizes Silver is a pirate intent on mutiny!

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Martin Short, Laurie Metcalf, Roscoe Lee Browne, Patrick McGoohan, Dane A. Davis ..
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Release date: 2002-11-26
3.

28 Days Later

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Twenty-eight days after a killer virus was accidentally unleashed from a British research facility, a small group of London survivors are caught in a desperate struggle to protect themselves from the infected. Carried by animals and humans, the virus turns those it infects into homicidal maniacs -- and it's absolutely impossible to contain.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Noah Huntley, Christopher Dunne, Emma Hitching, Alexander Delamere, Brendan Gleeson, Megan Burns, Justin Hackney, Kim McGarrity ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 2002-10-31
4.

Equilibrium

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson, Angus Macfadyen, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann, Sean Pertwee, William Fichtner, John Keogh ..
Directed by: Kurt Wimmer
Release date: 2002-12-06
5.

Firefly

5.7
9.0/10 IMDB

Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Christina Hendricks ..
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2002-09-20
6.

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
7.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Following an assassination attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala, Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate a mysterious plot that could change the galaxy forever.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Ahmed Best ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 2002-05-15
8.

Resident Evil

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When a virus leaks from a top-secret facility, turning all resident researchers into ravenous zombies and their lab animals into mutated hounds from hell, the government sends in an elite military task force to contain the outbreak. Alice and Rain are charged with leading the mission. But they only have three hours before the pathogen becomes airborne and infects the world.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, Ryan McCluskey, Oscar Pearce, Indra Ové, Anna Bolt, Joseph May, Robert Tannion, Heike Makatsch ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 2002-03-15
9.

Men in Black II

5.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Rip Torn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Johnny Knoxville, Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Patrick Warburton, Jack Kehler, David Cross ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 2002-07-03
10.

Star Trek: Nemesis

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, Shinzon, who claims to seek peace with the human-backed United Federation of Planets. Once in enemy territory, the captain and his crew make a startling discovery: Shinzon is human, a slave from the Romulan sister planet of Remus, and has a secret, shocking relationship to Picard himself.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Tom Hardy, Ron Perlman, Shannon Cochran ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 2002-12-13
11.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

The world's most shagadelic spy continues his fight against Dr. Evil. This time, the diabolical doctor and his clone, Mini-Me, team up with a new foe—'70s kingpin Goldmember. While pursuing the team of villains to stop them from world domination, Austin gets help from his dad and an old girlfriend.

Starring: Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Seth Green, Michael York, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Michael Caine, Fred Savage, Diane Mizota, Carrie Ann Inaba ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 2002-07-26
12.

The Time Machine

5.0
5.9/10 IMDB

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds mankind divided into two warring races.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Sienna Guillory, Laura Kirk, Josh Stamberg, John W. Momrow, Max Baker, Jeffrey M. Meyer, Jeremy Irons ..
Directed by: Simon Wells
Release date: 2002-03-04
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

The Tuxedo

4.6
5.4/10 IMDB

Cabbie-turned-chauffeur Jimmy Tong learns there is really only one rule when you work for playboy millionaire Clark Devlin : Never touch Devlin's prized tuxedo. But when Devlin is temporarily put out of commission in an explosive accident, Jimmy puts on the tux and soon discovers that this extraordinary suit may be more black belt than black tie. Paired with a partner as inexperienced as he is, Jimmy becomes an unwitting secret agent.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jason Isaacs, Debi Mazar, Ritchie Coster, Peter Stormare, Mia Cottet, Romany Malco, Daniel Kash, Jody Racicot ..
Directed by: Kevin Donovan
Release date: 2002-09-27
17.

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
18.

S1m0ne

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

The career of a disillusioned producer, who is desperate for a hit, is endangered when his star walks off the film set. Forced to think fast, the producer decides to digitally create an actress "Simone" to sub for the star — the first totally believable synthetic actress.

Starring: Al Pacino, Rachel Roberts, Catherine Keener, Evan Rachel Wood, Jay Mohr, Winona Ryder, Jason Schwartzman, Elias Koteas, Rebecca Romijn, James Gleason ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2002-08-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The Dead Zone
19.

The Dead Zone

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures. This is the first two episodes of the television series.

Starring: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, David Ogden Stiers, Kristen Dalton, Rick Tae, Anna Hagan, John L. Adams, Campbell Lane, Tyler Williamson ..
Directed by: Rob Lieberman
Release date: 2002-11-05
20.

Clockstoppers

3.8
5.2/10 IMDB

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been to find a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on -- something very strange happens. The world around him seems to come to a stop, everything and everybody frozen in time. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device and he and his quick-witted and beautiful new friend, Francesca, start to have some real fun.

Starring: Jesse Bradford, Paula Garcés, Robin Thomas, French Stewart, Michael Biehn, Julia Sweeney, Garikayi Mutambirwa, Lindze Letherman, Jason George, Ken Jenkins ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2002-03-17
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The ChubbChubbs!
21.

The ChubbChubbs!

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A janitor at an alien night-club gets his wish to be a singer.

Starring: Bradford Simonsen, Jeff Wolverton, Dustin Adair, Eric Armstrong, Yakov Baytler, Mary Biondo, Sumit Das, Layne Friedman ..
Directed by: Eric Armstrong
Release date: 2002-07-03
22.

Snow Queen

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

The Snow Queen is a powerful story of friendship and the triumph of love over wickedness. The story follows a young woman who is forced to battle the wicked snow queen in order to save the soul of the man she loves.

Starring: Bridget Fonda, Chelsea Hobbs, Jeremy Guilbaut, Robert Wisden, Jennifer Clément, Wanda Cannon, Meghan Black, Kira Clavell, Suzy Joachim, Rachel Hayward ..
Directed by: David Wu
Release date: 2002-01-04
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Mutant Aliens
23.

Mutant Aliens

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Mutant Aliens is a wildly humorous yet poignant story about an astronaut, his daughter, and 5 violent, yet sympathetic, alien creatures who seek revenge against a space industry baron.

Directed by: Bill Plympton
Release date: 2002-01-09
24.

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
25.

No Law 4000

3.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The year is 4000, the year for lasergunslingers, aliens and scoundrels. DISCLAIMER: may also include revenge, greed, explosions, hologram poker and NO DAMN LAW! (Or horses.) Your typical space western, produced 2002 in Sweden.

Starring: Robert Lundmark, John Soliman, Anders Muammar, Lars Olsén, Fredrik Tafvelin ..
Directed by: Robert Lundmark
Release date: 2002-09-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Dinotopia
26.

Dinotopia

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Carl and David, two boys flying a small aircraft over the ocean with their father, crash land near an uncharted island. The boys swim safely to shore, but their father unfortunately drowns in the crash. On their own, the brothers explore the island and soon discover it is not only inhabited by people, but by dinosaurs as well! While the place seems easy enough to get used to, the boys must find a way of returning to their home.

Release date: 2002-05-12
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers - To Live and Die in Starlight
27.

Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers - To Live and Die in Starlight

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

After being punished for retreat from combat, Ranger David Martel is given command of the Liandra, a haunted 20-year old Minbari fighting ship. He's escorting ambassadors to a secret archaeological site, the oldest city on record and a clue to a dangerous ancient race.

Starring: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sirois, Dean Marshall, Enid-Raye Adams, Warren Takeuchi, Jennie Rebecca Hogan, Mackenzie Gray, David Storch ..
Directed by: Michael Vejar
Release date: 2002-04-30
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Out of the Blue
28.

Out of the Blue

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.

Directed by: Tim Coleman, James Fox, Boris Zubov
Release date: 2002-07-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The Making of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Special
29.

The Making of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: 20th Anniversary Special

3.1
8.7/10 IMDB

A 50-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg's 1982 film "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.'

Starring: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas ..
Directed by: Laurent Bouzereau
Release date: 2002-03-22
30.

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

3.1
3.8/10 IMDB

The year is 2087, the setting is the moon. Pluto Nash, the high-flying successful owner of the hottest nightclub in the universe, finds himself in trouble when he refuses to sell his club to lunar gangster Mogan, who just happens to be helping the mysterious Rex Crater mastermind a plan to take over the entire moon.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán, Peter Boyle, Burt Young, Pam Grier, John Cleese ..
Directed by: Ron Underwood
Release date: 2002-08-15
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The Alien Saga
31.

The Alien Saga

3.1
7.7/10 IMDB

In 1979, Alien burst onto the scene with a strong female lead in the form of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) battling the ultimate biomechanical creature. The brilliant and terrifying result reinvented the horror and science fiction genres, creating one of the most successful and celebrated film franchises in Hollywood history. This award-winning, feature-length documentary explores the series.

Starring: John Hurt ..
Directed by: Brent Zacky
Release date: 2002-01-01
32.

The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

When Princess Morebucks finds out that she's been put on Santa's naughty list (in fact, she's the only one on it!), she does a quick re-write, resulting with Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttercup with nothing but coal for Christmas! On top of all that, Princess gets the one thing she wants for the holidays: super powers! Now, the girls have to stop Princess and make sure that Christmas is saved for children everywhere.

Starring: Cathy Cavadini, Tara Strong, Elizabeth Daily, Tom Kenny, Tom Kane, Mike Bell, Jeff Bennett, Jennifer Hale ..
Directed by: Lauren Faust, Craig McCracken
Release date: 2002-10-07
33.

Repli-Kate

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

A scientist and his sidekick accidentally clone a journalist and decide to turn the mistake into Repli-Kate, their idea of the perfect woman, who loves, beer, football, and frat parties.

Starring: Ali Landry Monteverde, James Roday Rodriguez, Desmond Askew, Eugene Levy, Todd Robert Anderson, Ryan Alosio, Kurt Fuller, Aimee Allen, Amandah Reyne, Melissa Greenspan ..
Directed by: Frank Longo
Release date: 2002-01-29
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown
34.

Spider-Man: The Ultimate Villain Showdown

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Spider-Man meets some of his greatest foes including Green Goblin, Kingpin, and Dr. Octopus, and rediscovers his own identity in the process.

Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Neil Ross, Billy 'Pop' Atmore, Ed Asner, Gary Imhoff, Joan Lee ..
Release date: 2002-08-11
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The Rats
35.

The Rats

2.8
4.9/10 IMDB

A clan of evil rats overtakes a Manhattan department store and threatens to overrun the city.

Starring: Mädchen Amick, Vincent Spano, Shawn Michael Howard, Daveigh Chase, David Fonteno, Sheila McCarthy, Elisa Moolecherry, Joe Pingue, Kathryn Winslow, Kim Poirier ..
Directed by: John Lafia
Release date: 2002-09-17
36.

Rollerball

2.7
3.1/10 IMDB

In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan, Marcus, and Aurora compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich encourages them to still participate.

Starring: Chris Klein, LL Cool J, Rebecca Romijn, Naveen Andrews, Jean Reno, Oleg Taktarov, David Hemblen, Eugene Lipinski, Frank Ferrara, Janet Wright ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 2002-02-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : The Universe According to Universal
37.

The Universe According to Universal

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Narrator Rudy Behlmer guides a look through Universal's place in film history as a source of alien visitation, extraterrestrial life, and other Science Fiction staples. The piece further looks at the political and social implications, parallels, and escapism in the movie. The piece spends much of its screen time on how 'It Came From Outer Space' echoed and influenced the genre, its legacy, performances, adherence to Ray Bradbury's source material, 3D photography and presentation, score and effects, and more. This is a quality piece that informs and entertains alike, one that fascinatingly examines the film, and others like it, as both entertainment and echoes of real life.

Starring: Rudy Behlmer, Vincent Di Fate, Bob Burns, David Schecter, Paul M. Jensen, Bob Furmanek, Irving Gertz ..
Directed by: David J. Skal
Release date: 2002-05-21
38.

Firestarter 2: Rekindled

2.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of psychokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a top-secret government fringe group headed by the maniacal John Rainbird, who wants to find and use Charlie as the ultimate weapon of war.

Release date: 2002-03-10
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Frankenthumb
39.

Frankenthumb

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

It's ALIVE and ready to deliver nonstop comedy in Steve Oedekerk's outrageous spoof on a classic horror film...

Starring: Steve Oedekerk, S. Scott Bullock, Shannon Garza, Jim Jackman, John Laus, Joe Liss, Kristin Wolven ..
Directed by: David Bourla
Release date: 2002-09-24
40.

Teknolust

2.7
5.2/10 IMDB

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine.

Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak, Karen Black, Thomas Jay Ryan ..
Directed by: Lynn Hershman-Leeson
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Whistle
41.

Whistle

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

Whistle depicts the dreary off-hours of an ultra-technological hit-man who becomes 'involved' in the life of one of his victims. The hit-man's wife is not only fully cognizant of her husband's day job but she is also the cold-blooded contact with his bosses when the conscience crisis sets in!

Starring: Dominic Mafham, Sarah Winman, Charlie Hicks, John Shrapnel, Terry Jermyn, Harry Ditson, Jonathan Hackett, Alex Caan, Laura Cosac, Nicole Cosac ..
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Release date: 2002-01-01
42.

Terminal Invasion

2.6
4.9/10 IMDB

Aliens in human disguise commandeer a rural airport during a snowstorm. To survive, the people trapped inside must determine which of their own is not of this Earth.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Chase Masterson, Jason Jones, C. David Johnson, Kedar Brown, Andrew Tarbet, Sarah Lafleur, Marcia Bennett, Stephen Joffe, Hannah Lochner ..
Directed by: Sean S. Cunningham
Release date: 2002-09-14
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Science Fiction
43.

Science Fiction

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Nine-year old Andreas Decker is the new kid in town. He tells his class that he has lived all over the world on account of his parents being top scientific researchers. Yet classmate Vero finds Andreas's workaholic parents really weird. She suggests to spy on them. When Andreas overhears their conversation about conquering the world and becoming leaders, their can only be one conclusion for the baffled children: Andreas's parents are aliens.

Starring: David Geclowicz, Fran Michiels, Jurre Baguet ..
Directed by: Danny Deprez
Release date: 2002-09-28
44.

Lost on Mars

2.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Lost on Mars is a science fiction movie directed by Eric Shook. The first ship designed to go to Mars is scheduled for a routine planetary space exploration. The mission is drastically changed once Earth receives a strange signal transmitted by a probe on Mars. The Sequel to Lost on mars is" Empire of Danger"

Starring: Kelli Wilson, Eric Shook, Megan Glosser, Gretchen Maxwell, David Long, Brittany Wisovaty, Beverly Rankin, Julia Gommell, John T. Oertling, Michale Dwiggins ..
Directed by: Eric Shook
Release date: 2002-12-25
45.

Killed by Lightning

2.5
5.9/10 IMDB

An anthropologist investigates the origins of human evolution. She had suffered a mental trauma during her childhood when her father, a submarine captain, died during the war. This trauma periodically destabilizes her condition. The ghosts of a prehistoric past and a violent death collide in the subconsciousness of the scientist to give birth to an unexpected theory of the origins of human beings.

Starring: Aleksandr Anikeyenko, Aleksandr Maskalin, Vera Novikova, Olga Semyonova, Elena Simonova, Sergei Chernov ..
Directed by: Evgeny Yufit
Release date: 2002-06-27
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Star Wars - Broken Allegiance
46.

Star Wars - Broken Allegiance

2.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Set in the Star Wars universe, taking place a few weeks between the events in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It tells the story of two Sith apprentices, Ruan and Calis, who have escaped the Empire by fleeing Coruscant in a stolen transport. They must fight for their freedom when Darth Vader sends the vicious bounty hunter Korbain Thor to track them down. The film started pre-production in January 2001, and was shot both in studio and on locations around Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Broken Allegiance cost approximately A$5,000 to make, mostly spent on raw materials for sets, props, costumes, catering and equipment rental to make the film. The film was made entirely with volunteer cast and crew. Although Korbain Thor's name invites confusion with Jedi Knight Corran Horn from the novel I, Jedi, this is a different character...even though both are adroit lightsaber combatants.

Starring: Paul Hooper, Niobe Dean, Hadrian Jonathan, Randall Berger, Ian Lingard, Paul Bugeja, Chris Brennan, Ben Fletcher, David Newell, Daniel Knight ..
Directed by: Nick Hallam
Release date: 2002-04-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light
47.

Turn A Gundam I: Earth Light

2.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Loran Cehack is a spy sent from the moon to scout out Earth, whom they plan to invade. He grows to love Earth as his true home and, after discovering a giant mech from the dark ages, he begins to defend Earth in the war. The year is C.C. 2345. Growing tensions between the Earthrace and Moonrace have spiraled into an all out war. Mankind's only hope for peace lies with a young Moonrace boy named Loran Cehack, and his mysterious Turn-A Gundam, a relic of a dark history which nearly destroyed the Earth centuries ago. As a citizen of the moon, Loran is loyal to the beautiful Queen Dianna Soreil, all the while fighting to keep the technologically superior Moonrace at bay as the pre-industrial Earthrace tries desperately to catch up.

Starring: Akino Murata, Rieko Takahashi, Romi Park, Tetsu Inada ..
Directed by: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Release date: 2002-02-09
48.

Lathe of Heaven

2.5
5.8/10 IMDB

In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain. The 2002 adaptation discards a significant portion of the original plot, some essential characters, and much of the philosophical underpinnings of the book and the original PBS production. Ursula K. Le Guin disapproved of the A&E production, and stated that she found it "misguided and uninteresting".

Starring: Lisa Bonet, Lukas Haas, David Strathairn, Sheila McCarthy, Belinda Hum, Jonathan Higgins ..
Directed by: Philip Haas
Release date: 2002-09-08
49.

Sting of the Black Scorpion

2.3
5.5/10 IMDB

Cop by day, masked crusader by night, the fearless and sultry Black Scorpion must protect the City of Angels from a deadly trio of villains... the prosthetic machine gun Firearm, the time-controlling Clockwise, and vision-stealing Flashpoint.

Starring: Michelle Lintel, Scott Valentine, Frank Gorshin, Martin Kove, Allen Scotti, Enya Flack, Guy Boyd, Shae Marks, Victoria Silvstedt, Steven Kravitz ..
Directed by: Stanley Yung, Gwyneth Gibby
Release date: 2002-11-06
Best Science Fiction Movies of 2002 : Night Surf
50.

Night Surf

2.2
4.5/10 IMDB

Loosely related to the author's highly regarded novel The Stand, the brief story follows one evening on a place called Anson Beach, New Hampshire, with a group of teens, survivors of a catastrophic virus called A6, or "Captain Trips", that has wiped out virtually the entire population.

Starring: Clarence John Woods, Darcy Halsey, Geoffrey Emery, Matthew Oliva, Jack Erdie ..
Directed by: Peter Sullivan
Release date: 2002-10-31

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